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Walmart’s new high-end Viathon bike wants to compete with Cannondale

We'll forgive you if you didn't know Walmart owns a high-end bicycle manufacturer (we didn't know either!). The retailer's Viathon line includes a road, gravel, and mountain bike -- with price points well below its competitors. Don't mistake Walmart-owned for cheap: these bikes can perform.
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The best deals on electric scooters this week include Razor, Xiaomi, and GoTrax

With summertime ending, Walmart is looking to clear out its stock of electric scooters. Prices on select Razor, Xiaomi, and GoTrax e-scooters have been sliced, in some cases as much as $170. You won't have to wait long either: Many models are available with free two-day shipping.
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Lyft folds all of its transportation options into its main app

Lyft's main ridesharing app will soon show options not only for car rides, but also for bikesharing, scootersharing, car rental, and public transit — all on the same screen. Uber recently pulled a similar move as both companies work to become multi-modal transportation businesses.
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Juiced Bikes Scorpion, a moped-style e-bike, packs performance, safety, comfort

Juiced Bikes announced the Scorpion, a retro moped-style e-bike with a 28 mph top speed and a riding range of 45 to 75 miles. Equipped with front and rear suspension, hydraulic disc brakes, and puncture-resistant 20 x 4-inch fat street tires, the Scorpion is available for pre-order starting today.
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Here are the best tech gifts you can snag for $100 or less

Looking for a great gift for the techie in your life, but don't want to spend a fortune? A Benjamin goes further than you might think. We've scoured the world for the best tech gifts under $100, so whether you're looking for speakers or drones, you won't have to break the bank.
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Psst! Google Maps’ privacy-focused Incognito Mode is nearly here

Desperate to cover your tracks in Google Maps? Keen to keep some of your trips secret? Well, Google Maps' Incognito Mode is currently being tested with select users, so it shouldn’t be too long before you can start using it. Enabling the feature prevents Maps’ location data from being saved to your Google account.
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Lyft adds protected bike lanes to its app for safer bikesharing rides

Lyft is adding data for protected bike lanes and bike-friendly routes to its app in a bid to ease the fears of first-time bikesharing riders, and to make rides more comfortable and less stressful for its existing users. The routes can also be used by rentable electric scooters, depending on local laws.
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Save $105 on this awesome GoPro Hero 7 Black bundle on Amazon

An already outstanding bundle deal through Amazon which includes the GoPro Hero 7 Black, an additional rechargeable battery and 32GB microSD card gets even better. Save $105 over buying these separately, and spend those savings on some additional GoPro accessories for your next trip.
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The Karmic Oslo looks like an eibike Apple would design and build

Just launched on Kickstarter, the Karmic Oslo is an ebike/scooter hybrid that features very distinctive design elements that make it look like something Apple would build. The bike features a 250-watt motor, a 480 watt-hour battery, a range of 20 miles, integrated headlights and taillights, and other tech components.
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UBCO’s 50-mph Freeride Trail Bike is the rally car of the e-bike world

New Zealand-based UBCO Bikes revealed a high-speed, off-roading e-bike called the FRX1 Freeride Trail Bike. It offers almost motorcycle-like performance thanks to a 20-hp electric motor controlled via a pedal or a twist-type throttle. Its top speed is 50 mph, and it's capable of delivering 62 miles on one charge.
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Lime hits 100M rides globally as e-scooter services continue to expand

Scootersharing operator Lime revealed this week that it has now provided more than 100 million rides in around 120 cities globally since launching just two years ago. The app-based service, similar to ones provided by the likes of Bird, Skip, and Spin, is growing in popularity, though it doesn't come without issues.
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Fake snow might be used to keep spectators cool at Tokyo Olympics

Japan’s summers are so oppressively hot that organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are considering using snow machines to keep spectators cool at outdoor events. The machines were tested on a crowd of volunteers in Tokyo on Friday, but the system clearly needs a bit of work.
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Keep your beverages cold for up to five days with a Sportneer Portable Cooler

High-performance coolers come in handy all year. From tailgates to beach parties, hunting and fishing trips, van camping, and even backyard barbeques, a quality cooler won't disappoint. Sportneer's eponymous Sportneer Portable 25-quart cooler claims a place with high-end recreational coolers from Yeti and Otterbox.
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This portable power station has 6 AC outlets and can charge a Tesla

The EcoFlow Delta is a portable power station that features six AC outlets, six USB ports, and a 12-volt port to go along with its 1800-watt output. The Delta can recharge up to 13 devices at once. The massive battery pack can even charge an electric vehicle such as a Tesla.
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Gocycle’s new GXi electric bike can fold away in a mere 10 seconds

Gocycle's new GXi electric bike features a clean, sturdy design and can be folded into a compact package in just 10 seconds. Designed by a guy who used to work at supercar maker McLaren, the two-wheeler will be officially unveiled this week though won't go on sale until next year.
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Lime’s latest feature may see more scooter riders traveling in groups

Lime is launching a new app feature that lets one rider unlock up to five scooters for friends, family, or co-workers. It's aimed at greater convenience and also to discourage tandem riders. The feature has been offered in Europe and Latin America for the last few months, and is coming to select U.S. cities soon.
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Polar’s Ignite fitness watch puts a fire into workouts, sparks your recovery

Polar puts a fire into your workouts and ramps up your recovery with its new Ignite fitness watch. Designed for athletes and fitness enthusiasts, Polar's latest smartwatch offers advanced sleep metrics, personalized training plans, and relaxation tips to help you reach your fitness goals.
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The North Face’s groundbreaking new Futurelight gear arrives October 1

