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12.3L Quad Turbo V16 Engine Bound for Devel Sixteen Hypercar

If there is no replacement for displacement as the old car guy adage goes, the 12.3L V16 engine you see here would reign supreme. This is a gigantic …

Honda's Frankfurt Auto Show 2&4 Concept Melds Retro Open-Wheel and Modern MotoGP

A couple of weeks back, we dissected Honda’s teaser image and text of its Frankfurt concept, the 2&4. Now, on the eve of Europe’s biggest auto show of the year, Honda has released full images and a bit more information. Claiming influence from the pivotal RA272 Formula 1 car from 1965—the machine …

Motorcycles

EVE Concept by Bandit9 http://t.co/iI4n5Y1KqI

How Many of These Old Cassette Tape Designs Do You Remember?

It's hard to remember a time where our musical picks weren't contained in a Spotify playlist. But just a few years ago, we were still preserving our …

Continuity Activation Tool enables Handoff/Instant Hotspot/AirDrop features on unsupported Macs

Apple decided not to support all Bluetooth 4.0 capable Macs for its new Continuity features in OS X Yosemite for undisclosed reasons, but it is possible to get the feature up and running on some older, unsupported Macs. Previously it required a bit of manual tinkering, but now a utility called OS X …

Kimi Raikkonen may return to NASCAR at end of F1 career

Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 Formula One World Champion, told CNN earlier this week that he wouldn’t mind running some more NASCAR races once he retires …

The Honda Civic Type R is here

Honda has revealed the Civic Type R; the “most extreme and high performing Type R in the 22 year history of the red ‘H’ badge”. It’s so extreme and …

Automotive Design

Inside the Cockpit of the Bloodhound SSC Supersonic Car

Andy Green, the driver of the Bloodhound SSC supersonic car, explains the various features and controls of the car’s cockpit in this fascinating …

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

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Crystal Clear Putty Is Like Playing With Molten Glass (Minus Burns)

Play-Doh's all well and good when it comes to entertaining a toddler. But when you grow up, you need science to deliver something a bit more …

How to craft the perfect password

It seems obvious, but passwords are our first line of defense against a growing army of nefarious hackers looking to steal our data, money or even …

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sells for record $39.8 million

This might not come as a shock, but ultra-rare vintage cars are only going to get more expensive as time rolls on, particularly if there's a prancing horse on the car's nose. For example, in 2011, a Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa sold for $16.39 million. In February 2012, a 1964 250 GTO sold for nearly …

Apple eyes magnets to attach camera lenses to iPhone

A newly published Apple patent application explains how an external camera lens might be integrated with the iPhone.<p>iPhone owners who want to take better pictures with their phones may be interested in a new patent filing.<p>Published Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, an Apple patent …

Patents

How Formula One's Amazing New Hybrid Turbo Engine Works

A 1.6-liter V6 turbo revving at 15,000 rpm with unlimited boost that turns small drops of fuel into 600 horsepower aided by an electrical system that …

Internal Combustion Engine

Google acquires smart thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion in cash, Father of iPod now Google employee

Google has confirmed in a press release that it is acquiring Nest Labs, the company behind Nest smart thermostats and fire alarms started by Father of the iPod Tony Fadell. Earlier reports were quickly confirmed along with the transaction price of $3.2 billion in cash in an official announcement …

This majestic nature time lapse will make you want to go outdoors more

It's the colors that get you when you're out in nature. If you live in a city, you're mostly dealing with drabs of gray speckled with Instagrams of …

Schwinn Sting-Ray 50th Anniversary Edition

You may not be old enough to remember the glory days of the Schwinn Sting-Ray, but the thing is iconic. As a tribute to Al Fritz (the creator of the …

The Food Lab: Deep-Fried Sous Vide Turkey Porchetta (You Want This on Your Thanksgiving Table)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Things that I did this past Monday:<p>Take a bath that was unreasonably long for a Monday.<br>• Claim that making a turkey <i>porchetta</i> (a.k.a. turchetta) is the absolute best way to serve and eat turkey.<br>• Curse myself for not putting on real shoes before taking the dogs out for …

Wish, An Enormous 11-Acre Land Art Portrait of a Girl in Belfast

“Wish” by artist Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a truly massive portrait of a girl that was crafted from sand, soil, grass, and stones on an 11-acre site …

Art

The World's Most Beautiful Cookbook Is Now a Beautiful App

Nathan Myhrvold's <i>Modernist Cuisine</i> keeps getting more accessible to home chefs. First it was a six-volume, 50-pound, $500 culinary encyclopedia. Then …

Video Compilation of 100 Supercars Starting Up

WorldSupercars has compiled footage (and more importantly, audio) of 100 different supercars starting up in this compilation video.

Supercars

Five Mistakes You're Making with Your Chili

It doesn't matter what kind of chili you like—avoid these five mistakes, and you'll make the best batch you've ever made.<p>There are handfuls of ways to make chili: some people like it with ground beef and beans, some like it Texas-style with big chunks of meat, and plenty go vegetarian. Whatever …

Cooking

Animatus, Realistic Skeletons of Looney Tunes & Other Classic Cartoon Characters

Korean artist and sculptor Hyungkoo Lee has created <i>Animatus</i>, an impressive series featuring realistic skeletons of Looney Tunes and other classic …

Animation

George Schnakenberg's Banksy Halloween costume http://t.co/vhKlk7BI3c

Quit Seeing ‘All My Files’ In The Finder – Change The Default New Window View [OS X Tips]

When you open up a new Finder window, at least in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, you’ll see a snapshot of all the files on your Mac. Apple calls this view, “All My Files,” and it’s a good way to just see what you have on your Mac.<p>It’s also an annoying view if you’re looking for stuff on your Desktop or …

How the First-Down Line Works

One of the quirkier aspects of computer-generated video effects is the vast amount of effort it takes to do seemingly simple things. The most basic …