Miscellaneous

1 Cup Of Water Plus Tiny Beads Could Launder Your Clothes Green

Remember the almost waterless dishwasher prototype I wrote about last month? Now, there is news of an almost waterless washing machine prototype set to go on the market in 2010. The eco-washing machine is so planet-friendly it could have an "environmental impact of taking two million cars off the road."

PopIxy: The Tabbed Search Engine

Back when Firefox first came out with tabbed browsing, it rocked the internet world.  No longer were people managing huge clusters of browser windows.  They now could keep things organized by tabs and move quickly between them for a truly powerful surfing experience.  Now there's a tabbed search engine that aims to impress you in the same way.


As Seen On TV: The Magic Mop Review

As you can see by the picture, I'm not talking of the myriad of floor mops out on the market that claim to be "magic."  I'm talking of the little grease sucking device used in kitchens.  Does it work?  Well, from personal experience I can say... read on.

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.

Interested In Beaver Stuffing?

We all enjoy beaver stuffing, right?  I know I do.  And the Beaver Stuffing Kit makes it that much easier to satisfy that occasional urge.  Just be careful how you phrase this activity while in public...

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!

Anti-Restaurant Charlie’s Burgers: Covert Restaurant Operation With Invite-Only Guest List

At Charlie's Burgers, which is located right in my neck of the woods in Toronto, it's about the dining experience as well as the covert manner that guests have to go about getting there. It's an exclusive dining experience, which will certainly be memorable to diners; but only to those who are fortunate enough to receive an invitation.


Chic Cyclist Couture Hits The Runways As A Fashion Trend For Fall 2009

Cyclists have forever relied on spandex clothing and bright, fitted fashions; but now cyclist fashion is stepping off the race course and onto the fashion runways for fall 2009. Watch out bikers, whether your fashion choices were for function or style, you're about to be one step ahead of the latest trend!

Dog Tag Multi-Tool: The Most Practical Necklace Ever

Multi-tools are getting smaller and smaller, my friends.  Take this nifty gadget, for example.  It's small enough to fit on a chain around your neck and offers a weath of features in a tiny little package.

California Proposes new Method to Standardize Testing for Tires

Low rolling resistance tires are just now coming into the spotlight with many manufacturers, most likely due to the steadily increasing averages they are required to meet. One issue with the production of these new tires is the lack of a standardized method of testing and rating them based on how much resistance they produce. A new proposal by the California Energy Commission (CEC)hopes to solve this problem and help consumers move toward the new tires by removing all the guesswork.

The Green Truck Brings Green Food To You

Somewhere in Los Angeles California a sustainable meal truck, the Green Truck, is delivering meals made with organically grown ingredients. To find the truck's location a customer can track it via a GPS tracker, twitter or by phone. So, a customer can always know where the truck is parked right now.

Join the Resistance in the Terminator Salvation Multiplayer Game

This is the most well-rounded browser-based action title I've played in some time.  Fun, intuitive, and challenging enough to keep you hooked for quite some time, the game is sure to impress.

8 Gifts That Could Make Your Father Hate You

We've all given a gag gift at some point.  And we've all probably had at least one experience where the gift has backfired.  Father's Day (and dad's birthdays in general) always represent quite a challenge.  Here are 8 items that I know would not work for my Dad--and may not work for yours as well.

Stylish Shades Help You See What's Behind You

Want to see where you've been, and look stylish while doing it?  These shades are a must-have for spies when conducting surveillance in outdoor situations.

As Seen On TV: Is The Nicer Dicer... Nicer?

I'm all for gadgets that save time in the kitchen.  The Genius Nicer Dicer offers an attractive solution to chopping stuff with a knife: one push and the veggie is diced--with no mess on the counter.  But does it work?