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You've Got to Watch This Vintage 1993 Japanese Drifting Video

This camcorder footage from 1993 shows the early days of street drifting at Mt. Tsukuba. Bask in the grainy old-school goodness.<p>To us westerners, drifting seems like a recent fad. The motorsport really only took hold in the U.S. in the early 2000s, brought to our shores in video games and movies …

This Is What You Do with Your Three New Supercars

How many of us members of the hoi polloi bemoan the fact that when someone buys a supercar it never sees a track? That millions of dollars of R&D and lightweight racing material are simply wasted on Sundays-only garage queens?<p>Canadian automotive retailer Pfaff Automotive recently released a video …

This Video Will Make You Want to Stuff a Motorcycle Engine Into a Microcar

Gixxer engines mated to tiny Fiats makes for some outsized sound and fury.<p>They pop up occasionally here in the States: microcars beyond economical restoration. The Honda Z600 stored under a tree for 30 years. The Fiat 850 Spyder that ran when parked, but now has an engine that's a solidly-fused …

Ford GT Test Mule Spotted on Detroit Freeway

YouTuber “Dr. Scandalous” caught a pretty amazing sight during what would otherwise have been an everyday Detroit commute: A gnarly looking Ford GT test mule cruising among regular traffic. This is something you don’t see every day—and something that pretty much nobody outside of Ford’s skunkworks …

Super Low Mileage: 4WD Turbodiesel 1990 Nissan Homy Van

This 1990 Nissan Homy is a JDM turbodiesel/5-speed van that sounds to be in excellent condition. These were offered in a variety of trim levels, and …

BMW bringing two new concepts to Pebble Beach

BMW has announced that it will reveal not one, but two new concept cars during Monterey Car Week next month. The Bavarian automaker released this teaser image in conjunction with the announcement, showing what looks like a rather racy steering wheel to suggest that at least one of those concepts …

Giugiaro Styled & Porsche Powered: 1990 SEAT Ibiza in Florida

This 1990 SEAT Ibiza (chassis VSS021A0009791748) was recently imported from Europe and is said to be all original, rust free and mechanically …

Jeremy Clarkson's Last Top Gear Lap Was a Tire-Shredding Farewell

Two Ferraris, one Mercedes, and one last glorious powerslide.<p>Fittingly, Jeremy Clarkson's last day at Top Gear headquarters ended with a lap of the track. Last week, the former host of the BBC's pokey motoring show tweeted a photo of his potential choice of vehicles for the very last lap. Today, we …

O'Malley on Wall Street: 'If you slap a bank robber on the arm, he's going to rob the bank again'

Last week, O'Malley released a white paper detailing his plan to bring a mix of structural changes including the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall and strengthened regulations to the financial industry.<p>On Tuesday, O'Malley sat down with Business Insider for his first interview about his Wall …

This vacuum brake sucks, in the best way

You might not have heard of Swedish automotive supplier Autoliv, but there's a good chance your car incorporates one of its many safety products from seat belts to night vision systems. The company's latest experimental innovation is called the Torricelli brake, named after the 17th-century …

The Spirit of ’76: America's Most Iconic Automobile Edition

With the 4th of July holiday upon us, we naturally are filled with the Spirit of ’76. No, not 1776—we’re talking 1976, America’s bicentennial year and a period whose automotive awesomeness is just starting to be appreciated. Over the course of the weekend, we’ll be bringing you prime examples of …

A probe zooming to Pluto just sent home a mesmerizing timelapse gif

Looking good, Pluto.<p>NASA's New Horizons probe is starting to get a clearer view of the dwarf planet and its five moons as it speeds through space …

USA Builds Giant Piloted Robot, Challenges Japan to a Robot Duel

"We have a duty to the science fiction lovers of this world."<p>The U.S.-based MegaBots have challenged Japan-based Suidobashi Heavy Industries from …

Robotics

Jim Webb's résumé: a Democrat who out-Reagans the entire Republican field

The former Virginia senator was appointed secretary of the navy by Ronald Reagan and wants to conduct a top-to-bottom review of US bureaucracy

