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nicholas anthony
Tiny GPS locating devices Printer Friendly Version
Currently companies sell GPS locating devices for vehicles, so the police know where your car is when it's lost. What if you were able to buy penny size locators for everything you own? You could put them on your bike (or could put it on your lost bike), that canoe that traveled down stream without you, that 10 foot model rocket that caught a huge gust of wind, your dog or cat, your boat, family heirlooms, cell phone, credit card, purse, or even your secret diary that was blown away in the hurricane. The owner could view the location of their possessions from their computer. The chips would be placed on the object and then turned on by an access code from your computer. They would run on very tiny batteries that last a lifetime, since they wouldn't be used much. After the code has been entered, the card would send an automatic signal to the computer whenever the owner wants one.
If the locator were ever taken off, the location of the incident would automatically be sent to your computer. This would be done using a trigger of some sort (like a spring) that once released would automatically send the signal. This would stop a criminal from tricking an individual to the location of the stolen possession. They wouldn't be able to place the locator on a truck at a rest stop, and then take the goods to their nearby home. The owner could take the locator off of an object and place it onto something else, and would have to be turned on again by the access code. The size of these devices depends on technology. Today GPS devices are as small as a baseball. In the future they could be the size of a penny.
Reward: the product. 

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Bent credit cards Printer Friendly Version
I usually don't carry a wallet with me, so if I take a credit or ATM card along, I typically put it into a pocket of my pants. When you keep sitting on your plactic cards, they will start to bend, and eventually break (so you will have to get a new one).
I propose that plastic cards come in two flavors - the usual straight type, and a second model that comes with a natural curve. Of course, using a more elastic material might also work.
Reward: Free replacement plastic cards 

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USB zip drives for any device Printer Friendly Version
Ok so USB zip drives were invented for use with computers, right? And they have recently been introduced to work with mp3 players, so my idea is a simple one and that is to incorporate the USB drive into VCRs and DVD players or even TVs. How easy would it be to upload pictures/movies onto the USB card and then simply put it into the TV, VCR or DVD player to watch? It would be very easy to transport your movies via your lightweight portable USB Cards instead of CDs and VHS tapes.
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