Congratulations to the winners!

Although there were many great entries, we have selected three blog entries that demonstrated the most intelligence, creativity, and community participation. We want to thank all bloggers who submitted entries - we enjoyed reading them all!

1st Place: Massively Decentralized Super Computing View entry »

Overall we thought this entry was the most well written, and most like what we were looking for. Decentralized computing is great in theory, but there are many issues that arise in practice. Here are some questions to consider:

1) Overhead costs - Does the benefit from increased computational capacity outweigh the overhead costs it takes to manage multiple devices?
2) Bottleneck issues - We leverage the resources of multiple devices to increase computational speed. But this also means we're communicating data wirelessly between these devices. Can wireless transfer speeds be a bigger bottleneck than processing speed?
3) Privacy and security - Using other people's processors means storing information on their machine. This may not be okay with most companies or government agencies, even if the data were encrypted.

2nd Place: Edible Food Packaging View entry »

Using biodegradable packaging is always a beautiful thing! Sunchips is a great example of a product that uses compostable, plant-based bags. Edible packaging with different flavors just makes it more interesting. Here are some questions to consider:

1) Would you really want to eat the tertiary packaging (outside layer)?
2) How about wrapping liquid goods? How long would the packaging last?
3) Shelf life - Supplies drop shipped to third world countries may need to be stored for a long time. If the food packaging only lasts for a couple of weeks, is this really the ideal material to use?

3rd Place: Watchspot View entry »

We think it's great that Watchspot is dedicated to raising our health consciousness! Having detailed information about our caloric intake and expenditure, and how many miles it will take for us to burn off X calories, will definitely help people stay in shape. Here are some questions to consider:

1) How exactly is the wristwatch supposed to take a video of yourself, if it's on your wrist? How about in the dark?
2) How does Watchspot monitor caloric intake and other bodily functions? Does it require any surgical implants?
3) Privacy issues - Are most people willing to have their GPS location and health condition automatically collected and stored online?

We want to thank everyone again for participating! Winners, please contact jason@clockspot.com to retrieve your iPads. In the meantime, keep blogging and coming up with great ideas!

Sincerely,
The Clockspot Team
Read about our team »

Top 3 bloggers each win a new Apple iPad!

1st place2nd place3rd place
Apple iPad - 64 GB WiFiApple iPad - 32 GB WiFiApple iPad - 16 GB WiFi
The winners will also get the opportunity to work for Clockspot as a freelance writer.

How to participate:

  1. Register your blog, so we know you're participating.
    Name:
    Email:
    Blog:
  2. Write a blog entry about our topic, and post it on your blog. The topic is:
    If you were responsible for producing the next revolutionary technology, what would it be?
    How would you use Clockspot to help your endeavor?
  3. Post a link to your blog entry in our comments section at the bottom of this page. All entries are due April 30, 2010.

All entries must include:

  1. A minimum of 300 words.
  2. A link labeled "online timesheet" or "online time clock" (choose one), pointing to http://www.clockspot.com.
    Examples: online timesheet, online time clock

Judging Criteria:

  1. Creativity - Your revolutionary technology doesn't necessarily have to be within the bounds of known physics ;)
  2. Entertainment - Make your blog entry interesting, humorous, or informative!
  3. Intelligence - Are your explanations believable? Poetic? Does it solve a human problem?
  4. Shout-out to Clockspot - Make sure to visit our home page, and try our demo to learn more about what we do.
  5. Bonus! - You will get extra points for having the most page views, comments, and links to your blog entry. You may also include pictures, diagrams, videos, etc. to help describe your revolutionary technology.

Contact us

You can visit our contact us page, or email us at
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FAQ:

  1. What if I want a different kind of iPad?
    We can also offer you the cash equivalent of your iPad, so you can just purchase whichever model you want.
  2. When do you announce winners?
    Submission deadline is April 30, 2010. We will announce winners May 15, 2010. Your iPad will ship as soon as we can order them from Apple. Visit Apple.com for more information about the iPad.
  3. Do I have to pay for shipping?
    Clockspot will include all shipping costs for deliveries in the U.S. If you want your iPad shipped internationally, you must cover this cost yourself.

Post a comment!

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Bell Brown
Thanks for the FANTASTIC post! This information is really good and thanks a ton for sharing it :) I m looking forward despee that ever did that. Keep it up.

<a href="http://www.timelivetrack.com/">Timesheet</a>
5:43 AM - Jul 29, 2013
MamaByrd
Oops. Here is the clickable link

<a href="http://themamabyrd.blogspot.com/2010/08/too-much-of-good-thing.html">http://themamabyrd.blogspot.com/2010/08/too-much-of-good-thing.html</a>
6:12 PM - Oct 19, 2010
MamaByrd
How about a website that lets you scope out yardsales and contact the seller without having to leave your home.

http://themamabyrd.blogspot.com/2010/08/too-much-of-good-thing.html
6:11 PM - Oct 19, 2010
Jay Jackson
What I would do with my iPad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gA16Fq4SAo
2:17 PM - May 5, 2010
Jenna
I changed a few things on my blog. The link below (under Jenna) does not work, but this one should:
http://sweetestsurprise.blogspot.com/search/label/Pretty%20Groovy
Please check out my lovely little invention. :)
Thank you!
1:11 AM - Apr 25, 2010
Jessica
Let's hope that I'll be able to use the iPad in time for my next cycle! *bad joke*

http://alittlebittotheleftplease.blogspot.com/2010/04/forget-about-linux-macintosh-and.html
1:42 AM - Apr 24, 2010
Jenna
Please do check out my lovely little invention! :)
Thank you!

