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Hennessey Takes Ford's New F-150 Truck To The Max With The 2015 VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged

The 2015 Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged picks up where the late and lamented Hennessey SVT Raptor 6.2L leaves off. Only 500 units of this true monster truck will be built for 2015, though buyers with $75,000 to spend can conveniently order one at their nearest Ford dealer.

Sled Zeppelins: Eight Elf'n Cool Futuristic Santa Sleigh Concepts

Sure, reindeer may rock but in today's overpopulated world, Santa Claus needs more horsepower. Any one of these souped-up, Santa-stic concept gift-delivering machines will get the Bearded One from pole to pole and back again in the St Nick of time.

Aston Martin Vanquish 60th Anniversary Edition Features Reclaimed Piston Dash Bezels

Iconic British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is celebrating its 60th year in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, in a unique and special way: by building a select edition of six Aston Martin Vanquish convertibles whose dashboard bezels are made from reclaimed pistons salvaged from historic Aston Martin sports cars.

Innovative Digital Fabrication: 4D Printed Dress Made With Kinematics

Digital fabrication is exploding in the world of fashion design, making it possible to print almost everything under the sun (except maybe the sun). Read on to learn more about one company's plunge into 4-D printing.

Rilakkuma Condoms Make Cute & Conscientious Gifts

Rilakkuma "Honey" Condoms by Okamoto feature colorful box and wrapper art that's so cute, giftees might think they've been presented with a box of delicious sweet treats. Contraception just got a lot more adorable!

EDAG Light Cocoon Concept Car Makes Like A Leaf

How light is the EDAG Light Cocoon concept car? Well, it's skinned in fabric four times lighter than standard copier paper for one thing. Unlike paper, however, the revolutionary Texapore Softshell outdoor textile won't wilt in the rain.

The Dare-Droid Dress: Edgy, Cool and Technosensual

Technosensual is the name of a Viennese exhbit that showcases fashion blending with cutting edge technology. Read on to learn more about this fascinating trend that still lingers in the innovative ether of the air.

Dig In To Dinner With Deep Fried Construction Equipment!

Do not operate heavy machinery while eating? The heck with that! The clever designers at Panda's Hole, an edgy division of Takara Tomy's T-Arts, suggest diners throw caution to the wind and sprinkle their new line of Deep Fried Construction Equipment over your next box lunch.

Tune In, Turn On & Trip Out With Chris LaBrooy's “Automotive Aerobics”

Pack up the Pontiac but don't bother filling the tank: where Chris LaBrooy's taking us, we don't need roads! UK-based LaBrooy, a specialist in graphic image processing and 3D modeling, puts a vintage Pontiac hardtop through its paces and we all get to go along for a very wild ride.

New Aston Martin DB10 Brings Bond Back To His Driving Roots

Double-O-Seven, meet DB10: Aston Martin and EON Productions have teamed up to reunite secret agent James Bond with his original ride. Aston Martin's design team worked closely with Sam Mendes, director of the upcoming Bond film Spectre, to create the ultimate car for the world's most famous spy.

Want To Ride A Seesaw Again? Then Sit Down At This Table!

When it comes to playground equipment meant for two it is hard to top a seesaw. It has been more than a few years since most of us have indulged in this childhood joy. Dutch designer Marleen Jansen has married that joy with a table in a concept that brings the playground into the dining room. It is called The Courtesy Table and requires two people to keep things in balance while they eat.

Land Rover Preparing To Introduce Range Rover Evoque Convertible

It would appear the popular Range Rover Evoque compact luxury CUV family is about to expand. A convertible version of the three-door Evoque Coupé has been spied being road-tested and the production version could be introduced as early as March 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show.

China's New Reed Glass Said To Be Better Than Google Glass At 1/3 The Price

Look out Google Glass, a self-declared better & cheaper competitor's got you in its sights. The Reed Glass was developed by a Chinese/Italian design team and boasts improved display technology, longer battery life and a much lower price compared to Google's well-known smart glasses.

KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set Collects The Best Eats From The Far East

The KitKat Flavors of Japan Box Set features 11 exotic KitKat flavors reflecting Japan's many unique regional culinary traditions. Even living in Japan it's tough to sample these exotic KitKats as Nestle Japan usually sells them only in their home regions. Now you can sample these signature cuisines in the form of specialty KitKats packed in a collectible showcase box.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Lumen’s Solar-Powered Dragonfly Necklace

The use of solar power in ornamental design is an emerging trend worthy of note. Introducing Lumen's Twinkling, LED Dragonfly Necklace. Read on for more on this glittering innovation.

This Bizarre Concept Jeep From ZiL Just Might Be Russia's New Humvee

Russia might not be known for its innovative and appealing mass-market automobiles but be assured the nation's military rolls with the best of 'em. With that said, this bizarre “army car” concept from ZiL has got a decent shot at being the Russian army's next wheeled workhorse, and it could happen as early as 2015.

SOLS Software: Comfortable 3-D Soles Make Happy Souls

Orthotics, those shoe inserts that prevent foot pain, may not have been considered sexy in the past, but things can change and they do. Introducing SOLS software, the application that changes the way the world walks, one foot at at a time. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

China's Gigantic Toilet Waterfall Has Citizens Flushed With Pride

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you 10,000 recycled toilets, urinals and bathroom sinks, make a 300-ft long and 15-ft high Toilet Waterfall. Artists in Foshan, a city in southern China's Guangdong province, did just that in order to attract visitors to a ceramics trade show.

2015 Smart ForTwo Brabus: Brainy Gets Brawny

Drivers of Daimler-Benz's cute two-passenger Smart cars are about to be taken a LOT more seriously – that is, if they upgrade to the upcoming 2015 Smart ForTwo Brabus. A third more horsepower and much more muscular body panels oughta keep other cars from kicking sand in their faces. Maybe DB should call it the Charles Atlas Edition.

Jaguar F-Type Kei Nishikori Edition Courts Car-Driving Tennis Fans

Jaguar brand ambassador and World No. 5 ranked tennis player Kei Nishikori has been immortalized with the F-Type Kei Nishikori Edition, of which a mere 35 Fire Sand-painted coupés and convertibles will be produced.