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Anybody Order a Pocket-Sized Collapsing Star?

The Astro-Blaster Collision Accelerator simulates the destruction of a star. I, for one, like the idea of being able to blow up a stellar object with something that can fit in my pocket...

Black Tissues Are Something to Sneeze At

When it comes to tissues, black is the new white. So say Daishowa, makers of these "dark and disturbing" jet black facial tissues.

New Challenger Gets Old School Look

The Dodge Challenger has become a huge hit with MOPAR lovers in the short time it has been on the market. What is even better is that Dodge has decided to design a Challenger package that is a straight throw-back to the muscle car days and unleash it on the unsuspecting pavement.

A New Spin On Laundry: Brought To You By Laundry Locker

San Francisco's always on the cusp of new, modern trends and when it comes to laundry, this is no exception. I know what you're thinking, laundry? Trendy? Well, it may not win you any prizes for coolness, but the idea is definitely an innovative one.

Possibly the Most Hated Toy Ever - Floam

Floam has an interesting history. It also has the dubious reputation of being one of the most despised creations on the planet.  But why?

Potato Chip Chocolate - Sweet, Salty and Sinfully Good

Chocolate chips, yum... wait a sec, they're not what you think. Forget about cookies, Royce's Potato Chip Chocolate are less about dough and more about DOH!

Nissan GTR Gets Aftermarket Turbo Upgrade....Finally

Ever since Nissan unleashed the GTR on the world, tuners have been trying to push the limits on the all wheel drive beast. While there have been a few minor improvements, no huge leaps have been made until just recently when an American company released a turbo upgrade promising some huge power figures.

Food Containers That Respond To Sound and Light: Great Idea?

Contact Activated Sound and Light Generating Novelty Food Containers, which are also known as Patent# US 6796671, relate to a 2004 invention for those who like a bit of juice with their sweets. Read on for the fattening and shocking truth.

Water Fountain Digital Clock Displays the Flow of Time

Digital clocks may be the norm these days, but the Kanazawa Station Fountain Clock is a delightfully liquid variation on the theme.

Ford Opens the 2010 Taurus to the Public

The 2010 Ford Taurus marks the first model year of the sixth generation of Ford's mid-sized sedan and the third year since being reintroduced after a short pause in production. The new Taurus was (literally) opened to the public at this year's North American International Auto Show to give everyone an inside look at all the features and comforts.

Personal Reminder Service Industry Grows: But Is It A Necessary Trend?

Personal reminder services via email, text messaging and computer software seem to be popping up all over the internet. While they must certainly be helpful for the forgetful, are they really necessary when basic technologies, like cell phones and computer applications already offer structured calendars and reminders? Maybe you think they are, and if you are someone who likes the feel of a personal assistant without the need for socialization and a hefty paycheck, read on; these businesses might be able to help you out.

Alcoholic Beverages Derived from Animal Extract: Great Idea?

Patent# US 7037541 refers to Alcoholic Beverages Derived from Animal Extract. Would you be interested in creating beef martinis and/or chicken alexanders? The idea is not new and dates at least as far back as the Middle Ages when a drink called Cock Ale, the ingredients of which included light malt, raisins and a chicken, was imbibed by many non Tudors. This invention assures that you will never look at a chicken or duck the same way again even if you do see double once in a while.

Revenge GTM-R Supercar Unveiled at Detroit

One of the most interesting parts about covering auto shows is seeing the new vehicle designs from independent companies. A perfect example of this comes from the Revenge GTM-R that was unveiled at this year's North American International Auto Show.

Scion Introduces 2009 Special Edition xB

The Scion xB, originally introduced in 2004, has undergone relatively few changes in the last half a decade. It still retains its semi-boxy shape and high fuel mileage, as well as its long list of options. As with the previous 5 years, Scion is offering a special edition of their xB model that brings even more such features to the table.

GM Shows off Extended Range Electric Cadillac

GM has been shifting gears over the past few years to help accommodate the increase in demand for cleaner, more efficient forms of transportation. For Cadillac, it began with the Escalade hybrid and extended from there. Last week at the Detroit Auto Show, General Motors unveiled the next step for their luxury brand in Hybrid technology.