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Open Shed opens up new ideas

12:02PM | Friday, 9 December 2011 |  New Australian website Open Shed allows people to rent out or hire goods from people registered to the service.

The grass is always greener on the other rug

12:54AM | Thursday, 8 December 2011 |  For consumers seeking a green living space, there’s a grass rug that brings lawn into your living room and a couch grows three kilograms of potatoes a season.

Gourmet food trucks move with the times

12:20PM | Wednesday, 7 December 2011 |  Upmarket food trucks serving gourmet street grub are the new way to eat out in Melbourne’s inner city, following trends in New York and Los Angeles.

Bionic contact lenses are a crystal clear idea

12:34PM | Tuesday, 6 December 2011 |  A new generation of contact lenses could take video gaming to a whole new level, thanks to a team at the University of Washington.

Hotmail co-founder unveils new venture

12:35PM | Monday, 5 December 2011 |  One of the founders of Hotmail has launched a free text messaging service, promising it will be as revolutionary as his previous venture.

Coffin alarm system wards off robbers

12:25PM | Friday, 2 December 2011 |  An Italian luxury funeral accessories company has devised an alarm system for coffins and urns, designed to alert police to would-be grave-robbers.

Straw seat a natural development

12:46PM | Thursday, 1 December 2011 |  A children’s seat made from completely biodegradable material, which literally sprouts and grows at the end of its life, is now a reality.

Unemployment spike could spawn more start-ups

11:26PM | Wednesday, 30 November 2011 |  People who start a business after being laid off need to manage their emotions as much as their finances, an expert says, in the wake of a Federal Government forecast of a rise in unemployment.

Pay-as-you-weigh retail model

11:44PM | Wednesday, 30 November 2011 |  Fashion can weigh on the minds of many consumers, and one Australian retailer has taken this logic to the extreme.

Cooking app asks Is It Ready Yet?

11:28PM | Tuesday, 29 November 2011 |  People no longer need to ask themselves whether dinner is ready to serve, with the launch of a cooking app called Is It Ready Yet?