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Ward's AutoWorld 10 Best Engines List Names 2015's Most Innovative Motors

Since 1994 Ward's AutoWorld magazine has published an annual list of the ten "best" automobile engines available in the U.S. market. The 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines listing rates engines according to their power and torque, noise vibration and harshness (NVH), and their overall level of technical innovation.

Want An Easier Way To Hand Wash Laundry? The Scrubba Wash Bag Will Do It

There are just times, for whatever reason, you just have to wash out a few things by hand. This is not always the easiest chore to accomplish efficiently. That is until the Scrubba Wash Bag came onto the market. It is billed as the world's smallest washing machine. It is ideal for use both at home and on the road, and is completely portable. It is foldable and weighs just 5 ounces.

Facebook’s ‘TheFind’ Another Example: ‘If You Can’t Build It, Buy It’

Never to be outbeat, Zuckerberg's been wise enough to keep a finger on the pulse of consumer preferences in tandem with a keen eye on advertising opportunities. In so doing, one year ago, he shelled out an astronomical $19 billion to acquire the mobile messaging app WhatsApp. To put this in perspective, this one purchase was 19-times what he spent on Instagram in 2012 - and another example of Zuckerberg’s now standard modus operandi: If you can’t build, buy it!

Urban Supercar Looks Like A Lambo, Drives Like A Golf Cart

Modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador, the Lishidedidong Urban Supercar (yes, that is its real name) might look a lot more exciting than most entry-level electric cars but its beauty is only skin deep.

Want A New Way To Use Rock Hard Butter? Try This Grate Solution!

One of the problems that has faced mankind for many years is how to take rock hard butter that comes out of the refrigerator and make it useable quickly. Another is how to keep people from leaving toast crumbs in the butter. With the Butter Mill by Cooks Innovations the butter dish is a thing of the past and you store your butter in a gadget that grates the butter so that it warms much faster than the pat you would normally use.

Is Mass Customization The Future of Fashion?

Design and technology are merging to form the future of fashion. Known as mass customization, this technique allows customers to follow style guides and create their own original pieces. Read on to learn more about this amazing concept that seems an oxymoron.

CogniToys Has Made The World's Smartest Dino Using IBM Watson

Kids ask a lot of questions. They want to know why and how. And just when you think you have satisfied their curiosity, they come up with another question. As a parent, this is both thrilling and exacerbating. We want our children to be excited about learning, but sometimes we don’t have the answers or—let’s be honest—the time to figure out what owls eat, where they live, and how fast they can fly; all questions my daughter asked in the span of 10 seconds. But CogniToys are speech enabled, internet connected toys which have both the time and age-appropriate answers to feed and fuel our children’s desire to learn.

Need to Ship Something? Get an IBox

Greg Zinone is a person who thinks outside the box… and inside too. The inventor from Irvine, California, has just developed the Inflatable Box, also called the IBox. His new invention is now being featured on the popular crowdfunding website INDIEGOGO.

Slide The City: Business Offers Summer Teaser And World's Biggest Touring Slip 'N Slide

After the nasty North American we've been having, there's no doubt that we're all dreaming about summer adventures and the balmy weather than comes with them. So, it makes sense that a new business would choose this timing to let the world in on their concept, and how it will affect cities around the world.

Surf Your City With The DESKA Board

When you think of surfing, odds are you think of shredding some waves in the ocean. You think of sand, palm trees and the sun shining in an azure sky. With the DESKA Board, you can bring the feel of surfing to your city's streets and sidewalks.

Killer Apps For Apple iWatch Need To Be Disruptive, Not iPhone Clones

The much anticipated April 24th launch of the Apple’s Watch (which I prefer to call "iWatch" no matter how it's marketed) has got developers scrambling to create a killer app that will not only give credence to the need for an iWatch, but will distinguish the development team as the coolest kids on the digital block.

Google's Artificial Intelligence Now Thinks And Plays Video Games Like We Do

While the quest for artificial intelligence had its inception in science fiction, it's clear that it in recent decades it has been brought to the modern world of science fact  - and it's now been brought in full force. Simple video games and computer programs were the forefront of artificial intelligence, but now developers have stepped up their game, and designed artificial intelligence that borders on modern human learning and decision making.

Top 5 Creative Activity Toys To Buy Kids- Toy Of The Year Winners

Each year Toy Industry Association, Inc. hands out their Toy of the Year Awards. If you are looking to keep your child engaged in creative activity, check out the following guide which highlights the last five years’ worth of winners for the best Activity Toy of the Year. These creation-centered toys promote inventive and artistic playtime through building, doodling, and creating.

Petite Marin Transforms Men’s Dress Shirts Into Children’s Clothing

Recycling on every level has become an integral aspect of modern existence. Read all about two young mothers and their efforts to live a green lifestyle by making clothes for their children from their husbands' throwaway dress shirts.

Choosing The Best Microphone For The Job In DSLR Audio

Looking for a great microphone for your DSLR camera? If you are switching from photography to video, there is a lot to learn. Audio is an important part of video and there are many options for microphones, each with their own purpose. Here are the ones I recommend...

DARPA Developing Bionic Hands for Amputees

The Defense Advanced Research Protection Agency (DARPA), the research powerhouse for the U.S. Department of Defense, is now developing a sensing bionic hand for injured veterans.It’s an innovative and ambitious program that brings new hope for veterans who are casualties of war.

Solo Oven Cuts Cooking Down To Size For Single Chefs

Forever alone but never not hungry? The Solo Oven from Recolte makes dinner for one an even more personal experience that, much like your love life, takes up hardly any space and is barely noticeable.

Hydrobike Takes Cycling To The Water

If you're a water sports enthusiast, or if you just like to enjoy time drifting on the lake, you'll want to check out the Hydrobike. This water vehicle is a cross between a bike and a pontoon boat, and not only will it give you a fun way to enjoy the open water, it will also give you a good workout.

Acooo Mechanical Keyboard Has Upgradeable Android PC Built-In

The backlit, Cherry MX switch-toting OneBoard Pro+ keyboard from Acooo is more than it might seem. Hiding inside is a relatively powerful computer running Android, which can apparently be upgraded using a clever slot-in module setup.

Invention of the Week? The Invisible Umbrella Keeps You Dry with Air Jets

Ah, the umbrella – it’s been around for over 3,000 years and it has barely changed in style or design.However, a Chinese inventor is about to change all that.You see, Chuan Wang from Nanjing, China, along with colleagues from the Aeronautics and Astronautics departments at both Nanjing and Beijing universities, have invented what’s called the Invisible Umbrella, which is also coined the Air Umbrella.