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What it's like to have the fastest internet in the country

I've been accessing the Internet since the days of BBS and dial-up modems. Before DSL and cable were available, staying online meant being careful …

I've worked in the auto industry for 15 years, and there's one email you should send when you buy a new car

Yes, I know most of you disagree.<p>That said, I've seen every type of negotiator walk through my showroom doors over the last 15 years. I know what it takes for someone to walk out with a smoking deal and get the best deal on a new car.<p>And today, I'm going to share with you what really works: from …

Remember When Dodge Went Nuts and Put a Viper Engine in a Ram Pickup?

A decade before the 707-horsepower Hellcat sedan, Dodge built a four-door pickup with the heart of a Viper.<p>If you see a Dodge Ram SRT-10 on the street, it might look like it's had a few modifications done, but most people wouldn't assume it came from the factory that way. And they probably wouldn't …

The 'Enthusiast Version' of a Car Should Cost Less, Not More

The recently unveiled Porsche 911 R and Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport reopen an age-old enthusiast debate.<p>It's one of those simple questions that can lead to a whole night's worth of discussion at a bar, in the pits of an endurance race, or on an Internet forum: <i>Should the "enthusiast version" of a</i> …

Addicted to your mobile? The answer is digital detox therapy!

Aaaah, the wonders of being connected… all the time!<p>Do you sometimes feel like it’s just getting too much?<p>A growing number of people suffering from the stress and frustration generated by 24/7 connectivity are turning to what’s known as Digital Detox. It’s all about “limiting the invasion of mobile …

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This New Gaming Mouse Has an OLED Screen on It

As part of CES 2016 today, gaming peripherals company SteelSeries announced what it's calling a first-of-its-kind "smart" gaming mouse. Called the Rival 700, the mouse's standout feature is an OLED display--SteelSeries says it's the first gaming mouse ever to feature a "fully customizable onboard …

Razer's gaming Ultrabook lets you bring your own video card

If you're a gamer, you don't have it easy when buying laptops: You may want a sleek, lightweight Ultrabook when you're traveling, but you also want the big, powerful desktop replacement when you're home. What to do? Razer thinks you can have both. It's launching the Blade Stealth, a 12.5-inch …

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Fallout 4 Secret Room Has Every Item, Here's How to Get In

A secret room inside of Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout 4 has been discovered. The room, accessible in the game's PC version, apparently features every item in the game, including all weapons, armor, and more. YouTube channel Tyrannicon (via <i>Game Informer</i>) has an overview of what you'll find.<p>…

Fallout 4 guide | Polygon

Far Harbor update<p><i>Fallout 4</i> is bigger than it's ever been, thanks to <i>Far Harbor</i> — and our guide is, too. You can find our <i>Far Harbor</i> walkthrough in the table of contents below.<p>Vault-Tec Workshop update<p>It's time to go underground with <i>Fallout 4</i>'s <i>Vault-Tec Workshop</i>. This downloadable content allows you …

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Bisimoto's 911 and Honda Odyssey each pack 1,000 hp

There aren't a lot of vehicles on the road that pack a thousand horsepower. The Bugatti Veyron and McLaren P1 are in rare company, but there have been a handful of aftermarket tuners that have managed to extract that much power out of lesser vehicles. Bisimoto is responsible for more than its fair …

Why a 25-Year-Old BMW Is the Perfect First Race Car

Want to race? Get an E30.<p>This past weekend, we took on our friends at Jalopnik in a friendly battle at Mid Ohio's American Endurance Racing season finale. The idea was to see which publication would be better behind the wheel in a racing situation.<p>The cars we used were equally prepared Spec E30 …

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Gravity Rush 2 confirmed for North America

After showing <i>Gravity Rush 2</i> at Sony's PlayStation press conferences in Tokyo and Paris, Sony confirmed today that the PlayStation 4 sequel to <i>Gravity Rush</i> will also come to North America.<p>SCEA had previously confirmed a North American release of <i>Gravity Rush Remastered</i>, the PS4 update of the 2012 …

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This tiny 16-lens camera produces 52 megapixel photos

It's only the size of a smartphone, but Light's L16 "multi-aperture computational camera" houses an array of 16 individual camera units, each with …

Lexus builds a driveable paper sedan

The Origami Car is made from 1,700 laser-cut pieces of cardboard.<p>The most experienced and revered members of the Lexus production lines — the black belts of of the car-building world — are known as takumi. These are the masters of their respective trades, be it paint or engine-assembly or wood …

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Ford Drops Eighth And Final Episode Of Focus RS Documentary Series: Video

Recently, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] announced it had produced a new documentary series outlining the development of its 2016 Focus RS hot …

Watch the 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR Race an Alfa 4C on Ignition

