Browsing all articles from April, 2011

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Apple Filed Patent Application For Mobile Device Tracking

The recent discovery that Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices track their owner’s movements and store that information in a database shocked privacy advocates.  Apple quickly issued a statement denying the claims, explaining that they are tracking the device’s location, not the owner’s location.  Get that?  They’re not tracking you, they’re tracking something you always carry [...]

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Pocket Bra Inventor Claims Patent Infringement

Pocket Bra Inventor Claims Patent Infringement

Wisconsin resident Tammy Pintor has filed suit against fellow Wisconsinite Leslie Van Dorf and her company Purse-Les for allegedly violating her US Patent on the Pocket Bra. From the Chicago Tribune: Tammy Pintor, owner of TJ Secret in Menomonee Falls, has a patent for a brassiere that holds and conceals electronic devices, cosmetics, money or [...]

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Qubits Construction Toy Featured on Shark Tank

Qubits Construction Toy Featured on Shark Tank

Architect and Inventor Mark Burginger pitched his Qubits construction toy on Season 1 of ABC’s Shark Tank. Billed as “The Construction Toy of the Future,” Burginger describes Qubits as a building-block toy superior to others on the market because if its ability to form curved structures. Burginger’s invention is disclosed in US Patent #7036277, titled [...]

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Waterphone instrument makes appearance on Storage Wars

Waterphone instrument makes appearance on Storage Wars

A recent episode of A&E’s Storage Wars television show featured a show participant acquiring a strange musical instrument known as a Waterphone. While the instrument itself is not familiar to most, chances are you’ve heard this instrument in any number of Hollywood horror movies, usually right before something really, really scary happens.   On the [...]

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Kraft Foods takes exception to Teacher’s “Kick the KD” program

Kraft Foods takes exception to Teacher’s “Kick the KD” program

In the US, we call it “Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner,” or “Mac and Cheese.”  In Canada, the same product is known simply as “Kraft Dinner,” or “KD” for short. Seems that a college professor has run afoul of Kraft’s legal department with his healthy-cooking class entitled “Kick the KD.”  Kraft’s legal department took exception [...]

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“Hill Billy” Clothing Brand Featured On Shark Tank

“Hill Billy” Clothing Brand Featured On Shark Tank

Clothiers Mike Abbaticchio and Shon Less showed up on this week’s Shark Tank hawking their HillBilly line of clothing. Basically, they put the words “Hill Billy” on stuff and sell it at a markup to, well, Hillbillies, I’d guess.  Fortunately for the entrepreneurs, ultimate redneck & hillbilly extraordinaire Jeff Foxworthy was on hand as a [...]

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Ride-on Carry-on Travel Stroller Featured on Shark Tank

Ride-on Carry-on Travel Stroller Featured on Shark Tank

Having trouble keeping track of both your kids and your luggage while rushing through the airport?  Don’t want to send the bag or the child through baggage claim?  Here’s an idea: why not strap your kid to your luggage?  This way, you’ll only have to keep track of a single item instead of two. That’s [...]

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