This is undeniably impressive and the improvement is obvious. That said, I hate when they speed up the video. It always feels a bit misleading, kind of like documentaries where they feel compelled to speed up the work being done by machinery. Let me just see how it performs in real life, at real speeds. » 10/24/14 2:03pm Today 2:03pm

The reason why advertising continues to thrive is because the advertising industry, together with marketing departments, hold all the keys. They will never tell you that an ad spot was ineffective. Instead, they'll come up with excuses that are always conveniently beyond anyone's control. More importantly, they run… » 10/24/14 1:59pm Today 1:59pm

I disagree. Smartphones are okay for reading news stories in short bursts but terrible for anything of length. E-readers are ideal for this function but it's difficult to justify buying a one function device and then carrying it around with me. So in the end, tablets offer the best of both worlds. » 10/24/14 1:09pm Today 1:09pm

I remember reading a similar article about this very thing a few years ago. It was fascinating, especially considering that this sort of work is often outsourced. Like factories that manufacture weird stuff or frivolous luxury crap, I wonder how they end up perceiving the West. I can't imagine it's positive. Although… » 10/23/14 5:36pm Yesterday 5:36pm

They're all quite good, but the purple cargo ship is the one that really stands out as unique. Europe already has a ton of striking, creative architecture so the rest of those designs will kind of just blend in. A giant purple ship would grab the attention of people the world over. Although, I suppose the logistics… » 10/23/14 10:54am Yesterday 10:54am

Some of the crazier builds out there tend to be pretty fragile, both because of custom joints and parts that are combined in unconventional ways. Standard Lego ball joints are much better, but I've found that over time they get loose and have a hard time supporting weight. » 10/22/14 10:50am Wednesday 10:50am

Actually, the figure is closer to less than half being unrestricted. However, it isn't like you'll ever be able to cross most of the country at unrestricted speeds. They tend to appear over short stretches. Complicating this further is the fact that traffic is pretty heavy all over the autobahn. So good luck finding a… » 10/20/14 4:34pm Monday 4:34pm

This is the consequence of being an early adopter. Hell, it's a side-effect of buying any piece of technology. What you buy today will probably feel obsolete by the same time next year. It won't be obsolete, of course, but in today's consumption-fixated culture people inevitably suffer from a sense of missing out. If… » 10/17/14 4:53pm 10/17/14 4:53pm

The FR-S/BRZ is an attractive car, but by no stretch of the imagination is the design timeless. The worst part of that car is the rear end which incorporates Japanese styling tropes that are already showing their age; clear housings with too much chrome, round brake lights and a busy trunk lid. » 10/17/14 12:36pm 10/17/14 12:36pm