The 2020 Porsche Taycan Turbo and Turbo S debuted this week. Despite its name, it does not include a turbocharger. It can not and it could not. It’s an electric car. Instead, the word “turbo” has taken on a symbolic meaning in the Porsche’s nomenclature. But before you get too mad, let’s remember that the annihilation of the word started years ago, with the Porsche 911. Advertisement Things used to be simpler, but Porsche’s lineup has been absurd for a long time. Let’s go back to 1975, when Porsche first introduced the 911 Turbo. Capital “T,” from when this tech was new and novel, the first to be marketed with turbocharger hardware that promised improved performance from the automaker’s motorsport legacy. So good you have to put it on the tin. It was the flagship. Then the Turbo S came along as a hardcore, limited run enhanced performance package version of the Turbo, usually sold near the end of a generation’s life … [Read more...] about Porsche Started Killing The Meaning Of ‘Turbo’ Way Before The Electric Taycan
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If you’re like most of us, you’re back at work this Monday—perhaps a few pounds heavier, but hopefully also happy and well-rested after a holiday weekend with family, friends (or maybe just enjoying the silence by yourself). That said, the passing of Thanksgiving means we are officially in the capitalist crush that is the holiday shopping season, and if you’re not the type to stand in lines trying to catch deals, you’re in luck—it’s Cyber Monday, and you can catch them from the comfort of your own home/office/desk/car/clandestine bathroom stall/etc. Advertisement To be honest, most of the best Cyber Monday deals in beauty are ongoing—and extended from last week’s Black Friday list (above). But because like Lizzo, we love you, here’s a handy refresher—with some edits and new additions—to our list of the best black-owned beauty, fashion and gift deals you can snag as we count down to the end of the year (and … [Read more...] about It Ain’t Over: Cyber Monday Means There’s Still Time to Buy Black!
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Range Rover is painted British Racing Green. I think it looks good in that color, but will this venerable Brit of questionable rep require too much of your green? Have you ever seen those “As Seen on TV” products? They’re supposed to be revolutionary, promising things like never spilling an egg again or suffering a projectile shart while doing the Chakrāsana during yoga. If they’re so great though, why do they need the enticement of “but wait, there’s more!” to sell them? I know, right? I think it might just be some kind of a scam. Advertisement Yesterday’s 1966 Ford Bronco Roadster wasn’t a scam, as proven by its 55% Nice Price win. It also came with a bunch of “but wait, there’s more!” parts, but those were probably things you might actually want, and not be disappointed by their inclusion. Can you think of a car maker who set high expectations for their product, … [Read more...] about For $7,900, This 1995 Range Rover County Is A Mean Green Luxo-Leaning Machine
The World Cup-winning U.S.women’s national soccer team was honored in a ceremony today at the White House. The ceremony was chummy, and the President was at his most compelling. “This team taught all of America’s children that ‘playing like a girl’ means you’re a badass,” he said. Advertisement The women’s team, who beat Japan in July to win FIFA’s 2015 World Cup, presented the President with his own jersey. In turn, he waxed poetic about their World Cup performance, singling out the play of midfielder Carli Lloyd. “Carli’s performance was so good that by the time the game was over, someone had changed her title on Wikipedia from midfielder to president of the United States. Which, by the way, the job is about to open up,” Obama joked. He also took the chance to take a lighthearted jab at the primary field: “I guarantee you Carli knows more about being president than some of the folks who are running. But … [Read more...] about Obama Honors U.S. Women’s Soccer Team: ‘Playing Like a Girl Means You’re a Badass’
In late July, Wlad Marhulets, the solo developer behind just-releasedDarq, received the golden ticket: an email from Epic Games asking if he’d like Darq sold on their hugely popular online store. It’s a deal a lot of other game developers have taken. Steam’s game store takes 30 percent of games’ sales and gives developers 70 percent; Epic takes just 12 percent. Epic also offers a cash advance to devs. Despite those favorable numbers, the downsides have been huge. Advertisement Epic often asks smaller studios for the exclusive right to sell their games, to the great chagrin of some gamers, who loathe the store’s lack of features relative to Steam and its upstart, money-fueled entry into the PC marketplace. Some just call the whole store “evil.” And after Ooblets developer Ben Wasser announced that the game would be sold exclusively on the Epic Games Store, and not on Steam, where fans had excitedly preordered the game, Wasser was attacked by … [Read more...] about ‘My Word Means Something’: Indie Dev Elaborates On His Viral Decision To Reject Epic Store Exclusivity