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The Best Action Camera: Q2 2014 Edition

You can’t just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren’t all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best.

Earth 2.0: What We Know About The First Earth-Sized Planet In A Habitable Zone

When you’re looking for alien life, the best place to look is somewhere like Earth; the only place we know of that life exists. Kepler-186f, the first Earth-sized planet to be found in the habitable zone of a star, is the best bet we’ve ever found.

A Quadcopter's-Eye View Of The Costa Concordia Shipwreck

The wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia in early 2012 resulted in 32 deaths and the destruction of the ship, resulting in a $US300 million salvage operation that may be the most expensive in history. A pair of quadcopters equipped with cameras capture the sad vessel and the massive operation to remove it from the rocks.

How Twitter Took Over NASCAR

Last night, America’s wonkiest social media platform, Twitter, and its supposedly most backward sport, NASCAR, exploded together into a massive fireball fuelled by jet propellant, secret phones and good/bad timing. Here’s the story of how one driver picked up 100,000 followers in two hours and how the sport of good ol’ boys may be forever changed.

This Moron Got His Lamborghini Serviced At Best Buy

This photo provided by a reader shows car crime on the level of taking your Lamborghini to Best Buy to get a stereo (or DVD player or iPad) installed. Because it’s someone taking their Lamborghini Murcielago to Best Buy for a stereo installation.

What Car Made The Bugatti Veyron SS Back Down From A Fight?

The Bugatti Veyron SS is the fastest car in the world. The big bully in the automotive playground. And I just saw it back down from a fight with something even more menacing. What scared this Veyron driver? [Jalopnik]

Watch Two Guys Run Wild In An Empty Airport

Stranded overnight at the Dallas Fort-Worth airport, photographer Joe Ayala and his buddy videotaped themselves causing mischief and mayhem in the terminal that became their home for the night. How is this possible in the TSA era? Watch this amazing video and find out.

Libyan Rebels Turn Power Wheels Toy Into Tiny Killer Robot Tank

You know the little Power Wheels-style ATV your kid uses to drive across the lawn? it turns out that it makes a great machine gun drone in the hands of Libyan rebel and structural engineer Mohammad Bin Saud.

How To Watch An Unbroadcast Live Sporting Event

Most sports, including Icelandic youth soccer, are televised. Unfortunately, American broadcasters dictate we get 900 hours of NASCAR for every one hour of something we actually want. Here’s our guide to watching live sports when the powers-that-be won’t let you.

The Largest LEGO Technic Ever Is A Unimog

The European truck most noted for its complete badassedness is the Mercedes-Benz Unimog – a vehicle so large the company determined Americans would find it offensively huge. Now LEGO is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the truck by building a scale 2000+ piece version that’s the largest Technic set ever sold.

This Is The New 'Space Shuttle'

With the final launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and only one more launch before the program is retired, NASA officially announced the shuttle’s replacement today: the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV). How uninspiring of a name is that?

Xzibit Pimped My $US500 Buick And I Sold It For $US18,000

MTV’s Pimp My Ride had a simple premise: rapper Xzibit and his band of merry customisers would show up at your house and make your crappy beater awesome. A former “pimped car” recipient explains what happened when MTV left.