#1,470 – Wireless Baseball

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

In the form of wireless ear pieces that would enable players and managers to communicate directly just like NFL quarterbacks and offensive coordinators do. Are wireless ear pieces for baseball players the Greatest Idea Ever? Major League Baseball recently unveiled new rules and restrictions that were put in place to prevent, curtail, and punish anyone who engages in high-tech sign stealing. It’s worth nothing that sign stealing has been apart of baseball lore for generations.

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Wireless Innovations Leave Used Connect Cars at Risk

Innovation Excellence

The IoT itself is already growing extremely rapidly, and 87% of mainstream consumer still don’t understand it all. This lack of knowledge ensures that along with the benefits of connectivity, so too will arise problems. Consumer Innovation Digital Feature Of The Week Innovation Technology Trends Connected Cars cybersecurity Internet of Things IoT technology

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Five Groundbreaking Tech Breakthroughs of 2016


True Wireless Power. Many fans of Apple spent the later months of 2016 excitedly trading rumors about the iPhone finally getting wireless charging, but they missed a far more important innovation that spread its wings: Chips and sensors that get their power from the radio signals already in the air like TV, radio, and WiFi. IdeaScale 2D batteries breakthroughs CRISPR rockets tech Technology wireless2017 might be the year everything changes.

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Future Squared Episode #86: Why developing countries have ubiquitous wifi and countries like Australia don't" | Collective Campus

Collective Campus

On this episode of Fast Fix Friday, Steve tackles the question of "Why do developing countries like Vietnam command ubiquitous wireless internet access while countries like Australia don't


How Will 5G Spur Innovation across Multiple Industries?


This next generation of wireless technology will be more than ten times faster than 4G and reduce latency in connections. Innovations such as self-driving cars, wireless virtual reality, and all new wireless home technology are expected to take hold. Fixed-wireless services that deliver at fiber-like speeds will allow for UHD video streaming. This will make it possible for large files to be sent over a wireless connection without an impact on performance.

Innovation is a Cruel Game

Innovation Excellence

The Zenith Radio Corporation launched the first wireless remote control for TVs in 1955. So get your patent filed! Sometimes the idea is tremendous but it fails because of the current state of technology or infrastructure. Consider the common remote control for your TV set. The ‘Flashmatic’ shone a beam of light onto a photoelectric. Innovation babbage flashmatic martin cooper Motorola remote control view star zenith

Visa Explores Future of Buying without Plastic

Innovation Leader

When people talk about connected products, they mean devices that communicate with each other wirelessly. But what if devices could buy stuff? Here’s what Visa is working on


5G Entrepreneurs Creating Billion-Dollar Businesses

Daniel Burrus

New multibillion-dollar businesses will appear that didn’t exist before due to 5G wireless technology. The first generation (1G) of wireless came with the introduction of cell phones constrained to phone calls and high-level executives. The second generation (2G) gave us better call quality for wireless phones and offered a new capability for text messaging via SMS. This generation of wireless technology is already being deployed in major cities in the U.S.

#1,917 – Personal Cloud Storage

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Moreover, the skyBOX is wireless and portable, so you can carry it around in your pocket, accessing data no matter where you are.

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#1,854 – PrintPod

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

It works in concert with a mobile application that wirelessly sends designs to the printhead, which automatically dispenses ink as you move it across your print surface. You may feel like the quarantine is stifling your creativity but that doesn’t have to be the case.

How will 5G impact the IT area?


The next generation of wireless communication represents an opportunity for companies to reshape the way they provide connections for all types of users. 5G is a potentially disruptive wireless networking technology that offers low latency and high bandwidth connectivity. One of the areas that will feel the strong impact of 5G is Information Technology (IT).

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#1,855 – Emrod

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

I’ve long been fascinated by Nikola Tesla and in particular his idea for wireless power towers called Tesla Towers that could beam electricity from one area to the next without the need for any wires.

Warehouse Improvements You May Not Have Considered Yet

The Human Factor

Going Wireless with Your Doorbell System Is a Must, but It’s Not Always Been That Easy. One of the main things you need to look out for when narrowing down your search is a wireless solution. Instead, a wireless doorbell provides you with convenience and efficiency. There have been many innovations and alterations over the past few years to get wireless doorbell systems to the stage they are at now. Contributed post –. source.

The Future of Smart Cities


Some of the key elements of Smart Cities include: Ubiquitous Wifi – availability of wireless internet anywhere and everywhere. Our communities are getting really smart. Here’s what to expect. I’m sitting here in a large convention center in Los Angeles about to deliver the closing keynote at the Southern California Public Power Authority annual conference.

When the Idea is Ahead of the Technology

Destination Innovation

The Zenith Radio Corporation launched the first wireless remote control for TVs in 1955. Sometimes the idea is tremendous but it fails because of the current state of technology or infrastructure. Consider the common remote control for your TV set. The ‘Flashmatic’ shone a beam of light onto a photoelectric cell in the TV. Unfortunately, sunlight or other strong light could also activate the cell and cause the TV channel to change.

