Michael Thomas

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Inside Islamic State group's rule: Creating a nation of fear

ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — When the Islamic State fighters burst into the Iraqi village of Eski Mosul, Sheikh Abdullah Ibrahim knew his wife was in …

Human Rights

7 Foods That Make You Smarter

If you’re looking for ways to increase your productivity, start by examining your diet. Studies have shown that certain foods serve as fuel for our …

The lost art of the old-school racing gearbox

Sam Smith discovers the joys of the Hewland transaxle, workhorse of everything from Can-Am to Formula 1 to the author's Formula Ford.<p>"Gearboxes," you are probably thinking, "are neither lost nor an art. My Miata has a gearbox. The shop manual looks like Lego instructions, and anyone can follow …

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs. Nissan GT-R NISMO, Porsche 911 Turbo S | Comparison Test

From the April 2015 issue<p>Now that the California Highway Patrol is switching to Ford Explorers, every Ford SUV in the mirrors looks like a threat. The stress level is especially high when you’re traveling in a three-car, jelly bean–hued convoy propelled by 1810 horsepower. And this excuse probably …

Jeremy Clarkson made Top Gear, then damned it

Top Gear is as dead as disco and TVR sports cars—thanks to the guy who made it great.<p>It's almost not fair that Jeremy Clarkson, the man who grabbed an unassuming little motoring show by the scruff of the neck and turned it into a genre-defying entertainment empire through sheer passion, raw force …

Jack White Releases World’s Fastest Record

Jack White came in ahead of schedule on his plan to record the world’s fastest record. According to Third Man Records, the first batch of 7″s for …

The Golf R400 has 395 hp and will do 0-60 in less than 4 seconds

An ultimate Mk7 that's not a complete pipe dream.<p>Remember the zany Design Vision GTI concept from last year's Los Angeles Auto Show? Neat car, but there was no chance it would ever see production. The R400, on the other hand, is a much more production-friendly proposition—look past the carbon-fiber …

Los Angeles

X6-fighter! Mercedes unveils Concept Coupe SUV in Beijing

No niche shall go unfilled!<p>We covered Mercedes' latest truck masquerading as a sports car, the Concept Coupe SUV, last week. Now we have a bit more information and loads more images to share before it's unveiled this week at the Auto China show in Beijing.<p>The Concept Coupe SUV is aimed squarely at …

Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV blends sleekness and utility in Beijing

Automakers attempting to mix the sexiness of a coupe and the utility of an SUV don't appear to be going away. BMW arguably created the niche with its X6, and Acura latched onto it with the awkward ZDX. Mercedes-Benz might be taking the best stab at the form yet with the Concept Coupe SUV, which …

Watch these Caterpillar excavators play the biggest game of Jenga ever

Catfight.<p>Jenga is fun, but it's a lot more fun when played using heavy construction equipment weighing a few hundred tons.<p>Caterpillar, maker of all manner of dozers, backhoes, cranes, and other construction site awesomeness put together this video of some its machinery playing everyone's favorite …

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Design

The Dawn Of Cloud 2.0 And Why Google Started A Price War

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Relan is serial entrepreneur-turned-founder of two incubators: YouWeb (focused on gaming), and Studio 9+ (focused on big data, IoT, wearables, and P2P marketplaces). His incubations include OpenFeint, Crowdstar, Hammer and Chisel, Spaceport, and Agawi. Prior to founding his</i> …