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10 Surprisingly Great Road Trip Cars

It's easy to see the roomy new minivans and SUVs out there as great road trip vehicle. But selecting a snoozer doesn't make the trip funit just means you can carry a lot of people or stuff. For your next long drive, take one of these surprisingly ro<p>It's easy to see the roomy new minivans and SUVs …

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

Quant e-Sportlimousine gets road legal in Europe ahead of production run

A lot of companies make promises about future technologies that never come to fruition. It was looking more and more like that would be the case with the Nanoflowcell Quant e-Sportlimousine from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. With a powertrain most people had never even heard of, let alone understand, …

Q&A: The First-Ever Expedition to Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell"

Explorer George Kourounis describes his descent into a fiery, gas-fueled crater.<p>More than four decades ago, a gaping, fiery crater opened up in the desert of northern Turkmenistan (map), likely the result of a drilling mishap.<p>The Darvaza Crater, more commonly known as the Door to Hell, still burns …

Awesome Kid Parks Go Kart Awesomely: Video

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the future Stig. Or, possibly, the driver who will one day dethrone the Stig.<p>Posted to YouTube two years ago, the video …

LaFerrari and Sesto Elemento face off on desert highway

No big deal, just two of the hyper-rare supercars street racing.<p>You know that mythical desert road you fantasize about going flat-out on in some ridiculous, unobtainable exotic?<p>It's in Qatar.<p>Both the LaFerrari (which looks excellent in yellow) and the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento pictured apparently …

Wanna Bet? Setting the Odds for Future Speed

<b>001. first to produce a sub-four-second* suv</b><p>Lamborghini 1-1 • Porsche 2-1 • BMW 3-1 • Mercedes 6-1 • Jeep 10-1<p>Lamborghini Urus concept<p><b>002. first to produce a sub-four-second ev</b><p>Tesla 1-1 • Porsche 5-1 • BMW 7-1 • Chevrolet 10-1 • BYD 25-1<p><b>003. first to sell a sub-four-second car for less than …

German Airport Introduces Futuristic Automatic Parking System: Video

Follow Antony<p>Airports can be stressful enough without the nuisance of parking at them. It's rarely cheap, always crowded and invariably miles from …

In the '70s, this nearly-stock Porsche 911 owned African rallies

This one only took second in 1978, a disappointment.<p>In the late 1970s, the world was such a place where a company like Porsche could lightly beef up what was basically a production 911—rear-engine, RWD, and all—and set it loose on the most grueling rallies in the world. And they would win. This one …

Watch an Electric Mazda Miata Beat a Tesla Model S in a Drag Race

From today’s Obvious Files comes this video from <i>Road Test TV</i>, which shows a second-gen Mazda Miata converted to electric power absolutely spanking a stock-appearing Tesla Model S in a drag race. The Tesla is a mighty quick car in its own right—we tested one that hit 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds—and …

BMW reimagines the USS John C. Stennis as an M4 playground

M4's new turbo six obviates the need for the steam catapult.<p>Never mind something as pedestrian as an actual racetrack <i>on land</i>. In its new promo video, BMW digitally turns the flight deck of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) into an imaginary at-sea playground for the M4. Great for lurid drifts, not …

Local Motors crowd-sourcing new lightweight sports car

If you hear the name Local Motors and automatically associate it with the Rally Fighter pictured above, we can hardly blame you. It is the project for which the manufacturing startup is best known, after all. But it's not the only one it has undertaken to date. Local Motors has also sourced from …

Elise Time Attack could be most extreme Lotus yet

The Lotus Elise has given birth to some seriously fast and varied machinery. Aside from Lotus' own models like the Exige, 2-Eleven, 340R and Europa, electric vehicles like the Tesla Roadster, not to mention the never-released Dodge Circuit and Detroit Electric SP:01, are all based on the Elise's …

Google launches weirdly fun 'Smarty Pins' trivia map game

“Ask as many questions as you can before you run out of miles.”<p>That’s the first instruction you get at the start of the new mapping trivia game from Google, Smarty Pins.<p>You first see a map in this web game, and it asks you trivia questions, with the answer being a city name. You have 15 seconds to …

Higgs particle linked to matter, not just force, particles : News blog

<i>Posted on behalf of Alexandra Witze.</i><p>COPENHAGEN — Physicists working at CERN, the European particle accelerator near Geneva, Switzerland, have snared …

Is supersonic passenger travel set to make a comeback?

