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Upside Down Restaurant Turns The Tables On Customers

Foreign food flipping you out? The Sakasa Resuto (Upside Down Restaurant) in Nagano, Japan, bends over backwards to ensure your meal goes down - or up - easy.

Toyota Promising Sporty Aftermarket Division for Nearly Every Vehicle…Hybrids Included

With so much attention being put on the upcoming Toyota FT-86, it should come as no surprise that the parent automaker is also working on an aftermarket performance division to boost sales even more. What makes this news even more exciting is that the automaker may also be using the new department to build full models.

Job Seeker's Guide To Social Media Tools

The economy has made job stability more worrisome. Many of us are asking the same questions. Will I get laid off? Is my company going to downsize? Should I be updating my resume? As some who worry too much may be doing so unnecessarily, others who turn a blind eye might be at the greatest risk. To best prepare for the unknown, there are some new social media tools and apps now available that may alleviate some of this angst.

Jaguar Moving Forward with Electric XJ Sedan

Early in the 2nd quarter of 2009, Jaguar/Land Rover received a massive chunk of funding from the European Investment Bank to help offset the costs of developing more fuel efficient vehicles. Since then the Engineers have been working tirelessly to get the new concepts from paper to production, a goal that will be realized with the introduction of the hybrid electric XJ Sedan.

Tea Party Movement Does Not Move Social Media

There is a strange phenomenon afoot in this country. The rumblings of an establishment of a "Tea Party" party can be heard growing louder and louder. The National Tea Party, a first-time convention for the group has attracted 1,100 delegates to Nashville, Tennessee for three days of protest, caucus and debate. It's a movement everyone says is people-powered to give voice to the frustrations of a heretofore leaderless party. With all this talk channeling through the traditional news vehicles of legacy newspapers and TV, why hasn't this group chosen to be represented on social networks?

Design For The Moon! NASA's 2010 Art Contest For High School & College Students

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is holding a moon-sized art contest for high-school and college students.  The challenge is to submit an original work on the theme: Life and Work on the Moon. 

Cost Per Check-in: Has Foursquare Initiated A New Ad Model?

We know about ad deals based on impressions and  we are familiar with banner ads and pop-ups. Google Adsense opened us up to cost per click-throughs. But as social networking moves from the desktop to mobile devices are we ready to engage in a brand new business model Cost Per Check-in? And will local establishments and brands be willing to pay for it?

Hybrid City Bike Beautifies City Streets

Not our first choice for the commute to work, but a piece of semi-functional art, the Hybrid City Bike is a radical new take on the traditional bicycle.

Kia Planning New Hybrid Concept for Chicago

It should come as no surprise that the upcoming Chicago Auto Show will once again be dominated by the hybrid variety. While many will be updated versions of previously introduced models, Kia is planning on using Chicago to introduce their recently teased Ray Concept.

Mitsubishi Still Teasing Hybrid Lancer Evolution...Bringing Green to Rally Racing?

Rumors of a hybrid driven Lancer Evolution have been flying around since October of last year. This is mostly thanks to the MX-MiEV concept that was built on the same platform as the all wheel drive legend. Now, a few more details have been released that could mean production for the hybrid variant.

Kia UVO Challenges SYNC Infotainment System

Infotainment systems are slowly but surely becoming just as common as air conditioning in today's vehicles, and for a good reason. As we become more dependent on new technologies, it only makes sense that we want to use them all the time. Advancements like these are likely why Kia has introduced their UVO system.

Volvo Looks to Replace 5-Cylinder Lineup with Turbo-4's

It seems like all of the world's automakers these days are beginning to realize the potential of smaller turbocharged engines. Thankfully, this rarely comes at the expense of performance, making them extremely versatile when it comes to sportier models. Volvo has given us yet another example of this with their latest GTDi Engine.

Solar-Powered Cycle Computer Greens Up Your Life

The Solar Bicycle Odometer is the perfect accessory for the eco-conscious bicycle commuter.

Audi Teams With NVIDIA to Bring Google Maps 3D Navigation to the 2011 Lineup

As expected, Audi has given us another upgrade to their constantly improving Multi Media Interface for the New Year. This iteration features not only a more impressive visual experience, but will also include a 3 Dimensional representation of buildings and landmarks.

Trexa Platform Lets You Build Your Own Lithium Ion Powered Hybrid

One of the most often posed complaints surrounding electric vehicles is the look. While they may be much friendlier to the environment, some people just can't get over the styling. The new Trexa modular vehicle platform solves this problem by letting a buyer custom design their own all electric vehicle.