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Finally, a shaft-drive, sidecar-equipped minibike

<b>IT'S A</b> story as old as time. You go into a bike dealer looking for something simple like, for instance, a minibike sidecar outfit, only to find that …

Honda Monkey Bike returns - with ABS!

Honda announced it was dropping the 50cc Monkey Bike last year, but they now have a modern version with more than double the engine capacity, five …

exodyne electric motorcycle fuses battery power with home-made engineering

like a jacked-up battery pack connected to two wheels and a handlebar, <b>the ‘exodyne’ electric motorcycle fuses rapid power with energetic, home-made</b> …

Motorcycles

Ox, the truck that can be packed flat like Ikea furniture, is headed to pre-production

Thanks to a partnership with Shell<p>The Ox, a slab-sided, flatpack vehicle designed to bring mobility to the developing world, just took one step closer to reality. Oil giant Shell announced recently that it would commission a pre-production prototype of the Ox that it will then bring to India to …

Quick Tips: How To Set Your Rear Sag On An Adventure Bike

What is sag? There are a lot of different kinds of sag but we are concerned in this article about finding “race sag,” even if we are not racing. This …

Luggage

Aquatic drone swarms are coming to a body of water near you

We haven't heard the "Aquabotix" name in awhile, but that doesn't mean the company's been resting on its laurels. The aquatic drone company has been working on SwarmDivers, which as the name suggests, is a cluster of drones that can "function simultaneously as a single coordinated entity, be easily …

Physical Geography

Dordogne holiday guide: what to see plus the best restaurants and hotels

The Dordogne comes close to offering everything that travellers head to France for: beautiful chateaux, traditional French gastronomy, a bucolic landscape of vineyards, forests and rivers. Picturesque fortified villages, such as Beynac, La Roque Gageac and Eymet (site of an unexpected pre-Brexit …

France

You can travel from the United Kingdom to Australia without ever getting on a plane

Plane travel sucks. Yes, it’s convenient to get anywhere in the world in the span of hours, but everything else — the security, the food, the …

Skydio R1 review: The ultimate follow-me drone comes at a price

In a park, perched on San Francisco's East Bay, I set down Skydio's R1 drone, open an app on my phone, click "launch" and do something I would normally never do. I walk straight under a tree, knowing full well that the R1 will follow me and that the branches are directly in its flight path; I am …

Drones

Watch a giant industrial drone de-ice a huge wind turbine

We’re still riding a wave of drone innovation as companies dream up new ways to put this cheap flight technology to use. But here’s an application you’ve probably never seen before: using a giant tethered drone to de-ice a wind turbine.<p>The drone itself is built by Latvian firm Aerones, which …

Man comes up with genius way to deal with hole in office wall

Art, as they say, is subjective. Whether it’s Michelangelo’s David, or a painting of dogs playing poker, not everyone is going to enjoy the same …

First home motorcycle simulator raises funds

The world’s first affordable home motorcycle simulator has moved closer to reality with a <b>Kickstarter crowd funding campaign</b> that surpassed its goal …

System draws power from daily temperature swings

Thermoelectric devices, which can generate power when one side of the device is a different temperature from the other, have been the subject of much …

Clean Energy

Google’s Pixelbook is my new favorite travel buddy

The Google Pixelbook is a bit of an odd duck among notebooks, or among tablets – or even among notebook/tablet hybrids. It’s a Chromebook, which by now is an established category, though one with very specific appeal; and it runs Android apps, which makes it feel very much like an iPad competitor. …

Apps

DoorCam lets you know who’s outside with no mounting required

Outdoor cameras can be expensive or hard to set up. Some cameras require you to run long cables, others require that you drill into the wall or fascia of your house. That’s where remo+’s latest product comes into play, the DoorCam. DoorCam is a battery-operated HD camera that hangs over your door …

B2B

Mercedes is building smarter headlights for its cars of the future

In a dark garage at the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, a flat gray S-Class illuminates a white screen at the end of long hall. The headlights blast on and while the light is bright, it's not that impressive. Then Stefan Toepfer, electronic and software developer for exterior …

FireBee Power Tower turns any heat source into an electricity generator

<b>This 5W thermoelectric generator converts heat from a chimney or camp stove into electricity for charging USB devices.</b><p>Small-scale electricity …

Portable origins – Where did all your smartphone’s features come from?

Our smartphones are amazing. They can do thousands of things that we previously needed standalone hardware to accomplish. But where did each of these components get their start? Stick with us as we explore the origins of each of the most important components in your mobile device.<p>The First Handheld …

Gear & Gadgets

Netatmo Rolls Out HomeKit-Compatible Smart Radiator Valves in the U.K.

Netatmo yesterday announced the availability of its new Apple HomeKit-compatible smart radiator valves in the U.K. The smart home company claims Netatmo Smart Valves allow users to control their heating on a room-by-room basis and use on average 37 percent less energy to heat their home without …

The World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Is a Terrifying Path Through a Swiss Valley

<i>There are a lot of places to be curious about, so we started a Curiosity Travel Instagram. Where will your curiosity take you? Follow us!</i><p>Bravery …

Self-driving truck that’s built to crash comes to Colorado

Tech and automotive companies have quietly been trialing autonomous trucks since 2015. Thus far, these tests (from the likes of Daimler and Uber) have been inconspicuous enough to go unnoticed by other drivers. But, a new kind of driverless truck is designed to stick out like a sore thumb. And, if …

Photos: Inside one of the world’s largest bitcoin mines

One of the world’s largest bitcoin mines is located in the SanShangLiang industrial park on the outskirts of the city of Ordos, in Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region that’s part of China. It’s 400 miles from China’s capital, Beijing, and 35 miles from the the city of Baotou. The mine is just off …

Bitcoin

The Tech-Savvy In China May Be Opting For 'Screen-less' Televisions

As much as some parts of the world — Hong Kong in particular — don’t want to admit it, the reality is China is quite advanced in some areas. For example, while Hong Kong and many parts of Asia are still mostly cash-driven societies, in China most have dumped their wallet in favor of e-payment apps …

Samsung Bows Wood-Framed TV

We’ve lived with wall-mounted TVs long enough that they’ve become a cliché—or worse, a visual intrusion. Samsung addresses that problem with a TV …

US ends controversial laptop ban on flights from Middle East

Block affecting nine airlines flying from 10 airports is lifted, but restrictions remain on flights from region to UK<p>The United States has ended a four-month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard US-bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one …

Middle East

This Cell Phone Can Make Calls Even Without a Battery

"Hello, hello. I am calling from a battery-free phone." Vamsi Talla's words in a cluttered lab at the University of Washington in Seattle are barely …

Gear & Gadgets

Can a phone-case save your life?

The short answer is… yes it can. The long answer is, while phone cases don’t do much except for accident-proofing your gadget, or occasionally giving …

This in-ear translator will hit eardrums next month

Aussie startup Lingmo is farewelling language faux pas with an earpiece that can translate eight languages, taking seconds, and it could be yours within a month.<p>Lingmo's Translate One2One earpiece translates spoken conversation across English, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian …

Zero’s DS 6.5 motorcycle was built for urban commuters

For other riders, an electric motorcycle is a two-wheeled invitation to talk. It's the lack of sound that initially tips them off. They always ask about range and speed. But mostly range. How far can they ride before they would have to plug in? With the new Zero Motorcycles DS 6.5, it's a …

San Francisco