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New 5-Stroke Engine to Boost Efficiency and Reduce Emissions

Our four stroke engines have been around for a very long time and while many small changes have been made to them over those many years, the basic principal of operation has remained the same. Now, a new engine design that uses an additional stroke may be taking over the number 1 position when it comes to small powerplants.

GM Rates Volt at 230 mpg: Outrageous Claim or Realistic Number?

Earlier this month, GM released information that the upcoming Chevy Volt would be able to see as high as 230 miles per gallon of fuel.  Ever more impressive is that the EPA is backing this claim…for now anyway.  But the real question is: How did we reach this number to begin with?

Hennessey Performance Reveals 1000 Horsepower Venom GT…Denys Targeting Veyron

Hennessey Performance is known for making some of the fastest cars on the road.  Their most powerful vehicle to date is the Venom 1000TT Viper GTS, which takes the stock Viper V10 and boosts it until power reaches excess of 4 digits.  This was apparently not enough however as the Hennessey Team has released images of their new concept vehicle: The Venom GT.

Ford's New Vehicle-to-Grid System to Reduce Stress On Local Power Grid...Offers Hope for Plug-In Vehicles

One of the most compelling arguments against all Plug-In Electric Vehicles is the local grids ability to handle to extra load.  With only a few, there shouldn’t be a problem, but as more people begin to transition to plug in type vehicles, the demand for power will sky rocket with no real way to supplement it.  To combat this problem, Ford has developed a system that will actually talk to the local grid while plugged in.

Nissan Unveils All Electric Leaf Concept…Says EVs Could Account for 10% of Market by 2020

Keeping their hybrid development a secret has not been one of Nissan’s priorities throughout the past year.  Realistically, they have been using this opportunity to build up the suspense for the revealing of their hybrid concept.  The culmination of which has finally been realized with the unveiling of the Nissan Leaf.

A Hotel All About Boys And Their Toys

While women might get away to a hotel with dreams of a quiet bubble bath, a glass of champagne, and perhaps an in-room massage, many men have a different idea of a relaxing hotel getaway. It's no secret that boys like their toys, and one international hotel is finally recognizing this by giving men an exclusive experience.

Mazda Designs Even Lighter MX5....Plans to Unveil at Frankfurt

Few people who have driven the Mazda MX-5 have had complaints about handling.  For 20 years, the same formula of lightweight components combined with sporty suspension has given the MX-5 superior handling even when compared to sports cars costing 2 or 3 times more.  In honor of the MX-5’s 20th year dominating the corners, Mazda has designed a new concept they plan on unveiling at Frankfurt.

Viewsonic Portable Media Players Offer Larger Screen For Better Viewing

Ever feel like you need a magnifying glass to watch a movie on your portable player?  ViewSonic may have figured out a way to reduce your eye strain with the VDP500.

Lamborghini Confirms Hybrid Development…Promises to Carry-On Companies Heritage

Rumors about a Lamborghini built hybrid have been making their rounds for a while now, with very few words coming from Sant'Agata about it. Now, Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini CEO, has confirmed that a hybrid is in fact in the works.

Vacation Luxury Business At Its Best: Poolside Swimsuit Vending

There's nothing better than being able to buy just about whatever you need where you need it most, and when you're at a hotel pool without a swimsuit and nudity is neither encouraged nor appreciated. Fortunately for those who find themselves in this predicament, a popular swimsuit brand is teaming up with hotels to bring board shorts and bikinis poolside.


Portable Bathroom Noisemaker Soothes The Shy, Saves The Earth

Toilet shame - it's a not-so-silent killer of confidence for Japanese women. The common way of coping has been to repeatedly flush but that wastes millions of gallons of water every year. Now thanks to the Eco-Otome, shy ladies can create the sound of a flush without wasting a drop of water.

Oops!....BMW’s New Concept Vehicle Makes Early Appearance

With Frankfurt fast approaching, automakers are beginning to bring their latest creations out of hiding to put the final touches on them. This poses a problem as it is no easy task to keep a full sized vehicle hidden from prying eyes. This time, it was BMW who was caught in the act of moving a new vehicle, and I must say it looks interesting.

NASA’s Earth-Friendly Flight Challenge

Aviation plays such an important role in our lives today that despite the aviation industry’s harm to the environment we, as a society, cannot just cease flying. In an effort to promote more earth-friendly flying NASA recently announced the Green Flight Challenge.

iPhones In Japan Get Wireless TV With USB SEG Clip

Japanese iPhone owners who enjoy watching digital TV on their iPhones have been looking at blank screens since Apple Japan's TV tuner app sold out.  Now a new USB stick from I-O Data is allowing viewers to see shows on their iPhones in crisp, clear 1Seg.

New Compact Folding Bicycle Is A Leading Contestant For The James Dyson Award

A contestant for the James Dyson Award, The Contortionist folding bike is an innovative addition to the road and could quickly become one of the most functional, popular folding bikes out there.