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New York City Approves The Lowline, The World’s First Underground Park

It once seemed like a crazy dream, but now–with the government’s blessing–its designers can try to make it a reality.<p>The forecast for the planet’s future isn’t so great lately, so it might be time to start thinking about relocating underground. To help us lead happy lives below grade, we’re …

Urban Design

The Alcoholic Drinks Nutritionists Order for Themselves

When you hit up the bar at happy hour, you can be sure that any of these six drinks that nutritionists order for themselves will be a pretty safe bet

Alcohol

Foldable Transparent Carport Protects and Shows Off Prized Vehicles

For those who want the protection of a garage but can't accommodate one, the GazeBox offers a fantastic solution. It's a foldable carport that's made with special anti-UV polycarbonate panels to guard against the elements like the sun, hail, and rain. But, that doesn't mean that a proud owner can't …

LED Lighting

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

What's driving the spike in air-cooled Porsche 911 prices

Classic car prices have been racing skyward in general, but prices for air-cooled (pre-1999) Porsche 911s are ascending like they're strapped to rocket boosters. It's been going on for years, and every year people are surprised by how outrageous it's getting: <i>Classic Driver</i> covered it this month, as …

Classic Cars

How to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

When changing the color of an object in Photoshop there are ways to change the base Color and the Highlight color, we go over each of those methods …

Anti-Theft Service Lenstag Can Now Help You Stop Gear AND Image Theft

We’re big fans of anybody who helps to stop gear theft, and so naturally, we’ve always been big fans of the free service Lenstag. Initially unproven, …

BMW broadens engine bolt recall to nearly half-million cars worldwide

Almost one month ago, we reported on a BMW investigation into a potentially defective bolt that lived in the company's VANOS variable valve timing system. At that point, the potential recall was seemingly limited to Chinese-market cars; the company was filing a recall application with Chinese …

COVR iPhone Case Helps You Take Better Candid Photos… Or Be a Creeper

The best camera is the one you have with you, and most of the time that camera is part of a device that also makes phone calls and serves as a …

The 10 best Sony E-mount lenses

Sony's Alpha A7 full-frame mirrorless cameras became an instant hit when they were launched back in 2013. However, a limiting factor of any …

Tutorial: How to Add Realistic Looking Sun Beams To Your Photographs in Post

In this ten minute video created by Glyn Dewis, you’ll get a nice little look at how to add sun rays to any photograph of your choosing by using …

Mumbai to combat excess honking with horns that notify police? [w/video]

Mumbai, India is crowded and noisy. It should be, after all. It's the wealthiest and most populous city in India and the fifth largest city by population on the planet. This cocktail of demographics results in one big problem - traffic. While simply getting around can be tough enough, Indian …

David Brown Automotive launches old-is-new-again Speedback [w/video]

Back in January, we reported on a new British coachbuilder called David Brown Automotive. In February, the startup released the first details and images of its inaugural project, and now it has revealed the finished product.<p>It's called Speedback, and it's based on the Jaguar XKR. But while it's …

Ferrari embroiled in legal battle over 21-year-old's Facebook page

Ferrari is facing a court battle in Switzerland due to alleged copyright infringement over taking over a Facebook fan site. If the suit is successful, it could cost the company millions and harm its reputation on social media.<p>Sammy Wassem started the Facebook fan page for Ferrari when he was 15 and …

Porsche suspends 911 GT3 deliveries amidst fears of spontaneous combustion

Seeing pictures of Italian supercars burst into flames by the side of the road, as our compatriots at <i>Axis of Oversteer</i> point out, has become something of a usual sight. But a Porsche? Surely those meticulous German engineers have got that taken care of, right?<p>Not necessarily. Reports coming in from …

Porsche tells 2014 911 GT3 owners to park their cars pending inspection

Porsche may have have a serious problem on its hands. After a rumored five 2014 911 GT3 coupes caught fire in recent weeks, Porsche launched an investigation and stopped delivering its road-ready racecar until it could diagnose the problem. Now, it has issued a press release asking all 2014 911 GT3 …

