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29 Blue Rooms For Every Part Of The House

Go ahead, swoon. We won't stop you.<p>You can never go wrong with a touch of blue in an interior. From rich and royal to pale or pungent, you're sure to find a blue hue that suits your style and adds spunk to your space. Whether you choose to cover an entire room in blue wallpaper or settle on …

Interior Design

US has revealed its top-secret playbook for using drones

The rules of drone engagement are detailed and complicated, but there is also some wiggle room.<p>"When the use of lethal action is deemed necessary," the presidential policy guidance for direct action against terrorist targets outside the U.S. says, "Departments and agencies of the United States …

Chinese traffic-straddling bus hits wall of criticism

<b>Last week, a futuristic traffic-straddling bus, raised over the road so cars can drive underneath, was road-tested in China. There was great excitement about this possible solution to traffic woes, but questions are now being asked about whether the project is feasible or even real.</b><p>The idea of a …

Hit: Windows XP (2001)

Released in 2001, Windows XP proved popular enough to last a good decade. It was Microsoft's first mass-market OS to support Windows NT, a powerful multiprocessing, multi-user OS.

Someone made a smart vibrator, so of course it got hacked

The We-Vibe 4 Plus is a vibrator with a computer inside it – but hackers say it also phones home, telling its makers when it’s being used<p>The Internet of Things That Can Be Hacked grows daily. Lightbulbs, trucks, and fridges all have computers inside them now, and all have been hacked by someone. …

Las Vegas

Samsung Gears Up for Apple's iPhone 7 With the Note 7

Pop quiz: Do the following quotes refer to smartphone giant <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ: AAPL) or <b>Samsung</b> (NASDAQOTH: SSNLF)?<p>If you're guessing the answer isn't what most might expect, you're spot-on. Both quotes refer to South Korean giant Samsung's past two editions of its flagship smartphones.<p>Earlier this week, …

Cars of Atonement

Some cars are seemingly bought to atone for sins, as Peter Egan will now explain.<p><i>From the August, 1997 issue of Road & Track</i><p>Usually, when someone says to me, "Hey, I've got a great idea for your column!" some­thing inside of me freezes up and my neck gets about an inch shorter, like a person trying …

James Dean

Watch NASCAR Racer Derrike Cope’s Tire Explode at Watkins Glen

The mysterious explosion was caused by excessive brake heat<p>With stupendously powerful V-8 engines, top speeds that brush against 200 mph, and a relatively high curb weight, the NASCAR series is renowned for spectacular crashes <b></b>that occur mid-race. This weekend’s Xfinity race at Watkins Glen had a …

Motorsport

How to Go Fast Without Going Broke

Start racing cars on a budget.<p>The most honest advice I ever got about paying for racing came from a fellow who sat next to me during lunch at MSR Houston years ago. "If you want to go racing," he said, as I stared longingly at his GT3 Cup car, "start by becoming a success in your day job."<p>I'm …

Sora Signature Series // Electric Motorcycle

Product Description<p>The <b>SORA Signature Series</b> is the first luxury electric production motorcycle. Already featured in popular publications, this custom …

A car startup you’ve never heard of just raised a $1 billion series A

China's WM Motor just raised a record-breaking series A round... or so it claims.

Jet.com reportedly to be acquired by Walmart for $3 billion

<b>Update, 08/08</b>: <i>Walmart has now confirmed this acquisition</i>.<p>Jet.com will reportedly be acquired by Walmart in a deal said to be worth $3 billion, the culmination of rumors that first made waves last week. Under terms of the deal, Jet cofounder and CEO Marc Lore will remain at his post and will helm …

Hacker Creates Fake, Effective Boarding Passes

Przemek Jaroszewski, head of Poland’s chapter of the international Computer Emergency Readiness Team program, was scheduled to present what was …

Defence Department credit card spending on dating, escorts, gambling tops $1,000

Official taxpayer-funded Defence Department credit cards have been used to splurge on escorts and casino gambling worth more than $1,100 in the last …

Senate Committees

7 Grim Realities of Quitting Your Job To Travel the World

As travel bloggers, it’s our sworn duty to give you the truth and nothing but the truth! Since there are already hundreds of blogs highlighting the …

'Vice Principals' Does a Drug-Trip Episode Miraculously Free of Cliche

They can't feel their face when they're with each other.<p>It takes a lot of nerve for a modern comedy to indulge in scene where the main characters ingest LSD and have a bad trip. It's played out. It's a tired trope. The "Wacky Drug Sequence" often exists to give the appearance of edge to a show that …

China says Australia is 'on fringes of civilisation' after swimmer Mack Horton attacks Sun Yang

Global Times newspaper refers to Australia’s history as a penal colony in response to swimmer criticising Chinese athlete over doping<p>Sign up for our daily email briefing – and read today’s here<p>A mouthpiece for China’s Communist party has joined the country’s netizens in heaping abuse on Australian …

Cyborg stingray swims toward light, breaks new ground

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The idea of taking apart a rat's heart and transforming it into a tissue-engineered stingray first came to Kevin Kit Parker …