Outdoors

Razor “A” Kick Scooter Slices Into The Christmas Season

Kids don’t really like walking, but it’s a bad idea to let a ten year old behind the wheel. Even bikes are phasing out of popularity, but Scooter company Razor has come up with a fun and portable way for kids to get from point A to point B. 

The IKEA Bike

Unfortunately not a model that you'll be seeing in IKEA's catalog, the IKEA bike was a mass gift that the Swedish home decor company recently bestowed upon staff members as a holiday present.

Picture This – Electronic Photo Recognition Anywhere On The Globe May Help To Save Lives

Computer games have long be heralded as having a potentially deadly effect on American culture, stupefying children and rotting their brains with mindless repetitiveness. Now, the Northeastern University is using GPUs – Graphics Processing Units – to help save the world.

Mobile Social Media Competes With Facebook For Photo-Snappin' Check-in Crowd

With a user base of less than 1 percent of Facebook, Foursquare hasn't really seemed like much of a competitor for the monolithic social network that is currently scaling past a half billion followers. However, in just surpassing 5 million users, the location-based social network has increased its base by ten-fold in just 9 months. Why? Because mobility is now a major factor in how folks want to access their social networks.

10 Great Gifts To Get Your Kids Out Of The House This Winter

Don't let your kids drive you mad this winter. Get them the most uber-awesomist outdoor gift ever and keep them far, far away from your inner sanctum.

650-Degree, Electric Grill Makes A Great Gift For Any Meat-Lovin' Man (Or Lady)

Don't just cook your steak--char it, sear in the flavor and devour it like the wild carnivore you are. This Hammacher grill combines convenience and power into a sleek, enviable package.

Child's Risk Of Autism Doubles With Proximity To Freeways

The incidence of autism increased by 57 percent between 2002 and 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Several recent studies have shown that environmental pollution is tied to that increase.  The newest one, to be published in Environmental Health Perspectives, reports that mothers living close to highly trafficked freeways are twice as likely to give birth to autistic babies than mothers who do not.

 

Off-Road-Ready And Sexy? Teva Makes High Heels

Tired of being forced to abandon your sex appeal with functional but unfashionable brown leather hiking boots? Here's something that's sure to pitch a tent or two before you're even back at the campsite.

Cyclists: Cover Your Ass. Literally.

You protect your head, hands and body while cycling, why not your ass?

7 Wild, Multifunctional Bikes

Bicycles are usually pretty straightforward. They get you from point a. to point b. with two wheels, a pair of pedals, a few gears and a chain.

Not these bikes. These bikes each feature at least one totally different function that sets them apart from every other 10-speed, commuter and mountain bike. 


iPad-Compatible Clothing For Carrying Social Media On Your Person (Just In Time For The Holidays)

As innovative as the iPad is, the one challenge that most owners are up against is how to transport their portable hand-held computers around. Sling bags, purses and backpacks are jerry-rigged solutions. When you're on the go with an urge to tweet or check your Facebook status quickly, the best access is reaching for the envied device from the inside pocket of a jacket or vest designed specifically for the purpose.

SkyKap Combines Golf and GPS

A golf cap with GPS built right into the visor, the SkyKap is a easy way to improve your game! Let one of your buddies buy drinks next time.

The Bond Bike In Action

The Bond Bike is one of the most extreme bikes of 2010 and one lucky rider actually got to take it for a spin through the snow drifts it was designed to master.

DIY Invention: Pedal Powered Snowplow

Kevin Blake's self-made, pedal-powered snowplow is both effective and environmentally friendly.  Taking some of the strain out of shoveling snow, the pedal-powered snowplow uses an old riding lawnmower, a plow V-blade, and old bicycle parts.  The apparatus is 100% free of emissions and composed of mostly reused items.

Lava Me Tender: Big Rack Rock Invades Japanese Beach!

A five foot wide anatomically correct lava bomb resting on the beach near the Japanese seaside town of Reihoku has got tourists lining up to ogle Mother Nature's bouncy bounty.