This Guy Quit His Job And Rode 30k Miles On A Honda Ruckus

This is Mike. Mike quit his job last May and decided to go on an adventure. He’s nearly 30,000 miles in, traveling from Virginia to Florida to Alaska and everywhere in between, and he’s doing it all on the next best thing to a Honda Grom – a Honda Ruckus.
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Finnish Navy Drops Depth Charges Near Foreign Submarine Off Helsinki

In an incident that is highly reminiscent of Sweden’s phantom sub hunt last fall, the Finnish Navy has detected a foreign sub in its littoral waters near Helsinki, and it is not playing nice trying to get rid of it. Depth charges have been dropped to let the sub’s crew know that the people on the surface are on to… » 4/28/15 3:55pm 59 minutes ago

Apple Wants To Make Navigation Like A Friend Reading You Directions

Apple has filed for a patent titled “Humanized Navigation Instructions for Mapping Applications.” It’s exactly what it sounds like, nixing voice prompts that say, “turn right in 600 feet” to “make the next right after the McDonalds.” And it could explain its fleet of sensor-laden minivans.
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What's Up With These Flaming Halos Around This Ospreys Rotors?

Combat controllers from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron work with Chilean military personnel as they fast-rope from a CV-22 Osprey during the Emerald Warrior exercises near Hurlburt Field in Florida. While the fast-rope, repelling warfare exercise is fascinating, the begging question is where do the glowing rings… » 4/28/15 3:05pm Today 3:05pm

Why The 2015 Subaru Outback Is The Lamest Car You'll Ever Love

I hated the 2015 Subaru Outback when I first met it. Interior on the ugly side of bland, acceleration of a pedi-cab. But it’s comfortable, it’s roomy, reasonably efficient, surprisingly good off-road, and holy crap am I describing the perfect vehicle? » 4/28/15 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

What It Feels Like to Shoot With the Military’s Experimental Smart Scope

You’ve probably never fired an M4 carbine. Until a couple weeks ago, I hadn’t either. But at a recent DARPA demo day, I loaded a magazine (also a first for me), snuggled up to the deadly assault rifle, and looked through one of the most technologically advanced smart scopes ever built. Then I pulled the trigger. » 4/28/15 2:29pm Today 2:29pm

This Modified Defender Pick-Up Is Cool and Idiotic

When I first saw the Kahn’s Flying Huntsman take on the iconic Defender pick-up, my brain almost seized up like a ‘50s mainframe computer that you asked “what love is.” The part of my brain that registers cool things was fighting with the part of my brain that fetishizes pickup space utilization, and most of my head… » 4/28/15 2:19pm Today 2:19pm

Here Are Five Reasons Why You Need To Buy A Nissan Maxima Right Now

In most instances, the best car values are found when expensive cars depreciate to the point of purchase for regular folk, with pricey maintenance and repairs being the inevitable elephant in the room. But sometimes, the best bang for your hard-earned dollar is right in front of your face. » 4/28/15 1:30pm Today 1:30pm

Today's Best Deals: Oral Hygiene, Hair Removal, Sony Cameras, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 4/28/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

The Mad Genius Of VW's Former Chairman And His Legacy Of Audacious Cars

Volkswagen Group board chairman Ferdinand Piëch stunned the business world this weekend by quitting in a huff (or getting ousted, depending on who you ask) following a very public disagreement with the board over who his successor will be. As he departs the company, I have to wonder what he’s taking with him. » 4/28/15 12:33pm Today 12:33pm

This Gang of Flat Robots Can Autonomously Steal (Or Park) Your Car

Ever since cars first hit the road drivers have been terrible at parking, so it makes sense that we’re finally leveraging all the advancements we’ve made in robotics to do that for us. But instead of an automaton hopping into the driver’s seat, these flat but strong robots are able to lift a vehicle by its wheels and… » 4/28/15 12:26pm Today 12:26pm

Save Over $100 On This Retro Style Bluetooth Speaker

Looking for a bluetooth speaker with a little class? Not only does the Veho M6 feature spectacular sound, it comes in a distinctly retro style complete with brushed aluminum and a vintage leather strap. It usually runs for $180, but Jalopnik readers can save 66% with code DSVEHO5. » 4/23/15 11:02pm Thursday 11:02pm