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Your Toast, The Way YOU Want It!

What shade of white or black is coming out of the toaster today? It's always a guess at my house, where, regardless of how well our toaster was rated by Consumer Reports, one toaster setting rarely results in consistency for any two-day period. The Transparent Toaster, by Inventables Concept Studios, may soon create the need for a recycle center for last-century toasters!

Brake-Lights of the Future

When a car's brake lights come on in front of you, especially at night, your mind has to process quite a few things. Are they coming to a complete stop? Are they slowing abruptly or gradually? Will I have enough space? A new design from Virginia Technical Institute takes almost all of the guess work out for you and should hopefully make the roads a little safer.

Another Dual-Clutch Transmission From Audi

Audi has always been the leader when it comes to Twin-Clutch Technology. So after their 6-speed Tiptronic and R-Tronic, nobody knew what was left. The Audi Engineers weren't done though, and the S-Tronic was born.

Go Green When You Go... With the Toto Hybrid Toilet

Going green these days means going all the way - to the bathroom, where the new, environmentally friendly Toto Neorest AH type hybrid toilet awaits nature's call.

The 8 Person Smart Fortwo

Ever since its introduction, the Smart Fortwo has received more than a few laughs for it's small size. Carbonyte, a specialty limo company out of the United Kingdom, decided it was time to give the Fortwo some serious miracle grow and stop the harassment.

Braille Cell Phone Gives Good Vibrations to Blind & Deaf Callers

A new type of Braille cell phone will make it possible for those who are vision and hearing impaired to hold conversations and even send & receive text messages via mobile phone.

Sip of Light: Portable LED To-Go Cup

Fool your friends and impress your colleagues with this portable light disguised as a to-go beverage, designed by Sung-Kyu Nam.

Wind and Solar Powered Gadget Charger - HYmini

Too many chargers or power cords and adapters got you down? Do you cringe when you think of all that extra electricity it takes to fully charge your gadgets? Then look no further! The HYmini solar and wind-powered universal adapter and charger is the answer to your prayers.

A Transforming Scooter

If you live in a crowded area, don't have far to go to work, or just like to ride them, scooter can be a lifesaver. However, their small size and light weight can can also make them prime targets for theft. The new XO Move Scooter was designed to deter such thefts and it may very well do that.

Ashtub Trico Lets You Smoke & Drive Without Mess or Fuss

Ideaco of Japan has designed the Ashtub Trico, an attractive and practical automotive ashtray. In an age where standard equipment car and truck ashtrays are becoming ever more rare, smokers who want to puff & drive will find the Ashtub Trico perfectly suits their needs.