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This Is Why You Can’t Unlock A Car Door If Someone Is Trying To Open It At The Same Time

This is one of the most common shared experiences in all of automobilia: You’re outside a car, trying to get in. The person inside the car is attempting to open the door lock at the same time you’re pulling the handle to open the door. A comedy of errors ensues, with each of your actions canceling out the other’s,…

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Here’s How to Destroy Your Manual Transmission (And How to Make it Last)

What I wanted to know was simple: how to drive a manual without breaking it, since repairs are expensive and every piece of advice I got was b.s. So I called up a rally champion and found out what will actually blow up your car in the space of an afternoon, and what will keep it running just about forever.

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Several Tesla Gigafactory Workers Allegedly Trafficking ‘Significant Quantities’ of Cartel Drugs, says Ex-Employee

A second former Tesla employee has filed a formal whistleblower complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission, alleging the automaker failed to disclose to shareholders that law enforcement uncovered an alleged drug trafficking ring involving employees at its Gigafactory plant in Nevada.

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Ford Has $17 Billion but Says It Needs Tax Breaks to Rehab Detroit Train Station

Corporations seeking out lucrative tax subsidies for development projects isn’t a particularly new phenomenon, something captured by the recent maniacal effort from cities across the U.S. to throw public money at Amazon to subsidize its new headquarters. Detroit is about to experience a smaller-scale version of that…

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Here’s Absolutely All of io9’s San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Coverage in One Convenient Location

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is over. But the magic will live on in our hearts. As well as our posts! Here, for your convenience, dear readers, is absolutely everything we published relating to this year’s Comic-Con. Check out all the trailers, news, toys, cosplayers, and fabulous experiences below.

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The Three Things No One Ever Tells You About Teleportation

Even though the routine teleportation of humans and objects from one point in space to another is, at this point, entirely fictional, that doesn’t mean that people aren’t hiding things from you. Because, let’s face it, they are. I know most people are too chickenshit to take on Big Teleport, but I’m not, so get ready…

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The Walking Dead’s Giant New Trailer Shows Their Hard-Won Peace Is Already Going to Hell

With Negan and the Saviors defeated, the other three communities at peace and working together, and even a chance to rebuild rather than just survive, life has literally never been better for Rick Grimes, at least since the zombie apocalypse began. How long will it last, though? The show’s season nine trailer has the…

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All the Greatest Cosplay We Spotted at San Diego Comic-Con, Day One

San Diego Comic-Con is now in full swing, and cosplayers are bringing their A-game in celebration of their favorite shows, films, and comics. Check out io9's video and photo collection showing off some of our favorite finds from Wednesday and Thursday. We’ve got My Hero Academia villains, Ms. Marvel, and of course……

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Huge Pipe Explosion Just Left a Crater in New York City Street (Updating)

A steam pipe exploded in the Flatiron District of New York City this morning, leaving a crater in the street and steam billowing over the streets. Update: five people reportedly suffered from minor injuries.

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The First Titans Trailer Is a Brutal Introduction to Another Very Dark DC Universe

If you’ve ever wanted to hear Robin say “Fuck Batman” before knocking the hell out of and killing a couple of street-level criminals, then allow us to show you the very first trailer for DC Universe’s upcoming live-action Titans series. Suffice to say that Teen Titans Go!, this is not.

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