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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.


The hubless, carbon-fiber Cyclotron bike looks straight out of ‘Tron’

Futuristic carbon fiber bike features hubless wheels that light up in the dark, just like the Light Cycles in Tron.
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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 Marcus Weller.
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Micro Wind Turbine is light, efficient, and can charge 24/7

Nils Ferber has developed the Micro Wind Turbine, which came out of his personal experience of running out of battery during longer treks.
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Never be lost in the dark with the Showers Pass MapReflect jackets

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

Traeger officially launched its Wi-Fi--enabled Timberline grill, featuring the snappily named WiFire technology.
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Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 studless snow tire: Our First Take

Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 is an exceptional tire for handing snow and ice that proves that the Finnish company is atop the winter tire industry.
G-Form Armor: Our first take

G-Form Armor for Snow Sports: Our first take

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We have the gear you need to put the 'win' in winter cycling

What happens when the temp dips during the winter months and you have to ride your bike? Simple -- you just need to have the right gear.
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Priority Continuum bicycle: Our first take

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Under Armour Athlete Recover Sleepwear: Our first take

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Coros Linx smart cycling helmet: Our first take

The Coros Linx smart cycling helmet was a Kickstarter success story of 2016. At CES 2017, it is showing off the cyclist safety product.
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New Balance RunIQ smartwatch: Our first take

New Balance has created RunIQ, a smartwatch for runners, by runners. RunIQ was designed with features runners need most.
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Watch us blend smoothies with the Yeti Lithium power station at CES 2017

In a video shot on the CES show floor, we get a look at the Goal Zero Yeti power station, and watch it power a blender to make a smoothie.
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The Smart Moto Airbag Vest gives motorcyclists a fighting chance in crashes

A handful of gear manufacturers already produce suits and jackets with airbag technology, but In&motion wants to make such technology more accessible.
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Want to wear a brake light on your head? Cosmo Connected is your answer

The Cosmo is an extra visible brake light made of 12 LEDs that attaches to the back of any existing motorcycle helmet via a magnet.
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Best Products of 2016: Outdoors

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Columbia’s Star Wars jackets let us dress like the rebel scum we are

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Get a free ride to the great outdoors this Black Friday, thanks to REI and Skedaddle

REI and Skedaddle want you to “#OptOutside” on November 25 – aka Black Friday – and are offering free bus rides to the great outdoors.
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Earth-friendly beer from Patagonia and Hopworks is perfect for nature lovers

Long Root Ale, a beer from Patagonia and Hopworks, uses Kernza, a super grain that's not only sustainable but better for the environment than annual grains.
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How Arc’teryx uses tech from vacuum cleaners to save your life in an avalanche

The Arc’teryx Voltair avalanche airbag uses an electric blower system that's the result of designers playing with RC helicopters and vacuum cleaners.
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Suit up like a NASA astronaut with a ski jacket insulated by aerogel

Originally available only via Kickstarter and Indiegogo, Oros's Orion line, composed of a jacket, snow pants, gloves, and beanie, can now be ordered online.
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Chat with your cycling buddies, take video, and hear audio with the Sena Smart Cycling Helmet

The Smart Cycling Helmet from Sena integrates Bluetooth communications system and QHD camera, making it an all-in-one high-tech cycling helmet.
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Whill’s 4WD Model M makes campgrounds and parks wheelchair-accessible

Thanks to a 4WD system, Whill's Model M wheelchair can move on uneven terrain and even on low-traction surfaces, such as light snow.
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Estream is a personal hydroelectric generator for charging your gadgets

Enomad has revealed a hydropower device called the Estream that will convert running water into electricity that can charge your phone and other USB devices
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Indian Motorcycle adds infotainment system to 2017 Chieftain, Roadmaster

Indian's 2017 Chieftain and Roadmaster come standard with Ride Command, which integrates navigation, premium audio, Bluetooth connectivity, and data.
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Nike Wing precision sunglasses are lightweight and priced at a hefty $1,200

At an eye-watering $1,200, the Nike Wing is what you’ll see worn by select athletes at the Olympic games in Rio.
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Go commando with Kydra Flex Shorts for the urban athlete

Kydra aims to beat the big names at developing a pair of shorts that incorporate characteristics of running tights while adding plenty of pockets.
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Onak is a canoe that you can fold up like a suitcase

Ever folded a paper boat and wished that you could jump in and paddle away? Onak, the origami foldable canoe, could be the answer to your wishes.
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'Who brought s'mores?' Plan your next camping adventure with Moonlight

The Moonlight app aims to simplify the planning process for your outdoor adventure by helping you figure out what to pack, what to eat and what to do.
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Bixpy Jet is your personal water propulsion system

The Bixpy Jet is a personal water propulsion device that will do the locomotion in the ocean up to 7 mph for 15 miles on your SUP, kayak or in your hands.
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Honda teases 2017 CBR250RR, but can it match the original?

Honda is bringing back the CBR250RR sport bike after 20 years since it ceased production on the original. But will it be anywhere as good?
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Oakley Prizm MX goggles give motocross riders enhanced view of the dirt

Originally available just for snowy conditions, Oakley now has Prizm MX lenses to give motocross and dirt bike riders a better view of the dirt.
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Nike’s futuristic LunarEpic Flyknit running shoe gets a low-cut makeover

Nike's LunarEpic Flyknit may have been "the future of running," but not everyone was enamored with its high cut. Thankfully, now there's a new Low version.