5G: what technologies change with increasing speed


With 5G, data transmitted over wireless broadband connections can reach rates of up to 20 Gbps in some estimates – exceeding wired network speeds – and also provide a latency of 1 millisecond or less for uses that require real-time feedback. Four-generation (4G) Long-Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology provides the foundation for 5G. Previous generations of wireless technology (4G and its predecessors) have used low-frequency spectrum bands.

New Tech Scouting Challenge from IdeaConnection


What they are looking for are enabling technologies for wireless power transmission to operate a large, moving part on heavy industrial equipment (crane). So the client would like a technology that could be adapted to provide reliable, wireless power transmission. Enabling technologies of interest will have the potential to provide wireless power transmission that can: Power a moving part which moves from 0.05

#1,374 – Molar Mic

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

As CNET explains: “Developed by California company Sonitus Technologies, the mouthpiece snaps onto the upper back molars (it’s custom fit to each user) and has a wireless rechargeable battery, a waterproof microphone and a bone conduction speaker built in. The mouthpiece sends and receives communications via a wireless ‘tactical neckloop’ that connects to traditional radios and phones.”.

5G Is Far Bigger Than Faster Smartphones

Daniel Burrus

Across sectors including manufacturing, mining, energy, transportation, and smart city initiatives, there is an increased demand for bandwidth, minimal latency, and enhanced security, and leading businesses are already benefiting from 5G private wireless networks. .

#1,446 – Optogenetics and the Future of Bladder Control

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

A new wireless implant that could use optogenetics (controlling genes with light) to limit how often you have to go. The new device offers an improvement over these methods, as it charges wirelessly without the need for external batteries. Do you have an over-active bladder that is constantly causing you to urinate at all hours of the night? Well, then I’ve got some good news for you!


#1,877 – CaseCrawler

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

According to Input : “The CaseCrawler’s mission is simple: move your phone to a nearby wireless charging pad. In the near future your phone may be able to recharge itself thanks to a new case with robotic legs that can walk itself to the charger.

Dematerialization—A Pathway for Innovation

Daniel Burrus

As streaming services displaced CD sales, smartphones and wireless headphones yet again made listening to music at the gym or on a bicycle ride even simpler, though you’d often have to strap the smartphone to your bicep. Finally, wearable technology now allows the same streaming technology paired with wireless headphones, making listening to music anywhere while doing nearly anything completely possible. The ability to make products and features smaller is called dematerialization.

Great Women Innovators and Pioneers – the Quiz

Destination Innovation

In 1942 she and a friend were granted a patent for a form of wireless communication using frequency hopping. Women are under-represented in the lists of great inventors, innovators and pioneers. How many can you name in this quiz? Who was the first woman to be elected head of state in modern history? Which pioneer of nursing was the first person to use pie charts and was the first woman member of the Royal Statistical Society?

#1,889 – FitBit Sense, Amazon Halo, and the Future of Fitness Trackers

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Amazon showed off some wearable devices at its annual hardware event last fall, including wireless headphones and a set of glasses with built-in access to the Alexa voice assistant. FitBit recently announced a new wearable capable of detecting your stress levels.

#1,881 – Drawn-On-Skin Electronics

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

These sensors get their energy from a nearby wireless battery pack, and send/receive data via Bluetooth. Hopefully, you remember how to color inside the lines. Because doing so in the near future may save your life thanks to a new way to monitor your health by simply drawing on yourself.

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Innovation Sighting: Task Unification in Cars That Advertise

Innovation in Practice

are in the process of developing strategies to maximize wireless capabilities in vehicles for advertising purposes. As Bloomberg states , Automakers have been installing wireless connections in vehicles and collecting data for decades. Imagine pulling out of the driveway for your regular jaunt to the grocery store. While turning the corner to exit your neighborhood the car console screen lights up with an ad for the latest laundry detergent.

Design Thinking & Human-Centered Design Examples in Healthcare


The system wirelessly tracks hand-washing practices, allowing doctors and nurses to see and monitor their performance daily, weekly, and monthly. Explore examples of how design thinking and human-centered design has led to innovation in healthcare. Healthcare is one industry among many that can benefit from innovative thinking and human-centered design principles.

Innovating when everything is "as a service"

Jeffrey Phillips

A visible and relatively rapid moving tidal wave is emerging as digital transformation takes root and we create more IoT, more AI, more ubiquitous wireless broadband, more cloud storage and so on. I've been talking with a number of people who are more connected and smarter than me about digital transformation.

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#1,802 – Coronavirus Detecting Skin Patch

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

The patches look and feel much like a Band-Aid, but contain biosensors, onboard memory, data processing and wireless transmission features. A new wearable that resembles a band-aid could help identify initial COVID-19 symptoms, improving our chances of stopping the spread of this highly contagious disease.

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Three Real World Examples of Crowdsourcing in Education


For example, due to its New York City location, space of all sorts is at a premium, so students suggested the dining halls be opened up as study spaces, and connected to the university’s wireless internet system. Education is about more than going to class. In education, flexibility, creativity, and thoughtful application are rewarded. That’s made schools of all levels and the wider education industry that supports them a fruitful ground for crowdsourcing approaches.

