Undercover Cop Arrested For Attacking Range Rover In Biker Chase

Undercover Cop Arrested For Attacking Range Rover In Biker Chase

Not only was an undercover cop present at the beating of Alexian Lien at the hands (and helmets) of a number of NYC bikers, the unidentified officer apparently struck the vehicle as well. Now, he has been arrested.

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Undercover Cop Arrested For Attacking Range Rover In Biker Chase [UPDATE]

Undercover Cop Arrested For Attacking Range Rover In Biker Chase [UPDATE]

Not only was an undercover cop present at the beating of Alexian Lien at the hands (and helmets) of a number of NYC bikers, the unidentified officer apparently struck the vehicle as well. Now, he has been arrested.

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Garmin D2 delivers wrist-friendly GPS for pilots

Garmin has almost everyone covered in the watch category: runners, hikers, swimmers, even golfers have their own wrist-worn devices from the consumer GPS pioneer. Now pilots can be added to the growling list of people with their own specialty Garmin wearable. The D2 Pilot Watch includes all the …

How You Work: Automation, Personal Organization, and the 1-3-5 System

How You Work: Automation, Personal Organization, and the 1-3-5 System

Every week we showcase the productivity tips and tricks of our favorite experts and productivity heroes in our How I Work series. Now, we’re peppering our daily dose of tips with some showcases from you, our favorite readers. This week: John Leeman, rock mechanics researcher.

As always, if you want to show us how you work and maybe see it featured on Lifehacker, check out this post for more info.

A 250CC Middle Finger To The Government Shutdown

A 250CC Middle Finger To The Government Shutdown

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today we have reports from Road & Track, Forbes, and Ferrari Chat.

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The 2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible Is Pretty Much What We Expected

The 2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible Is Pretty Much What We Expected

What would a BMW coupe be without a convertible variant? Ladies and gentlemen, you know the 2014 BMW 4-Series. Now meet its roofless version. Not really surprising at all, but not bad looking, either.

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Still have to write that thank-you note? Pay a robot to do it for you

The Bond Gifts writing robot.

A robot that can mimic human handwriting has been put to work creating notes you can send from your iPhone. The cards are generated by Bond, an iOS app from a new luxury gift-giving company of the same name, and are mostly meant for corporate relations purposes. But for us, the main attraction is that Bond employs a handwriting robot.

Imitating human cursive is not as simple as printing a font. Back-of-the-envelope math suggests there’s a few hundred thousand ways that a four-letter word’s letters can connect to each other with ligatures—or not, as the case may be. The fluidity of movement required to apply human-like amounts of pressure at the right points and not create inkblots is still a relatively recent area of research in robotics.

How letters connect varies between fonts and is particularly complex, and complex to imitate, for real handwriting.

A handwriting bot still occupies about the same usefulness territory as the current generation of 3D-printers; that is, the process is sufficiently finicky and cumbersome that the average person may have an easier time just writing out a note themselves. But for those too rushed to calligraph individual cards (and affluent enough to pay someone else to do it), the Bond handwriting bot is waiting.

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Nissan’s Taxi Of Tomorrow Slammed By Manhattan Judge

Nissan's Taxi Of Tomorrow Slammed By Manhattan Judge

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled that New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission overstepped their authority when they mandated that all NYC cabs be Nissan’s NV200-based New York Taxi. After October 28, all non-hybrid cabs in New York will become illegal, so those New Yorkers better figure something out, pronto.

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Google search starts listing TV episodes and air dates in results

Think of this as IMDb baked into your Google search. Today, everyone’s favorite Search giant from Mountain View announced that users seeking information about their favorite shows, or those just curious about specific series, will now find detailed episode listings within their results. The added …

‘The 2012 McLaren MP4-12C Has Proactive Chassis Control’

The McLaren F1 was a car, but it isn’t built anymore. The MP4-12C is a car, and it is built now. And MotorWeek got their hands on it. Excellent.

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