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timeforcake: Introducing LiquiGlide & the Vibrative Virtual Keyboard

Now here's a new technology that has the potential to have a truly massive impact in our lives. Think of all the wasted food products left inside discarded squeeze bottles and glass jars. (Some calculate over a million pounds of that food gets thrown out annually.) Now envision one of those big fat plastic caps that come with squeeze bottles (think Heinz ketchup). Eliminate the need for those plastic caps and you've eliminated the need for 25,000 tons of petroleum-based plastics each year. Now envision LiquiGlide. Well, actually, I take that back. You don't know what LiquiGlide is yet so you can't really envision it. Allow me to explain. LiquiGlide is a special, food-safe, super-slippery coating that's been designed to go inside of bottles and jars. It does exactly what all your butter knife and upside-down shaking and palm-tapping and ranting never seems to accomplish: it liberates that ketchup (or mayonnaise or salsa or bbq sauce, etc.) from its container/jar/bottle. All of it. Every last drop. LiquiGlide is so slippery that food materials literally just slide right over it and out of their containers the moment you turn those containers upside down. The demo videos are impressive. The long-term potential applications outside of the bottle industry are impressive as well: anti-clogging for oil and fuel lines and a better, non-icing windshield are two possibilities that have been mentioned. Keep an eye out for it making its way into daily life someday down the road and, in the meantime, don't miss the quick demo videos on the LiquiGlide site. Prepare to be impressed (and wonder: "Why hadn't anyone invented this before?") Learn more here: www.Liqui-Glide.com

http://tinyurl.com/clry8qe - Here's another quick peek into the future. Just like LiquiGlide (described above), this product is not yet available to the public. Unlike LiquiGlide though, this product gives you a glimpse into a future where "every surface becomes a conduit for digital input." It's called the Vibrative Virtual Keyboard, and it turns any surface at all into a functioning keyboard for your iPhone. In other words, what if your keyboard wasn't actually a keyboard at all?Erin Pheil is the owner of timeforcake creative media - the Web Design & Strategy company voted #1 in Best of Summit. Visit the timeforcake website at www.timeforcake.com or email Erin at erin@timeforcake.com.


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