Inspiration may seem rare, but you might be able to increase the odds of having a genius moment. Research points to some surprisingly simple triggers of innovation: taking a shower, living in a far-off land or working in a blue room. Eureka!
It's Italians — the prideful, original pizza makers and the people who invented Slow Food — and Dutch partners who are trying to remake the pizza landscape with a superfast pizza-from-scratch vending machine. The company, A1 Concepts, says it's now shipping its machines to Atlanta.
Microsoft has introduced a new tablet computer, called Surface, that it says works perfectly with the software giant's new operating system Windows 8. Microsoft didn't reveal when Surface would be available, but insiders are guessing this fall.
When Lisa Donovan (a.k.a. LisaNova) started making a living off her homemade YouTube videos, she and her fiance knew they'd hit something big. They founded Maker Studios to help other YouTubers hone their content. Today, their company and others like it are turning the entertainment industry model on its head.
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