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One pilot dead as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo rocket plane crashes

Virgin Galactic says plane designed for commercial space travel was undertaking test flight in California when ‘in-flight anomaly’ occurred<p>Branson’s ambitious project beset by problems and delays<p>A Virgin Galactic spacecraft crashed after an explosion during a test flight over the Mojave desert on …

Hands On With Microsoft’s New Fitness Wearable, The Band

Dropping out of left field like a foul fly ball from the Kansas City Royals this week, the Microsoft Band was a surprise. Part fitness band, part computer, part mobile Twitter and stock-checking smartgadget, the Band is a mix of things.<p>And it pretty much works. It’s still a bit clunky, as you might …

Scion Challenged Three Media Outlets to Build the Ultimate FR-S—These Are the Results

Scion’s annual Tuner Challenge, in which three tuners are given a Scion, $15,000, and 90 days to customize the car for the SEMA show, has become something we look forward to every year. For 2014, Scion has changed things up: instead of handing the cars over to tuners, the automaker issued its …

Sports Cars

NFL nicknames are offensive and should be banned

Jay Schroeder was the quarterback of Washington's NFL team from 1984-87. In a bout of unparalleled logic, he decided to address controversy over the team's nickname by asking TwinCities.com why we don't look around the league more and explore some other nicknames.<p>"Let's take the context of the word …

1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Alloy

Vintage cars are sure to turn heads around wherever they are and this 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Alloy<p>Vintage cars are sure to turn heads around wherever they are and this 1965 Shelby 289 Cobra Alloy is certainly no exception. Outfitted with a polished aluminum body, the car was originally purchased by …

Wearing the Microsoft Band, the next big thing in fitness tracking

I've been wearing it for two hours, and I'm still acutely aware that it's there. This is the first and most unavoidable thing you should know about the Microsoft Band: it's big, and it's heavy. It's not an object with a strap, like a smartwatch or a Fitbit; there's technology in every part of this …