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Mattracks Powerboard Sounds More Fun Than It Looks

Part snowmobile, part snowboard, part motorized scooter, the Mattracks Powerboard appears to be decidedly less fun than all of the above.

10 Of The Best Business Of 2009: The Innovative, The Unusual, The Hilarious (Part Two)

In 2009, some pretty great businesses came across our radar. We've seen the strange, the unique, the hilarious, and the truly innovative that have reshaped our thoughts of what constitutes a business! This list recaps some of the best businesses of 2009.


Can You Bank On Location-Based Social Networks,The Next $hiny Thing?

Is the new shiny thing - Location-Based Social Networks (LBS)? A new wave of startups taking advantage of GPS technology,the ubiquity of smart phones and location-based attributes are growing exponentially and are gaining popularity not only with users but also with angel investors. Is banking on a LBS a sure bet?

Audi's A3 TDI Recieves Top Honors in Los Angeles

Every year, a group of hand selected judges come together and meticulously study the data from a handful of cars from around the world. After what I would assume to be much deliberation, they select a winner that goes well beyond the standards, depending on the category, to name as the car of the year. For 2009, Audi has managed to claim the title of Green car of the Year with their A3 TDI.

The Alpine Racer: Take Sledding to the Next Level

A far cry from the plastic saucers of your youth, the Alpine Racing Sled is the perfect gift for those that have an intense, unnatural love for sledding.

Special Edition Viper to Commemorate Final Production Year

As sad as it is, 2010 will be the final production year for the iconic Dodge Viper.  To commemorate this, Dodge has pulled out all the stops to offer buyers as much customization as possible for the final run of the V10 powered supercar.

Subaru Confirms Production of FT-86 Concept Car

The sports car parented by both Toyota and Subaru has been in and out of the spotlight since first being announced late last year. Now, Subaru has made it official that they will be producing their own version of the new concept that will be "Distinctly Subaru."

Buick Planning Turbo V6 for Upcoming Regal GS

Since the end of the GNX era in 1987, many people have been wondering if Buick will make a return to the sports car realm. While the Regal GSX package paid homage to the glory days of the Grand National, it just wasn't quite what we had hoped for. Now, it seems as though Buick might again visit the high power turbocharged world with the introduction of the Regal GS.

Nissan Wins Design Contest with V2G Concept at LA Auto Show

With the Los Angeles Auto Show in full swing, many are wondering what the future of automobiles will be. Will we be zipping around in our ultra-modern hover cars, or will it be something a bit more similar to what we have now? Well, according to Nissan, it will be a little bit of both.

Air Bag Equipped Seat Belts to Decrease Chances of Injury from An Accident

While seatbelts have saved countless lives since being made mandatory, many people will argue they can cause just as many injuries as they prevent. Ford has decided to solve this problem by installing air-bags directly into the seatbelt.

Gryphon Wingsuit Would Make For a Great Saturday Afternoon

The next level of wingsuit looks like a small, personal aircraft. It provides just one more reason not to screw with the military.

$40K Awarded To The Best Social Networking Sleuths To Find Balloons

No, its not the return of Balloon Boy, nor a refrain from a 60s pop tune. Its a legitimate challenge to mark the the 40th anniversary of the Internet and it's open to all World Wide Webizens. Sponsored by DARPA, the competition requires participants to locate and submit the locations of 10 moored, 8-foot, red weather balloons at 10 fixed locations in the continental United States.

BMW Testing Heat Trapping Technology to Increase MPG and Reduce Emissions

At the most basic level, our car engines produce power through thermal expansion. The greater the difference in heat, the more power we are able to produce. However, extremely cold temperatures can also increase fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions. Knowing this, BMW has begun a series of tests to try and reduce both by keeping the engine warm even after being turned off.

Fearless Fugu Finds Favor With A More Friendly Flavor

Fugu, also known as Blowfish or Pufferfish, has been the fishy dish of choice for sushi lovers who like to live dangerously. Now a Japanese fish-breeder has found a way to remove the poison from the prickly poisson.

Pac-Man Key Covers Bring Lock To Your Game

Pac-Man is celebrating its 30th anniversary and these nifty classic game ghost key covers will ensure you don't get locked out before it's Game Over.