When it comes to stargazing, not all locations are created equal.
Nowhere is this more true than the Australian Outback, incredibly remote and far from civilization. Except, that is, for the Australian SKA Pathfinder Radio Telescope (ASKAP). As the stylish video below shows, ASKAP may have one of the best views of the night sky on the planet. … Read more
The Subaru Outback, a "crossover" SUV and yuppie icon that seems naked without a ski rack on top and several Whole Foods grocery bags in the backseat, is now offering wireless connectivity with Autonet Mobile in-car Internet service for its 2011 incarnation.
This means the Outback is the latest in a parade of models to feature built-in Internet connectivity. The next generation of Ford's Sync service, a multimedia system in partnership with Microsoft, can hook up to USB modems. And Autonet Mobile has already debuted as an option in some Cadillac vehicles and in Chrysler's gimmicky "Web Edition" cars … Read more
As we all know by now, over the past week (or so) the East Coast has recently suffered one of the worst winter storms ever. In fact, some have referred to this blizzard as "Snowmageddon" due to the turbulent, unforgiving nature of this regional weather system. Despite the hazardous conditions, many antsy, adventurous drivers have documented their attempts to brave the elements and drive around in these icy and snowy conditions with the end result being a video on YouTube. Because of their valiant efforts, parts of the world that are not having to endure this commuting nightmare … Read more
SAN FRANCISCO--I was sitting in a Costco here Wednesday night, waiting to have four new tires put on my 2001 Subaru Outback--after literally having just spent $900 on a tune-up and several other items. Paradoxically, I was thinking that Subaru makes a pretty good car.
It was this very Subaru that I spent 16 days in two summers ago on Road Trip 2006, when I drove 3,279 miles around the Pacific Northwest. That year, CNET News let me try a driving trip in search of stories, but I had to take my own car and pay all my own … Read more