Rakuten's Sitewide Sale Means Tons of Rare Gaming and Gadget Deals

Rakuten’s running another of its popular sitewide sales during Presidents’ Day weekend, with 15% off all orders, with a $60 maximum discount with the promo code SAVE15. You can check out their promo page to scan all of the deals, but the beauty of this sale is you can “force” a sale on super new or rarely discounted…

This Home-Built Hillclimb Honda Has All The Downforce Possible

Michigan is about as close as you can get in the U.S. to the climate of Scandanavian countries. It makes sense that when you combine a long cold winter with bored car folks, they’re bound to build the wildest and craziest stuff possible. That’s exactly the impetus behind Cody Loveland’s 1993 Honda Civic. When you have…

The 2020 Ford Mustang May Get a More Powerful Four Cylinder Option: Report

The Ford Mustang may be adding an engine option between the 310 horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost in the base car and the mighty 460 horsepower 5.0-liter V8 in the GT, friend of Jalopnik Bozi Tatarevic writes for Hagerty. This is according to his “sources at Ford” and appears to align with a VIN decoder document sent from…

Drunkenly Playing Gran Turismo Inspired This Real-Life Range Rover Race Car

We’re all familiar with the 900-horsepower Reliant Robins that can come out of driving games’ “tuning” options, but can you transform an unlikely vehicle into a track monster in real life? That’s what three friends want to find out with the Range Rover they bought “after a drunken night of Gran Turismo,” according to…

Elon Musk-backed AI Company Claims It Made a Text Generator That's Too Dangerous to Release

Researchers at the non-profit AI research group OpenAI just wanted to train their new text generation software to predict the next word in a sentence. It blew away all of their expectations and was so good at mimicking writing by humans they’ve decided to pump the brakes on the research while they explore the damage…

People in Michigan Are Betting on When a Decrepit Saturn Will Break Through Ice

Michiganders from the upper peninsula—also known as as Yoopers—have me scratching my head today, as I just learned via Michigan news site MLive that a Rotary club is putting on a contest asking people to guess when a 1998 Saturn SL will break through ice and fall into a lake. And there’s even a live feed showing the…

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