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Montreal: Festival of Lights

There’s something inherently cozy about outdoor winter festivals: hot drinks, warm fires, dark wintry nights, and everyone stuffed into thick puffy …

10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

Happiness

Production Methods: Friction Drilling

Dull bit? No problem; that's the point<p>When drilling holes through metal, you always dial the speed down on your drill or drill press compared to what …

Galpin-Fisker Rocket Wraps 725 HP in Carbon Fiber Scoops and Vents

Shelby Mustangs aren’t usually the most understated designs, so it’s clear to see that Beau Boeckmann wasn’t kidding when he says inspiration for the new Galpin-Fisker Rocket came partially from the fairly outrageous looking 1968 Shelby Mustang GT 500. Well, the inspiration for the myriad scoops …

Sports Cars

5 Cool Things About the 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350's Flat-Crank V-8

Ford finally unveiled its new Mustang Shelby GT350 track scalpel this week, and the car is packed with tons of interesting details—but none as tantalizing as the Blue Oval’s first-ever flat-plane-crankshaft engine, a 5.2-liter screamer of a V-8.<p>We still don’t know some of the most important …

Sports Cars

Fortune.com

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Print Media

Why your Uber driver hates Uber

<i>Uber has a public relations disaster on its hands this week. There’s nothing like threatening to dig up dirt on journalists to piss off, well, journalists.</i><p><i>But there’s another disgruntled group related to Uber: the drivers themselves. Quartz spent some time on Nov. 19 riding around with one to</i> …

Transportation

This Water Bottle for Bikes Generates H2O From the Air

Under hot and humid conditions, "Fontus" claims to "make" 17 ounces of water in an hour.<p>Imagine taking a brutal cross-state bicycle ride without once stopping to top off your water supply. That thirsty-sounding trek could become a comfortable reality one day thanks to Kristof Retezár, an Austrian …

Auto Industry Bets on Ridesharing With $24 Million Getaround Funding

An auto industry-related company pumped $24 million in funding into San Francisco-based ridesharing service Getaround “to truly change the way people …

Weekend Project: 1989 BMW M3

This 1989 BMW M3 (VIN WBSAK0308KAE33195) is sold as a rolling project, the ad listing a bad crank bearing as the reason for it being taken off the …

Hardcore Mercedes-AMG G63 Spy Shots

Mercedes-AMG’s G63 6x6 has proven to be a massive hit, despite its price tag of around half a million dollars and the fact that it barely squeezes …

‘Happy gene’ may increase chances of romantic relationships

Having a double dose of a gene that boosts levels of serotonin appears to increase students’ chances of romance<p>Chinese scientists claim to have found a gene variant that nudges up the odds of university students being in romantic relationships.<p>They found that students who inherited two copies of …

Why diet advice should be based on your DNA - Futurity

We're more likely to follow diet advice if it's based on our DNA. Could this be the next trend in personalized nutrition?

DNA

Why Do We Undervalue Introverts?

<b>Listen</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p><i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Quiet.<p><b>About Susan Cain's TED Talk</b><p>In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be …

How Do Years Of Silence Change Someone?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Quiet. <i>Listen to second part of this story here.</i><p><b>About John Francis's TED Talk</b><p>For almost three decades, John Francis has been a planetwalker, traveling the globe by foot and sail with a silent message of environmental respect and responsibility. For 17 of those …

Newegg's pre Black Friday deals are live now and all about computers

Like the rest of us, online retailer Newegg is just too damn impatient to wait until the day after Thanksgiving for super savings. So the store decided to kick off its Black Friday deal today.<p>Everything listed below is either already on sale or will be going on sale within the next few hours. The …

'Better Call Saul' teaser readies AMC show for Feb. 8 arrival

<i>Breaking Bad</i> spin-off <i>Better Call Saul</i> got a teaser trailer today, and a scheduled launch date.<p>The AMC drama-comedy, based on Walter White's slippery lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) takes place six years before the events of <i>Breaking Bad</i>. AMC announced that a two-night series premiere of <i>Better</i> …

Play Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor as a woman

A free "Power of Defiance" update for Warner's <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> features a new character skin that allows players to tackle the adventure as a woman.<p>The skin puts players in the skin of Lithariel, daughter of Lady Marwen, Queen of Nurn as she faces down the forces of evil.<p>Developed by …

'Ghost In The Shell Online' FPS Finally Revealed

Nexon has at last revealed their Ghost in the Shell Online FPS at G-Star 2014 in Korea. The game is clearly based around the style and characters as seen in the Stand Alone Complex anime (rather than the manga or original films). This is not overly surprising as Nexon secured the rights for this …

Valve adds new rules to Steam Early Access to ensure games don't suck

Valve has updated its guidelines for game developers intending to release titles through Steam Early Access in an effort to ensure the quality of games isn't compromised, Eurogamer reports.<p>These updated rules now state that Early Access is "meant to be a place for games that are in a playable alpha …

One man's journey from LucasArts to a bicycle to Telltale Games to interactive radio drama

In the early 90's, after several years at LucasArts working on now-legendary adventure games like <i>The Secret of Monkey Island</i> and <i>Day of the Tentacle</i>, Dave Grossman traded his desk job for a bike.<p>"I was burning out both kind of personally and professionally in about 1994," Grossman told Polygon. "And …

The Guys Behind Maniac Mansion And Monkey Island Are Making A Brand New LucasArts-Style Game

Did you ever play Maniac Mansion? Of course you did. Because if you hadn’t, the geek police (a real thing) would have already taken away your geek card (also real.)<p>Like pretty much anything Lucasfilm Games (RIP) released throughout the 80s and 90s, Maniac Mansion is just one of those games you <i>have</i> …

Obama's immigration plan comes up short for Silicon Valley

President makes it easier for foreign-born entrepreneurs to stay in the US, but technology executives say it's not enough<p>President Barack Obama last night announced sweeping plans to overhaul the nation's immigration system, including provisions that would make it easier for foreign-born …

China makes abortive push for global web censorship declaration

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / matt512<p>The hosting of a “World Internet Conference” tech industry talking shop in censorship-happy China was …

Freed American wanted to stay in North Korea, report says

The U.S. performed a top secret mission in early November to retrieve two prisoners held captive in North Korea. Top spy James Clapper successfully brought Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae back to the states. However, Miller revealed his real intentions Thursday.<p>“I was trying to stay in the country,” …

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Ukraine's Maidan protests - one year on

What happened to the demonstrators who brought down a government and threatened to reignite the cold war? RFE/RL caught up with some on the anniversary of the movement<p>The Euromaidan protests in Ukraine began a year ago today and continued for months, through the long winter of 2013-14. During the …

Ferguson police chief: Darren Wilson unlikely to return

Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown three months ago, is unlikely to return to his job regardless of whether a grand jury decides to indict him, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Thursday.<p>“I don’t see it happening,” Jackson said in a brief …

Justice