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My Mistress review – BDSM coming of age story that plays it too safe

The coming of age genre is a versatile canvas on which familiar storytelling themes can be layered. Australian cinema has seen plenty over the years, with explorations of first love, formative relationships and naive decisions put in front of a range of backgrounds including action heists (The Big …

This vintage Carroll Shelby film is everything badass about the 1960s

"My name is Carroll Shelby, and performance is my business."<p>Big things are afoot in Dearborn. We know a hardcore Shelby GT350 Mustang will drop next year, and persistent rumors of a new GT40 suggest that we may see Ford's two most beloved nameplates return in the next 24 months. Of course, neither …

2015 Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen Spied: So Rad, So Off-Limits

Just your everyday 290-hp, all-wheel-drive compact station wagon.<p><b>What It Is:</b> This is an easy one, as far as our daily routine of identifying future products goes, because no effort has been made whatsoever to obscure the car: It’s a Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen circling the Nürburgring. It’s quite …

10 Greatest Music Video Cars of the 80s

Girls, cars, pastel clothes, and lots of hairspray. Oh, yeah. And awesome cars.<p>Girls, cars, pastel clothes, and lots of hairspray. Oh, yeah. And awesome cars.

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Twilio Project Turns 2048 Into A Multiplayer Game That You Play By Text

Remember all of the wonderfully entertaining frustration that was Twitch Plays Pokemon?<p>Take that concept and turn it on its head. Wrap it around a puzzle game instead of a side-scroller, and have players text in commands rather than input them via chat.<p>The end result: TwilioPlays2048.<p>The idea? Many …

Read the McLaren F1's gorgeous owner's manual with the man who illustrated it

The closest most of us will ever get to a real McLaren F1<p>The McLaren F1 is legend, widely considered the last great supercar built for drivers, not obscenely rich showoffs. Every detail of the car was painstakingly considered—including the owner's manual, a hand-illustrated, coffee table hardbound …

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Goodbye productivity, hello 1970s Nürburgring crash videos

Also, the music is delightful.<p>What a glorious history the Nürburgring has. Even ignoring myriad contributions to motorsport and car development, the track has provided such a wealth of entertainment over the years. Take this old film, for instance.<p>Dating back to 1970, this footage shows what it …

Pierce Brosnan plays GoldenEye 007 with 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon

Maybe you spent hours of your life playing GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64. Maybe you were so good you could even get a kill with the useless Klobb. But I doubt you ever played with James Bond himself.<p><i>The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon</i> had Pierce Brosnan on last night, and Fallon couldn’t help …

Drift Stage promises 1980s supercars and tire smoke

Despite what the records for box-office and video game sales might tell you, not every great movie or game has to be another sequel of an established franchise. Don't get us wrong, we love <i>Forza Motorsports 5</i> and <i>Gran Turismo 6</i> – both respectively slotted into your author's Xbox One and Playstation 3 …

Why no apps? Kids react to original Nintendo Game Boy

Nothing makes us gaming elders feel older than watching kids react to an original Nintendo Game Boy.<p>In the latest "Kids React" video by new-media production duo Benny and Rafi Fine (also known as The Fine Brothers) kids ages 6-13 attempt to use a Game Boy. Past episodes of the series have kids …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Grand Theft Auto V gets Commodore 64 refresh

"What if?" is always a fun question. It's doubly entertaining when we think about it in relation to something very, very modern. So, what if <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> had been released for the Commodore 64 of the mid 1980s? What would it have looked like? How would the automotive element of the open-world …

This ad for a Volvo 245GL is surreal and hilarious

Complete with an inside, outside, and curly exhaust.<p>Probably the most sensical selling point made in this personal ad for a 1993 Volvo 245 GL, for sale in Sweden for around $1100, is that it was "sprung from the hands of engineering wizards of a bygone era." I think that much is true, but I'm …

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The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

These HBO Go Ads Are Hilarious

My colleagues wrote about Apple ads yesterday. So when I stumbled across these HBO Go ads, I thought that you, dear TechCrunch readers, also deserve to see these seven videos.<p>In them, you see teenagers sitting on a couch and watching HBO shows, such as Game of Thrones, True Detective or Girls. But …

Goodbye, Kombi, you'll be missed

Volkswagen's iconic bus offers its last wishes.<p>Volkswagen's Kombi, an adored family member to millions across the world over the last 63 years, marked the end of its production with a heartfelt tribute in a video filled with memories and adventures. VW's charming little bus was a willing companion …

Forgotten racetrack: Las Ochas Millas, Bottomless Lakes State Park

Purpose-built race circuits became the norm in the United States following the spectator fatality at Watkins Glen in 1952, but in some parts of the …

Google launches Android Wear: A new project to bring Android to wearables like smartwatches

Google has officially launched Android Wear, an initiative to extend the Android operating system to wearable tech.<p>Google says Android Wear devices will launch “later this year” and claims to be working with “Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola, and Samsung” on devices. Interestingly, Google announced that …

How To Make A Cool Sports Game When You're Not EA Or 2K

Pixel Soccer is a game currently in development at Super Rock Games, an indie studio in London. It is speaking <i>directly</i> to my interests.<p>Chief among …

Jeff Gordon pulls off the best prank ever

Jalopnik's Travis Okulski gets the ride of his life.<p>So, full disclosure here: Travis Okulski at Jalopnik is my friend. We have lunch. We get coffee. We make fun of ridiculous things. And possibly not ridiculous things. He name-checks Jerry Seinfeld. I love Travis. He's a good dude. Period.<p>A good …

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Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

Modarri Toy Racers Have Real Steering and Suspension [Video]

Toy cars that drive like the real thing<p>Amid the rows of app-enabled thingamajigs and super-squishy what's-its at the International Toy Fair in NYC, this simple bit of mechanical innovation really caught our attention. The Modarri push cars have a unique steering and suspension system that lets them …

45 eerily beautiful abandoned places [pics]

Maybe you, like me, are fascinated by the entropy of humanity’s impact on the earth: trees growing up through pavement, deserted mineshafts reclaimed …

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Video game behaviors that would be creepy in real life

There are many actions we perform within video games that we rarely question. Like, why does a character regain health by eating something from a trash can? Or why is it OK for characters to go into someone's house and just ... take stuff?<p>BuzzFeed produced a video today titled <i>Things You Do In Video</i> …

Forgotten racetrack: Brynfan Tyddyn

The 1950s brought to America the newfound joys of sportscar racing and because few dedicated road courses yet existed, race organizers were content …