Michael Young's an industrial designer. After over six years of tinkering, he came up with this frigging masterpiece of a prototype: a framing hammer that dispenses nails. If it ever makes it to market, having mashed my digits setting up a nail to be driven into boards an untold number of times, I will be the fist in line to buy this thing.
Back in the day, coat hangers weren't just used for popping open a car door when you locked your keys inside. They also served as makeshift antennae to improve TV and radio reception. That DIY RF engineering inspired John Jerome Spina to patent an integrated coat hanger/radio. His 1976 patent expired in 1995, so get… READ THE REST
Madeline Robertson recently patented a pillow with a built-in hand to hold. Apparently, the hand could also be attached to a shirt. From the USPTO filing: The tactile object may be formed of a second material that is different than the first material, the tactile object formed in the shape of a comfort item. The… READ THE REST
The late guitar god Eddie Van Halen was a man of many talents, most of which involved rock n' roll. In addition to all of his great finger-tapping guitar solos, Eddie also filed a patent in 1985 for a unique "musical instrument support." US Patent US4656917A was described as: A supporting device for stringed musical… READ THE REST
You've heard for years that you need to be using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to protect all of your activities online. But while it's become a vital layer of web protection, that doesn't mean it needs to cost you an arm and a leg for that coverage either. In fact, you can take advantage… READ THE REST
It's a sure bet that whenever Apple unveils a new…well, anything, it's going to capture media and audience attention. Hey, it's Apple. It's what they do. That always in the spotlight approach also spills over into Apple's most popular spinoff brands, which now include premium audio makers Beats after their 2019 purchase. But while the… READ THE REST
When you think Apple, it isn't unusual to instinctively think of those high-grade Apple devices like the iPhone, the iPad, the MacBook, and more. But there's a whole range of those lower-tier Apple products that don't often get the same attention as their more expensive brothers and sisters. Where's the love for the AirPods? Or… READ THE REST