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The First Autonomous Semi Truck Gets Its Driver’s Licence

Automaker Daimler has revealed the first ever driverless tractor-trailer that is authorized to navigate public roadways. If you are intimidated by the notion of such a massive vehicle barreling down the highway un-manned, have no fear – the trucks still require the presence of a driver to deal with any situation more taxing than freeway cruising. The release of the autonomous Freightliner Inspiration is still notable, however, for providing long-haul truckers with the opportunity for a much more relaxing journey and giving the rest of us a glimpse into the future.

Clockwork Twenty2 Motorcycle Reimagines & Reengineers The Classic Honda CB750 Sportbike

Hailed as the world's first superbike, the game-changing Honda CB750 debuted in 1969 and went on to sell over 400,000 units over a ten-year production run. How do you top that? Try the Clockwork Twenty2 Motorcycle, a 1978 SOHC CB750 modernized, upgraded and dressed-up to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Invention of the Week? Now Smell and Feel the Action with FeelReal

FeelReal is a new virtual reality mask and helmet that will soon hit the market.This invention is proven to give you new sensations through smells and senses of wind, heat, water mist and vibration present in virtual worlds.So, will it be a ‘sensational’ hit among gamers? And, will it turn children and teens into contrived avatars?

Joy Baby Urinals Make Potty Training Less Ugly

Every stage and phase of parenting has its fair share of good, bad, and ugly moments. Our kids go through a lot of transitions and milestones from birth to preschool, and we need to make a lot of decisions during each of them. From our baby’s first time rolling over to their first words and steps, we lose sleep from worry and anticipation of the next big step. Will potty training be as ugly as the stories told by experienced parents? Maybe. But not all parts need to be ugly. Joy Baby potty training urinals for boys make things a little cuter.

Tiny DNA Sequencers Yield Big Results In The Fight Against Ebola

The ability to sequence the genome of a virus in the field is invaluable, allowing the source of the infection to be tracked and providing epidemiologists an important weapon in stopping the spread of disease. Until now, however, DNA sequencers have been large, fragile, and extremely slow to deliver results. A UK company, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, has changed all that with the release of the MinION -- a handheld DNA sequencer that can be plugged into a laptop to deliver results as they are available.

Ultimate Hauling Machine: The Top 10 “What If?” BMW Pickup Trucks

In 2011 BMW tantalized us with a one-off M3 E93 pickup concept and regardless of BMW execs stating a pickup “does not fit to our genes and our culture,” rumors of the company's April Fool's joke becoming reality just won't go away. Some BM-double-ute fans can't wait, it seems, as these ten bizarre pickups perfectly illustrate.

Saygus V² Smartphone Packs Dual Micro SD Memory Card Slots

Are you the type who downloads way too many movies and TV shows for viewing on your phone? Perhaps consider upgrading to Saygus' 5" Android-powered V², which will take two micro SD cards for a grand total of 464GB of storage capacity. Take that, um... everyone.

4 Anti-Aging Devices That Really Work And Take Years Off Your Looks

If you are looking for ways to preserve your youthful looks without cosmetic surgery that you can use in the comfrot and privacy of your own home, then anti-aging gadgets may be an appealing option. But with so many choices, it’s hard to know what works and what doesn’t. To help you make your selection, here's what my research shows are four of the best reviewed anti-aging devices currently available for use at home...

Fashionable Electronics: Thumbs Up for NailO Wireless Trackpad

Fashionable electronics is a burgeoning trend in wearables that is all about creating small microchips and  sensors that fit into even smaller gadgets. Read on to learn more about researchers at MIT and the wireless track pad they have invented that sits on your thumb.

Sit Down, Suck It In, Improve Back Pain On The Gaiam BalanceBall® Chair

I did try to use one of these big balance balls as a chair at one time, but every time I got up from my desk, the darn thing rolled away. Once it even rolled away while I was sitting down on it, and I hit the floor so hard I thought my butt was broken....

The One Kitchen Mixer No Home Gourmet Should Be Without

If cooking and baking are your passion, we've found a mixer no chef or home gourmet should be without. Check out which kitchen mixer has been voted #1 with consumers and start dropping hints for Mother's Day now.

Bounceroo Giraffe Rocker Automatically Rocks Your Baby For You

Want an automatic baby rocker to rock your baby for you? Warren Newton, dad of four, and Innovative Baby Products want you to meet Gerry. Gerry’s formal name is Deluxe Bounceroo, but that’s a mouthful. Gerry is a giraffe who quietly and automatically rocks your baby while she is in her rocker, car seat, or crib. Your hands and feet are free to do things like eat, walk to the bathroom, or fold the laundry that has piled up for three weeks.

Uplifting Drives: The Top 10 Cars On Poles

Mounting cars and trucks on tall polls was once a popular way to advertise a business. Times have changed, however, and antique vehicles are gaining value while rust never sleeps. These 10 sky-high automobiles showcase the best examples of a fading trend.

Ewww. Barfing Toothpaste Caps...

Spread Heads inject a little humor into the routine of everyday dental care - and may help coax your kids into having a little fun while brushing their teeth.

The World's Smartest Backpack Charges All Your Mobile Devices At Once

If you travel for work and airports have become like a second home, you know how difficult it can be at times to find an available outlet for charging mobile devices like cellphones, tablets and laptops. A new product coming out called the AMPL SmartBag is getting ready to change all that. This handy backpack will soon be the only charging station and storage compartment you'll ever need when when you're on the go.

Play Some Slots, Get a Blood Transfusion: The Revel Casino Set to House Gambling and Medical Facility All Under One Roof

The Revel Atlantic City Casino is getting some big upgrades, thanks to Glenn Straub who just purchased it for $82 million. The real estate tycoon is adding a state-of-the-art futuristic medical facility in the casino that will offer a variety of medical treatments. Yes, now you can play the slots and have your life extended. Is this a far-fetched idea and will it lure in more tourists to Atlantic City?

New GPS Technology Provides Delivery Drones Pinpoint Accuracy

Despite what appears to be a number of potential stumbling blocks, Amazon and other companies seem determined to take advantage of drone technology for rapid parcel delivery. Researchers in Austin, Texas have just done them a big favour by developing a low-cost global positioning system (GPS) that can reduce localization errors over 100 fold – from the size of a Volkswagen to the size of a nickel.

Apple Pay & Apple Watch, Digital Symbiotics At Work

Remember that old Chicago musical refrain: “Does anyone really know what time it is . . . does anyone really care?” Probably more so, now that Apple Watch and Apple Pay are here and are about to change how we make merchant transactions. How much easier could life be now that your Apple Watch can also pay for your purchases.

Classic, Chic And Whimsical Birdcage Umbrella Brightens A Rainy Day

Umbrellas are an under-appreciated accessory, but if you follow my blog - you know I'm a big believer in their ability to brighten your day and your outfit on the dreariest of days. A new one to come across my radar is classic, chic and sure to be a conversation starter.


10 Best Star Wars Toys All True Fans Must Have

Star Wars fans sometimes take things too far, which leaves manufacturers with plenty of fun concepts to develop. If you know a true fan of the dark and light sides of the Force, then you'll surely know someone who loves these cool and silly goodies.