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The golden rules of road racing

<i>Road racing is a tough sport. You don’t just need to be physically strong — you need to understand the dynamics of the peloton, how to ride to your</i> …

Road Cycling

Airbnb to troll Trump during State of the Union

Commentary: As the US president delivers his address, the home rental site will run an ad countering his alleged nasty remark about Haiti and other countries.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Silicon Valley and Donald Trump have rarely been …

Donald Trump

This Electric Dirt Bike Is the Tesla of Motorcycles

CAKE is a Swedish brand that has committed to specializing in the production of zero-emission off-road motorcycles. Its first model, the KALK …

Why Dogs Have Floppy Ears: An Animated Tale

Tuesday is an anniversary worth noting: On Jan. 30, 1868, Charles Darwin published a follow-up to his masterpiece <i>On The Origin Of Species.</i> This less-popular tome (897 pages!) contained a vexing puzzle:<p>Why do pets and livestock tend to have "drooping ears?"<p>Wolves, for example, have perky, upright …

Pets

What is a horsepower?

It's enough to power a coffeemaker or boil 2.2 gallons of water.<p>In 1781, the story goes, James Watt needed to convince skeptics to ditch their draft horses and buy his new steam engine. To prove his machine’s superiority, he measured a horse walking in ­circles to turn a grindstone in a mill. He …

Tour de France

Radinn's second-gen electric wakeboard is faster and cheaper

Nearly three years after we first saw Radinn's prototype electric wakeboard, the Swedish outfit is back with a redesigned version. The G2X will be on display at the Boot Düsseldorf show this week, showing off its capabilities like a swappable battery so owners don't have to wait for a two-hour …

Wakeboarding

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Mexico

2019 Volkswagen Jetta: Here It Is

Now based on VW's MQB platform, the new Jetta features a bunch of new styling and tech.<p>The 2019 VW Jetta is all new and finally based on the VW Group's MQB modular architecture, and features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a redesigned cabin, and all-new looks.<p>For 2019, the Jetta is longer, …

Volkswagen

Away from the big boys, cycling teams are struggling to survive

As Tour Down Under kicks off the World Tour season the finances in the pro peloton make grim viewing for many<p>Picturesque Adelaide, the annual host to the UCI World Tour’s season opener, provides few clues as to the financial challenges facing cycling. Almost a million fans will line the roads over …

Cycling

Nintendo's president said the Switch is a console 'with a long lifespan'

Nintendo has big ambitions for 2018.<p>In a recent interview with Japanese newspaper Mainichi (which we saw via NintendoEverything), Nintendo's president Tatsumi Kimishima said that the second year of its successful Switch will be "crucial," and that the console has "a long lifespan."<p>After closing …

Retrogaming

Sora Aoi: Japan's porn star who taught a Chinese generation about sex

<b>When Japanese actress and former porn star Sora Aoi announced her marriage online, it set off a frenzy on Chinese social media.</b><p>That's because she has played a surprisingly significant role in the lives of a generation of young Chinese internet users.<p>On New Year's day, Ms Aoi posted a picture of her …

China

Switch to Google

Your guide to a new software ecosystem.<p>Just because you prefer the curved aesthetics of the iPhone doesn't mean you want to buy entirely into the Apple software ecosystem. After all, Google and Microsoft make iOS apps that are just as good as Apple's defaults. Although some apps require a few extra …

Apps

SanDisk's tiny 1TB USB-C stick is the perfect smartphone upgrade

There's a kind of weird pleasure to be derived from the ever-shrinking size of data storage. Sandisk's latest prototype at CES 2018 continues the company's tradition of space crunching, with a one-terabyte USB-C dongle for your next laptop, tablet or Android phone. And, well, what else can I say? …

Android Phones

Corsair's wireless gaming keyboard has a 75-hour battery life

If Logitech's no-lag wireless gaming keyboard converted you into a fan of no-wires gaming, you'll love Corsair's new offerings. The peripheral-maker has launched a handful of devices at CES 2018, including a wireless gaming keyboard of its own, as well as a (huge) mousepad that doubles as a Qi …

Gear & Gadgets

Casio's solar-powered GPS watch is ideal for survivalists

Casio's beloved line of G-Shock timepieces is widening to include the new GPR B-1000, a GPS-equipped timepiece that could just save your life. The watch, which forms part of the Rangeman line, is capable of standalone GPS navigation for up to 33 hours on a single charge. But more importantly, if …

Wireless Charging

Why Does Exercise Start Hurting Two Days After a Workout?

