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Formula E has first big crash in dramatic final-corner battle for victory

The electric racing series Formula E has just made its world debut on the streets of Beijing, and some motorsports have gone whole seasons between crashes as dramatic as the last-lap scrap between Nick Heidfeld and Nicolas Prost in China.<p>The incident happened in the last gasps of the race with …

Tim Cook Says Steve Jobs' Office Has Been Left The Way It Was

Apple CEO Tim Cook just completed an in-depth interview on "The Charlie Rose Show" that airs Friday night and again on Monday on PBS.<p>In the interview Cook elaborates on Apple founder Steve Jobs' continued relevance to the company.<p>Steve "is in my heart," said Cook. "His spirit will always be at the …

Charlie Rose

Why Dyson's robot vacuum took 16 years, and why it's headed to Japan first

Dyson almost launched a robot vacuum. Back in 2001, after three years in development. Its first effort, shown to the British public in London looked nothing (and we mean nothing) like the eventual 360 Eye unveiled today. Sixteen years is a long time in tech. The DC06, as it was called, never made …

You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer: touch it. If you make …

Follow Airbnb's journey from scrappy startup to $10B company (video)

After Airbnb raised its latest funding megaround, the company attained a massive $10 billion valuation. But the home-sharing startup faced plenty of obstacles on its path to success, as a new video and infographic from Funders and Founders remind us.<p>Airbnb still has plenty of challenges ahead of …

Watch tennis from Roger Federer's perspective with Google Glass

You'll never play tennis like Roger Federer, but that doesn't mean you can't see the court from his point of view. The 17-time Grand Slam champion donned Google Glass recently at the search giant's headquarters in Mountain View for a friendly sparring match with current coach (and former world …

The New Apple Store In Istanbul Is Absolutely Beautiful

According to Dezeen, Foster first started working for Apple in 2009, when he received a cold call from Steve Jobs himself. Jobs reportedly told the architect, "Hi Norman, I need some help." Apple was looking for someone to design its new campus at the time, and Foster + Partners was soon …

San Francisco

I made a video game with a pencil and paper

When I was a kid, video games didn't end the moment I turned off the NES. If I wasn’t holding a controller, I had a pencil in my hand, furiously scribbling out maps of Hyrule or alien caves for Samus to explore in <i>Metroid</i>. But since I didn't know how to code and wasn't much of an artist, those ideas …

How do you transport a giant, 240-ton mining truck?

This Mercedes-Benz semi can haul some of the world's largest vehicles.<p>Mining trucks, those giant, building-sized dump trucks that make the human beings operating them look like Lego minifigs, can weigh hundreds of tons—the mighty Caterpillar 797B tips the scale at a mind-blowing 308 tons—and many …

Locomotives

On the hunt for Google's Easter eggs

Here is a roundup of Google's jokes and hoaxes currently on the loose. Did you miss the Tardis?<p>Google is renowned for creating Easter eggs, which in the tech world mean coding or features on the Web that either shouldn't be there or that you don't expect to find.<p>Our colleagues at ZDNet gathered up …

Google

Photos: Wooden Sculptures of Race Cars

Art

Agency tricks DHL's rivals into delivering color-changing ads in disguise

Shipping service DHL managed to pull a fast one on its competitors with a little help from some temperature-sensitive packaging, and it has turned the whole thing into a delightfully mean-spirited commercial. The new ad, which was spotted by <i>Gizmodo</i>, shows boxes taped up with a temperature-sensitive …

We Have a 2014 Maserati Ghibli at Our Office Right Now: Ask Us Anything – Feature

<i>Update: You can find the answers to the 10 best questions we received here.</i><p>Maserati’s surprise Super Bowl spot for its Ghibli sedan is being hailed as one of the more successful commercials—including by us in our car ad rankings from the game—and unsurprisingly, it generated a ton of interest in …

Maserati

V.I.S.I.T. – Land Rover Series IIa

A couple of days ago, I was walking down by the river in downtown Reno, NV. Family was visiting from Michigan, and we were killing time before a …

Is it possible to cook a turkey with a Lamborghini Aventador?

<i>Is</i> it possible to cook a turkey with a Lamborghini Aventador? The answer is quite likely no, but it sure is fun to watch YouTube's supercar videographer extraordinaire Shmee150 give it a whirl. The supercar fanatic got a hold of an Aventador tuned by Oakley Design – and dressed up like Rudolph the …

Watch the World’s Largest Ship Take Float

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.19.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:02 pm. 3:02 pm<p>After 18 million man-hours of development …

How Small Is Small? The Nanoscale Explained in One Chart

At a certain point, very small is just very small—at least to the naked eye. But on the nanoscale, much smaller than the width of a human hair, scientists are setting itty-bitty world records and creating tiny works of art.<p><b>Nano art has come a long way</b> since researchers arranged atoms to spell IBM …

Jony Ive and Marc Newson's Red charity auction raises $26 million

"Jony and Marc's (Red) auction" at Sotheby's has ended and in total the curated collection sold for about $13 million. Many of the top items went for vastly more than expected — the red Mac Pro was estimated to sell for between $40,000 and $60,000, but when the gavel fell it brought in $977,000. …