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4MC DIY leaning motorcycle [Video]

4MC DIY leaning motorcycle [Video]

If the Piaggio MP3 leaning-scooter has taken your fancy, but you'd prefer something with a bit more grunt, Nick Schotter should be your first port of call.  He's spent the past 20 years working on the 4MC (4-wheeled motorcycle concept), a bike capable of leaning 40-degrees to each side for super-speedy cornering.

Video demo of the trike after the cut

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Segway P.U.M.A. Project

Segway P.U.M.A. Project

Segway and GM have partnered to develop the P.U.M.A., a self-balancing individual vehicle in which the two riders have some degree of weather protection.  The Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility (P.U.M.A.) Project can travel up to 35mph, run 35 miles from one charge, and uses vehicle-to-vehicle communications to avoid collisions.

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Atek OnBoard Travel Keyboard for full-size QWERTY lovers

Atek OnBoard Travel Keyboard for full-size QWERTY lovers

We're always on the look out for sturdy travel keyboards, and Atek's bucks the trend by looking to have the same key size and apparently the same key travel as your desktop 'board.  The payoff with the OnBoard Travel Keyboard is the size: with no folding, rolling or twisting mechanisms, it's still pretty large.  Nonetheless, you get a neat slide-over cover, plus an inflatable wrist-rest.

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Mio Knight Rider GPS Review

Mio Knight Rider GPS Review

A GPS unit with classic 80s Knight Rider styling and the original voice of K.I.T.T. to give directions: Mio could've filled the box with rocks and still sold thousands to loyal fans of the TV series. Mio insist though that, behind the gimmicks, there's a solid PND (Personal Navigation Device); SlashGear strapped on a chest-wig, unbuttoned our shirts to the waist and released a hit record in Germany to find out.

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Jet-Pack Man crosses English Channel with self-made 120mph wing

Jet-Pack Man crosses English Channel with self-made 120mph wing

A Swiss pilot has become the first person to cross the English Channel using a jet-packYves Rossy - who goes by the name Fusion Man - leapt from a plane with four kerosene-burning jet turbines mounted on a wing on his back, twisting his head and back to change direction while moving at up to 120mph.  It took thirteen minutes to cross the 22 miles between the UK and France.

Video of the jet-pack attempt after the cut

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Blaupunkt TravelPilot 500 and 700 coming next month

Blaupunkt TravelPilot 500 and 700 coming next month

If you need a new GPS system or simply like to stay current with these things, two new Blaupunkt navigation systems are coming next month. The TravelPilot 500 and 700 will have interactive voice controls among other new features.

Both models will have Bluetooth and interactive voice controls, while just the 700 will have Internet access. One thing that sets these devices apart from others on the market is the real-time video navigation and traffic sign recognition. With a video camera on the back, these TravelPilot models take in live footage of the upcoming road. This is meant to make looking at the GPS map more safe because it is overlaid on an actual, real-time image of the road in front of you. It can also tell you if you're going over the speed limit.

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