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Bicycles will soon be available on the Lyft app, but its e-bikes still need a fix

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Bike-sharing is coming to the Lyft app for New Yorkers.

Starting in May, Lyft-owned bike-sharing company Motivate will offer its Citi Bikes directly through the Lyft app. Citi Bike has 12,000 bikes available in NYC, though this past weekend some 1,000 of the electric-assist bicycles available for rent in New York were pulled due to a braking problem

While there’s no set timeline for when the electric…

Lyft pulled electric bikes off the streets in New York, San Francisco, and D.C.

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Lyft’s bikeshare business is having a rough Sunday.

Almost identical blog posts from Citi Bike, Ford GoBike, and Capital Bikeshare — all of which are Lyft-owned businesses — confirm that their “pedal-assist” electric bikes have been temporarily taken out of service. That means customers in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. will have to make do with pedal bikes for now.

The issue stems from some kind of issue with…

Lyft pulled electric bikes off the streets in New York, San Francisco, and D.C.

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Lyft’s bikeshare business is having a rough Sunday.

Almost identical blog posts from Citi Bike, Ford GoBike, and Capital Bikeshare — all of which are Lyft-owned businesses — confirm that their “pedal-assist” electric bikes have been temporarily taken out of service. That means customers in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. will have to make do with pedal bikes for now.

The issue stems from some kind of issue with…

Ofo shut down in many U.S. cities. Here’s what happens with all those bicycles.

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The bright yellow Ofo bicycles came into our country fast and furious last August, but after barely a year in the United States, the app-enabled bike share company announced it was downsizing its presence in more than 30 U.S. cities down to a handful.

But its 40,000 bicycles won’t go to waste. Already about 3,000 of its traditional pedal bikes will be donated to organizations in 10 different cities, and more cities will donate bicycles in the coming weeks.

“We want to make sure the bikes…

Ofo shut down in many U.S. cities. Here’s what happens with all those bicycles.

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The bright yellow Ofo bicycles came into our country fast and furious last August, but after barely a year in the United States, the app-enabled bike share company announced it was downsizing its presence in more than 30 U.S. cities down to a handful.

But its 40,000 bicycles won’t go to waste. Already about 3,000 of its traditional pedal bikes will be donated to organizations in 10 different cities, and more cities will donate bicycles in the coming weeks.

“We want to make sure the bikes…

Ofo shut down in many U.S. cities. Here’s what happens with all those bicycles.

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The bright yellow Ofo bicycles came into our country fast and furious last August, but after barely a year in the United States, the app-enabled bike share company announced it was downsizing its presence in more than 30 U.S. cities down to a handful.

But its 40,000 bicycles won’t go to waste. Already about 3,000 of its traditional pedal bikes will be donated to organizations in 10 different cities, and more cities will donate bicycles in the coming weeks.

“We want to make sure the bikes…

Surpise huntsman spider causes man to freak out, crashing car into a lake

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Huntsman spiders in Australia are fond of hiding in cars. It’s just a fact.

The latest local to live through a terrifying (and all too common), car spider experience saw him accidentally drive head long into a lake.

Converse intros Chuck Taylors with Bluetooth guitar pedal inside

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The Chuck Taylor from Converse has always been popular with rock stars. Now, embedded technology has made the sneaker even more useful to musicians.

Grimes apologizes for getting electrocuted on stage, like a true Canadian

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Singer Grimes was electrocuted several times on stage during a performance in Dublin March 15 — which is absolutely terrifying.

Ford’s smart e-bicycles point the way with vibrating handlebars

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BARCELONA — Bicycle enthusiasts who are also gadget lovers got their fix of excitement Monday at Mobile World Congress, as Ford brought a pair of smart e-bike prototypes to the show

Called MoDe:Me and MoDe:Pro, the bikes connect to your smartphone and offer navigation feedback via the handlebar grips, which vibrate when you need to turn left or right. The bikes can also alert you of any hazards lying ahead or behind, communicate with other vehicles and even charge your smartphone, which is…