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Google is monitoring animal populations with a giant network of wildlife cameras

A new artificial intelligence program streamlines wildlife conservation monitoring to protect the animals better. Wildlife Insights uses A.I. and the Google Cloud, so conservationists and others can keep tabs on more than 4.5 million animals in the wild without actually disrupting their habitat. 
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Google reveals how many miles its Street View cars have driven to date

Google's Street View cars have been tootling along roads around the world for more than a decade, with the company recently revealing the colossal number of miles they've covered so far. And incredibly, the panoramic-photo service still has much ground to cover.
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Amazon slashes prices on Jackery and Enkeeo portable power stations

Portable power stations are versatile devices that can keep electronics and small appliances running when you're camping, traveling, tailgating, and during power outages. Amazon featured two Jackery devices during today's 12 Days of Deals and Enkeeo has coupon deals on three portable power alternatives.
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REI sale discounts Garmin and Fitbit smartwatches in time for the holidays

Looking for some last-minute gifts for fitness enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list? We've spotted deals on several bestselling smartwatches from Garmin and Fitbit as part of REI's Shop Now, Be Done Sale. Act quickly -- these deals end Monday, December 16th.

Uber offers skiers and snowboarders a hassle-free ride to the slopes

Heading to the slopes this winter? If you need transportation to get between the city and the piste, then Uber's latest offering might well come in handy. Uber Ski operates in 23 locations across the U.S. and guarantees a vehicle that can handle all of your gear. Though it does involve a surcharge.
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Use Wheels’ new helmets and the bikesharing startup will discount your ride

Eager to keep its riders safe, as well as to avoid scrutiny from regulators, bikesharing startup Wheels has fitted its electric bikes with helmets. And riders will get a discount if they wear one. California-based Wheels operates in eight U.S. locations that include Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami.
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Garmin Instinct review: A budget smartwatch for adventurers

The Garmin Instinct has a price you can't resist and a feature set that begs you to get outside. It's durable, offers fitness and health tracking features, and can help you navigate. Is this affordable adventure watch worth your hard-earned cash? We tested it in the rugged mountains of Maine to find out.
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The CyberScooter Edition electric scooter is designed to replace your car

Australia's e-scooter startup Raine is readying a premium personal mobility alternative for urban dwellers and commuters. The Raine One CyberScooter Edition represents the founders' focus on electric-powered transportation that balances performance, range, comfort, and safety.
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Best Garmin Cyber Week deals: Big discounts on outdoor smartwatches

Though the brand doesn't offer anything as fancy as the latest Apple Watches, Garmin has done really well for itself when it comes to outdoor smartwatches. With many Forerunner, Vivoactive, and Fenix 5 models still on sale, it's the perfect time to find a great Cyber Week discount.
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The best Cyber Monday outdoor gear deals for 2019

Cyber Monday is a great time to score deals on the latest tech, but we'll also see steep discounts on outdoor gear. Here are the best sales from top outdoor gear retailers.
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REI’s Cyber Monday sale still includes massive price cuts on Electric Bikes

Looking to start your next adventure but haven't quite decided how you want to get there? Then you need to head on over to REI. With plenty of great classic and electrical bikes available and amazing discounted prices and unbeatable quality, you have plenty of choices at REI on Cyber Monday.
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Huge savings on Garmin and Fitbit fitness trackers at REI for Cyber Monday

Garmin and Fitbit make some of the best fitness trackers and smartwatches available. On Cyber Monday, REI is taking up to 30% off its outdoors and fitness-focused devices. If you are shopping for an athlete or a fitness fanatic, you can't go wrong with either of these deals.
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REI drops prices on camping gear by up to 50% off for Cyber Monday only

REI's has some good deals for Cyber week and its one-day deals for Cyber Monday are pretty great, but you only have 24 hours to claim them. We've spotted deals on clothing, backpacks, camping and hiking accessories, and more.
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Amazon marks down Segway’s e-scooter and hoverboard for Black Friday

If you’ve been wanting to get your hands on an electric scooter or a hoverboard for short urban commutes or going around town, check out these amazing Black Friday deals from Amazon. Both the Segway Ninebot Max and the Ninebot S are enjoying discounts at the moment, reaching up to $149 off their retail prices.
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Amazon drops cool bundle deals on Motorola two-way radios for Black Friday

Now is a great time to score discounts on walkie-talkies. Giant online retailer Amazon is dropping cool bundle deals on a bunch of Motorola two-way radio models, reaching up to 53% off their retail prices. Gear up for your next camping, hiking, or backcountry trip by jumping on these early Black Friday treats.
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Light Phone 2 review: Not the cure for smartphone addiction

Is your smartphone use out of control? Looking for a break? The Light Phone 2 is a basic phone that promises exactly that. Its 4G connectivity means you can place calls and send texts, and you can also set an alarm. More tools like ridesharing apps are on the way, but all of this comes at a high price.
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Electric Citi Bikes is returning to New York City with a price shake-up

Following a seven-month absence over safety concerns, Citi Bike operator Motivate is about to start bringing new pedal-assist electric bikes back to the streets of New York City. The e-bikes were removed in April 2019 after some riders complained of harder-than-expected braking on the front wheel.
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Walmart slashes prices on Viathon bikes for its pre-Black Friday sale

Viathon is a Walmart exclusive brand that makes high-quality, performance-driven bicycles accessible at a great price. Starting today at 6:00 pm (PST), several Viathon bicycles are 30% off while supplies last.
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Amazon discounts Elby electric bicycle by $1,000 ahead of Black Friday

Electric bicycles are a great way to exercise. An example of a great e-bike is the Elby Bike 9-Speed, which provides plenty of mileage thanks to its regenerative braking system. Get it on Amazon ahead of Black Friday for $2,000, which is an incredible $1,000 off its regular price.