The North Face's line of new products featuring the company's groundbreaking new fabric Futurelight will begin hitting stores on October 1. The material is said to offer unprecedented performance in terms of breathability and protection from the elements, and will be used in Summit, Steep and Flight products.
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Underwater drone now includes a zoom lens and better image stabilization

Fancy exploring the world beneath the waves without getting wet? A year on from its original launch, Youcan Robot's underwater drone now includes a zoom lens and improved image stabilization. The setup lets you control the camera-equipped device from up to 500 meters away, with a real-time feed sent to your smartphone.
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The G-Shock Mudmaster may be smaller and lighter, but it’s as extreme as ever

Casio has made its previously imposing G-Shock Mudmaster slimmer, lighter, and altogether more wearable using a new carbon fiber monocoque design, while adding Bluetooth connectivity for activity tracking for good measure. The result is more wearable and more appealing to more people.
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Hurricane Dorian risks turning dockless scooters into dangerous projectiles

With Hurricane Dorian barreling toward Florida, operators of rentable electric scooters and bikes in Miami are temporarily removing the vehicles from the streets to prevent them from turning into dangerous projectiles. The hurricane is expected to make landfall on Monday, September 2, 2019.
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This GoPro Hero 7 Black battery bundle on Amazon saves you nearly $100

The GoPro Hero 7 Black is currently on sale on Amazon for as low as $324 through third-party sellers, the cheapest we've seen it so far. But surfing around we found a bundle that starts you off with all the basics for $15 more, which is an outstanding deal.
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Garmin’s Fenix 6 GPS watches harness solar power for long-lasting adventures

Garmin ups the ante in the adventure watch market by adding solar charging, ski maps and more to its lineup of Fenix outdoor adventure watches. The new Fenix 6 series is available in a size, feature set, and price point that's attractive to everyone from the casual hiker to the serious mountaineer.
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REI drops early Labor Day deals on these Marmot Limelight tents for 25% off

REI gives 25% off the Marmot Limelight Tents with Footprint. Obtainable in three different sizes, you can get the two-person model for only $187 from its original price of $249, the three-person variant now costs $224 instead of $299, and the four-person design is now available for only $284 from $379.
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Specialized used 3D-printing and liquid polymer to make a better bike seat

Specialized has developed a method for designing and creating bike seats using 3D printing and liquid polymers that it calls Mirror Technology. This approach allows infinite tuning of the saddle to improve comfort, stability, and safety on a level that traditional padding can't come close to replicating in any way.
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REI cuts a huge $100 off this Big Agnes 6-person tent for its Labor Day sale

Whether your campground is your backyard or the backcountry, there is a camping tent that can accommodate the whole family. To celebrate Labor Day, REI is giving 25% discount on the Big Agnes Big House six-person deluxe tent. You can get it for now only $300 instead of $400, and save as much as $100.
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The best tailgating accessories for 2019

The 2019 football season is here! The best tailgating accessories and appliances range from grills and speakers to portable games. Be prepared for tailgating this football season with these gadgets -- and impress your friends with solutions to the oldest tailgate problems in the book.
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REI, Amazon, and Walmart drop prices for electric bikes for Labor Day

Electric bikes serve many purposes including exercise, cruising, commuting, trail riding, and even basic transportation in villages and cities. Spiking interest in ebikes and competition between the many brands means great deals. REI, Amazon, and Walmart all have attractive Labor Day ebike deals.
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REI drops a huge 25% discount on the Big Agnes Manzanares HV SL MtnGLO tents

Big Agnes made our picks for the best tent for small groups and best two-person backpacking tent. If you want to experience the same quality build at a fraction of the cost, check out REI's sale on the Manzanares HV SL MtnGLO series. All versions are getting 25% off their price.
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REI drops a $160 price cut on the Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 Tent

Camping with family is fun, but it can turn into a nightmare if you’re not geared up with the right tent. You wouldn’t want to get cramped in a tent that’s too small or get soaked as water seeps through, would you? An excellent option is the Big Agnes Flying Diamond 8 Tent, and it’s currently discounted on Rei.
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Amazon hacks the price of the MSR Hubba Hubba NX backpacking tent to just $330

MSR has a reputation for making some of the best backcountry gear in the industry, and its lineup of tents is no exception. In fact, we named the MSR Hubba Hubba NX as the best all-around camping tent on the market today. Amazon has the DuraShield Coating variant on sale right now, cutting its price to just $330.
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You could soon see electric scooters driving themselves to charging stations

It might not be too long before electric scooters used by companies like Bird and Lime begin driving themselves to charging stations, rather than having to be collected by a team of people at the end of the day. Segway-Ninebot plans to start road testing the scooter in September 2019.
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The GoPro Hero 7 Silver is at its cheapest price ever on Amazon

If the price tag of the GoPro Hero 7 Black gives you a bit of heartburn, but you still want a quality GoPro action camera, the Hero 7 Silver is a great alternative. You get many of the Black's features for a fraction of the price, and it's 24% off at Amazon right now.
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Wreckage, reefs, and robots: The high-tech quest to find Amelia Earhart’s plane

Over 80 years ago, aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared while trying to fly around the world. Now a cutting edge expedition is trying to find out what happened to her -- and it's calling in an impressive autonomous water-based robot to help find some answers. Here's how.