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Skully Heads Up Display Helmet

Imagine a motorcycle helmet that not only protects your head, but keeps you safe by providing real-time information and video with a simple voice …

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HD V-ROD with Dreamachine V-ROD KIT - military green

HD V-ROD with Dreamachine V-ROD KIT - military green.

2014 Triumph Tiger Explorer Xc

Almost all major motorbike manufacturers have models that compete in the adventure touring category, for British brand Triumph their bet in this …

Have you seen the high-tech police motorcycle coming out on Feb. 12th? Any guesses what kind of bike was used to build RoboCop's new ride?

This San Francisco Company Plans To Become The Tesla Of The Motorcycle World

One strong contender is Mission Motorcycles, the San Francisco-based company behind the $30,000 R, an all-electric bike that goes from 0 to 60 mph in a stunning 2.7 seconds.<p>Although technical challenges abound and cultural images of motorcycles don't exactly overlap with the appeal of eco-friendly …

Southwest mops up after heavy rains force rescues

MOAPA, Nev. (AP) — The Southwest was mopping up Tuesday after pouring rains and flash flooding washed out part of a major rail line between Las Vegas …

RoboThespian: the first commercial robot that behaves like a person

You don't have to be paranoid to think there are eyes following you around the Cornwall warehouse that is home to Engineered Arts.<p>Indeed, if you were not being watched, there would be something wrong, as those eyes belong to robots made by the British company that has become an industry leader by …

Regular Pilots Can Now Have Superhuman Augmented Reality Fighter Pilot Vision

Military pilots wear expensive displays that show them relevant flight data as they scan the skies. Now a startup is brining the tech to the masses.<p>When driving a car, it’s easy to assess your surroundings–the road is visible, the other vehicles on the road are visible, the bumps are (usually) …

Blacksmith Genesis has 3D-scanning and printing in a spin

Whereas most existing commercial 3D printers use a Cartesian coordinates system, sliding inflexibly in flat planes, the diminutive Genesis – which is …

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Ginger launches student-friendly pricing for its writing coaching app (update)

<i>Update at 12:21 p.m. PT: Updated to reflect the accurate name of the new version, that it has a separate pricing structure, not a separate product release.</i><p>Two months ago, the Ginger Page app launched to help people improve their writing skills by correctly spelling and suggesting synonyms, better …

Feds Say Requiring Car-to-Car Technology Could Prevent Accidents

A safety study suggests the systems could prevent more than half a million crashes and 1,000 deaths a year.<p>New wireless technology that allows cars to talk to each other should be required in new cars and light trucks, the Obama administration said Monday, arguing the change would prevent thousands …

DataGravity says it’s time for your storage to smarten up already

DataGravity, the thus-far secretive startup co-founded by Paula Long of EqualLogic fame, is finally ready to talk about its DataGravity Discovery …

NASA's Greased Lightning Tests Vertical Takeoff

But is it systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic?<p>The space missions get all the credit, but the Aeronautics branch of NASA does really cool stuff. Today is National Aviation Day, and to celebrate, NASA shared a picture of their GL-10 Greased Lightning drone. Consider it the little sister to the …

Google cars designed to speed because obeying the law can be dangerous

Google’s self-driving cars are designed to exceed the speed limit by up to 10 miles per hour because stubbornly obeying the law can be a danger to everyone on the road. The legal and philosophical consequences of this fact are fascinating.<p>In a recent Reuters review of the Google car, reporter Paul …

How Wi-Fi Could Revolutionize The Way We Use The Web

"When people hear 'Wi-Fi' they say, 'That's that thing that doesn't work very well at my house,'" says Jaime Fink.<p>His company, Mimosa, works with technology that could turn Wi-Fi from a way to save money on our smartphone data plans to an internet connectivity option on par with fiber and leagues …

Here come the cheaper SLS 3D printers, but they will still cost you

There are three major types of 3D printers, two of which you can go out today and buy for several hundred or thousand bucks. The third variety, known …

DSLR or mirrorless: which should be your next camera?

You might not need a giant camera to take awesome photos<p>Welcome to the first annual Verge Hack Week. We're totally blowing up our site: we've given our reporters and editors the entire week to play with new tools and experiment with new storytelling ideas, while members of our amazing product team …

Using Oculus Rift to build immersive news experiences

In the online world more than ever, we're bombarded with news and imagery and the stories of strangers to the point that we can become numb to them. …

How to Destroy Your Old Hard Drive

It's not enough to erase old hard drives when their useful lives are through. You must break them.<p>(Photot Credit: Diane Collins and Jordan Hollender/Getty Images)<p>My first desktop external desktop hard drive and I have had a good run together. But now it's six years old, it requires two adapters to …

Rumor: Google is going to change modern software design with Quantum Paper

There have been an extraordinary amount of rumors and leaks over the last several months related to how Android and several key Google apps will look …

Motorcycle restoration: The engine

A motorcycle engine is a thing of beauty: A compact mechanical symphony, engineered with precision. And one of the most satisfying jobs during a motorcycle restoration is restoring an engine back to its original glory.<p>That’s what happened this week in E3 Motorcycles’ Brooklyn workshop. Going under …

Hacking Duo Names Three "Most and Least Hackable Cars"

In August 2009, a speeding Lexus with a stuck gas pedal crashed in San Diego, killing all four people aboard and spurring the ill-conceived theory that Toyota’s electronic controls were bugged. They weren’t. But as cars become rolling, autonomous supercomputers, what’s to stop an enterprising …

At the Thermal Club, wealthy gearheads will have private vrooms

In the shadow of the Santa Rosa Mountains, a private playground for some of the nation's wealthiest gearheads is rising out of the desert heat.<p>A refuge for classic Maseratis or screaming new Ferraris, the Thermal Club will stretch over 344 acres of land, half an hour from Palm Springs. A 4.5-mile …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

50 States of Speeding: Know the Law in Every State

Take it to the limit.<p>We've compiled each U.S. state's maximum highway speed, reckless driving threshold, and mandatory and maximum penalties for reckless driving, as well as any excessive speed laws and their respective penalties.

Electric turbos promise big performance and efficiency gains in the near future

We Dive Deep With Audi's Revolutionary New Turbo Tech<p>An electric turbo system boosts efficiency between 15 and 20 percent, according to Audi.<p>Turbochargers, like acoustic guitars, use moving air to create magic. And electric turbochargers, like electric guitars, provide the ability to amp up that …

Energica Ego: Test Ride Of New Electric Superbike

Increasing numbers of electric motorcycles are coming into the market--but now Energica has upped the ante with its Ego electric superbike.<p>This is a …

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