The New Materials That Are Revolutionizing Helmet Safety Right Now

Modern helmet construction hasn't changed significantly since the adoption of styrofoam impact absorption in the 1960s. But new materials and construction methods are improving safety, in some cases absorbing 30 percent more energy than their styrofoam equivalents. And you can buy helmets made from them today. » 3/18/15 6:42pm 3/18/15 6:42pm

The Always Up To Date Guide To Amazon Prime Benefits

Amazon has added so many benefits to Prime that they're starting to get hard to keep track of, so we're going to round them up for you, and update this post as new ones roll out. Sadly we can't list drone delivery as a perk just yet. » 1/23/15 3:17pm 1/23/15 3:17pm

Watch Alpinestars' New Street Airbag System In Action

​This Telescopic Bike Shed Is A Mini Haven For The Garageless

I spent far too many years without the luxury of a garage. Oil changes in the street and ill-fitting car/bike-covers were the norm. This telescopic garage from Germany could've been the answer. » 10/29/14 9:00pm 10/29/14 9:00pm

​Adventure Tested: Ruffwear Approach Dog Pack

​Can A 6th Gear Fix The 2014 Honda CB1100?

Here's the world-first review of the 2014 Honda CB1100 Deluxe. Not because we tried all that hard to scoop it, but because everyone else really is just that lazy. » 5/21/14 4:51pm 5/21/14 4:51pm

A Bullshit-Free Guide to the Gear You Need to Commute By Bike

So you're thinking about commuting to work by bike this summer? Congratulations, your life is about to get a zillion times more fun. But where to begin? The insular world of cycling can seem a little, uh, confusing to those unfamiliar with it—it's hard to know what you really need to get started riding. » 3/28/14 10:21am 3/28/14 10:21am

Finally, An Actual Innovation In Helmet Technology

Motorcycle crash helmets have essentially been the same old thing since they were invented 60+ years ago - an energy absorbing chunk of styrofoam glued into a hard outer shell. Sure, some have better graphics or neato vents or whatever, but that's the basic technology. Now, a tiny company in California is bringing… » 12/07/12 10:00am 12/07/12 10:00am

Top Gear USA: The Stig's New Track

When the U.S.-version of Top Gear debuts on HISTORY next month there will be an American Stig and he'll need a track. Here's the first images and details of The Stig's new American playground. » 10/24/10 5:30pm 10/24/10 5:30pm

The First Top Gear USA Trailer... In The World

This is the first trailer for the U.S. version of Top Gear on History, giving us a first taste of the American spin on the BBC's wildly popular motoring show. A peek at the cast, cars, and challenges below. » 8/06/10 10:00pm 8/06/10 10:00pm

Google Double-Censors Loch Ness Stig

When Google's Street View camera's found The Stig at Loch Ness we learned nothing of the identity of Top Gear's tame racing driver. Nevertheless, Google decided to blur the image of a fully covered man. (H/T to Matt!) [Google] » 1/28/10 11:00am 1/28/10 11:00am

Top Gear Season 10 Available In iTunes

For all the grief we give Clarkson and his two interns, we’re actually huge fans of Top Gear » 10/21/08 4:40pm 10/21/08 4:40pm. It’s the show that made our carmosexuality OK with our moms. Amongst TopGearphiles, Season 10 is held up as the all-time greatest, featuring the Motorhome Grand Prix, the Channel crossing and, yes, the Kalihari special —…

Top Gear USA El Toro Track Revealed By Google Earth?

The rumors of the demise of Top Gear USA may be exaggerated, but according to those rumors, parts of the pilot for the Top Gear USA project were filmed out in sunny SoCal on the runways of the decommissioned El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Although we've received no confirmation from BBC Worldwide or NBC on whether… » 5/19/08 9:40am 5/19/08 9:40am

Up-Front Page Up, Top Gear USA Not Cancelled?

So despite the fact NBC "cancelled" their up-fronts this year, they still managed to put together some kind of lame event (we hear it was like a carnival or something) to drum up support for their prime-time lineup across the NBC Universal network-o-sphere. As part of that "alternative up-front", they've got a page up… » 5/16/08 8:40am 5/16/08 8:40am

NBC Kills U.S. Top Gear?


With NBC announcing its upcoming program schedule, there's one omission that we found particularly interesting. Yes, it seems that the rainbow-peacock's version of the beloved BBC hit show Top Gear is nowhere to be found. While that's not to say that the show may not somehow show up at a later date, right now it… » 5/15/08 10:20am 5/15/08 10:20am

A Preview Of Adam Carolla On "Gear"...

...this is not. However, this vodcast from SpeedTV IS a great example of the former Man Show host's ability to throw down with the in-car cavorting during challenges. So although it's not NBC's new Gear, it's a taste of what we should expect. Except hopefully with better music. Also, hopefully without 50 Cent. (Hat… » 4/23/08 12:20pm 4/23/08 12:20pm

Captain Slow and a Nice Scottish Lady

It's a cavalcade of clothing of questionable taste and manly manliness. It's Scotland vs. England. It's James May receiving lessons in speed from Sir Jackie Stewart. Plus, a TVR! All it's missing is Sir Jackie's shotgun. » 6/06/07 11:00pm 6/06/07 11:00pm