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The Steel HR is Withings' best-looking wearable yet

Truth be told, I’m not a fan of smartwatches. It’s not because I’ve never owned one. It’s simply because I don’t see the need for one, which is why I was shocked when I fell in love with the Withings Activité Sapphire. It’s smarter than the traditional timepiece, but not too smart — and I like …

Stop what you’re doing and buy these $38 headphones

The Carbo Tenore could cost ten times as much and they’d still be a steal<p>Words fail me. I’ve seen — or, more accurately put, <i>heard</i> — the audio price-performance curve shattered into tiny little pieces and I’m still reeling from it. The Carbo Tenore ZH-DX200-CT earphones from Japan’s Zero Audio are …

Consumer Tech

This Smartphone Startup Competes with Apple and Samsung But It's Not Worried

<i>A version of this post titled “Selling smartphones, one hip party at a time” originally appeared in the Startup Sunday edition of Data …

Mobile

HugeDomains.com - NeoRazors.com is for sale (Neo Razors)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Web Traffic

Can Foam Rolling Give You a Mental Boost?

How self-massage tools can help your muscles—and your mind—unwind<p>Some cyclists think of foam rolling as a necessary evil at best, a tortuous experience at worst. Elite runner Chelsea Reilly Sodaro, however, views the 30 to 45 minutes she spends daily on foam rolling and other forms of self-therapy …

Massage Therapy

The Easy Way to Make Your Own Sports Drink

Got tap water and a bag of sugar? You’re good to go.<p>Pop quiz: You’re kitting up and getting ready to hit the road with your crew for a Saturday morning ride. You open the pantry and crack open the tub of sports drink mix to discover—d'oh!—a mere dusting of mix remains. Do you: A) Get to the shop in …

Diabetes

Using Zwift On A PC Or Mac - Do I Need A Gaming PC?

Peaks Coaching: How to Rebuild Your Power Foundation This Winter

<i>by Hunter Allen, PCG Founder/CEO and Master Coach</i><p>I really don’t like the term “base training” because it produces images of long, slow distance …

Cycling

Shimano Unveils 18 New Shoe Models at Interbike 2015

The component giant's new line includes shoes for all-mountain riding, road cycling, and cold weather<p>My first clipless cycling shoes were entry-level Shimano mountain bike shoes. They cost me no more than $100, yet stood up to an incredible amount of abuse for four years. So I guess I have a soft …

Shoes

Windows 10 Features You Should Know About

At last! Windows 10 has finally arrived and the upgrade is still rolling out to users around the globe. For those of you who are not familiar with Microsoft's latest flagship, there is a few hidden features that can help you get the maximum out of the system. Here are some to get you started:<p><b>Have</b> …

Sphero BB-8 teardown reveals its robot tech inside the rolling 'Star Wars' droid

The Sphero BB-8 toy may not be powered by the Force, but Bill Detwiler cracks this rolling robot open to show you the tech inside.<p>" Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens in theaters this December, but you don't have to wait until then to get up close and personal with one of the movie's new …

Robotics

See BB-8's skeleton in this cool tear-down video

When playing around with Sphero’s BB-8 toy, the miniature version of the personality-filled droid from the upcoming movie ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ it’s hard to not feel like it’s made with a little bit of magic. His little head floats atop his body, and he maintains his ability to be upright …

Will Putting Larger Diameter Wheels on your Road Bike make you FASTER? CeramicSpeed thinks so

Two days into the whirlwind that is Eurobike, new products are already piling up. So far, we have not been disappointed, and CeramicSpeed is one of …

No Gear? No Problem! How to Get Your Workout in With Nothing But a Wall

A quick workout with no bike? We’re in!<p>Ideally, you’d be able to fit in a bike ride whenever you want. Unfortunately, reality often gets in the way, and sometimes that just doesn’t work out. When you’re in a time pinch, this five-exercise circuit can get you moving. Do three sets, resting a minute …

Climbing

Fuel Your Ride With This Ultra-Easy Macaroon Recipe

This crunchy, chewy confection might just be the best ride food you've never tried<p>When I'm two hours into a ride and start to feel hungry I don't want to choke down a sticky, unsatisfying energy gel; I want something that melts in my mouth and motivates me to keep pedaling.<p>Last winter I bonked …

Dessert

IB14: Club Ride Expands Inner Wear Line, Shows Open Road Casual Roadie Apparel & More

Infused with a fresh round of financing, Club Ride has steadily expanded from their western-style mountain bike clothing origins. They now offer a …

New Multiplayer Online Cycling Game Zwift Revolutionizes Indoor Training

Riding indoors sucks, but a new startup called Zwift is looking to change all that. The company has created a massive multiplayer online game which …

10-Minute Bone-Boosting Workout

Keep your bones strong with this exclusive routine from Allison Westfahl, an exercise physiologist in Boulder, Colorado, and coauthor of Tom Danielson’s Core Advantage.<p>Plan to do an off-the-bike workout on three nonconsecutive days a week. Each day, pick one move from Group A and one from Group B. …

Health

Zwift Bringing Massively Multiplayer Online Cycling Video Game to Indoor Trainers

We’ve got streaming videos with real time resistance changes. Heck, we’re even getting 3D trainer videos. But Zwift is looking to take it all to the …

Clothing Roundup – The High Tech, Sweat Proof, Performance Enhancing Edition

Fitness trackers are one thing, using movement to determine your activity level. GestureLogic’s Leo is on a whole ‘nother plane, …

Easily Protect Your Rear with New, Longer Ass Saver Extended

One of the world’s most convenient fenders just got better. Previously, if you were riding along and it started raining riders could simply reach …

Strap-ID makes your medical information easily accessible to first responders

The Strap-ID is a simple identification tag that attaches to your helmet strap. It stores up to six lines of text and gives first responders ready …

VeloViewer Takes Your Strava Results to the Next Level

Most enthusiasts and racers alike have, for the most part, become comfortable with Strava. And like it or hate it, it dominates the way cyclists …

101 Bike Maintenance Tips Every Cyclist Should Know

Your guide to a longer cycling life—for your bicycle, your gear, even a few friendships<p>Your bicycle doesn’t run on leg power alone. It also needs a little lube, a lotta­ love, and a good ­listen. You may not know every remedy your bike needs to live a long life, but you can gain enough wisdom along …

Keep Your Legs Strong in the Off-Season with These Strength Moves

5 strength moves for ridiculously powerful and extremely sexy legs.<p>Bulging quads and diamond-cut calves are telltale signs you're a cyclist. Use these moves to boost your power, chisel your form, and keep your legs strong in the cycling off-season. Do two sets of 10 to 12 reps twice a week.<p><b>Strength</b> …

Cycling

The No-Climb Climbing Bike Workout

These workouts will help you conquer any climb--even if you can't train on hills.<p>It's a special day in a cyclist's life the first time the prospect of riding uphill is met with a smile instead of a grimace. To help you get there, let's focus on two components of climbing: sustainable power at …

Cycling

Make the Most of Your Trainer Time with These Indoor Cycling Workouts

Riding indoors doesn't have to be dull—and it can put you on the fast track to fitness<p>Chances are your typical indoor ride goes like this: Hop on trainer, pop in Season 4 of <i>Mad Men,</i> fight off trainer boredom long as you can stand it. But spending hours on the trainer can be overkill.<p>Indoor workouts …

Mad Men