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Get a New Perspective on Used Car Prices by Considering Inflation

As ’80s and ’90s cars become more commonly accepted as “classics” and the prices of desirable vehicles appear to rise, a lot of us might be thinking about cars we had back the day and if we should have held on to them. Well, plug some of your old car purchases into an inflation calculator. The results can be…

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I Love Everything About This VW Bug Built for Overland Adventures

“This thing probably weighs about 3,000 pounds” says overland VW Bug builder Jamie Wiseman. That’s over 1,000 pounds porkier than a standard 1967 Beetle, and it looks like every ounce has gone to making this one extra excellent.

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Recommended Reading: How technology is changing entertainment


The future of entertainment
Rolling Stone Whether it's music, movies or television, technology is rapidly changing the ways we experience entertainment. Rolling Stone offers a look at a number of ways things like AI, social media and more are alte…

BMW Driver Redeemed Himself After This Embarrassing Formula E Start

BMW Andretti driver Antonio Felix da Costa won today’s Formula E race in Saudi Arabia, so his friends and teammates don’t have to feel guilty about ribbing him over this screwy parking job at the pole position.

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What we’re watching: Best of 2018

With 2019 just around the corner, we're ready to look back and pick a few favorites from the flood of TV shows that arrived in 2018. Senior Editor Kris Naudus explains why Netflix already has an anime series you should watch with Hi Score Girl. But f…

Looks Like Lincoln Will Bring Back Suicide Doors After All

I was just lamenting about how Lincoln has teased us with reverse-opening suicide doors on concept cars for years. Well, my pleas may actually be getting answered. Apparently the refreshed Lincoln Continental will, finally, gain the clapdoors it hasn’t had since 1969. This time they’re called “Coach Doors.”

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Saturday’s Best Deals: Anker Nebula Projectors, Speakers, Basic Apparel, and More

An Instant Pot alternative, Anker projectors, and a board game sale lead off Saturday’s best deals.

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Anker’s Four-Port Wall Charger Is a Perfect Stocking Stuffer For $15

The wall charger that came with your phone just doesn’t cut it while traveling these days. In addition to it being slow as hell, you likely have at least two or three other USB-powered devices that you’ll want to charge every night while you sleep.

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Signal app to Australia: Good luck with that crypto ban

Grafitti urging people to use Signal, a highly-enctypted messaging app, is spray-painted on a wall during a protest on February 1, 2017 in Berkeley, California.

Enlarge / Grafitti urging people to use Signal, a highly-enctypted messaging app, is spray-painted on a wall during a protest on February 1, 2017 in Berkeley, California. (credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

Signal, one of the most secure messaging apps, essentially told Australia this week that its attempts to thwart strong crypto are rather cute.

“By design, Signal does not have a record of your contacts, social graph, conversation list, location, user avatar, user profile name, group memberships, group titles, or group avatars,” Joshua Lund, a Signal developer wrote. “The end-to-end encrypted contents of every message and voice/video call are protected by keys that are entirely inaccessible to us. In most cases now we don’t even have access to who is messaging whom.”

Lund is referring to a recent law passed in Australia that will fine companies that do not comply with government demands for encrypted data up to AUS$10 million.

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