Ken Mattis

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Here’s how I’m harvesting credit card data from your site

Of course, when I first wrote this code, back in 2015, it was of no use at all sitting on my computer. I needed to get it out into the world. Out into your site.<p>In some wise words from Google:<p>Looking back on these golden years, I can’t believe that people exert so much effort messing around with …

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The Best and Worst Olive Oil from the Grocery Store

Don't waste your bread on motor oil.<p>Olive oil is as essential to the kitchen as a saucepan or stove. Yet, while it’s always in front of us, we don’t …

Spec 2018 Volkswagen Golf Revealed Ahead of New York

Refreshed Golf family offers new infotainment system<p>Volkswagen has revealed the refreshed U.S.-spec 2018 Volkswagen Golf family ahead of its official debut at the 2018 New York auto show, and the biggest news is that the automaker has finally added its new infotainment system, the Discover Media …

Under the hood of Project CARS 2

Slightly Mad Studios’ creative director gives us the all the info on the racing sim sequel.<p>As one of our most anticipated racing games of this year, …

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas First Drive Review

Atlas, At Last<p>The first thing you notice about the newest Volkswagen is its name stretched across a large chrome strip on the rear tailgate. And it’s missing the T.<p>AtLast. It should be called the AtLast because it’s a good decade and a half overdue. Then again, given the tongue-twisted names of …

Here's Exactly When You Should Upshift for the Fastest Acceleration

Want to shift for the fastest 0-60 and quarter-mile time? Here's how to pick the right shift point for any car.<p>Shifting gears is easy to learn, but hard to master. Timing that perfect upshift can take a lot of practice, but when you do it right, the satisfaction is like nothing else. Turns out, …

An S2000's VTEC Just Kicked In For Engineering Explained

Here's what makes an engineering geek buy a 14-years-old Honda cabrio.<p>The S2000 is such a collection of innovative ideas that only the new NSX has a chance of living up to its heritage. But if all you know about it is that it's a lightweight rear-wheel drive two-seater, you might mistake it for a …

The Racing Line Goes Over Differences Between RWD, FWD, and AWD

Learn the pros and cons of each drive type<p>On the street, it may not matter which wheels propel your vehicle. But on the track, drivetrain layout has a big influence on how you approach corners and get around the course. That’s what Randy Pobst talks about on the latest episode of “The Racing …

Fast Laps in an IndyCar at Mid-Ohio Are an Intense Roller Coaster

Mid Ohio is a great track, but it's very physical in an IndyCar. Very physical.<p>Graham Rahal's home track is a physical nightmare for IndyCar drivers. With something approaching 750 hp on tap from his tiny 2.2-liter twin-turbo V6 Honda engine, over 5000 pounds of downforce crushing his car into the …

Watch the Best Hot Hatches You Can't Get in the U.S. Do Battle on Track

We can't buy these cars in the U.S., which makes watching them duke it out even better.<p>Between the Ford Focus RS and the Volkswagen Golf R, there's no lack of mega hatches available in the U.S., but we aren't spoiled for choice like our pals are in Europe. Yes, the next Civic Type R will finally …

Ride With Mark Higgins as He Shatters the Isle of Man Lap Record

This narrated video takes you inside the cockpit for Higgins's astounding 17:35.139 lap around the 37.73-mile island circuit.<p>Every year, speed addicts from across the world come together on a tiny island in the U.K. for the Isle of Man TT. This historic road race requires motorcycle competitors to …

Your emails: Why don't electric cars have geared transmissions?

Brian Cooley explains why EVs lack geared transmissions and how these automobiles deliver power and torque.

How to Get the Perfect Launch in An Automatic Transmission Car

Does your car have a torque converter? Here's how to launch it.<p>Last month, Jason Fenske of YouTube channel <i>Engineering Explained</i> taught you how to perfect a drag strip launch in a manual transmission car. This month, he's back with a new video that shows you how to do the same thing in a car with a …

IBM's Big Data University: Free Online Learning With Over 400,000 Students

It is widely forecasted that a shortage of skills in data science and analytics will mean a great deal of money is wasted through missed opportunities in coming years.<p>Traditional academic establishments have begun to move to fill the gap. However, most courses teaching the hot topic skillsets such …

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The Genius, Rule-Breaking Secret to Better Burgers

<i>Of course</i> the most genius burger I've ever made would come from The Food Lab (and the brilliant dude behind it). <i>Of course</i> I won't be able to make cheeseburgers another way.<p>These burgers are perilously juicy, with the crispiest, meatiest, most umami-fied crust you can get in a burger. They also take …

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WATCH: The Science of How a Formula 1 Turbocharger Works

Brutal.<p>If you're a Formula 1 fan, you might have heard a lot in recent years about how turbochargers can give cars an extra boost - in some cases up …

How to Make White Rice Perfectly, Every Single Time

By Rick Martinez<p>Have you been rinsing your rice? Letting it rest? We've got some tips.<p><i>It's OK: We all make mistakes. But you know what's less OK? Not learning from them. Welcome to Effed It Up, a semi-regular column where we do just that. Up this week: how to make white rice that is perfect and</i> …

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Chiles Rellenos (Mexican-Style Cheese-Stuffed Chilies) Recipe

Chiles rellenos—Mexican-style stuffed and fried peppers in a roasted-tomato salsa—was one of the very first dishes I learned how to cook, using the method that my dad taught me. It mostly involved cans. I'm pretty sure that the only reason we used canned chilies back then is that it wasn't possible …