Michael Meyliker

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Mercedes-AMG Sprinter63 S is a perfect April Fools' prank

The pranksters at Mercedes-Benz USA need to check their calendars because April Fools' Day isn't until tomorrow. Still, the folks over there deserve points for taking something that should be absolutely absurd and making it look great.<p>Meet the Mercedes-AMG Sprinter63 S. This utilitarian van can …

Nvidia's Titan X: The 4K Gaming Graphics Card You've Been Waiting For

Let’s skip the foreplay. Nvidia’s Titan X is the best single-GPU graphics card on the market, and a remarkable feat of engineering. This is an inarguable conclusion. <i>If</i> cost is no concern and you want exceptional 1440p gaming and/or surprisingly strong 4K gaming from a single-GPU graphics card …

Computer Hardware

The DeltaWing road car is coming, it'll cost $60K

That's for a two-seat GT. The four-seat family car will start around $30K.<p>Sometime later this summer, a curious new sports-car prototype will cruise the streets of North Georgia.<p>Today, on the eve of the 12 Hours of Sebring, Don Panoz announced that his company will soon build road-going versions of …

Soon you can hand crank your iPhone, like our ancient ancestors

The CrankCase is a durable case for the iPhone with a built-in hand-crank charger. Crank it for five minutes and get up to three hours of life for an …

Apps

10 mind-blowing facts about the Apple Store

Apple now has over 400 stores worldwide. Check out some other mind-blowing facts about the Apple Store.

PC makers mock Apple’s new MacBook

Mac vs. PC is always fun. It's a never-ending war of words between Apple fans and Microsoft fans, mixed with tech spec comparisons of GHz, nits, and RAM speed. While Apple was busy unveiling a new 12-inch MacBook without any full-sized USB ports, PC makers took the opportunity to mock the future …

There are around 10 of these Audi wagons left on Earth

It's the crown jewel in this owner's modest three-car collection.<p>Loving your car (or cars, as it were) is something everyone here can relate to, so interesting owner stories resonate. This Audi video profiles an enthusiast who started his career as an apprentice at a DKW dealer, which eventually …

Popular torrent client can steal your CPU cycles to mine bitcoins

If you recently installed or updated uTorrent on your PC, you may have have picked up an unwanted passenger: a bitcoin miner called Epic Scale. If you don't pay attention, that piece of code can be inadvertently installed with the latest uTorrent build (version 3.4.2). It can then use your computer …

BitTorrent

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Ting makes it easier to connect an unlocked phone on the cheap

Image copyright Ting.If you’ve got an unlocked T-Mobile or AT&T smartphone and need cheap cellular service for it, mobile virtual network operator …

Four Wesleyan students charged over drug overdoses that hospitalised 12

Four students at Wesleyan University in Connecticut have been arrested in connection with party drug overdoses that hospitalized 12 people.<p>University officials said on Monday that 10 students and two visitors were taken to area hospitals after showing signs of MDMA or “Molly” overdose. Both are …

Rio De Janeiro

Bitcoin Price with Real Time Bitcoin Chart

View the latest Bitcoin price with our interactive and live Bitcoin price chart including buy and sell volumes.

Cryptocurrency

LG G Flex 2 Is The World's Fastest Phone, Annihilates Samsung's Note 4 and Apple's iPhone 6

On Wednesday I picked up my review sample of the LG G Flex 2. This is the second time I’ve used the phone, the first was at a pre-brief meeting in Las Vegas for CES. My initial reaction to the phone was “wow”. The reason for that was because I had used the original G Flex, and really liked it, …

Phones

This Week in Food News: Peach-Flavored Strawberries, Gold-Flecked Caviar and the Next Best Innovation in Pizza

<i>The Internet is a black hole for strange, weird and wonderful things—especially when it comes to food. Rather than dive in yourself, let FWx do it</i> …

