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Lego just apologized for this offensive toy description

Global toy brand Lego has had some explaining to do over the description of one of its new toys.<p>The product, called Turg and part of the company’s …

The 15 best hiking trails in the world

Looking for a fun, adventurous, and affordable summer vacation? Go take a hike -- literally!<p>Hiking is good way to see waterfalls, mountain peaks, and alpine meadows without spending a lot of money. And a hike isn't just something to do on a summer afternoon. There are many trails that are best …

NASA thinks a robotic eel might be the key to exploring Europa

We've seen the submarine that NASA wants to explore Saturn's moon Titan with, but compared to what the aeronautics outfit's looking at for icy climes like Jupiter's Europa it's downright pedestrian. The wormy-looking contraption up above is actually considered a type of amphibious rover and it's …

Facebook is being sued for amassing the world's largest stash of facial-recognition data

This data-collection program led to its well-known automatic face-tagging service. But it also helped Facebook create "the largest privately held stash of biometric face-recognition data in the world," the Courthouse News Service reports.<p>The lawsuit alleges that this facial-recognition program …

Ars Technica has obtained Oakland's entire license plate reader database

Through a public records request, <i>Ars Technica</i>'s Cyrus Farivar has obtained the Oakland police department's entire license plate reader database, just under 4.7 million scans taken over more than three years. The database is available to police without a warrant, and thus was accessible through …

Volt Vs. Tesla: The Dealership Experience

Devon, PA — One is the car dealership of the future. One isn’t. Both sell electric cars.<p>On the western edge of Philadelphia’s Main Line, sits a rare Tesla dealer-plus-service center (most Tesla locations are simply stores – which are, in themselves, pretty rare).<p>Within five minutes, you can drive …

Electric Vehicles

Google is planning an Ingress convention for later this year

The augmented reality game continues to grow<p>Google's experiment with augmented reality games may become a convention before the end of the year, its creator said at South by Southwest today. <i>Ingress</i>, a conspiracy sci-fi game that pits factions against one another for virtual control of real-world …

Watch Ford engineers and designers gush over the incredible new GT

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Why Is Valve Obsessed With Hardware When It Makes The Best Software In The World?

At GDC this year, Valve has one again proved to be a perplexing force in the industry. Rather than showcasing any long awaited new games, they joined the herd and unveiled that they too were entering the VR space with their Vive headset that they’re making in partnership with HTC.<p>The Vive now joins …

Virtual Reality

Florida by Land: Go Beach Camping

Start the day with a sunrise walk on the beach and let the rolling surf lull you to sleep at night by camping on or near the sand.<p>Start the day with a sunrise walk on the beach and let the rolling surf lull you to sleep at night by camping on or near the sand. Options range from primitive tent …

Jon Stewart owned 'The Daily Show' from his very first episode in 1999

Stewart, who has hosted the show for nearly 17 years, has been a staple to late night on Comedy Central since Jan. 11 1999 when he took over for Craig Kilbourn.<p>While Stewart's "Daily Show" is now known for everything from its election coverage, entitled "InDecision," to a light segment at the …

How Jon Stewart changed politics

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> To gauge Jon Stewart's impact on American politics, try to imagine a presidential election without him.<p>The last time that happened was in 1996 when Bill Clinton faced off against Bob Dole.<p>"The Daily Show" host's hordes of millennial fans and political junkies will soon find out …

Spider-Man is joining Marvel's Cinematic Universe, Sony and Marvel confirm

Spider-Man is coming to Marvel's Cinematic Universe, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced today, meaning the web-slinger will make an appearance in an upcoming Marvel film to rub elbows with the likes of Captain America, Iron Man and Thor.<p>The deal is a confirmation of long-burning rumors that …

Comics

Build A Compact 1080p Gaming PC For $400 (Benchmarks Included)

<b>[UPDATE: This has proven to be a popular build, but what if you want to stretch your budget to $800? Check out this newer mini-ITX, 1440p gaming build!]</b><p>There’s a widespread misconception floating around that says building a decent gaming PC is an expensive endeavor. But what if you could assemble …

Call of Duty

This is what a Ford Fiesta RS might look like

Ford has all the parts in hand. They just have to make it happen.<p>The Ford Focus RS has been unleashed. Ford Performance promises that more RS vehicles are in the pipeline, too—by the time we get to 2020, 12 models will have been unveiled. The next thing to do is take a look around Ford's global …

