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Hybrid City Bike Beautifies City Streets

Not our first choice for the commute to work, but a piece of semi-functional art, the Hybrid City Bike is a radical new take on the traditional bicycle.

Top Five Super Bowl XLIV Commercials - Sneak Peaks

For those of you who are of the camp that "only watch the game for the commercials," this blog is for you!  [Spoiler Alert] ☞ From the raucous antics of GoDaddy.com, to an aging quarterback, to a very cherry Dr Pepper, to the return of a legendary rock band and ending with one controversial 'don't-ask-don't tell' commercial, this year's TOP FIVE can be seen here in advance of the game. They're inventive - they're insane - and they're definitely the caliber of ads the Super Bowl is known for.

Solar-Powered Cycle Computer Greens Up Your Life

The Solar Bicycle Odometer is the perfect accessory for the eco-conscious bicycle commuter.

5 Pieces Of Heated Clothing To Combat Winter

When the cold fully braces, you'll be glad that you invested in an article or two of heated clothing. Get heat flowing from head to toe with this selection of products.

Zeal Ski Goggles Get High Tech

Zeal Optics ups your skiing/snowboarding game by projecting key performance measurements like speed right inside your goggles. Push yourself to the next level with these innovative goggles.

Tunebug Turns Your Bike Helmet Into a Surround Sound System

A new type of portable audio driver, the Tunebug could replace tedious headphones for sports like cycling and skiing.

Biking the Friendly Skies

Where there's not enough room to craft traditional bike lanes, one architect envisions bike lanes in the air up above the city street.

Legacy Newspapers + Foursquare = Location-Based News

Legacy newspapers have been struggling to come up with new business models for the last couple of years. Some, like Rupert Murdoch are fighting Google over search engines' access to their newspapers' content, while the New York Times is considering a metered system and a potential partnership multimedia devices like Apple's new tablet (yet to be launched).

Urban Mushing: Inventor Creates Dog-Behind-The-Wheel Power And A New Sport

I never thought that dogs and drivers might have "issues" with dog sleds.  But inventor Mark Schuette from Bend, Oregon says mushing can create steering battles because the dogs are in front of the riders and, therefore, have the ultimate steering control.  That's why Schuette invented the first dog-behind-the-wheel Dog Powered Scooter, Dog Powered Trike, TrikeBike, and Dog Powered Skateboard, that put the dog behind the wheel instead of in front of it.  Read on and see how you can urban mush your dogs.

Google Search Goes 'Local' With Androids & iPhones

Location-based services are 2010's hot ticket item. As hyped as 'real-time search' was in 2009, all things 'local' will be the focus this year by search companies like Google and the social networks of Facebook and Twitter. Optimized search suggestions using one's location was announced by Google on January 14.

10 Decorative Solar Lights That Make Romance At Night

I've totally fallen for the gorgeous solar garden lights created by Allsop Home and Garden, and I've picked 10 of them to share with you. The photos are delightful, of course, but all of them are taken in spring or summer settings. I don't know what it is about these lights, but I see them cropping up among the tree icicles and the clean snow mounds on the ground. So romantic!  Just look at them and let them dazzle you!

Yamaha Sparks Interest With Improved Electric Bicycles

Yamaha's five new and improved PAS series electric motor-assisted bicycles are aimed at women, students and urban non-drivers.

Liquid Image Summit Series Snow Goggles Shoot All Your Ski-Trip Video

Taking two slopeside essentials and combining them into one, Liquid Image presents the Summit Series goggles. Protect your eyes and capture the moment forever with this innovative accessory.

Classic, Chic And Whimsical Birdcage Umbrella Brightens A Rainy Day

Umbrellas are an under-appreciated accessory, but if you follow my blog - you know I'm a big believer in their ability to brighten your day and your outfit on the dreariest of days. A new one to come across my radar is classic, chic and sure to be a conversation starter.


Augmented Reality Could Transform Legacy Newspapers Into Video Media

Remember when after reading something of great interest, you daydreamed about the content as if it was a living scenario, whether it was fiction or the daily news. Now with the assistance of Augmented Reality, the content you read will virtually be able to pop off the page and begin speaking to you.