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Ski Gadgets 2015

Buffalo may have gotten the worst of Mother Nature’s frosty, pre-winter wrath, but mountains and ski resorts across North America have been getting their fair share of snow. Slowly but surely, slopes are being manicured, lifts are firing up and lodges are opening their doors. Embrace the season …

Gear & Gadgets

WATCH: White Couple Interrupts NYC Newscast To Mock Garner Chokehold

As a PIX11 news reporter did a live shot on Wednesday night near Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, a white couple walked up behind her and …

As Boston, Other U.S. Cities Pursue Olympics, Critics See No Upside

It almost seems unpatriotic, not to welcome the Olympics to your hometown, but that's where Chris Dempsey stands.<p>The lanky 32-year-old with a shock of black hair is nuts about Boston, a prototypically obnoxious Red Sox fan. He wrote his college thesis about the city, worked in its government on …

The most and least reliable small SUVs - Consumer Reports

We here at Consumer Reports take reliability very seriously. Each year, we collect data on over one million cars, tracking details of how each car …

Living Off-Grid: No Longer Just For The Hippies

It used to be that “going off grid” marked you out as a survivalist, or a hippy, or maybe someone with something to hide. At least in developed countries it was – and still is – for the few, not the many. But at Australian Utility Week this November, I heard from solar panel businesses, utility …

Vancouver police defend mocking Lamborghini driver after impounding car

The Vancouver Police Department is defending the decision to tweet a photo of a Lamborghini being towed after it was clocked allegedly going more than twice the speed limit.<p>Since the story was posted Thursday, many commenters on The Globe and Mail website and on Facebook have suggested that the …

Nick Offerman wrote a musical ode to whisky

In case you haven’t heard, Nick Offerman is a man’s man. Through the slow melding of his own personality with that of his <i>Parks And Recreation</i> …

Best Secret Ski Towns of North America

Most people haven’t heard of these towns, which is just fine with the skiers and boarders that live and play there. These are the places without gloss, the unknown gems, where the locals are friendly and shops are locally owned. Some have terrain for everyone, while many are for experts with …

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James Bond will drive an Aston Martin DB10 in 'Spectre' movie

Daniel Craig may be the face of the next James Bond installment due in 2015, but for car fans, there's only one star worth seeing.<p>Martin. Aston Martin.<p>Britain's iconic sports car brand will be back on the silver screen next November, co-starring in the latest James Bond film "Spectre" alongside …

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The 10 best supercars of 2014 - ranked

Supercars

1989 Toyota MR2

This 1989 Toyota MR2 is a desirable final year model for the first generation AW11 chassis, the seller describing it as always garaged and only …

'Gundam: The Origin' Will Introduce Classic Anime To A Whole New Generation

One of the big anime events in the Japanese calendar for next year is the theatrical release of the first part for Gundam: The Origin.<p>This is a big deal in Japan, not least due to the fact that this is the animated version of a hugely successful manga that in itself was a re-telling of the classic …

Ukraine crisis: NATO to create 'high-readiness force,' secretary general says

NATO members meeting this week in Wales are expected to create "a very high-readiness force" to deal with Russian aggression in Ukraine and other international conflicts, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday.<p>In a speech on the NATO website, Rasmussen said the fighting force will …

New Patents May Be For Honda’s Mid-Engine S2000 Replacement--Image Update

There's little evidence to support reincarnation when it comes to humans, but what about cars? Fans have eagerly awaited a new Honda S2000 since the …

BMW's New Electric Car Charger Lays Ground For Charging Network. So, Why All That Talk With Tesla?

While other automakers seem to be wavering on their commitment to electric vehicles, BMW is preparing to take the luxury EV market by storm. …

Why Your Car Is A Truck, Under Federal Law, And What Makes It One

If you've got any plans to buy a 2015 Lexus NX 300h when it hits the U.S, you might be surprised to learn that it's not actually a car.<p>According to …

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Driven!

