USB-equipped urban bikes can charge mobile devices

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With so many gadgets and mobile devices in common use today, keeping them all charged has become an ongoing challenge. We've already seen numerous efforts to help consumers do just that in taxis and at festivals, for example, but recently we came across a new approach targeting urban cyclists. Specifically, German bicycle maker Silverback has recently launched two bikes with built-in USB ports that can charge devices as the rider pedals. As part of Silverback's 2012 Starke line for city use, the Starke 1 and 2 models both come equipped with a built-in USB port. As cyclists pedal, energy is…

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