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Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

1974 BMW 2002 Turbo – The Mighty Little BMW That Started It All

Reading time: about 3 minutes.<p>BMW<br>• Cars<br>• German<p>The BMW 2002 Turbo<p>The BMW 2002 Turbo was launched at the 1973 Frankfurt Motor Show to a sea of wide eyes …

cars

Porsche Singer 964

Singer Vehicle Design are dedicated to the passionate study, preservation and optimization of the iconic Porsche 911. They have been hard at work …

The 10 Habits of Highly Effective Mountain Bikers

Have you ever read the best-selling book with a very similar title and three less habits? Neither have I, but the title alone peaked my interest …

Madboxer: A motorcycle with a Subaru WRX car engine

In the custom world, there are few more challenging builds than designing a motorcycle around a car engine. They’re heavy and torque focused, and trying to physically fit one into a production bike frame is easier said than done.<p>But what if your starting point is a car engine and you build …

Subaru

Infiniti prototype melds a 1940s race car with EV power

As a rule, electric car concepts embrace the future. Even those with a retro flavor are clearly products of the 21st century. Don't tell that to Infiniti, however -- it's going deep into the past. Nissan's luxury badge has unveiled the Prototype 9, an EV whose design unabashedly recalls 1940s race …

Singer, Williams Engineering Introduce 500-HP Air-Cooled Flat-Six

Engine redlines above 9,000 rpm<p>It seems if you enough money and patience, and know the right people, Singer will make you something even more special than a “regular” reimagined 911. Singer announced the ongoing development of a new project for a longtime Singer enthusiast that includes a wild new …

Carbon Fiber

Absolute Perfektion: Honda GB500 cafe racer by 271 Design

I remember the first time I clapped eyes on a Honda GB500 TT, about ten years ago. It was a pristine mid-80s model with a black tank, parked outside a garage in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. I had absolutely no idea what it was, but was instantly smitten.<p>German designer Oliver …

Motorcycles

How to use an inexpensive old analogue light meter for modern digital photography

While it’s completely possible to shoot digital cameras without a handheld meter, they do seem to be back in fashion lately. They provide quick and …

How to Create a Booking Form with jQuery UI

Scheduling is an important part of the online ecosystem. Not only does it play a huge role in almost every web and mobile application we use, …

This tiny mint box is actually a gaming console packing a Raspberry Pi

Watch out, Nintendo: Raspberry Pi enthusiasts are building their own gaming consoles and this latest one is actually pretty awesome.<p>Using a Raspberry Pi computer and an Altoids mint box, recreational inventor and YouTuber Sudomod has designed a fully-functioning gaming device that actually fits in …

Because You Can: Slotting a Ducati motor into a CB175

Little bikes are fun; little classics are adorable. But little, rare Italian classics are irresistible—especially when they’re as fine as this ‘Honcati.’<p>Yes, we just made that up, because this fun-sized dynamo is as unique as they come. It belongs to Jeff Gittleson of Kinesis Moto, who built it by …

Why Photographers Should Consider a Fluid Head for Their Tripod

Most still shooters use a ball head mount on their tripod, but photographer Hudson Henry wants you to reconsider. As he explains in the video above, …

10. Apollo Arrow

<b>$1,100,000.</b> Coming from fledgling German exotic car maker Apollo Automobil, the mid-engine Arrow was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva MotorShow alongside the more affordable ($800K) Apollo N. The sharply creased Arrow makes its point with a 4.2-liter twin-turbo V8 engine sourced from Audi that produces …

This Is the Next Generation of Air-Cooled Porsche Influencers

The 6 people who are preserving the legacy of these magical little cars.<p>Christian GilbertsenView Christian Gilbertsen's …

‘60 Triumph TR6 – The Gasbox

As far back as the time of Babylon and Ancient Rome, public auctions have been held to sell off the spoils of war, great art and some of the world's …

Lose Your Mind At The Sound Of Porsche Revving Its Historic Race Cars

Usually I get evil glares from disapproving olds for revving my engine in public, but my car doesn’t sound nearly as nice as Porsche’s collection—and …

Sports Cars

Watch This 993 Turbo-Powered Volkswagen Bus Hang With Supercars

With the twin-turbo flat-six from a 911 Turbo, this Type 2 is capable of bending physics.<p>The original Volkswagen Bus, while extremely stylish and very desirable, isn't the first car that comes to mind for a trackday car build. Nonetheless, this Swiss owner thought it would be a sane idea to swap in …

Supercars

Porsche Singer Monaco

Singer Vehicle Design are dedicated to the passionate study, preservation and optimization of the iconic Porsche 911. The latest masterpiece to roll …

Porsche

Blast From The Past: A BMW R nineT inspired by the 1936 R5

The first time the world laid eyes on the BMW R nineT was three years ago—when it was teased as Roland Sands’ blistering Concept 90. Since then, bolt-on nineT parts have been flying out of the Californian workshop.<p>So we were surprised when we realized that RSD haven’t tackled another ground-up R …

Fabrication

5 upgrades to drop weight from your mountain bike

Chronic weight weenie-ism isn’t a condition solely suffered by roadies, many rad mountain bike shredders are gram counters too — particularly within …

Mountain Biking

A Single Race Car Bolt Leads a Big Life

Who'd think that a single, puny bolt goes through so much?<p>Formula One is all about details. Sure, there are some parts that are more obvious than others, but the attention to detail on every single piece of the car is quite astounding.<p>Take, for instance, this simple, unassuming bolt. You'd think …

Home Depot

Behold! It’s the tiniest MAME cabinet in the galaxy

In the world of MAME cabinetry – essentially a subculture of arcade lovers who build amazing cabinets for their emulators – the goal is usually to either recreate the arcade games of yore or build something really wild. Adafruit built something really wild.<p>Originally a weekend project, this MAME …

The Grand Tour Will Premiere On November 18, Watch the First Trailer Here

Mark your calendars. Clarkson, Hammond, and May are back.<p>The return of former <i>Top Gear</i> hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May is one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the automotive world. Their new Amazon-backed show, <i>The Grand Tour</i>, has been teased endlessly for months, and …

App platform Kinetise aims to bring app building to the enterprise

Kinetise, an app building platform and Disrupt hackathon favorite, aims to democratize the the the process of creating native mobile apps for iOS and Android in the enterprise. Using a drag-and-drop interface, the system essentially lets you build and deploy native apps, visually. In this way, …

Apps

Dropbox for Photographers 2016

Now that we're in the post Carousel era, how does Dropbox stack up for photographers? To be honest, quite well actually. In some ways, the tools seem …

Raspberry Pi passes 10M in sales, new starter kit announced

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has reached a big new milestone: It has sold 10 million Raspberry Pi computers over the past four and a half years.<p>The low-priced ($35, £24, AU$49) device was originally intended to help teach kids about programing. As it turned out, hobbyists have also used it for a …

Raspberry Pi

2017 Ford F-150 First Drive Review: New Transmission in Town

New 10-Speed Auto Provides Smoother Performance<p>It was a telling drag race up a hill with a 7 percent grade while towing a 9,900-pound trailer: a 2016 Ford F-150 with the original 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 and six-speed transmission versus the 2017 F-150 with the second-gen V-6 and new 10-speed …

General Motors

Are we ready for an electric chopper?

Are electric bikes the future? We’re not sure—but with EU regulations getting progressively more restrictive, it’s not completely unfathomable.<p>If that day ever comes, put us down for one of these. Yes, you’re looking at an electric chopper—and a damn pretty one at that.<p>It’s the brainchild of …

Mountain Biking