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Watch How Well a Wheel Made of 10,000 Sheets of Paper Holds up to Drifting

In his endless quest to discover how regular household items combine with crappy Russian automobiles, Vlad from Garage 54 ENG just made a wheel out of 10,000 sheets of standard A4 printer paper and a whole lot of glue. He then bolted the creation to a sedan and drifted. Successfully.

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Watch a Huge Cargo Plane Do a Loop

The new Lockheed Martin LM-100J is essentially a civilian version of the C-130J Hercules already in service with militaries all over the world, from the United States to Denmark to India. But this civilian version is new, which means Lockheed Martin is trying to sell some planes. No better way to do that than with…

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Comcast admits defeat in bidding war for Fox, clearing path for Disney

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Comcast is abandoning its attempt to purchase 21st Century Fox properties, the cable company announced today.

“Comcast does not intend to pursue further the acquisition of the 21st Century Fox assets,” Comcast said in a statement.

That doesn’t mean Comcast is done trying to buy media properties, however. Comcast’s statement said that it will focus on its attempt to purchase Sky, a British media and pay-TV company. Comcast last week raised its bid for Sky, topping a previous offer made by 21st Century Fox.

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MacBook Pro document confirms ‘anti-debris’ keyboard redesign

When iFixit tore down the new MacBook Pros, it found silicone barriers protecting keyboard switches. While Apple claimed these were to make the keyboards quieter, others suspected that the membranes were a way for Apple to fix its troublesome keyboar…

YouTube begins embracing the hashtag

When you visit YouTube on Android or the web, you might come across something you probably associate more with Twitter or Facebook: hashtags. The video platform now allows uploaders to add hashtags to their descriptions and video titles to make it ea…

At $19,900, Might You Say G’Day to This 1990 Holden Commodore Maloo Ute?

Holden Caulfield is a literary character that you probably wouldn’t want to hang out with, as honestly, he’s kind of a dick. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Commodore, on the other hand, is a Holden you might not mind getting to know, That is, if this Maloo is worth the Moolah.

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DARPA’s insect-sized SHRIMP robots could aid disaster relief

DARPA's efforts to propel military technology forward often manifest in a diverse fashion, spanning everything from drone submarine development to a biostasis program that aims to buy more time to rescue soldiers on the battlefield. The SHRIMP progra…

Facebook will prioritize removing fake news that incites violence

During a recent congressional hearing, Facebook showed that its policies could use a bit of work when it comes to addressing posts threatening violence. Now, the tech giant has finally taken steps to combat that particular issue, announcing a policy…

NYC bill could force Airbnb to turn over its host’s info

The New York City Council voted in support of regulation that would force Airbnb, HomeAway and other short-term rental services to hand over about hosts using their sites. State law already prohibits rentals of most apartments for less than 30 days u…

Terrafugia’s first flying car should finally go on sale in 2019

Terrafugia's Transition flying car has been in development purgatory for years, but it's finally here… almost. The company has announced that the first production models of the Transition will go on sale sometime in 2019. While that does sound like…