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Toyota Safety Connect and Lexus Enform Square Off with OnStar

The OnStar system has been one of the highest ranked reasons for buying a new GM vehicle.  And although the technology is readily available, other companies have yet to begin incorporating the same features into their vehicles.  That is until Toyota revealed Safety Connect to the world and put up some competition for OnStar.

Frito-Lay Japan's Coffee and Green Tea Snacks Create a Buzz

Frito-Lay Japan has decided that "Coffee Crisp" should be more than just a pretty name. Their new Caramel Macchiatto and Green Tea Latte flavor corn chips pack two cups of coffee's worth of caffeine into each bag.

9 Gifts That Will Surely Anger Your Valentine

While it’s widely believed Valentine’s Day was invented by the card companies, it actually was popularized by candy companies in the twenties. Surprisingly, our list of fantastic gifts for people you pretend to love has only a few sweet treats. We do have plenty of sour presents to offer though. Whatever the problem in your relationship, one of these gifts is sure to express your true feelings for your significant other.

Yikes! Kids Can Use Kit to Extract DNA!

The words "DNA extraction" and "toy" seem incongruous to me. Yet here it is--a kit that allows children to sample DNA... and do stuff with it.

More Active Early Sex Lives In Men With Prostate Cancer

This study reported today, Sexual activity and prostate cancer risk in men diagnosed at a younger age, is not about masturbation, promiscuity, or "rampant sex," as one headline had it. It is about connecting the dots between hormonal activity and prostate cancer.

Love Cucumbers? Show It and Grow It with Heart Shaped Molds

Cucumbers shaped to your heart's desire without resorting to a paring knife? That's the idea behind these clear plastic molds that allow your veggies to literally grow into a shape perfect for lovable slicing.

Obesity May Be Caused By A Virus

Scientists say that obesity can be caught just like a common cold.

Pets Provide Many Benefits For College Students

In the interest of having something to do, I guess, researchers at Ohio State University found that pets can provide support, companionship, and stress relief for college students who live with their pets. Now more than ever, college students need whatever help they can get to overcome the stresses encountered on the bridge from home to career. Better dogs than drugs.

Toilet Annunciator: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6937155 dates back to 2005 and reflects the idea that a toilet needs a personality. The Toilet Annunciator yearns to be a part of the family it serves and not just some cold porcelain apparatus that everyone takes for granted. Read on but you may need to flush quickly.

Risk Factors For Breast Cancer In Second Breast Identified

A new report, based on research at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, reveals pertinent and specific information that women should all ascertain from our doctors if a diagnosis of breast cancer is made in one breast. Prophilactic removal of the second breast could mitigate future suffering for some women with breast cancer diagnosis.

This Sexy Stereo Is Designed To See And Hear!

"Object Remix," is what industrial designer Bob Turek named his current project. His work challenges our perceptions, our expectations in fact, of an object's traditional purpose. Here, Turek builds a stereo amplifier within the body of a fiberglass female mannequin, creating what Turek describes as a "radically new user interface."

How Sweet It Is! Chocolate Beer, Your Sinful Obsession

Chocolate beer is the latest Japanese entry in the bizarre drinks sweepstakes. Imagine the sinfully sweet combination of  rich cocoa and full-bodied beer... and thank Sapporo Brewery for bringing such a delightful nectar to market!

Symbol for Chinese New Year Becomes Stone-Age Ox

In an attempt to recapture the golden promise of the past, China’s most famous animal sculptor has created a very special ox in honor of the Lunar New Year. This not just any old ox, mind you, as not all oxen are created equal. Read on for details.

Fonolo Helps You Bypass Annoying Automated Phone Navigation

Hate wasting your time trying to talk to a customer service person at a major company using an automated menu system? Me too, and thankfully a new company, Fonolo is addressing this problem by helping you navigate quickly through the process with their beta program.

Gravity Makes For Purity In Ovopur Water

Now here's a gadget I wouldn't mind having for my family... It's the Ovopur water purifier from Aquaovo, a Canadian company that specializes in natural purification of water. If you can overcome the initial cost, about $620, life and clean water would become a whole lot simpler.

Ex-McLaren Designer Unveils All Electric Roadster

The number of electric sports cars being developed has been steadily rising over the past 2 or 3 years, and thanks to advances in battery technology, that number will only keep going up. Thanks to a former McLaren designer, there may be another all electric sports car entering production that can keep pace with both the Tesla Roadster and the Fiskar Karma.

Pants With More Than One Zipper: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6789269 dates back to 2004 and concerns Pants With One or More Zippers on The Rear Thereof. For those among us who feel one zipper just doesn’t quite cut it for fashions that need “more cheek”, this may be just the thing. Others may never be convinced, no ifs and or butts about it. Read on and be amazed at the very least and whatever at the very most.

New Russian Diesel Submarines: Innovative and Very Scary

The Russian navy is creating a new diesel submarine named Lada. Although construction of these kind of submarines actually began a few decades ago, the Lada has become known as the navy’s “brightest innovative project.” Read on for more details.

Live Out Your Rock Star Aspirations Realistically With League Of Rock

What teenager didn't dream of being a rock star? Unfortunately, as most leave their twenties behind, they are forced to face the harsh reality that the rich and famous lifestyle just won't be theirs and move onto a stable career. Toronto's League of Rock ensures that growing up doesn't mean having to leave your rock star aspirations behind completely; while you may never find yourself on MTV's top 100, they will give you the illusion of living out your dreams without the inevitable instability.

8 Dog Potties That Are Better Than Trees

There are only two places where a dog can pee and poop: outside or inside. Now, we know some of you might say, "There's only one place my dog can poop!" Truthfully, I agree with you in theory, but even the totally housebroken dog may need to "go" inside at times.