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McLaren 540C - the perfect daily supercar?

Car buyers come in all shapes and sizes, but you’ll search a long time before you find a supercar owner whose proud boast is that he chose the …

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The weirdest, wildest, best new games at E3 2016.

Last week was E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, in which developers and hardware manufacturers unveil their upcoming products with great …

Qualifying for Le Mans May Be Irrelevant, but It Is Rewarding

Qualifying for a 24 hour race is nearly pointless, but starting up front is a great reward.<p><i>(Before the start of today's race, Jeff Segal filed his final pre-race report after Thursday qualifying - Ed.)</i><p>After a frustrating first qualifying session, we arrived at the track Thursday hoping that the …

Photo Friday: Read Up on Picking the Perfect Camera

Is buying a camera any less stressful than buying a car? There are dizzying numbers of options, buttons and knobs to consider. But unlike an automobile, most cameras look pretty similar from afar.<p>So forget looks: consider how you’ll actually use a camera. Whether you’re only taking photos of the …

The 12 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals

Based on data from online education platform Coursera, we compiled a list of the 12 most popular, free online classes for working professionals.<p>Here they are, ranked by popularity:<p>Coursera's most popular course offers an introduction to classic and contemporary social psychology, covering topics …

The Rule of Equivalent Exposure (With Quick Quiz)

The camera is a fascinating tool. It’s amazing how a camera can freeze a moment in the present and lets you savour it in the future. While it may …

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This is a GIF of a Vine of a Video of a Flipbook of a GIF of a Video of a Roller Coaster | Colossal

<p>Could this be the most meta thing on the entire internet? Just so we’re clear, the title isn’t a typo. This really is a GIF of a Vine of a video of …

How-to: Get started with Instant Alpha and Smart Lasso in Preview for OS X

As you may know, Instant Alpha is a feature that allows you to remove an object in an image from its background. You can find this feature in apps like Pages and Keynote, as well as the Preview app that comes built-in on Macs. As we’ve written recently in articles about signatures and marking up …

Dark chocolate ingredient may prevent obesity, diabetes, study shows

Snacking on unprocessed dark chocolate may help reduce a person’s risk of obesity and diabetes, Medical Daily reported.<p>Dark chocolate is rich in flavonols, a type of antioxidant shown to improve cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow. In order to determine whether …

24 Hot & Spicy Recipes for Sriracha Week—or Any Week

From mapo tofu to jerk chicken, here are 24 spicy recipes guaranteed to make you sweat.<p>If you haven't figured it out already, we're big spice fiends here at <i>Bon Appétit</i>. So fiendish, in fact, that we're dedicating an entire week to foods that tingle our tongues, light our mouths on fire, and make us …

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The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

Ski Jumping with a Helmet-Mounted GoPro Camera

Ski jumper Anders Jacobsen calmly soars off a ski jump in this video shot with a GoPro camera attached to his helmet. If you’re wondering how the …

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."<p>That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of …

Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Last week, I reported that scientists are working their way toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. While some researchers are still hesitant to liken sweet stuff to drugs or alcohol, the evidence is accumulating to explain why some of us really struggle to resist or moderate our sugar intake. …

The controversial case of GMO apples that won't turn brown

Sliced apples that never cease looking fresh: that's the promise from a Canadian company behind new apples that have been genetically engineered to retain their alluring color even after being cut open. But the apples, currently being evaluated for approval by the US Department of Agriculture, …

Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

40k-Mile 1958 Buick Century Riviera 4-Door Hardtop Survivor

This 1958 Buick Century Riviera Hardtop sedan (chassis 6E2004697) is said to be a rust-free, mostly original survivor with only a bit over 40k miles …

Heating Water To 600 Degrees Celsius In One Trillionth Of A Second

A new trick of science could trigger some interesting chemical reactions.<p>It may only work on tiny amounts of water, but it should be the fastest transfer of energy to water on Earth. Scientists have figured out how to heat about one billionth of a liter of water 600 degrees Celsius in one …

How Technology Is Warping Your Memory

Take a moment to think about the last time you memorized someone's phone number. Was it way back when, perhaps circa 2001? And when was the last time you were at a dinner party or having a conversation with friends, when you whipped out your smartphone to Google the answer to someone's question? …

EA Investigated by Law Firm Over Battlefield 4

The saga continues.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>United States law firm Holzer Holzer and Fistel, LLC is conducting an investigation over whether EA mislead its …

Procedurally sound: No Man's Sky and 10 other games reaching for infinite replayability

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>One of the standout trailers to emerge from the <i>VGX</i> awards was No Man’s Sky from developer Hello Games, the studio behind the racing-stunt series Joe Danger.<p>Not …

Genetics accounts for more than half of variation in exam results

Differences in children's exam results at secondary school owe more to genetics than teachers, schools or the family environment, according to a study published yesterday.<p>The research drew on the exam scores of more than 11,000 16-year-olds who sat GCSEs at the end of their secondary school …

Bicycling's 50 Golden Rules

The cycling standards you need to know<p>Cyclists are innovators, constantly hunting for an edge. Over the last half-century, we've tried thousands of methods to become stronger, faster, and smarter on a bike—many of which have been discarded through the years.<p>These are the rules that have …

A gorgeous, colorful look at the cellphone signals we never see

Invisible signals are all around us, and now we can finally see what we've been missing. Data visualization artist Nickolay Lamm created psychedelic images of the cellphone signals that live in the air, but are invisible to us.<p>At first glance, the visualizations look like tiny mountains illuminated …

Watch Jon Stewart make fun of the NSA’s foray into World of Warcraft

The National Security Agency's spying on games such as <i>World of Warcraft</i> and <i>Second Life</i> didn't go unnoticed by <i>The Daily Show</i> host Jon Stewart.<p>Yesterday, newly disclosed classified documents revealed that the NSA spied on services and games in fear that virtual hangouts for online gamers could be a …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …