The McLaren 600LT Spider: A lighter, more focused track supercar

Enlarge (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Although we make every effort to cover our own travel costs, in this case McLaren flew us to Phoenix to drive the 600LT (and the 720S Spider; more on that next week) and provided two nights in a hotel. I’ll admit it: I wasn’t sure if I was going to like […]

Asian and European stocks rally to track dramatic late-day rebound in US markets

Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach Asian shares jumped and European stocks soared, capping a tumultuous week of holiday trading in global stock markets. European indexes have been battered more than the US this year, with worries about trade, Italy’s budget crisis, and rising interest rates weighing on sentiment. The Euro Stoxx 50 and most major regional […]

Netflix is on track for its lowest close since January (NFLX)

Hector Vivas/Latin Content/Getty Images Netflix shares were hit hard for a third straught session Friday, and on track for their lowest close since January. The selling has come amid broader stock-market weakness, with the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index losing 6.4% since Wednesday, when the social-media network Facebook was sued by Washington, DC. Netflix has tanked […]

Verizon/AOL helped advertisers track kids online, must now pay $5M fine

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Westend61) Verizon-owned AOL helped advertisers track children online in order to serve targeted ads, in violation of a federal children’s privacy law, and has agreed to pay a fine of $ 4.95 million, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced today. “The Attorney General’s Office found that AOL conducted billions […]

Google Maps keeps track of your conversations with local businesses

Last year, Google began rolling out a feature that let users message businesses through their Google profiles. Now, it’s integrating that feature into Google Maps. Any messages you’ve sent to businesses through their Google profiles will now be accessible in Maps for iOS and Android. Just tap the menu button, and then “Messages,” and you’ll […]

Tesla’s Model 3 gets quicker cornering with ‘Track Mode’

Tesla has just made your Model 3 Performance EV a helluva lot more fun with the launch of Track Mode. The software shuts down all the traction control protection that normally prevents wheel slip in order to keep your car between the scenery. With that turned off, the dual electric motors are repurposed to improve […]

‘Halloween’ On Track to Become Biggest R-Rated Horror Hit After ‘It,’ ‘A Star is Born’ Rises Over ‘Venom’

Halloween may have shattered box office records for slasher films, but the Gordon Green sequel is set to slash even more records as the numbers from this weekend roll in. The Halloween box office continues to have a strong showing in its second weekend, maintaining the No. 1 spot, while A Star is Born begins to rise […]

Hyperloop startup says construction on Abu Dhabi track will commence in Q3 2019

Enlarge / The Landmark skyscraper, center, stands on the city skyline beside a waterway in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, May 30, 2016. (credit: Alex Atack/Bloomberg via Getty Images) This week, startup Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (otherwise known as HyperloopTT) announced that it would start building a commercial Hyperloop track as well as an […]

The scariest parts of the new climate change report: The goals the world set are inadequate, and the track we’re on is disastrous

NASA The world will see catastrophic effects of climate change if temperatures climb to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial levels, according to a new report. These effects include extreme heatwaves, severe droughts, the death of coral reefs, mass extinctions, sea-level rise, and more. We’re on track to hit that 1.5-degree temperature rise by 2040. If […]