I Wore the Navy's Oculus Rift, and It Showed Me the Future of Warfare

When we think of the future of the military, we think of bigger and better weapons. Laser canons and the like. But what about the people operating those lasers? How can a behemoth like the Navy ready its future sailors for the high-tech combat of tomorrow? Believe it or not, with an Oculus Rift. » 3/13/14 11:26am 3/13/14 11:26am

DeLorean's Next Radical Idea Was This Never-Before-Seen Engine

The DeLorean name is one of the most famous — and infamous — in the automotive world. DeLorean is so associated with his movie star car and his trial for cocaine trafficking that it's easy to forget what a remarkable engineer he was. Until you see something like these long-hidden sketches. Then it all makes sense. » 12/16/13 12:29pm 12/16/13 12:29pm

Meet The Guy Who Drove Across The U.S. In A Record 28 Hours 50 Minutes

He's a tall, lanky Southerner with a penchant for cars, and, of all things, lizards. He has a polite face and an eager-to-please demeanor. His teaches Sunday school with his wife. Ed Bolian is the kind of guy you might meet on an airplane and forget before you picked up your bags – with one exception: he just became… » 10/30/13 10:21am 10/30/13 10:21am

Boners, F-Bombs, And GoDaddy: Inside NASCAR's 18,359 FCC Complaints

NASCAR is famous for being the sport whose fans revel in antics like crashes and driver fistfights. What they have no patience for is swearing and TV commercials about erectile dysfunction. An open records request filed by Jalopnik has revealed that fans filed a whopping 18,359 complaints about NASCAR coverage to the… » 8/27/13 3:14pm 8/27/13 3:14pm

Why Chrysler Is At War With The World's Largest Viper Club

Late last week, a letter appeared online from Chrysler to the Viper Club of America. In it, Chrysler basically said they're tired of the Viper's largest fan club, which they contend is actually a business. They're not alone. Viper enthusiasts are complaining about banned members, shady accounting, and preferential… » 8/26/13 4:26pm 8/26/13 4:26pm

Designing Elysium: All The Secrets of Neill Blomkamp's Stark Future

Neill Blomkamp blew our minds with District 9, and now he's back with Elysium. We talked to concept artists and the movie's VFX producer to find out how they imagined a future space station, with the help of legendary designer Syd Mead. Here's our exclusive look inside the design of Neill Blomkamp's Elysium! » 8/08/13 5:26pm 8/08/13 5:26pm

Jeep Delays 2014 Cherokee Because Of 9-Speed Tranny Issues

Despite rosy reports today on the partnership between German transmission company ZF and Chrysler, the unspecified "powertrain" issue impacting the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and delaying its launch is, predominately, an issue of getting the 9-Speed automatic transmission to actually use all nine gears properly according to… » 8/05/13 3:06pm 8/05/13 3:06pm

The 110 MPG V8 Looks Like Snake Oil Bullshit

We've been hearing absurd claims from automotive inventors for years — cars that run on water, blinker fluid that won't burn your hands, soups that eat like meals — but the claim of incredible gas mileage from a big engine is one of the most common. Doug Pelmear claims to have a V8 engine that makes 110 MPG. It sounds… » 7/17/13 1:25pm 7/17/13 1:25pm

Scotty hits the bottle in a brand new Star Trek 2 featurette

How has Scotty been keeping himself busy since the last Trek movie? With whisky, of course. Simon Pegg brings out the booze for the return of Montgomery Scott, in this exclusive new featurette about the world's greatest starship engineer, and what he gets up to in Star Trek Into Darkness. » 4/30/13 12:37pm 4/30/13 12:37pm

The Secret History Of The DeLorean That Became A Lamborghini Sedan

Yesterday, I was able to give you a few details about John DeLorean's dream sedan, the futuristic DMC-24. Today, I can share with you almost everything about it thanks to a detailed document sent to us by James Espey, Vice President of today's DeLorean Motor Company. Buckle up, we use a bit of time travel! » 4/12/13 1:15pm 4/12/13 1:15pm