Despite their one-dimensional off-road capability, SUVs have grown in popularity over the past few decades even though most owners almost never take their rigs further than the mall parking lot. Today, Land Rover offers the Nürburgring-tuned 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR that the automaker claims …

"Thrill of the Kill" Version of PC MMO RuneScape in Development

Jagex on Thursday announced--and launched--a new "cutthroat" version of its popular PC game RuneScape. Called DarkScape, it's described as an "experimental sandbox MMO" that focuses on the "thrill of the kill." The game is set in a "shadowy, alternate" game universe, which you can see in the video …

Japan's 'Black Widow' Arrested Again After Poisoning Her Eighth Male Victim

Sixty-eight-year-old Chisako Kakehi has a long history of wedding and dead-ing her suitors.<p>Is Chisako Kakehi a misandrist anti-hero, or just a sociopathic murderer? Perhaps Japan's 'black widow' serial killer is a bit of both.<p>In December of 2013, 68-year-old Kakehi's 75-year-old husband was found …

Channelling Tron: the ultimate café fighter kit

A few months ago, Bill Webb’s Honda CBR1000RR almost melted our servers. The ‘café fighter’ conversion became one of the most popular bikes we’ve ever shown.<p>Bill’s an industrial designer by trade, and he hinted at a short production run of parts. That day has thankfully come, and the kit will soon …

Amazon’s new Underground app for Android delivers over $10,000 worth of free apps and games

<b>From</b> <i>9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>Amazon has launched a new service for Android users that will deliver “over $10,000 in paid apps, games and in-app items” for free. <i>Amazon Underground</i> is replacing the popular Free App of the Day promotion. The promotion page teases Frozen Free Fall, Star Wars Rebels: Missions, and …

A Brief History of Legendary BMW Tuning House Alpina

At a half-century, BMW's unofficial tuning arm is stronger than ever. Find out where its been, and where its going.<p>In a sleepy hamlet outside the city of Munich, a handful of engineers and designers are constantly at work to try to extract even more performance and luxury from BMW models—as of this …

The Ten Things You Learn After Four Days in the Dodge Charger Hellcat

707 horsepower is a lot of horsepower.<p>Dodge was kind enough to let us borrow a Charger Hellcat. If you don't know, the Hellcat is the fastest production sedan, with a top speed of 204 MPH and 707 insanity inducing horsepower under the hood. It's not quicker off the line than the Tesla Model S P85D, …

How To Create Your Very Own One-Man Spec Racing Series

All you need is a destination, a Car2Go membership, and a deep loathing of your coworkers.<p>Ask any racer --- any <i>real</i> racer, as Dominic Toretto once told the crowd --- and they'll tell you: Spec racing is the best racing. It's not always the most exciting racing, as anyone who ever attended an IRL or …

How Good Are a Rally Car's Brakes? This Good.

While practicing in Germany, Thierry Neuville got a terrifyingly unexpected chance to test his Hyundai WRC car's brakes.<p>No matter how hard you try, you can never control everything in rallying. WRC driver Thierry Neuville found that out in shocking fashion when a farmer's tractor inadvertently …

A Honda 650 for Africa: Ton-Up Garage's Muxima

If current trends are anything to go by, Honda thumpers might soon surpass the mighty CB-series as the platform of choice for custom builders. And why not? They’re torquey, nimble and unbreakable—and in the right hands can both look good and be practical.<p>Which is exactly why Portugal’s Ton-Up …

Pretty Fly for a CityFly: Dream Wheels' Honda CLR125

As far as we’re concerned, small capacity bikes don’t get enough love. They’re frugal, cheap to run and can go about anywhere (if you have the patience). So they’re usually relegated to commuter or courier duties.<p>Hélder Moura of Dream Wheels Heritage sees potential for more—especially in Portugal, …

Quattrotempi: A new Guzzi from the old master

The days of easy bargains on the secondhand scene are over, especially if you’re looking for a clean CB750 or old Bonnie to modify. But there are still some good buys out there, and one of them is the Moto Guzzi 1000 SP.<p>In the States you can pick up a very tidy early 80s example for around $3,000, …

Lutz on Piech: "The greatest living product guy"

Candid remarks from Bob Lutz on Ferdinand Piech, captured in a 2010 interview.<p>Is Ferdinand Piech a man that Bob Lutz would have liked to work for? No, says the former General Motors executive in his signature, no-BS manner. He calles Piech "the autocrat's autocrat," but then explains that when you …

Build A High Quality 1080p/60fps Gaming PC For $750 (Benchmarks Included)

In 2015 we’ve explored building your own compact, budget 1080p gaming PC. Now it’s time to lower the difficulty and ramp up the power with a new DIY $750 build, a quiet gaming system that finds Nvidia and AMD joining forces to deliver an awesome balance between performance and price. What kind of …

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