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A Cities Revolution: No More Orlandos, No More Guns

No more. Orlando should put an end to inaction. When American citizens are murdered by assault-rifle toting terrorists and told by their government that gun regulation nevertheless remains politically impossible, but maybe we will give it another whirl a bit later, it's time for a real revolution. …

Ubisoft brings The Division live-action short to Amazon Prime Video

Get a little lore before launch<p>Ubisoft is adding some backstory to its open-world shooter, <i>Tom Clancy's The Division</i>, with a live-action short film that premieres on Amazon Prime Video today. The 30-minute short, "Agent Origins," focuses on four Division agents and a bleak, post-pandemic New York …

Here's the tech you shouldn't buy on Black Friday

It's a truism that the best tech deals of the year happen on Black Friday.<p>It's also woefully inaccurate. Yes, there will be some bargains worth considering -- maybe even standing in line for -- but as you've probably discovered, stores large and small have turned a single day into an entire season …

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Subaru WRX STI S207 Gets More Power, Is Limited to 400 Cars . . . In Japan

Oh golly, it’s a superheated limited-edition WRX STI that we can’t get here in the States. Subie-heads are already lamenting. Here’s what’s breaking their hearts: 323 horsepower, up from the 305 we see from the STI here in the U.S. Subaru claims the S207 “aims to be the world’s most enjoyable …

The Life of Apple Harvesters, A Pan-Galactic Cocktail, and More Long Reads

From politics to cookbooks to crop gathering, this week in food journalism traversed countries, cultures, and even galaxies. As a follow-up to last week's trending tipping topic, we glean a little more insight into what our tips are really paying for, such as that glass that shattered at the table …

Here's Why The College Admissions Process Is Bonkers

Dear University of California:<p>I'm breaking up with you. I know we've had some good times (Go Bruins!), but I feel betrayed. You no longer care about those of us who support you with taxes and annual gifts. As California residents, you've broken your promise to support us. Sorry, but it's better …

This Is How The Rest Of The World Drinks Iced Coffee

Now we're thirsty.<p>Cold brew coffee seems to be the caffeinated iced beverage of choice these days in the U.S. Starbucks has put it on its menu, and Dunkin’ Donuts has, too. And even though cold brew contains less caffeine than regular coffee, folks stateside are still reaching for it.<p>But that’s not …

Dirt Rally Early Access Review

Over the years playing through Codemasters’ popular Dirt series, I thought I came to understand how to race rally cars, that I could strap into a Subaru Impreza and hurtle through the rapid twists and turns of any white-knuckle rally stage. I mastered the techniques, perfecting the hairpin turn and …

The Best Vanilla Ice Cream In The Supermarket May Surprise You

As you head into the holiday weekend, you're going to want to make sure you're stocked up on the essentials: Beer, obviously. Plenty of hot dogs. Burgers and fixin's. Produce for some killer summer salads. And of course: Ice cream. You're going to need a lot of ice cream.<p>If you're buying vanilla …

3D-printed mini jet engine revved up to 33,000rpm

Chalk up another triumph for 3D printing.<p>GE engineers have created a small jet engine using next-gen manufacturing technique for building 3D objects "by melting metal powder layer upon layer," the company said over the weekend. Not content to just sit back and admire the gadget, they then fired it …

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New York banana mogul sentenced in fatal, drug-fueled sex romp | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Long Island banana importer was sentenced to prison for a second time in two months on Thursday after admitting to running a cocaine distribution scheme that authorities say led to the death of a woman who joined him in a three-way sex party.<p>Thomas Hoey Jr., 47, was …

What Does It Feel Like to Be Bitten By a Black Widow Spider?

<i>What does it feel like to be bitten by a black widow spider?: 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 Brad Porteus</i><p>It was a …

How Furious 7 Pulled Off Its Most Insane Stunt

Stunt coordinator Jack Gill revealed all in an interview with All Things Considered.<p>The <i>Fast and Furious</i> franchise is anything but subtle, so fans may be surprised to learn the films avoid using CGI for the bulk of their spectacular scenes. Someone has to figure out how to drop cars from a plane …

First Drive: 2015 Subaru WRX STI

An STI that loves to turn. Amazing.<p>This is one of those glorious times when looking at a spec panel will give you the wrong idea about a car. We recently reviewed the 2015 WRX and had wonderful things to say about it.<p>And now, Subaru has allowed us a turn behind the wheel of the WRX STI. We were …

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A Nuclear Weapon Is Detonated Nearby... What Are Passenger Planes Supposed To Do?

<i>What is the correct procedure when flying a passenger plane if a nuclear weapon is detonated nearby?: 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</i> …

This sweet little stereo system sounds better than it has any right to

As regular Audiophiliac readers know, I love writing about cost-no-object, high-end audio, but I also have a soft spot for dirt cheap, but decent sounding gear.<p>When I recently reviewed the new small bookshelf speaker from Dayton Audio, the B452 , I couldn't help but be knocked out by their sound. …

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Drunk History Of Fall Out Boy Is The Best Gift A Former Emo Kid Could Ask For

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays former (and current?) emo kids.<p>Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco got drunk so he could recite the history of how Fall Out Boy came to be, just for your enjoyment.<p>The video features some intentionally terrible wigs, sideburns drawn on with magic marker, …

Make a Real Man's Jalapeno Popper

Bacon, pineapple, sausage—and did we mention bacon?<p>Think of jalapeno poppers and you usually envision sloppy late-night bar orders followed by mornings of regret and severe indigestion. Call it the “beer stomach” effect where, like, “beer muscles,” you only <i>think</i> you have more intestinal fortitude …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

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