Outdoors

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.

'Cash For Ash' Or How To Laugh In The Face Of A Volcano!

Volcanic ash, as a scientific phenomenon is something most of us will only experience as a once-in-a-lifetime event. However, larger than the treasury of much countries, Iceland's "Smoke Monster" has ignited an excessive volume of monetary transactions that are unfortunate for many, yet favorable for some.  Couple that with the number of jokes that have also emanated from that 'ash hole' and many of us are now also laughing at the expense of others.

Superhero Greenman's Viral Videos Save The Planet For Earth Day

The organic food company Earthbound Farm features superhero Greenman in a campaign encouraging consumers to embrace sustainability and protect natural resources. In a two-week lead up to Earth Day, Greenman's mission is to educate the public about how even small changes in daily routines can save the planet. Let us know if you think he was successful?

From Earth Shoes To Carbon Footprints, Earth Day Accesses Social Media

The Earth Day Network and Proctor & Gamble are collaborating on social networks to motivate the digerati to lessen their environmental impact on the planet. With the launch of the Billion Acts of Green™ Facebook and iPhone applications, friends, family and followers are being asked to issue pledges of at least one  "act of green" and share it with their Facebook network.

Lost's 'Smoke Monster' & Volcanic Ash Plume: One & The Same?

Isn't there something oddly familiar about the volcanic ash spewing from that Icelandic volcano and a sinister TV  character called the "Smoke Monster"? Any fan of the widely popular TV Show "Lost" might be thinking along these same lines. Might it be that John Locke finally escaped his fictional island and is free to cause havoc on other islands in the real world?

Google Goats Its PR Mowers Back Into Action For Earth Day

Once again Google is resorting to the use of grass-hungry goats to cut their lawn. In what was perceived as a PR stunt by TechCrunch and others last year, Google returns to their sideline work of goat herding. To present themselves as sympathetic to the needs of the environment, Google will bring in hundreds of goats to their Mountain View compound to act as lawnmowers.

The Latest, Smartest, And Coolest Self Defense Gadgets For Women

Babes, whether you never leave home without your brute (attack man or attack dog), or you don't have a brute, you should always be able to protect yourself.  Even martial artists often carry small weapons with them to make their moves even more effective.  Today, there are a number of cool, concealable, and even disguised lightweight weapons that won't take you long to learn to master.  And once you do master them, you will feel more confident out and about without your brute!

 


Nothing Sketchy About Google SketchUp & Their 'Model Your Town Competition'

Google has announced the finalists of their Model Your Town Competition that challenged people throughout the world to create a replica of their city in 3D. The premise was built on acknowledging communities and their architecture on an international stage. The Google Sketchup product coupled with Google Earth allowed for 3D modeling of every building and skyscraper that makes up a city or town's landscape. With all entries tallied, it's now time for the public to weigh in and select the winner.

Underwater Polo Stick For That Really Slow, Sluggish Bounce

I've seen extreme pogo sticking, but the underwater pogo stick looks more like extremely lame pogo sticking. Take a look at how you too can pogo under the surface.

Great Idea! Minnesota Mountain Biking Trail for the Disabled

A new trail scheduled to be built later this year will provide several miles of mountain biking aimed at disabled hand-cyclists. The trail is designed in part to provide recreation opportunity for injured veterans returning home.

Water Bomb Factory Ups Your Munitions Production

Want a device to mass-produce water balloons?  You've come to the right article...

The EsPRESSivo Concept Take Portable Coffee Making To The Next Level

Anyone who has ever had campfire coffee will attest to its inferiority.  Many things taste better when you are roughing it; coffee is not one of them.  Shao-Lun Chao has created a coffee maker design that may satisfy your desire to get back to basics while simultaneously soothing your yearning for a fantastic cup of java.

Magnetic Marketing In Social Media Pushes Past Push-Pull Marketing

If TV, Newspapers and Billboards is Push Marketing - and Web 2.0 and user-generated content produces Pull Marketing, what's prompting 'Magnetic Marketing?'  According to Ivan Askwith, director of strategy for the digital creative agency, Big Spaceship, "magnetic marketing is where the consumer and brand are drawn together, at the right time, without either side needing to take an aggressive action." Like a magnet, the customer and brand come together because the attraction is that strong.

Dualbrella: The Umbrella Solution To Spring’s Greatest Woes

Spring is here, and that whole April shower thing is happening for those who are lucky or unlucky enough to experience the climate that brings rain, rain and more rain. It's fun for a while with the opportunity to break out the fun rain coats, boots and umbrellas. But while umbrellas can act as a great fashion accessory, they can be impossible to navigate with when walking, so here is a must-have this season.


Flinc, Hi-tech Rides For 21st Century Hitch-hikers Via Smartphones

Car Rental services require reservations, sometimes days in advance and often you're required to go to the car versus the car coming to you. Flinc turns that process on its ear with its new service launched on April 8.