Me? I’d be a disaster without bones. Floopy and floppy, probably not very fun to be around. You wouldn't do much better, I imagine. Yes, there’s a reason for skeletons. So please excuse the auto industry as it builds its own bony scaffolding, the infrastructure that will prop up the exciting money-making ventures of the future. We have General Motors and its new carbon fiber Sierra pickup, which, as transportation editor Alex Davies reports, shaves off 350 pounds in the quest for better fuel economy and hauling power. We’ve got Porsche and its plan to equip 189 dealerships with electric superchargers—Jack Stewart reports this will be excellent support for its Mission E. I take a look at Ford’s plan to start testing self-driving cars in Miami, and its quest to develop a whole ecosystem of maintenance and operations structures to support it. Plus, we now know why everyone and their mother seems to be launching ride-hailing services these days, why Volvo is … [Read more...] about Jaguar’s Tesla Challenger, GMC’s Carbon Fiber Pickup, and More This Week in the Future of Cars
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100. Hotline Miami (2012) Platform: Microsoft WindowsHotline Miami is violent—really violent—but in a way that makes it ooze atmosphere: pulsing neon, pumping electronica, and blood splattered on the walls, and the floor, and you. You play as a thug fighting his way through room after room of men with guns and knives and every other murder-tool you can think of. You're not timed, but you must move quickl, because every room you enter requires mowing down enemies in a matter of seconds — lest the hail of bullets leaves you as the one splayed on the ground. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 99. TowerFall (2013) Platform: OuyaOne of the only games to make buying an Ouya worthwhile (at least until it came to Steam and PS4 in 2014), TowerFall proved that multiplayer gaming could thrive on the couch, not just online. Inspired more by Super Smash Brothers than Street Fighter, this 2D arena fighter takes fighting games and … [Read more...] about The 100 Greatest Video Games of All Time
Last summer, Ryan Coonerty, a county supervisor in Santa Cruz, got word that the neighboring county of San Mateo was about to take a bold step in adapting to climate change. Rising seas are already eroding San Mateo’s coast, and the county will need to spend billions of dollars on new sea walls and other infrastructure to protect itself in the years to come. So in July, San Mateo, along with Marin County and the city of Imperial Beach, sued 37 fossil fuel companies, arguing that they should help pay for the damage their products cause. Santa Cruz had also been feeling the effects of climate change. Waves were taking chunks out of coastal roads, Coonerty says, destroying utility pipes beneath them. The sea wasn’t the only problem: there was a years-long drought, followed by historic wildfires, followed by unusually intense winter storms, which triggered landslides causing $140 million in road damage and cutting off entire neighborhoods. “We’ve never had storm … [Read more...] about Better climate science has opened the door to lawsuits against Big Oil
posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:48 20 1. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014) Too much photoshop, bros. posted on 02 Feb 2015, 09:55 14 2. android_hitman (unregistered) So lame... so many filters and so much editing. posted on 02 Feb 2015, 10:15 1 3. Nathillien (unregistered) hipstery posted on 02 Feb 2015, 10:19 3 4. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014) Images are very noisy also WAY too much filter which even spoiled some great images in the list. posted on 02 Feb 2015, 10:23 7 5. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct 2012) So, what were the other "smartphone cameras" used besides the iPhone? posted on 02 Feb 2015, 11:18 1 9. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013) Well there is a plethora of 1020 examples, from nat geo taking it on trips, to wedding pro that used a 1020 for his own wedding photos and more. posted on 02 Feb 2015, 11:29 0 11. itsjustJOH (Posts: 232; Member since: 18 Oct … [Read more...] about Comments for : Smartphone cameras used by professional photographers: the stunning views of Miami (part 2)
The beach is the centerpiece of the city’s promise of escape — escape from cold winters or college classes or family, where you can drink goblets of bright green liquor and cruise down Ocean Drive in a rented tangerine Lamborghini before retiring to the warm sand. To the casual observer, the beach may look like the only natural bit of the city, a fringe of shore reaching out from under the glass and pastel skyline. But this would be false: the beach is every bit as artificial as the towers and turquoise pools. For years the sea has been eating away at the shore, and the city has spent millions of dollars pumping up sand from the seafloor to replace it, only to have it wash away again. Every handful of sand on Miami Beach was placed there by someone. That sand is washing away ever faster. The sea around Miami is rising a third of an inch a year, and it’s accelerating. The region is far from alone in its predicament, or in its response to an eroding coast: it’s … [Read more...] about Miami Beach has run out of sand. Now what?