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Cellphones, Charities and Extreme Sports

We talk about all three of the above topics here at Gearfuse. What better way to merge them all together than a charity auction being held for the Tony Hawk Foundation? If you head over to eBay right now, you’ll find the mother-load of charity auctions that features a DUB Edition Jeep Wrangler customized for Tony Hawk, VIP tix to ...

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New Element Deck Pushes The Envelope

The lightest most durable decks to hit store shelves, Element’s new “Push Construction Positive Negative” series of decks is leading by example and showing old-timers that wood isn’t good. Element had previously released a featherlight helium deck which trapped air in between the layers of the deck. Combining that with with carbon fiber material has spawned the first three pro-skateboarding ...

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Mazda Nagare Concept Car

Just what we need another sports utility vehicle to guzzle up the remaining fossil fuels we think we have. Similar in design to nearly any SUV released in the last four years, the Nagare concept car is going to be unveiled at the 2008 Moscow International Automobile Salon in late August. Sporting monster truck tires, this SUV is sure to ...

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China Develops Prototype Flying Saucer

The AFP is reporting that a Chinese company has built a real flying saucer. Right out of Mars Attacks!, the UFO looks like an egg but is so much more. It can be driven remotely without the need for a pilot or anyone on board and can go about 50 MPH. To boot, it can hover an an altitude of ...

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Bi-Cycle is an Accident Waiting to Happen

Imagine you had two unicycles with handlebars. You take a big metal bar, about four-feet long and weld the two unicycles together. Essentially, you now have a Bi-Cycle, a bike built for two dumbasses with a lot of money to spend. apparently it works just fine if you trust each other and pedal/steer carefully. I’d like to see a pro ...

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The Burnout Machine

Ever seen a radical car do a crazy burn out in the movies? It seems Steven Laurie was big on watching that kind of stuff. So big that he decided to make his very own Burnout Machine. It looks like a moving dolly mixed with a lawnmower to be quite honest. The machine works by powering it up and revving ...

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BMW Gina Is Not Flame-Retardant

BMW’s new concept car GINA Light Visionary Model is remarkably innovative. It’s a shape-shifting car covered with seamless fabric stretched over a movable metal frame that allowing the driver to change the car’s form at will. The fabric is water resistant and durable. However, setting fire to it is a different story. There are no plans for the fabric-enveloped car ...

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Blood Sugar Monitor On Your Dashboard

If you’re one of the many who suffer from diabetes and your glucose levels are so sporadic that driving any distance could lead to unpredictable results, then this device is for you. Medtronic Diabetes unveiled its new car, a Lincoln equipped with a system that wirelessly associates your glucose monitor with a screen on the dashboard to make driving safer ...

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Pumpin’: CO2 Emission Tracker For Your Bike

So, it’s “Bike To Work” day in Japan on June 11th. I was under the impression that most workers in Japan already biked to work due to an insane population on such a tiny island. I guess not, because surely enough, it’s going on while I type this. The crew over at Treehugger.com have brought to my attention Bridgestone’s new ...

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The ‘360’ With No Games, Just Style

Combining surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding, designer Francesco Sommacal has come up with the mother of extreme sports. Winner of the 2007 Volvo Sportdesign Concept Award, the “360” is the all-in-one sports activity. Not to be confused with the Xbox 360, the 360’s ‘board’ has the users feet rest on a platform/slot in the center of the wheel as opposed to ...

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