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Everything You Need To Know About Off-Roading (But Were Afraid to Ask)

So you own a 4x4 but don't know how to really use it. We're here to help get you off-road the right way, without breaking your truck ... or yourself.<p>Today's trucks are amazing machines. They're built to comfortably handle highways, but are just as adept once your turn off the pavement and onto the …

Is your mobile phone provider lying about its coverage? Ofcom reveals all with new checker tool

First, accurate tool from Ofcom shows signal strength and coverage blackspots for mobile phones across 2G, 3G and 4G on Vodafone, O2, EE and Three networks<p>Mobile phone providers could be forced to come clean about the poor signal they provide many areas of Britain after a new tool was created to …

Telecoms

A Photographic Journey Through Texas's Secret Porsche Boxster Graveyard

A one-of-a-kind Porsche collection.<p>The word "junkyard" never even entered my mind. From the moment I found out about it, until after I had taken all the photos, I always saw it as <i>a car collection</i>, in the most unfortunate and twisted sense.<p>How does this happen? The specificity of it — just one car, …

5 Racecar Driver Secrets You Should Learn

Go faster while staying safer with five video tutorials. Practice these at your next track day.<p>Driving skill isn't an absolute; there are always gains to be made. As a rule, more track time is better, and there's always room to improve. The best way is to find a well-regarded performance driving …

Image of the day: London's nightmare commute

Evening commutes in big cities are rarely without a bit of chaos, but Londoners' drive home on 9 July was worse than most – or any – in recent memory.<p>A 24-hour Tube strike, an action that brought London Underground trains to a complete halt for the first time in 13 years, kept commuters above …

Photos

You Asked for Cars Flying Off Cliffs and Exploding. Well, Here They Are.

Nothing like a little car-nage.<p>What would you do with $150 million? For Hollywood directors, this theoretical is a day job. Movie studios hand them mountains of cash to turn cockamamie ideas into decade-long franchises. The requirement: dream big. Which is why we see so many cars driven off steep …

What ISIS Learned From the Cartels

Social media. Beheadings. Dogma. Empty promises. ISIS is copying the Mexican cartel playbook to a T, writes The Cartel author Don Winslow.<p>A bound man …

Armed Forces

The 16 Greatest Alfa Romeos Ever Made

Their names and labels are legend: Alfetta, 8C2900, P3, Stradale, Tubolare Zagato, 6C1750, Duetto, Disco Volante.<p>Their names and labels are legend: Alfetta, 8C2900, P3, Stradale, Tubolare Zagato, 6C1750, Duetto, Disco Volante. Here are a number of Alfa Romeos that seared the brand into the minds of …

Classic Cars

Steam data shows just how much money was made during the Summer Sale

SteamSpy, the online tool that uses publicly available information from Steam's API to generate sales data, has only been live for a few months now. This past Steam Sale was its first big test, and boy howdy is the data it pulled down ever interesting.<p>For the first time ever we have an idea just …

Why Sony Will Never Give PS4 Backward Compatibility

One of the biggest stories to come out of E3 that doesn’t involve the announcement of an actual game is the news that Microsoft’s Xbox One will now be able to play Xbox 360 game discs, offering full backwards compatibility for the console, something long thought impossible for this new console …

Backward Compatibility

12 Road Trip Games to Keep Everyone in the Car Entertained

<i>What are some fun games to play on a roadtrip for two people, including the driver?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by</i> …

18 Picnic-Perfect Sandwich Recipes

More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>Now that summer has finally arrived, it's time to step outside and enjoy the warm weather. And few foods are more picnic-friendly than sandwiches—portable, easy to share, easy to eat, and totally customizable. From lobster rolls …

Artificial intelligence learns Mario level in just 34 attempts

Perhaps it's that all the levels have simple, left-to-right objectives, or maybe it's just that they're so iconic, but for some reason older Mario games have long been a target for those interested in AI and machine learning. The latest effort is called MarI/O (get it?), and it learned an entire …

June, A Countertop Smart Oven, Launches With A $1,495 Price Tag

What happens when you put a bunch of people who have worked at Apple, GoPro, Path, Google, and so on, in a room and ask them to design an oven?<p>The answer, apparently, is June: a countertop smart oven that will cost around $1,495 and ship next spring. It’s about the size of a microwave and designed …

The art and science of animating life

Animator Drew Berry explains how he brings the molecules of life to life<p><i>Yesterday I was trying to figure out why it seems to be so difficult to connect to the biological molecules</i> <i>that we are made of</i> <i>– proteins, DNA and such like. My piece might have ended on a frustrated note but I have no wish to</i> …

