The Online Legacy of a Suicide Cult and the Webmasters Who Stayed Behind

Every month, the bills get paid on time. The emails get answered, and any orders filled. Which, for HeavensGate.com, is positively extraordinary. Because as far as the public is aware, every last member of the suicide cult died 17 years ago from a cocktail of arsenic and apple sauce. A few stayed behind, though.… » 9/17/14 9:50am 8 minutes ago

Gogo International Wifi Coming To Virgin Atlantic

WiFi availability has become pretty common for most domestic flights, but still has a lot of room to grow in the international realm. It's a great option for those who need to work, or don't have enough legroom to actually get comfortable enough for some quality shut-eye. » 9/17/14 9:47am 11 minutes ago

German Carmakers Might Need Tesla's Gigafactory More Than Tesla

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/17/14 9:30am 28 minutes ago

Test Driving The New BMW Laser Lights

The big BMW 7 Series was making short work of the ancient twisting, but recently paved, goat paths in the hills above Marseilles, France. Lighting the way were a set of prototype laser high beams. And was that light good. » 9/17/14 9:07am 52 minutes ago

Audi Gets First Autonomous Driving Permit In California

Following Audi's autonomous adventures in Nevada and the Florida connected car expressway, the State of California granted a permit for testing Audi's automated cars on the state's roads, effective from today. » 9/17/14 8:45am Today 8:45am

For $5,500, This 1970 VW Custom Might Give You The Willys

Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe custom VW has 'Bar Room Slut' painted on its ass like the automotive equivalent of a tramp stamp. That's not the only incredulous aspect of the car, but it'll be up to you to decide whether this car's price is worth bellying up to the bar. » 9/17/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

NASA Will Fund Both Boeing and SpaceX To Build US Manned Spaceships

This isn't really a surprise. In the popular media, the more flamboyant SpaceX and their manned Dragon V2 capsule have been getting the attention, while behind the scenes Boeing's CST-100 was widely picked as the favorite. It looks like NASA wants to be everyone's friend, because they picked both. » 9/16/14 11:42pm Yesterday 11:42pm

The New Airbus A350 Will Be Ready For All Your Streaming Needs

Honeywell Aerospace and Thales In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity announced today at APEX 2014 that they will provide "the same connectivity experience in-flight as they would have at home or work" by integrating Honeywell's JetWave hardware with Thales' cabin network solutions on the new Airbus A350. » 9/16/14 11:26pm Yesterday 11:26pm

Forget The Mid-Engined Corvette: There Was Once A Rear-Engine 'Vette

Rumors of upcoming mid-engined Corvettes are one of those things that never seem to go away, like that funny rash on your thigh or that process server who just can't seem to take a hint. Strangely, there was another alternate Corvette layout that never seems to resurface: the rear-engined 'Vette. Yet there actually… » 9/16/14 8:30pm Yesterday 8:30pm

NHTSA's Boss Doesn't Live In The Same Reality As Everyone Else

Over the past few months, members of Congress have pulled few punches when it comes to condemning General Motors executives in the wake of the ignition switch recall crisis. Today they aimed their ire at David Friedman, acting administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and it was not pretty. » 9/16/14 7:30pm Yesterday 7:30pm

Is There A Sedan That Looks Better Than The Hatchback Version?

I was cruising down the road when I saw a brand new Impreza sedan, it puzzled me. I thought, "Why would anyone take the sedan over the hatch? Do they really think it looks better?" Recently, you showed us cars that just look better as wagons, but could the reverse be true? » 9/16/14 7:01pm Yesterday 7:01pm

The LA School District Has Grenade Launchers

In all the hullabaloo over the past few days about the San Diego School District's new MRAP, we missed the most wonderful news of all. Not only is the Los Angeles Unified School District getting an MRAP, too, they also casually disclosed that they've had three grenade launchers since 2001. » 9/16/14 6:24pm Yesterday 6:24pm