Can Africa’s Entrepreneurs and Innovators solve Africa’s Problems?

Destination Innovation

The results of the tests can be transferred wirelessly to specialists for diagnosis. What can save Africa from its many problems; grinding poverty, corrupt bureaucrats, incompetent governments and dire infrastructure? The best hope might lie with the innovations of its home grown entrepreneurs. Many solutions that work in the developed world do not translate well to Africa so indigenous innovations are often a better answer. In some cases they leap-frog current Western offerings.

Testing New Business Ideas: Learnings from OWLET [Part 1]

Strategyzer Innovation

By starting with market risk, i.e. desirability hypotheses, the Owlet team was able to learn within a week that their initial business idea – selling a wireless pulse oximetry device to hospitals - would never work and pivot their value proposition accordingly. We often use the OWLET team video from the International Business Model Competition in 2013 to illustrate how to de-risk new ideas, cheaply and quickly.

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The conflict between digital transformation and speed

Jeffrey Phillips

Facebook and other platforms are built on the previous two ideas - ubiquitous connectivity through a global backbone and often wireless connectivity based on smart phones. Just one more post about the importance of speed and agility and I'll leave this tired trope alone. It took over 50 years for a reasonable majority of US households to obtain landline telephone service.

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The Internet of Things brings fresh Innovation Opportunities

Destination Innovation

Gartner group forecast that the number of wirelessly connected products will increase from 5 billion today to 21 billion by 2020 (not including smartphones or computers). The Internet of Things (IOT) will have a dramatic impact on product and service innovation. Everyday objects from kettles to T-shirts will have sensors that can detect when, where and how they are used.

#1,611 – The Bidetmega 400

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Not to mention a night light, all-new wireless remote, heated seat and dryer, Braille, front and child mode, an eco-friendly function, waterproof design and so much more.” The biggest surprise outcome of the global pandemic: toilet paper getting hoarded like nobody’s business. But you technically don’t need toilet paper. At least you wouldn’t if you had a bidet.

Six Trends Shaping the Future of Health Care


Limbix – The Limbix Virtual Reality Kit is medical grade, wireless, and doesn’t require internet. The healthcare industry is an ecosystem. So are the companies disrupting it. This article is one more in a series I call Everything Transformed where I’m highlighting the disruptive forces revolutionizing just about every industry on the planet, including packaging , travel and hospitality , industrial safety , and more. This time it’s healthcare. It’s no secret.

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#1,455 – Energy-Harvesting Covers

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

According to The Guardian , “scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created super-thin, bendy materials that absorb wireless internet and other electromagnetic waves in the air and turn them into electricity. Technology has continued to evolve at an exponential rate thanks to Moore’s Law as our phones have gotten smaller and smaller while becoming more and more powerful.

Using The Both/And Principle To Increase Trust

Daniel Burrus

Order an elevator with a smartphone, and have your touch-less elevators controlled by your smartphone using a wireless Bluetooth link. In a previous blog, I discussed Anticipatory Leaders using accelerated Hard Trends as we transition from a global shutdown.

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A Guide to Smart Cities

Innovation Walk

The city is said to include 3000 units of ‘affordable’ housing in wooden modular buildings, powered by solar power, geothermal heat, and wireless 5G internet. Bill Gates once said that “The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” What if it’s becoming a city centre instead? That’s the question that smart cities are here to answer. Smart cities are municipalities infused with ‘smart’ technologies to enhance infrastructure and overall quality of life.

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Machine to Machine (M2M): what it is and how it works


The Internet and improved standards for wireless technology have expanded the role of science, engineering, and manufacturing telemetry for everyday use in products such as heating units, electric meters, and Internet-connected devices such as appliances. M2M technology was first adopted in industrial environments and later found applications in health, business, insurance and more. It is also the basis of the Internet of Things.

Design Evolution From Noun to Verb

Business Innovation Design

How about wireless vacuum cleaner that is light, quiet and ergonomic enough to make vacuuming a good experience instead of a dreadful chore? Instagram: @businessinnovation.design. Up until little more than a decade ago, design has been seen as an aesthetic or styling element for an object. In the 2010s, Apple is arguably the company that has shown the world what design could be - raising the standard of design from being perceived as a noun to verb.

How to Develop Your Idea to Become the Next Big Thing Using Kanban System?


Nowadays Kanban makes use of more modern digital technologies and much faster wireless communications. source: pixabay.com. The Kanban system is a visualization strategy that helps you manage innovative development projects. It enables you to observe all the things that are happening as work goes through your pipelines, all the while limiting the number of items that are being worked on right now. Why is Kanban Popular?

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Predicting Patent Number 10 Million ? The Results


Our prediction for patent 10 million (Application 13/666670 – SEARCH SPACE DESIGN FOR E-PDCCH IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS from Qualcomm Inc.) by Matt Troyer, Director of Patent Analytics. David Isaacson, Sr. Director of Product Marketing. To enable the podcast for this blog article, please edit your Cookie Settings to allow Functional Cookies to load, and then refresh this page. Introducing Patent 10,000,000: COHERENT LADAR USING INTRA-PIXEL QUADRATURE DETECTION.