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EV Roadside Assistance Charger Vehicle Gives You a Boost in the Boondocks

So you want to drive an EV (electric vehicle) but worry about being stranded when the power runs out... it's a valid concern that puts off many potential EV buyers. Now a pilot project from Nissan and the JAF (Japanese Auto Federation) is addressing the issue by testing an EV Roadside Assistance Charger Vehicle.

Card Reader Frog Gobbles Up MicroSD & SD Cards, Won't Give You Warts

The model 303-F "Yomikaeru" microSD & SD Card Reader Frog from Japan Trust Technology (JTT) is one electronic data reading device that isn't afraid to toad the line.

Shorter Hop - Qantas Gets You Through The Airport Fast

Qantas are letting you check in and board with just your Frequent Flyer card.

If You Could Talk To Walls - Your Body As An Antenna

Your body is an antenna, and Microsoft Research have worked out a way for you to use it.

Fashionable Protection With 'Pound It' Handbags

Chain handle bags are back in fashion, but the old Coco Chanel chain handle bag has taken on new twists in Mary Kolber and Courtney Theese's industrial design project, titled Pound It.  The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) seniors just may have a career ahead of them with their sexy, fashionable handbags that pack a whack and a mean arm or neck burn.

 

One Study About TASER® Safety Puts 50 Others In Perspective

Supposedly scientific studies on the safety of TASER weapons have been conducted for most of the decade, but now a team of cardiologists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have assessed some 50 of them to see how 'scientific' they were.

China's V750 Pilotless Helicopter is One Cool Terminator Eggbeater

The first successful test flight of China's innovative new V750 pilotless helicopter has Terminator fans' hearts aflutter. How long until Predator drones and V750 choppers duke it out high over Central Asia?

Facebook.cn Forges Past Firewall To Access China's Ad Dollars & World Domination?

A lot has been written about Facebook's potential expansion on the international digital horizon. To date, being blocked in China by the Great Firewall is not where Mr. Zuckerberg would like to remain. There's over 1.3 billion citizens that reside in this authoritarian state where over a third are active netizens. As these numbers correlate to potential new ad revenue dollars, Facebook.cn could scale exponentially with the right deal. World domination - on the other hand -might be the ultimate goal.

Part Of The Process - Participatory Budgeting And You

People all over the world are deciding how their tax dollars are spent. Why aren't you?

It Took Almost A Decade For Social Media To Catch Osama Bin Laden

While three presidents vowed to hunt him down and take his life, it's been almost a full decade since the horrific deaths incurred on American soil at the World Trade Center. At the time, social media and Web 2.0 was only in its infant stages, where over the course of last ten years - blogs, tweets and Facebook status updates have been few and far between regarding the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden.

China's First Aircraft Carrier Set to Sail this Summer

China's remarkable rise as an economic colossus has been shadowed by a no less impressive military buildup. A prime example of the latter will shortly be revealed, as China's People's Liberation Army Navy takes Shi Lang, the nation's first aircraft carrier, out for sea trials this summer.

Pitchers May One Day Join Catchers and Batters In Wearing Helmets

Easton-Bell pulls the helmet out from behind the plate and onto the mound.

Inflatable Snowshoes Becoming a Market

Never get stranded in the snow again. The Airlite inflatable snowshoes are easy to carry and let you hike out of deep snow in an emergency.

Casting The Counters - Improving Radiation Monitoring In Japan

Safecast want your help to deploy up to 600 more Geiger Counters in Japan.

Chinese Car Theft Prevention Program Leaves Drivers Flat

Tired of waking up tired? An odd anti-theft program instituted by police in Chengdu, China, has both car thieves and drivers feeling more than a little deflated.

Capybara-san Bag Hanger is Cute, Cool and Convenient

The cute, cool and convenient Capybara-san Bag Hanger provides those who carry purses with a clean, close storage place in crowded cafes, restaurants and bars. When you're ready to leave, just fold it up and pop it in your purse.

Talking TED - Spread Your Own Ideas Through TED

TED wants to know if you have ideas worth spreading.

Earthquake Early Warning App for iPhone Will Rock Your World

Is that your iPhone vibrating or is it just another earthquake? Find out one way or another with Yurekuru Call for iPhone, a push notification app that just might save your life.

Geolocation App Rethinks Check-Ins Making It Less Hat & More Cattle

Since geo-locaton apps - also known as location-based social networks - became part of our cultural zeitgeist, there are many who have chosen not to join their rank and file. Still considered  part of the Wild West fringe of the social media landscape, the schadenfreude descriptor of  "all hat, no cattle" comes to mind in calling out apps that are more playful than serious.

No Bike Lock? Use Your Handlebars

The Handlebar Bike Lock is built right into your bike, meaning no lugging a lock around in your backpack or on your frame.