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Heavy water doesn’t bother hydrofoil surfboard innovator Kai Lenny

Ahead of Red Bull's Heavy Water stand-up paddleboard event, surfer Kai Lenny talked about why it's the "gnarliest" race and how he prepares.
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Pick the best fantasy football app and win your league this season

Looking for an advantage when managing your fantasy team? Check out these five and choose which is the best fantasy football app for you.
Fitbit Ionic Review

Fitbit Ionic review

Fitbit just entered the smartwatch industry. Our Fitbit Ionic review puts it through its paces to see if it's worth a $300 investment.
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How Vicis developed Zero1, the high-tech helmet that could save the NFL

Vicis hopes to drastically reduce concussions in football with its helmet, the Zero1. We went behind the scenes to see innovation in action.
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Nest debuts a cheaper version of its flagship thermostat – the Nest Thermostat E

Alphabet smart home company Nest has released a cheaper version of its flagship smart thermostat called the Nest Thermostat E
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Best Trekking Gear: 2017 Digital Trends Outdoor Awards

Hitting the trail without the right equipment is a drag, so for the Digital Trends Outdoor Awards, we crowned our best trekking gear.
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Best Gear for Unwinding: 2017 Digital Trends Outdoor Awards

Unwinding at the end of a long day is a necessity while camping. For the Digital Trends Outdoor Awards, we searched for the best way to do it.
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Best Recreation Gear: 2017 Digital Trends Outdoor Awards

Recreation and summer go hand-in-hand and for our first annual Digital Trends Outdoor Awards, we crown our choice for best recreation gear.
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Best Sleeping Gear: 2017 Digital Trends Outdoor Awards

A proper tent and sleeping bag comprise the foundation of any camping trip so for our Outdoor Awards, we crown the best sleeping gear.
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Best Cooking Gear: 2017 Digital Trends Outdoor Awards

Proper cooking gear is vital to any camping trip and for the Digital Trends Outdoor Awards, our best cooking gear is the definition of essential.
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Most Innovative Gear: 2017 Digital Trends Outdoor Awards

For the Digital Trends Outdoor Awards, we searched for true outdoor innovation geared toward making time spent outside more enjoyable.

Hydra-Light is a groundbreaking technology that uses water to create electricity

Requiring a simple 10-second dunk in water to generate electricity, the Hydra-Light flashlight is an incredibly innovative new technology.
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We hit the Coffee Brew Pipe and left Outdoor Retailer impressed and caffeinated

Capable of whipping up a strong shot of coffee in just three minutes, the Coffee Brew Pipe (or Bripe) is an inventive new way to brew coffee.
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The Curvilux smart nightstand answers calls, charges phones, and plays tunes

From a group of Latin American entrepreneurs, the Curvilux smart nightstand touts Bluetooth capabilities and stereo support, and wakes you up with LEDs.

The BrewArt system is now available on Kickstarter for just under $1,200

Eight years in the making, the BrewArt is a project from two Australian entrepreneurs that hopes to revolutionize on-demand brewing.
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Sweating it out in Mexico with Columbia’s latest sun-defying Omni-Shade tech

To get a first look of Columbia's upcoming Omni-Shade Sun Deflector collection, we joined the brand in Mexico to field test the new gear.
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The customizable Cero One electric bike hauls cargo and passengers with ease

Capable of hauling all types of cargo, the Cero One electric bike is the pedal-assisted daily commuter that's as versatile as it is fun.
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Rev your bikes: Sea Otter Classic hosts second annual electric mountain bike race

For the second year in a row, the Sea Otter Classic hosted an electric mountain bike race which fielded more than 70 different racers.
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How to keep up with 24 hours of Le Mans online

The annual 24 Hours of Le Mans is the biggest racing event of all time. Check out our thorough walkthrough detailing how to keep up with the race online.
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New pedal-assisted ebike from Specialized lets you work up a sweat or ease your commute

The latest Turbo-outfitted electric bike from Specialized, dubbed the Vado, makes commuting a breeze and, if you can believe it, a blast.
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We jumped feet first (and sockless) into Giesswein’s versatile Merino Runners

Constructed entirely of Merino wool (save the footbeds), Giesswein's Merino Runners are a comfortable and versatile pair of athletic shoes.
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Catch the race for the green jacket with our guide to streaming the 2015 Masters online

Don't miss a single putt, birdie, or hole-in-one with our quick-hit guide on how to stream the 79th edition of golf's Masters tournament online.
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Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch review

Capable of counting steps and calories with ease, Fitbit's Blaze activity tracker is among the best fitness bands on the market.
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3 WebVisions speakers that got our minds spinning

With 14 presenters on tap for this year's WebVisions event, those in attendance learned about everything from tech's role in activism to Bluetooth beacons.
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Will vertical farming continue to grow, or has it hit the greenhouse ceiling?

As the world's population continues to balloon, the growing need for an advanced form of food production is needed now more than ever.
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Bureo turns recycled fishnets into skateboards to help clean the ocean

With a recycling program set up in Chile, Bureo helps clean up the ocean one fishnet at a time, turning these nets into skateboards.
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A modern-day Noah’s Ark? The Tsunamiball may help people survive natural disasters

In the wake of the 2011 tsunami that rocked Japan, designer Chris Robinson decided to begin work on a safety capsule called the Tsunamiball.
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Flexible football helmet absorbs hits like a car bumper, could put an end to concussions

To help combat the rising issue of concussions, the Seattle-based company Vicis recently unveiled its innovative, flexible football helmet called the Zero1.
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Surfer uses custom hydrofoil surfboard to cross Hawaii’s most dangerous waters

Big wave surfer Kai Lenny traversed Hawaii's treacherous Alenuihaha channel, traveling 50 miles on nothing but his hydrofoil surfboard.
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Who needs concrete? Short film shows skateboarders riding on frozen sand and ice

A group of skateboarders decided to ditch concrete in favor of a more frigid setting, taking to the frozen sand and ice of Norway.
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Drinks on the go: This Airstream trailer houses a full bar, and you can rent it

A company in the United Kingdom took the popular Land Yacht Airstream trailer and converted it into an uber-modern, portable bar.
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Patagonia unveils design 45 years in the making — its first down sleeping bag series

After spending 45 years designing and manufacturing high-quality outdoor gear, Patagonia now offers state-of-the-art down sleeping bags.
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Mirror-covered, home-shaped art installation reflects its desert environment

Decked top-to-bottom in mirrors, the Mirage art installation in California is the latest architectural achievement from artist Doug Aitken.
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Elon Musk promises to solve south Australia’s energy crisis in 100 days

To help solve South Australia's growing energy issues, Elon Musk says he'd completely fix the problem in 100 days or the service is free.