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Vespa's creators just unveiled a personal cargo robot

The Vespa brand's owner, the Piaggio Group, doesn't have a reputation for cutting edge tech (it only just started making an electric scooter). However, it's making up for that in style. It's establishing a robot-focused company, Piaggio Fast Forward, and has unveiled that company's first product: …

Beeline lets you wander without getting lost

Not to be confused with the mobile bike shops of essentially the same name, the intuitive Beeline navigator (<i>reluctant to call it a cycling GPS</i>) …

Extraordinary paper cycling helmet wins James Dyson Award

This paper helmet is cycling innovation at its best.<p>The EcoHelmet<p>New Yorker Isis Shiffer is the brains behind the EcoHelmet, a cheap collapsable …

This new gadget promises to transform food scraps into fertilizer in 24 hours

<b>The Zera Food Recycler, from Whirlpool Corporation's innovation incubator, WLabs, is a residential "composting" appliance for kitchen scraps.</b><p>For …

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

Green Microcycle Plus: The world's first electric bike that doubles as a pedal generator

<b>File this under "It's about time." Ride this e-bike around town, and then park it in your living room and generate clean electricity.</b><p>Adam Boesel, the …

This New Gadget Gives Cyclists Hands-Free Intel While They Ride

Varia Vision clips on to sunglasses and beams up directions and warnings about oncoming vehicles.<p>This week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has begun barraging newsfeeds with electric supercar concepts and wi-fi-enabled ceiling fans. Many of the gadgets on display focus on turning everyday …

This wearable tent makes sure that bikers never get wet

To solve this problem, the Amsterdam-based bike design company Vanmoof designed a poncho that keeps riders dry, even in snow or a downpour. Called the Boncho, it's like a wearable tent that repels water.<p>"Just have the Boncho inside your bag, and don't worry about the weather," Vanmoof's CEO and …

Wearable Tech

New bicycle GPS shows the way without distracting user

Finding your way while riding a bike is not always easy – just like driving a car, it requires a simple system that enables users to concentrate on the road while getting directions.<p>This new smart device launched by a Canadian firm helps users navigate and doubles up as a burglar alarm. It is easy …

Gi FlyBike Folding Electric Bike Can be Folded in One Second

We featured Sondors electric bike several days ago, but if you want a portable option, you may like to check Gi FlyBike, the folding electric bike …

Electric Bikes

What Happens Next Will Amaze You

Idle Words > Talks > What Happens Next Will Amaze You<p>This is the text version of a talk I gave on September 14, 2015, at the FREMTIDENS INTERNET …

Privacy

This Bike Safety Paint Is Invisible During The Day, Super Bright At Night

Spray on, wash off<p>Remember the glow-in-the-dark reindeer we wrote about last year? The same group that came up with an animal-safe spray paint to prevent herds of Santa's helpers from getting hit by cars has struck again--but this time they're keeping people safe instead of wildlife.<p>Reflective …

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Mobile Prototyping With Proto.io

• 16 min read<br>• Mobile, Tools, Workflow, Techniques<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web …

Web Design

This electronic bike raised $3.2 million on Indiegogo in just 10 days

The bike has raised $3.16 million on Indiegogo since the campaign started on February 1. They blew by their $75,000 goal.<p>There's several reasons why people are going so nuts for this bike. The great design of the bike. The very low cost of the bike. The amazing story of bike's creator. The pledge …

Luna’s smart mattress cover monitors your sleep and adjusts your Nest thermostat

If you’re not satisfied with a standard sleep tracking app, Luna’s smart mattress cover could be just what you’ve been waiting for. The smart cover monitors your sleep, controls your bed’s temperature and can hook into a range of connected devices including Nest.<p>Luna is machine washable and …

Withings Activité Pop is a Stylish Fitness-Tracking Wristwatch for $150 [CES 2015]

Withings released a smartwatch, called the Withings Activité, back in December. The watch combined the classic design of a watch with some smart …

Volvo's bike helmet concept alerts riders and drivers to each other

You know what will go perfectly with those futuristic rocket-powered, heartrate-monitoring bikes? This smart helmet that Volvo wants to create. It's a two-way system that works by uploading both cyclists' and drivers' locations to Volvo's cloud. While a connected car's in-dash system makes that …

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New findings: For top ecommerce sites, mobile web performance is wildly inconsistent

Mobile has never been more crucial to business success than it is right now. <br>Chances are, you’ve been exposed to some version of this statement so …

Seatylock Turns Your Seaty Into A Locky

Do you value your bikey? Seatylock wantsy to helpy. This Brooklyn-based Kickstarter aims to help cyclists solve two perennial problems: the lack of solid, heavy-duty bike locks that are also portable and the tendency of snarfers to sniff and even steal bicycle seats.<p>The lock itself folds into the …

Logitech K480 Multi-Device Keyboard

Got multiple devices? Yeah, so do we. So you probably also know what a pain it can be to switch in between them with a standard Bluetooth keyboard. …

Logitech

Here’s An Affordable Mid-Range Electric Bike Conversion Kit To Speed Up Your Commute

Micah Toll’s Barak Electric Bike Conversion Kit turns ordinary bikes into electric ones.<p>Toll, a mechanical engineer who wrote a do-it-yourself e-bike guide, says with seven years in the e-bike industry, he’s seen the best and worst. With that knowledge, he wanted to create a mid-range e-bike kit …

Is Your Responsive Design Working? Google Analytics Will Tell You

Content-centric breakpoints are definitely the way to go, but they also mean that monitoring your website to identify when it breaks is more …

Coin's Bluetooth credit card stand-in will reach 10,000 beta testers this fall

If you're one of the adventurous early adopters who pre-ordered Coin, you now finally have the chance to try it out. To recap: This Bluetooth-enabled piece of plastic acts as a stand-in for up to eight different cards, so that you only have to carry one when you're out and about. Until now, Coin …

7 Netflix Hacks You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

We have a love-hate relationship with Netflix. While we love instant access to thousands of titles, we hate just about everything else involved in …

Bike of the future removes the need to shift gears, pedal up hills or pack a lock

Biking in Seattle can be less than mellow with all the hills, traffic and especially that rain. But those things are exactly what inspired the Teague team of bicycle designers to build the Denny bike for the Oregon Manifest bike design project. The model (built by fabricator Taylor Sizemore) sports …

Why Coding Style Matters

• 12 min read<br>• Coding, CSS, JavaScript<p>When I was studying computer science in college, I had one extremely tough professor. His name was Dr. Maxey and he …

Get an Aries Matrix wireless HD transmitter for $149.99

Planning to mount your TV on a wall? Hope you like cables, because you're probably going to be looking at a lot of them snaking out from the back. And even if you run them inside the wall, here's hoping you can place all your connected components -- cable box, Roku box, game console, and so on -- …

Wireless

Ink and Slide: Hands On With Adobe's New iPad Drawing Tools (Updated)

Last year, Adobe took its first foray into the hardware world with two cutely named digital drawing devices, projects Mighty and Napoleon. The …