Garmin Fenix 6S Pro Review: Small watch, big deal

Garmin didn't disappoint with its new Fenix 6 outdoor watches adding power-saving battery modes, a new pace calculator and even solar charging in select models. We've enjoyed hands-on time with the Fenix 6S Pro, the smallest model in the Fenix series, and discovered that size definitely doesn't matter.
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REI discounts these Ghost and Cannondale electric bikes by up to $1,500

For quick and easy transport around the city, get the Cannondale Quick NEO. But if you wish to go off-road while making sure that you won't run out of battery before you reach home, get the rugged Ghost Hybride SL AMR S1.7+. Get these electric bikes on REI and save as much as $1,500. 
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REI slashes prices on Cannondale and Diamondback bikes in its annual sale

REI's annual sale is here, which means lots of discounts on smartwatches and outdoor gear and equipment. Whether you're getting ready for your next adventure or looking to save money on gifts for outdoor enthusiasts, we’ve rounded up here some massive deals on Cannondale and Diamondback bikes, reaching up to $504 off.
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Bird offers free e-scooter rides in exchange for a certain kind of selfie

Bird is offering free rides on its electric scooters if you snap a selfie wearing a helmet at the end of a trip. It's part of the company’s ongoing efforts to promote more responsible use of its app-based service as regulators across the country continue to scrutinize their safety.
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Spinciti’s Amsterdam e-bike offers speed and range at an affordable price

Spinciti makes a splashy entry into the competitive e-bike market by introducing the Amsterdam, a model that offers three electric motor options, a high level of comfort, and a solid 50-mile range -- all at an affordable price that starts at $999. The Amsterdam is expected to ship in March 2020.
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Lyft is pulling its e-scooters from six cities and laying off workers

Lyft is removing its rentable electric scooters from six locations across the U.S. and laying off around 20 workers as it battles against a slew of competitors. The company, which launched its first scootersharing service in September 2018, will continue to offer its scooters to riders in around 12 cities.
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Save up to $200 on select Garmin smartwatches at REI’s Gear Up and Get Out Sale

REI's Gear Up and Get Out sale is underway through November 25, and we're spotting some great Garmin Fitness smartwatch deals on some of its most popular models. Save up to $200 on select models from the Instinct, Forerunner, Fenix and Fenix lines, and the Descent diving watch for a limited time.
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Save up to 30% on top outdoor brands with REI’s annual Gear Up And Get Out sale

REI's big pre-holiday sale is back, saving you up to 50% off on popular outdoor brands including Arc'teryx, Garmin, Patagonia, Yakima, and others. Act fast though, these sale prices are only good until November 25, and while supplies last. When it's gone, it's gone.
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Walmart slashes $60 off these Ozark Trail tents for your holiday camping trip

Camping gives us the perfect opportunity to disconnect from this technology-driven world and reconnect with nature. Right now, you can be fully geared to brave the wilderness without missing out on $60 of savings as Walmart slashes the prices of these two Ozark Trail tents.
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A.I. can remove distortions from underwater photos, streamlining ocean research

Finding Nemo in your snorkeling pictures could be easier with this algorithm on hand. Sea-Thru is an A.I. program that removes the haze and color casts caused by taking photographs underwater. The program could help researchers better study ocean health.
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The Hydrobot jacket wicks away moisture at the touch of a button

The new Hydro_Bot jacket from European company KJUS is the first of its kind, using an electro-osmotic process to open the pores in the fabric, allowing heat and moisture to escape at the touch of a button. According to the designers, this makes the jacket ten times more breathable than other ski jackets.
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Haibike Sduro FullSeven 7.0 Review: More than its parts

The Haibike Sduro FullSeven 7.0 is a bike with a long name, an eye-catching look, and a collection of mediocre components that somehow are more than their sum. Here's our Haibike Sduro Fullseven 7.0 review.
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Vintage Electric honors Shelby with limited-edition e-bike for Cobra fans

Vintage Electric announced a new limited edition, high-performance e-bike just ahead of the November 15, 2019, theater release of Ford v Ferrari. The Vintage Electric Shelby is a 36-mph e-bike with paint, finishes, and design details closely fashioned after the auto builder's personal 289 Cobra.
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Propella 3.0 ebike review: Cheap thrills

The Propella 3.0 ebike is an evolutionary upgrade to an affordable ebike designed for urban commuters. The bike retains its signature styling and exceptoinal price, while upgrading its front fork for a smoother ride. Other changes include a new battery pack, LCD screen, and an optional suspension seat.
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REI will once again be closed on Black Friday, but it’s going one step further

REI is once again opting out of the biggest shopping day of the year and is instead encouraging its customers to opt outside on Black Friday by participating in a day of action. The store’s new slogan this year, Opt to Act, encourages its 18 million members to sign up for various cleanup events.