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Alan Watts: What do you desire?

T-Pain: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

NPR

Khrushchev Visits IBM: A Strange Tale of Silicon Valley History

When the world’s most famous Communist saw one of the West’s greatest capitalist enterprises, he found much to admire–in its food.<p>In September of 1959, Nikita Khrushchev, the premier of the Soviet Union and first secretary of its Communist Party, spent 12 days touring the United States. The …

Average Heel Heights Across The U.S.

The only sane women in the United States live in Nebraska, Kansas, and Maine. How do I know? These are the states where women buy the shortest heels–under 1.97 inches on average.<p>The rest of you are totally crazy. Big data doesn’t lie.<p>The rest of you are totally crazy. It’s true. Big data doesn’t …

50 Recipe Projects to Tackle This Weekend

Epic moussaka, layers of lasagna, tamales, soup dumplings, and more recipes that are worth the work.<p>Are you counting down to the weekend and/or a nice long break from work? You're probably planning on going to a museum, cleaning your house, or catching up on your favorite TV shows. But why not …

Cooking

Rockin' Out at the MTV EMAs

The Images That Moved Them Most: Photographers on America's Veterans

Corporal Brian Knight. David Guttenfelder, July 3, 2009. Helmand province, Afghanistan."In 2009, I joined the 2nd Marin<p>... VIEW MORE<p>David …

Atlas Wearables raises $1.5M for a fitness bracelet that critiques your form

Fitness trackers abound, and though there is a big market for them, wearables companies are looking for ways to stand out from the crowd.<p>Atlas Wearables has designed a fitness wristband that closely monitors the wearer’s form when doing things like pushups, curls, and squats. It compares the user’s …

Logitech Keys-To-Go Review: Finally, An iPad Keyboard I Can See Myself Using Long-Term

Logitech has been building iPad keyboards for years – they were among the first to recognize the value of doing so, in fact. But for all their experience, and various iterations of the concept of the keyboard case, the company may have got it most right with a remarkably simple design introduced …

Should Nexus users expect to see to Android updates first?

When I see people complaining because they didn’t get the first update, it’s a little bit depressing actually. A scant year ago, Nexus fans were slamming OEMs because they weren’t getting updates out fast enough. Companies were being dragged through the mud on blogs, in comments, and on social …

Android News

BlackBerry Starts Taking Preorders for $449 Classic, but It Won't Work on Sprint or Verizon

The device will start shipping in mid-December, but it is unclear how much backing it will get from U.S. carriers.<p>BlackBerry has started taking preorders for the Classic, a model that merges old-style looks with the company’s latest software.<p>The device will sell for $449 and ship in mid-December, …

Justice Department uses small planes to spy on U.S. cellphones, report says

The U.S. Justice Department has repeatedly used light aircraft to imitate cellphone towers and gather signals from thousands of phones to aid in …

Can Reddit Get Rid of the Mean and Bring in the Money? | Inc.com

After four years of dabbling in political lobbying, startup advising, podcasting, and more, Alexis Ohanian is returning to Reddit, the company he co-created to be the "front page of the Internet." And right about now Reddit could really use the homecoming.<p>Ohanian is returning full-time as executive …

Internet

Bridge and Burn is "Not a Fashion Brand" (But Your Going to Want All of Their Clothes)

Erik Powell built Bridge and Burn into a successful apparel company in Portland where the visitors to the shop can voice feedback — and see it reflected in the wares.<p>More From Shopping<p>The Best Places To Buy Plants Online<p>Williams-Sonoma Is Have A Huge Le Creuset Sale<p>Every Item In Lilly Pulitzer x …

8 Ways Designers Use Ikea

From kitchen cabinets to carpeting, even the pros like to integrate Ikea into their room designs.<p><b>1. Ikea's Brimnes bed is tucked away with a creative footboard in a 400-square-foot Brooklyn apartment.</b>Tour the 400-square-foot Brooklyn apartment by Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo of The Brooklyn …

