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The Paint on This Mercedes Makes It a Roving Solar Panel

Daimler is in attack mode in China. The company has invested $140 million in a new research and development center there, the heart of which is an advanced design studio that will be taken over next year by Hubert Lee, who currently heads the studio in Carlsbad, California.<p>With this investment, the …

Solar Panels

Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll

As a boy, Peter Bebergal became fascinated with all things strange, terrific, and ineffably <i>other</i>. That led to an obsession with horror magazines, monster model kits, scary movies, comic books, fantasy novels, and Dungeons & Dragons. Also: rock‘n’roll. Growing up in the 1970s, Bebergal bore witness …

'Destiny' Needs To Take Its Ships Out Of Loading Screens And Into Battle

Many Destiny fans have found themselves “maxed out” on content lately. Either they’ve reached a high enough level for their own purposes and have put down the game and moved elsewhere, or they’re stuck in a loop repeating the toughest aspects of the game over and over, squeezing the last pieces of …

The New 3DS Is the Portable Nintendo Should've Released Years Ago

I'm not saying the original 3DS is bad. I'm not saying that at all. What I'm saying is that the New Nintendo 3DS seems so good. It would've been nice …

The Pokémon Battle That Shouldn't Have Been Cut From Red And Blue

It's easy to dismiss Professor Oak as a doofy academic who can't even remember his grandson's name. But originally, <i>Pokémon</i> <i>Red & Blue</i> designed …

The Ralph Steadman Breaking Bad Blu-ray Covers Are Amazing

Perfection, of course<p><b>Ralph Steadman,</b> the gonzo illustrator who so perfectly brought Hunter S. Thompson's wild exploits to life all while etching in our brains his expansive, chaotic ink-blot splatter style, has teamed up with <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Vince Gilligan to create the covers for forthcoming …

BendGate Truthers Claim To Have Found The REAL Story Behind The 'Flexible' iPhone 6

Here is a breakdown of the theory that suggests Apple is merely the patsy in a wider conspiracy to defame the company's not-bendable products.<p>As Pocket-Lint reports, there may be something strange going on with the time shown on the iPhone 6 in the original video that caused the story to go …

Destiny is a blockbuster shooter that has everything … except a soul (review)

<i>Check out our Reviews Vault for past game reviews.</i><p>Activision’s Destiny, available now and reviewed here on PlayStation 4, is a massively multiplayer online shooter. And in many ways, it’s a role-playing game.<p>It’s a lot of things, actually.<p>Destiny is scoring a perfect headshot with your upgraded …

The creator of 'Minecraft' is leaving the studio he created; read his goodbye letter

Today, Microsoft confirmed its plan to purchase Mojang, the studio responsible for the wildly popular video game <i>Minecraft</i>, for $2.5 billion. The purchase will give Microsoft one of the most popular brands in video games. The acquisition will not, however, secure <i>Minecraft</i>'s creator.<p>This morning, …

100 Best Albums of the 2000s

50<p>Bright Eyes, ‘I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning’<p>Conor Oberst, the folkie boy-child from Omaha, started putting out his own indie records at 13, so he was …

What I Love and Hate About Super Smash Bros. 3DS So Far

1969 Corvette Lego model needs some support to make production

Spend just a few minutes looking around online, and you quickly find that people have figured out how to make just about anything out of Lego, including some very cool model cars. The Danish company has taken this fact to heart and has released some fantastic automotive kits recently. In August, …

Gaming News & Reviews

More on Gamespresso<p>The release of Mass Effect: Andromeda is only two weeks away, and every day, EA and BioWare tease something new about th... Read …

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‘Mad Men’ Creator Discusses Bringing Series to a Close

<i>Mad Men</i> creator Matthew Weiner discussed his love of the Beatles‘ <i>Abbey Road</i> and even used it in a metaphor for the end of his series, which begins …

Gene Simmons Once Had to Talk Eddie Van Halen Out of Joining Kiss

Gene Simmons once had to talk Eddie Van Halen out of leaving his namesake band and joining up with Kiss, potentially altering the course of rock n’ …

Listen to Jay Reatard’s Cover of Nirvana’s ‘Frances Farmer’

One of garage rocker Jay Reatard’s final recordings, before his 2010 death at age 29, was a cover of Nirvana‘s “Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge …

15 Ways Skrillex Changed the World

15. He’s the missing link between generations<p>Skrillex became EDM's everykid Generational Connector, providing a bridge back to the great (primarily …

Watch this silly and horrifying Flappy Bird GTA 4 mod

<i>Flappy Bird</i> has found its way to Liberty City with this slightly disturbing mod for <i>Grand Theft Auto 4.</i><p>The mod shown above by modders "julionib" and "quechus13" recreates the <i>Flappy Bird</i> experience with the addition of GTA's unavoidable pedestrian casualties.<p>Players control <i>The Ballad of Gay Tony</i> …

There's Already a Knockoff of the Samsung Galaxy S5

Don't want to wait until April to get a Samsung Galaxy S5? You can get a smartphone that's pretty close, right now — but buyer beware.<p>Goophone, the …

Grammys 2014’s 25 Best and Worst Moments

BEST: Beyonce Makes Everyone Bow Down<p>Beyoncé's entire career the past few months has been one massive mic drop: She plopped her self-titled album on …

Photographer Takes on Multiple Roles in Creative Self-Portrait

Los Angeles-based photographer and multifaceted artist Christine McConnell takes some really interesting images that place herself in multiple roles. Besides being behind the camera, McConnell also serves as the model, stylist, costume and set designer throughout much of her photography. Her keen …

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

See: The Fab Four's First US Visit

Like Yesterday: America Meets the Beatles

It was 50 years ago today — Feb. 7, 1964 — that the Beatles took the U.S.A. The four sprightly young Merseysiders landed at New York City’s newly …

Watch Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner Defend Rock & Roll at BRIT Awards

The BRIT Awards <b>—</b> the UK equivalent of the Grammys <b>—</b> were held Wednesday and Arctic Monkeys were one of the night’s big winners, picking up statues for …

Petition to Split California Into Six States Gets Green Light

Draper's plan splits California into six new states. (KGO/ABC News)<p>A venture capitalist who feels colossal California is too unwieldy to govern is …

An F1 Run Captured in Insane 360-Degree Interactive Video

If you want to see the future of live racing coverage, this is it. The Mercedes Formula One team filmed Nico Rosberg booting his 2014 Formula One car …

This Shelby Brock Daytona Coupe takes Jay Leno for a ride

The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is one of those classic cars that has managed to stand the test of time, likely due in part to both its racing success, helping the charismatic Carroll Shelby defeat Ferrari with Ford-powered Anglo-American machines of his company's own design, and its stunning good …

The Beatles Through the Years

Beatles Timeline: 1961: Beatles at the cavern club<p>Beatles Timeline: 1962: Cavern with Ringo<p>Beatles Timeline: 1962: Portrait (Pattie Harrison …