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New NHTSA Regulations Could Lead to More Effective Side Airbags

When it comes to the safety of our loved ones, compromise is not an option. This is especially true when it comes to buying a new automobile. According to the NHTSA, about 400 lives could be saved every year by improving how our side-airbags deploy. Thankfully they are working on a bill to make such a change mandatory.

Zero Emissions Concept from Renault to Provide Clean and Affordable Transportation

Renault is a company that isn't often featured in the headlines for having the latest and greatest concepts. This isn't to say they don't produce great vehicles; it really comes down to marketing. However, that may change within the next few years as the automaker has announced a new eco-friendly concept they are already planning on producing.

China ice sculpture tragically made entirely from beer

The city of Harbin in northern China is widely known for it's freeze-your-snowballs-off temperatures and it's annual ice festival. Domestically, the city is also known for it's beer. Sadly, some wiseguy decided to combine the two to create a ginormous ice sculpture with nothing more than copious amounts of frozen beer. Such a waste...

Honda Aims to Please the Family of the Future with the P-NUT Concept

Honda has been working feverishly on their small car market for quite some time now, and for a good reason. A large part of the market today is looking for small, fuel efficient vehicles. Their latest concept, dubbed the P-NUT offers exactly that.

The Secret Wars of Google & Apple (and perhaps Kindle?)

Just as soon as secret rumors caught fire that Apple's soon-to-be released "tablet," will now be released under the new name, "iSlate," a fresh wave of rumors have hit the digital airwaves. Apparently,  Google has released RFPs (Request For Proposal) to several hardware companies including two prominent computer manufacturers in Asia to launch their new netbook. While these two titans battle it out for marketshare, will Kindle and other PDA (personal digital assistant) devices just sit on sidelines?

Chariot Skates: Skiing, Cycling And Skating Combine For One Funky Pair Of Skates

An interesting new concept in skating, Chariot Skates promise to be a unique way to get from place to place.

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.