12 Computers Who Are Complete Bastards

There are so many artificial intelligences that are evil: they try to kill their creator, or kill all humans, or take over the world, or all three. But some AIs do this with charisma and style, while others are complete dicks about it. Here’s a look at a dozen computers who must have had “be an asshole” near the… » 4/04/13 10:00am 4/04/13 10:00am

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: GM Heritage Collection Supercharged Aztek…

The buyers of the GM Heritage Collection cars are already a-wheelin' and a-dealin' their purchases, and that means that you've got a chance to own what may be the rarest factory Aztek ever! » 2/03/09 8:00am 2/03/09 8:00am

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: Supercharged, 500-Horsepower BMW 540i For…

We had our second straight Crack Pipe vote yesterday, with the evil supercharged Chevelle wagon getting a 44% Nice Price vote. Today we're going to stick with the supercharging theme, but in a pricier package. » 1/28/09 8:00am 1/28/09 8:00am

More on the Microbus: Volkswagen Van Concept On Video, Circa 2001

"So we had this idea." The idea was to trot out the most nauseating display of youth baiting this side of a Scion ad in Second Life. The year was 2001, and Volkswagen had just rolled out its Microbus concept. Clinging to the last strand of dot-com optimism like a vine over quicksand, VW produced this video, which it… » 10/22/07 10:00am 10/22/07 10:00am

Punched In The Fun Bags: DaimlerChrysler Recalls 2006 Dodge Ram 1500…

The 'merican side of the German-American hybrid today announced it was recalling 145,000 '06 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups to replace the "passenger air bag pack" and reprogram the 'puter telling it how to deploy. While it's in the shop, they're gonna just go ahead and also replace the "front passenger seat assembly" because… » 9/07/06 10:47am 9/07/06 10:47am

Steve Lapp's Photovoltaic Prius Project

Steve Lapp, a Canadian engineer created a prototype Prius fitted with a number of roof-mounted photovoltaic cells, an extra battery to supplement the car's OEM batteries and a nice glass of brandy (sorry, we added that last bit for our own edification). The 2001 Prius's hybrid-drive system underwent extensive… » 8/17/05 3:16pm 8/17/05 3:16pm