Outdoors

Google Earth Gets A Little More Sport-Friendly

Google has introduced the latest update to Google Earth, which delivers new performance tools for outdoor athletes.

Rent Tent, Be First To Purchase iPhone 4G & Live To Tweet & Ustream About It

Airbnb reports iPhone mania is officially under way in front of the Apple Store on Stockton Street in San Francisco. If you can cough up $200 or be the highest bidder, you can be first in line by renting a tent from an enterprising camper who secured the spot early on the Wednesday prior to the launch on Thursday, June 24.

Can't Find Your Dog? The GEODOG® Collar Sends Maps & Text Messages To Your Smart Phone

German designers have created the ultimate gadget for your dog: a GPS system for your dog in the form of a collar that sends you a map of your dog's location or an SMS message on your smart phone.  Of course, the collar has a SIM card; your dog needs a phone book!

 

Movit Performance Gummies Offer An Alternative To Sugary Energy Drinks

Energy drinks have become enormously popular in recent years and not just for athletes.  The problem is that while the drinks do give a boost they often also set you up for a big crash at some point and pack in a lot of extra calories and not a lot else.  The makers of Movit Performance Gummies are hoping to offer a new option for those looking for a healthier boost.

Get Every Bit Of That Sweet Summer Corn With The OXO Corn Stripper

If you love to indulge in sweet, crisp summer corn but prefer to have removed from the cob then your job may have gotten a lot easier.  The OXO Corn Stripper is made to quickly and easily remove corn from the cob.  There is no awkward fiddling with knives and annoyingly wasting half of the precious nuggets.

ZoomAtlas Social Network For Boomers With $10K Geo-Based Reunion Contest

With Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn now the dominant players in the social media space and Foursquare, Gowalla and Loopt in the location-based arena - each garnering a user-base larger than many countries - is there room for another to focus on just one segment of the population? Mark Sherman and ZoomAtlas, with the majority of users over 50 seem to think so.

The OKO Tricycle Takes Safety To A Whole New Level

It can be a lot of fun watching your little one pedal off on his/her first tricycle; it can also be kind of scary.  Young kids often feel invincible and take on a new experience with all of their exuberance on full throttle.  Unfortunately, this can be an accident waiting to happen.  For parents who feel that their child may need an ultra-safe first bike the OKO by Italtrike may be the answer.

10 Ultra-Cool Sports Concepts That Would Make the Perfect Gift For Dad...If They Existed

Father's Day is this weekend. No matter how great of a gift you got for the old man, it likely pales in comparison to some of these unbelievably cool sports concepts. On the other hand, your gift exists in real life and these are limited to paper or sculptures. Maybe next Father's Day.

8 Great Sports And Summer Recreation Gifts For Father's Day 2010

Father's Day is almost here. Make dad's summer great with one of these cool sports gifts.

Portable Weather Meter Ranks Your Heat Stroke Risk

Health worries rise along with summer's heat, so a new portable heat stroke risk meter could be a real lifesaver. It's like having a doctor and a weatherman in your pocket!

The Mysterious Illness Hitting Gulf Workers Now Identified As 'TILT'

For a few days now, we've been hearing and reading about Gulf cleanup workers and people living close to the Gulf coming down with strange 'flu-like' symptoms.  The true diagnosis was difficult, because flu symptoms are common in the illness that's actually overcoming these workers - now patients.  It's called TILT, short for Toxicant-Induced Loss of Tolerance.  What are the causes and symptoms?

 

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Gulf Oil Spill- YouTube Tonight!

Our 'Social Media' President has engaged with various social networks to get himself elected, communicate to the public and present himself in an open and transparent way. Tonight on YouTube, he continues on that track - and the lyrics from "Something Funny Happened On The Way To Forum,"  somehow seem to play well into the proceedings and what might unfold this evening.

Twitter Places,Location-Based Social Network Integrates Foursquare,Gowalla & TomTom

Back at Chirp, Twitter set its coordinates to up the ante on becoming a major player in the location-based social network space. By acquiring Mixer Lab's GeoAPI just before the developer conference, the microblogging platform was prime to start launching local-based services. Twitter Places is one of the first.

The Smartphone Wars In Afghanistan Seek Trillion Dollar Spoils

As oil was one of the major factors for our six-year tour of duty in Iraq, the vast deposits of minerals recently found in Afghanistan may have the same type of effect in protracting our stay in that country.

World Cup's Vuvuzela Is The Sound Heard Round The World

Vuvuzela (pronouced voo-voo-ZAY-lah) is the horn of plenty. Its name in Zulu roughly translates to "making a lot of noise" — and it sure does. This year's World Cup in South Africa is distinguished by a sound not found in too many other destinations. At best, it's been compared to the sound of a herd of elephants - at worst perhaps, "the traffic jam from hell."