Marcus Yam

Marcus Yam

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Marcus entered tech media in the late '90s and fondly remembers a time when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with ultimate street cred. These days, he prefers working on his tan outdoors, either on two wheels or with a frosty brew in hand. Hailing from the Great White North, Marcus now calls the Pacific Northwest home.

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From foam snowshoes to 3D-printed insoles, the best gear from Outdoor Retailer 2017

The Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City showcased some amazing advances in outdoor gear, from synthetic insulation that mimics the best of down, to lightweight foam snowshoes. These are the best of the best.

The Skully AR-1 smart motorcycle helmet is dead, but could still rise from beyond the grave

Hardware startup Skully has abruptly closed it doors this week after the San Francisco hardware startup ousted its founder and CEO. But there's still a glimmer of hope for pre-orders should the company find capital beyond the grave.

Micro Wind Turbine is light, efficient, and can charge 24/7

For times when portable battery pack and solar charger won’t do, the power of the wind could be the way to charge your smartphone. Design student Nils Ferber has developed the Micro Wind Turbine, which can generate five watts in an 11 mph…

Never be lost in the dark with the Showers Pass MapReflect jackets

Showers Pass has a couple new jackets for 2017 that features what it calls MapReflect fabric, which takes the pattern of 11 international cities known for cycling and lays out the roads in retroreflective material.

Traeger Timberline lets you keep grilling while you’re on your couch chilling

The new Timberline grill from Traeger is Wi-Fi-enabled, which means that your smart home technology can now be expanded outside the house onto your backyard patio or your deck.

The best snow tire that you’ve never heard of: Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 is an exceptional tire for handing snow and ice that proves the Finnish company is atop the winter tire industry.