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How To Make a Wall-Mounted Magnetic Spice Rack

We are constantly impressed by the creativity and resourcefulness of our readers. Latest exhibit? This homemade wall-mounted spice rack David created …

Kitchens

The best two-dumbbell workout

<i>101 Best Workouts Of All Time</i> is the ultimate answer to the question "What workout should I do?" No matter what equipment you have available, from a …

2014 McLaren P1: The World's Quickest Production Car! - Ignition Ep. 108

Daily Session: Bigger Triceps in 30 Minutes

Say you hit traffic on the way to the gym and you're left with only 30 minutes to get a full arm workout in. Instead of sitting in your car thinking …

Ask the Expert: The Ins and Outs of Wood Floors

Not so long ago, when I was desperate to replace the linoleum floor in our rental house kitchen with a wood one, my designer friends suggested …

Woodworking

Freightliner Truck Does Gymkhana Tribute

Ever since Ken Block released his first “Gymkhana” video five years ago, other racers have been making YouTube videos of their own shot in the same style. Formula Drift’s Vaughn Gittin Jr. has a video of him tearing up an old Saudi racetrack in his Mustang RTR, Rhys Millen tore up Hyundai …

Worlds Fastest NA SRT8 Jeep Cherokee WHEELIE CRAZY!

Jeep

The Best Core-Building Exercise You've Never Tried

Bored of the plank? Then challenge your core muscles and shred your abs with this all-new version of the exercise<p>From hitting golf balls to conquering a max deadlift, a chiseled midsection makes you stronger in everything you do. That's why most effective workout plans include the plank. The …

This is Lincoln's 2015 Navigator

If you liked the old Navigator, look forward to the new Navigator.<p>Lincoln would like you to believe that the 2015 Navigator is an all-new vehicle from front to back. This is sort of true, given that front and rear styling is new, as is the engine. Beyond that, it's basically the same ol' …

Audi reveals new beefed-up A8 L Security

Audi claims is the lightest armored vehicle of its kind.<p>If there were ever a sedan that deserved the descriptor of "luxury," surely it's the Audi A8. Particularly in long-wheelbase form. But for many of Audi's wealthy customers around the world – namely those in developing markets – there can be no …

Sony's XSP-N1BT turns your smartphone into an in-car entertainment system

Sony has shown off its new XSP-N1BT smartphone cradle receiver at CES. The device sits in your car's dashboard, where it uses your smartphone to interface with your vehicle's audio system, becoming a head-unit that can play music, stream internet radio, and make hands-free calls. The cradle …

Getting Started With Google Chromecast: The Unofficial Manual

As the new year arrives, many of us are greeting it with shiny new gadgets, courtesy of the holiday season. And one in particular has been a noteworthy hit—Google’s Chromecast streaming device, which is still holding strong as Amazon’s bestselling electronic.<p>Unlike many other new gadgets this year, …

GM looks to combat high theft rates on SUVs with added tech

The Cadillac Escalade has been at or near the top of most-stolen and insurance-loss lists for more than seven years, until it dropped to number six earlier this year. In 2011 it was fitted with a host of new security features to address its easy-to-override features and that has brought the number …

The Incredibly Clever Way Thieves Stole 40 Million Credit Cards From 2,000 Target Stores In A 'Black Friday' Sting

You may not like the fact that these hackers pulled off such a massive — and massively inconvenient — sting.<p>But you've got to admire their ingenuity.<p>First, note that the hack did <i>not</i> go through Target.com, the retailer's online website. If you shopped online at Target, your credit card info is …

Barnes & Noble

14 Sneaky-Smart Ways to Cut Your Home Heating Bills

Even in the middle of winter, you can slash your energy bills without sacrificing comfort.<p>Winter is coming, but it doesn't have to bring outsized heating bills with it. Take a tour of your home and check out these problem areas; fixing them up could dramatically reduce how much you need to spend to …

Home Improvement

4 moves to build monstrous traps

It's winter, and that means more layers, baggier clothes, and looser fits. But everyone needs to look a little larger than they are, and a good way …

Geek

5 Camera Features You Should Be Using But Aren't

Is your rig reaching its full potential? National Geographic shooter Bill Hatcher points the way.<p><b>APERTURE-PRIORITY MODE</b><br>A large aperture, such as f2.8, creates a narrow depth of field for soft, blurred backgrounds. This mode gives you the leeway to be creative with the close and distant elements in …

How the PlayStation 4's 'Playroom' brought out the worst in gamers

Twitch bans streams of Sony's augmented reality game after sexual abuse and threats to children<p>The stars of Sony's <i>The Playroom</i> are meant to be its robots. Small, white, and cute, they jump and wiggle around at the feet of their owner. <i>The Playroom</i> — an alternate reality game that comes pre-loaded on …

Watch this nitrous-snorting C7 Corvette make a 9-second pass

Because fast is never fast enough.<p>It seems like just last week that the first video of a 2014 Chevy Corvette ripping off a 10-second 1/4 mile pass surfaced on the web.<p>Oh, wait. That <i>was</i> last week.<p>Frankly, though, we can't get enough of the new Stingray tearing down the drag strip. Late Model …

NBA Players Play 'Jingle Bells' With Jump Shots In A Great Christmas Commercial

In the commercial, Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, James Harden, and Steve Nash shoot jump shots on hoops rigged with bells. When the shots go in, the bells ring to the tune of "Jingle Bells."<p>We're guessing the sounds were added in post production (see the tweet below), but it's still …

James Harden

Monocle by Native Union

This looks like one half of a pair of headphones, doesn’t it? It appears to be so at first glance, though after further inspection, you’ll find a few …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

Newport Beach

Gold Pagani Huayra Launch, Powerslides and Accelerations!

Analog to digital: Cornell conductor tries to modernize the orchestra with Google Glass

Classical music doesn’t have a need for modern technology. Instruments have been built for centuries, scores print just fine on paper, and concert seating gives patrons a good enough perspective on the orchestra as it is. But while classical music may not need technology, Cynthia Turner, a …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

Grand Theft Auto Online Review

She came from far away, flying in to Los Santos International late one night. It wasn't what she was running away from that mattered anymore. The past was past. It was the opportunities in her future she cared about. As her plane flew over, she looked out at the city, thinking of the possibilities …

Grand Theft Auto

Myth Hacking - 5 things you thought were true, but aren't.

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Grand Theft Auto Online: 26 tips and tricks for success

Being dropped in a hostile world is scary. And Grand Theft Auto Online – the recently-launched multiplayer part of open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V – can be very hostile at times.<p>It’s dog-eat-dog out there. Everyone’s hustling for a quick buck and death comes easily. The crime-themed open …