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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06: Top 10 Reasons it Shatters the Supercar Category

Even in the Golden Age of Automobiles we’re currently enjoying it’s rare for one car to get so many things so right. Yes, cars are better than ever, and not just in terms of performance or efficiency or safety or technology, but in terms of providing all of those things in a comprehensive package …

Live stream Jack White’s sold-out Madison Square Garden show — listen

One of the best live acts in town, Jack White will headline New York’s historic Madison Square Garden tonight, marking his first performance at the …

David Simon Does Not Care What You Think Is Cool About His TV Shows

“Nobody watched <i>The Wire</i> when it was on,” says David Simon, leaning forward with a conspiratorial whisper, sitting at a neat desk in the ersatz office …

The New Jamstik+ Is A Musician’s Best Friend

As a wannabe guitarist, I find that the hardest thing to do is sit down and actually play guitar. When I first saw the Jamstik, a five-fret mini electronic guitar, I was impressed. It was about as big as a sub bun and featured strings that never had to be tuned. To play it you simply chorded and …

Twitter Confirms Acquisition Of India’s Missed Call Marketing Platform ZipDial

Last week TechCrunch reported Twitter was in final talks to acquire ZipDial for between $30 million and $40 million, and today the company announced the deal has closed.<p>ZipDial allows people to call a special phone number for a business, hang up before they incur a charge, and then receive a phone …

See 50 Years of David Bowie's Hairstyles in 5 Seconds

World Cup<p>The least red-white-and-blue (if you don’t count Russia!) major sporting event in our time will be the most chaotic, entertaining, and …

Red Carpet

'Grantchester' on PBS splendidly combines crime and contemplation

America's deepening addiction to British drama is lovingly enabled by Sunday night's premiere of "Grantchester," the latest installment of PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery!"<p>This tale of a young vicar who dabbles in detection checks so many "trending" boxes — period details! gorgeous location! forays into …

TV

Yongnuo Will Unveil Cheaper Clones of Nikon Lenses Before the End of 2015

One of the big stories in the world of camera gear this past year has been Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo’s expansion into cheap clones of Canon …

Building a DIY Sideways Room for ‘Anti-Gravity’ Family Portraits

One of photographer Jeff Paradiso‘s big projects this past year was to create a sideways room for “anti-gravity” photos. These are images in which …

A 25-Year-Old Coding Genius Was Making $500,000 A Year In College, And He Just Raised $10 Million For A Startup

He launched his first tech startup when he was 12. "I wanted to cheat video games," he laughs. "I did Cheat Neopets, web game cheats. For $25/month you got whatever cheats I found. It did well until Neopets sent me a cease and desist letter."<p>"I was 13. I thought I was screwed," he told us. "I …

Canary Home Security System Has Finally Started Shipping

Canary, the $250, all-in-one home security system that caught the attention of our hearts and minds back in 2013, has finally started shipping.<p>The device launched on Indiegogo back in July of 2013, with a goal of $100,000. By the time the campaign had ended, Canary had amassed nearly $2 million in …

Ranking The Characters On HBO's “The Wire” By Likability

"Ain't nobody got nothing to say about a 40-degree day."<p>Twelve years ago, perhaps the greatest series ever to grace television made its debut.<p>HBO had a gem on its hands in <i>The Wire,</i> though almost no one watched while it was on the air, a reality that kept the series constantly on the chopping block. …

Your Complete Guide To Binge-Watching “Black Mirror” On Netflix

Before you see the new Christmas special, starring Jon Hamm, catch up on the six mesmerizing, terrifying episodes already streaming.<p>Can you hear that?<p>It’s the sound of a hit U.K. television show, landing on U.S. shores with a splash. Odds are, you’ve either seen <i>Black Mirror</i> and you’re hounding …

Gotham: why the city is the star

Series 1, episode 10: a trip downtown sees the Batman prequel finally capitalising on an oft-overlooked asset, says Ed Power. CONTAINS SPOILERS<p>Cheerfully cheesy, <b>Gotham</b> is a reminder that good television needn't take itself seriously. But the <b>Batman prequel</b>'s endearingly pulpy quality – a playfulness …

'Ascension' Creator on the Big Reveal and More

<b>Note: The following contains spoilers for the first episode of Syfy’s Ascension</b><p>Maintaining surprise on television has become harder and harder in the age of spoilers, but surprise is exactly what occurred tonight, and now with the premiere concluded and audiences clued in on the true secrets of …

Hush Earplugs: The World's First Smart Earplugs

Nothing beats a good night’s sleep, but sometimes that can be hard to achieve due to the never-ending noises around you. Everything makes a noise — …

Human Rig Shot: Photographer Shoots a Motorcycle While on Rollerblades

Here’s a stunt you probably shouldn’t try at home — unless you’ve been featured in a GoPro commercial or something. Photographer Matthew Jones …

10 best new TV shows of 2014

[audio uploaded]<p>In this age of segmented demographics, declining ratings and a reliance on sports and reality programming to pad network schedules, …

The Solowheel: check out this new giratory system

“The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot,” to quote the late comedian Sid Caesar, “the guy who invented the other three: <i>he</i> was the genius!” Sympathy with this point of view is the instinctive attitude for newcomers to the Solowheel, an unusual, one-wheeled vehicle developed by American …

Mesosphere’s new data center mother brain will blow your mind

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: ramcreations/Shutterstock<p>Mesosphere has been making a name for itself in the the world of data centers and cloud …

LEGO Enthusiast's Bird Models Will Soon Hit the Shelves

In 2012, we shared the fantastic work of Bristol-based LEGO enthusiast and bird lover, Tom Poulsom. His affinity for the winged creatures lead him to construct a series of popular birds in the UK and North America. They are stunning in their attention to detail, and we're happy to report that …

The Sad State Of American Inequality In 12 Charts

On a number of measures, inequality in the US has been rising for the last few decades.<p>We put together a dozen charts and maps that show some of the core issues of inequality.

Tortoise Fitted with LEGO Wheelchair to Help Him Move Around

Thanks to the ingenuity of a veterinarian and some spare LEGO bricks, this tiny tortoise is now able to roll around on his own little wheelchair. Blade's owner, Iris Peste, took the tortoise to the vet after she noticed that he was struggling to move around. The vet, Dr. Carsten Plischke, …

The Best Free Workout Videos on YouTube

Now that the holidays are creeping around the corner, you may have to break up with your regularly scheduled sweat sessions, at least temporarily. …

Exercise

Review: Can Canon’s PowerShot G7 X Beat Out Sony’s RX100 Series?

Canon perceived premium compact users to want a bright powerful zoom lens with relatively large sensor and a viewfinder in the PowerShot G1X Mk II …