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1-year-old Riley was a driving force in Stephen Curry's switch from Nike to Under Armour

Ethan Strauss' piece on how Stephen Curry became an Under Armour athlete after several years with (unquestioned industry leader) Nike, and how the titanic business of signature sneakers shadows the world of actual NBA basketball, is definitely worth your time. It is rife with odd little stories …

Thinking Inside The Gearbox: How A Manual Transmission Works

The future of the stick shift looks dim. Performance icons like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and McLaren no longer offer traditional manuals. Even on …

Alfa Romeo

New Nissan Juke-R: Same as the old, but now with 600 hp

The old Juke-R was admirably bonkers. Thankfully the recipe doesn't change too much, except the good stuff gets a little better.<p>The Nissan Juke-R: alien larva spawn of CUV and Godzilla, beloved by some, to others a bemusing sideshow. In its second act, not much has changed. And that's good, because …

Climate Change: 2014 Tesla Model S P85D

Connecticut is a long way from Silicon Valley. Can Elon Musk's California dream survive Lime Rock on ice?<p>Not even a year ago, I listened patiently as an arrogant German executive dismissed the Tesla Model S as not quite a real car. "Venn vas the last time," he gutturaled, "you haf seen a Tesla …

10 Ways To Never Pay Full Price At Movie Theaters

In order to save money, many moviegoers are looking for alternatives to major theater chains. Lucky for us, summer is upon us and theater alternatives are plentiful.<p>Whether you support your local historical movie theater or catch a flick in the great outdoors, here are 10 ways to avoid paying top …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

In the last few months, both HTC and Samsung launched new flagship phones that are pretty good. And there are plenty of solid older devices that you can buy at a steep discount.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design,</i> …

Started from the bottom.

TORONTO — It was the last day of September, the Raptors' 2013-14 media day, and the focus was anywhere but on the court. Incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver stood at a podium at the Air Canada Centre. He turned to a grinning Drake and said, "I know you got a new album that just came out."<p><i>Photo</i> …

Clemson University's Football Accused Of 'Christian Worship' By Atheist Group

Clemson University's football team may be ranked in the top 10 for college teams, but it's on the defensive now from accusations saying it is steeped in "Christian worship."<p>The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), a Wisconsin-based atheist organization, recently sent a letter to the Senior …

Everything you ever wanted to know about getting started in road racing

For many auto enthusiasts, one of the higher items on their bucket list is to go racing on the track – whether it's a road course, dirt track oval or even a drag strip. But what if you want to make racing into a regular hobby? While each type of motorsport carries its own challenges and costs, the …

30-second smartphone charge demonstrated using biological semiconductors

I’d find this video hard to believe were it not for its credentials. The <i>WSJ</i> reports that StoreDot, the start-up behind the technology, has its background in the Nanotechnology department of Tel Aviv University, and it’s been demonstrated at Microsoft’s <i>Think Next</i> conference.<p>Ultra-fast battery …

Associated Press News

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept bows again, now with more GT-R [w/video]

Think back to the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and you'll remember the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge concept – a sedan that showed the potential design direction for a seriously high-performance take on the Japanese automaker's new entry-level luxury sedan. And while the show car we saw in Detroit was all well …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

How to buy auto parts without getting screwed

Be a smarter parts shopper.<p>Car owners who call dealerships are often shocked when they learn the cost of replacement parts.<p>A trim piece that costs maybe $5 to make could carry a 5000% premium at the retail counter. Some parts are priced to the moon simply because many consumers don't know any …

Automotive Industry

Reader Picks: The 12 best cars not on "Best Cars" lists

The best cars to never get "Best Of" credit, according to readers.<p>We showed you our editors' picks for 12 of the greatest cars that never seemed to find their way onto 'best of' lists—a veritable who's-not-quite-who of cars that got the job done but failed to get the accolades.<p>The response on our …