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Hyundai Developing More Efficient 8-Speed Transmission

The gears in your transmission serve as more than a means of getting power to the pavement. Depending on which gear you are using, they can work to multiply the amount of torque available or they can greatly reduce the workload on your engine and reduce the amount of fuel used over a certain period. Using this knowledge, Hyundai is working on a more efficient transmission with some extra gears for when you really need them.

Russian Innovation: World’s First Integrated GSM/WiMax Handset

The world’s first integrated GSM/WiMAX handset, the HTC MAX 4G is here. It is the result of a partnership between HTC Corporation, a global leader in mobile phone innovation and design, and Russian carrier, Scartel (Yota brand). Designed and optimized for the Russian market, the HTC MAX 4G will be available in Russia on November 26th. Read on for details.

Look Mom, No Hands! Faceless LED Watch is All Band, No Dial

Watch this space, but don't look for a face. Hiranao Tsuboi's faceless LED wristwatch is all band and no dial, a curious concept but one that ensures you're not the only one watching your watch!

MDI's AirPod to Go into Production

Over the past few years or so, air powered vehicles have been explored and dismissed, only to be explored again. A company called MDI decided they wanted to stop dismissing the idea and after a short development time they have introduced the AirPod.

Sam's Club Helping Sell Green Cars

Sam's Club has given its members a great way to save money by purchasing products in bulk and using them at your leisure. Recently, they decided it was time to extend their helpfulness to the automotive world, and I'm not talking about tires and washer fluid, they are selling a whole vehicle.

Adult Diapers Come Out of the Closet in Japan

Adult diapers have not only come out of the closet, they're taking center stage! A recent Tokyo runway show shines the spotlight on what has become a $500 million per year business in Japan. Could it happen here? Depends...

Scientists Use Muons to Take Volcano X-Rays

An innovative imaging system that uses muons - a type of cosmic ray - to reveal the interior of a volcano has been developed by scientists at the University of Tokyo's Earthquake Research Institute.

The Nightlighter Dual-Beamed Flashlight

The standard flashlight requires the constant redirection of its beam. You need to see where you are stepping and what is just ahead, but you also need to see yards away to know who or what is in your vicinity.

Russian Urine Exported to America: New, Improved Product?

Mr. Ripley might be interested in this growing Russian phenomenon for his Believe it or Not exhibitions, or perhaps it would be too weird even for him. Exporting Russian urine by ordering online is the ultimate solution for those who can’t pay a personal visit to the clinic. The fact that it isn’t their urine making the whole thing counter productive and a waste of money to boot doesn’t seem to enter into the equation. Read on but…don’t buy.

A Mustang Concept Reborn

Genius ideas sometimes come from the strangest places and SEMA has a way of bringing these out in force. This year, the perfect example of this is a replica of Mach III Mustang that was not put together by anyone normally associated with automotive production or customization.