The Portland Protests Are a War Zone—but Only on the Internet

The Portland Protests Are a War Zone—but Only on the Internet

Protests in Portland following the killing of Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died in the custody of Minneapolis police in May, had dwindled to maybe 100 peaceful demonstrators per night before President Trump sent federal agents to the city, ostensibly to protect US government property.

Please, Please, Please Don't Mock Conspiracy Theories

Please, Please, Please Don't Mock Conspiracy Theories

The harder you try to disprove theories about Satanists or the Deep State to people already convinced that you’re in on the conspiracy—or are sympathetic to the evil them—the more likely believers are to respond to your debunk with obstinance.

How It Feels to Drive—and Crash—the First-Ever Mid-Engine Corvette

How It Feels to Drive—and Crash—the First-Ever Mid-Engine Corvette

I’m sitting in one of General Motors’ fanciest new toys and most helpful new tools, the high-fidelity simulator the automaker’s engineers used to create the Chevy that the motoring world has talked about for decades and that I just crashed: the first mid-engine Corvette.

What Iraq and Syria Can Teach the US About Walls

What Iraq and Syria Can Teach the US About Walls

From this concrete tower on the border, you can almost see the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, where the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has made its final stand.

So Uber Wants Self-Driving Bikes and Scooters. Why? And How?

So Uber Wants Self-Driving Bikes and Scooters. Why? And How?

Beyond a few demo rides, no company has been willing to take the human safety operator out of its cars, which is another way of saying that nobody has cracked the self-driving problem yet.