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Tastes of another city without traveling there

Delivered-to-the-door subscription services are a popular way for consumers to try out a curated selection of products they might not otherwise have...Read More

Site matches event organizers with land owners

UK-based Field Lover is launching its field matchmaking site, which aims to make it easy for those with land to lease to find renters and vice-versa....Read More

Compassionate consumerism is growing

As reported in Bloomberg Businessweek, what started with TOMS shoes has blossomed into a phenomenon that retail consultants call compassionate...Read More

Indestructible soccer balls to 1.5 million needy children

California-based One World Futbol has been using the “buy one, give one” model of corporate generosity for two years to help put...Read More

Debts among friends turned into charitable donations

It only stands to reason that the easier it is to give to charity, the more donations will be made. There have already been a few different efforts...Read More

Instead of hotels, couch surfing for entrepreneurs

Startup Stay is a couch surfing platform targeted specifically towards entrepreneurs. “Couch surfing” has been a popular phenomenon for...Read More

Cardboard packaging turns into a chair

Product packaging is a perennial problem for sustainability-minded manufacturers, and there’s been a variety of different approaches designed...Read More

Priceline Now Sells American’s Preferred Seats

It might seem fairly insignificant that Priceline started selling “preferred” seats for a small fee to those who buy tickets on American,...Read More

Personal genomics for pet cats

The Cat Ancestry test is a new genetic testing service that aims to help cat owners learn more about the ancestry of their feline companions. Much...Read More

Self-learning piano plays requests from Twitter

Twitter is no stranger to the music world, with stars such as Justin Bieber and Katy Perry using the platform to connect with fans and the UK’s...Read More

Canadian beer brand helps consumers plant one million trees

Molson Canadian is encouraging consumers to greater appreciate their surroundings through its Red Leaf Project, which is providing beer coasters...Read More

Site helps victims of stolen bikes

Spanish Bicibuscadores aims to help victims of bicycle theft spread the word when their bike is stolen and warn others in the same neighborhood....Read More

Bike that can be adjusted as child grows

The Orbea Grow series features adjustable parts, enabling young riders to make their bike bigger as they get older Many bicycles comes with...Read More

In Brazil, prisoners’ pedal power shaves time off their sentence

Film lovers in the UK have already experienced screenings projected the environmentally friendly way with the pedal-powered Cycle-in Cinema. In...Read More

Electric motorbike-car uses gyroscopes to stay upright upon collision

The Lit C-1 combines the car and motorbike in a compact two-wheeler that features electronic gyroscopes to keep it upright, even upon collision....Read More

Smarter Cars Paving Road to Intelligent Highways

Experts say that the intelligent highway will save more lives than seat belts, airbags, and electronic stability control. For sheer lifesaving...Read More

Ready to Be Chauffeured by Your Car?

Most of us dream of eliminating the time-consuming daily chore of driving our cars to the office. But if you could sit in the back of your car and...Read More

Cocktail bar offers discounts based on stock market drops

The Bull and Bear Steakhouse at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York is cutting back the prices of its cocktails in line with stock market drops. One of...Read More

In Spain, lemonade made cheaper when temperature rises

Spanish marketing agency Momentum Madrid has come up with a campaign for Coca-Cola’s Limon Y Nada still lemonade, which offers customers...Read More

‘Healthy candy’ is no longer a misnomer

Studies show that eating chocolate regularly can benefit heart health. However, the newest chocolate brands are focused on enhancing overall wellness...Read More

Free Wi-Fi comes to NYC

Six subway stations and more than 200 hotspot locations in The Big Apple get free Wi-Fi as Boingo rolls out its massive wireless plan that will...Read More

Commuters given free WiFi on London Underground

Commuters on London Underground will be able to access free WiFi in time for the Olympics. Initially, it will be rolled out at major stations...Read More

Tokyo subways offer Internet access on trains

Starting March 2012, Tokyo subways are now offering a new wireless communication service, enabling their passengers to exchange text messages and...Read More

A dedicated dog-sitting service for those about to marry

Catering specifically for those dealing with hectic marriage preparations, Italy-based Weddings & Dogs aims to provide a dog-sitting service...Read More

Google Cars Create Polarized opinions

For a search engine, Google has certainly been splashed all over the motoring press of late, both for positive and negative reasons. First, the...Read More

LeCar – Renault Renaissance?

Back in the 1970s Renault decided to import its smallest car offering in the United States, the Renault 5. To put some modern perspective, that car...Read More

Prius now the third best-selling car in the world

For many years, the Toyota Prius was considered a “niche” vehicle, appealing only to environmentalists. Indeed, the same could be said of...Read More
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  • Instead of Flying Cars We Have... September 18, 2019
    Is Back to the Future Part II still a sci-fi movie or is it a piece of historical fiction? We certainly don't have a lot of the technologies it promised us – most namely flying cars. Many of us grew up hoping we'd be living in a world that looked like The Jetsons by now (that […]
  • Ultra-Thin Rust Layers Generate Electricity from Water September 18, 2019
    Researchers are finding many new creative ways to generate electricity to create renewable forms of energy. Now a cross-institutional team of researchers have come up with a new one that uses rather unique sources--a combination of rust and salt water. Scientists from Caltech and Northwestern University have demonstrated how thin films of rust, or iron […]
  • Here Comes the Tech Future for Design and Manufacturing September 17, 2019
    At the Siemens Media and Analyst Conference in Brooklyn earlier this month, Tony Hemmelgarn, CEO and president of Siemens Digital Industries Software (previously Siemens PLM), sat down to answer questions about new technology for design and manufacturing. Much of the conversation involved finding the balance between getting ahead of customers with technology and – on […]