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North America’s 'Largest Elevated Go-Kart Track' Looks Like Mario Kart In Real Life, The Best Thing Ever

There’s a giant go-kart track coming within driving range of Detroit next month, meaning my childhood dream of Mario Kart racing in real life might …

Mario Kart

An actress lived for decades in this New York City apartment -- for $28 a month

<b>New York (CNN) —</b> New York City is hugely expensive. But until March of this year, one woman was lucky enough to occupy a two-bedroom apartment in Greenwich Village -- one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods -- for the astonishing rent of $28.43 a month.<p>Yes, twenty-eight dollars. That's not a …

Greenwich Village

New iPhone Leak 'Confirms' Apple's Radical Design

It might just happen. In a year where Apple will reveal three all-new iPhone X models, by far the biggest excitement surrounds the budget-friendly one. And now new information suggests this really is the iPhone we should be spending/saving our money on…<p>Following its big scoop last week, accessories …

Mobile Technology

McDonald's made 6 major changes that totally turned business around

On Tuesday, the fast-food chain reported sales at stores in the US open for at least one year rose 4.1%. Analysts had forecast 3.4% growth.<p>This is the third quarter in a row that McDonald's US comparable sales have grown, and the ninth quarter of global comparable sales growth for the chain. Over …

Conan O'Brien Has A Chilling Question After Las Vegas Massacre

The late-night host's response to the attack will stay with you.<p>Conan O’Brien responded to news of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history with sobering perspective and a set of poignant questions.<p>O’Brien arrived at work on Monday morning and the show’s head writer handed him a file …

Why Didn't Russia Sell Alaska to Canada?

Alaskans are celebrating a big milestone in 2017. The year marks the 150th anniversary of the state's purchase. In 1867, Russia handed this vast …

What Would War with North Korea Look Like?

Over the past half century, the United States has fought only one big war—in Kuwait, in 1991—that was a conventional conflict. Operation Desert Storm launched a U.S.-led coalition against the Iraqi Army after it occupied oil-rich Kuwait. The combat was quick (six weeks) and successful in its …

Three things that will never be the same after the iPhone X

Apple retains an unmatched ability to bring the latest tech and the biggest mass of people together<p>If you listen to Apple’s inflationary marketing spiel, every time the company launches a new iPhone, it “changes everything.” The prosaic truth, however, is that most iPhone releases aren’t all that …

Conan O'Brien: Israeli doctors who treat Syrian patients 'deserve a Nobel Peace Prize'

Conan O'Brien has been busy filming his new special "Conan Without Borders" in Israel.<p>The late night host seems to be having fun visiting Israel's top attractions including the Western Wall in Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, and he even stopped by the set of the Netflix series "Fauda." He also met with …

Apple Leaks Suddenly Explain iPhone 8 Design

Apple is radically altering the iPhone. Having spent years iterating the original iPhone design, the 10th anniversary ‘iPhone 8’ will change everything – as two new (and highly credible) leaks have now confirmed…<p>Long time leak superstar Steve Hemmerstoffer (aka @OnLeaks) delivers the first. Having …

Mobile Technology

The Complete, Untold History of Halo

The story behind the Halo franchise as it's never been told—by the key individuals that made it.<p>Introduction Who's Who Part 1 Part 2 Part 3<p>Introduction<br>• Who's Who<br>• Part 1<br>• Part 2<br>• Part 3<p>The first <i>Halo</i> I ever finished was 2009’s real-time strategy affair <i>Halo Wars</i>. That has to be something you don’t often …

This expansion will completely change the best board game of 2016

Scythe, Golden Geek 2016 winner for best board game, is getting airships<p>Hit board game <i>Scythe</i>, winner of this year’s Golden Geek Award for board game of the year, is getting a very big expansion. Called <i>Scythe: The Wind Gambit</i>, it introduces airships to the game for the first time. And, says …

Board Games

Set up a VPN in 10 minutes for free—and yes, Americans urgently need one, thanks to Congress

“A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any other invention with the possible exceptions of handguns and Tequila.” — Mitch Ratcliffe<p>Soon every mistake you’ve ever made online will not only be available to your internet service provider (ISP) — it will be available to any corporation or …

Emotional Intelligence Has a Scary Dark Side, Says Science | Inc.com

Back in 1995, Daniel Goleman published the bestselling book, <i>Emotional Intelligence</i>. It was based on a concept introduced roughly three decades earlier by Michael Beldoch: Emotionally intelligent individuals have the ability to identify and respond to emotions both in themselves and others. Now, …

Emotional Intelligence

10 movies you should watch to show off your surround sound

When you upgraded your television to a new 4K unit, you likely realized that the content available to show off those 6 million additional pixels was scant. Even today, 4K content is seriously lagging behind demand.<p>Fortunately, the same isn't true of audio. If you've recently upgraded your home …

Audiophile

Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it

When you unpacked your new TV or streamer for the first time, you probably couldn't wait to start watching it. In the excitement to put it through its paces, chances are you just clicked "I agree" to all those screens of legal mumbo jumbo that came up during the setup process.<p>Did you know one of …

Check out the technological upgrades that helped Kansas City become one of the smartest cities in the U.S.

Free public WiFi, intelligent streetlights, and real-time traffic/parking monitoring? Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore!<p>It sounds crazy, …

Smart Cities

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Jedi Master Hoshino is Born in New STAR WARS Fan Film

There are so many <i>Star Wars</i> fan films online that it takes something really special for the newer videos to break out of the pack. Earlier this month, …

The No Tongue Rule And Other Facts About ‘The Sandlot’

23 years ago, director David Mickey Evans co-wrote, directed, and narrated what would become one of the most beloved coming-of-age stories of all time. Set during the carefree summer of 1962, <i>The Sandlot</i> features a group of friends who spend their days playing baseball in an old neighborhood …

World Series

Meet Nintendo Switch, the system formerly known as 'NX'

Nintendo's next major step in gaming is a mystery no more. The hardware formerly known as "NX" — and now officially dubbed Switch — has debuted, and …

Gaming

Railway worker saves drunk from getting run over by a train

Elephant Come To Rescue People

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