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Rinspeed Unofficially Unveils the iChange--Talks Production

A short while back, we brought you the story of the Rinspeed iChange Concept vehicle. The iChange is essentially a single seat sports car that, when necessary, could extend the cabin area to hold up to three people. Since then, Rinspeed has refined the concept car and the time has finally come to unveil it to the world.

Fraunhofer Institute working on 3-Dimensional Dashboard

Car dashboards are slowly but steadily becoming a conglomeration of technology. More and more information can be readily displayed upon request and in some cases, the entire thing can be customized right down to the finest detail. In keeping with this progression, Fraunhofer Institute has developed what could be the next big jump in dashboard technology.

Arsenic: Is This Ancient Poison a Modern Remedy?

News sources in Hong Kong have released information concerning the success of some leukemia patients that have been treated with a combination of arsenic and vitamin A. How far has this poison dating back to an 8th century A.D Arab alchemist named Jabir really come? Read on for some startling details.

Urawaza: Time Tested Tips for Troubled Times

Urawaza is Japanese for "clever lifestyle tips and tricks", and that's what this colorfully covered book by Lisa Katayama delivers in spades. What's more, the current financial crisis has made Urawaza's blend of folk wisdom and cheap fixes all that much more helpful.

New BraDryer To Be Customized To Your Bra Size!

From 32 to 44, from B to DD, the BraDryer will have a shape just like yours... or your bra's anyway.

Twitter vs. Facebook - Battle of the Social Goliaths

How social are these mega social networks? Well social enough for Facebook to have courted Twitter most recently...to only be rebuffed as a lustful suitor too eager to get to third base before the first pitch was thrown. Back in fall of 2008, Facebook offered Twitter $500 million in stock to wed and bed her.

Beware Of Fakes

These non-licensed brand name products might last a few days, or if you are lucky, you might just be able to say, "I can't believe this is not the real stuff."


Do You Need Some Help Kissing?: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6789799 is called the Kissing Shield Game and Method of Use Thereof. One would think that the human race has evolved far enough so that kissing is an acceptable art form, but perhaps it hasn’t. French and other type kisses spread germs and this inventor has the answer for preventing this. Read on but be careful. Germs are lurking, watching and waiting to pounce on unsuspecting lovers everywhere.

I Beams Are Right At Home In Architect's Interior Design

You wouldn't think that I beams, common beams used in construction, would make comfortable pieces of furniture and, even less so, very attractive furniture. Not until you see Filippo Ghezzani's very livable and "workable" line of interior design...

Rear View Mirror Eliminates Blind Spots

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are more than 826,000 traffic accidents every year in the U.S. that happen while changing lanes... most due to blind spots. As the population is expanding faster than the highway systems, the number of blind spot related accidents is bound to increase; that's where the No Blind Spot Rear View Mirror comes in.

Samsung May Provide OLED Displays for “Holographic” In-Car Display

Just in case the 3-D dashboard didn't pique your interest, Samsung has also been looking into the automotive industry to see where they can provide some improvement. Their idea of a futuristic dashboard provides a somewhat similar experience as the 3-D cousin, but is based on Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) that create pseudo-holographic image to provide you with data.

Stylish And Innovative Perfume Bottle Necklaces

The pendant along with the long delicate chain retails at $28 and looks discreet and eminently stylish...and not like a piece of cheap glass.

Save Electricity With Combination Soap and Vibrator: Great Idea?

The Novelty Bar of Soap Having Low Cost Electro-Mechanical Vibrating Assembly is basically a traveling vibrator that makes its home in a bar of soap. Or better put, consider Patent# US 6802819 is the newest thing in making soap a “dirty toy.” Read on for some small shocks and a few details.

Don't Go Bump In The Night! Get Stair Lights

First Street carries a pretty neat set of Stair Lights that come in a kit with a light for each step and they are pretty high tech!

Geek Blood Will Flow at the Akiba Blood Donation Room

The Akiba Blood Donation Room in the heart - sorry - of Tokyo's geek mecca Akihabara has found a unique method of boosting blood donations: Stock up on manga mags, then stick in the needle.