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Grinduro: The newest cycling discipline

I haven’t had much fun with drop bars in the past decade, because in that time, the progression of technology has made riding mountain bikes so much more fun. But in the last couple years, some of that technology has trickled over to road and cyclocross bikes. Hydraulic disc brakes and tubeless tires are among the most significant improvements that ... Read More »

Cervélo, Zipp, Shimano dominate Kona bike and gear count

Once again the big winner was Cervélo, which accounted for nearly twice as many bikes as second-place finisher Trek (522 to 275). Specialized (218), Felt (153) and Argon 18 (101) rounded out the top five in the bike count. The other truly dominant players are Zipp and Shimano, which ruled the wheel and drivetrain categories respectively. ENVE, Reynolds, Mavic and ... Read More »

First Look: Sidi Kaos Air Carbon and Level Carbon women’s shoes

Sidi is one of the biggest brands in cycling shoes and they have stood the test of time, despite an influx of new players to the market. Highlighted here are two all new models for 2016, the Kaos Air Carbon and the Level Carbon for women. Sidi Kaos Air Carbon The Kaos is a popular shoe in Sidi’s lineup with ... Read More »

Giant unveils new 2016 Trinity triathlon bike

With the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii as backdrop, Giant introduced its all-new Trinity triathlon bikes this week. The new range of composite triathlon bikes includes two series: Trinity Advanced Pro and Trinity Advanced. A fully UCI-legal time trial version of the new bike, the Trinity Advanced Pro TT, is also being introduced as a frameset for road racers. The ... Read More »

First Look: Vee Apache Chief tubeless-ready road tire

Once a little known overseas brand, Vee Tire is making serious waves in the U.S. with both road and MTB offerings. The updated Apache Chief that was launched at Interbike utilizes Synthesis technology, a specially woven (and highly visible) lightweight tissue located on the sidewall. The end result, claims Vee, is an all-around tubeless-ready tire that rolls well, is durable, ... Read More »

Marvel Future Fight 1.5.0 update notes with Chapter 9, 10

We can now bring you some official news on the upcoming Marvel Future Fight Agents of Shield update. We now know this will be the Future Fight 1.5.0 update and we have some early notes for you to enjoy, as we wait for the update to go live. If you haven’t heard, the update will be available on October 7. ... Read More »

Pepsi Will Release a Limited Edition Back to the Future Bottle, Pepsi Perfect

People who grew up watching Back to the Future: Part II are still waiting on hoverboards, flying cars, and those self-lacing shoes. But there is one product that fans of the film will soon be able to buy: Pepsi Perfect. Yes, in the second movie of the trilogy, Marty McFly travels to the futuristic far-off year 2015 — October 21, ... Read More »

Future of News: Seven insane ways tech will change news

The BBC, like many media organisations, is having a major head-scratching session about the whole future of news. As part of this exercise, I’ve been asked to write about the way technology could change the news business over the next decade. When I sat down to think about this, I realised that while there were bits of gadgetry that are ... Read More »

What Venture Capital and Art Have in Common

A unicorn appeared at a Silicon Valley event Wednesday night — in a screen print by the British artist Mark Wallinger. Unicorns of the tech type – startups with a valuation over $1 billion – also were discussed at a cocktail party on the top floor of the Epiphany Hotel in Palo Alto. There, William O’Reilly, of the art-auction house ... Read More »

MOVE Guides Raises $15.6 Million to Help Companies Relocate Employees

MOVE Guides Ltd., a London-based startup with San Francisco offices, has raised $15.6 million in a Series B round of funding for an enterprise app that promises to make mobility less costly for companies and easier for employees. The company helps employers arrange the shipping of household goods, sort out immigration and tax-related matters before an employee moves, and find ... Read More »