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New Toyota Ponam-31 Sports Utility Cruiser Goes Where No Cars Have Gone Before

If you're prone to stating “Roads? Where we're going, we don't need roads,” either your name's Doc Brown or you're the proud owner of a new Toyota Ponam-31. This 31-ft long, twin-engined “sports utility cruiser” seats 12 comfortably and yes, as a matter of fact it IS a boat.

Hazmat, Will Travel: The Top 8 Viral Vehicles Of Ebola

These eight “cars of Ebola” may not be causes of Ebola... scratch that, they probably ARE and you want to stay far, far away from them. Do read on, though, as regardless of what panic-mongers might say it's not possible to contract Ebola from the internet. Or so the government tells us.

Create Tracks Or Highways With PlayTape. Chugga Chugga, Vroom, Vroom!

Sometimes the best inventions come from the simplest ideas. Slice bread and then bag it? Genius. Markers that wash off of walls and clothes? Thank you! And now tape with highway or railroad track designs that can be used anytime and anywhere your kid wishes to drive their automobiles? Brilliant. Invented by InRoad Toys and made in the United States, PlayTape will soon be the best alternative to hard-to-put-together toy railroad and car track sets that come with too many pieces and too much frustration for little hands.


AU My! 50 Gold Taxicabs Take To The Streets Of Shanghai

Welcome to China, where the streets may not be paved in gold but the taxicabs that ply them sure do look golden! The first 50 cabs from Shanghai's new fleet of Chinese-made, gold painted TX4 “London Taxis” just hit the roads with another 150 on order.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe Flaunts Swarovski Crystal Headlights

Austrian crystal manufacturer Swarovski AG is helping put the “S” back in Mercedes-Benz' 2015 S-class coupe. A unique optional luxury package enhances each of the sleek coupe's full-LED headlights with 47 Swarovski cut-glass elements.

New Daihatsu Tanto: Is This The Shape Of Minicars To Come?

The alarmingly cubic Daihatsu Tanto appears to have taken on the shape of the box it was shipped in, much like those cool square watermelons grown inside molds. Being boxy isn't all bad, however, as the Tanto's interior is far more expansive than one might expect from a minicar.

New 2017 Jaguar XE Will Have A Diesel Engine, Automatic Transmission

A diesel engine in my Jaguar? It's more likely than you think, and it's a 4-cylinder motor to boot! Adding insult to perceived injury, when the U.S.-spec Jaguar XE finally debuts in late 2016, the only transmission option available will be automatic. Austin Powers weeps.

When Social Media Flies The Not-So-Friendly Skies

There’s no question when airlines relaxed their cellphone usage policies inflight, air travel for passengers and flight attendants changed overnight - and we’re not talking red-eyes here. That’s right, when the FAA reversed its position on making  it mandatory to switch to the ‘Airplane Mode,’ we are now all able (after take-off) to fire up any and all of our devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops and eReaders . . .

Meet The New 2015 MG GT... It's Not Your Father's MGB But Dear Old Dad Would Approve

Not only is the MG auto brand alive, it's doing very well thank you! Owned (since 2007) by Chinese automaker SAIC, MG now offers a full range of cars to the Chinese market and assembles others from knocked-down kits at its venerable British production plant. The newest of these, proudly wearing the iconic octagonal MG badge and the legend “Morris Garages”, is the impressive MG GT sedan.

Volkswagen Tristar Concept Pickup Hints At Tomorrow's Transporter

VW doesn't often produce pickup trucks but when they do, they're some of the most interesting pickup trucks in the world. Take the newly unveiled Tristar concept pickup. The sharp-looking, diesel-powered Tristar features a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission and pampers drivers with an interior mobile office complete with espresso machine.

Toyota's "Well Chair" System Makes Minivans More Wheelchair Friendly

Toyota has announced an integrated system for disabled passengers that better integrates wheelchairs with a range of its popular minivans. The “Well Chair”, introduced at the 2014 International Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition, is expected to be rolled out by the end of this year.

World's First 3D Printed Car Is Electric, Plastic & Fantastic

Is there a 3D printed car in your future? Local Motors thinks so and their showcase auto, the carbon-reinforced ABS plastic Strati roadster, underlines the fact the future begins right now.

The New Brilliance Dolphin: Still Cheap But Less Crappy

What's in a name? Car buyers scouting out the new Brilliance Dolphin will be pleased to know this entry-level mini car is no longer known as the Brilliance CaCa.

Texting Detector Could Help Police Catch Illegally Texting Drivers

Texting while driving may be illegal in 32 states but catching mobile texters in the act isn't easy. That may be about to change, however, thanks to an innovative hand-held text message detector being developed by a Virginia technology company.

Chinese Public Bus Provides Private Maternity Seat For Breastfeeding Mothers

Bus transportation for new mothers just got easier in Jinhua, China. The city's public transportation authority has unveiled an innovative pilot project that offers lactating ladies a private, curtained space within which to breastfeed their children.

Nissan's One-Off Leaf Pickup Truck Is One Cute Electric Ute

Wish there was a pickup truck version of Nissan's zero-emissions Leaf subcompact car? Guess what, there is, though there's only one and Nissan has no current (ahem) plans to produce the cute ute en masse for the masses.

China's First Mobile Phone Only Sidewalk Puts Smartphone Users In Their Place

Tired of accidents caused by self-absorbed texters, tweeters and Facebook status updaters? Hey, who isn't? The Chinese city of Chongqing decided enough is enough, installing a segregated mobile phone-only sidewalk along a portion of popular Yangren Street.

Nissan's New Infiniti ESQ Shines In Mirror Finish Silver Paint

How shiny is TOO shiny? A new Infiniti ESQ recently displayed at a popular Beijing shopping mall answers the question after just a few seconds of reflection.

GlobeIn Brings Artisans From All Over The World To Your Fingertips

What do you get when you combine the homemade selling power of Etsy and the global small-business support of Kiva? Sprinkle in a little bit of Deepak Chopra and a subscription box similar to Birchbox and you're left with the iOS app, GlobeIn. At its core, GlobeIn is a very human driven app lets you purchase handmade items from artisans in developing countries.

Whovians Standing The Test Of Time Enter Social Media Era

How does one explain Dr. Who without taking into account the show’s never-waning popularity amongst it ardent followers. If the etymology of the word “fan” was derived from “fanaticism,” this show has more than it’s share of addicted fanatics. With a lead character who's lived over 2000 years, has died and been reborn 12 times into entirely different bodies (albeit, different actors) and is celebrating his 50th year anniversary. . .