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Sleep anywhere with this tent designed to conquer land, sea, and air

The Tentsile Universe is a new tent designed to bring versatility to the campsite. It can be set up like a traditional model and accommodate five campers, suspended from a tree, or converted into a floating raft.
Cars

Lyft wants to partner with cities to add bike and scooter sharing

Lyft announced a multi-mode transportation plan to bring bike and scooter sharing to cities. To kick off the new initiative Lyft will invest $1 million to help nonprofits establish income eligible transportation programs.
Emerging Tech

Man vs. machine: An A.I. algorithm attempts to break a world speed record

A new machine learning algorithm created at Switzerland’s EPFL is being used to design what its creators hope is the world's fastest bicycle. It will attempt a world record later this year.
Outdoors

‘Part coat, part science experiment,’ a jacket made of graphene is on the way

Outdoor performance apparel manufacturer Vollebak announced it will release a jacket made from graphene later this summer, marking one of the first times the material has been used in clothing.
Outdoors

Dirt-cheap camping gear that’s actually worth spending your money on

Buying new camping gear can get very expensive, but these products offer great performance without breaking the bank, proving that you don't need to buy name brand equipment to have a good time in the backcountry.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Laptop screen extenders and self-healing tents

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Wearables

The best Amazon Prime Day smartwatch deals (updated)

Amazon Prime Day is upon us, and that means deals, deals, deals. We've been scouring through endless pages on Amazon looking for the best, and we've rounded up a good list of smartwatch deals if you're looking for one.
Outdoors

Trek now lets you build your bike, right down to the paint job

Trek takes bike customization to a new level with Project One Icon, a new option that allows cyclists to select a bike model and customize every part of it, including selecting a paint job that matches their style.
Emerging Tech

Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $100 or less

A $100 bill can get you further than you might think -- so long as you know where to look. Check out our picks for the best tech under $100, whether you're in the market for headphones or a virtual-reality headset.
Outdoors

This ebike has nearly twice the range of the Chevy Volt

The Stromer ST3 is an urban commuter ebike that offers pedal-assist speeds of up to 28 mph and a range of as far as 93 miles on a single charge, while also offering GPS tracking and other anti-theft features.
Emerging Tech

Beat the heat with this super-cool personal air conditioning unit

Taking the form of a 7-Eleven Big Gulp cup, the Airwirl is actually a personal AC device that is small enough to fit in a cup holder and big enough to pack a punch of hot or cool air into your face.
Outdoors

Minimalist footwear maker Vibram jumps feet first into barefoot tech debate 

Vibram launched FiveFingers toe shoes in 2005 and now, 13 years later, barefoot running is having a second revolution. By freeing your toes from traditional shoes — aka “foot coffins”— the idea is they function more naturally. We've…
Outdoors

This prototype chainless bike suggests the future of cycling could be ceramic

At Eurobike in Germany, CeramicSpeed has unveiled a prototype new chainless crankset that uses ceramic bearings to create a more efficient drive system, eliminating the traditional chain as a result.
Outdoors

Travel light while staying warm at night in Therm-a-Rest's Parsec 20 sleeping bag

We tested the Parsec 20 from of Therm-a-Rest's new line of Fast & Light sleeping bags on a two-week foray into the backcountry. The trip yielded great results due to a combination of warmth, light weight, and excellent features.
Wearables

Felix Gray gears up for summer with blue-light filtering, stylish sunglasses

Ever notice eye issues or headaches after staring at a screen for too long? Computer glasses can help, and Felix Gray wants to make them stylish to wear. It now offers blue-light filtering sunglasses.
Outdoors

Stay connected to your crew in the backcountry with one of the top walkie-talkies

Walkie-talkies remain one of the best methods for communicating in the backcountry, offering solid battery life, good range, and reliable technology built for use in the outdoors. Here are the best walkie-talkies available.
Outdoors

Garmin’s Edge Explore cycling computer keeps riders connected and more safe

The Garmin Edge Explore touchscreen bike computer offers riders all of the metric-tracking they've come to expect, as well as connected features like live tracking, group messaging, turn-by-turn navigation, and much more.
Outdoors

You don’t even need waves to ride this electric hydrofoil surfboard

The Flite electric hydrofoil surfboard gives riders the ability to surf anytime and anywhere thanks to its onboard motor, wireless controller, and ability to generate it's own propulsion, eliminating the need for waves.