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Samsung Gear S: Finally(?) A Smartwatch That Can Make Phone Calls

Yes, the rumours are true: Samsung just announced a smartwatch with a data connection. The Samsung Gear S can make phone calls. Because why the hell not?


BioLite KettleCharge: Charge Your iPad With Boiling Hot Water

BioLite’s line of twig-burning, gadget-powering stoves has already cemented the brand as every wilderness geek’s best friend. But now, the brilliant minds behind the CampStove are giving you off-grid power and potable water, both indoors and out. Say hello to the KettleCharge.


I Wore Part Of The US Army's Real-Life Iron Man Suit

The US Army is working on a real-life Iron Man suit, and the first prototypes are coming later this week. But yesterday I got a sneak preview of one of the many clever components. It’s not a rocket launcher or a bulletproof shield, but it does a very, very important job: Keeping Iron Man’s head up.


With A Kevlar-Lined Shirt, You're Not Completely Screwed In A Crash

We see a lot of motorcyclists riding around in regular street clothes, nothing but hopes and dreams protecting them from nasty road rash should things get tumbly. Well, maybe not all of them — hopefully, some will be wearing Crave’s kevlar-lined Axe shirt, which looks like a normal work shirt but probably won’t shred like toilet paper in an asphalt encounter.


Chase Jarvis Breaks Down His Most Essential Photo Gear For Any Job

“Essential” gear is a relative term. Each situation and budget has its own necessities. But this video of noted photog Chase Jarvis explaining his core kits is a solid breakdown of how to be ready for any situation.


Samsung Gear Fit Review: The SmartWatch Fitness Tracker

After releasing a critical dud last fall with its first major smartwatch release, the Galaxy Gear, Samsung surprised a lot of folks in the industry when it announced an attractive new entrant into the wearable computing category, the Gear Fit, just a few months later.


Supercut Of Heroes Getting Geared Up Will Make You Want To Kick Arse

Before confronting great adversity, your favourite film hero has to prepare him or herself mentally, physically, and with massive weaponry. That’s the delightfully simple premise of this supercut, which collects some of the best gearing up moments from film.


Under Armour's Clutchfit Shoes Conform To The Shape Of Your Movement

Under Armour is about to release a new line of gear coated in a sheath of sturdy plastic, designed to provide support while also flexing with the shape of your movement. “Clutchfit,” as the new tech is called, isn’t aesthetics — it’s science.


A Bullshit-Free Guide To The Gear You Need To Commute By Bike

So you’re thinking about commuting to work by bike this summer? Congratulations, your life is about to get a zillion times more fun. But where to begin? The insular world of cycling can seem a little, uh, confusing to those unfamiliar with it — it’s hard to know what you really need to get started riding.


You Can Decide What NASA's Next Spacesuit Prototype Will Look Like

The Z-2 suit is the newest prototype in the Z-series, NASA’s next-generation spacesuit platform. After creating the Z-1 prototype, the U.S. space agency wants you to get involved to the development process, because they have three quite different design concepts — and, some times, professionals need a little help.


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