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Volkswagen GTI Roadster is a Golf gone wild

Worthersee has never been home to the gentlest outpouring of subtlety, but even by its standards this is something different: it's a Volkswagen Golf GTI that's quicker than a Ferrari FF.<p>You saw it last week as a teaser, now here's the real thing. It's Volkswagen's take on Gran Turismo's “Vision GT” …

Automotive Design

2.8-Second Tesla Killer - Goin' With the Flow - Technologue

Amid all the supercars unveiled at this year’s Geneva show was a gigantic 5100-pound, 912-hp AWD, four-seat gullwing EV hailing from the pocket country of Liechtenstein. It promised a 0-62-mph time of 2.8 seconds and a range of up to 372 miles, which sounded too good to be true — especially when …

Spain smashes cell suspected of sending militants abroad

Spanish police have detained six militants suspected of recruiting fighters for Mali and Libya, according to the interior ministry.<p>The arrests took place in the enclave of Melilla, one of two Spanish cities in mainland Africa that shares a border with Morocco.<p>One Spanish militant who had been to …

You will know this turbo Mustang V6 by its trail of smoke

Built for one job: liquifying tires in Australia.<p>Burnout competitions are wildly popular in Australia. It doesn't take a genius to figure out why: Just watch this turbocharged V6 Mustang spend 75 seconds straight bouncing off the rev limiter and emitting an immense amount of smoke. You can't see …

Porn star Nikki Benz to run against Rob Ford in Toronto mayoral elections

Canadian porn star Nikki Benz has formally announced her plans to run against scandal-ridden Toronto mayor Rob Ford in the October mayoral …

Angry Supercar Hater Throws Rocks At Lamborghini Aventador: Video

This is one of those moments of intolerance the world could really do without.<p>The scene: A Lamborghini Aventador runs through the revs, but appears …

City Politics

TrueCrypt, An Open-Source Whole-Disk Encryption System, Leaves Users High And Dry

Users of TrueCrypt, the open-source whole-disk encryption solution for Windows and Mac, should probably find something else ASAP. Ostensibly attributed to Microsoft’s decision to stop supporting Windows XP, the app and website have been pulled from the Internet leaving thousands of users in a lurch.<p>…

Rogue General Vows to Rid Libya of Terrorists, Hold Elections

A man who once tried and failed to topple Moammar Gadhafi in the mid-1980s has returned to the scene as Libya struggles to free itself of largely Islamic militias and bring its energy industry back to life.<p>Gen. Khalifa Haftar says he's just the man for the new job at hand. The self-declared leader …

Africa

Google Gets a Philosopher to Decide Who Gets "Forgotten"

What would Plato do?<p>That's the question on the lips of the major search engines as they rush to respond to the European Court of Justice's recent "right to be forgotten" ruling. Google has announced that they are now accepting requests from Europeans to take down links to unflattering or …

GM Watching Google's Autonomous-Car Project with a Wary Eye

Google’s adorable self-driving cars made news this week, and they apparently have one of the world’s largest automakers on guard.<p>“Anybody can do anything with enough time and money,” said Mark Reuss, General Motors’ head of product development, as quoted by <i>Bloomberg</i>. “If they set their mind to it,” …

Ford Licensing Inflatable Seat Belt to Broaden Use

Automakers are always trying to make their cars safer, but Ford is going the extra mile by trying to make even its competitors’ cars safer. The Detroit-based automaker has announced that it’s licensing its patented inflatable seat belt technology to other companies and industries in an effort to …

Car Salesman Confidential: How To Complain To A Dealership

You might look at that headline and think, “What does he mean by that? Everybody knows how to complain.” The truth is, they don’t. There is a right way to complain and a wrong way — and most of the time, people don’t complain the right way. And by “the right way,” I mean in a way that produces the …

Quantum Teleportation Feat Brings Ultrafast Computer Networks Step Closer To Reality

No one's getting beamed up anytime soon, but teleportation may have taken a big step closer to reality.<p>Researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands say they have succeeded in accurately transferring information from one quantum bit to another quantum bit located 3 meters away -- …

Ford Issues Massive Recall For Escape, Explorer, Mariner

Ford Taurus, and Nissan Rogue Also Recalled<p>Ford and Nissan have all issued a handful of recalls the last couple days for a variety of problems. Ford is recalling over 900,000 2008-2011 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner CUVs, and 195,000 2011-2013 Ford Explorer crossovers for steering issues, as well …

Stanford Responds to Snapchat CEO's Emails: We're 'Positively Ashamed'

Stanford University, alma mater to many famous tech minds, is none too pleased with Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel at the moment.<p>Spiegel, a former …

Twitter abandons one of humanity's most widely used fonts

The next time you visit Twitter.com things may look a little different, now that the site is rolling out a new font. After years of using Helvetica Neue, it's switching to the Gotham typeface. Already, design and typography fans are expressing dismay at the switch, although if you're still reading …

South Korean missionary sentenced to life of hard labour by North Korea

North Korea has sentenced a South Korean Baptist missionary to hard labour for life for allegedly spying and trying to set up underground churches.<p>He is the latest in a string of missionaries to run into trouble in the rigidly controlled north.<p>North Korean state media said the missionary was tried …

German spies want $400M to play catch-up with the NSA

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / compujeramey<p>Ah, Germany: the home of data protection law; a bastion for the privacy-minded in these crazy …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

Valeant boosts $53.8 billion Allergan bid as Ackman opts for stock | Reuters

(Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc said on Friday it would boost its takeover bid for Botox-maker Allergan Inc for the second time this week, contingent on the two sides negotiating.<p>The head offices of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. are seen in Laval, Quebec May 20, …

Los Angeles sues JPMorgan, alleges discriminatory lending | Reuters

(Reuters) - The City of Los Angeles has sued JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N), accusing the largest U.S. bank of engaging in discriminatory mortgage lending practices that drove up foreclosures among minority borrowers.<p>A sign outside the headquarters of JP Morgan Chase & Co in New York, September 19, …

Oregon governor seeks lawsuit over health exchange website debacle | Reuters

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Oregon’s Democratic governor wants the state’s attorney general to sue the technology vendor that developed the embattled Cover Oregon website to recover payments, while officials from Oracle said on Friday any claims were unfounded.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama attends a …

David Ortiz rips David Price for HBP

BOSTON -- David Ortiz, outraged that David Price hit him Friday night with a 94 mph fastball on the first pitch the lefty threw to the Red Sox …

Baseball

Mexico arrests businessman linked to Citigroup fraud case

Mexican prosecutors have filed fraud charges against a businessman linked to a $400 million loss at Citigroup's Mexican bank subsidiary.<p>Citigroup subsidiary Banamex recently fired 11 employees for not following proper procedures in dealing with the Oceanografia oil services company formerly headed …