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Axe Canada's Showerpooling Speeds Past Carpooling To Save The Planet!

Carpooling may save gas, but what about water, our planet's most fundamental resource? Take action. Take your clothes off. And Showerpool. With tips and tools to help keep our planet more and more sustainable, products the world over are looking for new ways to become environmentally friendly. Axe Body Wash, on the other hand  has taken that message literally with the release of their new video "Axe Showerpooling."

Volcanic Ash: Bad For Jets, Great For Your Face!

Iceland's erupting Eyjafjallajokull volcano may be making as ash of itself but a Japanese cosmetics company has found a silver lining in those ominous dark clouds.

Call For College Inventors: Alternative Energy Technology Competition

Inventors Digest has partnered with the National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) to host the the 2010 Collegiate Alt-Energy Challenge: Help Save The World One Kilowatt at a Time.  The challenge is seeking ideas for innovative low-cost, alternative energy technologies, products, solutions, and services that will help assuage the cycle of poverty, malnutrition, disease and death among peoples of the world that live without electricity.

 

Name That Lawn Mower Blade For $500!

Edison Nation is holding its fifth Name Search Challenge... this time for a new lawn mower blade.  The inventor apparently refers to it as a "Samurai" because, like a Samurai sword, the curved blade slices the grass instead of chopping it.  Ouch!

The New $100 Bill With Enhanced Security & Design Flair

Back in the old days, it was the U.S. Treasury that issued new currency designs, but yesterday three government agencies - the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Secret Service - unveiled their design of a $100 U.S. note.  As with recent releases of our new currency, the new $100 note is keeping up with design trends in general, adding more bold colors to the bills.

 

Talking, Singing Robot Gets New Lips And Nose, But Remains Creepy

Even the teaching of speech to hearing impaired kids has become robotized in Japan.  But though the Talking Robot, first prototyped in 2007, has had a more recent nose job and its lips plumped up, it still sounds really creepy.

 


Facebook's 'Open Graph' Targets Google Ad Dollars

If the intent of Facebook's Open Graph any different than Google's Ad Preferences? Both are open source and both want to drill down to an individual users' 'likes' so they can customize advertising to the pages you visit on the Web. The only difference - with Google you can option not to have your cookies tracked or OPT-OUT - while with Facebook, its an OPT-OUT on your INSTANT PERSONALIZATION settings and an OPT-IN process every time you hit a Facebook LIKE button (which according to Facebook insiders, will be populating on Web sites faster than bunnies on a hot summer day) .

Social Networks & Online Communities For Moms On Mother's Day

When you acknowledge that special Mom this Mother's Day you might want to change it up a little and introduce her to a network where she can socialize with others that share common interests and who face similar challenges. No matter what her age or where she resides, there are many social networks and online communities that address the needs of first-time Moms to those that juggle career and family.

Truckers Love Them & You Will Too: Tree Frog Pads

Although this gadget may have been made the size of the iPad as a stand and protector for it, there's a whole lot more the Tree Frog Pad can do.... Just ask a trucker.

A Pet Carrier With Climate Control By Komfort Pets

Suppose you want to go sailing for a few days or take a ski weekend?  You hate to leave your bird, rabbit, or cat at home, but you're afraid the winds will be too strong or your ski villa too cold for them.  Even at home, you may be able to tolerate more heat or cold than your pet.  Well, Komfort Pets has just the answer: a Climate Controlled Pet Carrier that will maintain the perfect temperature for your pet, no matter what the external temperature.

Don't Throw The Spoon Out With The Package!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about some really neat reusable and recyclable utensils that you can carry with you for those times you're catching lunch on the go.  I had yogurt in mind because it is one popular carry-out item that ideally should not be eaten with one's hands....

Gizmodo vs iPhone 4G: Have Techie Sites 'Gone Tabloid'?

Tabloid Journalism, sometimes referred to as the 'gutter press' or 'checkbook journalism' because of its tendency to sensationalize gossip and rumor, often times pays sources for an inside scoop. Gizmodo's recent bombshell story release of the secret next-generation iPhone found in a Silicon Valley Bar treads this fine line.

Coca-Cola Zero Free - Classic Coke Flavor, That Is All

Coca-Cola is about to give thirsty Japanese soda drinkers the Coke, and nothing but the Coke. Dubbed 'Coca-Cola Zero Free', the new addition to Coca-Cola Japan's lineup will be marketed as an adult health drink.

With A Face Like That, You'd Make A Great Chair: Nemo By Fabio Novembre

Believe it or not, Nemo is not just the name of a Pixar animated fish.  'Nemo' is a Latin word meaning 'no man.'  And perhaps, in Fabio Novembre's newest design, the Nemo Chair, the magnificent female face Nemo is every man - or to be precise, every woman

'Cash For Ash' Or How To Laugh In The Face Of A Volcano!

Volcanic ash, as a scientific phenomenon is something most of us will only experience as a once-in-a-lifetime event. However, larger than the treasury of much countries, Iceland's "Smoke Monster" has ignited an excessive volume of monetary transactions that are unfortunate for many, yet favorable for some.  Couple that with the number of jokes that have also emanated from that 'ash hole' and many of us are now also laughing at the expense of others.