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With 300 MPH In Its Sights, The Fastest Car In The World Just Got A Lot Faster

In doing so, the small Houston-based company dethroned Volkswagen Group's multimillion-dollar Bugatti 16.4 Veyron Super Sports as the fastest car in the world.<p>This week, the company announced plans to up the ante by the releasing the more powerful Venom F5, named after the strongest category of …

Sports Cars

11 Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Android Phone

Since Android is an open platform, there's plenty of room for customization.<p>Beyond personalizing your phone, there are a few easy practices that can keep your phone neat and organized with plenty of battery life to last all day.<p>Here are some tips and tricks every Android user should know.

Android News

This Woman's Polyphonic Overtone Singing Doesn't Sound Humanly Possible

When you watch German musician Anna-Maria Hefele demonstrate a few polyphonic overtone singing techniques, you will get chills.<p>"Overtone singing is a voice technique where one person sings two notes at the same time," explains Hefele in the video above. On her website, Hefele says this style is …

Looks like there’s a prototype iPhone 6 on eBay

The story goes like this: A Verizon customer was sent a prototype iPhone 6 when renewing their contract and instead of returning it, the owner has decided to sell it on eBay.<p>The alleged prototype device is pictured in diagnostic mode and isn’t running the consumer release of iOS, instead offering …

Curiosity improves memory by tapping into the brain’s reward system

The brain’s dopamine reward circuitry fires up when people are curious about finding answers, making learning more effective<p>Brain scans of college students have shed light on why people learn more effectively when their curiosity is piqued than when they are bored stiff.<p>Researchers in the US found …

Finally, the flying car may have landed

Slovakian company AeroMobil to unveil prototype of ‘world’s most advanced flying car’ in at Vienna’s Pioneers Festival<p>From the Jetsons’ aerocar to the “spinner” in Blade Runner, via Doc Brown’s modified DeLorean in the Back to the Future films, the flying car has been part of visions of the future …

David Fincher considered directing a Star Wars: Episode VII 'slave story'

The Gone Girl director says he met with Disney to talk about the blockbuster franchise reboot and would have made a film about C-3PO and R2-D2 witnessing ‘the folly of man’<p>• More on Star Wars: Episode VII<p>David Fincher has revealed that he was considering directing Star Wars: Episode VII, the …

'X Factor' Judges' Houses: Chloe Jasmine Steps Out In Some Daring Shoes And Tulisa Dons A White Bikini

Chloe Jasmine quite literally put her best foot forward at the Judges’ Houses stage of this year’s ‘X Factor’, sporting some *ahem* <i>unusual</i> footwear …

Hajj 2014: Stars Who Have Made the Religious Pilgrimage to Mecca

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have descended on the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia as part of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.<p>For five days, …

Islam

Grazia

50 Cent, Gloria Allred Team Up for Educational Reality Show 'Dream School'

"It's an opportunity to utilize your celebrity in the right way," says rapper<p>Four years ago, 50 Cent had an epiphany about his contribution to …

Gloria Allred

‘Netflix for pirates’ comes to jailbroken iOS devices

Popcorn Time, the service that allows users to stream movie torrents, today makes its debut on iOS. It’s available only to jailbroken devices — there’s no way Apple would have approved it for the App Store — and it can be obtained through Cydia via a dedicated Popcorn Time repository.<p>Popcorn Time …

Popcorn Time

Ludhiana Fake Encounter: Ruling party activists, politicians, villagers rally behind accused

<b>Ludhiana:</b> Politics has started over the cold-blooded killing of two brothers in Jamalpur area of Ludhaina. A day after Senior Superintendent of …

An undersea world of peaks, canyons and volcanoes

An image from Geoscience Australia shows the MH370 search area including Broken Ridge. The scale of the newly discovered underwater terrain dwarfs many mountains above sea level<p>Until now, scientists had better maps of the surface of Mars than of this ocean floor.<p>These images show for the first time …

Earth Science

Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word

Here's an idea for weekend fun: Pick up a banned book.<p>Look for "the good parts" — the sections of <i>Ulysses</i>, <i>The Grapes of Wrath</i>, <i>The Color Purple</i>, <i>Catch-22</i>, <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, <i>The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn</i>, <i>Lolita</i>, the Harry Potter series, <i>Animal Farm</i>, <i>A Farewell to Arms</i> or <i>In the Night Kitchen</i> that …

10 Cars That Paved the Way for the Next Corvette

Corvette patron saint Zora Arkus-Duntovs pursuit of a mid-engined Corvette never wavered. His legacy is this family album of experiments, prototypes, concepts, and stillborn production proposals.

Sports Cars

Hacker Group Lizard Squad Takes Down Destiny, Call of Duty, FIFA And More

It’s been over a full month since hacker collective ‘Lizard Squad’ rose to notoriety for taking down Sony's PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and other gaming servers, but above all else attracting the FBI’s attention for tweeting out a bomb threat to a Sony executive’s American Airlines flight, which …

Ergonomics

Tesla a 'fringe brand' says former GM product czar Bob Lutz

When an unknown automotive startup from Silicon Valley unveiled an all-electric sports car with supercar performance back in 2006, the shock was enough to make industry giant GM sit up and pay attention.<p>That, plus the desire to gain some of the green halo seized by Toyota’s Prius hybrid, led GM’s …

Virgin Flight Forced To Divert After Masturbating Man Tries To Open Exit Door

A <b>Virgin Airlines</b> flight from Boston to L.A. was forced to divert to Nebraska after a passenger caused a disturbance. Gasp! Were there box cutters? …

Two-headed snapping turtle found and adopted by Maine woman

Kathleen Talbot finds two-headed turtle crossing road Young and unlikely pet(s) named Frank and Stein<p>A woman in Maine has an unlikely new pet – a two-headed baby snapping turtle she found trying to cross the road.<p>Kathleen Talbot of Hudson tells WLBZ-TV she found the tiny creature this week while …

US Scientists Invent Harry Potter-Style 'Invisibility Cloak'

Researchers at the University of Rochester launch invisibility device that bends light to make objects appear to vanish<p>Scientists in the US have …

Engineering

Mongolia's lost secrets in pictures: the golden eagle hunters

The Altai Mountains run from Siberia in Russia all the way down to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. An enormous mountain range, it covers a vast area of over 16,000 kilometres and is studded with huge glacial lakes and permanently snow-covered peaks that rise above 4,500m. One of the world’s last true …

Adventurous Mountaineers Scale the Alps for Incredible Photos

Although these stunning images might look like the work of Photoshop magic, photographer Robert Bsch (or Robert Boesch) captured these campaign photos for the Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut by carefully coordinating an entire team of mountaineers on the snowy Alps. Racing against time and …

Mountaineering

When Hacked Celebs Sue Apple, Guess Who Cashes In?

The hacking and posting of nude photographs of celebrities provoked discussion about protections from invasions of privacy. The victims included Kate Upton, Jennifer Lawrence, Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Kirsten Dunst, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Krysten Ritter, Yvonne Strahovski, and Teresa …

For drivers with bad credit, new cars come with a kill switch

Driving a car off a lot usually comes with a sense of exhilaration or freedom, but that thrill is short-lived when you've got a debt collector riding shotgun wherever you go. That's basically the case for a whole host of Americans with bad credit -- in use since the 90s, the <i>New York Times</i> reports …