With a trunk in front, a 5ft extendable bed in back and an engine in the middle, Elad Barkan's Counter Balance is unlike any pickup truck you've ever seen. The question is, will we ever see it for sale in a dealer showroom?
by Amber Leventry
As a student at the University of Kansas, George Ressler learned of microneedle vaccinations being developed at Georgia Institute of Technology. He saw it as a painless way to provide childhood vaccinations. With the help of Georgia Tech’s research team he designed Hug, a vaccination system designed to be a solution and alternative to needle injected vaccines for children.
It seems the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle concept debuted by Toyota at last year's Tokyo Motor Show was just the great-looking shape of things to come. The production FCV sedan has now been sticker priced and could be yours for the taking this coming April of 2015... that is, if you've got ¥7 million to spend.
by Steve Levenstein
The USB Fish Cord from Maywa Denki features eyes that glow when the cable's in use and comes in three color choices to complement any tech workspace's décor scheme.
by Lady Bee
Affordable Agility Inc. makes agility equipment for dogs - things like pole weaves, tunnels, teeter tots, and other equipment that gives dogs, on or off the circuit, a run for their money. Included in the company's arsenal are water obstacles like the Puddle Jumper and the Aqua Hurdle. But your dog doesn't need to be trained in agility to just want to chill out this summer with a cool splash from the Doggie Drencher between fetches.
Don't it make your brown sides blue... or purple, in the case of a cool but crazy color-changing Citroën spotted in a Beijing, China, used car dealer's lot. Perhaps the owner got tired of bystanders asking what the car's true hue really is.
by Samantha Pankey
P90X, Zumba, Tai-Bo, Crossfit: you have probably heard of all of these or at least a couple. These are all fitness systems that became very popular--so popular that they made their founders a lot of money and one became its own sport. LoneDrone Innovations is looking for its new fitness system, Resistance, to do the same thing.
by John P. Barker
This is a unique innovation that I wish I had thought of when I worked in a school kitchen and had to peel enough potatoes to feed 350 kids. I'm not sure if this device would pass a health inspection...
by Kim Patterson
There are a ton of creams and washes on the market that claim to combat acne. Some work; some don’t, but they are all kind of a hassle to use. Nexcare has come up with a new kind of acne product that looks to be a lot simpler.
Meet the MG3 Trophy Championship, a track-ready concept car built to entice British racing enthusiasts into an IROC-like single manufacturer racing series. Chinese-owned MG brought the two-toned track terror to Goodwood Festival of Speed to show it off... and maybe do a little trolling in the bargain.
Restoring an old Mazda pickup truck is one thing, restoring childhood memories is another. Why not both? Fred & Judy Keller of Wasilla, Alaska, answered that question in the affirmative by converting their 1976 Mazda B1600 pickup truck into running, roadable and VERY red Radio Flyer wagon.
Japan's Isuzu Motors and the Euglena Company have teamed up to promote the use of DeuSEL, a biofuel made from processed algae. The joint venture project's rolling ambassador is a brightly colored bio-diesel sipping Isuzu bus and efforts are underway to expand the service to public bus routes by 2018.
by M Dee Dubroff
You have a phone that just makes calls and allows for Inetrnet access and e-mail? How passé and non geek-chic can a person get? Read on to discover the amazing wearable tech phenomenon known as phone-control garments!
One car two car red car blue car... make that red and green and yellow and blue car! The innovative Volkswagen Golf Harlequin was the ideal choice for indecisive carbuyers who just couldn't settle on an exterior paint color. Resplendent in blue, yellow, green and red, exactly 264 quad-hued Golf Harlequins left VW's factory in Puebla, Mexico, and 18 years later a dedicated registry devoted to them lists 116 survivors.
by Must Love Gadgets
There's not much joy in travel these days, but I can see that this Power Nap Head Pillow might just make a positive dent in the otherwise dreaded train or plane ride. So what if other passengers stare at you and laugh.... You won't see or hear them!
Saleen My Tesla? Please! Saleen Automotive, known for creating Lifestyle Performance Vehicles for road and track, is turning its attention to the vaunted Tesla Model S and the results (pun definitely intended) are electrifying!
by John P. Barker
Make it so! A disc shaped like the flagship of the United Federation of Planets?!?! And it actually flies?!?!? How can any fan of Star Trek not want this?
Fordite (also known as Motor Agate) makes the perfect jewelry for any car nut. Hard as rock but structured as intricately as the skin of an onion, Fordite was formed when accumulated layers of enamel paint overspray were repeatedly baked in automakers' paint-drying ovens, then knocked off the skids & supports to be dumped as worthless slag.
Finally, an STD you'll want to get! Ford's been teasing us with the new, 182bhp, 2015 Ford Focus ST and the excitement is... infectious? The new Ford Focus ST Diesel, as it's currently called, probably (make that hopefully) won't be badged STD so save those burning sensations for Taco Bell.
by Lady Bee
The Variocage is not for every pet owner, although I wish it were. It seems to be one of the safest car crates around, especially for medium to large to very large dogs. But you really need to dedicate your cargo compartment to the Variocage because it's not at all easy to take in and out. Nevertheless...