William Nathan Moody

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Another nightmare Comcast customer service call surfaces

And it is painful to listen to<p><i>Updated with response from Comcast:</i><p>Yet another painful snippet of audio between Comcast and a customer has surfaced on the Internet.<p>Nearly one month ago, audio of Ryan Block, an AOL product manager, locked in a painful attempt to shut off his Comcast service, went …

Forza Motorsport profiles courageous paralyzed racer

It's easy to look at racing video games as just a time waster or a hobby. In reality, though, they're often powerful tools for aspiring racers to learn tracks, race craft and how to set up a car in an easily accessible, risk-free environment. We aren't just talking about proper computer-based sims, …

Your old car wants a Navdy head-up display

Navdy uses your smartphone, Bluetooth, and your windshield.<p>The average car on U.S. roads is now almost 11.5 years old, and it probably doesn't have a navigation system. If it does, it's likely so bad it'spractically useless. Chances are, it doesn't have a head-up display either.<p>And it most …

Mystery movie stunt shoot goes awry in a big hurry

Stunt choreography is a business that really needs to be done properly. A failure in any one area has the potential to not just ruin the stunt and waste a film or TV show's budget, but could lead to a member of the cast or crew getting seriously hurt (or even killed).<p>We won't spoil what happens in …

Dashcam video of Taiwan's gas-triggered street explosions hits the web

Dashcam video has brought us some fantastic images over the years, but it recorded true tragedy overnight on July 31 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. A gas main explosion in the city was responsible for at least 25 deaths and over 250 injuries, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The cause of the horrific …

Google's Venn diagram doodle makes correlation cute

Google is celebrating the 180th birthday of John Venn, creator of the Venn diagram, with a special doodle on its front page. The interactive doodle allows you to choose from ten subjects in order to find the correlation between them. Choosing "sea life" and "has wings," for example, will bring up a …

Modbook announces $4k 15-inch pen-based OS X tablet built w/ new Retina MacBooks

Following up the last Modbook Pro tablet the company is currently selling made from a converted mid-2012 MacBook Pro, today Modbook is back with the announcement of a 15-inch ModBook tablet that uses the new Retina MacBooks Apple just refreshed this week as its guts. For those of you unfamiliar …

10 Cars That Weigh More Than the 2015 Ford F-150 SuperCrew

OFFICIAL: 2015 Ford F-150 is a Lightweight<p>When Ford released an update on the 2015 F-150 earlier this week, the dramatic difference in weight between the 2014 steel-body and 2015 aluminum-body F-150 Lariat SuperCrew caught our attention. According to Ford, the 2015 F-150 Lariat’s aluminum-alloy …

Maingear Pulse 15 gaming laptop arrives in 8 colors

A new svelte laptop for gamers is available from Maingear, and with it comes Intel and NVIDIA hardware under the hood. This is a smaller, more …

You Can Now Command The Tesla You Probably Don’t Have With The Smartwatch You Probably Don’t Have

Do you have a Tesla? Do you also have an Android Wear smartwatch? Do you wish they worked better together?<p>Don’t worry! Solving the #1 problem of Batmans everywhere, these guys have figured out how to let you control a Tesla Model S through a smartwatch.<p><b>What you can do with the app:</b><p>Lock and unlock …

Samsung mocks the iPhone 6 before it's even announced

Screen size envy is Samsung's latest Apple attack<p>No one knows for sure if Apple really is announcing a bigger iPhone, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from taking yet another jab at its rival. The company's derisive new commercial shows a man excitedly commenting on rumors about the upcoming iPhone …

Trio of cheesy classic VW buses stolen, recovered

Three customized Volkswagen Buses (pictured above) made to look like blocks of Tillamook cheddar cheese are safe again after being stolen on July 12, and two men are in police custody for the alleged theft.<p>The cheesy cadre of VWs, their custom trailer and a Ford F-350 to haul them were on a …

2015 Ford Expedition / Expedition EL

EcoBoosted expeditiously.<p>Back in the late twentieth century, when it seemed the whole country was going nuts for full-size SUVs, Ford’s Expedition was a somewhat ubiquitous fixture on the Suburban (see what we did there?) landscape. But as fuel prices went up and the economy down, consumers began …

The Safest Used Cars For Teen Drivers

Teenagers are more likely than other drivers to have the least safe types of cars, often ending up behind the wheel of vehicles that are old, small and without good crash protection.<p>Those are the findings of new research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit financed …

