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10 zip tie mountain bike hacks - MBR

Ten ideas you might not have thought about<p>If there is just one thing to keep in your pack, make it a zip tie. We go through the weird ways this …

Hacking

The Transcontinental bike race: 2,400 gruelling miles across Europe – in pictures

Hundreds of riders race from Belgium to Greece, with no set route, facing extreme heat and often on only a few hours sleep a night

Europe

New content blocker Unobstruct declares war on ‘dickbars’

Sick of those annoying bars that follow you around certain websites, urging you to share a story on Facebook? A new iOS app called Unobstruct lets you banish those “dickbars” forever.<p>The creator of the $1 app says he hopes it sends a clear message to web designers: Nobody wants these weapons of …

iOS Apps

Bollinger unveils new minimalist and badass-looking all-electric truck with up to 200 miles of range

Today, Bollinger Motors unveiled what it calls a “no nonsense back-to-basics all-electric sport utility truck (SUT).”<p>The minimalist-looking vehicle with sharp edges and bare interior will not be for everyone, but with a promised range of up to 200 miles and quite a few interesting features, it …

10 Best ’Zines for Bike Geeks

From a slick graphic novel on Tour de France legends to a lo-fi guide to bike touring, here are the ’zines you gotta get your hands on<p>’90s fans, rejoice: ’Zine culture is alive and well, especially when it comes to all things two-wheeled. Whether you’re into bike commuting, touring, the Tour de …

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 dominates at the Tour de France

One groupset winning a race over another isn’t really something that we take notice of too often, and certainly doesn’t justify much editorial time …

Duolingo raises $25M at a $700M valuation

Duolingo, the popular language learning service that was co-founded by reCAPTCHA founder Luis von Ahn, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series E round led by Drive Capital. This brings Duolingo’s total funding to $108.3 million and the company says that its valuation in this last …

You don't need to close apps on your iPhone

I repeat, opening up the multitasking window and swiping apps off the screen won't help your iPhone get through the day.<p>This myth that it does has persisted for years. Apple blogger and podcaster John Gruber said earlier this week it's the "single biggest misconception about iOS," the software that …

Tour De France Teams Are World-Class Germaphobes

Phillipe Gilbert has had a resurgent season in 2017, winning a pair of one-day classic this spring. However, he won’t finish the Tour de France. Kiwi …

Touchscreen control comes to your MacBook Air w/ the new Neonode AirBar

Neonode is the maker of the AirBar accessory that brings full touchscreen capabilities to otherwise standard laptops. The simple add-on attaches to your machine via USB and magically allows you to control just about every facet of OS X directly through touch gestures on your display. Today, the …

iPhone 8 Leak 'Confirms' Power Button Touch ID and More

iPhone 8 leaks have been circulating the web for what seems like ages now, with the majority all-but-confirming that Apple’s tenth-anniversary …

7 Best (and Free) iOS Apps for Making Music

It’s no secret that technology has changed how musicians learn, play and record music. Whether you’re an aspiring musician, a hobbyist, a seasoned …

iOS Apps

Apple Highlights New Emoji for 'World Emoji Day'

Today is World Emoji Day, and Apple is celebrating by highlighting several of the 56 new emoji that will hit iOS, macOS and watchOS later this …

Microsoft's new app guides you through indoor spaces without GPS

GPS is great for finding your way around, except for when you’re indoors, where walls and ceilings make it difficult for satellite signals to accurately pinpoint your location. Thankfully, Microsoft has been thinking about a better way to help you navigate large malls, hospitals, office buildings …

Atari’s new Ataribox console will be like an NES Classic

Atari started teasing its Ataribox at E3 this year, promising a “brand new Atari product.” While we saw a 20-second YouTube teaser that hinted the Ataribox would be housed in wood like the 2600, the video game maker has not provided many details about the console until today. Atari is now teasing …

Pickpockets beware! This smart wallet will take a photo if stolen

The 'Volterman' wallet combines security and convenience with a built-in phone charger, Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities, a GPS tracking system, and a …

