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New to town? Here are 8 awesome ways to get connected in Austin

According to a 2015 Census report, an estimated 157 people move to the Austin metropolitan area each day. Were you among them? In a city growing by …

Best Practices in Data Storytelling

Data storytelling is a critical aspect of analytics that was not given much attention until recently. An Enterprise Data World 2015 session entitled …

This is Why a California Road Trip should be on your Bucket List

From the cost of Big Sur to the mountains of Lake Tahoe this California Road Trip Itinerary has it all.

Did Schengen ruin the romance of travel?

As with many revolutions that redefine landscapes, it started with the stroke of a pen and a firm handshake rather than a rumble of bulldozers or the stomping of troops on the ground.<p>Nor did it come to pass in a major metropolis. There was no grand setting – Paris, Madrid or Berlin – for this …

Uptown Oakland’s Classic Cars West opening eatery, beer garden - Inside Scoop SF

One of the more eclectic stops on <b>Oakland’s Art Murmur</b> is set to make it itself even more accessible to the public.<p><b>Classic Cars West</b>, a vintage car dealership that moved to Uptown four years ago, has hosted rotating exhibits and events, set strikingly amid a host of gleaming classic vehicles, on a …

Classic Cars

Priciest Range Rover Ever Made Is a Rolling Rifle Case

The iconic Range Rover was always meant to be a conveyance to the countryside. The latest special-edition Rangie underlines that tradition, partnering with historic British gunsmith Holland & Holland to create the most luxurious way to cart your hunting gear to the woods. And at a very refined …

23 Household Items That Can Double As (Effective) Camping Gear

Spend money on the big ticket camping items that ensure your comfort and safety. Don't spend money on all the little stuff that can often be better …

The Ultimate Arm Candy: Jewelry Made From Crashed Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis And More

When it comes to arm candy, Crash Couture comes with the ultimate bragging rights. Made from crashed European luxury cars, they create custom, one-of-a-kind jewelry made with semi-precious stones and hand engraved designs.<p>Crash by Minabea is owned by Christi Schimpke who works her magic from her …

Welcome to Containerstan: how the shipping container took over the world

The ubiquitous unit of global commerce has infiltrated every sphere of modern life – whether as a means of trafficking, a symbol of gentrification, …

Utah’s 10 most unbelievable views

Out in the USA’s wild west, the state of Utah has some of the country’s most incredible views – unreal sunsets, magical rock formations, majestic mountains and more. Whether you’re gazing up awestruck at red-rock cliffs from a raft bouncing along the Colorado River or hiking down into the grand …

1971 Triumph by Analog

There’s usually a trigger that inspires someone to start a custom build. Perhaps an engine failure, or a dent in the tank. Or even just a glimpse of a cool bike parked on the street. In Tony Prust’s case, it was the offer of a new speedo—a beautifully restored Smiths instrument.<p>“I bought this 1971 …

Athens

Watch Porsche Factory Workers Inspect 911s

The birth of your first child was pretty uplifting, wasn’t it? And getting married, whoa, that made you real fuzzy. The truth is, these heartfelt moments fade and your life soon revolves around working to pay for crap you never wanted. But watching your custom Porsche 911 getting prepped and tested …

Jaguars, Land Rovers, and Minis Stuck on Capsized Carrier

Let’s start with the good news. Despite feverish speculation from Britain’s tabloid newspapers, one of which ran a story suggesting that 10 percent of Bentley’s annual production was affected, we’ve been assured that there are none of the company’s products aboard the car carrier that has partially …

Stricken ship's cargo of luxury cars could be scrapped

Fleet of Jaguars, Minis and a Rolls-Royce could be scrapped to avoid future legal action<p>More than 1,200 luxury cars, including Jaguars and a Rolls-Royce Wraith worth at least £35 million, could be scrapped after the cargo ship transporting them ran aground in the Solent.<p>The Hoegh Osaka vehicle …

Tribe Coffee + BMW Motorrad South Africa

by Chérmelle D. Edwards<p>The connection between coffee and motorcycles is a natural fit; adrenaline rushes aside, both cultures attract deeply devoted fans that enjoy conversing about machines, nuances and destinations. The latest place in Cape Town to combine these two passions is at the BMW …

Motorcycles

Ducati’s New Scrambler Is a Cool and Practical Revival: Review

Maybe you’ve seen that movie, <i>On Any Sunday.</i><p>It’s a 1971 flick that chronicles the burgeoning motorcycle culture in America, notable not simply because …

Motorcycles

SBA Reveals Top Small Business Lenders

Looking for a small business loan? Data released this month by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may help you in your money hunt. The data, which ranks lenders based on the dollar value of total loans outstanding, comes from a report released this month called <i>Small Business Lending in</i> …

The World’s Largest Clairvoyance Experiment Has Begun

I met with Hunter Lee Soik, the 33-year-old behind Shadow—an app that lets you record your dreams upon waking and enter them into a massive database.<p>Icelanders call it <i>Berdreymin—</i>the ability to see the future in dreams. On my travels collecting dreams from around the world, clairvoyance has been one …

Porsche 911 Engine Plant Is A Mechanical Meditation Zone: Video

If the Porsche 918 Spyder’s assembly line wowed us with its precision and high-tech materials, the Porsche 911’s engine assembly line at Zuffenhausen …

An Artist Residency Aboard a Cargo Ship

Fantasizing about an artist residency? It’s unlikely that vision includes a cargo ship. The enormous container carriers supply 90% of everything — …

Ancient and modern mariners

IMAGINE the beginning of a sea voyage, and you probably picture something like the frenetic preparations that Herman Melville describes in “Moby …