Alek Gavrilovski

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A Buyer's Guide for Every New Car With a Manual Transmission

DARPA's Robotic Landing Gear Could Revolutionize How And Where Helicopters Land

The Pentagon’s bleeding edge technology development office, DARPA, and Georgia Institute of Technology are working on a way to solve one of the …

Gunfire, explosions in Macedonia as police battle 'armed group'

KUMANOVO, Macedonia (Reuters) - Five police officers died and dozens were wounded in a daylong gun battle in an ethnic Albanian suburb of northern Macedonia on Saturday, adding the threat of armed conflict to a deep political crisis rocking the ex-Yugoslav republic.<p>A Macedonian policeman speaks to …

Macedonia: Police clash with armed group, 4 officers wounded

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Authorities in Macedonia say police have clashed with an armed group in the northern town of Kumanovo, and parts of the town …

5 police killed in clash with armed group in Macedonia

KUMANOVO, Macedonia (AP) — An armed group attacked special forces police Saturday in a town in northern Macedonia in a clash that killed five police …

Gunfire as Macedonia police killed by 'terrorists'

Police in Macedonia are continuing to search a town close to the border with Kosovo following a day of clashes with unidentified gunmen that left eight policemen dead.<p>The Macedonian government said an armed group from a neighbouring country had planned to attack state institutions.<p>Sophia …

Macedonia blames Kosovans for deadly Kumanovo clashes

<b>Macedonia says five Kosovans led the armed group which was involved in deadly clashes with security forces in the northern town of Kumanovo.</b><p>Eight officers and 14 gunmen were killed in the fighting, Interior ministry spokesman Ivo Kotevski said.<p>Those named were members of the now dismantled Kosovo …

Why coding is not the new literacy

• This is used as an argument for why programming can never be made easier. At best, you could potentially say that specification is fundamentally difficult and as such <i>modeling</i> cannot be made easier. Programming currently requires much more than just modeling though, and there’s a great deal of room …

Google Glass Got It Backwards

Now that the Google Glass prototype has been withdrawn from the market, the company has reportedly moved it from research into product development. Consumer fashion and retailing experts have been tasked with refining a look that some in the market labeled “Glasshole” and, according to critics of …

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Nighttime Photos of NYC Captured Out of the Open Door of a Helicopter at 7,500 Feet

Photographer Vincent Laforet captured some stunning nighttime photographs of New York City while leaning out of an open helicopter door 7,500 feet in …

Obstacle avoidance is the next big step for drones

Consumer drones have come a long way in just a few years, evolving from complex hobbyist models to consumer-ready quadcopters with increasingly smart …

Carduino Could Make (Almost) Any Car A Smart Car

Over the past few years, we've told you about several products that connect drivers to their cars in new and helpful ways. According to Wired, a …

2015 Audi S3 Sedan First-Drive

You can’t accuse Audi of playing it low-key with the A3 series. From the core sedan, fundamentally designed to tickle American tastes, comes a car …

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Recoil 2 Trophy Truck Video

As if you needed further proof of how obscenely cool Trophy Trucks are, here comes the latest video from Monster Energy driver BJ Baldwin.<p>In “Recoil 2,” Baldwin’s 800-hp Chevrolet Silverado Trophy Truck cuts a swath through Ensenada, Mexico—home of the Baja 1000—as he sets out to get from the …

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Xcar goes analog with the Ferrari F40

We will forever be in love with the Ferrari F40. From its blunt-force appearance to its 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine living and breathing perilously close to the driver's head, the F40, the last model designed and built with input from Enzo Ferrari himself, has been and likely always will …

Offline over the Weekend? Read All the Tech News You Missed Here

On August 25 1835, the now defunct New York Sun published an article that would later become known as ‘the great moon hoax‘ – in which the author said he had proof that the moon was a hotbed of active life; beaches, trees, oceans, tail-less beavers, unicorns, goats and a trove of other highly …

1991 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer vs. GMC S-15 Jimmy SLX, Isuzu Trooper LS, Jeep Cherokee Laredo, Mitusbishi Montero LS, Nissan Pathfinder SE, and Toyota 4Runner SR5 | Archived Comparison Test

From the April 1990 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Sport-utility vehicles are nothing like Brussels sprouts, except in one respect: either you just naturally love the little beasties or you can't quite grasp what other people see in them. Both of these views, as matters of personal taste, are entirely …

Audi Quattro vs. Porsche 911 and Six Others | Archived Comparison

From the July 1984 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>And you thought we had risked it all racing up and down treacherous mountain passes to name the Camaro Z28 the best-handling American car <i>(C/D,</i> May). Well, we're back on the rock, dancing with the same seraphim of the Angeles Forest, but we've upped the ante …

BMW R1100GS by Cafe Racer Dreams

If you’re planning a trip to North Africa, you need a bike that is absolutely bulletproof. Cafe Racer Dreams know how to take a motorcycle apart and rebuild it, and have made their name transforming everything from vintage Honda CBs to modern Triumph Scramblers. But for an impending trip to …

Deutschland De-Restricted: We Storm the Autobahn in the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG

With endless construction and an increasing number of speed-limited sections, is the autobahn still all it's cracked up to be? Well, yes and no.<p>Imagine how much better your life would be if 150 mph were legal. Commuting times would be slashed—especially if you also fantasize that there’s no …

2015 BMW M4 vs. 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera | Comparison Test

If there were a perfect way to construct a car, we would have figured it out by now. In 129 years of automotive development, though, the only consensus in the industry seems to be that four wheels are better than three. The perpetual evolution of the automobile, along with a few steadfast …

Audi R8 V10 Plus vs. Renault Clio Cup racecar will make you go hmmm...

Match up a hot hatch with a supercar of the same vintage, and we'll tell you who will win every time. It's easy, really, as the supercar invariably features a more advanced suspension, stickier tires and most importantly, more power. What if the hot hatch is race prepped, though?<p>In that particular …

Drag Queens: Aerodynamics Compared

Five slippery cars enter a wind tunnel; one slinks out a winner.<p>Like a thief in the night, wind resistance is a stealthy intruder that saps your speed and murders your mileage without leaving fingerprints. The gentle murmur of air streaming over, under, and through your car belies the wind’s …

Drag Queens: Aerodynamics Compared

We fire up the fans in a secret wind tunnel for our latest video.

Learn To Be A Roboticist—In Your Undies

You don't even have to get out of bed.<p>Mastering robots in the company of professors doesn’t require a classroom. Or even pants. EdX, a remote-learning site run by Harvard and MIT, offers dozens of free online courses, including one called Autonomous Mobile Robots. We audited a class to see what it …

How to Parallel Park Perfectly, Every Time

The recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p>Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p><i>Pull alongside the car</i> …

New and Noted: Motorcycle Gear

With interest in motorcycles on the rise in the western world, there’s never been so much gear to choose from. Which is making it harder and harder to pick out noteworthy items for our occasional round-ups.<p>This time, we’ve got a helmet with a darkly humorous message, a motorcycling app that …

600 Days and Almost 125K Miles Went Into Creating This Epic Video Selfie

Modern Motorcycle Diaries‘ Alex Chacon has spent 600 days on the road, travelled over 200,000Km (almost 125,000 miles) and been to some 36 different …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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