http://sweetestsurprise.blogspot.com/2010/04/blog-post_16.html
8:15 PM - Apr 16, 2010
KIRAN P KULKARNI
Hey guys do check my blog:

http://urdreamsblogs.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-do-experience-time-travel-do-you.html
1:27 AM - Apr 4, 2010
Daddy Papersurfer
Changing rules is not right ...... I'm very surprised and disappointed ......
1:50 AM - Apr 2, 2010
Arxangelo
http://www.arxangelo.wordpress.com
9:57 AM - Apr 1, 2010
Ben Daniel
I just heard about this yesterday, and I would love to contribute my idea too! Massively Decentralized Super Computing :D

Here's my entry-
http://questioning-socrates.xanga.com/724547542/if-you-were-responsible-for-producing-the-next-revolutionary-technology-what-would-it-be/

Good luck to everyone, there are some amazing ideas here!
3:39 PM - Mar 31, 2010
James Pong
Great contest. Here is my entry: -

http://www.yowazzup.com/2010_03_28/watchspot-is-going-to-change-the-world.html
8:08 PM - Mar 30, 2010
Suburban Housewife
Pretty cool competition!

Here's my entry:

http://diaryofasuburbanhousewife.squarespace.com/diary/2010/3/30/clockspot-wants-to-know.html
5:09 PM - Mar 30, 2010
Kelly
Okay. Here's my entry! This was a fun contest.

http://nakedjoy.blogspot.com/2010/03/seeing-eye-car.html
9:38 PM - Mar 29, 2010
Toni
This is my entry for the ipad contest.

www.hermionefan199.onsugar.com

I hope you all will stop and check out my entry. Much thanks if you do!
8:14 PM - Mar 29, 2010
LNjoy
Hi guys! I'm craving for an iPad so I'm joining. Kindly drop by my entry here: http://ejcayaba.blogspot.com/2010/03/project-all-time-ipop.html

Comments will be much appreciated. Thanks! :)
5:51 PM - Mar 29, 2010
Arxangelo
My dream IPad
http://www.arxangelo.wordpress.com
2:10 AM - Mar 29, 2010
Roger Deming
refine stills for better acohol fuel for cars
6:03 PM - Mar 28, 2010
Amber
Ooops I didn't do my link to my post, only my blog.

http://greenlovestore.blogspot.com/2010/03/clockspot-contest.html
10:34 AM - Mar 28, 2010
Amber
Hope I win. 8-)

www.greenlovestore.blogspot.com
10:06 AM - Mar 28, 2010
Mathdelane
Here's the link to my entry:
http://softwarecritics.info/social-media/intuitive-social-network-updater-powered-by-mind-mapping-technology/
5:22 PM - Mar 27, 2010
Fjordz
I'm joining this contest! Here's my entry>>

http://www.myfjordz.com/2010/03/fingerprint-bankless-transaction-system.html

check it out friends!
8:14 AM - Mar 27, 2010
David ODonnell
Ipad is really cool!
5:10 PM - Mar 24, 2010
Frances Watson
I would love to win this Thank You for this great giveaway fancyfeet45@earthlink.net

11:59 AM - Mar 22, 2010
Nathan Lane
A future like no other. Imagined by Daniel Suarez.
Augmented reality. Social Network. Web 3.0
“Daemon does for surfing the Web what Jaws did for swimming in the ocean.”
—Chicago Sun-Times

http://hubpages.com/hub/the_digital_revolution
6:35 PM - Mar 19, 2010
BenSpark
Hey there, what a great contest. I have posted my revolutionary product called the Tread Rider Workstation. Don't laugh at my drawing though, I'm no engineer. Here is the link. http://www.benspark.com/revolutionize-a-healthy-working-environment.html
3:18 PM - Mar 18, 2010
Malini
http://www.malithenerd.com
8:21 AM - Mar 9, 2010
Daddy Papersurfer
The best thing since sliced bread!!! .... http://www.daddypapersurfer.com/announcing-the-ihorrorscope/ .... actually buttered sliced bread is better ...... probably - tee hee
2:26 AM - Mar 5, 2010
Herry
http://www.jimleasure.com/2010/03/delicious-edible-food-packages-that.html
12:18 AM - Mar 5, 2010
Dimitree
Rock it http://webtech-master.blogspot.com
1:28 AM - Feb 25, 2010
Thehudsonian
http://thehudsonian.com/?p=305
5:25 AM - Feb 23, 2010
Yroma.Com
http://www.yroma.com/2010/02/water-transfer-dispenser-to-help-fight-water-scarcity/
3:59 AM - Feb 22, 2010
Iman Firdaus
http://megacomstore.blogspot.com/2010/02/next-revolutionary-technology.html
12:22 AM - Feb 20, 2010
Jason Ho
Hi Donna!
To participate in the contest, first register your blog by using the form in the "How to participate" section of this page. Once you've registered, you can start writing your blog entry. After you've completed your entry and posted it on your blog, just post a link to your blog in this comments section.

Good luck! We look forward to reading your entry :)

Jason Ho
Clockspot Support Team
11:07 PM - Feb 11, 2010
Donna
sign me up
9:16 PM - Feb 11, 2010