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Enid Burns

Enid Burns

Enid began her freelance writing career reviewing video games after spending several hundred dollars upgrading a DOS-based machine to get Syndicate to run. Since then she's added coverage of mobile phones, consumer electronics and online advertising to her writing portfolio. Essentially, she's fascinated by shiny objects and making them light up.

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— Health and Wellbeing

StageONE cycling power meter comes pre-installed on crank arm

By - September 19, 2012 4 Pictures
Cycling power meters generally need to be affixed to the crank with wire ties, magnets, brackets or double-sided tape. The StageONE from Stages Cycling is a power meter that comes pre-installed on the left crank arm component of a bike. It uses a strain gauge and an accelerometer to capture power output data, which is transmitted via ANT+ and Bluetooth to compatible cycle computers and smartphone apps. Most important of all, it's makers claim it's cheaper than existing cycling power meters on the market. Read More
— Sports

British Olympic cyclists prep for race with ADIPOWER "Hot Pants"

By - July 30, 2012 3 Pictures
Before competing, professional cyclists jump on a trainer and ride to warm-up, but muscles can lose this heat if there's a time delay between the warm-up and the start of the race. In an effort to plug this gap and gain the tiny advantage that's so critical in top-level sport, adidas has created ADIPOWER muscle warming garments - a pair of track pants with a battery-powered heater, helps keep muscles at the right temperature. Read More

Bicycle wheelsets with no-flat tires premounted

As a number of riders in this year’s Tour de France can attest, getting a flat after hitting a tack or nail on the road not only causes delays, but can also be downright dangerous. Last year, Hutchison released its airless Serenity tire that is 100 percent flat-proof, but cyclist Steve Boehmke found they were fairly difficult to install and only fitted a very specific sized rim. To overcome this, he’s built wheelsets with the tires pre-mounted that are designed to take the hassle out of getting them on your bike. Read More
— Health and Wellbeing

UMSkinCheck iPhone app for skin cancer self exams

By - July 18, 2012 3 Pictures
With skin cancer the most common form of cancer in the U.S., most people have got the message and will have had a skin cancer screening at the doctor at some point. But how many actually receive check-ups with the frequency necessary to catch harmful lesions forming on the skin before they become lethal? Scientists at the University of Michigan have created an app called UMSkinCheck that directs users to take photos of themselves in order to perform self-checks for different forms of skin cancer. Read More
— Mobile Technology

Graffiti goes virtual with augmented reality app LZRTAG

By - July 12, 2012 3 Pictures
Several years ago, every inch of the New York City Subway system – along with other public transportation systems around the world, was covered in graffiti. Now there's fewer tags, but more ways to express yourself. The virtual world is one new venue for graffiti and the art of tagging. Augmented reality app LZRTAG is hoping to advance those tags to images and even animations, but you need a smartphone to make that happen. Read More
— Home Entertainment

Pure releases Contour 100i 20-watt audio dock

By - July 11, 2012 4 Pictures
If an amphitheater provides a robust sound for audiences, then it would seem to follow that an audio dock with a similar half-circle shape should also provide a nice sound. Pure's 20-watt Contour 100i audio dock for iPhone, iPad and iPod is such a device. It consists of a set of 3-inch speakers, and a revolving cradle that recedes flush with the speakers when not in use. An auxiliary input allows for connection to an MP3 player or other audio device. Read More
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