Michael Rensing

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Quattrotempi: A new Guzzi from the old master

The days of easy bargains on the secondhand scene are over, especially if you’re looking for a clean CB750 or old Bonnie to modify. But there are still some good buys out there, and one of them is the Moto Guzzi 1000 SP.<p>In the States you can pick up a very tidy early 80s example for around $3,000, …

The Auto Fabrica Type 6: Reduced to perfection

In Japan, there is a design theory called Kanso (簡素)—meaning simplicity, or the elimination of clutter. And every time I see an Auto Fabrica bike, I’m reminded of that fine principle.<p>The machines that roll out of the English workshop are reduced to the bare minimum, but beautifully finished. And …

Super sano: Heiwa's slammed Honda CB500T

The Japanese custom scene is known for playing by its own rules. Builds from the land of the rising sun have an unconventional style that’s hard to define—and even harder to replicate.<p>Break through the mystique, and you’ll find shops like Heiwa at the forefront. Based in Hiroshima and headed up by …

Create a backup Windows 8 installer (before it's too late)

Back in the old days, computers that came with Windows also came with Windows media: floppy disks, then later CDs and eventually a DVD. If you needed to reinstall the OS for any reason, you just used that media.<p>Those days are over. Think about the last computer you bought: it almost certainly came …

Relax, your smartphone and smartwatch won't — and can't — give you cancer

We in the Mobile Nations family tend to be tech-obsessed. We get the newest smartphones with the biggest batteries and most powerful radios, we strap …

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Leatherman Tread QM1 Multi-Tool Watch

It's not the best-looking thing you can put on your wrist. But it might be the most useful. Following in the footsteps of its bracelet-only sibling, …

Tinkering With a Raspberry Pi Is Even Cheaper Than Usual Right Now

The humble Raspberry Pi has been inspiring clever hacks for years, but it's never too late to pick one up to play around with yourself, especially at …

How Any Canadian Can Start Watching Content from US Netflix in a Matter of Minutes: 2015 Edition

Netflix’s low fee of $8 per month is easily one of the greatest gifts to home entertainment, especially in Canada, where cable is expensive and …

BitLit Offers Free and Cheap Ebooks If You Own the Physical Copy

Android/iOS: Paper books are awesome, but sometimes there’s no beating the portability of an ebook on your phone or tablet. If you have a physical …

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Just do it: Toss your ear buds and get a decent headphone

Whenever I'm on the New York subway I see lots of folks using the free ear buds that came with their phones, and I think that's a shame. It's not just the buds' so-so sound, those little buggers provide zero isolation from external noise. To be clear about this, ear buds rest on the outer folds of …

OK Go Impresses with Single-Take Music Video Shot with a Drone

OK Go is well-known for its impressive single-take music videos and this latest one takes the game up a notch or three. For its new song “I Won’t Let …

6 motorcycle movies worth watching

The fine art of the motorcycle movie has hit a speed hump in recent years. Raw and gritty paens to the alternative lifestyle are harder to find. And easy access to broadcast-quality DSLR recording has caused a rise in quantity rather than quality.<p>But it’s not all showers of sparks from angle …

Best Skim Milk Posts of 2013

10. BN0032 Steel Range by Braun<br>A minimalist timepiece with a simple, classic design that never goes out of style. Based on a style by the infamous …

Nerd Approved on Twitter: "LEGO Mars Curiosity Rover To Launch On New Year’s Day http://t.co/a7c6HhTyjN http://t.co/glVaGBYhbN"

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Windows 8 Survival Guide: All the Tips, Tricks, and Workarounds

Windows 8 is out, and Microsoft's army of touchscreen devices has made its way into many people's hands. It's a huge change from what you're used to. …