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Hark All Ants: Solar-Powered Backpack Converts Into Picnic Table

Meet the Technopicnic solar-powered backpack made in Spain that converts almost any urban space except  for maybe a highway into a picnic table. Read on for more on this clever and innovative wearable tech design.

Ford Spider Screen Keeps Eight-Legged Freaks Out Of Four-Wheeled Vehicles

The 2016 Ford Focus RS boasts a number of new and improved features but one in particular will soothe even the most nervous customers: a revamped spider screen designed to bar web-weaving arachnids from the vehicle's vital parts.

Garmin HUD+ Adds GPS Info & Social Media To “Any Vehicle” Head-Up Display

Garmin, "the leading worldwide provider of mobile navigation solutions for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks", has followed up their original real-time GPS mapping HUD (head-up display) with an improved version, HUD+, that takes into account advances in information technology.

Mercedes-Benz' Pre-Safe Sound Preserves Drivers' Ears In A Crash

Have you heard, Mercedes-Benz is adding an unlikely safety feature to its upcoming 2016 E-Class automobiles: Pre-Safe Sound, an automated system designed to protect the inner ear from the shattering sound of an impact.

Turtle Taxi: For Travelers Who Like Life In The Slow Lane

An innovative cab company called Turtle Taxi caters to those who aren't in any rush to reach their destination. As their name implies, Turtle Taxi drivers take it slow and steady – they might not win any races but the ride won't cause you to lose your hare, er, hair.

'Weird Hotel' In Japan: The Robotic Future Of The Hospitality Industry?

Little by little, we're approaching a day and age where businesses that once relied on humans are using technology instead. I say "approaching" because we're not quite there yet; people are still valued in many fields, particularly where customer service is concerned. But that doesn't mean that many businesses aren't already embracing alternatives, and some of them happen to be a little strange.

Walker Stalker Cruise: Norwegian Hosts Zombie Apocalypse Sea Escape

If you love zombies and The Walking Dead (and who doesn't these days), then there are a number of different businesses that provide you with apocalypse survival experiences, and the latest is a popular cruise line that's setup one of the coolest ones to date.

White Line Fever: The Top 8 Dedicated & Innovative Traffic Lanes

Today's trend towards an ever more inclusive society now extends to the highways and biways of our lives. That means drivers had better learn to share the road with everything from web-footed wanderers to oblivious earbud-equipped texters.

Dogs Gone Boating: 9 Must Have Dog Items To Take On A Boat

Some dogs are great swimmers; others never will be, because of fear of the water or because they are just not anatomically built for swimming (like long dogs with short legs).  But boating enthusiasts who are dog lovers find a way to take both swimmers and non-swimmers on their boats - to enjoy the water or enjoy the weather. Here are 9 must have items to bring along for your dog before you pick up anchor.

What A Dump! The 10 Wackiest & Crappiest Toilets In China

Go to China they said, you'll have fun they said! You'll also visit a Chinese bathroom a time or two, unless the thought of patronizing any of these weird, bizarre, filthy, oddly designed and just plain NOPE Chinese toilets prompts an immediate change of travel plans.

Tokyo Hotel Offers Rooms With A View... Of Godzilla!

Visitors to the Hotel Gracery in downtown Tokyo's Shinjuku could find their picture window view blocked by a 40-ft tall statue of Godzilla's head. Not that anyone's complaining, mind you.

Checker This Out: McLaren P1 Taxi Trolls Taiwan Travelers

As if supercar police vehicles aren't enough, some well-heeled car-owner in Taiwan wants us to believe their pricey McLaren P1 trolls the streets of Taiwan picking up paying fares. I want to believe!

Drivemocion LED Car Sign Tells Tailgaters To Hightail It

From digit to digital: the Drivemocion LED Car Sign from ThinkGeek takes the time-honored act of giving other drivers The Finger into the 21st century. This compact remote-controlled LED car messaging sign  can display any one of 16 messages or faces, allowing you to keep your own face pointed safely straight ahead.

X-Pot Is The Best New Line Of Outdoor Cooking Gear For Family Camping Trips

Camping, backpacking, or day trips to the mountain are popular family destinations, and bringing your own food is not only necessary but economical. The pots and pans needed to prepare the food do not save you much space, though. The innovative new cooking gear from Sea to Summit will solve this problem with their award winning X-Pot.

Live In The Future Nightly At Tokyo's Nakagin Capsule Tower

The historic Nakagin Capsule Tower opened in 1972... imagine how futuristic it looked then! Care to spend a night or two in retro-futuristic Tokyo? Now you can, thanks to one enterprising apartment owner who's renting out his cube via Airbnb.