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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.

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?