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BMW Brings the 5 Series into the ActiveHybrid Lineup

BMW's ActiveHybrid lineup has been slowly but surely expanding to encompass nearly every size of vehicle offered by the Bavarian Auto Maker. While the 3-Series ActiveHybrid will likely be enough for much of the market, BMW has also decided to redesign a 5-Series to offer a slightly more upscale variant.

Performance Book Caddy--The Fastest (And Most Painful) Bike Ride You've Ever Had

Proving that if you look hard enough you'll find a product for any possible need that you have, the Performance Book Caddy allows you to read comfortably on your bicycle.

TripAdvisor & Social Media Expose Top Ten Dirtiest Hotels

TripAdvisor®, the world’s most trusted source of travel advice, announced recently the top 10 dirtiest hotels for 2010, based on TripAdvisor® traveler ratings for cleanliness. For the fifth consecutive year, TripAdvisor® reveals the truth about hotels around the world, and it ain't pretty!

Japan Snake Center Keeps Visitors Hungry For More

At Japan Snake Center, snakes put bite on you! Actually it's the other way around, just visit their cafeteria.

Audi Announces A1 to Be First Ever Premium Market Compact

Audi is no stranger to the premium segment of cars. Much of their line-up has redefined the benchmark for other automakers to meet at one time or another, and their recently redesigned S4 is no different. However, they have also been working to develop the first compact vehicle to be slated in the premium segment, which they now plan on unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show.

Ford's New SYNC integrated Touch System to Raise the Bar for Car Based Infotainment Systems

We all know that the key to selling a high value product is to be able to predict what the masses will want next. A few years back, Ford did just that by introducing the SYNC Infotainment System. Since then, they have been steadily improving it both by upgrading the system itself and adding new things to it. The latest of these additions, the MyFord Touch Driver Connect System, promises to offer even more personalization and information to the driver than ever before.

ReardonSmith: Underground Hotel Won’t Be Visible To The Naked Eye!

I don't know what you think of when you picture a relaxing retreat into nature, but a new unique hotel promises to be more ecologically friendly and provide a unique vacation experience.

Tunebug Turns Your Bike Helmet Into a Surround Sound System

A new type of portable audio driver, the Tunebug could replace tedious headphones for sports like cycling and skiing.

Biking the Friendly Skies

Where there's not enough room to craft traditional bike lanes, one architect envisions bike lanes in the air up above the city street.

Legacy Newspapers + Foursquare = Location-Based News

Legacy newspapers have been struggling to come up with new business models for the last couple of years. Some, like Rupert Murdoch are fighting Google over search engines' access to their newspapers' content, while the New York Times is considering a metered system and a potential partnership multimedia devices like Apple's new tablet (yet to be launched).

Tasti D-Lite Loyalty Program Needs Geolocation To Sell Product

In this coming year, technology is going to make the greatest impact with tweets that are geotagged. A lot of excitement surfaced recently over Tasti D-Lite's new loyalty program that rewards its patrons while simultaneously promotes their product via automated tweets on Twitter and Foursquare. However, while appearing to put a whole new spin on CRM, is this new type of viral communication with the brand's end user going to sell more desserts, or does it need a location-based component to really make it successful?

The Dream Job: Human Bed Warmers Employed At Popular Hotels

There are many out there who wish they didn't have to get out of bed every day to go to work. That doesn't do much by way of earning an income - but wouldn't it be a dream job if you could get paid to climb in bed every day.


Toyota Reveals MR2 Based Hybrid Sports Car

After the obligatory waiting period since first being mentioned, Toyota has finally taken the cover off of their upcoming MR2 based Hybrid Sports Car. While the design seems to make perfect sense with what consumers are asking for, the name currently being used leave something to be desired.

Ford's New 5.0L Promises More Horsepower and More Miles Per Gallon

For nearly every fan of the Ford Mustang, few numbers will elicit as much excitement as 5.0. The iconic 5.0 liter V8, last seen back in 1995, had been the performance benchmark for many enthusiasts for quite some time until the introduction of the 4.6 liter V8. Now, Ford is planning a reintroduction of the legendary engine to combat the higher output V8 engines of Dodge and Chevrolet.

Government's 'Love' Stimulus Plan For Valentines!

Hey, if the economy can receive bail-outs, why can't the LOVE department? Since Valentine's Day is right around the corner, the nation's number sex therapist and octogenarian love ambassador, Dr Ruth Westheimer thinks "stimulus" is the operative word for her new campaign to promoted a 28-day romance stimulus plan for the US capital.