This $6 Accessory Mounts Your GoPro to Both a Tripod and a Water Bottle

Have you ever wanted to mount your GoPro to a tripod while on land and a water bottle while underwater? A new accessory will allow you to do both. …

How chatbots are learning

We caught up with Giles Colborne, co-founder and CEO of cxpartners. One of the world’s leading independent experience design consultancies, Colborne …

AI lawyer can help you with a thousand different legal issues

Over two years ago, Joshua Browder, now a junior at Stanford University, created a chatbot that could contest parking tickets in New York City and London. By June of 2016, DoNotPay had successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets -- a 64 percent success rate -- and earlier this year, Browder …

KFC is releasing a smartphone, so you can show off your love for fried chicken

Die-hard chicken fans, this is the phone for you.<p>KFC and Chinese smartphone giant Huawei have released a new smartphone to mark the fast food chain's …

Food

Feeling nostalgic? You can now download every macOS wallpaper since Cheetah in 5K

Often one of the best things about a new version of macOS is the new wallpaper options. Over the years though, some of the most iconic wallpapers have gradually disappeared from the operating system as screen resolution has improved. Fear not, as Stephen Hackett of 512 Pixels has rounded up every …

Test-driving new features in iOS 11 beta 3 [Video]

Apple squashed a few bugs in iOS 11 beta 3, released for developers today, but the update also adds new iPad multitasking features, Siri upgrades and more. Check out our video below to see everything that’s new.<p>What’s new in iOS 11 beta 3<p>Here’s a list of what we found in the new beta during our …

The best iOS apps for drawing with Apple Pencil + iPad Pro

Since its unveil nearly two years ago, the Apple Pencil has improved dramatically. Even though its hardware has remained the same, Apple has expanded Apple Pencil support throughout iOS, while developers have also released amazing applications that take advantage of it.<p>Last year, I rounded up the …

A retail startup that allows people to try on clothes digitally just got a £10 million boost

The round was led by TAL, a leading Hong Kong-based clothing manufacturer which also led the 2014 funding round. The company had already raised £12.5 million ($16.1 million) since setting up in 2008.<p>Metail presents customers with a simulated version of themselves that takes into account their size …

YouTube’s Uptime App Is Now Available To Everyone

Companies like Google sometimes conduct experiments in the form of apps, just for fun. One of the results of these experiments is Uptime, an …

Sling TV’s cloud DVR is now available on iOS

After rolling out its cloud DVR to numerous other platforms, Sling TV is today making the feature available on iOS. The latest version of Sling TV for iPhone and iPad adds the ability to record shows and movies on most channels that aren’t owned by Disney. DVR is already available on Android, Apple …

CIA malware codenames are freaking amazing.

America’s Central Intelligence Agency has a bit of a bad reputation. That’s possibly because they’re digital voyeurs; high-tech Peeping Toms that almost certainly have footage of you laying a steaming cable, shot through the telephoto lens of a Predator drone.<p>But in this article, I want to shine a …

iPad Pro Diary: A few issues, but the 10.5-inch iPad can actually read my handwriting!

I said last time that while the difference between a 9.7-inch and 10.5-inch screen didn’t sound like much on paper, it actually makes a surprising difference in real life. It’s not a 12.9-inch model, of course, and you don’t get things like the three-pane email view you do on that, but it really …

Apple Music adds $99 annual subscription option, saving users $20/year

Apple Music today has quietly added another subscription option for users. Seemingly with no official announcement from Apple itself, a new annual subscription option is now available that offers users 12 months of Apple Music for $99…<p>As noted by TechCrunch, the new option is a bit buried and not …

Outlook 2016 for Mac now lets you send emails later, track messages & more

Microsoft this morning announced a series of new features coming to its Outlook for Mac 2016 software for Office 365 users, including those that will allow you to schedule your emails, track the message’s delivery, and find out if the email was read, among others. Some of the changes are rolling …