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Audi and BMW Challenge the Lexus 8-Speed Automatic

Shortly after Lexus debuted it 8-speed automatic gearbox, rumors began flying about a rebuttal from Audi and BMW, which was no real surprise. Now, after some R & D time, Audi and BMW will both be seeing the 8-speed auto in the higher end realm of their production line.

Breaking The Oil Addiction: Oil And Water Do Mix In India

India, like the U.S., is trying to escape its dependence on imported oil. While everyone save the American government is talking about power sources like hydrogen and ethanol to get cars moving, one Indian inventor is looking for a much simpler solution.

DVR-BP Camcorder Pen Records Audio & Video, Even Writes!

The DVR-BP sound & video camcorder pen is Digital Cowboy's newest spy-cam, and 007 never had it so good. The nifty, lightweight camcorder will even write if you suddenly feel the need to go all old-school.

Dell’s New Environmentally Friendly PC

Dell has gone a step further this year and created a green computer unlike any other Dell has ever had.

This year at the Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference, Dell CEO Michael Dell introduced Dell's new green PC. The new green PC is a bamboo-coated computer filled with recycled materials (ex. recycled plastics such as: milk jugs, laundry detergent bottles). The Bamboo-computer uses 70% less energy than the average computer and is 81 percent smaller than the standard desktop. The size makes it easier, less costly and more eco-friendly to ship.

Smart 4 Two Earns Kudos in Crash Test

Once again, we are back visiting the Smart 4Two. Even though it is currently the smallest car available for sale in the United States, it has still managed to earn some of the highest crash test ratings available. I guess bigger isn't always better.

World's Smallest Helicopter Ready For a Spin

Guinness World Records has declared the GEN H-4 to be the world's smallest one-man helicopter. Now the inventor of the GEN H-4, 75-year-old Japanese inventor Gennai Yanagisawa, will demonstrate the chipper chopper in the Italian hometown of famed aeronautical pioneer and "Renaissance Man" Leonardo da Vinci.

Twitter Reporting On The China Earthquake

Forget about TV and radio, the best source of breaking news on the deadly earthquake may have been Twitter.

Threat Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest And Stroke Spotted By The Endotect™

Endotect™, recently released by Israeli medical tech company Cardiatec, looks as nonthreatening as a blood pressure cuff... and it is. Endotect tests endothelial function, the function that ultimately determines whether you live or die as a result of a cardio-vascular incident, such as sudden cardiac arrest or stroke.

Self-adhesive Solar Panels

Remember when the stamp became self-adhesive? It made stamp glue aftertaste a thing of the past. Well now technology is so advanced that even Solar Panel have been designed to be self-adhesive. That's right! A peel and stick solar panel is now on the solar panel option list.

LED Lightbulbs Coming in 2-3 Years

Faiz Rahman, a nanoelectronics researcher at the University of Glasgow, predicts that LED light bulbs for the home will start appearing on store shelves in the next 2-3 years to compete with incandescent and fluorescent bulbs.