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National Geographic Travel

Watch Ford engineers and designers gush over the incredible new GT

It'll be many months before we see the new GT on streets, but Ford's new supercar — which was just announced at NAIAS in Detroit — is going to get plenty of screen time leading up to the launch. That's thanks in part to Microsoft, which has partnered with Ford to make the GT its "cover car" for</i> …

Detroit Auto Show

High speed internet access in the US reaches farther, goes faster

Thought Google Fiber's gigabit connections sounded fast? Forget about that -- it's going to be like dialing-in to 56k for folks in Minneapolis. US Internet has just announced that it's bring 10 gigabit-per-second connections to the city next summer. The service costs a steep $400 a month, but …

The Best Apps For People Who Don't Like Spending Money

Whatever you use — debit card, ApplePay, Bitcoin — one way or another, you’re really just giving up cold, hard cash. And with an average personal …

Microsoft Xbox One review: Much improved, the Xbox One has hit its stride - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Microsoft's Xbox One offers impressive graphics and a solid list of exclusive 2015 titles. The Microsoft console currently edges ahead of the PS4 with a better selection of media apps. The console's fall-2015 dashboard update is a noticeable improvement. The console has backward …

Xbox

Idris Elba interview: Marvel movies are 'torture'

Idris Elba on how Nelson Mandela inspired him to record an album, annoying fans, and his secret role in the Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron<p>It’s the morning after the night before. To be more precise, it’s the afternoon after the morning before. Idris Elba began his DJ set around 3am; the party, it …

Ram 700 by Fiat may be the small truck we've been waiting for

It seems like auto buyers throughout the whole world outside of the United States and Canada have a plethora of small pickups to choose from to fit their needs. In fact, there's one just south of the border that might be perfect for many American consumers – the 2015 Ram 700.<p>The little, …

How a ‘Sign From God’ Led Martin Luther to Spark a Revolution That Forever Transformed the Christian Faith

It’s been 497 years since Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” to the door of All Saints’ Church in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany — an act that had sweeping and everlasting ramifications for the Christian faith.<p>Dr. William Edgar, professor of apologetics at Westminster Theological …

Tim and Eric Switch On Jeff Goldblum's Weird in Lightbulb Commercial

Jeff Goldblum has found the role he was born to play: famous person Terry Quattro.<p>In this advertisement for GE Link lighting solutions, the …

How ISIS Became The Richest Terrorist Group In The World

“They are looking towards a long-term economic model."<p>IRBIL, Iraq — Muhammed Jamal can understand why many want to join ISIS.<p>"You get paid the most, you have the most weapons, you are with the most powerful group," said Jamal, who as a Sunni Iraqi would have little trouble joining up with the …

Jay Leno Tests New Carbon Fiber Wheels: Video

Follow Antony<p>Once the preserve of race cars, you can now get carbon fiber on everything from dashboard trim to key fobs. But its light weight gives …

Adam Savage Has the Coolest Man Cave, Period

Inventor, prop builder, and Mythbuster Adam Savage has the world's most kick-ass man cave/workshop. Take a tour in this new video, just prepare for the envy to consume you.<p>If you've ever watched <i>Mythbusters</i>, you'll know Adam Savage as the zany counterpoint to Jamie Hyneman's stoic mustache. The guy …

Man Caves

John Steinbeck On Why 'Camping Is For The Birds'

In the May 1967 issue of Popular Science, John Steinbeck argued that "the American passion for moving about in motorized caravans... results in little permanent damage beyond divorce and bankruptcy."<p><i>Earlier this month, we published John Steinbeck's 1966 letter to the editor of</i> Popular Science_, in …

RVs

Beat By Dre: The Exclusive Inside Story of How Monster Lost the World

There's never been anything like Beats By Dre. The bulky rainbow headphones are a gaudy staple of malls, planes, clubs, and sidewalks everywhere: as …

The rise and fall of America’s climate deniers: How politics hijacked the fight against global warming

<b>(Volodymyr Goinyk via Shutterstock/Reuters/Larry Downing/Chris Keane/Salon)</b><p>Partisan rhetoric has stymied real action on climate change, but there’s still hope, says philosopher Dale Jamieson<p>Lindsay Abrams<p>April 26, 2014 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Dale Jamieson, a professor of environmental studies and philosophy …

Articles about suburban sprawl photographed above on Dwell.com - Dwell

Christoph Gielen's aerial photography reveals the patterns created by suburban development.<p>It’s become an all-too-familiar scenario all across America: A city’s downtown, once a thriving place to live and work, has...<p>When an urban expat couple decided to build the suburban house they wanted rather …

Architecture

Road Trip: Route 66

Get your kicks on Route 66 and experience the ultimate all-American road trip from Illinois to California.<p>They say driving Route 66, the iconic 2,400-mile road connecting Chicago with Santa Monica, sneaks us into a bygone America, an era of neon signs and mom-and-pop diners. This waits for us, just …

ShopRunner: Amazon Prime fee hike will 'drive' away customers

Amazon rival ShopRunner is hoping to lure away Amazon Prime members by throwing a few barbs at the Internet retail giant and offering its own subscription service for free.<p>Following Amazon's announcement of a fee increase for Prime on Thursday, ShopRunner, which offers a two-day free shipping …

A tour of the Petronas Towers of Kuala Lumpur

The iconic Petronas Towers dominate the Kuala Lumpur skyline, becoming, as many great buildings do, a symbol of the city.<p>On a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur, I was able to get tickets up to the top (not a given as they do sell out).<p>Metal and glass and a bridge, after the jump.<p>I didn't know what to …

Google Maps cruises the rapids of the Colorado River

Rafting down the rapids of the Colorado River and gazing up at the walls of the Grand Canyon is not something many people get to do. But now Google Maps is sharing the experience with the masses.<p>On Thursday, the Web giant released its newest Street View Trek, which navigates "America's most …