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Panic button for cellphone Printer Friendly Version
I would like to see cell phones that have a panic button that could be activated if someone was being attacked. The button would be textured so that it could be identified by feel even if it couldn't be seen. It would have a depress-and-slide mechanism so it couldn't be set off accidentally (and there would be a hefty fine if it were set off "accidentally" more than once). On activation, the phone would sound a loud siren, and 911 would be dialed automatically, with the phone going to loudspeaker mode so the attacker would know that 911 had been called. The GPS in the phone would permit the police to locate the attack. The 911 dispatcher would know that the call was from a phone panic button and would send help even if the person calling could not respond.
This may well exist already as a stand-alone device, but people are far more likely to be able to reach their cell phones quickly. In fact, they're probably walking along talking on their phones already, which is why they didn't notice that someone was sneaking up on them in the first place!
Reward: 1. The satisfaction of knowing that some muggings and rapes had been thwarted. 2. Free phones for my family. 

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Complete Home Time Reset Printer Friendly Version
Develop a device which will broadcast the correct time to all electronic devices in the home after a power outage and at Daylight Savings time changes. The receiving devices would include VCR's, DVR's, ovens, TV's, alarm clocks, coffee makers, pool pumps, spas, setback thermostats, sprinkler systems, burgler alarm systems, phone answering machine, etc. The source of the correct time could be a cheap GPS time receiver or a sattelite TV receiver. The broadcast medium would be wireless or the electric power cables.
Reward: Implementation of the idea. 

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Increasing battery life Printer Friendly Version
The new MacBook Pros by Apple have LED screens, instead of the traditional LCD screen. LED screens consume much less power, therefore increasing battery life. How about doing the same for the mobile phones' screens?
In fact, why not changing ALL the screens in every electronic device to LEDs?
By the way, I posted another idea yesterday about kinetic wireless mouse for the computer, and I think it could be generalized to almost every kind of electronic device. I'll explain.
Some wrist watches have no battery, they just have a small electricity generator made out of a small moving magnet attached to a soneloid and a capacitor. I own one such watch. :-) They are generally known as "kinetic".
Why not use the same kind of electricity generator/accumulator for mobile phones, for wireless mice, for whatever that moves and consumes electricity. We humans move all the time, we should be taking advantage of all that motion to generate (environmental-friendly) electricity.
Reward: As a reward for these ideas I just want one item of each of these products, i.e., one "kinetic" self-charging mobile phone; one "kinetic" wireless mouse, etc. I guess it's only fair. :-) 

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