Ford announces refreshed full-size 2015 Expedition SUV, drops V-8

Ford's lumbering Expedition will live on for another day.<p>The automaker announced Wednesday that the full-size SUV would return for the 2015 model year, gaining a new engine, refreshed styling and a luxury edition.<p>The Expedition targets "more affluent customers who won't compromise -- they want …

Safety group lists best used cars for teen drivers

Many teens are driving cars that are poorly matched to their driving skills, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.<p>The institute released its first list of recommended used vehicles for teens Wednesday after finding in a survey of 500 parents that 83% bought a used, rather than …

Traffic Safety

2015 Toyota Sienna Debuts with Updated Styling, Loudspeaker for Shouting at Children

More of the sanity-saving stuff that parents value.<p>Compared with, say, the compact-crossover arena, the minivan segment is a post-apocalyptic wasteland, occupied as it is by a small number of vehicles fighting over buyers in Mad Max–style battles to the death. Okay, so the minivan game isn’t …

Get an HP Pavilion 17.3-inch laptop for $299.99

When is a laptop not a laptop? When it's designed to spend most of its time in one place, like a desktop. In other words, when it's too big for travel, but great for when you want a spacious screen and keyboard.<p>Today only, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the refurbished HP Pavilion …

Computer Hardware

Someone Broke Apple's 'Unbreakable' Sapphire Glass By Running It Over With A Car

The sapphire screen cover has been getting a lot of press this week. The glass is expected to be on the upcoming iPhone 6.<p>Some have called it "almost indestructible." Well, almost.<p>A YouTube video published yesterday claiming to be the "ultimate stress test" finally broke the glass cover — but only …

2014 Volkswagen Amarok Canyon

Apple iWatch Team Gets Two Nike FuelBand Engineers

Last week we heard that Apple had hired an executive from luxury Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer for the Apple iWatch team, and now it would appear that …

More Photos Of The New BlackBerry Passport

The BlackBerry Passport was recently unveiled by BlackBerry CEO John Chen, who shows off the handset earlier this month, and now some new photos have …

Report: iPhone 6 will use new display tech for thinner design, could cause yield issues

According to a new report from China Times (translated by GforGames), Apple will make the next-gen iPhone even thinner by moving from two brightness enhancement films in the iPhone’s display to just one. The move will reportedly allow Apple to have an overall thinner design for the iPhone 6, but …

2015 Ford Mustang will tell authorities how you crashed and if you were belted [w/video]

When the 2015 Ford Mustang hits dealers, it will be with a new batch of features that will power up Sync's 911 Assist feature, and provide an even greater degree of information to first responders in the event of an accident.<p>911 Assist will already make a phone call, via a Bluetooth-connected …

Impatient iPhone users switching to larger-screened Samsung Galaxy S5

Apple users are losing patience waiting for a larger-screened iPhone. New data showing that 26% of British buyers of Samsung's Galaxy S5 in the three months to the end of May switched from the iPhone - compared to 12% the year before, according to Kantar ComTech's Worldpanel.<p>Though the effect was …

Ford rolls out diesel Focus ST at Goodwood [w/poll]

If you're in the market for a hot hatch, there are some excellent choices at your disposal – especially if you live in Europe. But if you want a diesel, well, your choices become rather more limited. Volkswagen tends to that niche market with the Golf GTD (essentially an oil-burning version of the …

2015 Ford Focus ST Diesel: Horsepower and Torque Figures Confirmed

We’ve known a diesel-powered Focus was a sure thing for months, and when the 2015 Ford Focus ST debuted at Goodwood yesterday, it slipped its compression-ignition doppelganger into the mix. We—and several sharp-eyed Backfires members—immediately noticed that the tachometer in some of the images of …

Custom Jeep Hood Decals Map Your Travels

Made from premium 3M films that “meet automotive engineering standards for superior graphic performance,” owners can use Jeep’s online tool to choose a map from a selection of pre-loaded trails. Or, if you’re feeling adventuresome, you can type in a zip code or the name of a favorite trail and …

Audi to launch 600-hp RS6 Avant Plus?

Much to the dismay of many – but apparently not enough – there's a whole category of power wagons available overseas that we just can't get our hands on. While the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Estate and Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon are both available Stateside, the recently revised Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG …