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How to Stop Your Android and Its Apps From Tracking Your Location

Much to the chagrin of big tech companies, nobody wants their smartphones to spy on them. By default, however, our mobile devices track our every move—and share that data with other apps and services. Luckily, as with most things on Android, you don’t need to live with the default setup presented to you. Instead, you…Read […]

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How to Stop Your Android and Its Apps From Tracking Your Location

Much to the chagrin of big tech companies, nobody wants their smartphones to spy on them. By default, however, our mobile devices track our every move—and share that data with other apps and services. Luckily, as with most things on Android, you don’t need to live with the default setup presented to you. Instead, you…Read […]

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EV Makers Need To Accept That Software Can’t Fix Every Busted Battery

On May 1 a Chevrolet Bolt caught fire while sitting in a garage in Ashburn, Virginia. Fortunately nobody was harmed, but the fire badly charred the owner’s home and vehicles.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Real History of St. Patrick’s Day

When you think of St. Patrick’s Day, you might think of green beer, shot glass necklaces that say “Kiss Me, I’m Irish,” and everyone suddenly talking about how Irish they are. That’s all well and good, but you might not know much about the holiday’s origins or the saint it celebrates. Well, take off that […]

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Google Arts & Culture celebrates electronic music history with new online exhibition

Google Arts & Culture has partnered with more than 50 industry tastemakers and insiders for an expansive new online exhibition, “Music, Makers & Machines.” Pieced together as an digital museum, the free-to-use space is an interactive electronic music encyclopedia of sorts, inviting users to traverse the cultural, technological, and sonic roots of today’s blooming dance […]

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Google Arts & Culture celebrates electronic music history with new online exhibition

Google Arts & Culture has partnered with more than 50 industry tastemakers and insiders for an expansive new online exhibition, “Music, Makers & Machines.” Pieced together as an digital museum, the free-to-use space is an interactive electronic music encyclopedia of sorts, inviting users to traverse the cultural, technological, and sonic roots of today’s blooming dance […]

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The Smart Formore SUV Was Going To Be America’s Smart Car

When you think of Smart — if you do — the vehicle that usually comes to mind is the second-generation Fortwo. Readers slightly more familiar with the brand may recall the sleek Roadster or maybe the Forfour. But Americans were never supposed to get the Smart Fortwo. Instead, we were slated to get the Smart […]

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This Honda CBR250RR Is The Formula 1 Car-Sounding Motorcycle You Never Knew You Wanted

Today’s small-displacement motorcycles pack an impressive punch for their size and price. Some small bikes are good fun, but what if I told you that you could have had even more fun 31 years ago? This motorcycle offered on Craigslist is the Honda CBR250RR, a pocket rocket that shrieks like a vintage Formula 1 car.Read more… […]

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This Day In History: Spirit Exploration Rover Lands On Mars

On January 3, 2004, Mars Exploration Rover Spirit began to make history. It touched down on the Red Planet for the first time, kicking off one of NASA’s longest and most successful missions—and helping us mere earthlings better understand the wonderful universe we live in.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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U-Haul Has A Thing For Renovating Historic Buildings Into Giant Storage Complexes

U-Haul has an interesting history. After getting its start renting trailers at service stations, the company went on a rent-everything blitz in the 1980s. While you can no longer rent movies from U-Haul, its self-storage business remains strong. Should you choose to…self-store with the company, you may find…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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For 20 Years, We Thought That Car Designers Created The Honda PC800. Here’s The Real Story

Few motorcycle manufacturers have been as successful at sensing what consumers want as well as Honda has. In 1958, Honda caught lightning in a bottle by selling the Super Cub to non-riders and bicycle riders. In a subsequent attempt to gain more riders, Honda attempted to bring new riders to the two-wheel lifestyle. Read more… […]

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For 20 Years, We Thought That Car Designers Created The Honda PC800. Here’s The Real Story

Few motorcycle manufacturers have been as successful at sensing what consumers want as well as Honda has. In 1958, Honda caught lightning in a bottle by selling the Super Cub to non-riders and bicycle riders. In a subsequent attempt to gain more riders, Honda attempted to bring new riders to the two-wheel lifestyle. Read more… […]

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Time To Enjoy Some Century-Old Bad Takes And Arguments About What Horns Should Be

Hey, here’s something fascinating just for all you crazy kids who have chosen to exist in the present: the past was also once a present, but for people who are now dead! G-g-ghost present! And back in that time they had ideas and opinions about cars, and those opinions and ideas and projects can be […]

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Let’s Remember That Time Daihatsu Almost Rallied A Group B Charade

Flip the pages of rallying history and you’ll find a number of planned Group B contenders that never saw a single special stage. From the Porsche 959 to Nissan’s MID4 concept, the Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione and Toyota’s MR2-based 222D, it seems like almost every major European and Japanese automaker was mulling over a…Read more… […]

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