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The 3 Most Interesting Revelations in Tesla's New 'Master Plan'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday published his second “master plan,” pulling back the curtain on his long-term plans for the electric automaker. The …

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21 DIY Tricks All '90s Kids Mastered

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Publication Design

Make Pizza in a Slow Cooker For a Crispier Crust

Pizza comes out great whether you're using a baking sheet<b>,</b> cast iron skillet, or the grill. However, if those aren't an option, you may be surprised …

The secret racing test tunnel no one wants to talk about

Lost in rural Pennsylvania, hidden from prying eyes, there is a tunnel.<p><b>SOME 300 FEET BELOW MY</b> perch, a road disappeared into the side of a mountain. I made my way down the heavily wooded, steep slope, sliding as often as walking. My shoes filled with dirt that was still moist from the spring …

Motorsport

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

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Tesla announces Roadster 3.0, an upgrade package with massive range

As CEO Elon Musk first announced yesterday, Tesla is detailing a new extended-range upgrade for its seminal Roadster — the Lotus-based two-door that preceded today's Model S sedan. It turns out that the upgrade is far more than a battery swap: yes, that's part of it, but a retrofit aerodynamics kit …

How to Lose Weight and Still Eat Man Food | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Justin Fauci of Lean Muscle Project.</i><p>When you hear the word “diet” what’s the first thing that comes to …

Roku Now Has Google Play, Is Pretty Much Unstoppable

Roku was already the best little streaming device money could buy. But now, Google has gone and given Roku players access to all your Google Play …

What it took for Elon Musk’s SpaceX to disrupt Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and become a serious space company

<i>This story has been corrected.</i><p>The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcycles and Tesla electric cars. The vast metal structure once churned out 747 fuselages for …

Space Travel

The Features That Matter on Your Next Router (and the Ones That Don't)

Shopping for a router used to be as simple as buying the thing everyone said was good. These days, you have to understand a ton of technical terms, …

The Electric Supercar Is Here, Just in Time for Computers to Get to Drive It

Here is one of the most amazing vehicles ever made. Now sit back and watch it drive itself.<p>The Tesla D is what we thought it would be: The D stands for "dual," as in dual electric motors that give the Model S the power of all-wheel-drive, something it had been lacking in comparison to other luxury …

This Is the Tesla D: a 691 HP, All-Wheel-Drive Model S

The Tesla Model S P85D is the future, and it is fast, as in 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds. That's faster than a Dodge Charger Hellcat, or a Porsche Panamera Turbo S. Make no mistake, the state of the art just got a serious upgrade.<p>Hawthorne Airport is just about exactly under the flight path of LAX, and …

The Best Paper Airplane: How to Make a Paper Airplane | The Art of Manliness

There are many skills fathers should pass on to their children: how to ride a bike, how to skip a stone, and of course, how to make a paper airplane. …

A Cautious Man’s Guide to Hot Peppers

For thousands of years, Native Americans cultivated capsicum, a member of the nightshade family best known for its spiciness. The Aztecs called it</i> …

LEDs Get Glowing Reviews | Lightbulb Reviews - Consumer Reports News

Once in a while, procrastination pays off. Take lightbulbs. If you were hoarding your old incandescents because you worry about the mercury in …

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Tesla Patent Giveaway Spurs Speculation Of Possible Deal With BMW

Tesla’s generous sounding technology sharing move was seen as more self-interest than charity, and also sparked speculation that a long-term deal with BMW of Germany might be possible.<p>Earlier this week, Tesla Motors Inc CEO Elon Musk said he would open up the companies technology patents to …

Modern Hippie Bus Goes Where Vintage Volkswagens Can’t

Iconic Volkswagen buses may be the original hippie mobiles, but there are a lot of things those relics of the 20th century can’t do – like go …

The Oatmeal Delivers The Best Tesla Model S Review Ever

There is no more entertaining synopsis of Elon Musk's wonder-car.<p><i>Photo by The Oatmeal</i><p>Matthew Inman, the cartoonist and creative genius behind The Oatmeal, is a Tesla Model S owner. This puts him in a position to discuss the car in a way that regular car writers cannot, because we generally drive …

8 Decidedly Clever Gadget Hacks From Instructables

Two weeks remain in the Instructables Gadget Hacking and Accessories Content, sponsored by Popular Mechanics and with prizes by Shapeways and Ultimaker. If you've got a great idea, there's still time to submit!<p>Two weeks remain in the Instructables Gadget Hacking and Accessories Content, sponsored …