Bicycle

Samsung’s Smart Bike concept is beautiful

Samsung’s Smart Bike concept is beautiful

While other OEMs are taking their connected ambitions to the street via automobiles, Samsung is going a different route. Rather than get involved in the traffic jam that is connected cars, Samsung has created a smart bike that aims to keep you safe and sound. And like any good connected anything does, it tracks your data via your smartphone.

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Vanhawks Valour: first connected bicycle

Vanhawks Valour: first connected bicycle

One of modern humankind's most classic methods of getting around, the bicycle, has gotten a 21st century makeover with the introduction of the Vanhawks Valour. The Valour is hailed as the first connected fiber carbon bicycle, and with it comes various integrated functions.

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Hammerhead LED bike navigator up for pre-order

Hammerhead LED bike navigator up for pre-order

The Hammerhead LED-based navigator for bicyclists, which was funded through a crowdfunding campaign late last year, is available for pre-order from the company's website. With the device comes the ability to navigate by bike without the hassle (and safety issue) of pulling out a smartphone or GPS unit.

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Shimano CM-1000 Sports Camera brings 16MP sensor and 1080p video

Shimano CM-1000 Sports Camera brings 16MP sensor and 1080p video

Shimano has rolled out a new entrant for the action camera market, the CM-1000 Sports Camera. This tiny camera is akin to the GoPro and Sony's Action Cam, and though aimed at cyclists in particular it has enough features to meet a variety of rugged and sporty needs, among them being a durable case and 1080p video recording.

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MIT’s Copenhagen Wheel makes bicycles electric, goes up for pre-order

MIT’s Copenhagen Wheel makes bicycles electric, goes up for pre-order

A near handful of years ago, some students from MIT revealed a bicycle attachment that converts a bike into a hybrid with electric rear-wheel power, something that is now known as the Copenhagen Wheel. The idea behind the contraption is simple -- it attaches to the rear wheel of a bicycle and utilizes one's own biking efforts to provide assistance on tough terrain.

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LOCK8 Internet connected smart bike lock debuts

LOCK8 Internet connected smart bike lock debuts

Bike theft is a big problem in cities and countries all around the world. In many parts of the world bicycles are the primary means of transportation for lots of the public. A company called LOCK8 has unveiled what it claims to be the first ever alarm protected, trackable, smart bicycle lock.

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HP Velotechnik e-trike goes further with new dual battery system

HP Velotechnik e-trike goes further with new dual battery system

A German company known for making three wheel electric trikes called HP Velotechnik has announced a new battery option for some of its offerings. The new dual-battery option will be available for the company's entire line of electric tricycles starting next month. The dual batteries means the trike will be able to go twice as far per charge.

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FlyKly smart bicycle wheel made for fixies, works with iOS, Android, and Pebble

FlyKly smart bicycle wheel made for fixies, works with iOS, Android, and Pebble

If you were thinking that you'd never jump aboard a smart bike - or an electric bicycle for that matter - because you were a hardcore fixed-gear enthusiast for life, think again. The folks behind FlyKly have introduced a an entire electric/smart bike setup in a single rear wheel. Now bicyclists will be able to toss a wheel on their favorite bike and electrify it - so to speak - straight away.

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ELF rides the line between car and bicycle for green future

ELF rides the line between car and bicycle for green future

The company known as Organic Transit has made an effort this year to show off a vehicle known as ELF, letting it be seen for the first time at the international technology trade fair known as CeBIT. This machine is made to fill a previously un-touched niche between car and bicycle, made to work with users hoping to make their short commutes as easy as possible.

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The world’s greenest supercar is actually a big bicycle

The world’s greenest supercar is actually a big bicycle

If you see this thing rolling down the road, you might mistake it for Ferrari thanks to the bright red paint and styling reminiscent of the Ferrari 458 Italia. A closer inspection would tip you off that the Fahrradi Faralla FFX isn't a car at all. The FFX is actually a thin plastic shell on a lightweight metal frame powered by pedals.

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Zagster bike sharing service wants to be an amenity

Zagster bike sharing service wants to be an amenity

There are services around the country that let people share cars or rent cars on the fly such as Zipcar. In some highly populated areas with lots of traffic a car is often far from the most efficient way to get where you're going. People that need to travel a longer distance often prefer to use a bicycle over walking. This is where new startup called Zagster comes in.

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Bicycle concept changes gears using the power of your mind

Bicycle concept changes gears using the power of your mind

I've seen several things over the years that claim to use the power of your mind to do things. For instance, OCZ once had a headband that allowed you to control a mouse cursor on your screen using your mind. I've also seen devices that let you control aspects of your smartphone using your mind and they work to some extent. A new bicycle concept has surfaced from Toyota and Parlee Cycles that also has input from a company called DeepLocal.

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