Joel Choquette

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Rocked by the rails: Canada’s amazing train trips

Canada’s railway links the east and west coasts of this massive country, so it’s not surprising that its national rail treasure – the <i>Canadian</i> – is featured, along with the Rockies, on Canada’s $10 bill. The <i>Canadian</i>’s route, from Vancouver to Toronto, is considered by many as one of the world’s best …

Why 2015 Is a Good Year to Buy a TV

If you’ve been waiting to buy a new TV, 2015 may be the year you can actually justify it.<p>At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where TV manufacturers unveil their plans each year, I’m seeing fewer gimmicks like 3-D glasses and bendable screens. None of that made sense to people with aging …

Televisions

Pope Francis to issue climate change call to arms for world’s Catholics in measures that will anger Vatican conservatives

Pope Francis has declared it his mission to take on climate change in 2015, through a series of speeches, summit appearances and a rare call-to-arms …

Why Would the Saudis Deliberately Crash the Oil Markets?

On January 2, 1977, the Shah of Iran made a painful admission about his country’s economy. “We’re broke,” he confided bluntly to his closest aide, …

Material Question

Graphene may be the most remarkable substance ever discovered. But what’s it for?<p>Until Andre Geim, a physics professor at the University of Manchester, discovered an unusual new material called graphene, he was best known for an experiment in which he used electromagnets to levitate a frog. Geim, …

How To Use Google Fit To Track Your Life

One of the smaller battles being played out in the fight between iOS 8 and Android 5 is the Apple Health(Kit) vs Google Fit bout. Although Apple has …

Posture perfect: How to text and work at a desk without destroying your body

Electronics are slowly turning humanity into a humpback species. Poor posture is a major contributor to back pain and can even negatively affect our emotions. Fortunately, there’s a an easy way to remedy the situation. At VentureBeat’s Healthbeat conference this week, Crossfit San Francisco Founder …

Active aerodynamics, a slippery obsession

Forget nearly everything you may know about aerodynamics. Images of wind tunnels whisking streams of air over and under the family sedan, this is not.<p>Active aerodynamics employs self-adjusting front and rear spoilers, open and shut vents, and in-motion height adjustments to keep vehicles firmly …

Sports Cars

In Genesis, Hyundai wraps sleek new styling around practical engineering

After years of worrying about the stuff that matters — comfort, reliability, quality — Hyundai focused on the superficial with its all-new Genesis luxury sedan.<p>The previous Genesis was a solid luxury car wrapped in a forgettable exterior, like a law firm partner who shops at the Suit Barn. But the …

Freebies

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

Best Fitness Trackers for Cyclists

Five of our favorite fitness bands and bracelets to track all-day activity<p>Five of our favorite bands and bracelets to track all-day activity<i>.—Selene Yeager</i>

Sony reportedly ditching pricey OLED TVs for cheaper 4K LCD sets

More pixels and lower prices trump the blackest blacks for Sony, which is reportedly suspending its efforts to make OLED television sets. Instead, reports Japan's <i>Nikkei</i>, the company is shifting its focus to 4K sets that use more traditional liquid crystal displays. Those sets are markedly less …

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 …

Bicycling's 50 Golden Rules

The cycling standards you need to know<p>Cyclists are innovators, constantly hunting for an edge. Over the last half-century, we've tried thousands of methods to become stronger, faster, and smarter on a bike—many of which have been discarded through the years.<p>These are the rules that have …

AT&T chief: We can't keep doing big subsidies on phones

CEO Randall Stephenson says wireless operators can no longer afford to suck up the costs of customers' devices. The wave of the future? Drive up network use.<p>AT&T's top executive says the era of big subsidies for devices is coming to an end, as wireless operators can no longer afford to fund a …

Mobile

On the Red Couch with Author and Physician Deepak Chopra

Inside Flipboard / December 5, 2013<p>It’s not every day that red couch interviewees respond to our questions with quotes like, “Healing is the return …

2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale

Maranello smothers the 458 Italia with some very special sauce.<p>We’re of the mind that all Ferraris are <i>speciale.</i> Yes, even the California. We take this observation to be self-evident and universal, a fact of life that even Lamborghini owners, Red Bull Racing fans, and Prius drivers accept and …

7 hidden features in Microsoft Windows 8.1

Microsoft launched Windows 8.1 last month, featuring a range of refinements and functional improvements, including a more customisable Start screen, enhanced Bing search, and a range of new apps and services. Here are some of the operating system's best hidden features.<p><b>1. Turn the Start screen into</b> …

Software

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

Alfa Romeo 4C: Love, Italian style

The tortured, teased Alfisti have suffered long enough and it’s time somebody told it to them straight about the baby supercar, that one your favourite Italian carmaker has promised you.<p>Alfa Romeo has promised that the 4C is everything the brand’s most fervent defenders have been hoping for, a …

Alfa Romeo

Exercise May Help Knees More Than Glucosamine And Chondroitin

If you're among the estimated 27 million Americans who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee or hip, then perhaps you've tried the nutritional supplements glucosamine and chondroitin. They've been marketed for joint health for about 20 years, and sales are still brisk. But do they help?<p>Some horses …