US Senators ask India’s PM to rethink strict data localization plans

Starting on October 15th, global payment giants such as Mastercard, Visa and AMEX would have to store transactions that occurred in India on servers physically located within the country. That's the deadline the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) gave them,…

This Is What Happens When a Drag Racer’s Parachutes Fail

Just in case you’re skeptical about just how much work a drag racer’s parachutes do to slow down a speeding car, here’s an excellent demonstration. Even though they’re not making that hot caliper-on-rotor contact of the brakes, a car’s drag chutes are incredibly important, as you can see right here on Pro Mod racer…

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Chevy Once Used the Power of Cat Videos to Sell Corvairs

The modern internet as we know it can best be thought of as a sophisticated global distribution system for cat videos and pornography, with some sideline abilities to order products and receive electro-encoded letters. The human desire to control emotions via recording cat actions on film, however, pre-dates the…

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Netflix’s ‘BoJack Horseman’ is coming to international TV networks

At this rate, BoJack Horseman is so ubiquitous that it might be harder to avoid the Netflix show than to watch it. Hot on the heels of the Comedy Central deal, Variety has learned that Lionsgate's Debmar-Mercury has secured the rights to sell the fi…

It’s Time For Another Taillight Quiz!

Hey pals! You know what we haven’t done in a while? Not that, I made some promises to people about that. I’m talking about having a good, honest, tricky-but-fair taillight identification quiz! This is how you spend a Sunday afternoon, people. Not glumly riding out the clock on the weekend, watching depressing Dr.Who…

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‘Fortnite’ creator Epic Games sues YouTuber for selling cheats

Epic Games is no stranger to suing Fortnite cheaters, but now it's aiming at a particularly high-profile target. The developer has filed a lawsuit against YouTube personality Brandon Lucas (aka "Golden Modz") and his frequent partner Colton Conter (…

This May Be The Sistine Chapel of Idiotic Driving Dashcam Videos

Now, I’m not even going to pretend this is particularly timely, or even something I discovered on my own. Because it isn’t, and I didn’t. But it’s something so achingly pure and beautiful I nevertheless felt compelled to share it with you: the greatest, most concentrated collection of driver idiocy ever recorded on…

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Take A Moment To Appreciate The Bonkers Face of the 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT

So much of a car’s character can be determined by its face, the arrangement and styling of lights and grilles and sheet metal and bumpers that give a car its identity. The 1970 Mercury Cyclone GT deserves your attention, because there’s never really been a car face quite like this one, and, since we now care about not…

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The best Internet security: Layers of protection and good habits

By Kevin Purdy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog here. After interviewing infor…

Lamborghini Wins First IMSA GTD Title at Petit Le Mans

Lamborghini finally clenched their first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class championship during the grueling 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans race yesterday. The number 48 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 battled for the title with its closest rival, the number 86 Acura NSX.

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