Daytona Rising: From Aging Track to Hi-Tech Motorsports Mecca

Daytona International Speedway is undergoing its first major renovation in 55 years. Its first ever, really. On a recent visit, we found out just how far 40 million tons of steel, miles of fiber, and an eye towards the future will take an aging behemoth—one that can swallow 14 football stadiums whole. » 8/22/14 12:47pm 8/22/14 12:47pm

The Jet Engine Truck That Exploded at Daytona

Last night, Juan Pablo Montoya lost control of his race car at the Daytona 500 and crashed into a pickup truck with a jet engine and 200 gallons of jet fuel, igniting the track in a superheated mess. But why the hell was there a helicopter engine strapped to a truck in the middle of a race? » 2/28/12 2:20pm 2/28/12 2:20pm

BlackBerry 8300 Skimps on Wi-Fi and 3G

Our love affair with RIM's forthcoming 8300 has come to an end today as the Boy Genius warns us the phone lacks Wi-Fi, video capturing capabilities, and 3G. Despite those setbacks, BG likes the phone's thinner, smaller design (think Pearl meets 8800), but we can't help but feel a little slighted. Say it ain't so,… » 3/12/07 11:49am 3/12/07 11:49am

BlackBerry 8300 Caught on Video

The same folks that bought us those leaked images of the BlackBerry 8300 (Daytona) are now bringing us the first video of the handheld. Granted, it only shows you the demo clip that comes loaded on the device (which is the same video that comes with the 8800), but it's further proof that RIM's got something extra… » 3/07/07 8:48am 3/07/07 8:48am

BlackBerry 8300 Leaked?

The BlackBerry 8800 has barely gotten its feet out the door yet already there's news of a new BlackBerry prototype codenamed Daytona. Unlike the business-oriented 8800, the 8300 will be multimedia friendly and sport a 2-megapixel lens with flash (zoom will be controlled via the handheld's pearl "button"). Also… » 3/05/07 8:05am 3/05/07 8:05am