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From Past to Present: The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

ZR1s from 1970 to 2019<p>The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is the fastest production Corvette ever, hitting a top track speed of 212 mph. This is a remarkable feat by GM, but this isn’t the first time the automaker has wowed us with the ZR1 badge. First appearing almost 50 years ago, the …

How Japanese Whisky Became the World’s Best

In the eyes of many spirits fans, Scotch is to fine whisky as Champagne is to fine wine—the indisputable best. Yet over the last few years, whisky connoisseurs have become increasingly enamored with whiskies from Japan, many of them similar to single-malt Scotches in their methods and composition, …

Review: KEF's LS50W are the best gateway to the world of hi-fi speakers

Few hobbies exemplify the law of diminishing returns like audiophilia. Buying $500 speakers may be a clear upgrade from a pair that cost you a benjamin, but the more money you spend, the less obvious those improvements become. As you venture into the world of hi-fi, the requirement of a decent …

Essential Listening: 10 Stellar Headphone Albums

0<p>SHARES<p>What, exactly, is a headphone album? Well, the definition changes depending on who you are.<p>For audiophiles, a headphone album is a work that …

This 80-Acre Northern California Estate Is a Car Collector’s Dream

Villa De Madre has space for over 100 vehicles along with a hoppin' ’50s diner.<p>For aficionados of fine wines, classic automobiles, and a …

Test your music system with these great rock tracks

Conserve the Sound is an archive of noises from old tape players, projectors and other dying tech

All of us grew up around tech different from what we have today, and many of us look back on those devices with fondness. But can you recall the exact sound your first Casio keyboard made, or the cadence of a rotary phone’s clicks? Conserve the Sound aims to, well, conserve the sound of gadgets …

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I’ve been ruined by Long Long Man, the greatest love story ever told by Japanese gum commercials

Yamaha MT-10 Motorcycle

Powered by the same crossplane, 999cc inline-four engine as the race-ready YZF-R1, the Yamaha MT-10 Motorcycle merges track-worthy performance with …

The first mobile call was made 45 years ago today

• The first mobile call was made on this date 45 years ago: April 3, 1973.<br>• Martin Cooper, a Motorola employee, made the call on Sixth Avenue in NYC. He called a friend who worked for AT&T at the time.<br>• Much has changed since that first mobile call, but the excitement for the technology hasn’t died down …

How I automated the boring University stuff with Python

Hello,<br>I'm a second year CS Undergrad from India. I love Python. This is my first article here on the dev.to community. So let's begin!<p>My college has …

Mark Hamill: Watch the Star Wars films in this order

Who better to determine the proper order for watching the Star Wars films than Luke Skywalker himself?<p>Mark Hamill spoke with Collider last week and was quizzed about his preferred timeline for watching the eight (so far) Star Wars movies.<p>Those of us who were of moviegoing age in 1977 and thus saw …

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How to Uninstall Annoying macOS Apps

I’ve never had much of an interest in Chess, but because macOS seems to think that the game is so critical to my operating system, I’m forbidden to …

Vibes Hi-Fidelity Earplugs: The Finest and Most Reasonable Way to Save your Hearing

Hearing protection is essential when mowing your grass, watching a car race, or enjoying your favorite band. While ordinary hearing plugs will reduce …

19K-Mile 1995 Ferrari F355 Spider 6-Speed

This 1995 Ferrari 355 Spider is equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox and shows just 19,505 miles. Finished in Rosso Corsa over tan leather, this …

How to download your Google data and what you'll find

Curious to see how much a sprawling Internet company knows about your likes, history and movements? Download your Google data.<p>This is the time many of us are taking a harder look at our Facebook data, spurred by a reminder that we've allowed the social network incredible access to our preferences, …

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Ding-a-Ding-Dang! Ringbrothers Unveil a Subtle, Serious ’69 Dodge Charger at SEMA

Ringbrothers cars are showstoppers during SEMA week, tending toward fairly radical takes on whatever vehicle Jim and Mike Ring have set their sights on. Witness the ’66 Chevrolet Chevelle that put them on the map a few years ago, or last year’s ridiculous blown-LS-powered Winnebago. But what do you …

21 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know

I’m sure most Mac users know <i>Command-C</i> means copy and<i> Command-V</i> means paste, but there’s a host of other useful shortcuts that make a Mac user’s life …

This map shows the most popular purchase in every US state

If someone asked you to name the most popular purchases in the US, you'd probably correctly guess a few of them off the top of your head. But many of the best sellers would likely take you by surprise.<p>This past holiday season, Earny analyzed over 100 million purchases made by its users between …

Trans Am Worldwide Takes on the Demon With a 1,100-HP Firebird Drag Car

A 9-second car with a dash of '80s nostalgia<p>Trans Am Worldwide made a splash at last year’s New York auto show with their latest creation, the Trans Am Super Duty. Little did they know, their 1,000-hp throwback would land at the same time as the Dodge Challenger Demon. Rather than let that take the …

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Does 0-60 MPH In 2.85 Seconds

Right, so that's faster than a Ferrari 488 GTB.

Midcentury Modern Meets The Mountain

Palm Springs, California<p>1970's California Modern Estate designed by Stan Sackley, AIA in the historic Tennis Club - Downtown Palm Springs. Less than one mile from downtown shopping, restaurants and night life, up the secluded Ramon Road, directly across the street from the North Lykken Hiking …

Take Up to $1,000 Off a MacBook Pro and Get Two Extra Years of AppleCare+ for Free This Week Only

If you're in the market for a new MacBook Pro, you won't see another deal like this for a while. This week, you can take up to $1,000 off a new …

Android malware hidden in QR code apps infects 1 million users

• A new form of Android malware has been discovered in the Google Play Store by security researchers.<br>• Named Andr/HiddnAd-AJ, the malware remains inactive for six hours after being downloaded before bombarding users with ads.<br>• The apps were downloaded more than half a million times, though Google has now …

The art of speaker design, explained by a master

I've had a number of chats with ELAC's Andrew Jones about speaker design over the years. He started out as a research engineer for KEF in 1983, then moved to Infinity and Pioneer, the latter where he was chiefly responsible for their ultra high-end TAD Reference line of speakers that sell for …

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Facebook has been collecting call history and SMS data from Android devices

iOS devices appear to be unaffected<p>Facebook has been collecting call records and SMS data from Android devices for years. Several Twitter users have reported finding months or years of call history data in their downloadable Facebook data file. A number of Facebook users have been spooked by the …

The story of the Duke, the Xbox pad that existed because it had to

Denise Chaudhari had never touched a gamepad before stepping onto Microsoft's campus as a contractor. The first woman to join the Xbox team, Chaudhari had studied ergonomics and industrial design at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design but didn't have any experience with joysticks. That's …