Saturday, January 31, 2009

Free Idea # 211 - Cigarette packet with timer

Create a device which can attach at cigarette packet with a
timer on it. The timer could be set for three hours, for example,
and the box would not be able to be opened before that time,
making it easier for those who want to cut down or quit.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Free Idea # 210 - PIN protcted TV programmers

Create a ratings system for TV programmers in the same way
that films are rated. Parents would then have full knowledge
and control over what their kids watch. Parental control could
be extended so that all programmers of a certain rating and
above would need a PIN entering before viewing.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Free Idea # 209 - Embed a program onto CDs

Embed a program onto CDs that counts the number of times
the disk has been played. Based upon play usage, the program
would slowly introduce pops, hisses and other ambient effects.
Over time, CDs would gather the type of aural warmth beloved
of audiophiles and which well played LPs possess.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Free Idea # 208 - eBay Loans

Deploy 'eBay Loans' where an eBay customer who desperately
wants an item but doesn't have enough money can borrow the
money from other members. The lender can set their won
payback terms and percentage rate and all repayments would
be made through Paypal. If the repayments aren't met,
negative feedback could be applied to the borrowers account.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Free Idea # 207 - Shopping cart with info screen

Introduce a shopping cart that has a screen on the front that
is programmed to show all the latest offers on a certain aisle
in a store.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Free Idea # 206 - Programmable cell phones

Allow cell phones to be programmed to not allow any outgoing
calls or messages for an amount of time specified by the user.
Alternatively the phone would only restrict outgoing calls to
certain numbers. The function would help avoid the 'drunk
dial / drunk texts' that can lead to trouble.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Free Idea # 205 - Cold and flu remedy drinks

Sell ready made cold and flu remedy drinks in major cafe
chains such as Starbucks.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Free Idea # 204 - 'scratch and sniff' bookmark

Manufacture a 'scratch and sniff' bookmark which is produced
in conjunction with a novel. At set points throughout the book,
readers would be invited to scratch a particular panel to bring
the scene to life.