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Citrus Fueled Sports Car Could Freshen Up The Future of Automotive Design

While many people are focused on redesigning our tried and true internal combustion engine, others are more interested in improving the fuel source we use in them. Most of these people are content trying to alter our current sources of fuel, but a few like to step off the beaten path. There are no better examples of this than the designers of the Stauro Concept.

Happy Jack Dog Diaper Belly Bands: Product Review

My own pup is getting on in years and has begun having accidents in the house between his outings.  When I'm home I keep an eye out for signs that he needs to go, but he's been trying the Happy Jack Dog Diaper when I go out.  Here is our review!

Business Helps Festival-Goers Power Their Electronic Devices With Eco-Friendly Gadget

Just in time for a summer of camping, festivals, and roughing it away from the luxuries of civilization, a new company Orange, offers a unique product to power electronic devices so you don't need to leave your cell phone at home; thank goodness!

Natural Moisturizing Lotion Leaves Skin As Soft As Silk

Skin as soft as silk isn't just an expression anymore, thanks to naturally moisturizing lotions, soaps and skin care products containing Sericin, a silk protein that has kept silk workers' hands smooth and soft for centuries.

Mazda Planning Direct Injection for Next Generation Rotary Engine

Rotary engines are almost always associated with the name Mazda. For their small size, they can produce quite a bit of power, but at the expense of fuel economy and tailpipe emissions. Mazda, most likely in an effort to reduce the latter two, has been granted a patent for a newly designed rotary engine.

Call For Inventors! Lifetime Brands Seeks Innovative Barbecue Products

This Edison Nation/Lifetime Brands Innovation Contest sure is timely.  It's the perfect season for barbecuing, so get your chef's hat on and cook up some ribs, chicken, vegetarian... even a pie, so you can get inspired to invent.  Not a bad way to be inspired!

Thumbs Up For Texting Champion!

"OMG BFF I have the fastest thumbs in the US!" could have been the rallying cry from Kate Moore, a 15 yr old from Des Moines who received $50,000 in prize money at a Texting Championship. Beating out 250,000 people for a spot in the finals, her digit dexterity crowned her the winner and bragging rights of being the fastest texter in the land.

Facebook Revolution vs. Twitter Revolution!

Like Bill Maher and Twitter, Facebook thinks it needs to move its big tent to a real-time format! Facebook will renovate its News Feed and Search capabilities to real-time format, just as soon as they finish beta testing. Not to be outdone by the Fail Whale, Facebook is launching new real-time search functionality that will allow members the opportunity to search for links, news updates, photos and videos of registered users, and get those results in real time.

Prius Neighborhoods Found at Twitter, Facebook & At The Pump!

The new Toyota Prius is about to land in a neighborhood near you!. Starting this week, Gas Station TV and Toyota Team up to Launch 'Prius Neighborhood,' the first-ever community-generated TV Program. The community relations program broadcasts consumer-generated local cause-related events at-the-pump screens while informing viewers about the new 2010 third-generation Prius. "Prius Neighborhood" submissions are available online.

Remote Control LED Light Bulb Offers 7 Shades of White

"Any color you like, as long as it's white!" No, it's not a bizarro version of Henry Ford, just Sharp's new LED light bulb. Using the included remote control one can dial through 7 different shades of white light - without any white heat.

Top Ten Mommy Blogs

Some would dismiss Mommy Bloggers as light-weight fluff! However, for any one who diggs a little deeper into this blogging niche, you will find some real marketing-savvy heavy-weights. Now said to number over 200,000, Mommy bloggers are represented by groups and web sites and want to dispel any negative connotation associated with what they do, and how they do it. This Top Ten List will give you some insight as to the best of the best.

Vibram 5 Finger: Barefoot Shoe Alternative For Sport And Style

You may have gone barefoot as a child, only to be told by your conservative mom and dad that people are meant to wear shoes. Some argue that in fact, feet are not designed to be enclosed after all (aha mom & dad!), but since most places have that annoying "no shirt, no SHOES, no service rule" one sportswear company has come up with something that provides a shoed alternative to going barefoot.


Google Labs: Google Squared

Google Labs, the experimental division of Google, has made public their developing project Google Squared.  The concept of Google Squared is to take searching into related topics and offer multiple forms of links and related media.

XR3 Diesel Hybrid Now Available Factory Assembled

Back in 2006, the XR3 diesel hybrid went on sale as a kit car. While it was great for the DIY-ers, anyone who wanted the vehicle but didn't have the time to invest in assembly was out of luck.  A problem solved by the recent decision to assemble the XR3 at the factory and ship it to buyers from there.

Revisit Old Memories With The Digital Slide & Negative Converter

No one looks at slides from a slide projector anymore.  If photos aren't digitized and we can't see them on our computers, they might as well not exist.  But the old pictures, the ones taken when we were young and our parents and grandparents were younger, when slides were the medium for our memories... How can we just toss them out?