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Old 11-15-2008, 05:20 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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What are some relatively simple things that are technologically possible and potential inexpensive, that would be nice to have, but the marketers just don't make them for us.

Like, a simple laptop computer, full size keyboard and screen, that is powerful enough to surf the web, maybe download a few JPGs from a digital cam, and that's about all. Te take along on trips, use as a spare, etc. Should be able to make one for maybe $150. Doesn't matter if it's kind of bulky.

How about Motel TV sets, with the speakers aimed toward the viewer, instad of the wall and the people trying to sleep in the next room?

IF drug companies are going to hand out promotional ball point pens as big around as your thumb for us to pocket in the waiting room, why can't they make bigger refills that will last more than a few pages of writing?
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:52 PM
Location: Texas
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There is a new kind of speaker that goes around the ear. The sound bypasses the ear drum, is transmitted through the bone, and stimulates the nerves. It's still kind of expensive, but I imagine it will come down.

Ballpoint pens. Hmmm. Maybe somebody will invent a longer reservoir that, instead of being in a relatively inflexible tube, could fold back and forth a two or three times, and maybe even be bigger in diameter.
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:51 PM
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Default Possible things you wish we could have

We all could have this, BUT the government is hiding this from us..... In India they have made CARS THAT RUN BY FILLING the car with AIR at the gas stations. No pollution, Do you think ANY one will order them to use in the USA NOPE, and they are not that expensive, but they look like small cars and not very roomy inside. Now we all want that but NO WAY will we ever have them JUST THINK running on AIR!
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:15 PM
Location: North Phoenix
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Solar powered outlets for backyard things. They could build solar panels about 2 by 2 foot. They in turn could charge a battery. The whole set up could be shaped to look like some typical backyard sculpture say a garden gnome. The battery could be equipted with a 110 outlet. Home owners could use them to power weed eaters, backyard lighting, pond and fountain pumps, even blenders for backyard parties and cooking. It would be eco friendly, nice to look at and make out door electrical sources more accessable than digging conduit underground.
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