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Fictional Schrute Farms B&B Gets 4 Stars From TripAdvisor

Promoted as the 'lifeblood of agrotourism,' by Dwight Schrute, the eccentric paper salesman played by Rainn Wilson on the award-winning NBC series, "The Office," Trip Advisor gets free publicity for a B&B that doesn't even exist -- to the tune of over 633 reviews (and counting). There's very few hotels in Manhattan that can garner that kind of attention.

Flash Mobs: From Social Media To 'Tsunami Of Kids'

What started as an innocent by-product of kids meeting on Twitter and Facebook has turned into a social experiment gone terribly wrong. A 'Flash Mob' is when teenagers organize a meet-up via social networks and text friends and followers to show up in large numbers at a specified time and place. Philadelphia alone has experienced four flash mobs since December.

Designer Work Gloves Get A Grip With Great Graphics

Work gloves don't have to be workmanlike, and these great graphic New Nippon Working Gloves are anything but! Grab your choice of 30 daringly different designs printed in grippy, groovy white acrylic on black fabric.

Augmented Reality For Tablets Goes Where No Man Has Gone Before

While Augmented Reality technology has been a topical point of interest these last couple of weeks at events like SWSWi in Austin and CTIA Wireless 2010 in Las Vegas, there has been very little talk of the suitability of utilizing AR features with the new tablets that will be flooding the market in the next couple of months. Granted, iPad's sin of omission by not including a camera or webcam kind of eliminates them from consideration, but it seems to me that the 10" tablet versus the 3" smartphone screen would provide users with a greater opportunity to view AR overlays, markers, advertising, points of interest and other layers of data that AR is known for.

Unique Eco-friendly Gardening Containers For inside or Outside The Home

Container gardens do not have to be ordinary nor stationary. Plants can grow just about anywhere, if you want them too. With a little imagination you could even have your plants growing out of unique containers like the ones below

AO Bike Powers Itself

The AO Bike is a simple, effective breed of commuter bicycle. It provides the rider with several advantages over the traditional bike.


Sporting Excess: Chanel Skis

Do caviar and bubbly sound like après ski to you? If so, you should consider outfitting yourself with Chanel. No, not overpriced ski wear, overpriced skis.

World's Most Dangerous: Hornet Superbike

The Hornet Superbike is an interesting concept in the world of motorbikes that makes the traditional motorcycle or dirt bike look as safe as a Volvo.

Golf Course + Safari Park = 'Lion Woods'

Forget Tiger Woods, here's 'Lion Woods'. A Japanese golf course happens to be located immediately adjacent to a popular safari park. Golfers are advised to stay out of the rough... and I ain't lion.

Solar Roadways Prototype Built and Could Win an Award

Last year, in September, I wrote an article about Solar Roadways and their $100,000 grant, by the Department of Transportation, to build a solar powered road prototype. They did exactly what they set out to do and they built a prototype. Now they are finalist for an award.

Ingenious 'Flow' Lighting For The Third World By Igendesign

... Flow and other self-maintaining public lighting are low cost, low maintenance, and low footprint solutions to the reduction of overload on municipal electric grids.  Besides... Flow is elegant in form, function, and beauty.

Pet Umbrella Keeps Your Canine Companion Covered

Raindrops keep falling on my pet... no more! The rather blandly named Pet Umbrella is just what you and your raincoat-hating dog have always wanted.

BMW's M Loses Two Wheels

An entirely different class of BMW, the BMW M Bike provides a little of the brand's luxury and style on a two-wheeled, pedal-powered vehicle.

Will The Bubbly Social Network Give Voice To Twitter?

Can a new social network site succeed that's basically an amplified version of Twitter while choosing not to launch in North America and Europe? Well, Bubbly is the new shiny thing literally bubbling over in Bollywood, and we're not talking about hookahs!

VACO Autofit Helmet Automatically Sculpts Around Your Dome

A new technology in snow sports, VACO Autofit promises to deliver a ski helmet with superior fit, usability and protection.