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10 Things Invented in the 1990s

From Google.com to Nintendo 64 -- there's much to attribute to the 1990s

Things started to resemble today's world in the 1990s: people were using cell phones and had computers in their homes.People became exposed to sleek new digital products that foreshadowed many of the gadgets and tools we have today. In 1996, the world said goodbye ...

by Rose Leadem  | June 19, 2017 12:00:00
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10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Invented in the 1980s

The decade produced disposable cameras, Prozac and the CD player, among other things

Imagine a world without Apple computers, Microsoft Windows and DNA fingerprinting. It's pretty hard, right? Well, without many of the innovations in the 1980s, we may have lived in that world.While Ronald Reagan and Madonna typically pop in our minds when we think of ...

by Rose Leadem  | May 21, 2017 12:00:00
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10 Things You Didn't Realize Were Invented in the 1970s

The bar code, the Walkman and the Post-It were all a product of the 70s

In the 1970s, the world made huge strides towards developing some of the most useful and impactful inventions of all time, ultimately setting the stage for some of the most advanced products today.In 1971, IBM reshaped the way people thought about data storage when ...

by Rose Leadem  | May 01, 2017 12:00:00
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The Craziest Patents by Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and Microsoft

Did you know Apple is trying to patent a paper bag?

People and companies patent some of the craziest ideas, either to make sure no one else can create them first or to make some money later by eventually bringing a patent suit to trial.In some cases, companies have been awarded some of the ...

by Rose Leadem  | March 04, 2017 12:00:00
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Got an idea? QC Makers Space Can Help Turn It Into Reality

Whether you’re an engineer or a visual artist, SparkLab offers a space for you to unleash your creativity

Matahimik Street in Quezon City is accurately named. It’s a quiet, residential neighborhood lined with nondescript one or two-storey houses, most of which stand behind iron gates.materBut there is at least one house here whose front door lies just a few steps ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 08, 2016 01:00:00
Business Ideas

What’s your favorite invention?

Find out what people on the street name as some of the most innovative products ever made

In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Patrick Bet-David's Valuetainment Street Team member Mario Aguilar asks people in Boston’s seaport district: "What's your favorite invention?"Among the responses that Aguilar received, the majority of people did not know the inventor's identity. In fact, the only ...

by Patrick Bet-David  | November 02, 2016 01:00:00
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NASA invested in these 8 out of this world technologies

Some 2,000 commercial products in the market are influenced by the space agency.

We have NASA to thank for many of the technologies we use in our daily lives—everything from memory foam and freeze-dried food, to sunglasses that protect our eyes against UV light and the cameras in our smartphones. The agency says there are ...

by Nina Zipkin  | May 22, 2016 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Hate drinking water? These scented cups could do the trick

Inventor Isaac Lavi hopes The Right Cup will entice people to drink more water and, ultimately, help curb obesity and diabetes.

If you are trying to kick the soda habit and drink more water instead, The Right Cup for you might have just come along on Indiegogo.Isaac Lavi, aka “Dr. Scent,” is banking on it. After six years of prototype and patent yoga, the Israeli ...

by Kim Lachance Shandrow  | March 11, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

Head start: 5 strange inventions that actually (and very surprisingly) made a fortune

In this day and age, nothing is too wild or crazy for it to be successful.

There is no such thing as an idea too wild to make it in the market. Who knows, your idea could be the next big thing that changes the way we live today. So get your creative juices going and put your ...

by Angelica Louise G. Dantes  | April 25, 2015 07:00:00
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