Feds Are Spying on Millions of Cars With License Plate Readers

We've known for a long time that federal authorities have a lot of license plate readers at their disposal, some of which they surely use for nefarious purposes. However, new details have emerged that show exactly how nefarious those purposes are. Does secretly spying on millions of Americans and seizing property… » 1/27/15 10:40am Yesterday 10:40am

Tim Burton-era Batmobile Model Features Pop-up RC Machine Guns

At first you'll probably be a little disappointed to learn that this incredibly-detailed 29-inch long model of the Batmobile used in the Tim Burton-era Batman films isn't fully remote control—you can't drive or steer it. But while it sits there looking beautiful, you can remotely deploy its pop-up machine guns, blast… » 12/29/14 9:02am 12/29/14 9:02am

Being inside a Porsche engine factory is like being inside a Transformer

This video is fascinating because it let's us pretend to be a fly on the wall of a Porsche 911 engine assembly line. There's no annoying soundtrack, no voiceover explaining what's happening, we're just seeing humans and machines teaming up to create beautiful, powerful engines that purr the best cars. » 12/23/14 10:21pm 12/23/14 10:21pm

This Jet-Powered Race Car Nearly Won the Indy 500

While electric race cars and superbikes are all the rage these days, these wheeled power plants are hardly the first revolutionary engine technology. Why, back in 1967, one racing team blew more than a few minds when they dropped a genuine jet engine into their car and nearly drove it to victory at the Indianapolis… » 12/02/14 11:40am 12/02/14 11:40am

Chrysler's Using Oculus Rift To Put You Inside a Car As It's Built

It seems a test drive just isn't enough to sell customers on a new car these days. So to help promote the new Chrysler 200, the automaker partnered with Wieden+Kennedy Portland, Stopp, and MPC Creative to produce an Oculus Rift virtual reality experience that gives buyers not only a tour of the car, but the process of… » 11/25/14 9:35am 11/25/14 9:35am

Is It Really Possible To Trick Waze To Keep Traffic Off Your Street?

Anyone who has used Waze to navigate a soul-crushing commute in Los Angeles can see just how the community-driven navigation app works: On any given night, the app might direct hundreds of cars down an obscure street to avoid an accident or gridlock nearby. Now, residents of quiet neighborhoods are pissed at Waze, and… » 11/18/14 4:42pm 11/18/14 4:42pm

Eraser Racers Fix Mistakes Faster Than You Can Make Them

Deep down we all know we're learning important things for when we're older, but that doesn't make school any less boring. And since most teachers maintain a strict 'no toys' policy, kids have to find other clever ways to make it through a school day—such as innocent-looking pair of erasers that are actually pullback… » 11/13/14 3:28pm 11/13/14 3:28pm