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Clarkson Says He's Been "Sacked," and BBC "F**ked Up" Top Gear

Jeremy Clarkson has been mostly quiet after being suspended by the BBC for allegedly punching a producer.<p>At a charity event in London last night, he spoke his mind a little bit, in typical carefree Clarkson fashion. And U.K. newspaper <i>The Guardian</i> has video.<p>The videos, shown below, only catch a …

30 stocks traders are shorting like crazy

But it can be a sure way to avoid burning cash when a company's shares crash, making it worth the bet.<p>Several Chinese online retailers have a significant amount of short interest on this list.<p>And Bill Ackman says he is doing "God's work" by crusading against Herbalife, as more investors bet the …

One Wall Street Guru Correctly Predicted 2014 Would Be Huge For The Stock Market

Almost no one but Tom Lee.<p>As JP Morgan's chief US equity strategist, Lee forecast in December 2013 that the S&P 500 would top out at 2,075 in 2014, surging 17% from the time he made that call.<p>"The bull market, which began in March 2009, is acting like a 'classic' secular bull market," Lee wrote in …

2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ vs. 2015 Ford Expedition Platinum | Comparison Test

From the January 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Amid the industry’s booming sales of compact wagonoids on stilts, domestic full-size SUVs stand out like the mountains of metal they are: truck-based behemoths capable of towing more than four tons while seating up to eight people. Despite their excesses, …

Tech Gifts For Geeky Guys This Holiday Season

I have been told that buying gifts for me is difficult. I’m obviously passionate about my PCs and technology in general, but I already have access to virtually all of the latest gadgets and PC hardware out there. Friends and family often come to my place to check out the latest gear, before heading …

8 Netflix Tricks You Just Can't Live Without

One of the main reasons Netflix is so popular is because of its simplicity. It’s painfully easy to queue up a movie on your laptop, video game …

Reality TV

Nokia's New App Is About To Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Nokia just unveiled its new N1 tablet on Tuesday, but that's not the only Android announcement to come from the Finnish gadget company. Nokia just took its Z Launcher out of private beta, meaning anyone can download the home screen replacement from the Google Play Store starting today.<p>The Z …

Watch a Volvo Big Rig Race a Koenigsegg One:1 Hypercar

British gearhead TV personality Tiff Needell has participated in some oddball races in his career. This one is an absolute head-scratcher: Needell behind the wheel of a Volvo FH big rig, lining up against Koenigsegg’s Bugatti-beating One:1 hypercar. Wait, what?<p>Let’s just appreciate the astonishing …

Car dealer lingo dictionary is filled with gold balls and green peas

Every industry develops its own slang – mastering it brings people together as part of a group and makes communication harder for outsiders to understand. Given the less-than-sterling reputation that car salesmen have among many consumers, it should be no surprise that they also have their own …

Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3

Gallery: Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3<p>Gallery: Meet Jawbone’s new wearable, the Up3<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>We tend to talk about wearables with a sense of …

Tom Magliozzi, One Half of NPR's "Click and Clack," Dies at 77

Tom Magliozzi, left, and his brother Ray share a moment in the break room in 2004.<p>Tom Magliozzi, one of the “Click and Clack” brothers who founded the most popular program on National Public Radio and forever turned car repair into a laughing matter, died today after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. …

4 Things Millionaires Have in Common, Backed by Research

<b>What do millionaires do differently?</b><p>Are they harder workers? Do they have brains that can bend spoons? Do they exhibit Bond Villain levels of cunning?<p>…

Self-improvement

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Makes The Bullet Train Look Like A Steam Locomotive

But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion.<p>Three hours? Try 35 minutes.<p>Musk says the Hyperloop would cost $7.5 billion to build, versus $68 billion for the high-speed …

2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali 4WD

The joys and sorrows of life with a rock-solid three-tonner.<p>From the November 2015 issue<p>Deep inside, we’re no different than your average motorhead. We live to thrash sports cars on challenging roads. And for those occasions when two seats won’t cut it, we grab the keys to sports sedans. So what’s …

Don’t get credit cards from these 5 stores

Buyers beware: The insanely high interest rates on some stores’ credit cards make the markups they add to merchandise look like child’s play.<p>Read: …

Personal Finance

How to Delete Something Permanently From Your Computer

Do you have a file on your computer that you want to obliterate? Well, it's going to take a lot more than dragging and dropping it into the little …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Free online Android programming course starting next month

An online university will start a free online Android programming course next month, offering interested applicants the first notions needed to create apps for smartphones and tablets running Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Spotted by a <i>reddit</i> user, the eight-week long course offered by the …

Android News

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Bitcoin

A YouTube Legend Battles for His Basketball Future

The Ballad of Kiwi Gardner<p><b>It’s Memorial Day 2009.</b> Inside Cupertino High’s dimly lit gymnasium, two traveling teams of teenage basketball stars tip …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

New open source tech Marathon wants to make your data center run like Google’s

There’s a new open source project called Marathon that’s designed to let users intelligently run a wide variety of their applications and services — …

Bill Gates pitches in for online education resource Graphite

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is putting his money where his mouth is. He is backing a new initiative called Graphite that is a free online resource to help teachers discover and share education technology.<p>Gates has long emphasized his belief that investing in education and digital tools could help …

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