Throttling is a term that has snuck up on laypeople all of a sudden, particularly applying to how mobile data is delivered. Rather than just cutting users off altogether once a certain usage level is reached, carriers far and wide are instead putting a chokehold on the speed at which data is delivered. In other words, those who consume too much lightning-fast LTE data may find their emails loading much slower until the next billing cycle. That’s better than no data at all, but it’s a very poor user experience that you’d be wise to avoid.
Breaking Down the Denny City Bike
A new contest-winning commuter bike solves the woes of urban cycling through cleverly simple design.
Jerry's Gold, and Others
Some of the most original and exciting programming today is first written and produced for the web. If this trend has passed you by, here are five comedy web series to get you up to speed.
Meet this year's hottest new shooters
From the Archives: In just a few short years the world of photography has been turned upside down, and the advent of the iPhone and other innovations like mirrorless cameras has created a dizzying array of options. We take a look at the latest new class of cameras, none of them DSLRs, but all capable and unique in their own right.
What's New, Now
Today in Gear: J. Crew’s athletic suit, SWASH’s Express Clothing Care System, Sounds of Street View and more.
It's the little things in life
At 36mm, the JPT-PW36 is the smallest watch Tsovet makes. It proves an important point: that smaller watches are more worthy than ever.
Watches generally hold two positions in movies: they’re either part of the story, or part of the character. In either case, given the right circumstances, movie watches can reach icon status for watch enthusiasts and movie buffs alike. These are our eight favorite silver screen timepieces that have made a huge impact on both cinema and the watch world.
Ticking off the week's news in watches
This Week in Watches: Updates to Breitling Colt line, Braun’s Bauhaus timepieces, Autodromo’s self-winding watch from Pebble Beach and much more.
There’s a bit of dialogue in Casino Royale, the 2006 reboot of the James Bond movie franchise, when Vesper Lynd thinks she has Bond figured out, right down to his watch:
“Rolex?” she asks.
“Omega”, Bond replies.
“Beautiful”, Lynd assesses.
Those three words sum up 50 years of Bond and his wristwatches.
What's New, Now
Today in Gear: the McLaren P1 GTR, DJI’s new personal drone camera, an entry-level camera from Sony and more.
From NYC to Maine in Toyota's big rig
When daydreaming of a classic summer road trip vehicle, a pickup truck is not what normally springs to mind — especially a massive 5,800-pound one that gets 17 mpg. However, seeing as the 2014 Toyota Tundra ($26,000+) could haul the space shuttle Endeavor across an LA freeway, I figured it could handle my family, a few bags and nearly 700 miles of road tripping.
Father of the modern SUV, for better or worse
You can’t build a successful SUV today without incorporating comforts like leather and DVD players alongside trail-dominating suspension and chunky all-terrain tires. If any car proved this formula was a successful one, it was the car that did it first: the Jeep Wagoneer.
The old-wood pine forests and gravel roads of the Neste Oil WRC Finland made for gorgeous scenery in early August. And Team Hyundai, plus two of their Finnish drivers, made for a great story.
Bring the rugged past to the present
The Land Rover Defender 110 and the Jeep Grand Wagoneer are two of the finest classic SUVs on the market; both are as capable as they are classy. The only question is: how much money are you willing to throw at these bad boys?