General Motors’ Defense Division Up and Running, Hires Army Veteran as President

Last year, news broke that General Motors was getting back into the defense business. The automaker had a slick new military fuel-cell concept and was in the process of setting up GM Defense LLC in Washington, D.C. It’s now one year later and the automaker has appointed retired Maj. Gen. John Charlton as the subsidiary’s new president. […]

New Balance’s new cold-weather running jacket is inspired by the Mylar blankets marathon runners use to stay warm — here’s how it works

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. New Balance Drawing inspiration from silver Mylar blankets used by marathon runners, the New Balance Radiant Heat Bonded Collection reflects body heat to keep runners warm in cold weather. In […]

A Jogger who was attacked while out running and stumbled into a restaurant bleeding has died from her stab wounds

ABC 7 Wendy Martinez, 35, of Northwest Washington, was stabbed in what police say was a random attack as she jogged through DC’s Logan Circle on Tuesday.  Surveillance footage shows Martinez staggering into a Chinese restaurant pleading for help before collapsing. Police released a video on Wednesday showing the suspect walking on a nearby road […]

Court bans Brazil’s ex-President Lula, convicted of corruption, from running for office again

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has his presidential bid stalled after the Latin American country’s top electoral court ruled on Friday the veteran politician is ineligible to run due to his corruption conviction. Four judges out of a seven-member panel denied Lula the right to stand for the election following a tedious […]

Silent Running: Ford Sought Exception on Federal Noise Requirements for Hybrid Cars, EVs

One of the benefits touted by early electric car advocates was a reduction in noise pollution stemming from automobiles. Electric motors have the potential to run far quieter than their internal combustion rivals, which could result in softer-sounding roadways. The U.S. Department of Transportation started seriously worrying about the safety implications of silent-running vehicles back in […]

Running Windows 95 in an “app” is a dumb stunt that makes a good point

Enlarge (credit: Felix Rieseberg) A silly new app has been doing the rounds this week: Windows 95 as a standalone application. Running on Windows, macOS, and Linux, the Windows 95 “app” combines Electron (a framework for building desktop applications using JavaScript and other Web technology) with an existing x86 emulator written in JavaScript. The emulator […]

The sweet spot for boosting creativity during running could be a medium-paced jog — but where you exercise also counts

Ivanko80 / Shutterstock Running can help us spark creativity and come up with new ideas. But there is such a thing as over-exercising. The ideal duration and distance for a run is hard to define. It depends on many factors, including how fit you are, and even how fit you think you are. To achieve […]