The latest Owl 360 rear view camera is based on a very similar concept to those now often seen equipped in the back of cars for parking. The idea is simple, cyclists among us will be aware of the common issue of cars not seeing us when we’re on the road. Despite majority of drivers looking in their mirrors when they turn, there’s always the danger that we might fall into their blindspot. This is where the Owl 360 could come in handy, the latest gear consists of a small camera which is mounted underneath our seat and a 3.5″ TFT LCD monitor attached in the front to the handlebar.

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There are all sorts of malicious apps, viruses and scams online, especially if you’re accessing the internet with your smartphone for more personally tasks such as online banking, but luckily, there’s a way to keep yourself safe even while you’re surfing the web with your mobile device.

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Launched just over the summer, TomTom has not had the best of start with their new iPhone turn by turn satellite navigation app. With an overall rating on the App Store of just three stars and CoPilot sitting above them on top of the league in Navigations apps, its hefty £59.99 pricetag (and £99 in-car kit) doesn’t help either.

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Despite a large amount of unimpressed users thus far, the TomTom app does have features which most users would expect to see from their sat nav, these include IQ Routes which helps you choose the most efficiency route to travel towards your destination, finding places of interest such as restaurants and safety camera and speed warnings.

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Stealth Computers has launched their latest addition to the rugged portable computer line up. The NW-2000 (NW stands for Notebook Warrior by the way) is one special rugged laptop, not only has it been well equipped with plenty of protection but on board is actually a convertible tablet notebook with a resistive, 13.3-inch touchscreen display.

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Running on Intel’s 1.06GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, the NW-2000 has 2GB of RAM (4GB maximum), a 160GB shock-mounted hard-drive (or optional SSD), WiFi a/g/n, Bluetooth, gigabit ethernet and GPS, optional HSDPA, a standard DVD burner, PC card slot and fingerprint scanner.

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In terms of how tough this tablet laptop actually is, the NW-2000 has a spill-resistant keyboard and can cope with being dropped 91cm onto a wood-covered concrete surface 26 times in succession without suffering any impairments to its functionality.

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As a cyclist myself I couldn’t be more happier to see this concept become reality. The video after the jump features LightLane, a bicycle light concept which aimed to increase safety of cyclists by using “super-bright red LEDs” along with two highly visible diode-pumped solid state green lasers to project a path which appears as a bike lane.

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