How The Indian Car Market Is The Bizarro Version Of America's

For the second time on my trip to India, I find myself entering a building and having a chain of flowers draped over my neck as a woman paints a mark on my forehead, and then showers me in flower petals. I never really know what to do in these situations, afraid that as soon as I open my mouth they'll realize the grave … » 2/22/13 12:00pm 2/22/13 12:00pm

What Car Name Makes The Least Sense In English?

Most car names are nouns. A Note. A Mustang. A Probe. Sometimes they're proper nouns and named after places you'd probably never see such a car driven, like the Sorento. Occasionally, you'll get something that can be a verb, like the Juke. All words that make sense in English. And then you get names that are utter… » 2/22/13 11:35am 2/22/13 11:35am

How Preparing for the Singularity in the Present Is Shaping the Future

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We are living in an age of some truly grand challenges. Consider a few. Approximately 41 percent of men and women will develop cancer at some point during their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Sophisticated data breaches in 2013 resulted in over 57 million records exposed. Economic inequality is… » 3/27/14 9:00am 3/27/14 9:00am

Fill Your Tank (More Than Once!) with a $150 Gift Card

The one thing guaranteed to suck the joy out of driving is the cost of gas when you decide to top off your tank. As you pull away from the gas pump, you're not sure what's higher: the number on the bottom line of your receipt, or your blood pressure. Of course, buying gas isn't nearly as traumatic when you're spending… » 4/15/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm