I tried so damned hard to get that Vine to auto-play the audio, so when you'd scroll down it would blast you with unmuffled 289 small block goodness. But it didn't wanna do it. » 4/23/14 5:12pm Today 5:12pm

With a Kevlar-Lined Shirt, You're Not Completely Screwed in a Crash

Pay attention as the weather gets warmer: you're gonna see a lot of motorcyclists riding around in regular street clothes, nothing but hopes and dreams protecting them from nasty road rash should things get tumbly. Well, maybe not all of them—hopefully, some will be wearing Crave's kevlar-lined Axe shirt, which looks… » 4/23/14 5:00pm Today 5:00pm

What 650 Miles With Ford's Top Designer Taught Me About Tomorrow's Cars

On day two of my classic Mustang road trip with Ford Motor Co.'s top two designers, Moray Callum and I were concerning ourselves with the future. Not just the future of cars, cities, and design; but our own imminent futures. Because we were driving a half-century-old car, with antiquated brakes, insufficient tires, and … » 4/23/14 3:40pm Today 3:40pm

An Orchestra of Drones Will Rule Mankind With Sweet Tunes

Okay, yes, these drones look adorable zipping around and playing keyboards and drums like a swarm of musical bees. Don't let them charm you. It's all part of their plan. First you start to trust them, then they take over mankind. Stay strong. Stay...wait, are they playing bells? Aww, they're so cute! » 4/23/14 2:20pm Today 2:20pm

HBO Is Bringing a Ton of Its Shows to Amazon Prime

Amazon just announced an agreement that makes Prime Instant Video the only place you can watch HBO originals online without an HBO subscription. Starting May 21st, Prime members will get exclusive, unlimited streaming access to pretty much every HBO original you're interested in except Game of Thrones. » 4/23/14 9:10am Today 9:10am

Hi Tom, thanks for stopping by. Clearly, we now know such a big balloon launch is bad for the environment. How would you try to create such a spectacle today? Is there a way to get the same visual impact without the environmental repercussions? » 4/22/14 5:41pm Yesterday 5:41pm

Withings' New Pulse Adds an O2 Monitor So You Can Breathe Easy

Last year, Withings' Pulse fitness monitor impressed us with the plethora of data it collects—including, as the name suggests, your pulse. This year's update adds yet one more handy feature: a blood oxygen monitor. Mountain climbers, now you can breathe easy. » 4/22/14 1:52pm Yesterday 1:52pm

Watch GE Torture-Test Supermaterials in the Most Vicious Ways

The heat of an active volcano. A 5,000 pound weight dropped from above. A sandstorm that lasts ten years. These are just some of the ways GE torture-tests the super-strong materials that go into jet engines, wind turbines, and more. And thanks to the company's fascinating YouTube channel, we get an up-close view of the … » 4/22/14 11:56am Yesterday 11:56am

You're right about the parts—we went to two national franchise parts stores and were met with blank stares when we asked for an alternator for a 67 Mustang. Walked in a mom & pop shop, and the old-timer behind the counter whipped out the cross-reference book and figured out which 1980s truck alternator would fit our… » 4/20/14 5:02pm Sunday 5:02pm