Travel

Human-Powered Walkie Talkies Keep You In Touch

An eco-friendly, reliable communication device for the backcountry, the Wind Up Walkie Talkies keep you in touch with those traveling with you. Don't get burned by dead batteries, always maintain a communication line.

Full Scale Production In Sight For Yamaha’s Hybrid Motorcycle

Back at the 2005 Tokyo Motor Show, Yamaha unveiled a hybrid motorcycle concept called the Gen-Ryu. Since then, it seems as though the company has been busy filing patents and gearing up to put the hybrid motorcycle into full production.

Yuneec E430 to be World’s First Production Plug-In Aircraft

Small, personally owned aircraft are becoming more common throughout the world. Not only are they becoming increasing easy to fly, but they also are becoming less expensive to operate and maintain. A perfect example of this can be seen with the Yuneec E430 all electric airframe set to go on sale next year.

1 Car and 540,000 Miles....They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore

Most people consider themselves lucky to get over 200,000 miles out of today's engines. For Rachel Veitch however, the 200,000 mark has long since passed and her car is still running strong.

10 New & Exotic Foods Coming To NYC's 2009 Summer Fancy Food Show

The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) is holding its 55th Summer Fancy Food Fair in New York City this weekend (June 28 - 30, 2009) and my mouth waters just reading about some of the luscious new foods premiering at the event. If you can get there, here are ten tasties I'd love you to try for me! (This list leans to the sweet, I warn you.)

Beta Travel Program Joobili Focuses On When, Not Where

When it's time to travel, you always want to pick a vacation destination where things are happening, and where it's the right season to go there based on ideal weather conditions and all that great stuff. However, when booking with a travel agency the research is often left up to you, because all they want to hear is where you want to go and when you want to do it. Finally, one innovative travel agency provides suggestions based on when you want to go.


Umbrella Changes Color When Rain Hits

The Squidarella features a black-and-white London cityscape. When wet, the illustration becomes infused with color.

New Spin on Skating: The Stepboard

The Stepboard replaces the traditional foot push-off of a skateboard or scooter with step-based forward motion.

Solar-powered Tent Lets You Light Up Your Night

The Orange Concept Solar Tent uses photovoltaic fabric to capture the energy of the sun. A wireless hub with touchscreen LCD allows you to manage your energy consumption.

NHTSA Proposes New Labels for Tires...Could Satisfy California's Requirements

A few days back, we brought you the news of California’s proposal to include rolling resistance information on all tires sold inside the state.  While that was still in the works, it appears that the NHTSA has come up with their own means of conveying economy information to those in search of new tires.

Volkswagen 1.4 Liter Wins International Engine of the Year

Every year, a group of automotive enthusiasts come together and are presented with a list of today's most highly rated engines. After sorting through the data, the group then decides which among them can be considered the best. For 2009, the title of International Engine of the Year goes to the 1.4 liter Twincharger manufactured by BMW.

Top Five Strollers For Parents On The Go

Life doesn’t have to stop once you have your baby, and manufacturers from Graco™ to Jeep™ are making that an even truer statement with their production of baby strollers perfectly suited for travel wherever you go.

Zap Germs Before They Zap You With A Magic Germ Wand

The Pocket Sized Germ Eliminating Light is the ultimate magic wand with the ability to eliminate up to 99.9 percent of bacteria, viruses, and mold in 20 seconds.  It's UV-C light is used in hospital settings to sterilize surgical instruments, so you know it works... because no hospital is interested in law suits, right?

Toyota's Supra Successor On Track for 2011 Delivery

For nearly 2 years now Toyota has been working on the FT-HS concept vehicle that was originally unwrapped at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show. Since then, it has been in and out of the spotlight without providing any real information about production or pricing or anything for that matter. Now, it seems as though the Supra successor is on track for a 2011 delivery.

California Proposes new Method to Standardize Testing for Tires

Low rolling resistance tires are just now coming into the spotlight with many manufacturers, most likely due to the steadily increasing averages they are required to meet. One issue with the production of these new tires is the lack of a standardized method of testing and rating them based on how much resistance they produce. A new proposal by the California Energy Commission (CEC)hopes to solve this problem and help consumers move toward the new tires by removing all the guesswork.