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Exhaust Jack Takes the Work Out of Changing a Tire

Have you even been on the side of the road with a flat tire and had to cringe at the though of pulling out the old scissor jack, crawling on the ground to get it in the right spot and spending the next 10 minutes lifting the car far enough to do the job? Next time this happens, the Exhaust Jack could be your answer.

New Western Digital Hard Drives Push Speed Limit

With the industry heading towards Solid State Drives as the storage medium of the future, Western Digital announced today a new line of hard drives, called the Velociraptor. A 2.5" drive that runs cool and fast. Could the Velociraptor buck the trend?

Honda Navigation System Warns of High Crime Areas

Navigation Systems can be a blessing if you are in desperate need of directions or a curse, (In the case of the Nissan GTR.) Either way as more people become dependant on them they will gain more and more capabilities, like Honda's new crime rate detecting navigation system.

Company Offers Voices from Beyond the Grave

Graveyards are not what they used to be. The Japanese company Ishinokoe, or "voice of stone," recently announced that it would begin offering tombstones that have a Design QR code, which basically looks like a barcode. When a graveside visitor take a photo of the image with their cell phone, he or she is granted access to a mobile site on the Internet that includes photos, a family history and more.

Resurrecting the Mixtape

Creating a mixtape has never been easier: search for songs, drag and drop your favorites into a playlist, customize your tape, publish and share with your friends. All online, free and environmentally friendly.


OnStar Adds More Features...Again

Ever since its introduction, OnStar has been one of the top reasons car buyers opted for General Motors. With so many useful features and day saving abilities, it makes perfect sense. Now, new buyers will be getting even more from OnStar thanks to the addition of 3 new capabilities.

Sharp Reveals Cell Phone Based on Windows Vista

Intel's Atom processor line isn't due out until later this year. That didn't stop Sharp from revealing a new device, called the D4, based on the new ultra-mobile chipset. The phone is also the first of its kind based on Windows Vista.

Brilliant Idea! A Cell Phone Defibrillator

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is responsible for more deaths every year than AIDS, breast cancer, lung cancer and stroke combined. If the heart is not defibrillated (therapeutically shocked) within a few minutes, the victim dies. Imagine how difficult it is to reach the victims of SCA in time to save their lives.

But, suppose we each carried our own personal defibrillator, say it was a feature of our cell phones?

Rocking Out With the Internet

A new online guitar site offers a fun and truly interactive experience in playing the guitar and singing along to some popular songs. Rock out from the comfort of your own bedroom, study, kitchen or closet.

In-Wheel Navigation?

So you thought In-Dash Navigation was big, how about In-Steering Wheel Navigation? It's not a whole screen for obvious reasons, but it just might work.