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Is Student Loan Debt Dangerous to the Economy?

Student loan debt in the U.S. has grown to more than $1 trillion, surpassing credit card debt. Meanwhile, enrollment is surging in popular federal loan programs designed to eventually forgive some student debt. Now, government officials are considering how to rein in costs — and investigate the …

Apple will replace your iPhone 5's faulty power button for free

If you've noticed that your iPhone 5's sleep/wake button isn't working reliably, you're not alone -- and you'll be glad to hear that Apple is doing something about it. The company has started a free program in Canada and the US (worldwide on May 2nd) that will replace buttons on phones made through …

First Sinkhole Corvette Extracted, Watch Video of It Starting!

The first car has emerged from the National Corvette Museum sinkhole, and it’s the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil prototype. The best news? It started! Watch video from the museum below as the car turns over, and rejoice in the resurrection of one of the historical Vettes. It will go on …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

The One Big Question About RSA and Its Relationship With the NSA

Last week, the Internet security world was jolted by a Reuters report detailing a secret $10 million payment to the security company RSA from the …

The most anticipated games of 2014

Will 2014 be the year when next-generation consoles hit their stride? The following 12 months after a console launch are always very telling, but for now all we can do is wait.<p>Putting the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 aside, there's still plenty of gas left in the tanks of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation …

PlayStation

5 Things You Need to Know About the Lamborghini Huracan

Unless you live under a rock, you're probably aware that Lamborghini took the wraps off a new car last week. But even if this isn't the first you've heard about the freshest Italian supercar, we've rounded up the five most important things you need to know about the latest Lambo.<p>The youngest kid on …

Sports Cars

Tyler Hadley's Killer Party

You could tell it was going to be a huge party because almost nobody had heard of the kid who was throwing it. Word was that his name was Tyler …

Walter White Sentenced to 12 Years in Jail

In a case of life <i>almost</i> imitating art, a Lockwood, Montana meth dealer who shares a name with <i>Breaking Bad's</i> meth kingpin Walter White was sentenced …

You Ain't Cool Unless You Drive a Life-Sized, Air-Powered Lego Hot Rod

It doesn’t matter how young or old you are—if you frequent this space, it’s more probable than not that bizarre and highly technical Lego projects get you excited. Considering the bulk of <i>C/D’</i>s staff consists of man-children of questionable maturity, you can bet that we almost fell over ourselves …

Hennessey’s 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Hits 200.6 MPH

A <b>2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with the Hennessey HPE600 upgrade</b> is the first C7 Corvette to break the 200 mph barrier. Driven by company founder John Hennessey, the tuned Corvette Stingray hit 200.6 mph on a closed section of Texas highway.<p>“The road is perfectly smooth and the Corvette was very …

Memo to NHL Ice Girls: Never shovel in front of the goal-cam (Video)

The goal-cam in the NHL can pick all varieties of awkward images, from players faces being smushed in a pile-up to netminders giving up embarrassing …

Ice Hockey

Avoid Antibacterial Soaps, Say Consumer Advocates

This week's action by the FDA on soap doesn't go far enough, they say.<p><b>Federal officials' questions about antibacterial soaps have raised a lather among environmental and consumer advocates concerned about the safety of controversial ingredients in these cleansers.</b><p><b>Reviving a long-running controversy</b> …

10 Discontinued Cars We're Going to Miss

Last week we looked at cars that deservedly got the ax in 2013. This week we'll be a lot kinder because we're looking at the models that are disappearing altogether or making way for generation 2014, but that we'd love to have in our garage.<p>Last week we looked at cars that deservedly got the ax in …

Weird

The 30 Best iPhone Apps to Download Now

Just pick up a new phone? Or simply have an afternoon to burn and want to download some toys? These are our must-have iPhone apps.<p>Whether you just picked up a new iPhone or you're looking for an app revamp, these 24 apps belong on your home screen. Including everything from music, navigation, …

Watch the 2015 Subaru WRX in Some Rally-Style Action

Many have already written-off the 2015 Subaru WRX for its conservative styling, but Subaru‘s out to prove that the new WRX can, in fact, live up to its name and is an even better performer than before. Ahead of the new WRX’s launch, Subaru has released a new video showing the 2015 WRX tearing up …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Eight-Speed Automatic Details Slip Out in SAE Paper

The shift lever in this Vette will, next year, command eight ratios instead of six. That is all.<p>It’s a bit of an open secret that Chevrolet plans to eventually add more gears to the Corvette Stingray‘s optional automatic transmission, but now we’ve got confirmation that the sports car is getting …

U.S. Bailout of GM Ends as Treasury Sells Remaining Stock

Government's investment saves company, but loses $10 billion<p>The U.S. government no longer has a stake in General Motors. As planned, the U.S. Treasury sold its remaining shares of GM stock before the end of 2013, putting to close a controversial bailout that assisted the automaker through its …

2015 Ford Mustang GT Starts Up, Revs V-8 Engine (W/ Video)

A burly engine note is arguably just as important in a muscle car as its performance, and the 2015 Ford Mustang GT sounds like it won’t disappoint on that front. The 2015 Ford Mustang hasn’t even hit dealerships yet and yet the first video of one being started and revved has hit YouTube, showing …

Good Riddance: 9 Cars That Deservedly Got the Ax in 2013

Let's be blunt: Some cars deserve to die. And for these vehicles, the time is right nowthey're getting the ax as part of the 2013/14 model changeover. Want one of 'em anyway? Well, root around, pal, because somewhere there's a dealer who will kiss y<p>Let's be blunt: Some cars deserve to die. And for …

Acura

No tailgating at Super Bowl

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- Forget about setting up those kegs or buffet tables in the parking lot before this season's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium. There …

Lamborghini Debuts Veneno Roadster on Italian Aircraft Carrier

Debuting on the Italian naval aircraft carrier Nave Cavour, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster debuted this week in Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed port. At €3.3 million or approximately $4.47 million apiece, Lamborghini will build just nine examples of the 740-hp super sports car roadster.<p>“The Lamborghini …

Top 5 Most Likely Villain Team-Ups For The 'Man of Steel' Sequel

Now that we have the Batffleck appearing in Warner Bros.’ superhero film follow-up to last summer’s Superman reboot movie <i>Man of Steel</i>, who will be the new movie’s big-bad? Since Superman and Batman are going to team up on the screen, I thought I’d take a look at which are potential villainous …