Henry Ford once famously stated any Model T buyer can have a car painted any color he wants... so long as it is black. Fast-forward a century and Ford's long-time competitor, Chrysler, is telling a similar tale to potential buyers of new Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees. Blame an extensive equipment update at Chryco's Jefferson North Assembly Plant for restricting new SUVs to white, gray, silver or black paint jobs.
by Amber Leventry
Graphic designer Nickolay Lamm used an art project to show the world what Barbie would look like if she had the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman, according to the CDC. No one was particularly surprised that the side-by-side comparison of the two dolls showed very different results. We all know Barbie is a fantasy no woman should try to emulate and a fantasy no man should expect. Lamm created the Lammily doll, the ‘Normal Barbie’, to provide young girls with a more realistic view of women’s bodies, including acne and stretch marks.
by M Dee Dubroff
High-tech nail art is rather new to the scene of the wearable tech invasion into fashion and accesories. Sensor nails rejuvenate the life of fingernails via touch augmentation. Read on for more information about this fascinating innovation.
by Ron Callari
Remember the ‘infinite monkey theorem'? The one that postulated that a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for an infinite amount of time would almost assuredly be able to type a given text, such as the complete works of William Shakespeare. Of course, such a theory has been debunked by statisticians over the years, noting that while the probability was there. . .
If Yanmar's new YT series tractor looks a tad sportier than most big-wheeled pasture plowers, credit Kiyoyuki Okuyama, designer of the Ferrari Enzo and Ferrari P4/5 supercars. Yanmar farmed out the job of revitalizing their tractors to Okuyama in order to spice up a class of vehicles known more for function than for form.
by Ron Callari
For those shoppers in the know, Black Fridays have literally become a moving target each and every year. From big box stores opening earlier and earlier the day after Thanksgiving, this year Wal-Mart is said to be one of the first to turn the event into a five-day extravaganza. Promotionally coined “the New Black Friday,” starting Thanksgiving Day (if you can believe it) at 6 P.M., it will run through the following Monday.
The lightweight, electrically-powered RX1E aircraft made its public debut at Airshow China and sources state the country's first domestically developed electric aircraft is about to enter mass production.
by Tech Light
It's a well-established fact that cats almost always land on their feet. They're remarkably good at making a safe landing from heights at which they have no business doing so. That's why researchers at Georgia Tech are looking towards our feline friends to improve their robots.
A company by the name of TriForce has just revealed something that should prove incredibly exciting to fans of the Halo franchise - they've created full-sized models of one of the game's most iconic weapons, the Plasma Rifle. No, they don't fire real plasma.
by Rey M.L.
By incorporating a separate audio controller within its new barebone nettop, Biostar's IDEQ-T1 “K” model can play host to a number of audio enhancements and features that normally aren't found in this class of PC, including – inevitably – karaoke software.
by M Dee Dubroff
Read all about London-based artist/alchemist, Lauren Bowker, and her special material exploration studio known as the UNSEEN. Here she has created a unique wind-reactive ink that changes color when exposed to the capricious fluctuations of both the wind and the human body.
by Paul Fitzgerald
While swimming in New York City’s East River is against the law and downright dirty, a team of inventors may have a solution to cleaning up the mucky and contaminated waters while at the same time allow city dwellers a place to swim and escape the sweltering summer heat waves.Sure the plan may seem laughable and one that could easily sink, but it’s real, it’s happening and soon New York City will have its own massive floating pool – the first of its kind in the world.
Fiat has high hopes for the Italian-styled and now exclusively Brazilian-made Fiat Bravo but buyers will appreciate the sleek five-door hatchback's innovative Blue&Me entertainment & communication system developed in partnership with Microsoft.
by Rey M.L.
Barely bigger than a Chromecast, this minuscule computer-on-a-dongle impresses with its full-fledged Windows 8.1 compatibility and quad-core Intel processor. It's difficult to imagine an even smaller machine existing that can boast the same credentials, at least with today's technology.
The attractively styled and generously equipped 2015 Ford Everest SUV made its debut at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Beijing, China, disappointing delegates from this side of the pond who won't be able to purchase the Asia-Pacific market only vehicle back home.