Innovation

Honda to Include Cylinder Deactivation on Upcoming Touring Series

Honda has been working hard on the upcoming VFR1200 touring bike, with the introduction of a dual clutch gearbox into the motorcycle being among the many pieces of technology they plan on including. On top the more efficient transmission, it now appears that Honda is planning on cylinder deactivation to help keep fuel consumption down as well.

Fictionaut Utilizes Social Media For New Self-Publishing Platform

For wordsmiths the world over, a rejection notice is the common denominator shared by the entire literary community whether you are the next Hemingway or a weekend poet. However unwelcoming, those "we regret to inform you" letters have become a right of passage for writers. On the flip side, all an author really wants to see is his or her words in print. To that end Fictionaut, an online social network for fiction writers addresses that need.

Bizarre USB Bust Beauty Pads Keep Snow Off Your Mountains

Winter's chill frosting your ornaments? Slip a pair of Thanko's USB bust beauty pads under the boys and turn cold & icy to warm & nicey!

Humanistic Humidifier Design Turns Over A New Leaf

Oh, the humidity! The charming design of the Rocca Hybrid Humidifier imitates a bare branched tree in winter while the handy remote hangs like a lonely last leaf. It's a more humanistic humidifier that succeeds by accentuating the form yet still performing the function.

ScamVille? A New Online Game? Who's Up For The Challenge?

Michael Arrington from Techcrunch wrote a very insightful article titled "Scamville: The Social Gaming Ecosystem of Hell," exposing Zynga and its scam-laden lead gen-type offers devised for their ever-popular Facebook games of Farmville and Mafia Wars. I challenge one of the more ethical game developers to actually use Arrington's expose to develop the real thing - an actual Facebook game called "ScamVille!"

Top Ten Best Visualization Tools for Social Media, Blogosphere, Internet & News

Art, maps,imagery and graphs add context and a visual component to numbers, locations, and information. With as much influx of data we contend with on a daily basis, visualization tools allows our brains to take a rest while perceiving content in a different light. In essence, visualization allows us to stop and smell the pixels, in spite of the fact we might learn a few things along the way.

Look Out! Wearable Eyeball Robot Ads New Level of Gaming for iPhone

"Hey, Bill?  What's that on your arm?"

"What?"

"That.  The eyeball."

"Oh, that!  It's my new robot interface."

Twitter Lists Inspired By Tweetdeck, Google Wave & Enterprise Microblogs

With the Holiday Season fast approaching, you might want to consider "making your list and checking it twice."Lists are the new order of business in Twitterville. Some say it will take the place of "Follow Fridays." Others think its jumping on the the Google Wave and Enterprise Microblogs' bandwagon.

Transparent OLED Monitors Displayed in Japan

New for this year's FPD International, two major display manufacturers are showing off new transparent OLED technology. While it probably won't help you in real life anytime soon, it certainly is impressive to look at.

Be Careful What You Say. This USB Drive May Be Listening...

This little USB flash drive isn't a Transformer - but it's definitely more than meets the eye...

Rat Brained Robots! Rat Brained Robots! Gaaaahhhhh!!!!!!

Cyborg rats are taking over the world!

Okay, so that's a lie.  But there are robots with little rat brains out there.  And you'll be surprised what they're being used for.

Color Light DVD Turns Your TV Into A Giant Mood Ring

Tired of a blank TV screen taking up space when you're not watching anything? Looking for ambient lighting in maximum colors for the minimum price? If so, the Color Light DVD will really turn you on!

LED Eyelashes Light Up Your Lids

False eyelashes not getting you enough attention? LED Eyelashes from Korean designer Soomi Park will have you turning heads so fast you might be sued for causing whiplash.

My(Separate)Space.com - Social Network For Lousy Spouses!

For those familiar with the TV Show "Survivor," one knows you have to "outwit, outplay and outlast." And while that same philosophy is sometimes jokingly applied to failing marriages, LousySpouse.com's slogan of "endure, survive and prevail" plays it a little closer to the vest. Yes, there is a social network for those in the thralls of divorce, whether it be pre-, post or during.

Flexible E-Reader From Bridgestone (Yes, That Bridgestone)

Claiming to be the world's first flexible e-reader, this new device from Bridgestone provides a little extra durability and pop to your virtual books.