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These Are The Best Fitness Trackers You Can Buy Today

On the surface, it seems like they all do the exact same thing: count your calories, measure how far you've run, and monitor your sleep. But there are a few areas where some fitness bands succeed over others.<p>Here's a look at some of the best ones you can buy today and how they compare.

Sony streams 'The Interview' online and makes Hollywood history

A bit of Hollywood history unfolded on Wednesday. And it might be a glimpse into the future.<p>The controversial Sony Pictures comedy "The Interview" was released on YouTube, Google Play, the Microsoft Xbox video game console, and a special Web site.<p>The movie, which started streaming online around 1 …

The 30 best closing lines in films

Winter Driving Tips from a Pro Trucker

Inertia is everything.<p>(Photo Credit: Dan Barnes)<p><i>In eight years as a truck driver, Alan Wrobel has driven 810,000 miles (accident-free) in 45 states and Ontario. He now covers Ohio, Michigan, Ontario, and Wisconsin for a beverage distributor. Here's his advice on how to handle yourself when the snow</i> …

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Verizon brings free movies and apps this Thanksgiving, even if you're not a customer

What do you call the day before Thanksgiving? It's usually just Wednesday, but Verizon wants November 26th this year to be known as a pseudo-holiday called "Connection Day." Yup, it <i>is</i> gimmicky, but at least we're getting free stuff out of it -- and who doesn't like free stuff, are we right? On …

Mercedes Future Truck Semi Is an Auto-Driving Rolling Light-Show

No, we’re not changing our name to <i>Truck and Driver</i>, but our inner five-year-olds freak the hell out when we see stuff like the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025, which just made its debut at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany. While its name isn’t the most inventive in the world—how about …

The 11 Best Off-Road Vehicles You Can Buy Right Now

Vehicles have gone soft lately as SUVs and pickups have prioritized fuel economy and comfort over all-out off-road capability. For most buyers, that's a good thing. But plenty of truck buyers still enjoy a romp in the mud, and these 11 rides are for them.<p>Vehicles have gone soft lately as SUVs and …

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Done-Up Duramax Deletes Driveshaft On Dyno

When you add power to a vehicle, it's wise to beef up certain components. If you continue to add more power, you should begin figuring out exactly …

Outstanding Entries to the Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest

In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was passed on September 3, 1964, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History has opened “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places,” a photography exhibition that features juried selections from …

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The Best Paper Airplane: How to Make a Paper Airplane | The Art of Manliness

There are many skills fathers should pass on to their children: how to ride a bike, how to skip a stone, and of course, how to make a paper airplane. …

An Electronic Camouflage Cloak Inspired By Color-Changing Octopus Skin

Eat your heart out, Harry Potter<p>An octopus evading a predator has one of the coolest evolutionary adaptations up its (eight) sleeves; in a matter of milliseconds, its skin can change color and opacity to blend in with the surroundings, rendering the creature nearly invisible.<p>This camouflage trick …

5 Free Apps to Save You Money on Gas

Whether youre planning the road trip of the century or just trying to get to work this summer, gas prices are likely on your mind. Your smartphone can be a powerful tool in your quest to find the cheapest way to fill up your tank and make those prec<p>Whether you're planning the road trip of the …

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Downed Malaysia Airlines plane: how did it go wrong for flight MH17?

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was flying just 1,000 feet (300 metres) above restricted airspace when it was shot down, according to the European air traffic control body.<p>Eurocontrol said Ukrainian authorities had barred aircraft from ground level to 32,000 feet but the doomed aircraft was cruising …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

"Walking" Fish Make Annual California Appearance

Hunting, habitat loss could be taking a toll on iconic grunion.<p>Just after nightfall in southern California, on sandy stretches of Pacific shoreline, a piece of marine folklore is coming to life.<p><b>It's that time of year again. The grunion are running.</b><p>Grunion are skinny, silvery little fish only 5 to 6 …

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

Whoa, Yo! Simple new app creates huge buzz

Merriam-Webster defines the word "yo" as an interjection used to grab someone's attention. A new app called "Yo" is certainly taking that definition to a new level in the past few days.<p>The app, which is available in the Apple and Google Play stores, allows users to connect and communicate using the …

Mayhem to Moab! Jeep TJ Build & Rock Crawl Adventure - Dirt Every Day Ep. 29

Don Garlits Sets 184-mph EV Dragster Record, Guns for 200 mph Next

To the non-drag-racing enthusiast, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits is a guy who won a lot of races during a very long career, a guy whose name hangs in the motorsports-crazy memory-fog of the mid-20th century alongside American heavyweights like Breedlove, Gurney, and Foyt. Within the sport, however, …

First Success Witnessed In World's Longest-Running Experiment

None of these pitch drops have ever been seen dropping. Until now.<p><i>Here comes the pitch</i>...<p>...<p>...<p>In baseball, that phrase would quickly be followed by an outcome, like <i>strike three!</i> But in the world's longest-running scientific experiment, waiting is the game. And so far, humans have struck out.<p>In …

Google's Project Ara wants to revolutionize the smartphone industry within a year

The night before Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) division was supposed to show off the one and only functional Project Ara prototype to a room full of eager developers, someone dropped the phone and broke the display. At <i>any</i> other product reveal, this worst-case scenario would be a …

Here's Amazon's phone: six cameras and a 4.7-inch screen

Rumors of an Amazon-made phone are nothing new, but today the rumors enter reality more firmly: what you see above is what <i>BGR</i> claims is the Amazon's first phone. "Whoa, that's super ugly!" you might be saying. <i>Cool it</i>, that's just an enclosure around the device itself preventing prying eyes (like …

in-the-dark highways

Ever wondered what roads may look like in the future? Well, the future is finally here. A collaboration between Roosegaarde and Heijmans has provided …

Miss the 'Blood Moon'? Here's Your Next Chance

If you were asleep when the "blood moon" graced the sky early today, you're in luck.<p>The moon will glow red three more times in the next 18 months, …

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 Convertible is a topless temptress

With summer right around the corner, and the Great Winter of Doom now at our backs (just), we're thinking warm thoughts here in the Snowbelt. Just in time for the season, Chevy is dropping the top on its new Corvette Z06 Convertible, debuting here at the New York Auto Show.<p>Everything we love about …

2013 Dodge Police Charger: Police Chase Los Angeles! - World's Fastest Car Show Ep 4.3

EA won't let a server shutdown turn out the lights on old Battlefield games

Video games and movies crib ideas from each other quite a bit these days, but seeing Electronic Arts go back and save some of its fallen comrades is a bit unexpected. The outfit's announced that in the wake of GameSpy's back-end multiplayer tech going dark, it's transitioning three <i>Battlefield</i> games …

Company Plans To Make Paper Towels And Diapers Out Of Jellyfish

Gird thy loins with jellyfish, child.<p>In many places, like beaches in Israel, there are too many jellyfish, nourished by rising ocean temperatures and acidity. Besides stinging swimmers in that country and worldwide, they can cause other thorny problems, like recently clogging the intake pipes of a …