Miscellaneous

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.

Revenge of The Son of 10 Ads to Disgust & Disturb You

Here we go again, my friends!  Another serving of strange ads that make me wonder what goes on in the heads of marketing execs.  Saddle up and get ready for the strangeness!

1 Car and 540,000 Miles....They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore

Most people consider themselves lucky to get over 200,000 miles out of today's engines. For Rachel Veitch however, the 200,000 mark has long since passed and her car is still running strong.

Scottevest: Gadget Clothing For Spies

A spy needs somewhere to stash gadgets so that they're handy in times of need.  Scottevest offers a variety of fashionable - yet functional - clothing for anyone looking to carry a lot of items without attracting attention.

Squad Positioning System Could Save Firefighters' Lives

It takes guts to run into a burning building.  Due to the chaotic nature of the situation, navigation through the smoke and flames is difficult.  A firefighter could benefit from a device to aid in navigation--and the Squad Position System is the gadget for the job.

Dead Mouse + Computer Mouse = Mouse Mouse

Got an extra dead mouse sitting around? If so, this may be a fine use for it. Introducing the Mouse Mouse!

As Seen On TV: The Ove Glove Review

We've seen the ads. The Ove Glove is touted as a revolutionary cooking mitt that insures you won't fry your hands when retrieving that big pan of macaroni & cheese from the oven. But does it work?

Life Preserver Pill Box Could Be a Life Saver

Pills, spills and thrills - that's what pill boxes and life preservers have in common. Now Troika combines the best features of both in a miniature life preserver travel case that holds all your life preserving pills and vitamins.

NHTSA Proposes New Labels for Tires...Could Satisfy California's Requirements

A few days back, we brought you the news of California’s proposal to include rolling resistance information on all tires sold inside the state.  While that was still in the works, it appears that the NHTSA has come up with their own means of conveying economy information to those in search of new tires.

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...

Tweezed Eyebrows Are Out! Adorn Your Eyebrows With Chic Jewels Instead

It's hard to keep up with the fashion and beauty trends of eyebrows; one year over-tweezed eyebrows seem to appear on the faces of all the models in the magazines, which the next year the natural look is in. What's next? Jewelry adorned eyebrows? Designer Kanch Panjabi seems to think it's the next big fashion trend.