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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.

Soopa Scoota: Street Luge Meets Skeleton

Despite its assenine name, the Soopa Scoota is sheer terror on two wheels. Ride it if you dare.

Warm Your Junk..Err..Jewels With The Jewel Warmer

Gloves, check. Hat, check. Neck gaiter, check. Facemask, check. Dong muff, ch....what? Dong muff?

One-step Non-reflective Nanocoatings? It's All About The Mothematics

In an effort to find a non-reflective nanocoating that could be applied during the production process of things like car instrument panels, glasses, and giant one-way police mirrors that are inevitably installed in a wrong and hilarious way, scientists have turned to the humble and not-so-bright moth.

Matter of Trust Wants Pet Fur To Clean Up Oil Spill

Everyone is talking about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico these days. How will it all be cleaned up? One group, Matter of Trust, wants a lot of pet fur to help clean up the spill and is asking for donations.

Hotels.com First To Use Augmented Reality For Virtual Travel Experience

Augmented Reality has hit the streets of Amsterdam, converted magazines into Harry Potter-like newspapers, created invisible cloaks and has surfaced on a countless number of apps adapted for smartphones. But Hotels.com is the first online travel agency (OTA) to make virtual vacations a lot more 'real' using Augmented Reality to appeal to would-be travelers and tourists.

Catch Fresh Fish On An Internet Net

Fishermen in Yokosuka, Japan, are offering Internet buyers the catch of the day, fresh from Tokyo Bay. Place your order online before 9am and get free home delivery!

The Pothole Gardener Brings Smiles, Green and Warning to his Community

Going over a pothole or two or more can make a car ride rough. It can make a bike ride rougher and dangerous. If the city will not take care of the pothole problems who will? The pothole gardener?

Pepsi Loot & Shopkick, Social Media's First Location-based Loyalty Programs

Back in January, when I wrote, "Tasti D-Lite Program Needs Geolocation To Sell Product," I questioned why this ice-cream vendor was not 'geotagging' their tweets to enhance their loyalty program. At that time, Twitter was just rolling out its geolocation tool and Tasti D-Lite was missing an opportunity by not restricting their tweets to locations where their promotions were offered. Today, 'Pepsi Loot' the and 'shopkick' apps are the first two consumer product applications to offer location-based loyalty programs that will geo-target customers.

The Batman Raincoat By Western Chief Kids Defends Against That Menacing Downpour

If you child loves to play super heroes, but often has his crime fighting efforts thwarted by bad weather, then this is the raincoat to look into.  This adorable line by Western Chief Kids also includes many other styles including a firefighter style (real super heroes), ladybugs, Hello Kitty, Thomas the Tank Engine and many more.

Unique Gifts For Mom's Day To Suit Any Budget and Personality

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and you don’t want mom to think you have completely forgotten.  Take a look at this list of unique gifts to fit every price range and type of mom and then get shopping.

Lexus Introduces a Hybrid Bicycle Concept

Another luxury car maker turned bike manufacturer has spit out a new bicycle. Just a concept, this bicycle from Lexus features all kinds of electric tech from Lexus's vehicle stable.

Augmented Reality Flashmobs Bring Hallucinations To Life In Amsterdam

Do you need LSD or just a delusional state of mind? It appears that neither is the case, since all you were required to bring to an Augmented Reality event in Amsterdam was a smartphone.  As a first-time 'flashmob' of this type, AR gatherings like this could become a tourism trend for other international destinations to emulate.