If you’ve decided, this year, to start working out, you might have noticed a strange phenomenon: You’ll leave the gym feeling fine, and then two days …

Netgear’s new Nighthawk router is built for pro gamers

Netgear is rolling out two new products designed for hard-core gamers. Launched today at CES 2018, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming WiFi Router (XR500) and Nighthawk Pro Gaming SX10 10G/Multi-Gig LAN Switch (GS810EMX) have been designed for heavy-duty, uninterrupted gameplay, offering best-in-class …

Gameplay

Restoring the Peace - 9 Ways to Quiet Your Mountain Bike

Mountain biking is a full sensory experience, with a barrage of sounds hitting your ears: the rush of the wind on a downhill; the buzz of a freehub …

This water bike can ride on water up to 12 mph

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This bike lets you ride on water. The Manta5 is a hydrofoil water bike. It's powered by a 400-watt motor. You can pedal on a river, lake, or ocean.<p>Here's how it works.<p>The hydrofoils let you cut through the water with ease. It's the same technology used by the …

Off-grid

John Cena Is Being Sued By Ford For Reselling His New Ford GT

Remember how Ford hand-picked its buyers for the $450,000-plus Ford GT supercar? Wrestler John Cena was one of the 500 lucky ones who got one, but he …

11 mistakes that self-trained cyclists make

<i>Those of you that have followed CyclingTips since the early days will know that the site started as a way for Wade Wallace to share his deep</i> …

Cycling

10 Essential Strength Exercises for Cyclists

Make these moves part of your regular routine to ride longer and stronger for life<p>At this point, there’s really no question that cyclists (and pretty much everybody, really) should be doing some form of resistance training.<p>With age, muscle mass dwindles and bones weaken. Strength training helps …

Cycling

Samsung's graphene batteries could charge your phone in 12 minutes

While persistent efforts in phone design and software optimization have got us to the point where our handsets can now last a day on a single charge, there’s work to be done yet if we’re heading for a future rife with VR and AR apps.<p>To that end, Samsung says it’s inching closer to making better …

The best thing you can put on your resume isn't a job, skill, or degree

The resume is dead.<p>I've been saying this for a while now, and usually my perspective is rooted in this belief that having a personal brand is far more valuable than a sheet of paper that says where you went to college and what other jobs you've previously held.<p>But ever since I started my own …

Employment

Everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

It’s time to start getting excited about the Samsung Galaxy S9.<p>The Samsung Galaxy S8 enjoyed months of uninterrupted attention following its April …

iPhone X vs Galaxy Note 8 LTE speed test: It’s not even close

One of the most common pieces of “fan-mail” I get concerns LTE-Advanced and Gigabit LTE technologies. Generally speaking, people wonder why phone …

This fictional video about AI-powered weapons makes The Terminator look like a Disney film

If you woke up today feeling like the world wasn’t a very scary place, and for some reason you didn’t want to continue feeling that way, we’ve got the remedy for you. “Slaughterbots” is seven minutes and forty-seven seconds of sheer horror designed to be a fictional warning against a future full of …

Black Mirror

Ask Engadget: Where should I put my router?

<i>The support shared between readers in the</i> <i>comments section is one of the things we love most about the Engadget community</i><i>. Over the years, we've known you to offer sage advice on everything</i> <i>from Chromecasts and cameras to drones and smartphones. In fact, our community's knowledge and insights are a</i> …