On October, 24 2003, the last Concorde jet went out of service. What began as a promise of supersonic travel for all, ended as a museum exhibit of a …

Aviation

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

Cute

Real-Life Animals We Want To See As Gigantic Movie Monsters

Pay attention, Syfy original movies gang and indie kaiju filmmakers. These are the animals we want to see in your next flick, eating cities and …

Fish

Here's Why You Suck At Knowing When Someone Is Flirting With You

You think you've got game. But when you try to chat someone up at the bar, you just can't tell if they're into you. Sound familiar? You're not alone.<p>According to new research from the University of Kansas, we are lousy at being able to tell when someone's flirting with us.<p>“If you think someone is …

Will Venus Express Spacecraft Crash or Keep Decoding Planet's Secrets?

Near the end of its mission, Venus Express will take a daring dive into Venus's thick haze.<p>Over the last month, the Venus Express spacecraft has gently fallen through Venus's thick, carbon dioxide atmosphere, reaching a cloud-skimming altitude of 80 miles (130 kilometers).<p>For three weeks, the …

Cosmic Test For Quantum Physics' Last Major Loophole

What does light from the most distant objects in the universe and quantum mechanics have in common?<p>More than most would imagine — potentially including answers to whether quantum encryption technology is hackable to whether physics on the smallest scales allows for complete philosophical “free …

Audi R8 LMX Lights Up At Le Mans: Mega Gallery And Video

Audi's new R8 LMX supercar was shown for the first time in public at the 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans this past weekend. The car was shown prior to the …

Heels, Toes, and Options

Heels, toes, and options.<p><i>Your shoes are tools. Use the right kicks for the job. No matter what your style, these are the best of the best.</i><p><b>Your steering wheel is made of wood.</b><p><b>1]</b> What apex? Boden's suede Driver is meant for leisurely jaunts. They're supremely comfortable and look killer with just …

Shoes

Let's just race EVERYTHING at the Isle of Man

Today's example of why: 250cc SuperKarts<p>As race venues go, the Isle of Man is basically a class in and of itself. You are reminded of that every year during the TT, but it's not all about the bikes. This video dates back to 2009, but it's as thrilling as anything you'll ever watch for the pure …

The Isle

Animator Behind Fictional Video Game in 'Her' Announces Real-Life Release

Samantha, the artificially intelligent operating system, wasn't the only impressive tech in Spike Jonze's <i>Her</i>. Joaquin Phoenix's character plays a …

New IBM Patent For Identifying You By The Way You Click Around On Websites

Noticing the little things—that's the way to win a person's heart, I always say.<p>IBM has a new patent for a program that watches your every move on a device, the company has announced. The patent is for techniques to recognize people by the way they click, swipe and navigate on websites.<p>Do you tend …

Amazing Video Captures Polar Bear's Point of View

Polar bears nuzzle potential mates and play soccer with a frozen seal carcass in an amazing new video captured by collar cameras attached to the iconic animals.<p>This rare peek at Arctic life is part of an ongoing research project led by the U.S. Geological Survey that aims to track the health of …

SpaceX is about to unveil its 'alien' spacecraft, the Dragon

Private spacecraft maker SpaceX has announced plans to show off its latest collaboration with NASA: a space-worthy vehicle that can deliver astronauts from Earth to a space station and safely back home.<p>The Dragon Mk 2 spacecraft will be revealed on Thursday, May 29, Elon Musk, SpaceX’s chief …