by Kim Patterson
Taking criticism on your appearance is never easy, but getting it from someone you care about can be excruciating. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get the same honest viewpoint from a cold, unfeeling machine? The Panasonic Magic Mirror can do just that.
by M Dee Dubroff
Are you always cold when everyone around you is hot and vice versa? Personalized temperature control is now in the hands of the wearer of this amazing high-tech jacket. Read on to learn more.
A hot-pot restaurant in Zhengzhou, China has come up with an innovative cross-promotion with a nearby plastic surgery clinic. Dubbed “FREE MEAL FOR GOODLOOKING” on the cafe's outdoor sign, the promo provides free meals for attractive customers whose scanned faces are remotely rated as such by clinic consultants.
Like Daimler AG's Smart Fortwo Electric Drive, the Lichi A01 seats two and runs on electric power drawn from an onboard battery. Unlike its “smarter” European competitor, however, the Lichi A01 is smaller, less expensive and dare we say... more fashionable.
by M Dee Dubroff
Where do your clothes come from and why should you care? Read on to learn more about one Canadian designer's influence and attitude about local manufacturing.
It's been fifty years since the Rover 2000 won the very first European Car of the Year award and much has changed since 1964, besides Rover having gone extinct. This year's winner will be announced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show having been selected from 7 finalists by a jury of 7 representatives from 7 publications written in 7 different languages from 7 different European nations. Mais whew!
by Laurie Kay Olson
Eating alone in a restaurant can be awkward and even embarrassing. One cafe in Tokyo was designed to help solo diners feel a little less lonely by offering a silent dining partner. These partners are "Moomins." Moomins are fantasy creatures that largely resemble hippopotami walking upright. They were created by Finnish author Tove Jansson in the 1940s and have found a comfortable home (and marketing niche) in Japan.
Have free internet, will travel... if you're a Tesla Model S owner in Australia, at least. Tesla Motors and Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications and media company, have partnered to bring free internet connectivity to each and every Tesla Model S sold down under.
Iconic British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is celebrating its 60th year in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, in a unique and special way: by building a select edition of six Aston Martin Vanquish convertibles whose dashboard bezels are made from reclaimed pistons salvaged from historic Aston Martin sports cars.
Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg has certified one of its super-fast, super-expensive supercars for sale in the United States and plans to do the same with its yet-to-be-announced next model. This is great news for Americans who've been longing for a street-legal Koenigsegg – and have got the necessary $1.65 million required for its purchase.
by Laurie Kay Olson
With the holiday season upon us it means that advertisers are going to do more to tug at our heartstrings to get us to send our holiday spending their way. With UPS and their Wishes Delivered campaign that may not be totally a bad thing. In exchange for some great advertising copy they are making a few wishes come true -- and one special little boy got to live the dream of a lifetime.
Pure Metal Silver may be just one of over 230 available hues on the BMW palette but in one respect it stands out from all the rest: priced at $10,000 it's the German automaker's most expensive exterior paint by far.
by Steve Levenstein
The Facial Fitness Pao Smile Trainer is the latest weird “face training” device from Japan. Unlike so many others, however, this device appears to have garnered a significant following not to mention a high-profile endorsement by world-famous pro soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo.
Jaguar brand ambassador and World No. 5 ranked tennis player Kei Nishikori has been immortalized with the F-Type Kei Nishikori Edition, of which a mere 35 Fire Sand-painted coupés and convertibles will be produced.
The Nissan Moco may be a successful Suzuki-based microcar now in its third generation but you can bet potential buyers of the Spanish-speaking persuasion won't elect to... pick it.