We get behind the wheel of the 707-hp Hellcat.<p>Compare<p>Track tuned and ready to rumble, the ZL1 is king of the muscle cars, earning a 10Best Cars award for 2018.<p>Compare<p>Gutsy engines, aggressive sheetmetal, and rear-wheel drive are essential for any muscle car, but the Camaro adds excellent handling …

Honda CB360 by Federal Moto

I must confess, I get excited every time a ‘budget build’ from a professional outfit lands in my inbox. The true masters are those that can do the most with the least—finding innovative ways to build bikes that are humble in price without sacrificing an iota of aesthetic prowess.<p>This sharp little …

What Our Eyes Say About Our Sexual Preferences

Women are more flexible in their desires than men, study suggests<p>Cornell University researchers used porn and measures of pupil dilation to study arousal in straight-, gay- and bisexual-identifying men and women, reports a study published April 3 in <i>PLoS ONE</i>. The results, which point to surprising …

Now Stallone Wants Sigourney Weaver The Expendabelles. Sure, Why Not.

<i><br>The Expendables</i> is something that’s always better as a trailer and an idea than as a movie, and with <i>The Expendables 3</i> premiering in London this week, we get to experience the best part of <i>The Expendables</i>: Sly telling the press about his ideas for future <i>Expendables</i> movies. The idea for a female …

Daniel Radcliffe hopes the magic is gone and he'll be taken seriously

Everyone is ignoring Daniel Radcliffe.<p>He's just stepped out of a black SUV and walked into a North Hollywood pie shop, a bodyguard, assistant, three publicists and groomer trailing behind. No one at the Republic of Pie is losing it — the screenwriters keep pecking at their keyboards, the waitresses …

Vladimir Putin signs historic $20bn oil deal with Iran to bypass Western sanctions

Five-year accord will see Russia help Iran organise oil sales, but government denies it has violated international obligations<p>Vladimir Putin has agreed a $20bn (£11.8bn) trade deal with Iran that will see Russia sidestep Western sanctions on its energy sector.<p>Under the terms of a five-year accord, …

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This 2016 Ford Super Duty Prototype Burned to the Ground

Prototype fires happen all the time; seldom are they so dramatic. This aluminum-bodied 2016 Ford Super Duty was out testing in Death Valley when things went awry.<p>Prototype fires? They happen all the time. Seldom though are they so dramatic. This next-generation aluminum-bodied 2016 Ford Super Duty …

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Rosetta spacecraft set to rendezvous with rubber-duck comet

With a gentle kick from its onboard thrusters, a European spacecraft will arrive at a speeding comet on Wednesday morning and prepare for a spectacular first in space history.<p>Planned for 10am BST (0900 GMT), the seven-minute burn should bring the €1bn Rosetta probe to within 100km of the …

Verizon: Slowing Data Speeds for Some Users Is Necessary

Verizon has defended its policy of slowing data speeds for some users after receiving stinging criticism from the Federal Communications …

14 Things You Didn't Know About Dairy Queen

For decades upon decades, Dairy Queen has been there for you in the summertime with ice cream, burgers, and the occasional visit from Bill Clinton. But how much do you actually know about this ever-evolving, soft serve-slinging "fan food" behemoth? Well, did you know that it was founded by a dude …

Why Fat Grizzlies Don't Get Diabetes Like We Do

Sometimes nature comes up with elegant solutions to difficult problems, like how to gain weight and not get diabetes.<p>Take, for instance, the grizzly bear. How does this 750-pound mammal survive long, lean winters? Well, it just gets really fat beforehand and then sleeps the hungry season …

Museum rediscovers 6,500-year-old human skeleton in storage

An archaeology museum in Philadelphia has made an extraordinary find in its own storage rooms: a 6,500-year-old human skeleton.<p>The Penn Museum, part of the University of Pennsylvania, said the skeleton was believed to have been a man at least 50 who stood 5ft 9ins (1.75 metres) tall.<p>The skeleton …

Uber threatens drivers: Do not work for Lyft

Uber is telling its New York drivers, it's Uber's way or the highway.<p>Among its tactics: Telling drivers it is against city regulations to work for both Uber and competing service Lyft, a claim the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission says is untrue.<p>CNNMoney spoke to three Uber drivers who said they …