NICB Hot Wheels 2010 Report
The most recent release of the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s (NICB) Hot Wheels report analyzes the frequency of vehicle theft in the 2009 calendar year. We’ve got the rankings for the top 10 most stolen vehicles right here after the jump.
CEO of Deutsche Bank Josef Ackermann leans next to the bank's logo in Frankfurt, Germany (image courtesy of AP)
Today, the City of Los Angeles’ attorney’s office accused officials at Deutsche Bank of being one of the largest slumlords in Los Angeles and filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming the company owes the city hundreds of millions of dollars in fines and asking the judge to issue an injunction forcing it to clean up the foreclosed properties it owns in Los Angeles.
Typically we wouldn’t cover this type of news on our blog, but since we had previously breached the subject to talk about Osama’s luxury living situation in Obbattabad, I figured we’d cover the update on the tactical mission carried out by the Navy SEAL team.
Ralph Lauren's Automobile Collection: A 1958 Ferrari Testa Rossa (image courtesy of Vanity Fair)
This week, Ralph Lauren’s car collection will go on display at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and will be part of an exhibit devoted to the collection called “The Art of the Automobile: Masterpieces from the Ralph Lauren Collection”.
Osama Bin Laden's Hideout Compound::Abbottābad, Pakistan (image courtesy of Google)
Well, not actually, but after the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist vacated the premises, it could be some prime digs for anyone looking to move into a “luxury villa” in Abbottābad, Pakistan. While it is reportedly among the most luxurious residences in Abbottābad, some Google users wouldn’t recommend the accommadations.
Prince William and Kate Middleton in the Aston Martin DB6 (image courtesy of InsideLine)
We’d love to dedicate a whole post here on our site to the lovely Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton, but unfortunately, that subject wouldn’t exactly fit the theme of our blog. Fortunately, today, Prince William, who will henceforth be known as the Duke of Cambridge, gave us a chance to include the couple in a post on our blog (as if they needed it).
BMW ActivE (image courtesy of BMW USA)
Looks like your standard BMW 1 Series, right?
Aside from the glimmering street lights shining against the wet pavement to make that car look about three times more expensive than it really is, what else makes this car strangely unique from the conventional BMW 1 Series it calls its brother? Continue reading
Compact Flourescent Lightbulbs (image courtesy of USA Today)
Edison, it was a nice run while it lasted.
Thomas Alva Edison’s brainchild, the incandescent lightbulb, has been the leading lighting technology for over 100 years. The technology, which was patented in 1880, is currently being phased out by federal law which was signed by George W. Bush in 2007. The Energy Independence and Security Act requires lightbulbs to use at least 25% less energy per lumen. This leads to more energy-efficient lightbulbs and cost savings in the long run, Yay!
(Image courtesy of IGN)
We’ve seen the slogans before on television, Internet advertising, and more. PlayStation 3: It Only Does Everything. Exactly one week ago today, on April 20, 2011, the PlayStation Network servers went down. Apparently, it doesn’t do servers–but that’s another topic. Gamers, myself included, were livid with the network. We understood it was free. We get that it means we don’t get certain perks that a paid subscription service has; but to not even be able to connect to our online gaming service–one that is being accessed through a $500 plastic box meant for that specific purpose–was a whole new level of shock and irritation.
Oh, it gets worse. Continue reading
2011 Porsche GT2 RS (image courtesy of Porsche)
Porsche has recently released the all-new GT2 RS to the public, much to the anticipation of car enthusiasts everywhere. It’s hard to call it just a car because it is a supercar in every sense of the word. Boasting 620 horsepower, 516 pound-feet of torque, and a $250k price tag, there is nothing ordinary about this machine. Combining the raw straightline speed of a GT2/Turbo and the handling prowess of a GT3 RS, the GT2 RS is everything I have ever dreamed of in a car and there are quite a few journalists who would agree with me.
Edmunds Inside Line got their hands on a tester this week that they were able to run through its paces to give a full review. The review is less an automotive critique than it is a description of a love passion between man and machine.
Peep a portion of their review after the jump. Continue reading