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Retractable Flyscreen Curtain

When you have tilt & turn double glazing you can get retractable flyscreens. Is it really too much to put a tiny plastic structure on top of these with a second layer of fabric to create a curtain? I imagine … Continue reading

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Hair Bot

Colouring hair is an imprecise process. But it would be possible for a bot to individually colour each strand if it wanted to. It’s all about miniaturisation and control. Imagine the insane hair styles you could create if each strand … Continue reading

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Tails!

Someone told me they had a dream that they were wagging their tail and in real life, they managed to pull their coxic out of line. They had to see a specialist to get it back in, and apparently, your … Continue reading

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Governellie

A generalised AI that is built to help gov employees be more effective. You ask governelli in plain english to setup a work flow, book meetings, and do “no code” style tasks but with a plain english interface. Ridiculously had, … Continue reading

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Authem

Users/auth as a service. It’s a very simple API for developers to add it ala all the existing ones, but this one has a catchy marketing angle. With a lisp: What do you want to do? You want to auth … Continue reading

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Connected (The Social Network)

Connected is a social network with no ads, no data harvesting, and clean feeds of you and your friends. How does it work? You pay $5 a month, which allows you to invite as many of your friends as you … Continue reading

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Totally Not Me

This is an app/filter that helps people who want to setup an OnlyFans site but where they are subtly altered to hide their real identity. It could be used by anyone who wants to setup a consistent image online, but … Continue reading

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Match Outside Light

This is a module that measures the colour and intensity of light hitting the roof and controls the colour and intensity of the lights in a room. I came up with a really great brand name and almost instantly forgot … Continue reading

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Footies

This blends the crazily popular “oodies” fad with saturday morning woes: I stand on the sidelines and watch my kids sport, but my shoes get wet in the dewey grass. Wouldn’t it be great if I had some waterproof but … Continue reading

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Wifi Based Kids Radios

My daughter’s best friend has covid, but they’re able to chat to each other over regular RF walkie talkies. Given they’re both at home, it feels to me like you could sell little units that are connected to the wifi … Continue reading

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