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Posted by Allison Blackburn

5 of the best oddities to come out of the Interbike 2014 show

Interbike 2014, one of the biggest bicycle industry trade shows, took place in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre recently and there was a great show of some superb bikes but also some oddities. So here are our top 5 oddities to come out of the Interbike 2014 Show. The Beast Ultimate from Daymak [Image Courtesy of Daymak] The Beast from Daymak has taken the company around two years to develop and it comes with a solar powered battery pack and tires that are 8 inches in thickness that will take riders over even the toughest of terrains. […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Could this dancing traffic light help to improve safety?

Despite being there for your safety many people still ignore the red man at traffic lights and cross early, running the risk of a fatal accident. Now Smart, the car maker, have come up with a smart idea for an experiment to see if safety could be improved at traffic lights by encouraging pedestrians to wait for the green man with a ‘Dancing Traffic Light’.   [Image Courtesy of Smart] The Dancing Traffic Light was designed to capture the attention of people who were stood waiting to cross the road in Portugal. It shows a red figure dancing along to music, […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Dryve is a portable rain shield for your bicycle

Travelling around on a bicycle is a great form of green transport and also a good way of keeping fit. However this form of transport is all well and good in the summer in dry weather, but what about when it’s raining? Swiss company Allnew have designed the Dryve, a detachable and flexible rain cover that fits most bikes. [Image Courtesy of Dryve] The Dryve is simple to use as it just attaches to the handlebars and then to the back of the saddle and the rider is able to do this in just 30 seconds. The cover will then […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

The G-pod Dwell home is a dynamic container

G-pod, the Australian and Hong Kong based company, have shown off their shipping container to home conversion that stands out from others as it comes with a unique design which allows it to expand, allowing floor space to be opened up. The Dwell is able to operate in remote locations off the gird and it comes with extras as options, such as being able to collect rainwater and choice of a solar array. [Image Courtesy of G-pod] The Dwell is in production at the moment and the first of the units will be out very soon. The portable home takes just three […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

Flying high in the SkyRise Miami

Miami will soon welcome a new attraction as members of the public along with councillors have approved a new observation tower that will stand 304 meters tall. The SkyRise is set to become Florida’s tallest tower and it is going to offer much more than being able to observe Miami from a great height. The tower will be home to amusements and attractions, including a flying theatre. [Image Courtesy of Skyrise Miami] The details about the tower are being kept under wraps at the moment, however the people behind its design have said that it will be an energy efficient […]

Posted by Lara Lopes

Designers Create a Perfect Butter-Spreading Knife

A project on the crowd funding website Kickstarter is melting many hearts on the internet. Called “The Stupendous Splendiferous ButterUp”, it consists of an innovative knife that facilitates easy removal of the butter to spread on bread. The idea is to prevent the butter from getting stuck in big chunks on the knife, making it difficult to spread them onto the bread. It seems that the creators of the product, identified on the website as an Australian group called DM Initiatives, hit the target and won a lot of people who are bothered with this problem. That became obvious when, […]