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Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo Takes On An F/A-18 Hornet Fighter Jet: Video

What we have here is a gratuitous display of power and speed, courtesy of two guys who both think they have the best job in the world. Granted, it's …

Last Call- Fabulous Fords in Fort Lauderdale Edition

This past weekend Auctions America held a high-roller event in Fort Lauderdale. Two of the highlights of the auction were a 2006 Ford GT Heritage …

2014 Audi R8 4.2 V-8 Manual

Eight sensational cylinders, one fabulous gated shifter.<p>It hits you like a smack upside the head as you upshift through the six gears of the Audi R8’s manual gearbox. Despite the serious look of the brushed aluminum shift gate, the stirring 4.2-liter V-8 residing directly behind you, and the …

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

Jason Sudeikis And Olivia Wilde Take A Courtside Selfie

Expectant parents Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde had some fun in New York City on Wednesday night, March 19, as the Indiana Pacers took on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.<p>The couple, who is set to welcome their first child, a baby boy, in May, sat courtside for the game. They laughed …

Ram/Jeep Ecodiesel engine has Maserati roots

The 3.0L turbodiesel V6 in the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel earned a slot on <i>Ward's Automotive</i> 2014 10 Best Engines for its power, fuel economy and refinement. In a piece looking at how Fiat subsidiary VM Motor developed the engine, <i>Ward's</i> also makes note of the fact that the same lump goes in diesel …

Hall of Famer Mike Webster's estate, others sue NFL over concussions

The estate of Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Webster has sued the<p>NFLoverconcussionsthePittsburgh Steelerscenter sustained during his career.<p>Webster's is one of six estates of deceased former players among the 66 plaintiffs in the lawsuit that was filed in L.A. Superior Court last month and moved …

VIDEO: Russell Westbrook leaves game with sprained knee

Russell Westbrook was forced to leave in the third quarter against the Raptors with an apparent right knee injury.<p>Russell Westbrook was forced to …

Confessions of a 13-year-old Mario fansite creator

As the Web turns 25, I remember my misspent youth.<p>According to a whole lot of media sources, the World Wide Web is turning 25 today. That's not …

First Impressions Of MSI's Radeon R9 280 Twin Frozr IV Graphics Card

Earlier this month I reported on AMD‘s introduction of the Radeon 280, a refresh of the venerable 7950 which has historically offered exceptional value for the performance. It is also regarded as the most efficient graphics card for crypto-currency mining, which has resulted in product scarcity and …

AMD's Matt Skynner Talks New Crytek Partnership, Mantle's 'Beacon Of Leadership'

When I last spoke with AMD’s Matt Skynner (Corporate VP and GM of Graphics Business Unit) in September 2013, he didn’t sound quite this elated. Then again, the Sunnyvale company hadn’t yet launched their Hawaii graphics cards. Nor had the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 been released, both of which …

Adam Muema Resurfaces After Leaving NFL Combine for Religious Reasons

The NFL Scouting Combine has seen plenty of strange stories, but this may be a first. Former San Diego State running back Adam Muema left after getting a message from God that he would play for the Seattle Seahawks.<p><b>Updates from Thursday, March 13</b><p>Muema further confirmed that he would not be playing …

Football (U.S.)

Security guard gets jail for stealing Lakers championship rings

A former security guard at a Lakers practice facility pleaded no contest Friday to stealing three of the team's championship rings and hundreds of dollars of gift cards, the L.A. County district attorney's office said.<p>Mejía Eddie Monterroso, 23, entered his plea to grand theft of personal property …

Andrew Bynum Signs Contract with the Indiana Pacers

Andrew Bynum, a free agent since being released by the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 7, has signed a contract with the Indiana Pacers. The team confirmed the signing on Saturday morning via its official website:<p>The Indiana Pacers announced Saturday they have signed free agent center Andrew Bynum to a …

Tanaka signs $155 million contract with Yankees

NEW YORK -- When the Yankees were invited to exchange pleasantries with Masahiro Tanaka in Los Angeles earlier this month, they decided to put on a …

Qi-Enabled Wireless Charger ARK Lets Mobile Users Cut The Cord

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/530092001/ark-the-next-generation-portable-wireless-charger<p>ARK is one of the latest portable wireless device chargers for people who are tired of having to tether their smartphone or tablet to an outlet when it runs out of juice. The small, block-like base uses …

Highlights from the North American International Auto Show 2014

The North American International Auto Show, Detroit (known as NAIAS) always serves as a major platform for American brands, as well as for foreign brands who sell a lot of a specific model or manufacture them in the USA. The showcase also stands as a key litmus test for unveiling concept cars. And …

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Spy Your Enemy with Parrot Minidrone Quadricopter

Spying your enemy or your crush has been made easier thanks to <b>Parrot MiniDrone</b>, an award winning spy gadget. It’s a cool wireless handset accessory …

Is Nick Young 'Kobe Lite' at a Dollar Store Price?

Nick ‘Swaggy P’ Young blazed an erratic orbit over the past six seasons with three NBA teams. The Los Angeles Lakers offered him a minimum salary contract this summer, hoping to capture lightning in a bottle at a dollar-store price.<p>First, it’s worth noting that Young’s a local product. The pride of …

Warren Buffett will give you $1 billion for a perfect NCAA bracket

It’s not <i>impossible</i> to fill out a perfect NCAA tournament bracket, but it’s as close to impossible as you can get. There are 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 ways to fill out a bracket (that’s 9 quintillion), and though basketball experts have slightly better odds (around 1-in-128 billion), the parity in …

Erin Andrews on Richard Sherman interview: 'I loved it'

Erin Andrews was asked what she thought of Richard Sherman's interview on Sunday night. She called it "awesome" and said she "loved it."<p><b>Super Bowl</b> …

Why Beppi Crosariol rates this wine a rare 98

How would you describe a person willing to spend $250 on a bottle of wine? "Stupidly rich" might be an accurate answer in most cases. But I suspect the sanest among you would generally be more inclined simply to go with "stupid." I've been there (not the "rich" part), though rarely. And while I …

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Early Predictions for Every 1st-Round Team

Despite the fact that much of the focus on the NFL currently relates to the playoffs, it's nearly impossible for fans and observers not to look ahead to the NFL draft. Only eight teams are still alive in their quest to win the Super Bowl, which means that 24 fanbases have other things on their …

NFL

Super Bowl 2014: Updated Odds for Each Team to Make Big Game

Just eight teams remain in contention during the 2014 NFL playoffs and the field will be whittled down to just four after the weekend’s Divisional Round.<p>If you’re looking to get an advantage over the public and receive good odds on a Super Bowl bet, now is the time to do so. Once the amount of …

NFL

People's Choice Award Winners Celebrate Their Victories

The red carpet season kicked off on Wednesday (Jan. 8) with the People's Choice Awards, and the stars were out in full force. After a glamorous night, winners took to social media to thank their fans and show how they were celebrating.<p>Check out how your favorite People's Choice winners reacted to …

Truck Dynasty: Ram 1500 Mossy Oak Edition Revealed

Sage philosopher and cherished camo-clad reality TV star Si Roberston once said, “Give me about 15 more minutes, I’m dreaming about beavers.” While we’re not really sure of the intended context of Si’s musings, his words likely won’t be lost on those awaiting the return of the Ram 1500 Mossy Oak …