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The 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Video Review

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The 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid is an interesting take on the whole hybrid concept. It may still be part gas and part electric with its 1.5L, 16 valve, SOHC, iVTEC® 4-cylinder engine with Integrated Motor Assist (IMA), but when attached to a 6 speed close ratio manual transmission (optional CVT and flappy paddles) plus some unmistakably sporty looks, there …

Father’s Day 2010 – A Futurelooks Guide To Gadgets for All Kinds of Dads

Peter Griffin. Danny Tanner. Anakin “Darth Vader” Skywalker. Homer Simpson. Al Bundy. What do these iconic fictional characters have in common? They’re all dads! Unfortunately, shopping for our real life fathers isn’t quite so easy most days. Some would say downright impossible!

Not every dad is going to appreciate a static-inducing red suit, a new vacuum cleaner, or a new …

A Guide To Going Green for Saint Patrick’s Day

The legend of Saint Patrick says that he was responsible for banishing snakes from Ireland. He was also known as a patron saint of Ireland, but the holiday named in his honor is probably better known for its never-ending flow of green beer, hooligans and shenanigans. Before you hit up the bar for some festive ale, perhaps you should consider …

Refurbished Acer Aspire One AOA 110-1722 Netbook Review

Most netbooks are less expensive than larger laptop computers, but many of us may still be deterred by the price of certain desirable netbooks. There are a fair number of them out there that retail in the $400 to $600 range and this is creeping too close to the range of a “real” notebook. Wouldn’t it be nice if you …

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS5 Energy Saver Motherboard Review

Everyone is going green these days, and they are trying to find more and more products that are as green as they want to be. One way people go about is to try to reduce their electricity usage, which has lead to a whole host of power sipping products being inserted into nearly every technology company’s product line. Computers are …

Seven Ways Gadget Geeks Can Go Green

Environmental concerns have always been up for discussion, but it was largely after Al Gore brought the discussion of global climate change into the mainstream that more people started to take notice. With the rising price of oil, the diminishing availability of fresh water, and the increasing problems with excessive carbon emissions, it’s clear that we all need to take …

Nyko Energy Pak for Wii Balance Board Review

As much as we enjoy wireless controllers for our various home consoles, they inevitably bring about the issue of power. Although the official Nintendo Wii instruction manual says that you should stick to alkaline batteries for the Wii Remote, I’ve been perfectly pleased with my use of rechargeable NiMH batteries, each of which coming with a solid 2500 mAh of …