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Watch Mike Portnoy Play Classic Rock and Metal Songs Behind a Hello Kitty Drum Kit

Mike Portnoy is known for his huge drum kits. So what happens when he gets behind a setup that's not only four pieces, but a Hello Kitty kit made for …

Oculus’ New $99 Samsung Gear VR Makes Serious Virtual Reality Affordable

At half the price of its last mobile VR headset, the new $99 Oculus-made Samsung Gear VR is cheap enough to unlock virtual reality for the mainstream. Revealed today at the Oculus Connect conference, it works with the whole 2015 line of Samsung Smartphones including the Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, and S6 …

The Smiths: the making of Meat Is Murder

Band members, their closest collaborators, fellow musicians, MPs and activists on how the politics of the mid-Eighties shaped The Smiths' radical …

Jack White Explains His Drumming Technique in Dead Weather Video

Jack White and the Kills' Alison Mosshart's band the Dead Weather are preparing to release their new album <i>Dodge and Burn</i> on September 25. Today, the band have shared the first video in a four-part series detailing each member’s instrumental setup in connection to a Dead Weather single. Check it out …

Drum Fill Friday, For Sept. 4

What can I say? You caught me in a good mood and I'm feeling generous. This week's Drum Fill Friday is a lowly one out of five stars for difficulty. I'd give it zero stars, but there's one song that I admit not everyone on the planet has probably heard, though they should. I'll leave it to you to …

WeLoveFine hits the jackpot with new Spider-Verse collection

Online apparel company WeLoveFine, which debuted a Spider-Gwen collection in May, has expanded with a Spider-Verse line of clothing for men and women …

BB-8 by Sphero is every Star Wars fan's dream robot

When the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens was revealed to the world, a whole lot of people had the same thought about one of the little …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Design Flaw Examined In Teardown

It’s now become a major news story that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 can be permanently ruined by having its S Pen inserted the wrong way around. To those of us in the tech industry such a design flaw is a source of complete eye rolling. How was this allowed to happen, was it never picked up in …

This new app lets you control your Android phone from your computer

If you’ve ever gotten tired of picking up your Android phone while you’re sitting in front of your computer, well, you’re not the only one. A new Chrome app allows you to use your Android phone right from any computer that can run Chrome. It works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebooks.<p>The new Vysor …

Samsung Launches $1 Trial Program for iPhone Users

Samsung today launched a new promotion called Ultimate Test Drive, a program designed to get iPhone users to switch away from their Apple devices to Samsung ones (via <i>Engadget</i>). The Test Drive coincides with the launch of Samsung's newest devices, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+.<p>For …

Samsung Is Really Really Really Keen To Convert iPhone Owners To Its Smartphones

Got an iPhone? Got a dollar? That’s all you need if you want to take one of Samsung’s newest smartphones for a thirty day, “no obligation” spin. (That’s assuming that you live in the U.S.)<p>The Korean phone maker, which continues to see its growth slip as Android smartphones themselves suffer a …

Give the drummer some — Travis Barker starts residency at Hyde

The backbone, the foundation, the rhythm that keeps all others on beat—the drummer is to the band what the sole is to the feet. So often they’re left …

Photographer Uses iPhone to Playfully Merge Pop Culture Characters with Real Life

Photographer Franois Dourlen fuses fictional characters from pop culture with the real world in an ongoing photo series. Using only his iPhone, the artist superimposes beloved characters into existing scenarios. His clever, implied interactions allow the viewer to tap into their own imaginations …

A Japanese Island Overrun by Hundreds of Stray Cats

In 2014, a documentary film crew set off to Tashirojima, better known as Cat Island, on the northern coast of Japan to capture the strangely surreal life there. While the human population stands at only about 100, the cats number in the several hundreds. (Some say it could be as high as 800.) The …

Yes! Honda Finally Bringing Civic Type-R To America

Standard Hatch Models Confirmed, Too.<p>Pulling the sheet off of one of the only concepts at this year’s New York auto show wasn’t enough for Honda. The company went on to promise not only an all-new and greatly improved Civic for the masses, but also the radical Civic Type-R for the U.S. Market.<p>With …

Ford Focus RS "Drift Mode" explained

You're not Ken Block, but this makes it easier to play pretend.<p>The Geneva auto show brought confirmation that the new Ford Focus RS will feature what the company is calling 'drift mode'. This immediately triggered thoughts of wannabe Hoonigans wrapping their cars, and possibly themselves, around …

2015 Honda Civic Type R destroys Nürburgring record

This preproduction 2015 Civic Type R is identical to the street car. Watch it lap the 'Ring in a FWD record-setting 7:50.<p>Ready to have your preconceptions about front-wheel-drive blown right out of your skull? Honda just released video of a 2015 Civic Type R prototype lapping the Nurburgring in …

Breathtaking Frozen Bubbles Look Like Elegant Glass Ornaments

Each winter, when the temperature dips into the negatives, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly takes advantage of the frigid weather and blows bubbles that freeze and form beautiful patches of ice crystals. The breathtaking results, which she photographs for her series <i>Life in a Bubble</i>, look …

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …