Aston Martin and Toyota Team Up to Rebadge the iQ

Aston Martin is known for making some of the most powerful and luxurious vehicles to ever hit the market. Unfortunately being produced in small numbers has put them out of reach for most people. A recent partnering with Toyota however, may bring the Aston Martin nameplate into reach for many new car buyers.

Green Home Concierge: Helping Busy People Go Green!

For homeowners who have been thinking about reducing their carbon footprint by making their home just a little bit more environmentally friendly, but just can't find the time to do it; there's a trendy new concierge service that can help.

Japanese TV Dusts Off the Competition With Maid Detective

"Maid Detective" takes the bizarrely popular Maid concept from Akihabara cafes to the silver screen. Actress & singer Saki Fukuda cleans up crime scenes every week on Japan's TV Asahi.

Full Scale Production In Sight For Yamaha’s Hybrid Motorcycle

Back at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha unveiled a hybrid motorcycle concept called the Gen-Ryu. Since then, it seems as though the company has been busy filing patents and gearing up to put the hybrid motorcycle into full production.

Yuneec E430 to be World’s First Production Plug-In Aircraft

Small, personally owned aircraft are becoming more common throughout the world. Not only are they becoming increasing easy to fly, but they also are becoming less expensive to operate and maintain. A perfect example of this can be seen with the Yuneec E430 all electric airframe set to go on sale next year.

Glubble Turns Social Networking Into A Family Business

What's a Glubble and why are families queuing up? Glubble turns the Internet from a personal activity into an experience for the entire family. As a new type of social network, Glubble offers an online activity center where families with children under 12 can play, share, discover and learn.

Talk About Timing - Michael Jackson 'Live In Japan' DVD Released June 23

Timing is everything when you're a performer and nobody knew it better than the late Michael Jackson. Timing is also essential in business, as is surely realizing - the new "Michael Jackson: Live In Japan" DVD was posted on the Amazon website a mere 2 days before MJ's untimely demise.

10 New & Exotic Foods Coming To NYC's 2009 Summer Fancy Food Show

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) is holding its 55th Summer Fancy Food Fair in New York City this weekend (June 28 - 30, 2009) and my mouth waters just reading about some of the luscious new foods premiering at the event. If you can get there, here are ten tasties I'd love you to try for me! (This list leans to the sweet, I warn you.)

Top Ten Michael Jackson Tributes Going Viral

Within minutes of Michael Jackson's passing on June 25, Twitter went abuzz with all ten trending topics referencing Michael Jackson, from "RIP Michael Jackson" to "Pop King." Whatever you may have thought of Michael Jackson's personal life, his contribution to the world of entertainment was unmistakable. He raised the bar beyond the level of Elvis Presley to set a mark that will be hard for any artist to measure up to in the years and generations to come. Watch the Top Ten videos selected to honor the life and times of the King of Pop that were all produced within a few hours of his passing.

Feeling Blue? Japan's Got a Beer for That

Feeling blue? Japan's got a beer for that: Okhotsk Blue to be exact, a foamy brew made with water sourced from icebergs, tinted icy blue with seaweed.

Samsung Innovation Quest 2009 Now Open For New Widgets!

Samsung's Innovation Quest (aka Samsung IQ or SIQ) is now open for competition, this year being devoted to building the Samsung's new GT-i8910 home screen widgets. Samsung is also being innovative by giving you lots of resources and technical tools that were not available in prior years -- including teaching you all about widgets!

China's Netizens Declare they will Fight Back vs Censorship

With the protests in Iran, there has been a lot of discussion in the news of late about the power of technology in circumventing government control and censorship. Of course no one knows this kind of censorship better than Chinese netizens, especially after these past few weeks that saw the blocking of popular social media sites and the introduction of the 'Green Dam' filtering software.

in the face of such censorship, some more creative Chinese netizens (I have no idea who, or how many) have used Google Docs to release a declaration of war against this government imposed internet filtering.

Volkswagen 1.4 Liter Wins International Engine of the Year

Every year, a group of automotive enthusiasts come together and are presented with a list of today's most highly rated engines. After sorting through the data, the group then decides which among them can be considered the best. For 2009, the title of International Engine of the Year goes to the 1.4 liter Twincharger manufactured by BMW.

Prius Hearse Makes Your Last Road Trip a Green Ride

Think "hearse" and a long black Cadillac is what usually comes to mind. Toyota has a better, greener idea however: the Prius Hearse.

Japanese Replica Taxi Meter Shames Free-Riding Freeloaders

Freeloading friends making you feel like a taken-advantage taxi driver? Spoiled teenage kids too lazy to take the bus? Don't be a crabby cabby, get even - and get a fake (but oh-so-real-looking) taxi meter!