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Airbus Patents Mach 4+ Aircraft With Turbojets, Rockets AND Ramjets

Ever since Concorde retired in 2003, commercial flight hasn’t been as insanely fast as it used to be. That doesn’t mean aerospace engineers have given up on getting you from New York to London any faster, though. Airbus recently filed patent documents for a new hypersonic aircraft with no less than three engine types… » 8/04/15 8:00pm 58 minutes ago

We Can't Let This Epic Off-Road Trail Be Closed Because It's Dangerous

Legend has it Forest Service Road 648, known as “Black Bear Pass,” was cut into the Rocky Mountains in the late 1800s by prospectors brave or crazy enough to go anywhere for gold. Fast forward a century and it’s one of the most incredible routes to explore in a 4x4. But that could change because people are dumb. » 8/04/15 6:37pm Today 6:37pm

This Old, Refurbished GoPro Makes For a Fantastic Budget Action Cam

GoPro’s official eBay store is currently blowing out refurbs of last generation’s GoPro Hero3+ Silver for just $180. As long as you don’t mind that it’s “old,” that’s a really fantastic action cam for the price. » 8/04/15 6:25pm Today 6:25pm

How To Fix Your Airbag Light Without Having It Blow Up In Your Face

If you’re anything like me, you hate warning lights on your dashboard because it’s your car’s way of telling you to get your shit together. One of the more dangerous lights you can have on is the airbag warning light. Here’s how to diagnose and fix it without the risk of near-face explosions. » 8/04/15 4:39pm Today 4:39pm

The Lexus Hoverboard Is Real And I Rode It

Of all the future tech that has been immortalized in Hollywood films over the decades, nothing seems to captured sci-fi geeks’ (of which I am one) imaginations like the hoverboard. The concept seems simple enough yet a working model as remained tantalizingly out of reach. Until now. The Lexus hoverboard is a real… » 8/04/15 4:00pm Today 4:00pm

This Guy Wants To Swap His Old BMW M3 For A Prius

Last week, Tavarish explained how inexpensive sports cars may sound like a good idea at the time, only to realize later you probably should have bought something that won’t drain your wallet and your sanity. An owner of an E36 M3 wants to trade it for what may be the most disdained car in the Jalopnik comments. A… » 8/04/15 3:50pm Today 3:50pm

Delta Halts Shipping Wildlife Trophies In Response To Lion Slaying

You might’ve heard of Walter Palmer, who is both a dentist from Minnesota and an asshole. Instead of using the $50,000 he had burning a hole in his pocket to do something useful for the world, last month Palmer decided to kill a beloved lion in Zimbabwe named Cecil. Now, in response to global outrage over the slaying,… » 8/04/15 2:09pm Today 2:09pm

I Got Tossed Off A Brand New Kawasaki—And It Sucked

I’ve been riding motorcycles for about ten years, and in that time I’ve been pretty lucky. I was the outlying ratio, due to the fact I had never been down (i.e.: crashed) in my life. The old saying goes, “It’s not if you’ll lay your motorcycle down, but when you’ll lay it down.” And for ten years, I thought I had… » 8/04/15 1:26pm Today 1:26pm

How Do You Win The 24 Hours Of Le Mans? Ask The Guys Who Did It

For two winners of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, this was one of the most uneventful races they’ve ever driven—and for that, they’re grateful. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a top-level Le Mans prototype or a road-car-based Corvette: the key to winning is to do everything as flawlessly as possible. » 8/04/15 1:21pm Today 1:21pm