100 Years Ago, This Man Was The Original Patent Troll

The term “patent troll” wasn’t coined until the late 20th century, used to describe someone who filed a patent in order not to manufacture products, but to collect licensing fees. But more than 100 years ago, a patent attorney was a proto-patent troll, exploiting the system to profit off of the burgeoning auto… » 5/06/15 2:15pm 35 minutes ago

The Isetta Was Almost Reborn In 1980s Brazil

I’m someone who knows a lot about certain kinds of weird cars. That’s not bragging, it’s just what I love. Occasionally, though, I come across some bit of information that makes me remember just how incredibly, lavishly ignorant I really am. Things like the Diaseta, the attempted ‘80s Isetta revival. » 5/06/15 2:03pm 47 minutes ago

The Street Legal Self Driving Semi-Truck Is Real, Here's How It Works

Freightliner just unleashed the first real, road-legal autonomous big rig on the roads of Nevada. Here’s what that actually means and why it really matters. » 5/06/15 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

Night Vision Goggles Reveal The Osprey's Massive Glowing Rotors

The Department of Defense is pulling out all the stops during this year’s Emerald Warrior irregular warfare exercise. The most recent training mission involves a late night aerial refueling with an Air Force tilt-rotor CV-22 Osprey caught on a night vision camera. » 5/06/15 1:28pm Today 1:28pm

Today's Best Deals: $10 Label Maker, Gifts For Mom, and a Lot 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. » 5/06/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

The Question Every Used Car Buyer Should Be Able To Answer

On average, I get five phone calls a day from people who have bought defective used cars and are seeking legal help. The question I ask which stumps most of them? Did it come with a warranty? Not knowing the answer to that is akin to not knowing if the car was sold with an engine. » 5/06/15 12:01pm Today 12:01pm

Is Selling A Cheap Car Really That Different Than Selling An Exotic?

In the BBC documentary “The Trade Off,” two car salesmen switch places. One puts customers in ultra exotic cars, while the other helps buyers purchase more budget friendly vehicles. It is a fascinating look into the opposite ends of auto sales. Even through the customers and products are different, the skills to make… » 5/06/15 10:28am Today 10:28am

Stock Up On Portable Gadget Chargers During This Amazon Clearance Sale

If you have any summer trips coming up, you’ll want to be sure you have enough extra battery power to keep your phone and other gadgets untethered from a power outlet. Luckily, RAVPower is offering an Amazon clearance sale right now on several of their most popular chargers. » 5/06/15 9:45am Today 9:45am

Need a Charge? Save 72% on the 18,000mAh Power Vault Battery Pack

Battery life shouldn’t interfere with real life. With the lightweight and durable Power Vault, you get 18,000mAh of portable power — enough to recharge your phone 10+ times while you’re on the go. Right now, Jalopnik readers can grab one for $29.99 - that’s 72% off.
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