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Freerider Skatecycle Brings More Freedom To Skating

A new name in skating/snakeboarding, the Freerider Skatecycle provides a unique form factor for freedom, speed and big air.

Beat Summer Heat With 'Misty Shower', A Portable Shower In A Bottle

"Misty Shower" is a portable, hand-powered, extra-fine water mister that helps keep you cool when summer lays down the heat.

Training Wheels For Paddleboarding: Probably Useful, Definitely Geeky

If you can't make the cut on a stand-up paddleboard, a new set of SUP training wheels may be just the ticket to improving your performance.

Bike-Powered Washing Machine Can Travel With You

What if every afternoon, after dinner, you could take a nice leisurely bike ride around your neighborhood and when you arrived back home your laundry was clean and inside a washing machine attached to the side of your bike? Crazy right? No! Someone invented a bike-powered washing machine that travels.

Halo Bike Lock Sends You A Text When Someone Is Stealing Your Bike

This bike lock does a whole lot more than sit and look intimidating to criminals. It lets you know if and when your bike is being stolen, unleashing a much more intimidating form of security: you and your trusty Louisville Slugger.

Julbo Looping Sunglasses Are Always Right Side Up

Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses are all important for shielding delicate skin and eyes.  Small children may not love to wear this stuff, but they will be a lot happier in the long run for doing so.  Little sunglasses can be particularly difficult for young kids to master.  The people at Julbo have created a solution to the big infant/toddler sunglasses issues.

Bamboo Bicycles By Organic Bikes

One of the most interesting bikes on the road is also one of the world's greenest. Using a mixture of bamboo main tubes and recycled alloy components, Organic Bikes lives up to its name.

Iron Maiden Bench? Excellent!... Unless You're Short On Cash

This prickly park bench by design student Fabian Brunsing is a real pain in the butt... unless you pay first.

Hotel Of Trash Built With 12,000 Tons Of Garbage - Outside The Vatican

If you were imagining what the Pope was doing on June 5, 2010, he might have passed by, or seen from one of his many Vatican windows, the world's first hotel made entirely of garbage - 12 tons of it, picked up from European beaches in just a few days.  It was the Save The Beach Hotel designed by German artist HA Schult and it was built to emphasize World Environment Day.

 

 

Equine Dehydration: It's Not Just About Leading Your Horse To Water

Exercising, even moderately, in mid-day summer heat, you are at risk for dehydration and, possibly, heat stroke.  But your horse is 3 to 10 times more likely to succumb to heat stress than you are.  Here's what you need to know to let your horse keep his cool....

Warped Bike Locks Itself

A possible bike of the future, this interesting bike wraps itself into locking position and helps put a dent in bike theft.

Way Too Much Tech For Sunglasses: GK Vessa Camo

GK Vessa creators of innovated sunglasses have come out with the ultimate sportsman's glasses, combining features that no good hunter or fisher should leave home without.

Beer Bands: Not Quite Like Beer Goggles, But Still Fun

With summer comes summer parties and with summer parties comes beer...and coolers...and ciders.  Summer parties can be a great time, but in the midst of all the revelry sometimes drinks get mixed up or tossed out. Now there is a fun new way to help prevent this misfortune.  Beer Bands by Fred and Friends are colorful, stretchy rings made to fit around your beverage bottle or can.

980 TATOU: Shoes For Parkour

One designer has come up with a pretty sweet pair of parkour shoes that could push the sport to the next level.

Aided By Social Media Accomplices, The Barefoot Bandit Bamboozles Authorities [UPDATE]

With accounts on Twitter, a tribute song on YouTube and racking up 50,000 fans generated by three Facebook accounts, 19 year-old Colton Harris-Moore has been on the run since escaping from his fourth juvenile detention center in the Spring of 2008.  Everybody loves a bad boy and social networks are rooting for this modern-day 'rebel without a cause' as he flees from one cat-burglary to the next.