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Watch this supercut of Elon Musk unveiling Tesla’s new Semi truck and Roadster

Nine minutes of Elon Musk saying ‘This is nuts’<p>Last night, Tesla had a bit of a celebration for itself, unveiling its new Semi truck and (in a surprise) a second-generation Roadster. It was a typical Tesla event, full of twists, shocks, and plenty of smoke and mirrors. The soundtrack rocked, the …

How You Can Get Behind the Wheel of a Real Race Car in a Real Race

EXR Racing thinks it's cracked the code to premium arrive-and-drive racing. We found out.<p>Road racing has always been an exclusive sport. It's just too expensive unless you fully commit yourself, and even then you need sponsors. The most basic sort of racing an average person can dream of doing is …

How to Improve Your Backhand

Although the backhand is a fundamental stroke in tennis, it still gives seasoned players a lot of trouble. Because it requires the use of our …

Passion Pit’s Path Through the Darkness

Michael Angelakos is willing to admit to uncomfortable truths about himself—get past the sugar coating of Passion Pit’s songs and you’ll find bitter pills that detail the singer’s struggles with depression, bipolar disorder, suicidal ideation, drug abuse, and familial strife. It has to be the …

Sony uses hacker techniques to fight back over stolen data

As revelations from the stolen files over executive pay, actor strife and poor security continue, Sony Pictures tries to stop people downloading its data<p>Sony Pictures is employing hacking techniques in an attempt to prevent computer users from downloading its stolen data from file-sharing websites, …

DIY: how to make your TV a smart TV

By now, chances are you’ve probably heard of smart TVs. With built-in wireless Internet connection and a suite of apps, having a smart TV means you can stream movies and shows, listen to music and watch videos. Some include a browser for surfing the web.<p>Cool, right? But maybe getting a smart TV, …

Maybe it’s time to rewire and unplug the next generation

A decade has passed since BlackBerry led the transformation of mobile phones into e-mail and Internet access devices. By the end of 2014, more than 1.7 billion of global mobile phone users – some 40 per cent – will own smartphones.<p>In that breathtakingly brief period, the smartphone has transformed …

Google Smart Contact Lens Focuses On Healthcare Billions

Google is developing a smart contact lens, with pharmaceutical giant Novartis, to help patients manage diabetes – in one of a number of moves focused squarely on billions of dollars of potential revenue available across the total digital healthcare market.<p>As technology moves further into treatment …

Isaiah Austin wins the night at the NBA Draft and starts a new life

The Baylor center has been robbed of a chance at playing basketball ever again, but it's a blessing that he's facing head-on.<p>NEW YORK -- The most …

Steven Gerrard's Liverpool Free-Kick vs. Sunderland Filmed by Fan Behind Goal

Steven Gerrard's superb free-kick got Liverpool off to the perfect start in Wednesday's Premier League clash with Sunderland, and as you can see, the fans behind the goal had a pretty good view of it.<p>It took some time to set the wall up, and it wasn't clear that Gerrard was going to take the kick …

The Big Fat List of Documentaries About Photography

Prev<p>Explore Japan’s Abandoned ‘Battleship Island’ Courtesy of Google Street View<p>Next<p>Filter Fakers Tumblr Exposes Instagram #nofilter Fraud

Obama and Climate Change: The Real Story

Two years ago, on a gorgeous November day, 12,000 activists surrounded the White House to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Signs we carried …

Climate Change This Week: The Good, The Bad, The Old, The New in 2013, and More!

Jingle right along with us this week, folks, for the usual up and down sleigh ride!<p><b>Most Important Climate Message: "You CAN Do Something About It"</b> is what people need to hear most, says a new study, reports Emily Atkin at <i>Climate Progress</i>. And it's true, now more than ever: individuals and families …

Climate Change Roulette and Water Scarcity

By Suzanne York<p>A new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, published in the journal <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of</i> …

Climate Change Worse Than We Thought, Likely To Be 'Catastrophic Rather Than Simply Dangerous'

Climate change may be far worse than scientists thought, causing global temperatures to rise by at least 4 degrees Celsius by 2100, or about 7.2 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a new study.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature, takes a fresh look at clouds' effect on the planet, according to …

Record-low temperature records could fall as US braces for dangerous 'polar vortex' conditions

It has been decades since parts of the Midwest experienced a deep freeze like the one expected to arrive this weekend.<p>Potential record-low temperatures starting Sunday and expanding into next week are increasing fears of frostbite and hypothermia even in a region where residents are accustomed to …

Teen Drunk Driver With 'Affluenza' Is Being Sued For Millions By His Victims

Many of those family members were outraged when 16-year-old Ethan Couch got probation after a psychologist testified he had "affluenza" — meaning he thought he was immune from punishment because he was rich.<p>Couch's family may still be on the hook for millions in related civil litigation, though. …

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Jeanene Swanson<p>December 13, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an …

McLaren’s New Hypercar Sounds Absolutely Demonic

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.09.13.<p>Time of Publication: 5:54 pm. 5:54 pm<p>Nürburgring times are the yardstick that …

Here's Why That Kentucky Doctor Is Closing His Practice "Due To The Policies Of Obamacare"

A Kentucky doctor took out a newspaper ad saying he was closing his practice "due to the policies of Obamacare." The reason is a federal requirement that he keep electronic records.<p>A Kentucky doctor who took out a local newspaper ad saying he was closing his practice "due to the policies of …

Opinion: Stop dwelling on graphics and embrace procedural generation

New consoles (so sweet!), 40,000 polygons (many emotions!), really textured rocks (wow!).<p>Have you ever seen concrete pipes so... beautiful? We've done it, we've made graphics look "real," let's go home. We've hit a point where it takes huge increases in detail just to produce a tiny improvement in …

BEST of Supercar Sounds 2013!

All-New 2015 Ford Mustang First Look! - The Downshift Ep. 71

Tupac Shakur Gets Animated, Talks Life and Death

In 1994, <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> writer Benjamin Svetkey asked Tupac Shakur where he saw himself in 10 years.<p>"Best case: in a cemetery. Not in a …

Listen To Tupac Shakur's Thoughts On Life, Death, And Racism

In this previously unheard interview, the iconic rapper opened up about everything from his distaste for the media to how he felt like the tragic hero in a Shakespeare play.

We got high, thousands in Mexico died

America’s failed drug policies — and our insatiable drug appetites — have helped kill innocent people in Mexico<p>Just outside the city of Culiacán, near the northwestern coast of Mexico, sits an impressive new development, a boomtown where construction never stops. It’s a monument to the neoliberal …