Alex Harrod

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This is the solution to air conditioners we've all been waiting for

There was the Quirky Aros smart air conditioner made in collaboration with General Electric, but it received mixed reviews.<p>But one startup seems to have come up with an overhaul that's way overdue for window air conditioners.<p>Check out the Noria:

The very best patents applied for this week

Finding space for your hand baggage on an airplane is a frustrating experience. This is particularly true when the space reserved for you is already occupied by someone else’s luggage, forcing you to look for empty space elsewhere. It’s the same situation when you have more baggage than you can fit …

Luggage

This Solar Power Plant Can Run All Night

More than 10,000 billboard-size mirrors encircle a central tower at the facility<br>Jamey Stillings<p>1 of 11<p>Crescent Dunes looks and sounds a bit like an …

Why You Need to Learn How to Speak a Leadership Vocabulary

The words you say and the way you say them can make the difference between your team's success and failure.<p>In leadership, as in most fields, there's a specialized vocabulary. But unlike the language of most fields, the words that mean the most in leadership aren't technical jargon. They reflect the …

This week in patents: A hacker-proof internet, telepresence windows, and more

Boeing has solved an enormous problem in manufacturing nanotube based electronics. This can now pave the way for extremely powerful processors unheard of so far.<p>Carbon nanotubes are excellent for use as conducting paths in electronic circuits. But fabrication of devices using carbon nanotubes is …

Implant lets paralysed man 'play guitar'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1237000/1237590_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534483580_e419e4290409228af981403700f98f25<p><b>In a world first, a quadriplegic man can once again move his fingers after a chip was implanted in his brain.</b><p>Ian Burkhart from Ohio in the US can …

Ohio State University

How Cheap Can Electric Vehicles Get?

<i>This is part 5 of a series looking at the economic trends of new energy technologies. Part 1 looked at how cheap solar can get (very cheap indeed).</i> …

Why We Should Be Less Innovative—Or at Least, Less Obsessive About It

Lee Vinsel and Andrew Russell are professors studying technology at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. But, perhaps surprisingly given …

A company making Bluetooth-enabled suitcases wants to solve your biggest travel problems

Having luggage that is both durable and functional can take your trip from stressful to seamless.<p>While travel bags can often be hefty and easily lost, a new company called Raden is aiming to change this by introducing a line of design-focused and app-connected suitcase.<p>"I used to work at Aldo and …

Mesh Network

17 Impossibly Cool Inventions That'll Change The Way You Eat

Warning: Will induce HUNGER.

How to start a side business without quitting your current job

Not all entrepreneurs started out their businesses fresh from college – or quit halfway through.<p>Most entrepreneurs already had careers before they decided to go it alone. But making the jump can be terrifying, especially if you have overheads to pay. That’s why a growing number of people are …

Missing patent file for Wright Brothers' 'flying machine' found in cave after 36 years

The century-old patent file for the Wright Brothers’ pioneering airplane—a file containing one of history’s greatest patent applications—has been found 36 years after it disappeared, The Washington Post reported Sunday.<p>The last time anyone had seen the file was in 1980 when it was returned to the …

Mobile Phones Promise to Bring Banking to the World’s Poorest

laura schneider FOR HBR<p>The rapid proliferation of mobile platforms and the digital services that move across them are transforming the world in countless ways. Overnight, these technologies create billionaires and business models so beautifully unique and freakishly inspired that we call them …

Never Hire Someone Without Asking This

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Working Hard Gets You Nowhere

If it's one thing I've learned over my adult years, it's that working hard gets you nowhere.<p>You can keep your head down in the muck all day long and in the end, your voice still isn't heard, your best ideas aren't realized, and you are no further along at the end of the day than you were when you …

Innovation

6 Tips for Building Your Business When You Have a Day Job

Running a business is tough at the best of times. The startup failure rate is enormous and most businesses will be dead and buried within five years …

Small Business

Restaurant's outdoor fridge holds free food for those in need

Indian restaurant Pappadavada is helping combat both food waste and hunger with a new community refrigerator.<p>Minu Pauline, who owns the Kochi eatery, …

Lord Drayson to power 'billions' of devices using excess energy in the air

Lord Drayson has been a biotech entrepreneur with needle-less injections pioneer PowderJect, a government minister, motor racing driver and electric car developer.<p>Now, he is championing a way of tapping unused power in Wi-Fi signals to help monitor air pollution. It sounds like a typical …

Does Innovation Breed Innovation

'Innovation is found at the intersection of industries'. Lets take a look at this statement for a minute, when you think of innovation do you think …

Honda Patents Three-Stroke Engine Design

Fresh from the office of the USPTO, we have confirmation that Honda has just received the patent for the first ever three-stroke motorcycle engine.<p>As …

Motorcycles

Investor: Who said black founders can't build a billion dollar company?

Troy Carter has a knack for finding unknown talent. He discovered Lady Gaga and manages pop stars like Meghan Trainor and John Legend.<p>He's also a successful investor, backing companies like Uber, Warby Parker, Spotify and The Skimm over the past five years.<p>His track record speaks for itself, which …

Venture Capital

Seiko has Created a Solar Powered GPS Watch

Seiko has Created a Solar Powered GPS Watch Powered only by the sun, this stunning watch can automatically adjust its time based on the its location …

Zero-energy Biosphera 2.0 prefab gives you the freedom to live almost anywhere

Meet Biosphera 2.0, a home of the future that produces its own energy and can give you the freedom to live and move anywhere in the world. Created by …

Prefab Homes

This massive wind-powered skyscraper would cool the entire planet

Paolo Venturella Architecture just unveiled plans for a fantastical Global Cooling Skyscraper that’s designed to fight global warming by cooling the …

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Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Awesome Mini Wind Turbine Made Out Of Printer Parts

<b>A DIY project that puts to good use wind energy.</b> If you are interested in using renewable energy, this micro wind turbine could be quite effective …

Renewable Energy

Can 3D Printing Threaten Intellectual Property?

Just like I can rip a blu ray or DVD on my computer, create a number of copies and hand them out to my friends or strangers via the internet, I could …