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Engineering against all odds, or how NYC’s subway will get wireless in the tunnels

Never ask a wireless engineer working on the NYC subway system “What can go wrong?” Flooding, ice, brake dust, and power outages relentlessly attack the network components. Rats — many, many rats — can eat power and fiber optic cables and bring down the whole system. Humans are no different, as …

Flying a sports car with wings | CNN Travel

Tampa, Florida (CNN) — When it comes to piloting a plane, I have zero experience.<p>In fact, I've never even considered attempting it.<p>Nevertheless, as we swoop over Florida's Tampa Bay on a gorgeous November morning, I enthusiastically take over the controls of the ICON A5, a two-seater amphibious …

Tampa Bay

The Top 3 Countries to Ski and Snowboard in the World

Brett “Cowboy” Kobernik gets big air at Utah’s Big Cottonwood Canyon. (Photo: Danita Delimont/Alamy Stock Photo)<p>Looking to hit the slopes this …

Skiing

CCTV Footage From Outside The Pentagon Proves 9/11 Cover-Up

Now, since I’ve been researching into September 11th, 2001, I’ve noticed many peculiar things about that are very interesting like the Pentagon …

Gulf Stream

This Looks Like the DNC's Hacked Trump Oppo File

A 200+ page document that appears to be a Democratic anti-Trump playbook compiled by the Democratic National Committee has leaked online following …

13 stunning photos from the Monaco Grand Prix

The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most breathtaking<p>racesevents in the world. It’s filled with yachts, celebrities, and extravagance, and it lends …

US Navy accuses Gulf commander of misconduct

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy officer relieved of commanding a Persian Gulf patrol ship allegedly failed to maintain equipment to …

Military

​Iceland’s Ghost Fleet

The untold story of the world’s most famous abandoned plane wreck.<p>On a chilly afternoon in 1973, Eyrún Sæmundsdóttir was knitting a wool sweater in her bedroom when she looked out the window and saw a US Navy airplane fall from the sky and crash on her farm in southern Iceland.<p>As the plane burst …

“You’re kind of a trickle-down media whore”: Samantha Bee tries, fails to reason with actual Donald Trump supporters

Bee sat down with a polished group of multiethnic, millennial Trump supporters who seemed to defy every stereotype<p>Brendan Gauthier<p>March 15, 2016 9:35pm (UTC)<p>"Full Frontal" host Samantha Bee last night devoted an entire segment to Trump supporters, or, as she collectively referred to them, "this …

Samantha Bee

Valeant tried to tip the SEC off to a short seller, and it totally backfired

That short seller was Andrew Left of Citron Research. His report on Valeant's secret relationship with a pharmacy called Philidor sent Valeant's stock careening down in October.<p>In the aftermath of Left's report, and after subsequent reporting about Philidor's business practices, Valeant wound up …

Watch Google's robot 'Spot' play with Andy Rubin's real dog

The US military recently decided that Google's Alpha Dog and Spot robots weren't ready for active duty, leaving the four legged robots with nothing to do. In the meantime, Google is doing with its battery-powered Spot robot what we probably would -- using it as a dog toy. The company recently …

Deal Alert: NYC to Milan on Emirates for $449 in Economy, $1,999 in Business

Heading to Europe in 2016? Flying Emirates to Milan might be your best bet. The airline recently began its popular book-for-two promotion for travel …

Watch a GPS-assisted boat motor keep ships steady

Driving a motorboat can be scary if you're a newcomer. Despite all that power, you're still at the mercy of the wind and waves -- it can be hard to keep your boat steady when you're docking or waiting for a bridge. Mercury Marine may just save your hide (and your hull), however. It just showed off …

Did Louisiana Just Elect 'Wrong' Governor Due to Flaw in Top 2 Runoff Method?

Few analysts at the start of the year would have predicted Louisiana voters would elect a Democrat to be their new governor. Republicans have dominated statewide contests in recent years, with no Democrat earning even a third of the vote in races for governor and six other statewide offices in …

'Nobody is ever going to tell you': 3 theories regarding who killed 'The King of Cocaine' Pablo Escobar

On December 2, 1993, Pablo Escobar, the wealthiest drug kingpin the world has ever seen, attempted to flee from a hideout in his home base of Medellín, Colombia, by scrambling across a neighboring rooftop.<p>Instead, he was cut down by gunfire, and the resulting image has been seared into the public …

South America

Customs withholds 14 'grossly undervalued' luxury cars at Batangas port

We all know the <b>Bureau of Customs</b> is a fetid cesspool inhabited by <b>corrupt people</b>. Where else can an ordinary employee in the Philippines afford a</b> …

Screentendo can turn almost anything on your computer into a Mario level

When I start daydreaming online, I’ve found myself wondering why I can’t control a little Mario and make him jump around the eBay ads for crap I looked up two weeks ago. Well, it turns that out that I can.<p>Developer Aaron Randall has coded together something that he calls Screentendo. This is a Mac …

Image Processing

10 Luxury Hotels and Resorts With Over-the-Top Guest Services

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Some luxury hotels and resorts are taking the concept of concierge services to the next level. At these popular and unique …

Save form data as you type it in Chrome, Firefox with Lazarus

If you're filling out your car insurance quote form, writing a comment on a blog or filling in payment details for food delivery, it's annoying to lose what you've already entered because of a server error or accidental mouse click. For situations like these, there's an extension for Chrome called …

Huge luxury suite on ship will run $5,000 a person per night

NEW YORK (AP) — A new luxury cruise ship debuting in 2016 will have one of the largest and most expensive suites ever offered at sea.<p>Regent Seven …

Luxury Lifestyle