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Flatev Tortilla Maker

Posted in Kitchen and Space<p>Truth is, you’re never going to make homemade tortillas unless you can make them with just the push of a button. Get a …

Giveaway: KettlePizza Serious Eats Special Edition Kit

Shake up your Weber's standard BBQ chicken and brisket offerings this summer with some gooey, crusty, cured-meat, high-heat panache. Enter to win …

Castor Toothpicks

Change the way you look at toothpicks forever with Castor Toothpicks — from their original design, and their natural ingredients, to their portable …

MAGNOTE: Magnetic Notebooks Are Brilliant

With tablets and smartphones getting lots of coverage these days, nobody is talking about notebooks. MAGNOTE might change that. This innovative …

Modern Hippie Bus Goes Where Vintage Volkswagens Can’t

Iconic Volkswagen buses may be the original hippie mobiles, but there are a lot of things those relics of the 20th century can’t do – like go …

The 10 scariest hotel swimming pools in the world

1. The Hemeroscopium House in Madrid sports a pool that shouldn't be physically possible. This gravity defying wonder actually runs the full length …

Tool can plug gunshot wounds in seconds

You can find many things in Williams-Sonoma, the kitchenware retailer.<p>Cookie sheets. Spatulas. And, oh yeah, an idea for treating gunshot wounds.<p>At least, that's what RevMedx found.<p>The U.S. military had asked the medical technology company to come up with a solution for stopping gunshot and …

1928 Renault Type NN Tourer from Indiana Jones up for auction

It's uncommon for a film's sequel to surpass the original, and it's even rarer for the third movie in a series to be the best. However, that's arguably the case with <i>Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade</i>. Its perfect combination of exciting action set pieces, humor and great performances from Harrison …

Real-life Bravado Banshee from Grand Theft Auto up for sale

Remember the Bravado Banshee that West Coast Customs built last year to promote <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i>? Given away by GameStop, the woman who won it says she's better off with money to send her two kids to college than with a race car, so now you can steal buy it on eBay.<p>Based on a 2006 Dodge Viper …

Cameron's house from Ferris Bueller finally sells for $1M

We don't typically report on real estate here at <i>Autoblog</i>, but what we have here is no ordinary building or plot of land. This Chicago-area house was immortalized in the 1986 classic <i>Ferris Bueller's Day Off</i> as the childhood home of Cameron Frye, Bueller's best friend, but more importantly, as home …

Kahn Design Set To Join The World Of Coachbuilding With New Bespoke Cars

British tuner Kahn Design, a company renowned for its expertise in building bespoke Land Rover SUVs, is about to expand its business with a new …

The 10 Most Iconic Car Commercials

Eminem drives a terrible car, a doll makes off with your wife, and Johnny Cash makes all our dreams come true.<p>Eminem drives a terrible car, a doll makes off with your wife, and Johnny Cash makes all our dreams come true.

India rape victim's mum beaten for complaint

Three men have been arrested in northern India for brutally attacking the mother of a rape victim after she refused to withdraw her police complaint.<p>Superintendent Dinesh Kumar said on Friday that the men, including the father of the man accused in the May 11 rape, followed the mother into a field …

NASA Joystick Expected to Sell for $300,000

Controller was used in Apollo 15 moon landing.<p>If you're a gamer of a certain age, there's a very good chance you have a way-cool vintage joystick …

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Photographs That Capture The Secret Adventures Of ‘Star Wars’ Figurines

<b>Photographer</b> Carlos Sisi takes pictures of his <i>Star Wars</i> figurines in a wide variety of settings.<p><b>The atmosphere</b> in these photographs really fires up …

The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has finally revealed a launch date and price: it'll cost $85,000 and ship in 2017, according to its website.<p>"Where you're …

Jamaica's rare wildlife – in pictures

The Portland Bight protected area is home to the iconic Jamaican iguana and 20 other endangered species. Its fragile coastal ecosystem and wildlife faces the risk of being lost for ever as Jamaica approves a Chinese company to build a port. Photographs by Robin Moore

June 2014

Mario Bros. enlisted to sell Mercedes GLA in Japan with bizarre results

There is always something a little grotesque when traditionally animated characters are brought into the real world. For example, something about seeing Mickey walk around Disney World just doesn't look quite right, and Nintendo is proving the rule with its latest cross promotion involving Mario …

Finding The Next Warren Buffett: Eugene Groysman

Eugene Groysman has an 11-year track record with Marketocracy showing an annualized return of 18.4% a year while the S&P 500 returned less than 8.9% a year during the same period.<p>Could Eugene Groysman be the next Warren Buffett?<p><b>Investment Style</b><p>Eugene describes his investment style as buying growth …

400-acre fire in San Diego County prompts evacuations

A 400-acre wildfire fueled by winds, low humidity and high temperatures was burning Tuesday afternoon near a high school in San Diego County, prompting evacuations.<p>The fire broke out at about 10:45 a.m. near Del Norte High School in 4S Ranch, a community east of Rancho Santa Fe, said Lee Swanson, …

Ukraine separatists down army helicopter, 14 killed

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army helicopter on Thursday, killing 14 soldiers including a general, as government forces pressed ahead with an offensive to crush rebellions in the east swiftly following the election of a new president.<p>After weeks of …

Watch a 1600-hp Formula Offroad buggy walk on water

World-record hydroplaning is biblically awesome.<p>After watching Formula Offroad, it seems all too appropriate that Scandinavians coined the phrase "Molotov cocktail." This burgeoning race series bottles all-terrain 4x4s with hillclimbing, stirs in some V8 savagery, then lights the wick with a Robby …

Crashed McLaren F1 is the saddest way to see its beautiful underbody

Friends, <i>this</i> is why we can't have nice things. A McLaren F1 was flipped down an embankment in Italy yesterday, and this video of the crash's aftermath is about as sad as when Old Yeller was shot.<p>According to Italy's La Nazione, this one-off, red-on-white F1 was crashed during a four-F1 tour between …

Watch a Pit Stop Recorded Using Thermal Imaging!

As if the stopwatch ballets commonly referred to as pit stops weren’t interesting enough to watch already, BMW has gone and made it more fun by an order of magnitude through the use of thermal imaging. The wheels and tires are preheated, hence their red glow. The crew’s all blue, save for hints of …