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Three Wheeled Vehicles Approved for DOE Funding

The Department of Energy has been tossing around funding for pretty much every kind of alternative energy vehicle. However, the funding was originally limited to 4-wheeled vehicles, ruling out some of the manufactures completely. Now, congress has finally made a decision as to the future of DOE funding for 3-wheeled vehicles.

Sleepbox Pop-Up Hotels: Modern Sleep Pods For The World Traveler

We've seen napping pods sent up in major urban centers before, but now, there's a new pop-up hotel designed to offer optimal convenience and comfort for travellers virtually wherever they are; even without a reservation!

"Geotagged Tweets" Coming To A City Near You!

Since the "location-based social network" train has left the station, Twitter has not only jumped on board, it appears to be the locomotive engineer. And now with 3rd party apps purchasing tickets on the "Twitter Local Express" the microblogging network is expanding its coordinates to offer up the longitude and latitude of all your tweets.

First Exclusive Green Marketplace For Hotels Launches

On November 9, EcoGreenHotel announced the official launch of it’s new online store, EcoGreenHotelStore.com. It's virtually a green marketplace for hotels and a one-stop marketplace of over 1000 products and services for the green hospitality industry. As more and more hotels become green-certified and more guests request "green" accommodations, the EcoGreenHotel Store is satisfying the needs of both the hotelier and the traveler.

Transportable Solar Power to Solve Electric Vehicle Range Problems

Solar energy has slowly but steadily become the go to resource for electric vehicles that need some extra range. The only real problem with this is the slow speed and low amount of power an easily transportable panel suffers from. A new kind of portable charging station may solve both of these problems in no time flat.

Quincy Hotel: Urban All Inclusive Hotel Gets Singapore Talking

When we think of "all inclusive" hotels, we automatically assume that it's a resort in the Dominican Republic or Mexico, sitting on or near a beach, where the food is often sub-par and the domestic beer and tropical drinks flow freely. Although most all inclusive hotels in the world are this popular style, one Singapore hotel is trying to transform the meaning of "all inclusive".

New Battery Technology Promises Recharge Time Similar to Filling Your Tank

While many people who have looked into battery electric vehicles are turned away due to range limitations, others are more worried about the long recharge time.  In some cases, these vehicles can take up to a full 8 hours to recharge, which is too long for some people to live with.  However, a newly developed kind of battery may provide the answer to this problem.

Multi-Function Biking: The PUYL Bike Light/Pump

An efficient, multi-functional cycling concept, PUYL provides both light and air, two necessary components for any night cyclist.

BMW Lovos Concept to be Green...Not so Simple

Automotive styling has undergone some very extreme changes over the past 20 years, and mostly for the better. Sometimes however, a new concept comes along that breaks that mold and really makes us step back and stare.  The BMW Lovos is a perfect example of this kind of concept.

Glorified Bong Cleans Your Car's Air, Won't Get You A Ticket

The "watercourse cyclone air cleaner" from Seiwa circulates your car's smelly interior air through water to wash out unwanted impurities. It may not get you high but it WILL leave your ride as fresh as mountain air after a thunderstorm.

Honda to Include Cylinder Deactivation on Upcoming Touring Series

Honda has been working hard on the upcoming VFR1200 touring bike, with the introduction of a dual clutch gearbox into the motorcycle being among the many pieces of technology they plan on including. On top the more efficient transmission, it now appears that Honda is planning on cylinder deactivation to help keep fuel consumption down as well.

Google's GPS Speeds Past Stand-Alones

Ubiquitous Google is out there once again speeding past anything it finds in its way on what we use to call the Superhighway! This time its taken to the gadget world by transforming their Android phones into mobile GPS navigation systems - and its free!

Air Board Is Your Personal Hovercraft

Combining a lawn mower and hovercraft, the Air Board is the next great personal mobility device for the rich and tasteless.

Nissan Personal Mobility Device Looks Like Deathtrap

Created by Nissan and AIST, this personal mobility device combines the function (and hazards) of the motor, rollerblades and skis. We don't anticipate anyone will actually get very far on them.

Social Media That Happens In Vegas Doesn't Have To Stay in Vegas!

The catch-phrase that transformed Las Vegas' failed attempt at becoming a 'family destination' back into its original 'Sin City' image is now taking another turn. "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas," was not only a brilliant ad campaign slogan, it also became a pop culture mantra used every time someone wanted to alert someone else about keeping things on the DL.