Porsche board members facing another €1.8B lawsuit over VW takeover bid

Back in 2008, Porsche got the bright idea that it could take over Volkswagen in the midst of the worst economic slump since the Great Depression. Ignoring that this was a catastrophic move for the Stuttgart sports car manufacturer that resulted in it nearly going bankrupt and eventually being taken …

Federal judge rules flashing headlights to warn of speed traps is legal [w/poll]

You're driving down a two-lane highway, moving at roughly the speed of traffic, perhaps a few miles per hour over the speed limit. Your passenger recommends to you that you slow down because of a well-known speed-trap area ahead. Good advice, right? But what about another passing motorist? Is it …

Project CARS may be the Mona Lisa of racing games [w/video]

In the world of console racing games, <i>Forza Motorsport 5</i> is the prettiest title money can buy. If these screenshots are to be believed, though, it's only a matter of time before there's a new claim to that throne. These images are from <i>Project CARS</i>, a crowd-funded racing title set to arrive on the …

Pirate Bay relocates to thepiratebay.ac

The Pirate Bay's .sx was seized this morning, and the site has relocated to thepiratebay.ac. The .AC top-level domain is controlled by Ascension …

Subaru Levorg Concept has us dreaming about a Legacy wagon

We're not sure what got in the water supply of Subaru's Tokyo Motor Show team, but we like the results. After checking out the Cross Sport Design Concept, which we would <i>love</i> to see as a BRZ shooting brake, Subaru took the wraps off its Levorg Concept. Naming convention aside, the idea of a …

Which side of your brain is more dominant? Take the popular ③⓪-second brain test and compare the result with your friends! ☕ Start your brain test now

Which side of your brain is more dominant? <br>The 30-Second Brain Test<p>In which direction is the dancer turning?<p>Nobuyuki Kayahara ©<p>Choose the color, not …

Police using GPS cannons to tag cars, reduce chases

Police agencies are always looking for ways to limit or prevent high-speed pursuits, but that usually involves disabling the offending vehicle with spike strips or some other device. A company called StarChase has been working on a GPS-based system that eliminates the need for a chase and doesn't …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

Forza 5 confirms 21 more cars

You've now got something new and exciting to look forward to for the next several weeks. Every Wednesday, Turn 10 Studios will release a list of cars that will be in available in <i>Forza Motorsport 5</i>. And while we won't be covering each week's reveals, you'll be able see them on the <i>Forza</i> Facebook …

KnowRoaming SIM sticker slashes roaming fees abroad

KnowRoaming opens preorders for a SIM card sticker that connects travelers to local cell networks. But there is a small catch.<p>International phone-roaming fees can be enough to make you never want to step outside your own home. Sure, you can pick up a local SIM card everywhere you go, but that's an …

Wireless

Zoo In China Swaps Dog For Lion, Hopes No One Notices

Visitors to a zoo in China got a rude surprise when the lion started barking.<p>Turns out it was no lion, but just a Tibetan mastiff, a large, hairy breed of dog — which, for what it's worth, more closely resembles the king of the jungle than does perhaps any other domestic canine.<p>Apparently, …

7 Handy Chrome Tab Manager Extensions

Chrome tab manager<p>If you’re anything like me, one minute your sat there breezily browsing the Web and the next minute your computer slows to a crawl as the result of the hundreds of tabs you just opened.<p>That’s not hyperbole either, I regularly have more than 100 tabs open in Chrome, so keeping …

Pirate Bay releases 'PirateBrowser' to sail round censorship, mark ten years on the ocean wave

The Pirate Bay may be many things, but one that it is not, is a pushover. It's moved location, received continuous heat from various courts, and, of course, done some time. But still, it doesn't give up. The latest effort is a browser designed to help you access the torrent site in locations where …

Locket Puts Ads On Smartphone Lock Screens, Pays You To Use Your Phone

Would you install an Android app that put ads directly on your smartphone’s lock screen? No? What if you were paid to do so, and whenever you swiped to unlock your device, you made a little money? That’s the promise of a new mobile application called Locket, launching today for Android, backed by …