Washington Navy Yard: Police say 'all clear' after lockdown

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Federal law enforcement has given the "all clear" at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning, after a lockdown forced workers to hold-in-place and filled the Southeast D.C. neighborhood with police and ambulance vehicles.<p>The U.S. Navy tweeted that the facility was under …

Law Enforcement

Young People Unsure How to React When They Learn This Clinton Fact: ‘You’re Changing My Opinion’

When Campus Reform correspondent Cabot Phillips quizzed young people on the lavish “cribs” of 2016 presidential candidates outside the White House, he got a variety of guesses — from Marco Rubio to Ben Carson and even Donald Trump.<p>What the respondents didn’t realize was each of the four …

OBAMA: The Greek crisis is priced into the markets

During a White House news conference on Tuesday, Obama said "markets have properly factored in" the risks associated with the ongoing turmoil that's been rocking Europe in recent days.<p>"This is not something we believe will have a major shock to the system," he said. "But obviously it's very painful …

Stock Markets

The tragically powerful story behind the lone German who refused to give Hitler the Nazi salute

August Landmesser, the lone German refusing to raise a stiff right arm amid Hitler's presence at a 1936 rally, had been a loyal Nazi.<p>Landmesser joined the Nazi Party in 1931 and began to work his way up the ranks of what would become the only legal political affiliation in the country.<p>After his …

Missing in Action

In Syria, Darkness Takes On New Meaning After Four Years of War

The Syrian civil war enters its fifth bloody year this weekend. And the future looks dark for Syrians — both metaphorically and literally.<p>New …

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless review: A top-notch on-ear headphone cuts the cord -- but raises the price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Bowers and Wilkins P5 Wireless headphones have excellent build quality and deliver rich, well-balanced sound for Bluetooth headphones (they perform even better in wired mode). The earpads are removable, and a cable is included for wired listening along with a nice carrying case. The …

Audiophile

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

Yoko Ono releases chess app with dogs as pieces

<i>Yoko Chess</i> is out now on the iOS App Store as a free download, and it's pretty damn weird. Not that we'd expect anything less from the famed artist …

Putin had an abysmal record in Russia’s second-largest city — here's why he rose the ranks anyway

<i>In this excerpt from Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin, Brookings experts Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy describe why Vladimir Putin likely came to power in Moscow after a seemingly unsuccessfully role in St.Petersburg.</i><p>For some six years (1990-96), Vladimir Putin played a key role in the economy …

Russia

Ukraine ceasefire: 'There is shooting all the time'

“This doesn’t smell like peace to me,” said the Monk, sighing heavily in his makeshift control centre, a former chandelier shop in the basement of a block of flats, near the remains of what not long ago was Donetsk international airport.<p>“There is shooting all the time,” he said. A 47-year-old …

Officials in Central Russia Have Banned Yoga Because They Think It's an Evil Cult

Officials in the central Russian city of Nizhnevartovsk have called off all yoga classes held in both private and municipal facilities as part of a …

Supreme Court upholds Arizona redistricting commission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a voter-approved plan that stripped Arizona state lawmakers of their role in drawing congressional districts in a bid to remove partisan politics from the process.<p>The court, split 5-4, ruled that the ballot initiative did not violate …

U.S. Supreme Court

The engineer making meat tastier

It is a problem that has taxed the finest minds for generations – what’s the best way to smoke meat? Veronique Greenwood meets a man with an intriguing new method, involving chemistry, computer models and a cooker shaped like a Dalek.<p>It was in Memphis, Tennessee, that Kit Parker first began to …

Asking Apple Watch for the time will get you some well-earned sass

Siri is a pretty handy virtual assistant on your Apple Watch. It can tell you the temperature, convert measurements, send text messages, and do several other things without you having to take your iPhone out of your pocket.<p>The one thing you should never have to do, however, is ask it what time it …

Apple Watch

Russia's abandoned space shuttles at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, in pictures

How Toyota Turned a Sienna into the World's Most Bad-Ass Minivan

Back in June, Toyota first showed the world this wild-child Sienna, which it dubbed Ultimate Utility Vehicle. Since then, the former minivan turned beastly off-roader has been touring the country as part of the company’s Ever-Better Expedition, sort of a team-building exercise. Now it’s pulling in …