by Rebecca West
If you travel for work and airports have become like a second home, you know how difficult it can be at times to find an available outlet for charging mobile devices like cellphones, tablets and laptops. A new product coming out called the AMPL SmartBag is getting ready to change all that. This handy backpack will soon be the only charging station and storage compartment you'll ever need when when you're on the go.
A lighter, longer Chevy Malibu heralds a forthcoming GM mid-size lineup designed to maximize efficiency, economy and aesthetic appeal. In the case of the 2016 Malibu, weight savings of around 300 pounds will transform one of the heaviest mid-size sedans into one of the lightest.
by Lady Bee
Small dog owners can get away with taking their dogs so many places. But dogs are more welcome visitors to commercial areas when they're carried by their owners. Notice how employees treat your dog when he's at your waist level as opposed to when he's at your feet. Makes sense, dogs can't pee on merchandise when they're in pet carriers.
China Railway's CRH380A high-speed train has broken the world speed record for commercial rail travel. Will this news make operators of Japan's famous Shinkansen (Bullet Train) blink? If they do, they just might miss it.
With the very-limited edition Baja 700, Shelby American picks up where Ford's impressive SVT Raptor leaves off. Indeed, this is one pickup with plenty of pick-up to go around courtesy of 700 supercharged horses harnessed beneath the boss Baja's silver-striped hood!
by A. Y. Dorsey
Has sitting in rush hour traffic for hours a day become your mind-numbing reality? Does passing the same pedestrian three times before crossing the intersection seem too much like normal life? If so, take heart. Researchers at MIT have found a new traffic algorithm which will not only save you time and frustration, but will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
City managers in Hangzhou, China have turned to a new generation of “smart” manhole covers in an all-out effort to counter a rash of thefts by metal salvagers. The high-tech covers feature electronic tags that act as both silent alarms and tracking devices should a cover be removed without proper authorization.
Since 1994 Ward's AutoWorld magazine has published an annual list of the ten "best" automobile engines available in the U.S. market. The 2015 Ward's 10 Best Engines listing rates engines according to their power and torque, noise vibration and harshness (NVH), and their overall level of technical innovation.
by Laurie Kay Olson
There are just times, for whatever reason, you just have to wash out a few things by hand. This is not always the easiest chore to accomplish efficiently. That is until the Scrubba Wash Bag came onto the market. It is billed as the world's smallest washing machine. It is ideal for use both at home and on the road, and is completely portable. It is foldable and weighs just 5 ounces.
Modeled after the Lamborghini Aventador, the Lishidedidong Urban Supercar (yes, that is its real name) might look a lot more exciting than most entry-level electric cars but its beauty is only skin deep.
Drivers in the Ukraine have stumbled upon a cheap way to repair bullet-blasted vehicles. All it takes is a handful of pocket change, a glue gun and plenty of camouflage paint. Mind you, it helps to have survived the attack in the first place.
Did you know Mercedes' new C-Class cars contain over 40 lbs of hemp? It's true, man, and (unless you're trafficking) you won't find it in the trunk. Since 2002 automakers such as Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Lotus, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Volvo and more have incorporated hemp-based components in their vehicles. Even bike, boat and plane designers are getting in on the action. Makes you wonder just what those dudes are smoking.
by Josiah Motley
Everything is becoming "smart." Everything. You name it and I'll bet there is a smart version of it. Obviously, it started with the phone and has worked its way into every part of society. If there is a way to make it "smarter," you can bet someone has done it or is working on doing it. The latest player in this new, smart world is the Fogo Ultimate Adventure Gadget, a flashlight that is intelligent, I mean smart. Yes, smart.
by Kim Patterson
The Pacif-i can monitor your child’s health, keep track of your tot's location and can also help you find it if your precious little decides to stash it away in a secret location.
A bright yellow MINI seen navigating the Fifth Ring Road in Beijing, China displayed a curious warning to fellow commuters in the form of a handmade rear window sign reading “New Driver – Woman”.