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Another Motorized Skateboard: The Fiik

A 22-mph, 800-Watt motorized skateboard that rides anywhere you want to go.

Franken-car: Performance Pickup Car From BMW

This is what it's like when worlds collide. Kinda' yuppie, kinda blue collar, it's a BMW pickup car. And, yeah, it's that awesome.

Ping-Pong Paddle Hotel to Highlight Planned Chinese Sports Complex

Fancy some ping-pong with your Hong Kong? A unique hotel designed to look like a ping-pong paddle has been 'tabled' to highlight a sports-oriented Olympic park planned for the city of Huainan in eastern China.

Jeans That You Can Sport For Sports

Jeans that are comfortable enough to wear for any of your adventures, or functional sport pants that are stylish enough to wear out to dinner--either way, you win.

Clouded Thinking? - Qatar's World Cup Soccer Stadia To Have Artificial Clouds

The Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department at Qatar University have worked out how to keep their stadia cool for the World Cup: build a cloud.

Tokyo Hotel Delays Closing, Opens Doors to Earthquake Refugees

Tokyo's Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, once a symbol of Japan's robust 'bubble economy', was scheduled to close at the end of March. Touched by the plight of people who barely survived the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, however, the owners of the sumptuous 700-room hotel have offered to extend the closing date in order to house approximately 1,600 disaster evacuees.

GM Adds Wireless Charging To The Volt

GM's new, wireless-charging partnership won't affect the Volt's battery pack, but it will make the drive more convenient.

Unicycling Made Easy And Efficient: The Self-Balancing Solowheel

A unicycle that balances itself and gets you around town.

Nissan, Toyota Restarting Limited Production On Hybrids And Electrics

Indicating a possible turn-around for the Japanese auto industry and global auto market, Nissan and Toyota have announced plans for restarting production of certain models.

Dine Ink Cutlery: The Perfect Gift For The Workaholic

Do you regularly chew on the end of your pen?  Instead of trying to break the habit why not just go with it?  Dine Ink Pen Cap Cutlery from Fred and Friends is a set of eating utensils that attach to the ends of ordinary pens.

Daily Inspiration: Sit-Skier Does First Descent Of Jackson Hole's Corbet's Couloir

Adaptive skier Chris Devlin-Young recently went where many skiers have failed to go: into the iconic Corbet's Couloir at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Call It A Comeback: Volkswagen Microbus Is On Its Way Back

The hippie/surf icon is on its way back. At the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, Volkswagen debuted a new Microbus concept that it calls the Bulli. Company executives have indicated plans of bringing the bus to production.

Auto Prices May Soar Due To Post-Earthquake Turmoil

Car prices are expected to experience an increase due to an automotive industry hobbled by the natural disasters in Japan.

Japan Earthquake Keeps Hitting: GM Closes Another Plant

The Japanese earthquake and tsunami of March 11 continue to make their effects felt here in the United States. After closing a Louisiana plant, GM was forced to close another plant.

Windsurfing Goes Snow, Land, Ice And Then Some

Harness the wind and get more power, lift and control for sports on nearly every type of terrain imaginable.

Japan's Earthquake & Tsunami Disaster: A Personal Perspective

The catastrophic earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 of 2011 resonated throughout the world, carried in unprecedented detail via the Internet and broadcast media. Having once walked the scenic shores, beautiful beaches and quaint city streets of Miyako, the scope of the disaster is stunning beyond belief.

Japan Auto Industry Hit Hard By Quake

The effect of the massive earthquake that rattled Japan is a story that's going to play out for months to come. As you might expect, the quake has wreaked havoc on Japan's automotive industry.

Cardio From The Comfort Of Your Couch

Bicycling while watching TV, drinking beer and eating fatty foods...what could be better?

Snowshoes Without The Bindings: Easton V60 Racing

A new bindingless snowshoe from Easton delivers a lighter, more ergonomic fit.

From Bike To Motorbike With Turbospoke

A timeless childhood pasttime all wrapped up in a neat, easy-to-install package.