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Ending net neutrality will save the internet, not destroy it

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made the right move Thursday when it undid an Obama-era power grab commonly referred to as “net neutrality,” ending the agency’s micro-management of the internet.<p>The FCC action benefits consumers and ensures that the internet will be free from burdensome …

Net Neutrality

Trek Domane SL6 review

Since its debut back in 2012 the Domane has been a bike that’s always impressed us. The groundbreaking Isospeed ‘decoupler’ at the back-end …

How young is too young for a smartphone? We asked the experts

It’s not easy being a parent. Balancing your child’s wants and needs with what you feel is best for them can be tricky. A particularly thorny issue …

Parenting

Tesla Drivers Claim Autopilot Caused Crashes

In a preview of a type of dispute that is certain to become much more common, two drivers of Tesla’s Model S this week blamed the car’s self-driving …

Tesla

Facebook is playing a dangerous game with Apple

It's a big moment for chatbots, which tech luminaries like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Evernote CEO Phil Libin praise as the next big thing in computing. And investors are pouring cash into startups that promise to ride the wave.<p>Which makes it even weirder that Facebook's introduction of …

Chatbots

This man has made traveling the world and drinking whisky into a career

As the Global Master Brand Ambassador for Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky, his job description includes sharing Glenmorangie with someone, nearly every working day.<p>Blackmore also answers questions from newcomers and experts alike — and sometimes, the questions get very detailed.<p>"I was just …

Whiskey

Your next MacBook may have a touchscreen keyboard

A newly discovered Apple patent could mean the end to physical keyboards on MacBooks.<p>Dubbed ‘Zero Travel,’ the patent aims to turn your existing keyboard into a flat surface — like typing on a screen. The patent identifies using haptic feedback as a means to let you know you’ve struck a key.<p>Though …

Why Do We Keep Buying Vehicles at Dealerships?

From the October 2015 issue<p>Two 20-somethings walked into a car dealership . . .<p>No, that really happened—this isn’t a setup for a joke. More than a quarter of the 16 million new-car purchases in the United States last year were made by that tech-savvy, marketing-averse group known as millennials, …

Customer Service

This is how Volkswagen is going to fight on in America

VW reported on Tuesday that its US sales plunged more than 13% last month.<p>For the year, Volkswagen sales are down nearly 14%.<p>At a time when many of its rivals are reporting double-digit growth in a US market that's currently near its record high, VW is reporting double-digit declines.<p>Even more …

Profit

2017 Audi R8 V10 Pricing Released

The second-generation Audi R8 has been a long time coming but it’s almost here, and now we know what it will cost. Remember that for the new, 2017 model, Audi will no longer offer the more-affordable, eight-cylinder version. Instead, it’s V-10 only, so you might want to adjust your sticker-price …

Sports Cars

This is why Volkswagen wants to settle with diesel owners right now

What is VW up to here?<p>Simply put, it appears to be one more move by VW CEO Matthias Mueller to get his company past the cheating scandal as quickly as possible.<p>Settlement funds are Feinberg's specialty. He won praise for his work administering funds for victims of the Sept. 11 and Boston Marathon …

General Motors

Mountain biking on a road bike, with Yoann Barelli (VIDEO) - MBR

Is it mountain biking or Cyclocross? Rocks, roots and power wheelies all with skinny tyres and dropped handle bars in this extreme video<p>How do you …

Cyclo-cross

iOS 9.2 is now available to the public

Apple just released iOS 9.2 to the public today after months of beta testing by developers and public testers.<p>iOS 9.2 is the second major update since iOS 9 was released to in Septmeber and brings with it a host of new bug fixes, as well as significant tweaks to the Safari View Controller that …

Volkswagen's sales are collapsing

Volkswagen car sales are plunging fast as customers in its key markets turn away from the battered car maker.<p>VW brand sales in the U.K. plunged 20% in November, following a nearly 10% drop in October, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said on Friday.<p>Britain is the car maker's fourth …

Automotive Industry

Top 5 Parenting Habits for Raising Happy, Healthy Kids

We all know that parenting can be difficult. In those first few months after birth, when you're basking in the glow of becoming a new mom or dad while reeling from the difficulty of nighttime feeds, much of what's necessary to raise a child hasn't really hit you. But, over time, as the months and …

