Forget lap times; this car control class makes teen drivers safer

Enlarge (credit: Aurich / Getty) WALDORF, Md.—To a casual observer, Regency Furniture Stadium, home of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball team, probably looked like it was playing host to a weekend autocross. There were cones set up in the empty lot as I pulled in and some interesting cars to park alongside, many displaying […]

Laika: Forget historic tragedy, this first space dog saves alien planets

Trailer for Laika The story of Laika—the first pup launched into space—has been documented everywhere from Ars Technica to Arcade Fire songs. This decidedly tragic tale starts with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev wanting to press his country’s perceived space advantage over the United States after the USSR’s Sputnik had beaten US efforts into the heavens […]

Forget the British Diver, Here’s Real Trouble – SEC Hits Elon Musk With Fraud Suit

Documents filed in a Manhattan federal court Thursday reveal the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is suing Tesla CEO Elon Musk for fraud. The SEC opened an investigation into Musk after the CEO fatefully tweeted his intent to take the company private. “Funding secured,” Musk wrote in the August 7th tweet. The go-private plan quickly […]

Pokemon Go Community Day time set for shiny Chikorita, but don’t forget Mewtwo

Trainers have a chance at catching a brand new shiny Pokemon for their collection today. The Pokemon Go Community Day will include a lot of Chikoritas spawning at set times around the globe. And those set Pokemon Go launch times have been confirmed by Niantic for each region around the world. The September event will […]

Forget Milan. African Fashion Is Taking Over the World.

OZY’s new TV show, Breaking Big, explores the secrets to success.OZY’s new TV show, Breaking Big, explores the secrets to success. Click to find out more. Neither of the co-founders of the luxury African e-commerce company OXOSI came at it from a fashion background. They started the online retailer out of a shared appreciation for […]

Let’s Not Forget Where the Fuel Economy Rollback Leaves Oil Companies

The Trump administration’s ongoing endeavor to replace existing fuel economy mandates with something easier on automakers is a hot topic, but the issue has more angles than a rhombicosidodecahedron. One that took a backseat during much of our coverage is where the oil industry fits into all of this. We figured it was pretty obvious because, […]

QOTD: Forget Newsletters – Which Automaker Would You Subscribe to?

Newsletters, podcasts, streaming music services — our quest for consumption and thirst for variety knows no bounds. But lately, automakers have taken to experimenting with the same business model. A range of cars, plus insurance coverage, for a fixed monthly price. Sounds intriguing, if the price is right. Cadillac’s doing it. Bimmer, too. And so is […]

Forget Learning How to Multitask: Boost Productivity 10X More with Focus

There’s a dark side to the conveniences of the Digital Age. With smartphones that function like handheld computers, it has become increasingly difficult to leave our work behind. Sometimes it seems like we’re expected to be accessible 24/7. How often are you ever focused on just one thing? Most of us try to meet these […]