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7 Kickstarter-funded tech gadgets that are actually worth buying

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Tens of thousands of projects have been successfully funded on Kickstarter, but not all of them end up becoming widely available.<p>Of …

Gear & Gadgets

Riding through the rain on the ‘Model 3’ of motorcycles

Zero’s electric motorcycles are a taste of what’s to come<p>Zero has been occasionally described as the “Tesla of motorcycles,” and last year’s model DS ZF6.5 as the “Model 3 of motorcycles.” When you’re one of the only electric motorcycle manufacturers in the game, it’s frankly hard to avoid these …

Electric Vehicles

We drove the $65,000 Audi S5 Coupe — and it's pretty much flawless

In late 2016, Audi dropped off a brand new 2017 A4 sedan for Business Insider to check out.<p>After just a week behind the wheel, it became apparent that the current fifth generation A4 is, without a doubt, the most exquisitely executed sedan ever to emerge from the Ingolstadt, Germany-based automaker.<p>…

Bentley Bentayga

This is the inconspicuous wall charger I didn't know I needed for my home

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>For the past couple of months, I've been trying a charging hub sent over by Native Union, and it's officially become a fixture of my desk …

Tech Trends

I spent a few months using Fender's online guitar-learning tool — and I was surprised by how much I learned

The guitar isn't an easy instrument to play, and unfortunately for a lot of aspiring axewomen and axemen, there aren't lots of shortcuts.<p>Adding to the challenge is a sea of online instructional videos, ranging from excellent to awful, as well as many accomplished guitarists posting their efforts, …

Guitar

REVIEW: Nest's new $499 home security system is simple to install and made me feel a lot safer

As an extremely neurotic homeowner, I am always looking for new ways to keep my home safe and spy on my dog, to make sure he's not getting into mischief.<p>So I was extremely excited to try out the Nest Secure, the smart-home company's new $499 security system. Nest, one of Google's corporate …

Smart Homes

GRID Autosport comes to iOS, claims console-quality, 100 cars, 100 tracks, IAPs free [Video]

Feral Interactive has brought Codemasters’ hit racing game GRID Autosport to iPad and iPhone. The app promises ‘console-quality racing’ offering a complete version of the game with all of the content.<p>Ignite your high-speed career as a pro-racer with <i>GRID Autosport for iOS</i>. This smash hit AAA racing …

21 of the world's most beautiful restaurants

While excellent food is paramount, ambiance is another huge factor when it comes to dining out.<p>Whether you seek stunning views, unique locations, or candlelit romance, these are 21 of the world's most breathtaking restaurants.

Cabo San Lucas

Here’s why every music lover should invest in this flash drive-sized gadget

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Your phone, computer, tablet, or any other digital device that plays music already has one built-in, but an investing in an nicer, …

Audiophile

LG combines webOS, lasers, and lumens into another reason to replace your TV

Say hello to the ProBeam projector<p>Today LG launched another salvo in the war against giant ugly televisions with the announcement of the ProBeam laser projector. It's rare to find a projector this bright that's small enough to hold in one hand — and this one runs webOS. Unlike most projectors, LG's …

Gear & Gadgets

Elon Musk's 'master plan' will take Tesla into 2 places electric-car makers don't go

In the newly revealed road map, the Silicon Valley tycoon announced plans to introduce a new compact SUV and a new pickup truck.<p>In the process, the company is marching head-on into the most competitive segment — compact SUVs — and the most territorial segment — pickup trucks — in the US auto market.<p>…

Tesla

Review: Elgato’s Thunderbolt 2 Dock is a faster, one-cable hub for all your Mac peripherals

As “really good Mac accessory ideas” go, Thunderbolt docks are high on the list. It’s hard to overstate the sheer convenience of connecting a bunch of peripherals to a central hub, then running one Thunderbolt cable from the hub to your Mac — a huge time-saver if you’re frequently bringing any …

The micro-suction dock that appears to defy gravity [Review]

This morning, I received what appears to be magic in a box. Bracketron’s NanoTek Stand uses micro-suction technology to stick to flat surfaces and hold iPhones and iPad minis without a ledge or any magnets. This device was originally a Kickstarter project called the “SETA Smartphone Stand” and now …