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​Dogs And Sidecars, A Match Made In Motorcycle Heaven

Problem: If you subscribe to the Ron Swanson school of thought on dogs — anything under 50lbs is actually a cat — yours won't fit on a motorcycle. …

El Solitario 'Marrajo' Sportster 1200

El Solitario is something of a phenomenon in the custom world. The Spanish workshop inspires both passion and rage from observers, and this latest build is likely to be no different.<p>It’s called ‘Marrajo’—the Spanish word for a mako shark—and is based on a 1998 Harley Sportster 1200 Custom. The …

Motorcycles

This Porsche 917K at Monza will make your neck hairs stand on end

Nothing really compares to the flat-12's guttural howl.<p>The Porsche 917K doesn't need much of an introduction. The sounds it makes are just beautiful. Aggressive and guttural, sure, but also hauntingly beautiful. Maybe the same can't be said for the <i>kurzheck</i> bodywork (I've always thought the …

Uber Is Worth $18.2 Billion---Should Uber, Lyft & Sidecar Pay For Criminal Acts?

Already worth $18.2 billion, Uber has had a meteoric rise. Its reported valuation makes CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire. What’s more, it elevates Uber above venerable transportation giants like Hertz, United Airlines, Fiat and TripAdvisor. Investors may be excited, but I’ll bet …

Rosberg Edges Out Hamilton For 2014 Canadian Grand Prix Pole

Mercedes AMG has locked out the front row for the 2014 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix, with Nico Rosberg securing pole position earlier today during …

I rebuilt this enormous ancient Packard engine

There's more to resurrecting an old inline eight than just putting parts together.<p>The engine sat there on the stand, seemingly glowing in the low morning light that streamed into the shop: a flat-head, 327-cubic-inch Packard inline eight, circa 1950. In its heyday it was one of the finest engines …

The First Inkling

In 2001, GM engineers discover a problem with the ignition on pre-production versions of the Saturn Ion, causing the cars to stall. A GM report says the problem is solved when the ignition is re-designed. Ion goes on sale in the 2002 model year.

To Get Past Its Crisis, GM Is Forced To Rely On The Findings of Strangers

For much of its 106 year history, General Motors was the ultimate insular company. It decided how things were done in Detroit, and others simply followed.<p>GM didn’t need to hire from elsewhere. Its men (and later women) started their careers in college at the General Motors Institute, now known as …

'Skylanders' Trap Masters Revealed Ahead Of E3

Skylander Trap Masters Gearshift and Krypt King announced ahead of doors opening at this year’s E3. Disney Infinity also expected to add Venom to their Marvel line-up at the show.<p>As journalists get ready for hands-on with Skylanders Trap Team at E3 the internet rumor – mill has been hard at work …

FanDuel Provides Financial Information And Projects $40 Million In Revenue In 2014

One-day fantasy sports operator FanDuel has made its overall financial information public, with figures dating back to the first quarter of 2011. Its Investors page provides the amount of money FanDuel has received from users paying entry fees to participate in daily fantasy games and includes the …

Nintendo Patents Some Kind Of Smartphone To Nintendo 3DS Connectivity

Nintendo has recently patented some sort of smartphone to Nintendo 3DS connectivity. It’s unknown whether this is simply Smartphone WiFi to Nintendo …

E3 2014 rumor mill: Fallout 4, Zelda Wii U, and more

It’s that time of year. Something is going to shock the gaming world at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) gaming trade show — we just don’t know what that thing will be.<p>E3 2014 will reveal its secrets this week, but the gaming world is impatient. Blogs, news sites, news aggregators, forums, …

Five Things To Expect From Sony At E3

E3 is almost upon us! For Sony and its ascendant PS4, it’s going to be hard to top last year’s show stopping performance, where both a $100 price difference and a total lack of controversial DRM policies delivered a knockout punch to Microsoft and the Xbox One that they’re still reeling from. That …

E3 2014: NBA Live 15 Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Executive producer knows "we fell short in two major areas with NBA LIVE 14."<p>EA has announced that NBA Live 15 will arrive on Xbox One and …

Warriors need love, too: The complex state of marriage in MMOs [update]