Atoms

This Video Is a Staggering Visualization of How Many People Died in WWII

It's 18 minutes that's well worth your time today.<p>On D-Day, when we remember the almost unbelievable amount of effort that went into storming the beaches of Normandy and winning the war, it's hard to even get your head around the number of people who died during World War II. This great animation …

How It Works: Car Engine Ethanol Injection

Boosting an engine with ethanol has a longer history than you might think<p>Thanks to the adoption of direct fuel injection, teaming gas and ethanol has the potential to beat diesel efficiency.<p>We can hear your groans already: Our federal government's effort to curb oil imports by lacing gasoline with …

Plex will now serve your music and movies over HTTPS

Plex, the media server that makes it easy to stream your own content, has today announced big news: it’ll now automatically encrypt your streams over HTTPS.<p>A partnership with DigiCert will provide users with security certificates in what the company is calling the largest implementation of …

Windows Phone

Ecoisme Is An Energy Consumption Device That Is Too Good To Be True

Ecoisme is an Indiegogo project that supposedly uses a single device to track the energy usage of each individual appliance or gadget throughout your home. However, upon further investigation, it seems that the company is fabricating many of its claims.<p>As a brief overview, Ecoisme is advertising …

Smart credit cards are coming. Here's what you need to know

Smart cards want to replace your wallet full of debit and credit cards with one dynamic smart card. Here's what you need to know.<p>At least four startups are betting the world isn't ready for mobile payments.<p>Unlike services like Apple Pay and Google Wallet (which use your phone), all-in-one cards or …

FinTech

Google and Apple don't really compete and never have

It makes sense. Apple and Google are widely held to be bitter rivals in the mobile space. Steve Jobs was once so angry about Android allegedly ripping off the iPhone, he vowed to go "thermonuclear" on Google.<p>Everything Google announced this week — and everything that Google has announced in mobile …

At World's Fair In Italy, The Future Of Food Is On The Table

For the next six months, Italy is hosting a dinner party — and the entire world is invited to attend.<p>The event, called Expo Milano 2015, is the latest World's Fair. This year's theme is "feeding the planet, energy for life." The global population is projected to pass 9 billion by 2050, and Expo …

Agriculture

We Need Antibiotics. They’re Not Profitable To Make. Who Pays?

Within the slow-brewing crisis of antibiotic resistance—which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention kills 23,000 Americans each year—there are a lot of failures: of health care personnel who prescribe drugs when they should not; of patients who take drugs badly and encourage …

Profit

All Screens Are Not Created Equal

Björn Jeffery Contributor<p>Björn Jeffery is the CEO and co-founder of Toca Boca<p>Recently, Taiwanese lawmakers approved the “Child and Youth Welfare and Protection Act,” making it illegal for children under the age of 18 to use electronic devices for excessive periods of time.<p>In the United States, we …

Formula 1 Technology Is Being Used To Make Better Surgeons

Mary Gorges Contributor<p>Mary Gorges is a freelance writer in San Francisco.<p>There was plenty of drama at the Monaco Grand Prix last Sunday with driver Nico Rosberg of Mercedes taking first place from teammate Lewis Hamilton late in the race. But there’s always plenty of action off the track too as …

Microsoft starts prompting Windows 7 and Windows 8 users to ‘reserve’ their free Windows 10 upgrade

In January, we learned that for one year, Microsoft would offer free Windows 10 upgrades to those running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1. While Windows 10 for PCs isn’t launching until July 29 and Windows 10 for phones is coming after that, we’re now seeing the first indications of …

Windows 10

BlackBerry's Famous Last Words At 2007 iPhone Launch: 'We'll Be Fine'

How does one company go from controlling half the world’s smartphone market to less than 1% today, and from a profit of $1.9 billion to a gaping $5.8 billion deficit — all within the space of 5 years?<p>It all started when Apple CEO Steve Jobs took to the stage at the Macworld Conference in January …

BlackBerry

Audi makes synthetic diesel again, this time from plants

Car makers are on a quest to develop more sustainable and more environment friendly sources of power for the cars of the future. Some have, at least …

UK government PCs open to hackers as paid Windows XP support ends

Thousands of computers still running Windows XP at risk after Government Digital Service opted not to renew support in April<p>The Government Digital Service will not extend its £5.5m deal with Microsoft to extend support for Windows XP, leaving government computers that still run on the obsolete …

Cybersecurity