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Drive Flashback: Mitubishi Lancer Evolution VIII

The Evo is dead. Long live the Evo!<p><i><br>In light of the regrettable news that Mitsubishi has decided to discontinue the Lancer Evolution, we thought it would<br>be appropriate to take a look back at our test of the first USDM Evo. This article originally appeared in our March 2003 issue.</i><p>"Are you guys …

Gymkhana 6: Ken Block is Back With a Custom Track

Pro rally driver Ken Block pushes his Ford Fiesta to the limit in his new Gymkhana video.<p>In a display of tire tread terror and peak auto performance, Ken Block showcases the adrenaline-pumping pastime of Gymkhana, an increasingly popular motorsport requiring a driver to traverse a complex course of …

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'Anonymous' hacks Singapore Prime Minister's website

<b>Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's official website has been hacked by people claiming to be members of the hacking group Anonymous.</b><p>The attack comes a day after Mr Lee said he would track down the group.<p>He made the comments after a person claiming to be part of the group posted an online …

Tesla shares fall after latest fire

For the third time in six weeks, a Tesla Motors Model S sedan has caught on fire following a traffic accident.<p>Car fires aren't that unusual, happening an average of 17 times per hour nationwide. But analysts fear fires in electric cars could scare drivers away from the new technology.<p>The latest …

Man makes record-setting drive across the US in 28 hours, 50 minutes

Records, as the say, are made to be broken. Whether that's cramming the most hot dogs down your gullet, running a faster mile, or yes, driving across the United States, odds are that there's someone out there wants to eat more, run faster or drive harder. Speaking of that last example, the record …

Yacht builder plans one-off Ford Shelby GT500 Sport Wagon

Strand Craft builds super yachts, and the company also builds supercars as its ships' tender, the SC 122 and SC 166. But in case you don't want (or can't afford) a yacht but love Mustangs and wagons hatchbacks - or perhaps you own one of the company's yachts but want a new tender - Strand Craft …

Mercedes prices G63 AMG 6x6 at around $513k*

In the midst of the launch for one of its most important new cars, the 2014 CLA-Class, Mercedes-Benz has decided to set a price for one of its most ridiculous – and ridiculously awesome – products of all time, the G63 AMG 6x6. How much exactly will it cost to claim ownership to the baddest G-Class …

Drive-up bank robbery perpetrated with Cayenne and WRX

Thieves carried out what appears to be a movie-script-perfect robbery of a bank in Sydney, Australia late on Friday morning, using two stolen high-performance vehicles in the process.<p>At around 11:15 AM local time, in near mid-day light, reports say that two men in masks smashed into the side of a …

2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Reveals Tons of Cars... and the Ducati Panigale 899

Volkswagen's so-called Group Night event preceding theFrankfurt Motor Show is an annual opportunity for the automotive giant to strutthe breadth of their four-wheeled offerings to the media. But this year'sbrand-centric celebration revealed something fresh for the assembled press: thelatest, …

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The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

Baby Boomers buy more cars than young generations

Last year, Dave Rodham bought two Ford Mustangs - a red one because it looked cool and a white one with a big V-8 engine because it sounded cool. They were his 50th and 51st car purchases.<p>"I have to have a new car every year and a half to two years," said the 63-year-old, of Virginia Beach, Va., …

150 Million People Have Decided That Standard Web Browsers Aren't Safe Enough

When FORBES last spoke to AnchorFree in August 2012, CEO David Gorodyansky put forth a modest goal for his 7 year-old company: “We want to be the way the whole world browses the Web,” he boasted. In the last year, the company’s trajectory has matched its lofty ambitions. A year ago 70 million …

6 horrifying facts about the rich

It’s not just the 1 percent that’s wreaking havoc on our economy<p>First of all, who are they? Mostly the 1 percent. But the top 2-5 percent have also done quite well, increasing their inflation-adjusted wealth by 75 percent from 1983 to 2009 while average wealth went down for 80 percent of American …

How To Disappear When Someone's Spying On You

Whenever your cellphone is on, "They" know where you are, and I mean all the Theys — the spooks, the merchants, the drone pilots, the private detectives, probably even the Chinese. If you want your privacy, says artist/designer Adam Harvey, you can go to the back of your phone, pry out the battery …

Syria says it will defend itself against Western strikes

Syria has said it will defend itself using "all available means" against a military strike from the West, and warned that any action would serve al-Qaeda's interests.<p><b>Britain confirms 'contingency plans' for strike <br>Russia warns of 'catastrophic consequences' <br>US: 'Compelling evidence' Assad behind</b> …

2 Chainz Arrested in Oklahoma

Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested in Oklahoma yesterday after a standoff with police officers who pulled over the MC's tour bus around late Wednesday …

Voices of Speed: The Enthusiasts' TV Channel Goes Dark

Reflections from a few of those who brought Speed into your living room.<p>It was “our” channel. Whether you were a gearhead, a hot rodder, a racer, a rider, a pilot, a boater, or just an enthusiast of anything with a motor, New Year’s Eve 1995 brought a television channel that was just for us. It was …

What Detroit should learn from Tesla Motors

Better Place founder Shai Agassi has kept a low profile since he was ousted as chief executive of the electric car infrastructure company that burned through nearly a billion dollars before filing for bankruptcy this year. But he emerged today to offer his thoughts on the lesson automakers should …

Area 51 and its purpose declassified: No UFOs, but lots of U-2 spy planes

A newly declassified CIA history from 20 years ago spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission — which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes.<p>The CIA's story about the legendary test site is contained in "The Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead …

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‘Bitcoin is a currency’: Federal judge says the virtual cash is real money

Physical Bitcoins created by Casascius, a bitcoin enthusiast based in Utah. Each has a unique code that can be used to retrieve a number of Bitcoins online.<p>Is the "online crypto-currency" Bitcoin money like dollars or is it no more the business of government regulators than virtual gold pieces in …

Email Company Used By Edward Snowden Shuts Down Rather Than Hand Data Over To Feds

When Edward Snowden emailed journalists and activists in July to invite them to a briefing at the Moscow airport during his long stay there, he used the email account “edsnowden@lavabit.com” according to one of the invitees. Texas-based Lavabit came into being in 2004 as an alternative to Google’s …

Lavabit email service abruptly shut down citing government interference

The email service reportedly used by surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden abruptly shut down on Thursday after its owner cryptically announced his refusal to become "complicit in crimes against the American people."<p>Lavabit, an email service that boasted of its security features and claimed …