What a Government Shutdown Would Mean for You

If Congress cannot approve a budget for 2016 by September 30, the end of this fiscal year, the US government will shut down. It’s a likely scenario since there are just a few more working days for lawmakers to come to an agreement and there’s no sign of that in sight. Here’s what you need to know about how a… »9/23/15 8:30pm9/23/15 8:30pm

Formula One's First Extra Engine Penalties Hit The Grid In Canada

So, it begins: Max Verstappen and Jenson Button both received grid penalties for using a fifth power unit for the Canadian Grand Prix. With some teams experiencing reliability on par with a Renault Fuego at a LeMons race, this won’t be the last time we see penalties for using a season’s four-engine allotment too soon. »6/07/15 3:18pm6/07/15 3:18pm

How The 1,500 HP Koenigsegg Regera Hits 248 MPH Without A Gearbox

Christian von Koenigsegg is one of the most inventive and creative automaker chiefs of all time. Just eight months ago, he came up with an idea for his first hybrid supercar, the Regera, though he refuses to call it a hybrid. But unlike every other supercar, this one has no gearbox whatsoever. How the hell does… »3/03/15 2:15pm3/03/15 2:15pm

How to Explain Net Neutrality to Your Relatives: A Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means turkey, mashed potatoes, and getting peppered with questions about tech-related news stories because hey, you read a bunch of blogs and you even know what a yik-yak is! It's only a matter of time before they ask you "So what's up with that thing on the internets?" »11/26/14 1:44pm11/26/14 1:44pm

What Spintires Is And Why It's One Of The Top-Selling Games On Steam

Something curious happened over the weekend: a game called 'Spintires' rose through the Steam charts, eventually becoming the top-selling game on Steam for a few days. Right now, as of this writing, it's number two. One thing lots people, myself included, couldn't help but asking was: why? »6/16/14 2:36pm6/16/14 2:36pm

The Difference Between Detroit And Metro Detroit: An Explainer

After the Detroit Silverdome/Pontiac Silverdome dustup between Jalopnik Detroit and Gawker this weekend, quite a few readers questioned why Detroiters got so offended if a city in question is technically part of the metro area. There's a reason for that: Most cities in Metro Detroit are worlds apart. »5/19/14 2:01pm5/19/14 2:01pm

What's The Deal With The America's Cup? An Explainer

Don't be ashamed if the America's Cup, just hours away from completion, is only now popping up on your radar. This has been the longest, strangest, most controversial edition in the event's 162-year history. Here are answers to your most pressing questions so you can watch the final race like a pro. »9/25/13 3:29pm9/25/13 3:29pm