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Jaguar's Augmented-Reality Windshield Is Awesome

The successful launch of the F-type and the excitement building around its new BMW 3-series fighter, the XE, are notable bright spots for Jaguar, but the company is also going on a technology tear. Just a short while after announcing its new line of in-house Ingenium engines, Jaguar put a cool …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

‘To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug or Worse ...’

What a night, and what a finish.<p>Near midnight I still had about 70 unread text messages from friends and family, most of which read, “Best interview …

What Disney Got Wrong With Its Magic Bands

<i>Quick disclaimer</i>: This little experiment was conducted by my family, which included two adults, three kids, and one grandma. We took them for a test spin that included three Disney parks and a Disney Hotel.This was not something we requested, nor did Disney pay for.<p>Also, before I dish out the …

Manatee Death Toll Hits Record In Florida, 'Red Tide' Blamed

The commission's research institute said it documented 803 manatee deaths in state waters between January 1 and December 13, the most for any year since record-keeping began in 1974.<p>That was more than double the 392 manatee deaths in Florida in 2012 and up sharply from the 453 deaths recorded in …

20 Ways Sitting in Silence Can Completely Transform Your Life

<b>“Silence is a source of great strength.” ~Lao Tzu</b><p>For over two years I spent one out of every four weeks in silence. At the time I was living at a Zen …

Top stats to know: Kobe Bryant's return

Danny La-USA TODAY Sports<p>The Los Angeles Lakers will welcome back Kobe Bryant Sunday night against the Toronto Raptors.<p>In an April 12 game against …

AT&T, T-Mobile Bring More Chaos To Phone Plans But Should You Care?

T-Mobile’s reign of chaos over the mobile phone industry seems to have no end. Although the carrier itself is only launching a single new plan that few here will likely find very interesting (more on that in a bit), its self-proclaimed “un-carrier” approach is apparently causing fits over at AT&T. …

31 Things No One Tells You About Becoming A Parent

You're going to need to know this stuff before you take the plunge.

Hit the Slopes: The Best Ski Resorts and Hotels in the U.S. (Photos)

Powder & Pampering<p>At the end of a long day on the slopes, there’s only one thing you can think of: a comfy bed to fall into. At these top 10 ski …

Is It Game Over For The Xbox One Thanks To Mandatory Kinect?

Paul Tassi argues, quite persuasively, that the reason Xbox One is behind the PlayStation 4 is the inclusion of the Kinect, a voice-and-motion sensor that allows users to control the console via voice commands.<p>He quotes analyst Michael Pachter, who says that the “reason Sony beats Microsoft is …

Microsoft's Xbox One May Be Losing The Console War Due To Kinect Alone

Working in this industry, I tend to make predictions quite a bit. Usually they pan out, like the bad feeling I had that the Wii U was going to bomb for Nintendo without new appeal to non-gamers, or that Micosoft would be forced to changes its DRM/used game policies because of public outcry.<p>But …

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 …

Yes or no: If you keep living the life you’re living, will you be happy in 10 years?

Yes or no: In ten years’ time, if you have made no changes to your current life, do you think it will have taken you in a direction that will be …

The 50 greatest animal photobombs of all time

COOPERSTOWN has the Baseball Hall of Fame. Springfield, its Basketball Hall of Fame. And the Internet has…this: the 50 greatest animal photobombs of …

Pitbull Shares His Tips for Being Sexy

Yes, he made the list of PEOPLE’s Sexiest Men Alive, but rapper Pitbull has a message for all the guys out there: You, too, can be sexy.<p>The rapper …

Go Now: 5 Spectacular Fall Drives

(photo: Blue Ridge Parkway by NCBrian/Flickr Creative Commons)<p>America has so many breathtakingly scenic highways, it's no wonder that the family road trip is a national obsession. But summer isn't the only season to pack up the family and hit the pavement. With cooler weather comes the brilliance …

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

Holiday Movie Preview: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ ‘The Wolf of Wall Street,’ and More

Must-See<p>It's movie time! All the films to look forward to this holiday season, from ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel to Scorsese’s latest.<p>11.20.13 5:45 AM ET

Bitcoin hits $700 during surprisingly friendly Senate hearing on the virtual currency

Bitcoin, the decentralized virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, had a big day today. The four-year-old currency had its first hearing in Congress as experts from the government, the Bitcoin community, and the nonprofit sector appeared to discuss the implications of the growing …

Yahoo to NSA: Get off my lawn, too

Yahoo wants to keep the NSA out, just like Google.<p>The media company announced today that it will be rolling out heavy, 2048-bit key encryption across all of its products and covering all of Yahoo’s data center communications between servers.<p>The stronger security was inspired by a national security …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

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Sound, fury, cliché! Lazy pundits “double down” on “game-changing” “narratives”

Jon Stewart was right: From Fox News to NPR, pundits hurt the political debate by speaking in the same lazy clichés<p>It was February of this year. The radio was tuned to NPR, the subject was austerity, and the great observers of our political moment were speaking with their customary authority. The …

What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

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Jay Z Probably Isn't Going to Ditch his Partnership with Barneys

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Now that a second black Barneys customer has come forward to share a tale of racist treatment by the …

Knoxville's 'Bad Grandpa' to end box-office reign of 'Gravity'

For three weeks, no film has been able to pull "Gravity" from its No. 1 orbit. But this weekend,<p>Johnny Knoxville's prank flick"Bad Grandpa"will likely pull it off -- no joke.<p>The inexpensive hidden-camera comedy from the "Jackass" creator is poised to debut with a strong $30 million, according to …