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TellSpec hand-held scanner identifies what’s in your food

Figuring out whether the fries on your plate contain traces of trans-fat, or if those celery sticks are truly pesticide-free can be tricky, if not impossible. That’s why Isabel Hoffmann along with mathematician Stephen Watson set out to create TellSpec, a hand-held device that you can simply point at a food item, to identify what’s […]

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Smart Tech Firearm Challenge offers US$1m to advance gun safety

While legislative solutions to curbing gun violence in the US continue to meet fervent opposition, the Smart Tech Foundation, formed to incentivize free-market solutions to firearm safety, aims to take a different route. Through its Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge, it believes circumventing the political debate and fostering innovation in smart gun technology is a […]

Ducati's Multistrada D-Air, with wireless airbag jackets. Ideas, Thoughts, & Perspectives

Ducati announces wireless airbag jackets for riders and passengers

Ducati has announced a new version of its stunning Multistrada 1200 sports-tourer (check out our video review) that wirelessly inflates airbag jackets for both rider and passenger in the event of a crash. A step forward from themotorcycle airbag Honda showcased in its Goldwing series, the Ducati system can protect the rider and passenger even once they’ve separated […]

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Cloud Storage Comparison Guide

Following Microsoft’s recent relaunch of SkyDrive as OneDrive, there is a little more parity and competition at the top of the cloud storage market. How do the options stack up against each other though? This article provides a comparison of the main players – Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Apple iCloud and Amazon Cloud Drive. […]

That's Chris' very proud daughter Lauren, now 20 years of age. Her inquisitive mind as a 13-year-old catalysed this magical story. Product Reviews

The story of the RYNO electric microcycle – in the inventor’s own words

Six years ago, Portland-based engineer Chris Hoffmann was driving with his 13-year-old daughter Lauren to go fishing. On the journey, out of the silence, Lauren said, “Daddy, I’ve been thinking about this one-wheeled motorcycle I saw in a video game. Could you actually build something like that?” What happened next changed his life. In the next […]

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Guerrilla Gravity: Denver’s Newest Extreme Bike Shop

Specializing in high gravity custom mountain bikes like you’ve never seen before, Guerrilla Gravity in Colorado is completely original and sufficiently bad-ass. Each bike is designed and manufactured in Denver making th...
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This Motocross Company’s Office Kinda Makes Me Want To Quit My Job And Ride Dirt Bikes All Day

When motocross apparel company Fox Head Inc. decided to move its headquarters to an 82,000-square-foot warehouse in Irvine, California, the company wanted to ensure that its boxy new digs would stand out. As a company that ou...
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Skully seeking beta testers for Augmented Reality motorcycle helmet

Distraction, disruption, destruction. While enjoying a ride, you check your GPS, or check your six, and just at that moment an oncoming car decides to make a quick turn right in your path, or a car comes at speed out of a side ...
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Saietta R electric performance bike heading for US shores in 2014

Since 2011, the UK’s Agility Motors has been promising to deliver on its highly anticipated electric motorbike. Promoted as the firm’s “next generation electric urban sport motorcycle” the new 96.5 hp Sa...
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Top 10 cycling innovations of 2013

You like bikes? Yep, so do we. And while we certainly pay attention to the big announcements from the Shimanos and Campagnolos of the world, oftentimes it’s the quirkier, more creative inventions from smaller manufacturer...
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Leap Motion Technology: The Future is Hands Free

The creation of new technologies begins with one question, what if? No longer just existing in the Sci-Fi films we love, Leap Motion technology has created an entirely different platform for the way we interact and create wit...
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