SXCycles: An awesome SXSW bike share program

sxsw bike share

SXSW is an epic film, music, and tech weekend festival that happens in Austin, TX every year. However, the descent of so many uber-geeks on the small-ish city creates a notoriously horrid transportation issue every year. Enter SXCycles. This is a sweet bike-sharing program sponsored by a revolutionary new brand of folding bicycles.

Tesla Motors unveils a SEXY electric crossover SUV

tesla model x with "falcon wing" doors open

You don’t have to drive something that looks like a cheap matchbox car to roll in electric style. Tesla Motors, aka, makers of all-things-sexy (at least when it comes to electric vehicles), unveiled their new Model X yesterday. The Model X is being described as something between a sleek crossover SUV and a minivan, but […]

Swiftwick Socks: A spring in the step of US manufacturing

Swiftwick Aspire compression socks

Like many other industries in America, sock manufacturing packed up and left for distant shores about 12 years ago. We’ve all heard stories about some nameless textile industry company dousing their products and the water table with dyes and chemicals. But Swiftwick, a Tennessee-based compression sock company, is breaking that manufacturing mold.

Why green lighting is essential to the economy

led lights in a furniture show room

You know how much I love Green Lighting and Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs. ¬†They are helping companies save millions of dollars. One of my favorite LED companies is MSI lighting. They are relamping Macy’s and saving millions of dollars. In addition to saving buckets of cash, the light looks better, is more energy efficient, […]

Brooks Sports celebrates first Responsibility Report

Brooks Sports running responsibly Corporate Responsibility report

You’ve got to love it when a company pulls back the curtain shrouding their operations and lets their customers (and competitors) see exactly what they’re up to on an environmental and social level. And that’s exactly what the folks at Brooks Sports have just done…and they’re commemorating it in an incredibly clever way.

Starbucks’ Times Square store gets lit by LEDs

Starbucks' flagship Times Square store gets lit with LEDs that look like old Broadway theatre lights

Gone are the days when LED lights are harsh, expensive, and impractical. Just like the CFL saga a decade or so ago, LED’s started out as little more than an intangible pipe dream. Today, however, LED light bulbs are falling in price and rising in viability as a lighting solution for both businesses and homes […]

Doc’s All-Natural Chamois Cream [Review]

Doc's all-natural chamois cream

The last place you want to go rubbing a product full of nasty toxins is on your groin area…but that’s exactly what lots of cyclist do with chamois creams. Enter Doc’s Cycling Salves. We put Doc’s products through the ringer and they came out the other side with AMAZING reviews. Read on for the details.

Pee on this seed packet to check in on Foursquare

pee to check in on foursquare

All of the animal kingdom marks its territory by some biological method…except for humans. We check in on Foursquare to claim some piece of nebulous digital ownership. But now you can build your own biodegradable seed packet that let’s you stake both a physical and virtual claim to a location…while seeding it with a bit more flora too.

Former Starbucks barista petitions for Fair Trade

Starbucks Fair Trade Certified coffee

Starbucks is facing a petition against their lack of Fair Trade Certified options in the United States…and one spear-headed by a former barista, nonetheless. But should they really care about their lack of Fair Trade certified products?

Fool bike thieves with this handy water bottle lock

kuat bottle lock

Bike locks can be bulky, heavy, and downright hard to carry. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had one that fit perfectly into the existing storage space on your bike — say, your water bottle rack?