The Complete Holiday Dinner Guide

Delicious dishes from celebrity chefs and a mixologist.<p>We invited eight chefs and a mixologist to create a festive dinner menu for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the full holiday season. With their new takes on old favorites — from Sandra Lee's pesto cheese straws to Carla Hall's sweet potato, apple, …

Scion iM Concept: A Concept in Name Only—This One's Headed to Dealers

Scion raids the Toyota bin to good effect.<p>After feebly tripping along for a few years, Scion is attempting to recapture some of its old swagger. The FR-S sports car is, from the enthusiast’s point of view, a shining light guiding an otherwise dim lineup that includes stuff like the oddball iQ …

Profit

2017 Jaguar XE Dissected: Chassis, Powertrain, Design, and More

Playing to Type: Searching for sales volume and brand credibility, Jaguar unveils the XE.<p>From the November 2014 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Jaguar does not sell many cars. This is not a criticism or a subjective evaluation, just a fact. Through the first seven months this year, Jaguar moved only 9504 …

Land Rover

The Long-Lost Original Batmobile Is Up for Sale

The 1956 Oldsmobile 88 modified by Forrest Robinson was rediscovered in 2013.<p><i>(Credit: All Photos Heritage Auctions)</i><p>The very first batmobile is for sale. This modified 1956 Oldsmobile 88 is a far cry from the Batmobile we're familiar with, but the color scheme is unmistakably Batman.<p>In 1956, DC …

2015 Subaru Outback, 2016 Audi TT, Hot Hatch Battle: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Is the Subaru Outback a tough and brawny station wagon or a lean, mean crossover? In the past we might have said wagon, but now the Outback’s changed.<p>…

Autos

Ferrari Enzo for sale, needs a little work

$870k worth of TLC and she'll be good as new.<p>Ran when parked, is what the ad essentially says. Despite a bit of an incident that left the 2250-mile 2003 Ferrari Enzo with what the auction listing estimates at $870,612 worth of damage, the engine still starts and runs fine with no visible leaks. …

Corvette's Performance Data Recorder headed to other cars, will Cadillac ATS-V be first?

For 2015, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray gained a novel piece of high-performance technology: The Performance Data Recorder. This trick system combines video from a front-mounted camera with in-car data and GPS information to help drivers record and study their lap times, complete with data …

Riversimple, the Welsh dragon that spits water vapour

A hydrogen-powered electric car under development in Wales is bringing more than just a C02-free powertrain to the table. Riversimple founder and chief engineer Hugo Spowers and his team are striving to upend the business model of making and selling – not to mention owning – cars.<p>“Disruptive …

Alternative Fuel

Ferrari to pay Fiat Chrysler $2.8 billion in spinoff

Part of Marchionne's huge money-raising plan for Fiat Chrysler<p>Fiat Chrysler is giving more details about its plans to spin off Ferrari as a separate company. <i>Automotive News</i> reports that the Italian-American auto conglomerate will seek 2.24 billion euros, or roughly $2.8 billion in cash from the …

2015 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

Stuck in the slow lane in a car named Speed.<p>Traffic, like life, moves slowly in America’s retirement capital. Maybe it’s that retirees are free of commitments, or it’s a subconscious attempt to delay the inevitable, or maybe everyone just dawdles lest they show up for dinner before the restaurant …

Automotive Design

Analyst Estimates Tesla May Have 3000 Unsold Model S Sedans

Tesla Motors is notoriously cagy about its sales numbers, though the company and CEO Elon Musk are always happy to hype up demand and wait times. That’s why a Merrill Lynch researcher’s letter to investors, estimating that Tesla may be sitting on a backlog of 3000 unsold cars, comes as such a …

Tesla

Mild Custom 1954 Buick Special Two Door

This 1954 Buick Special two door features an unspecified V8/auto trans combo and runs a new exhaust, coil, and brakes, the seller adding that it’s …