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Hanging Bivymok tree tent holds half a ton

The Bivymok system can be suspended from trees to lift campers off the ground

Suspended tents are one of the big trends to sweep through the camping scene lately, with a range of shelters available that hoist adventurers into the air and away from the creepy crawlies, the cold, and anything else that might threaten a good night’s rest. The Bivymok is a new two-part solution for those fed up with ground-based sleeping, consisting of a single-pole tent and a tree-suspended hammock platform built to hold some seriously heavy loads.

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Category: Outdoors

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Porsche goes rallying with wicked Cayman GT4 Clubsport concept

Porsche will use this Rally concept as the course car for the upcoming ADAC Rallye Deutschland

Porsche has rolled out a very interesting course car for the upcoming ADAC Rallye Deutschland – a rallified version of its Cayman GT4 Clubsport, complete with whopping great rally lights and underbody protection. If the interest is there, Porsche might even start selling the thing.

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Samsung taps Harman audio expertise for premium soundbar launch

The HW-N950 (pictured) and HW-N850 soundbars are due for release on August 20

Samsung has announced its first major collaboration with Harman since it bought the company early last year. Two premium soundbars sporting logos from both brands have been revealed, both with up-firing and side-firing speakers for the promise of immersive three dimensional sound thanks to included Dolby Atmos and DTS:X technologies.

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FM Synth Bass lights up the low end

The FM Synth Bass has 120 addressable LEDs embedded in the neck

A few years back, Dean Miller created the Tele Servo Bender, a modified guitar that used servos to sound like a lap steel. His latest project moves to the low end, with a self-contained, battery powered FM Synth Bass with four voices and six operators. And lots of LEDs.

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White stuff from tomb is world's oldest cheese

A sample of the cheese, in a modern container

Ptahmes was the mayor of Egypt’s capital city of Memphis during the 13th century BC, and when his body was entombed, a mysterious substance was put in with it. According to a new study, that substance has turned out to be what is the oldest solid cheese ever discovered.

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​Yuneec launches voice-controlled, super-portable Mantis Q drone

The Yuneec Mantis Q captures 4K video and stabilized 1080p and features voice commands and long-endurance ...

Yuneec has added to its existing line of consumer drones with the Mantis Q. Pitched as a “travel drone,” it features foldable arms, a 33-minute battery, a 4K camera and a tiny, portable controller. In addition to facial detection and gesture controls, the Mantis Q also takes voice commands to help you keep your thumbs on the sticks.

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Category: Drones

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Green-roofed guest house cantilevers over a Californian hillside

Much of the Off-Grid Guest House's glazing is operable and opens the home up to the ...

Judging by its attractive design and amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, we’d guess that the owners of the Off-Grid Guest House aren’t lacking in visitors. Located in a rural area on California’s coast, it juts out over the hillside, and as its name suggests, runs off-the-grid with solar power and its own well.

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Motiv Ring review: Fitness tracking on your finger

The Motiv Ring brings the usual fitness tracking metrics to your finger

The Motiv Ring lets you track steps, activity, heart rate, and sleep with a ring rather than a smartwatch or a wristband, and it’s now compatible with Android phones as well as iPhones. Does it offer a better tracking experience than more conventional wearables? Here’s our verdict.

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Category: Wearables

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Three drugs prove significantly better than one in lowering blood pressure

A new combination blood pressure treatment could change worldwide guidelines for treating hypertension

A new study is reporting successful trial results from a new blood pressure treatment that combines low doses of three different currently available hypertension drugs into a single pill. The finding in the newly-published research is hoped to change worldwide guidelines for the optimal way to best treat the millions of people suffering from high blood pressure.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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