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Stroller-Scooter Looks Ill-Advised in Every Possible Way

The Roller Buggy is even more dangerous with a baby in it.

Super Social Media Activity Kicks Off South Africa's World Cup

Kicking off on June 11 - described as the largest sporting event on the planet  - said to exceed the success of the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics - the 2010 FIFA World Cup looks to be one of world's largest social media gatherings ever. In comparison to the tournaments of the past, this year's games are the first since the explosive expansion of Social Media marketing - and by all signs, brands and marketers seem to be using all the tools that space has to offer.

Hewlett-Packard's Walkie-Talkie Watch Puts A Call Into Dick Tracy

During the Christmas season of 2008, we posted the "Top Ten Geeky Gifts For Christmas," and a Walkie-Talkie Watch by Street Wise Surveillance made the list. While the watch wasn't marketed as a "Dick Tracy" watch, I posted it as such since there were so many similarities between their product and the fictional watch warned in the comic strip.

2010 Ford Explorer to Feature "Intelligent" 4WD System

Four wheel drive systems can be a lifesaver in many situations, assuming you know how to use them properly. Unfortunately, this seems to be a lost art to many who get behind the wheel thinking they can negotiate any obstacle that get in their path. However, Ford has developed a new terrain management system that will take much of the guess work out of those off-road excursions.

Guerrilla Gardening With Flower Grenades By Suck UK

Barren spots on your neighbor's landscape? Too busy to toil the soil?  Suck UK usually has a solution to life's nemeses, and garden voids are no exception, whether they are yours or your neighbors.  Use the new guerrilla gardening technique with the 21st century power of Flower Grenades!

 


Wall-Mounted Grill: Great for Treehouses and Raging, House-Engulfing Infernos

Taking up less space than even your most compact camping grill, the Sigmafocus flips down from the side of your house and brings grilling to the tightest of quarters.

The Roller Buggy Combines Adventure For Parents And Kids

Designer Valentin Vodev has come up with a concept for a stroller that involves fun and adventure for the parent and child alike.  The Roller Buggy design combines a conventional baby stroller with the thrill of a scooter.

Swack: It's a Sweatshirt; It's a Backpack; It's Kind of Awkward

The Swack is one of those interesting solutions that solve a non-existent problem. After 25 years of carrying various backpacks, I've never felt the need for a product like this. Have you?

Creepy, Crustacean-Looking Bike Saddle Provides a Smoother Ride

In a complete divergence from the average bicycle seat, Manta provides what it thinks is a solution to the sores, numbness and irritation that so often come from a long bike ride.

The nu m8 Keeps Close Tabs on Your Kids

Taking a small child out in busy public areas can be terrifying at times.  There is a new child’s watch on the market that can help take some of the worry out of these precarious situations.

Foursquare App Gallery Signs 500 APIs Becoming Leader In LBS Space

Back in November the first sign that Foursquare was growing up and wearing big boy clothes was news about its "early adopter APIs." Apps like MobZombies, FourTapOyster, Layar and LastNightsCheckin were the first to queue up for the popular location-based social network. On May 12, Foursquare took a page out of the Apple iPhone App Store's playbook, and launched an aggregation of third-party applications built on top its core service aptly named, the App Gallery.

Innovative Bird Washing Machine Cleans Oil From Bird Faster

Washing oil off see birds can take about two hours and can really stress out a bird. To make the process less stressful, faster and safer for the birds and volunteers an oil company has developed a washing machine that washes a bird in just a few minutes.

PedalBoard: Skating Makes Love to Cycling

The PedalBoard combines all the best elements of a dirt bike and skateboard for a truly revolutionary, entertaining ride.

Tagwhat, You're It! Augmented Reality Is Future Of Location-Based Social Networks

As predicted, location-based social networks are taking off, especially now that one of the big boys has entered the schoolyard.  Facebook will definitely change up the game as news of improved functionality and acquisitions becomes commonplace. While badges, games and mayoral-ships might be popular today, augmented reality is what's going to truly allow players to become successful in this space...

LiDAR Coming To An Archaeological Dig Near You – Indiana Jones Extremely Displeased

Archaeology has always been a science for the patient, for those who could stand mind-numbingly long hours of categorization and days of ever-so-careful digging to reveal just another square foot of a lost city or temple. Screw that noise, said a number of Florida scientists, who have now successfully applied Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology to mapping hidden jewels of the archaeological world.