With the world's eyes focused on the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, it's worth looking back to a previous Brazilian achievement, this one of the automotive variety: the gorgeous 1972-76 Volkswagen SP2 sports coupe.
by M Dee Dubroff
Appealing to an emerging geek-chic fashion trend, Intel has developed a new smart bracelet that will be released by the end of the year. This stylish wearable tech device is slated to be cooler than cool. Check out more details below.
Chrysler's much-maligned PT Cruiser makes an unusual limousine but Russian customizers have gone much, much further into the realm of the weird. This bizarre white wedding coach is the perfect ride for those embarking on a honeymoon from hell.
by Amber Leventry
There are car seats. There are strollers. There are contraptions that convert car seats into strollers. And there is Doona, an all in one infant car seat and stroller hybrid of awesomeness. Doona is the world’s first car seat with a built-in system for easy mobility. Translation: This rear facing car seat has wheels. This car seat turns into a stroller. This car seat just made life easier.
Tomato by-products in my new Ford? It's more likely than you think, or at least it will be once H.J. Heinz and Ford Motor Company realize their plan to recycle used tomato skins, stems and seeds into car components.
by Fashion Finds
Awkward situations are well, awkward. And as much as we'd like to envision turning and running away at full speed when faced with one (that can't just be mine), dealing with these things in the real world requires more tact. But there's no rule that says you have to do the mature thing and tackle awkward head on, not when a new accessory gives you the perfect out.
by Rey M.L.
It can be difficult to make a unique ebook reader these days, and that job just got a lot harder with the arrival of PocketBook's newest device. It boasts a camera paired with OCR (optical character recognition) software, alongside numerous other perks.
Have Roomette, will travel... and the heck with hotels, motels and inns! This compact on the outside, spacious on the inside reinvention of the tow-able trailer lets you take your bed and lie in it when the day's driving is done.
Fiat heir and possible future Ferrari boss Lapo Elkann is into camouflage these days, which one might think would conflict with his passion for all things Prancing Horse. Think again: Elkann's military makeover of a box-stock Ferrari 458 Italia – complete with chromed peace sign – would win any fashion war in a heartbeat.
The Thonet Concept Bike by artist Andy Martin may roll on ultramodern carbon fiber wheels but its curved beechwood frame was made by a steam-bending process over 150 years old.
by Steve Levenstein
World cup noodle anyone? Japan's Nissin Foods, the inventor of instant ramen and the cup noodle concept, is celebrating this year's 2014 FIFA World Cup with a samba-rific new flavor: Brazilian Chicken!
Make no mistake, the ruby-red Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept is a statement car. The ruby red souped-up sedan states quite starkly Nissan's desire to join Mercedes' AMG and BMW's M-series in the upper echelon of luxurious performance vehicles.
by Lady Bee
.... The climate controlled T-Pai, which will be available in two sizes, small and very small, promises to automatically feed, toilet train, clean-up after, educate and play games with your pup. It will communicate with her when you are delayed or just can't be bothered by your dog. T-Pai claims to address most, if not all, of the difficulties of owning a dog....
“Honk If You Don't Mind Being Fined,” a Shanghai bumper sticker might read. Indeed, horn-honking has been banned on some city streets since 2007 and plans are afoot to expand the “no honking” zone in an ongoing effort to ease noise pollution.
by M Dee Dubroff
While going back into time might be pure fantasy, traveling between five and eight years into the future might just prove to be a reality. Algorithims provide the venue according to one Iranian scientist. Read on for some strange and questionable details.
GM built over a thousand EV1 electric cars between 1996 and 1999, and the company's controversial decision to crush almost all of them still lingers as a black mark in the firm's history. Wonder of wonders, two EV-1s have been discovered, miraculously uncrushed, in a Chinese research institute parking lot.
Is fear of a drained battery holding you back from buying an electric car? Aluminum producer Alcoa and clean tech company Phinergy have got something for that: a revolutionary aluminum-air battery pack that promises drivers a whopping 1,000 miles between charge-ups!
Like Ford, a spry senior citizen had a better idea (than languishing in a rest home) and had the smarts and skills to make it happen. Also like Ford, Liuzhen Han's idea was building a car.
by Steve Levenstein
The makers of Pocky, Japan's much loved confectionery-coated biscuit sticks, have never shied from their goal of snack food world domination. That's why Glico has trotted out two new Pocky flavors with a tropical Brazilian theme – BerryCarnival and Coconut – just in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
by Ellen Dudley
Introducing the Vibrating Capsule: a pill with an engine inside that;s programmed to vibrate 6-8 hours after it's ingested to cure chronic constipation. No more gas, cramping and diarrhea for the 15% of US population who take laxatives. Soon it will be cool to be constipated.