Outdoors

Citroen DS High Rider Concept to Offer SUV Capability and Hybrid Drivetrain

As expected, automakers are inundating the world with teaser images of their concepts slated for the Geneva Show Floor. It is also no surprise that many of these new vehicles are either hybrid based or all electric. The most recent of these reveals, and one that has a respectable chance of making it to production, is the DS High Rider Concept by Citroen.

Tea Room Heated By Compost

If you have ever turned a compost pile you understand how hot it can get inside the pile as it decomposes. You can feel and sometimes see the heat rise as you turn the pile. A Japanese design firm called Bakoko has taken note of this heat, which can reach up to temperatures of 120 degrees F, and come up with a way to capture that heat to warm up a room.

GoBandit Combines GPS And Video In New Camera-Computer

The GoBandit GPSHD improves upon the average sports video by adding GPS-calculated performance data. Now you can prove what you accomplished like never before.


Camping Made Easy: JakPak Is a Jacket, Backpack And Tent

The JakPak is an all-in-one solution that combines three of the most important pieces of any camping trip. Save money and lose weight with this innovative piece of gear.

Most Expensive Bike Ever?

The most advanced bicycle that we've ever seen was fittingly designed by a company that specializes in F1 racing car technology. Your Schwinn will never quite look the same again.


Your iPhone Is A Prime Target For Wiretapping, Stringer Bell

For anyone that was addicted to the HBO show, 'The Wire' you are probably  already familiar with how law enforcement can wiretap phones. For those who remember the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program to obtain information from suspected terrorists, you know how the federal government's policies infringed on privacy rights. But did you also know that our smartphones can become our own worst enemy?

The T-Jack Jacket Brings Fun and Function

If you have ever seen that disillusioned look in your child’s eyes when he/she opened up a gift only to find there were clothes inside, then you should check out the T-Jack jacket from Convertible Designs.  This adaptable item is part toy, part backpack and part jacket.

Soccer Balls Go GPS

To help make the game of football (soccer) more fair, one design firm envisions an electronic ball with GPS and RFID technology.


The BabyDeck Stroller Allows for Diaper Changing on the Run

Changing your baby when you are out and about can be challenging at the best of times.  Fortunately, the new BabyDeck stroller has an innovative solution.

Three-Piece Kayak Makes Storage And Travel Much Easier

The Point65 Tequila kayak makes the sport a whole lot more convenient with some simple, innovative design.

Soccket Ball Harnesses The Power Of The World's Favorite Sport

The Soccket Ball pulls viable energy out of the most abundant, untapped resource we have--young children. Designed for communities that don't have access to electricity, the ball is a unique, innovative solution.

Smart Sport GPS Devices From O-Synce

German company O-Synce recently released a few innovative, new GPS monitors that track your performance wherever you roam.

Revolutionary Motorcycle Helmet Inspired By Human Skin To Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries

This motorcycle helmet is designed to save your scalp.  Not just your scalp, but your brain, because it's your brain that can suffer permanent impairment if you get tossed from a motorcycle.  Now, if you survive such a toss, it's very possible you will suffer Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or spinal cord injury.  But this helmet's been 15 years in the making so that it can offer nearly 70 percent more protection against TBI than other motorcycle helmets.

 


Google Search Powered By A Bloom Box?

Google has been dabbling in the power industry for quite some time. So much so, I thought they might have had something to share with Obama, when I penned, "Google Could Become Obama's Next Secretary Of Energy." Their experimentation has led them to a relationship with one K.R. Sridhar and a little magic box that is one hot little bloomin' energy source.

Calling All Cars- Toyota's Scion Will Pay You $30 Per Hour To Park?

Last year what seemed like doom and gloom for the automobile industry may all change with the introduction of the first 'vehicle-to-grid' or V2G automobiles rolling off of Toyota's assembly line. After a tumultous setback this past month, Toyota is rebounding from their acceleration problem caused by an electronic throttle malfunction with the introduction of...no, not a talking car that speaks in five languages... a car that will actually pay you for parking it and plugging it into the grid!