10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Mazda Furai

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Mazda Furai

1. It was a running prototype with the first ever engine designed to run on E100, aka, 100% ethanol fuel, and was faster than most cars, excluding Group C and F1, around most tracks.

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Google must stand trial for Wi-Fi data grab, appeals court rules

Google’s Street View cars collected some private Wi-Fi data in 2010, spurring investigations and an ongoing class-action lawsuit.

In 2010, Google admitted its Street View cars were collecting too much data. Instead of just getting the bare minimum data needed to map out the locations of Wi-Fi networks, the cars had—by accident, Google insisted—collected “packet” data that contained private user information. The disclosure led to government probes in both the US and Europe.

Those investigations have wound down, at least in the US, but the civil lawsuits over the issue have not gone away. The Google Wi-Fi incident happened in 2010, a point in history when Internet privacy lawsuits started getting filed at the drop of a hat. Google admitted that it had, at a minimum, made an honest mistake—and so the class-action lawyers pounced, saying that the search giant had violated federal anti-wiretapping laws.

In August 2010, the suits were consolidated in the San Jose federal court, which was closest to Google’s headquarters. Google said the case should be thrown out and that old pre-Internet telephone privacy laws don’t apply to this case. But the following year, US District Judge James Ware, who is overseeing the case, disagreed with Google’s argument and ruled that the case can go forward.

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Gizmodo Apple’s Double iPhone Day Roundup: Everything You May Have Missed | Gawker Man Wakes Up from

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Leaked Grand Theft Auto V Map Is Massive

Leaked Grand Theft Auto V Map Is Massive

The internet was hard at work at trying to piece together Grand Theft Auto V’s map based on snippets of information, like trailers. But now the mystery is over. The Los Santos map was leaked today thanks to a copy of a GTA V guide on Reddit, found by neoGAF user Pandemic. SPOILERS FOLLOW!

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Apple iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c FCC documents appear, reveal little

Apple iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c FCC documents appear, reveal little

Right on time, as Apple’s launch event finishes the FCC publishes test documents for its latest hardware. After pawing through the stack we didn’t spot any surprises for the iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s — with their wide LTE compatibility and Bluetooth 4.0 LE covered there’s little missing other than 802.11ac WiFi — or internal photos exposing the new 64-bit A7 chip. Still, there are external pics (a few are included after the break) showing some of the frequency and exposure testing endured by each phone, and enough band information for those interested to stay busy until they actually go on sale.

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Source: iPhone 5s A1453 / A1533 (FCC), iPhone 5c A1456 / A1532 (FCC)

Kimi Räikkönen Will Drive For Ferrari Next Year

Kimi Räikkönen Will Drive For Ferrari Next Year

World famous icecream eater and unimpeded shitter Kimi Räikkönen will race for Ferrari next year. This would mark a huge turnaround for Kimi and for F1 as a whole.

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‘The Cadillac XLR-V Has Performance As Sharp As Its Angular Styling’

I never understood the logic behind the Cadillac XLR. I mean, it had this great aggressive Art and Science design, but why would anyone buy it over the Corvette it was based on?

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“Ideas Transcend Definitions”

"Ideas Transcend Definitions"

“One should not be too distracted by definitions. Ideas transcend definitions.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

We get stuck waiting for permission or assuming reality fits a definition someone gave it a long time ago. We create ideas, and we make our own reality. You’re only as confined by your thoughts as you allow yourself to be.

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Opel Might Sell The Adam In America As A Buick

Opel Might Sell The Adam In America As A Buick

Remember how General Motors CEO Dan Akerson wants to tie Buick and Opel products together even more closely to maximize sales and profits for both brands? Now it looks like that could mean the Fiat 500-like Opel Adam could come to our shores as a Buick.

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How Americans Feel When Europeans Get All The Good Hot Hatches

How Americans Feel When Europeans Get All The Good Hot Hatches

I’m on a crusade to explain to car snobs living in the United States that we have probably the best car market anywhere in the world. And then this happens.

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