Gift giving is going social thanks to a new app, with the team behind Skype and LinkedIn keen to Wrapp up the Australian gift market.
Wealthy people who want sparkling clean floors are proving to be a golden prospect for one US firm. With a 24-carat gold-plated vacuum cleaner, GoVacuum.com looks to really clean up.
Many commuter cyclists cite the environmental benefits of riding to work. One entrepreneur has now taken this environmental argument to a whole new level, building a bike out of scraps of cardboard.
There has always been a market for toilet humour. Now a US company is capturing the niche with a waterproof entertainment system for urinals.
Feeling angry? A new hotline in Germany allows you to blow off steam by verbally abusing an operator for 1.49 euros a minute. It's a service customers swear by.
A new online marketplace helps you to find people – “TaskRabbits” – who can help you complete the tasks on your to-do list. It’s an example of how social networks can strengthen real-life communities.
With more men doing the supermarket shopping than ever before, one New York supermarket has set up an aisle stocked with “manly” items. The “dude food” is now flying off the shelves.
Student Brittany Wenger has won the top prize at Google’s Science Fair with an artificial brain that can detect cancer. Medical minds are already thinking about the possibilities.
Need a recommendation on the right skincare product for you? There’s now an app for that too.
You’ve heard the phrase “like a hot knife through butter”. Well, thanks to the Electric Butter Knife from UK bakery Warburtons, you can now have a hot knife every morning.
A growing number of people are moving into inner-city apartments, yet many still want to grow plants. So a company called Greenbo has created a planter box that can balance on a balcony railing.
With three simple words beginning with S, smart soloists can always perform at their best. BY LINNET HUNTER.
An upmarket café in New York has given up on selling soy cappuccinos, chai lattes or affogatos. Instead, it’s decided to switch to selling a trendy new health drink: Filtered tap water.
Italian company Busetti Garuti Redaelli has designed a baby bassinet called the Culla Belly, which can be used as a standalone crib during the day and as an attachment to the parents’ bed at night.
How cool can an Ice Cube beat be? According to new research from a US Government agency, potentially cold enough to put out a bushfire.
First there was the Apple-inspired perfume. Now Yves Saint Laurent has created a four-colour eye shadow palette inspired by Facebook.
Italian firm MyShapes has created a new range of underwear that it claims helps burn fat. It uses nanotechnology and crystals, which focus infrared rays, to create a material that - allegedly - reduces cellulite.
Have you ever felt pressured to give out your phone number? Perhaps you are receiving threatening phone calls? If so, there’s a new number you need to give out.
A growing number of women are choosing to join the defence forces. So US military engineers have turned to a TV classic, Xena: Warrior Princess, for inspiration on how to equip modern day warriors.
Ever hear about the guy who needed some cargo moved during a holiday in Paris, but ended up ordering the “escargot” by mistake? It wouldn’t have happened with today’s invention.