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Bugatti Going For a New Look

Recent rumors indicate that Bugatti may be getting bigger in the future. And for once, it's not in the engine. VW's exclusive, ultra-expensive sports brand will be adding a premium sedan to its tiny line.

Hate Pedaling Uphill? Ego-Kits Turns Your Mountain Bike Into An Electric

Want the mountain biking without the mountain? The new German-born Ego Kit has your back.

Airbags Move Out Of Cars And Onto...Skiers?

An airbag technology developed in motorcycle racing is being adapted to ski racing. In the future, ski racers may enjoy greater impact protection thanks to a piece of airbag clothing.

Row, Row, Row Your Bike, Gently Down The Road

A bicycle that you "pedal" with your entire body, the Rowbike is a like a rolling gym, giving you a complete workout while getting you from place to place.

Sub-Zero Ninja: Talus Cold Avenger Balaclava

Protect yourself from windburn and international assassins. The Talus Cold Avenger Expedition Balaclava is as tough and no-nonsense as its name.

Go-Pod Makes Baby Activity Centers Portable And Storable

It would be so nice to be able to set up the baby activity center in whatever area of the house you are in and then quickly move it elsewhere if you need a hands-free moment in another room.  The Go-Pod gives parents this freedom with a portable version of the traditional baby activity center. 

Bike Plow: Greener And Cleaner Snow Clearing

A compromise between a shovel and an all-out motorized snow plow, the bike plow may be just the thing for your snowy (but not too snowy) neck of the woods.

This Space For Rent: China's First Parking Spot Search Engine

An innovative, real time parking space management system instituted by a Beijing suburb is helping to match inbound drivers with rental parking spaces.

One More Person Telling You You're Fat And Lazy: The Nike + SportWatch GPS

A new GPS sports watch from Nike could wear out its welcome rather quickly.

Covert Operation: Big Wave Surfer Rides One of the World's Gnarliest Waves--In The Dark

Imagine surfing one of the world's most dangerous waves. Now imagine doing it at 2 a.m. with nothing but artificial light guiding the way.

2011's Social Media Super Bowl Puts Twitter & Facebook In The Driver's Seat

This year with over 100 million viewers predicted to watch the Super Bowl and commercials costing $3 million a spot, brands are looking to rope in even more  eyeballs by promoting their wares on Twitter and Facebook. And this year, Mercedes-Benz is upping the ante by actually awarding 2 of their new 2012 C-Class Coupes to contest contestants they consider the most savvy social networkers.

Monowalker Hiking Trailer Takes Your Gear Off Your Back

Backpacking is no longer backpacking with the Monowalker Hiking Trailer.

In-Box Cutter Blues - The Other Side Of Inventing

From a trio of designers comes the in-box Box Cutter concept - a great idea that probably isn't going to cut it.

Turn Your Bike Into A Trike With Triblean

This kit turns average into three-wheeled tom foolery. 

Social Media Game That Rewards You For Playing Social Media Games

It was bound to happen. Zynga, the number one game developer on Facebook is not happy just to release another "Ville" game, they had to find yet another way to make online gaming even more addictive than they already are - and in the process add yet more "green" to their coffers. This week, rumors logged by a number  of the techie blog sites indicated the firm will be launching RewardVille.

Taobao Trip Travel Website Spreads Its Pink Piggy Wings

Chinese New Year is fast approaching and the year's busiest travel season is about to begin. Taobao Trip is reaching out to millions of would-be travelers with an offbeat video ad featuring flying pigs.

Human Snowmobile: The Skizee Keeps You Going

The Skizee takes skiing off the mountain and into the prairie. A wild cross between snowmobiling and skiing, this could be the most fun sport of 2011.

Video: Amish Dude Gets Ski-Towed By A Horse-Drawn Carriage

Yeah, it's about as sweet as you think: full-bearded Amish guy gets pulled on skis by a horse carriage. Fun for the whole family.

Inflatable Snowshoes Add A Little Literal To Floating On Snow

An interesting new take on a pair of snowshoes, AnyExit Small Foot shoes could be just the trick for backcountry winter travel. Or they could be a bust.

Hotel Guests Check In To Social Media Services For Recommendations & Meet-Ups

Over time, hotels have learned to embrace social media by assigning staff or hiring agencies to manage both the tactical and strategical aspects of an effective campaign. In the "Top Ten Hotel Brands A Tweet Above The Rest," I noted some of the best 'social media' hotel chains' campaigns. But in addition, hoteliers are also utilizing some of the new social media services popping up online and on mobile apps that connect guests and hotels in some unique ways prior to arrival and during their stays.