New Innovation To Print Me

Today, 3D Systems announced the commercial availability of its 3DMe® Photobooth to bring the 3DMe experience to the retail and event floor space. With its new compact size, the 3DMe Photobooth uses 3D scanning technology for instant, full-color photorealistic 3D face capture. Like taking a picture, a 3DMe scan is instantaneous and can then be used to personalize over 200 customizable 3DMe figurines using the 3D portrait on the photobooth…

Shark Tank Gives You A Lot To Be Thankful For

Thank you Shark Tank, say some. Every entrepreneur that gets their chance on Shark Tank is hoping to make a deal that gives them a really big something-to-be-thankful-for, but only the lucky few really know the rush of having one of the Sharks look at your idea and say, “I want in on that,” and then turn it into a success story. So here’s a look at some of the…

Patent Appeal Fading?

Lets talk patents today. Of late, I’ve read numerous comments from folks about the perception that patents – or at least, enforcement of patents – is in decline.  Major substantive decisions by the Supreme Court – in Mayo, Alice, Nautilus, and Octane Fitness – have provided new tools for patent challengers to draw upon in infringement suits, and inter partes review has become an almost automatic procedure.   So far, the…

Shank Tank Runneth Over

Shark Tank II, Sharknado? No, but the network on Wednesday did announced it has picked up spinoff Beyond the Tank, a companion series that examines what happens after the start-ups are launched. Beyond the Tank will follow the next stage of a start-up, in which the products created on Shark Tank find their way to market and either succeed or flop. The network has picked up 10 hourlong episodes. Like the original, Beyond the Tank hails…

Never Hesitate When Swimming in the Shark Tank

Shark Tank shows that when you slip when wrangling a shark, it can really bite.  Hesitation can hurt you in a myriad of ways. And, some of those ways can hurt much worse than others. Two entrepreneurs learned this the hard on the most recent episode of the show. Our pals over at Business Insider has a nice recap of show. Check it out below: In the latest sixth-season episode…

Kick Start Your 3D Printing

Yew Haw, crowdsourcing and 3D printing appear to be all the rage at the moment.  Earlier this month, Local Motors created the world’s first 3D printed car, based on a design submitted to a crowdsourcing contest. Now there’s news that a General Electric (GE) affiliate called FirstBuild is going to use crowdsourcing and 3D printers to build the next generation of household appliances, revolutionary products to make our lives easier. …

Shark Tank Swims Again!

So what exactly is Shark Tank? Yes, that was a question asked by a new reader to our site. Answer in short: Budding entrepreneurs get the chance to bring their dreams to fruition in this reality show from executive producer Mark Burnett. They present their ideas to the sharks in the tank – five titans of industry, who made their own dreams a reality and turned their ideas into lucrative…

3D Printing Deliciousness

We are now 3D printing food. Yup, and the tasty kind too. Chocolate! Willy Wonka’s might just be rolling over in his grave. What took band of wild umpa lump’s to mischievously to create can now be replicated thanks to 3D printing. Let’s look at Hershey, the first big food company to attempt to 3D-print confections, Hershey has the opportunity to set the standard in the world of 3D-printed treats.…

Beyond the Shark Tank

Shark Tank is wildly popular, so naturally it was only a matter of time until the spin off version arrived. Well, that shark is set to swim soon. The network is expected to announce, as soon as Today, that it would add a companion show to the hit series about successful businesspeople, called “sharks,” competing to invest in the businesses of aspiring entrepreneurs. The new show, “Beyond the Tank,” will…

Women Inventors to Remember

Women Inventors have played an important in our technological advancements. Yet, all to often the conversation of past great inventors usually doesn’t sway far from the name of Edison, Ford, and Franklin. Well, here are five lovely ladies that you just might find interesting. Margaret Knight – If you lived at a time before Margaret Knight invented the flat-bottom paper bag then you would have walked around with something that…