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The mysterious origins of jazz

The anniversary of the first jazz recording 100 years ago also marks the beginning of debates that are still ongoing, writes Christian Blauvelt.<p>The five members of the band took the lift to the 12th Floor of the Victor Talking Machine Company’s building on 38th Street in New York City. They were …

New Orleans

Tesla will begin selling its solar roof this year — here's everything you need to know

Tesla will begin selling and installing its solar roof later this year, the company wrote in its fourth-quarter investor letter.<p>Tesla unveiled its solar roof product in late October, about a month before the company acquired SolarCity in a deal worth $2.1 billion. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said it …

Paulk Workbench Review

Solution for A Small ShopI recently took the Paulk Workbench from FastCap into my shop to review and evaluate. The Paulk Workbench is an innovative …

Tesla Semi: Elon Musk says they are making progress with new electric semi truck, focus is still on Model 3

When Elon Musk released his‘ Master Plan Part 2’ for Tesla last year, he surprised a lot of people in the industry when he announced that the automaker will soon venture in the semi-truck business.<p>Musk confirmed today that the project, which has been called ‘Tesla Semi’, is making good progress, …

Semi Truck

How Sustainable Home Improvement Store TreeHouse Plans To Green Every Home In America

The company is expanding from its acclaimed Austin flagship to two more Texas locations. But that’s just the start of 34-year-old founder Jason Ballard’s plan to retrofit the residential building sector.<p>If your entire experience shopping at home improvement stores is defined by Home Depot and …

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Huge Barn Transformed Into A Modern Home With An Open Floor Plan

Barns aren’t usually very large. We picture them as cozy little structures made of wood and with those signature doors that we love so much. However, …

10 Easy Pieces: Japanese-Style Fences and Screens

The calming simplicity of a Japanese-style fence, with its emphasis on natural materials and minimal distractions, creates a serene backdrop of …

Drool Over Every Detail of the McLaren F1 LM

Talk about a rare car. Only one prototype and five customer cars were ever produced.<p>With only 106 examples ever produced, the McLaren F1 is a incredibly rare and tremendously valuable car regardless of which version it is. But some F1s are a bit more rare than others. Take the F1 LM, for example. …

Sports Cars

Butch Trucks, Allman Brothers Band Drummer and Co-Founder, Dead at 69

Butch Trucks, one of the Allman Brothers Band‘s founding drummers, died Tuesday evening in West Palm Beach, Florida. He was 69. Page Stallings, …

Guitar

Bavarian Horn Sledge Races: Pictures

The New Ford GT Makes 647 HP, 550 Lb-Ft, And Tops Out at 216 MPH

With a dry weight of 3054 lbs., the Ford GT's power-to-weight ratio lands somewhere between the McLaren 675LT and the Ferrari 488GTB.<p>Ford has been playing the slow game with the all-new GT. The car first debuted just over two years ago, at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. …

Sports Cars

Build a Huge Floating Shelf With a Hidden Storage Compartment

Floating shelves are a great way to mount a huge shelf to the wall so it looks natural, but YouTuber DIY Creators took that to the next level with an …

Woodworking

A classic 427 Shelby Cobra powered by a Tesla electric motor & Kia Soul EV battery pack

As the electric vehicle market grows, the salvaged electric vehicle market is bound to grow also and that opens up opportunities for hobbyists to use electric motors and battery packs from those salvaged cars to convert more classic vehicles and kit cars to electric propulsion.<p>We have seen some …

Tesla

Class 8 Frigate "Agamemnon" By Aaron Newman

What an amazing conceptualization fo the “Agamemnon” from Babylon 5 by Aaron Newman!<p>Class 8 Frigate “Agamemnon” by Aaron Newman, …

Scuderia Ferrari Rudge 500 TT

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>British<br>• Ferrari<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Racing<p><i>Editor’s Note: This motorcycle has since been revealed by RM Sotheby’s to be a facsimile</i> …

Gardening 101: Raspberry

Raspberry, <i>Rubus strigosus:</i> “The Welcome Rambler”<p>Raspberries should be re-classified as one of the seven wonders of the world. Native species of the …

Successive Waves of Massive Storms Cover Tahoe Ski Resorts in Six Feet of Snow, Forecasts Calling for Additional Accumulations of 3 to 5 Feet

<b>From Ski Lake Tahoe:</b><p><i>Lake Tahoe, Calif. & Nev. (January 2017)</i> – Lake Tahoe ski resorts are in the midst of a potentially <b>historic storm cycle with more</b> …

Skiing

10 Easy Pieces: Whetstones to Sharpen Tools

It can be a very meditative undertaking in winter to clean, sharp, and polish garden tools. God knows there won’t be time once spring is upon us. To …

Snow in Tahoe Closes Resorts and I-80, Causes Power Outages

<i>Once the lifts start spinning and it’s safe to ride again, it’s on! Photo credit Kirkwood Mountain Resort</i><p>"Power is out across Truckee and town is …

Introducing Harlea, rock’n’roll’s newest kid on the block

The riffs of Harlea’s “Miss Me” are as much a punch in the guts as they are a tender stroke, and with its treacly bass guitars and sultry, echoing vocals that felt descended from a love-in between Shirley Manson and the Jesus & Mary Chain, it’s not hard to see why it garnered hundreds of thousands …

Santa Monica

The history of BMW

In the video above we take a look at iconic car brand BMW, a company whose century of history echoes Europe's most tumultuous period.<p>BMW's first car was built under licence in 1928, 12 years after Rapp Motorenwerke became Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH. The German company’s production plants were …

Surfing Under The Northern Lights

Having shot in Russia, Alaska, and the Arctic Circle, adventure photographer Chris Burkard is no stranger to the elements. This trip to Iceland …

29 Museum-Worthy Tattoos Inspired by Art History

Great works of art are timeless, transcending the artists who created them. Think about paintings like Da Vinci’s <i>Mona Lisa</i> or Van Gogh’s <i>Starry Night</i>—they’re permanently embedded into our memories. Their beauty and cultural significance inspires us in our everyday lives and often in ways you might …

Iggy Pop Talks Drug Scares, Aging, Why Keith Richards Is His Hero

Iggy Pop is ready for a break. The punk pioneer spent most of 2016 on the road in support of <i>Post Pop Depression</i>, a solo album he recorded with Queens …

Indie Music

Lego wildlife garden - in pictures

A new wildlife garden featuring animal habitats made from hundreds of Lego bricks has opened at Legoland Windsor to mark the first anniversary of the RSPB's Giving Nature a Home campaign, which calls on the British public to provide a place for wildlife in their gardens and outdoor spaces

Giant Lego polar bear built by Huntingdon couple

A self-confessed "Lego-mad" couple have created a giant polar bear to celebrate Christmas, as part of an annual tradition.<p>Mike Addis and Catherine Weightman started building the model in mid-October, buying 6,000 extra white bricks when they ran out.

Guy Builds Intricate Star Trek Klingon Warship Using 25,000 LEGO Bricks

It was a project eight years in the making—well, technically nine now. One LEGO fan has built his own <i>Star Trek</i> Klingon Bird of Prey using about …

The Top 12 Steakhouses in San Francisco

When the craving for a steak strikes, it should be satisfied in the meatiest of ways. San Francisco may not be known as a bloody, meat-eating town, but there are enough places to go that can provide relief to your beef-sized itch. In fact, some of the oldest restaurants in town are focused on steak.<p>…

San Francisco

Hyundai Shows Off Wearable Robots to Help Paraplegics, Elderly

Hyundai's Medical Exoskeleton (H-MEX) looks like a high-tech back/leg brace combination device, plus forearm crutches.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Robotics