FCC's net neutrality proposal to treat high-speed internet like public utility

Among other rules the regulatory agency will release on Thursday are greater powers over service providers and a ban on hotly contested internet ‘fast lanes’<p>The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is planning tough new rules for regulating the internet that will treat high-speed internet as a …

When it comes to Miata horsepower, 155 is enough

Can't we have one car on the market that isn't too fast for its own good?<p>Okay, I admit it. When I heard the official horsepower number for the US-market variant of the next-generation MX-5—and that number is 155, in case you've been crossing the Atlantic on a sailboat during the last few days—my …

Roadsters

Toyota Yaris WRC to compete for 2017 World Rally Championship

Toyota confirms its return to the world's top rally series.<p>The last time Toyota ran a factory effort in FIA World Rally Championship competition, it was 1999, and they won. Evidently, they decided that an 18-year hiatus would be long enough.<p>The automaker returns to the WRC in 2017 with a works …

Motorsport

Watch how Tesla P85D "Insane Mode" acceleration blows people's minds

Nobody is fully prepared for the D.<p>Elon Musk took the lid off his own madness with the Tesla Model S P85D, the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive, 691 horsepower silent screamer of the electric car world.<p>As if all that unhinged power wasn't enough, The D comes with "Insane Mode," unleashing the car's full …

Tesla

Florida by Land: Bike Off the Beaten Path

Bike the road less traveled through Florida’s most remote wilderness and wildlife areas.<p>Many of Florida’s most remote wilderness and wildlife areas are accessible via pedal power. Taking the road less traveled, however, does come with some risk. To stay safe, always bike with a buddy, wear a …

Hiking

D.C. Moves Forward With Marijuana Legalization Initiative

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D) submitted the District of Columbia's new marijuana legalization initiative to Congress Tuesday, ignoring an effort by congressional Republicans to block the measure.<p>Alana Intrieri, legislative counsel to Mendelson, confirmed to The Huffington Post in an …

How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys

After a decade-long slump, Lego has rebuilt itself into a global juggernaut. An exclusive look inside the company’s top-secret Future Lab.<p>Every September, largely unbeknownst to the rest of the company, a group of around 50 Lego employees descends upon Spain’s Mediterranean coast, armed with …

Lego

Leaked Emails Show How Scared Hollywood Is Of Google

It's pretty clear they're referring to Google.<p>The Verge first reported on an email from one of the MPAA's top lawyers, Steven Fabrizio, laying out Hollywood's strategy against Goliath.<p>From Hollywood's perspective, Goliath is enabling piracy online. Hollywood's goal appears to be blocking access to …

The Many Signs That Mike Judge’s ‘Idiocracy’ Is Upon Us

<i>Idiocracy</i> is upon us, protect your balls. It’s more than the parallels between President Camacho and, oh, say, Donald Trump, though. Gaze into the heart of a humongous meat and bread pile with a clever name and extra pump cheese and tell me that we are not in the dark times. And tell it to me in …

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Kids book pokes fun at game culture's unique lingo

Here's a new book, gorgeously illustrated, that takes a lighthearted look at the lexicon of game culture. Ostensibly aimed at kids, <i>Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! A Gamer's Alphabet</i> includes fun entries on the likes of noob, mod, griefer and sandbox. Priced at $14.95, it's written by Chris Barton and …

Jeremy Clarkson and Top Gear Flee Argentina Over Number-Plate Fracas

The cast and crew of the BBC’s <i>Top Gear</i> television show were forced to flee Argentina ahead of schedule due to controversy over a vehicle license plate that appeared to reference the 1982 Falklands War. Affixed to a Porsche 928 driven by Jeremy Clarkson, the plate number in question read “H982 FKL, …

Mazda reveals newest MX-5 Miata, 25 years after original model

Twenty-five years after resurrecting the roadster, Mazda has unveiled the latest version of its MX-5 Miata, the bestselling two-seat convertible in history.<p>The original Miata, a 1990 model, spawned copies from Honda, Toyota, BMW and others. This new crop replaced the charming but notoriously …

China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound

Thanks to a gas bubble and a liquid lubricant<p>The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine “supercavitation,” where an underwater vessel creates a pocket of …