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Sony’s EVIL Camera.

Sep 14, 2010 View Comments by

EVIL is one of the more unfortunate acronyms to crop up in the world of photography. It stands for Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lens and it’s an attempt to squeeze the things that make dSLRs so good – namely high quality, interchangeable lenses and larger imaging sensors into a smaller, more portable package. Sony’s NEX-5 is […]

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Digital Communities

Aug 10, 2010 View Comments by

I must be going through some sort of Post RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend Depression, itching not only to ride, but to talk about riding and bikes and adventures with like-minded individuals. Coming back to the “real” world, I realize that as riders we sometimes speak in a different tongue than “normal” folk. Try saying “I’m glad […]

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App Crazy

Aug 09, 2010 View Comments by

I recently returned from the magazine’s 5th Touring Weekend in Bristol VA, my first. Had a blast – great roads, great food, great folks. I also gave a presentation humorously titled “A Brief History of the Influence of Technology on Two-Wheeled Vehicular Transportation.”

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The iPods are Coming

Jul 30, 2010 View Comments by

I’ve recently been riding and evaluating a 2010 Kawasaki Voyager – 1700ccs of twin-piston thrust slathered in nearly a half-ton of metal, rubber, and plastic.

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The Trouble with GPS

Jun 10, 2010 View Comments by

Here, in a nutshell, is my problem with most GPS nav systems – they are about the destination, not the journey.

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Better Living Through Saucepans?

May 09, 2010 View Comments by

Sometimes technology for a Digital Rider ends up in unexpected places…

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Digital Rider’s “Tenth” Anniversary

Mar 24, 2010 View Comments by

While the magazine celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, I’d like to take a moment on the 10th anniversary of the Digital Rider.

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You’re Not Alone On The Information Superhighway

Mar 12, 2010 View Comments by

And you thought that you had a lot of farkles and dashboard doodads? Just think about a modern police cruiser, festooned as it is with hi-tech radios, laptops, nav systems, and what I imagine to be a dozen switches just to control those fancy rave-worthy lightbars.

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Lazer Helmets – SuperSkin

Mar 04, 2010 View Comments by

Dr. Ken Phillips explains how the SuperSkin works and why the SuperSkin is so revolutionary.

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Is the Ricoh GXR a Duck-billed Platypus?

Feb 28, 2010 View Comments by

While dSLRs offer outstanding picture quality, they’re a bit lardy, and changing lenses on a dusty roadside may introduce specks of dust onto the imaging sensor. Ditto the newer, smaller, Interchangeable Lens Cameras – ILCs – that replace the bulk of an optical viewfinder and its associated parts for a Point and Shoot style display screen.

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Let There be Conspicuity

Feb 20, 2010 View Comments by

Let’s face it – motorcycles are harder to see than cars. Headlights help, of course, but bikes with single lights don’t provide the distance and size cues that widely-spaced lights on cars and certain motorcycles offer.

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Good Things Come in Small Packages. Better Things Come in Small Aluminum Packages.

Feb 13, 2010 View Comments by

Netbooks are all the rage these days. Cheap and cheerful, they are the Yamaha YSRs of the laptop world and make great road tools for someone that needs to get online at the hotel or empty the camera’s memory card before the next day’s riding.

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Cardo Systems Scala Rider G4 Promises That You’ll Never Ride Alone

Feb 05, 2010 View Comments by

Tired of pointing at your tank to tell your riding buddies that you need gas? Maybe it’s time to try an intercom system.

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iPad. You want?

Feb 01, 2010 View Comments by

If you haven’t heard of it yet, you may be a squirrel or bear hibernating for the winter – seek professional help when you wake up in the Spring. I’m talking about the Apple iPad of course, and like any new Apple product it has the fanboys and haters drawing battle lines.

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Water-proof HD Video Camera for Your Pocket

Jan 23, 2010 View Comments by

We live in an age of digital convergence, where ever-shrinking “devices” are performing more and more tasks. Of particular interest to Digital Riders is the merging of the video and still cameras.

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