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Nationals back push to lower speed limit on mobility scooters to 6kph

A Nationals senator says he has secured overwhelming support at the party's federal conference to push for mobility scooters to be speed limited to 6 …

Area 51: Mystery fatal aircraft crash at Nevada test range

The US Air Force won’t reveal what aircraft he was flying.<p>It also took authorities three days before publicly announcing his death.<p>Both elements are …

Vizio's brilliant $149 alternative to Bluetooth speakers

Vizio's little sound bar wireless subwoofer system blows away pricier Bluetooth speakers.<p>The Vizio SB3621n-E8 isn't just a terrific little sound bar system for movies and TV, it's also a sweet speaker for playing tunes. It's the first sound bar CNET ever reviewed that earned five stars <i>and</i> an …

Audiophile

Believe it or not, this electric motorcycle actually works, and you can own it

Alan Cross spends his days as a veterinary orthopedic surgeon, but when he heads to his garage his precise skill set is applied to a different kind …

How Your GPS Lies to You

Why your unit reads a different mileage than a friend’s, even on the same ride—and what to do about it<p>Ever finished a century ride, only to see your GPS read 99 miles? Or wonder why the average speed and total elevation gain in your Strava activity are different than a friend’s, even though you did …

Wearable Tech

Georgia Gould: Pro Cyclist, Beekeeper

Georgia Gould of the Luna Pro Team has an Olympic bronze medal—and one of the hardest-working backyards in Colorado's Front Range. Here's her advice for harvesting some sweet ride fuel.<p>My husband and I got our first hive in 2011 after we watched a documentary called <i>The Vanishing Honeybee</i>, about how …

Cycling

29ers Are Faster than 26ers, Study Finds

A new report concludes that 29ers are faster than 26ers in mixed conditions, but what about 27.5?<p>Wheel size is a source of endless debate in the off-road racing world. Conventional wisdom has held that larger wheels (aka 29ers) rule for rolling over rough surfaces, long straightaways, downhills, …

Off-roading

Why you should stop asking if a tablet can replace your laptop — and what to ask instead

It's an attractive sales pitch.<p>The simple, lightweight and touch-friendly experience we've come to love on our smartphones and tablets seems like it could do wonders for the old-fashioned computers that we use everyday to get work done with.<p>But the advent of this new class of hybrid PC-tablet …

IPad Pro

U.S. warship sails close to Chinese artificial island in South China Sea

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The United States sent a warship very close to one of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, a potential challenge to Beijing's territorial claims in the contested waters.<p>A U.S. defense official told CNN that the destroyer USS Lassen "conducted a transit" …

China

Why I Think E-Ink Readers Are Dumb

Less Power Used<p><b>Electronic Ink Uses No Power While the Screen Is Static:</b> Great news for when you go on a long vacation in a place without electricity. …

eReaders

A Convicted Hacker and an Internet Icon Join Forces to Thwart NSA Spying

The internet is littered with burgeoning email encryption schemes aimed at thwarting NSA spying. Many of them are focused on solving the usability …

Snowden Tells Hackers of the World to Unite

Snowden gives the hacker community its marching orders: Fight surveillance by making privacy tools for everyone.<p>Edward Snowden addressed a …