Outdoors

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.

Joshua Tree's Awesome Mirage: A Gold Hotel In The California Desert

Architect Robert Stone is not shy about pushing the envelope, or in this case, about designing a hotel that does not look or feel like any other hotel in the world.  He's designed and built the Acido Durado out of gold, inside and out.  And he's built it at the end of a dirt road in Joshua Tree, CA, where it appears in its dramatic desert surroundings as a glittering mirage.

 

 


Marty Cooper, The Alexander Graham Bell Of The Mobile Phone Points To The Future

Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone finally proved successful on March 10, 1876, when the first complete sentence was transmitted: "Watson, come here; I want you." Almost 100 years later, looking like an updated version of Maxwell Smart's shoe phone, Marty Cooper, the inventor of the cell phone made his first call using the device, on April 3, 1973 from the penthouse suite of the New York Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

A Dog With A Ball And A Humanga Stache

Snidely dog is here... or he will be with this Humunga Stache from Think Geek.  And doubtless, if you play with this Stache at the park, there will be many a Dudley Do Right chasing your dog around.

 

The Dogphone – Throwing You A Bone During A Natural Disaster

You don't know him, but this dog might  just save your life. Eqiupped with the lastest in dog-based video recording technology, these messenger dogs are trained to find stranded survivors after a natural disaster and relay their coordinates and current situation to a command center. Man's best friend indeed.

Restless, Dreamy, Itching To Fall In Love? You've Got Spring Fever!

Huck Finn had it. "It's spring fever," he exclaimed in Tom Sawyer, Detective"And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"

Bungee Vegas-Style: Stratosphere's Newest Attraction

Scarier than most games of poker, a new Vegas ride provides the thrills of bungee, sky diving and/or base jumping right on the legendary Strip.

5 Cool Eco-finds To Celebrate Earth Day

April 22nd is Earth Day. In celebration of Earth Day I have put together a random list of eco-friendly innovation I think are quite interesting. Take a look at the list below.

The Nomad RV: A Mobile Safe House for the Post-Apocalypse Family

For some reason or another, these have been a rash of "end-of-the-world" movies over the past few years. While those living-dead proof, fully armored vehicles will likely never be anything but a fantasy, the Nomad RV should offer everything you need to keep you and your family safe.