Apple Watch vs. Samsung Gear S2: A smartwatch skeptic chooses

Commentary: I wore both the Apple Watch and Samsung's Gear S2 together for a week to find out just which smartwatch fits my lifestyle better. Here's my verdict.<p>I'm not the biggest fan of watches, especially not since the arrival of the cellphone. My trusty Nokia 3210 told me the time and didn't …

Smartwatches

Catalonia crisis forces Spain into unknown territory

<b>Is it really possible that part of a Western European country could break away, without a legally recognised referendum or the consent of that country's government?</b><p>Regarding Catalonia, most commentators and politicians in Madrid never thought the answer to that question could be yes.<p>And by refusing …

Europe

12 Commandments Of Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

<i>By Charles J. Orlando</i><p>When it comes to creating successful relationships, you need certain critical traits in place. Traits not just merely "present," but existing in a real and genuine way that emanates from each partner through their own want (not because someone is complaining). The moment "give …

Gravel bike vs. road bike — what's the difference?

• Home / News / Road / Video: Gravel bike vs. road bike — what’s the difference?<p><b>Editor’s Note:</b> This video is courtesy of Global Cycling Network. The …

Road Bikes

2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Strategy and Cheat Sheet for Opening Rounds

No matter what you do throughout the season, your fantasy football hopes can rely on your performance in the first few rounds of the draft. Don't mess it up.<p>While there are certainly situations outside of your control like injuries and off-field issues, you want to make sure you build a core that …

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: 10 Bold Predictions For 2015

For your fantasy football draft prep, it's important to roll the dice at least once if you want your team to succeed. Don't look at these ten predictions as complete lunacy, but as gut instincts with supported data. If you believe that one, or more, of the following forecasts is plausible, then use …

Fantasy Football

Volkswagen Golf R 400 production to be very limited, priced above Audi RS3 for exclusivity – report

The Golf R400 concept is one of the most eagerly-awaited hot hatches on the calendar. Rumoured to be unveiled in 2017, <i>L’ Automobile Sportive</i> is …

Volkswagen Golf

How Berlin’s Futuristic Airport Became a $6 Billion Embarrassment

The inspectors could hardly believe what they were seeing. Summoned from their headquarters near Munich, the team of logistics, safety, and aviation …

Germany

‘There’s an Awakening in Our Country’: A Q&A With Jimmy Carter

The former president speaks out on the Confederate flag, religion, Bob Dylan, and Iran.<p>“I’m a Southerner,” Jimmy Carter announced on one of his TV ads during his 1976 campaign for president, introducing himself to the nation. He was filmed walking through his peanut farm in Plains, Georgia. Today, …

Human Rights

Trump: It'll cost me 'peanuts' to run for president

The cost of running for president? “Peanuts,” says Donald Trump.<p>“I’m in it to win it. I gave up a lot. I gave up hundreds of millions in deals, you know, things that I do. In all fairness, I don’t want it to sound trivial — NBC renewed ‘The Apprentice’ because we had a great season last season, and …

Donald Trump

Apple Watch band is filled with cool tech, patent reveals

Your Apple Watch band contains some cutting-edge fabrication technology that could extend into other fashion accessories, according to a patent filing released today.<p>The patent describes an ingenious method for molding “woven fibers” into any desired shape and securing them without stitching.<p>The …

Apple Music wanted to rob artists like Taylor Swift robs photographers

Taylor Swift is a shrewd business woman and thought she was speaking for all the little artists when she told Apple to kiss off when it comes to featuring her album <i>1989</i> on its new music streaming service.<p>To not pay artists during Apple Music’s free three-month trial period is exploitive, the …

Why is a Chinese tycoon building a $50 billion canal in Nicaragua that no one wants?

A Chinese billionaire is building one of the world’s largest engineering projects, a canal in Nicaragua that is three times the size of world’s largest, the Panama Canal, and is estimated to cost at least $50 billion. Of the many Chinese infrastructure projects spanning the globe, the new canal …

China

Apple's new music streaming service could revive the recording industry

Apple Inc.is poised to unveil what analysts and record label executives hope will be a game-changer in the way consumers listen to music.<p>Taking on the likes of<p>SpotifyandPandora, the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant is expected to announce a $10-a-month streaming service and revamped Internet radio …