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‘The 2014 Acura MDX Is A Modern Day Xover’

This is not a joke. Instead of writing crossover, MotorWeek wrote ‘xover.’ This’ll be a good one.

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Use Group Policy Editor to Run Scripts When Shutting Down Your PC

Use Group Policy Editor to Run Scripts When Shutting Down Your PC

Windows: To automate some routine tasks that nobody likes doing during the day, you can use Group Policy Editor to make your PC run a script when you shut it down or log off a user account.

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This image isn’t a 3D game but America’s newest stealth machine

This image isn't a 3D game but America's newest stealth machine

It’s so futuristic and perfect that it seems unreal, but this is a photo of the first production model of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II—America’s newest stealth machine of destruction—with its weapons bay open. Shiny death on two wings.

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This image isn’t a 3D game but America’s newest stealth death machine

This image isn't a 3D game but America's newest stealth death machine

It’s so futuristic and perfect that it seems unreal, but this is a photo of the first production model of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II—America’s newest stealth machine of destruction—with its weapons bay open. Shiny death on two wings.

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What Would You Give For A Proper Small Pickup?

What Would You Give For A Proper Small Pickup?

Today we learned that for the past 50 years, the United States government has been stifling the American pickup market with the Chicken Tax. What would you give to get a proper small truck?

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Just a great shot of the Banks Turbo Pike’s Peak Freightliner bursting through the chewy fog to find

Just a great shot of the Banks Turbo Pike’s Peak Freightliner bursting through the chewy fog to find the jester-like checkered flag man. That’s all, enjoy.

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Is Ferrari Going Back To Le Mans?

Is Ferrari Going Back To Le Mans?

Today has been a day of rumors, and this one is a dooooozy. Auto Motor und Sport is reporting that Ferrari is looking into a return to Le Mans. And if that’s true, holy crap. We could be entering another golden age of sports car racing.

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NSA director addresses Black Hat, says there have been “zero abuses” of data

NSA Director General Keith Alexander.

LAS VEGAS—At the Black Hat security conference today, National Security Agency (NSA) Director Keith Alexander defended the NSA’s data collection programs and described at a high level what data is collected and how it’s used.

His presentation covered two programs, both revealed by Edward Snowden: telephone metadata collection and a program of collecting from the computer industry data relating to foreign nationals, of which PRISM is a component. According to Alexander, the phone metadata collection, authorized under FISA section 215, was both limited and tightly controlled. The NSA collects only the time and date of a call, the phone numbers involved in a call, the duration of a call, and the service provider that captured the information. Notably, he said that names, address information, and location information were not captured. Nor was any conversation data collected, such as the contents of voice calls or text messages.

While this data was collected, Alexander said that access to the information was tightly restricted. Free-for-all queries weren’t permitted. Instead, numbers had to be individually approved by one of 22 people at the NSA, and only 35 analysts within the agency were authorized to run queries on those numbers. In 2012, he said that fewer than 300 numbers were added to the list.

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Give Your Desktop a Bird’s Eye View with These Wallpapers

Give Your Desktop a Bird's Eye View with These Wallpapers

In a way, you desktop serves as a birds eye view of the important stuff on your computer. Why not continue that metaphor with an awesome aerial image?

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Scion FR-S Vs. Ford Focus ST: Which To Buy?

Scion FR-S Vs. Ford Focus ST: Which To Buy?Car Wars is where we pit some of today’s hottest cars against each other and then, in a commenting fight to the death, decide which one we’d buy. Today we have two of the most popular budget performance cars on the market.

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