And Now There's A Wearable Tomato-Dispensing Robot

Thanks, Japan.<p><i>Images via</i><p>Training for a marathon? Shigenori Suzuki thinks you need more tomatoes in your system. That's why, in anticipation of yesterday's Tokyo Marathon, the 38-year-old Kagome Co. (a tomato and tomato-based product manufacturer and distributor) employee devised the Tomatan, a …

Top 10 crowd-funded PCs: How Silicon Valley's heirs are building the next great computer

The crowd-funding revolution has led to a number of fascinating desktop, laptop, and tablet PC projects. Here are some of the most noteworthy -- and …

This is the greatest car t-shirt ever made

It's called "Unicorn" and it checks every enthusiast box there is.<p>As of press time, there's still one day left to order the latest Blipshift tee before it goes away forever. And seriously, you need this one in your shirt drawer.<p>It's called "Unicorn" in honor of the elusive perfect vehicle. The …

Arctic bitcoin mine switches to smaller chip to boost efficiency

A bitcoin mine near the Arctic Circle is to start using 16 nanometer (nm) chips to improve mining efficiency. KnCMiner said the technology would make …

Hong Kong bitcoin exchange disappears with at least $8.1 million

Early reports had suggested as much as £254 million ($386 million) could be lost, based on MyCoin's own figures on customers. There may be more victims that have yet to come forward and report their losses, however.<p>MyCoin offered clients to invest in a contract that would provide a HK$1 million …

What It's Like Inside One of the World's Largest Bitcoin Mines

Bitcoin mines are a lot like mineral mines: dark, dismal, and dangerous. Most people wouldn't know this, though, since these facilities are tucked …

Bitcoin

Inside the Chinese Bitcoin Mine That's Grossing $1.5M a Month

Watch Motherboard's rare look inside one of China's biggest bitcoin factories.<p>Last October, Motherboard gained access to a massive and secretive makeshift bitcoin mine housed in a repurposed factory in the Liaoning Province of rural northeast China.<p>This is the infrastructure that keeps the digital …

Life Inside a Secret Chinese Bitcoin Mine

The Bitcoin mining industry is a tough and intrepid one to be involved in. Companies need<p>The Bitcoin mining industry is a tough and intrepid one to be involved in. Companies need specialized servers that require powerful computers with adequate cooling systems to support the massive amounts of …

A Rare Look Inside A Massive Bitcoin Mine

Bitcoin mining is not a pretty business. It requires lots of specialized servers that are essentially unusable for normal computing and lots of cooling. But when you bring thousands of miners together in the same room, things really get ugly.<p>Motherboard has some fascinating footage of a bitcoin …

Popping the Bitcoin balloon: Virtual currency transactions expected to plummet in 2015

A year of scandals, theft, and the collapse of a major exchange is apparently taking its toll on cryptocurrencies.<p>Juniper Research released a new report today projecting that the value of all cryptocurrency transactions will collapse in 2015 to about $30 billion from $71 billion in 2014.<p>What in the …

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The Uberpreneur: How An Uber Driver Makes $252,000 A Year

“It’s a genius way to start a business nowadays, especially because nobody’s doing it.”<p>The man sitting beside me is sharing the most insightful business advice I’ve heard lately. His ideas are as unconventional as the location of our conversation. We’re not in a coffee shop or a corner office. …

Los Angeles

Raspberry Pi 2 appears two years early with a substantial hardware upgrades

While Raspberry Pi fans were told to expect a brand new board somewhere around 2017, it turns out that wasn't quite true. This is the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B: a substantial upgrade from the Model B+ that will go on sale later today for $35/£25. The new board has some fundamental upgrades that could …

Raspberry Pi

I Totally Want This Camera Bag That Looks Like a Normal Bag

Camera bags are not only almost always ugly, but they also shout to the world that you are carrying expensive objects around. The Brevitē is a …

Swyp is yet another one-card wallet vying for your attention

High-tech cards that store all your credit, gift and loyalty card info haven't exactly made it big yet, but the competition's already heating up. The newest entry in the race is called Swyp: a metallic device with a screen that transforms into the card you want to use when you need it, so long as …

Rechargeable Batteries