<i>Updated at 3:06 p.m. Pacific.</i><p>A few years ago, players gathering on a hillside in your favorite massively multiplayer online role-playing game almost certainly meant a raid group was forming. If you climb that hillside in 2014, your would-be combatant might end up as a witness in a marriage ceremony.<p>…

This is the man bringing your favorite anime to virtual reality

You don’t realize the size of Totoro until you’re standing next to him. You have to tilt your head all the way back to look at his face when you’re close to his belly. He’s cute on the screen, but in person? The big lug is an intimidating presence.<p>I’m playing a virtual reality recreation of the bus …

Richard Sherman wins 'Madden NFL 15' cover vote

The Seahawk cornerback will be on the cover of the popular NFL video game after winning a fan vote.<p>Richard Sherman touts himself as the best cornerback in the game and now, after winning a fan vote, he will be on the cover of a game. Sherman beat out Cam Newton in the Madden cover vote finals and …

I Want Its Plumage, I Want Its Suspense, My Game of the Year Could Be a Bird Romance

If you'd asked me yesterday morning my pick for Game of the Year, I would probably have said The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Now, having witnessed</i> …

Stuck In The Machine Zone: Your Sweet Tooth For 'Candy Crush'

If you have a smartphone — or if you've ever used the Internet — you've probably heard of Candy Crush Saga. It's a mobile game in which you line up pieces of colorful candy in rows to score points. The game is simple, but addictive.<p>Very addictive.<p>According to the game's maker, King Digital …

Video Game Consoles Are Still The Most Popular Streaming Devices For TVs

When people talk about the streaming video to TV market, the most common devices discussed are smart TVs and dedicated devices like Roku and Apple TV. But what gets overlooked are video game consoles. These actually comprise the vast majority of the global connected TV market, according to a new …

Streaming

The 2014 Razer Blade Is the Best Gaming Laptop, Period

Razer Blade (2014) Review<p>A Sharper Razer<p>3K Monitor<p>Left Side<p>Right Side<p>Cool Keyboard<p>Design Subtleties<p>Blade vs. Air<p>4K Gaming on External Monitor<p>Mark …

Report: How failed immigration reform screws American workers (in 3 visuals)

A new report published this week finds that Congress’ inability to pass immigration reform is screwing over American workers — both in terms of wages and employment.<p>“The hundreds of thousands of jobs — and millions more in wages — that could have been created for U.S.-born workers in the absence of …

Inheritance tax drive 'could drive elderly overseas'

Clampdown on use of trusts for inheritance could see hard-earned family wealth blown by prodigal heirs too young to handle it, experts warn<p>Well-off elderly people could be driven overseas by a Government clampdown on the use of trusts to prevent their assets being swallowed up by inheritance tax, …

Workers For These Companies Should Be Paid A Whole Lot More

From 24/7 Wall St.: With the stock market reaching new heights daily, companies’ profit margins at multi-decade highs, and falling unemployment, many Americans may be wondering when they will start to see the benefits of the U.S. economic recovery. For many workers, wages have remained stagnant …

EXPERT: 'CEOs Need To Know That Everything Is Hackable'

Payton, who founded consulting firm Fortalice, explained that businesses should concern themselves more with how to stop an attack that's already happening as opposed to preventing attacks.<p>"The conversation should go more like this: 'I don't like it, but I know that it's inevitable that one day …

Cybersecurity

One Blockbuster Drug Explains A Lot About Our Out-Of-Control Healthcare Costs

Ranibizumab, more commonly known by its brand name Lucentis, is delivered as an injection to the eye and runs about $2,023 per dose. Many patients require up to 12 injections per year. That's why some doctors choose to prescribe the much cheaper drug Avastin (bevacizumab) instead, which costs …

3 Ways Emerging Technology Is Changing How CIOs Do Business

The explosion of the use of mobile devices, the cloud and other emerging technologies in the workplace has greatly affected the day-to-day responsibilities of a CIO. To lead effectively, CIOs must be able to evaluate the potential of a new technology, communicate the risks and rewards effectively …

Uber Worth $18 Billion Because Sure, Why Not?

<i>Now</i> do you believe we're in a new tech bubble?<p>Uber, a controversial car-hiring app, just raised $1.2 billion in fresh investor cash, giving it a total value of either $17 billion, according to the company, or $18.2 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. Really, though, what difference does …