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The Boneyard of the East – My Retro Planespotting Experience

Noses of a Boeing 747 and 727 – Photo: Caleb Howell | Flickr CC<p><i>This guest post was written by Andrew Vane (@pipelinedrew) for …

Placebos & Nocebos: How Your Brain Heals and Hurts You

The Xbox One Might Let Sony's PS4 Win By Default

Last night, Microsoft dumped a pile of information into our laps about some of the more controversial specifics of the Xbox One. We heard confirmation about its practices for always on, used game resale, and game ownership in general. Some of the highlights:<p>- Your Xbox must check in via the …

Audi “It Couldn’t Be Done” Commercial: How Could They? – Feature

When I critique car commercials, it’s important that I remain objective and not be influenced by my feelings about the vehicle itself or the company that makes it. That said, I’ve long been a fan of Audi products and their marketing. In fact, two of my all-time favorite commercialsare Audi spots: …

Moby Dick

Hyping Hypercars: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari vs. 2014 McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno

Three high priests of the sports-car realm reveal their own golden calves.<p>Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every gray March, is modestly sized, and the automaker stands are, by regulation, relatively small. The scene is …

Sports Cars

Researchers uncover the oldest primate fossil yet, underscoring genetic break from humans

Researchers have uncovered what is now the oldest known primate fossil, pushing our understanding of human evolution seven million years farther into history than we could see before. Discovery of the 55-million-year-old fossil allowed an international team of researchers to identify a previously …

NY to LA for Free: Tesla Plans Dramatic Expansion of Charger Network

Buy a Model S and Tesla promises that in six months you'll be able to drive from Los Angeles to New York without paying a dime to top up your …

Tesla Supercharges Its Network Of Fast Chargers; Coast To Coast On Battery By Year End

<i>A follow up to today’s earlier post on Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk‘s appearance at the D: All Things Digital Conference. Some highlights from that wide-ranging interview can be found at Tesla: We’ll Hurry Up (On Superchargers), But You’ll Wait A Bit For A Cheaper Car.</i><p>Tesla delayed this announcement a few …

Fuel-Efficient Car News

Jaguar is the latest automaker to take on Tesla and the first to edge it on price and performance. The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is an all-electric compact crossover starting at $69,500 (excluding the $7,500 federal tax credit and available state rebates), which is exactly $10,000 less than the only other …

Antikythera Mechanism: 2,000 Year Old Computer Used by Ancient Greeks

In the early 1900s, divers looking for sponges in the Antikythera area between Crete and Greece came upon one of the most mysterious discoveries the …

Out From Under Washington's Thumb, Tesla CEO Musk Dips A Toe In Political Waters

Just days after repaying the Department of Energy $465 million 9 years ahead of schedule, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to engage in a fairly substantial conversation about climate change and what ought to be done about it. And while Musk had some time to kill — he was apparently recuperating …

Microsoft recruits Siri to bad-mouth the iPad in new Windows 8 tablet ad

Whatever era you call it, post-PC or simply PC plus, the Mac vs. PC war has ignited once again today. In a fresh Windows 8 ad, Microsoft is directly attacking Apple's iPad on price, an approach it took during the early Vista days with low-priced laptops. It's also doing it in a way that parodies …

Watch NASA's Hangout with Chris Hadfield and other astronauts

NASA has been on a roll with Google+ lately, hosting several video Hangouts with astronauts live from outer space. But today, things will be coming back down to Earth for a change, and <i>The Verge</i> will be in attendance. Join us here Thursday, May 23 starting just before 3 PM Eastern for a special …

'The Egoist' Is Proof Lamborghini Has Lost Its Mind

The crew from Sant'Agata has lost its collective mind. There's no other explanation for the Lamborghini Egoist concept.<p>Only Lamborghini, a company …