Merrick Townsend

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Devastated Family Loses Everything They'd Saved on Their DVR

The Talbott family has suffered a tragic loss. Everything the family had saved for years, all of it disappeared in an instant. Now as The Onion …

A Canadian company has created a high-tech tool for mining moon water

NASA astronaut exploring Moon surface photographed by Apollo 14 crew (Photo: Dennis Hallinan/Alamy)<p>Canada’s mining sector is pretty crowded. We now …

The Onion Explains Where All "The Teens" Leaving Facebook Are Going

The wonderful thing about internet communities is that it's very hard to artificially build them, but they arise organically in the strangest ways. …

Surprise: Phone Metadata Gives Away The Most Secret of Your Secrets

If you're one of the masses who inexplicably thinks that NSA phone surveillance doesn't matter, you're in for a shock: new research reveals that …

Amazing parents' perfect lip-sync to Frozen song

This has to be the most perfect lip-sync job I've ever seen. Heck, if somebody told me these two were actually singing <i>Frozen's Love Is an Open Door</i> I …

F-Secure report shows once again why you should stick to the Play Store for app downloads

Finnish security company F-Secure published its Threat Report for the second half of 2013, which includes a section dedicated to mobile security issues.<p>According to the company, threats in the mobile space are almost entirely surfacing within the Android ecosystem, with 97 percent of malware …

Judge Koh denies Apple’s latest attempt to ban Samsung products

<i>Samsung has managed a small win in its long-winded patent war against Apple, as Apple’s request for a product ban has now officially been denied.</i><p>There are few patent battles that are as <i>(in)</i>famous as that of Samsung and Apple. As all of our readers likely know, back in 2012, Apple won a major court …

Israel Is Putting Frickin' Lasers on Its Commercial Airliners

It's not just IDF forces and Israeli settlements that come under rocket fire; militant groups have been known to take pot shots at commercial …

iOS Flaw Allows Attackers to Log Screen Touches

Just three days after Apple patched an important iOS vulnerability known as “gotofail”, which gave attackers access to sensitive data, iOS …

Philip Seymour Hoffman had a habit, not a disease

Like everybody else, I was shocked when Philip Seymour Hoffman died. I adored him. "What a tragedy," I told my husband.<p>"What an asshole," he replied.<p>I knew I was supposed to feel sorry for him. He had struggled with his demons and lost. But the circumstances of his death were particularly …

Driving on public roads in a GP2 car looks super-fun

Switzerland might have a ban on racing, but there are loopholes.<p>Switzerland's ban on circuit racing means it's not usually the first country that jumps to mind when you thinks of motorsports.<p>Luckily, the St. Ursanne Hill Climb is not held on a circuit. It's held on a public road in a town of the …

Escape From Las Vegas: My Weekend Being Fake-Kidnapped in Sin City

In the meeting room of a La Quinta hotel on the northernmost outskirts of Las Vegas, near the entrance to Nellis Air Force Base, the company OnPoint …

Police car stuck in the snow? Subaru to the WRX-cue!

Turbocharged, all-wheel-drive roadside assistance.<p>The Dodge Charger Pursuit is a hell of a police car, but like lots of rear-drive muscle, the snow can be its nemesis. Such was the case for a Hazel Park, MI police officer whose sedan got stuck in the white stuff. His roadside assistance wasn't what …

McLaren 12C racing a Ducati 1199? Yep, it's Supercar Sunday

All the supercar content you need to close the weekend right.<p><i>Welcome to Supercar Sunday, where we serve up the week's best high-performance fun and frolic. It's all game here, so long as it's fast and exclusive. Sit back and ogle the Internet's finest exotic machinery.</i><p>Epic six-wheel showdown …

A classic photo op at Cars & Coffee. If you had your choice, would it be car or bike?

Car (Audi R8) vs Bike (Ducati Panigale 1199R) | Feature | Motorcyclenews.com

Mysterious Lightning Storm Occurs in Exactly the Same Place 160 Nights a Year, Lasts up to 10 Hours a Night

The world’s greatest natural sound and light show occurs over the Catatumbo River in Venezuela, a 15 hour drive from Bogota, Columbia. For centuries, …

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Rokform V3 Smartphone Mounts For Sportbikes and Cruisers

Rokform, the sister company of Two Brothers Racing that produces some of the most functional and stylish mountable cases for mobile devices, has …

Equalization program a good intention gone bad

Canada's equalization program, which channels $16-billion in federal revenues to six recipient provinces, is up for review in 2014. According to the 1982 amendment that entrenched equalization in the Constitution, the program should enable all provinces "to provide reasonably comparable levels of …

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Latest<p>'Dungeons & Dragons' Issues a Partial Recall of New Book Due to Damaged Covers<p>Dungeons and Dragons 05/18/2018 01:32 pm<p>Dungeons and …

Top 10 motorcycle turn-offs

<b>I RIDE</b> a bike and I play guitar. It doesn’t take Freud to work out what I’m compensating for (what’s your excuse?). But I’m not alone; many of us …

Riding in the Car of the Future, Built in an Illinois Barn

At first glance, this rockabilly Batmobile looks like a retro-fetishist's pet project. It's not. In fact, this freak machine, hand-built by a ragtag …

Moment brings better camera lenses to some Samsung phones

The new Moment lens wants to help you take better photos with your smartphone, assuming you have a Samsung Galaxy S4, or one of a few other select Samsung phones.<p>The Moment lens Kickstarter project promises to produce two lenses to make you phone photos look better: a wide-angle lens, and a …

American flat-trackers to race with GP greats at Superprestigio in Barcelona

In an elite crowd, Brad Baker and Merle Scherb are likely to shine.<p>Getting invited to an exclusive, world-class racing event to trade paint with grand prix champions isn't an honor that a lot of motorcycle racers can lay claim to. That's not the case, however, for 2013 AMA Pro Flat-Track Grand …

WRC driver Jari-Matti Latvala rallying a broken MkII Escort is better than coffee

Just try not to get car sick.<p>Jari-Matti Latvala is Volkswagen Motorsport's WRC pilot and our new favorite rally driver. When he's not climbing podiums in Portugal or Argentina, the 28-year-old Finn keeps busy at vintage events like the Lahti Historic Rally. His weapon of choice? The Ford Escort …

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China's Smog Is So Bad That Hotels Now Give Guests Gas Masks

It's no secret that China is choking on smog, but the problem has gotten so bad recently that hotels have started issuing guests with gas masks to …

Suzuki GS550 by Stray Dog Moto

New Zealand has a remarkably strong motorcycle culture, as befits an island blessed with wonderful country roads and a strong do-it-yourself nature. But the focus is usually on classic rather than custom motorcycles: you’ll see a lot of old British iron at moto events, but few ‘modern’ customs.<p>So …

Dramatic New Zealand auto safety ad gives pause for the cause

Admit it. We all do it. Tacking on the extra five to seven miles per hour while driving. Speeding, but not really speeding... or "comfortably" speeding as the New Zealand Transport Agency puts it. Hoping to show that exceeding the posted limit – at any speed – is dangerous, the agency has released …

Organic battery hailed as cheap renewable energy solution

A cheap rechargeable battery that harnesses energy by using the electrochemistry of organic molecules rather than metals is being touted by Harvard …