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Fat Bad is first folding electric bicycle with fat tires

Fat Bad is first folding electric bicycle with fat tires

Folding bikes are generally designed to be as small as possible -- after all, one typically does not buy a folding bike if portability and space conservation aren't two big concerns. That's why you're not likely to see a folding bike with big wheels, and if you do it'll be the ordinary manual kind. Bad Bike in Italy has decided to change this, and has introduced its Fat Bad as the first claimed folding model that is both electric and in possession of two fat tires.

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Wonky Pigeon lets gamers ‘destroy city with poo’

Wonky Pigeon lets gamers ‘destroy city with poo’

Getting tired of playing games as a goat, but don’t find ordinary human characters interesting enough? Late last week a new game launched on Steam called Wonky Pigeon, and in it you play as a pigeon who, apparently, is able to channel his dark side (as if pigeons possess anything more). The gamer is tasked with flying above a city and, it appears, a farm of some sort and identifying targets -- that is, people who are going about their own business until, out of nowhere, the pigeon unleashes its most foul weapon.

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Researcher: a penny will buy about 3 hours’ worth of thoughts

Researcher: a penny will buy about 3 hours’ worth of thoughts

The term a penny for your thoughts inspired a researcher to look into what duration of thoughts could actually be purchased with a penny. Quantifying something like this isn't exactly easy, so the researcher decided to base the calculations on energy costs in the United Kingdom, looking at how much energy the human brain uses and how much thinking can be done on a penny's worth of electricity. As it turns out, it doesn't cost much at all to power your epiphanies.

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Vinylify lets you make your own custom vinyl record

Vinylify lets you make your own custom vinyl record

Your vinyl collection is only as robust as the options available to you. As the medium makes its comeback, we've seen different tools and services surface promising to produce a vinyl record on your behalf -- maybe something you plan to pass out at your band's upcoming gig, or something that will round out your personal collection. Vinylify is one of the newest services among them, and has managed to catch quite a bit of attention.

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Three things to know about the Acer Aspire E15

Three things to know about the Acer Aspire E15

Acer recently launched its new Aspire E15, a laptop loaded with Windows 10 and featuring a moderate price tag at $799.99 USD. The laptop is targeted at multi-purpose users -- those who do some work, some play, surf the web and watch some videos. It could serve as a business laptop for a worker or an everyday laptop for a student. We recently wrote up a full review of the laptop, and you should check it out for all the small details. To get you started, though, we're back with three key highlights about the new notebook.

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Comcast ‘Watchable’ video service tipped to rival YouTube

Comcast ‘Watchable’ video service tipped to rival YouTube

Comcast is working on a video service called 'Watchable' that will rival YouTube and other video platforms, say sources. It is possible the name of the service could change before it is officially launched, but the sources indicate that is only a slight possibility. Comcast has reportedly been courting big-name publishers, and will launch the service with content spanning topics from sports to comedy, and more. The service is said to launch in "the coming weeks," though a specific timeframe was not provided.

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2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupe is longer, arrives in December

2017 Mercedes C-Class Coupe is longer, arrives in December

Today Mercedes-Benz introduced the 2017 C-Class Coupe, calling its design “vivid” and “sensual”. Mercedes brags the model brings with it a mixture of both modern luxury and “agile sportiness”, and that it is 60 millimeters longer from front axle to firewall than the previous version. In addition, the model’s suspension sits 15 millimeters lower than the Saloon, and is joined by 17 inch wheels for what the auto maker says is an overall “sporty proposition."

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Ruling ushers in age of reason: downloaders fined cost of movie

Ruling ushers in age of reason: downloaders fined cost of movie

Get caught downloading a movie illegally and you might be sent a nastygram demanding a very large sum of money from the studio behind the film. Movie studios allege damages and all sorts of other nonsense to extort large sums of money from someone who has pirated a movie -- figures that greatly eclipse the actual cost of the film. A new legal case in Australia may set the precedent that changes that, however. It seems the pirates will simply pay the amount they'd have spent to buy the movie: $12.98.

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Mars One project inspires clothing line, is still ill-fated

Mars One project inspires clothing line, is still ill-fated

Mars One inspired a lot of people when it first entered the public eye. Thousands of applicants volunteered for a one-way trip to Mars. Almost immediately, though, critics began pointing out big problems with the proposed plan, and soon after the applicants themselves began raising issues. The dream is still alive despite this, and the company is still pushing on, still insisting that its plan is possible. Spawning from the project is an upcoming line of clothing that will be revealed at the upcoming Spring/Summer 2016 fashion show.

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Nerf’s new ‘Rival’ tactical guns are for grown ups, fire at 70MPH

Nerf’s new ‘Rival’ tactical guns are for grown ups, fire at 70MPH

Nerf guns are fun for a moment or two, but the combination of endless dart hunting and lackluster shooting speed/accuracy wears thin quickly. As such, the play rifles have largely been relegated to the realm of children, but that'll be ending with the maker's new 'Rival' lineup of tactical guns for competitive play. Nerf has been silently working on these new tactical arms for more than four years, and this week graced us all with a behind-the-scenes look at what went into making them. Pre-orders are live, but you're probably too late: most of them are sold out already.

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Review: Acer Aspire E15 Windows 10 laptop

Review: Acer Aspire E15 Windows 10 laptop

Acer has new laptops running Windows 10 in the pipeline, and we've gotten our hands on one of the first models among them: the Acer Aspire E15 laptop running Windows 10. This is part of Acer's E Series Windows 10 notebooks, and arrives at the same time as the maker's new Acer Liquid M220 smartphone. Both the new laptop and the smartphone sport the same design stylings; brand fans will find the two together complement each other well. How does the laptop hold up in everyday life, though? Read our full SlashGear Review to find out!

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Buddy smart dog collar includes geo-tracking, stylish LED glow

Buddy smart dog collar includes geo-tracking, stylish LED glow

Chipping your pets is important if they spend any time outdoors, but that itself doesn't guarantee that you'll be reunited with your beloved pet if they get lost. That's where collars equipped with GPS come in, but most products with this functionality are cumbersome and ugly, and pets don't enjoy wearing them. That's what makes the Buddy smart dog collar so interesting -- it includes a host of connected features, but pairs them with a relatively slim, stylish design including an accent glow.

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