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Sleek, compact camper pod grows to 3 times its size at the push of a button

When you first see the Tipoon, it looks almost like an Airstream Basecamp smashed down to a lower height. You might think, you simply crawl inside …

Remote Controls

Stompump lets cyclists' legs do the pumping

Serious cyclists typically carry compact hand pumps with them on long rides. Using such a pump to inflate a completely flat tire from scratch, …

Stainless Steel

Motor-equipped rear rack electrifies your bike

We've already seen quite a few motorized wheels that let you convert your existing bike into an e-bike. The Alizeti 300C system, however, takes a …

Lithium Ion

Another set of mountain bike pedals goes magnetic

Regular readers of New Atlas may recall Maglock mountain bike pedals, which use magnets to keep the rider's feet secured to the pedals. Well, if a …

Electric-assist EvoWheel set to hit Indiegogo

If you're looking at temporarily converting your standard bicycle into an e-bike, there are now several makes of powered front wheels to choose from. …

Segway's Loomo transporter does double duty as a robot

With a 329-Wh battery, a top speed of 18 km/h (11 mph) and range of around 35 km (22 mi), Loomo can be ridden much like a regular self-balancing …

Flying 3D-printer concept gets off the ground in Shanghai

DediBot – a 3D printer manufacturer out of Hangzhou, China – has created quite a buzz in Shanghai this week with the launch of something it's calling …

Why I Love the One Gore-Tex Active Bike Jacket

The only way rain would ever catch me out these days is if I left my jacket at home, which I will never do again, thanks to the One Gore-Tex Active Bike Jacket ($280). This shell is so light and packable that it eliminates any excuses for not bringing it along.<p>This fully taped and sealed raincoat …

Backpacking

This year's newest, smartest gear for camper van living and car camping

Snow Peak Iron Grill Table<p>No kitchen block in the back of your van or SUV? Who really wants to cook inside on a beautiful sunny day, anyway? Camping …

Luna's Sur-Ron electric trail bike nails the price point

They're usually not cheap, though. In fact, they often flat out price themselves out of contention next to gas guzzlers of similar performance …

Review: Hearing augmentation IQbuds turn background noise down and conversations up

Australian company Nuheara has just posted sales figures around AU$4.5 million for its first 12 months of sales, based on a single product that's …

Incredible new "super wood" is as strong as steel

It’s a twig, it’s a branch, it’s… Super Wood! Researchers at the University of Maryland have created a so-called “super wood” that is stronger than …

Bitcoin uses more power than Serbia – the environmental cost of cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have promised a revolution in capital, but at what cost? The Bitcoin network alone is now burning a horrific 240 …

Review: GeoOrbital Wheel brings an electric boost and a touch of sci-fi to your bike

The GeoOrbital Wheel actually owes its existence to another sci-fi classic – <i>Tron</i>. Inventor Michael Burtov was inspired by the light cycles in that …

Plastic cube makes for swift swivelling of 3D images

We've all seen those Hollywood motion-capture suits, with the little balls on them that computers track to create a 3D model of the wearer. Well, …

Outlaw e-bike draws inspiration from Porsche 356

Channeling luxurious design in an e-bike is nothing new: there are plenty of designs that would look at home in mid-1900s France with their leather, …

Le Mans

This Photographer Photographs Farm Animal Like No One Else

Photographer Rob MacInnis gathers barnyard animals that we selected for consumption and production, and turns them into majestic portrait …

South America

How to Buy a 3D Printer

Ready to bring your three-dimensional creations to life? Here's everything you need to know to choose the right 3D printer.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Fabrication

Microadventure Bikepacking: How to Tackle a Simple Overnighter

“Microadventure.” The word sounds contradictory. Originally coined by Alastair Humphreys, the word challenges the idea that “adventures” must consist …

How to Repair Your Bike in the Backcountry

What to bring, and how to keep your bike working<p>Photos: Kurt Refsnider<p>The steep trail guides you along a narrow bedrock bench, tires skittering on …

OneUp Switch Chainring System - Review

Widespread acceptance of one-by cranksets has created additional opportunities for innovation, and one of those is OneUp's new Switch Chainring …

10+ Incredible Photos You Won’t Believe Are Not Photoshopped

Digital manipulation can do amazing things to your photographs (as seen here), but sometimes the most stunning images are the ones that haven't been …

Photo Manipulation

I want this credit card-sized dumbphone more than I want the Galaxy S8

Somebody hold me because my obsession with credit card-sized gadgets is getting just a little out of control.<p>Days after discovering the Kado Wallet …

Gear & Gadgets

Lake Austin Cabin Modern Home in Austin, Texas on Dwell

This previously undeveloped 5 acre lot, nicknamed ‘the Narrows’ had been a gathering place for the family since the 1970’s. The beautiful Cyprus tree lined Lake Austin waterfront oasis lies just a few miles outside of downtown. The owners insisted on a simple, humble, yet unique cabin to host their …

Small Spaces

This new 3D printer can print its own parts

Hewlett-Packard’s introduction of a new 3D printing system could be a watershed for manufacturing, if its vision pans out.<p>Today, 3D printing is largely limited to making items like low-quality smartphone cases and toys by the handful. But HP says its new Jet Fusion 3D 3200 and Jet Fusion 3D 4200 …

Top 20: Most Popular 3D Scanners and 3D Scanning Software

<b>3D scanning is all about capturing real-world data and converting it into a 3D model. Until recently, 3D scanners were mainly used for industrial</b> …

3D Scanners

Watch How a Cityscape Composes Its Own Song on a Player Piano

When you imagine the sounds of a city, you might think of the sounds of traffic, a commuter train, or maybe voices in a crowded restaurant. Akko Goldenbeld instead decided to express the city of Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, as a song played on a piano based on the geographic location and heights …

Polish Sculptor Makes Water Complete Her Bronze Fountain Sculptures

When you hear the word “sculpture”, you unintentionally imagine something that stands still. Unless it goes with the name of this Polish sculptor …

Sculpture

Jet-powered hoverboard shatters world record

When footage of a flying hoverboard first emerged last month, many thought it was fake, because the relatively tiny device appears to be breaking the laws of physics. But the "Flyboard Air" from inventor Franky Zapata is real, spectacular and just set a world record for the longest hoverboard …

10+ Fairy Tale Villages That You Can Actually Visit

Ever have one of those days when you just want to escape your life and disappear into a fairy tale world? Well, if you're furiously nodding at your …