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Five Supercars from Mecum’s 2017 Monterey Sale

Each auction season around Monterey tends to attract a massive wave of blue-chip vintage road and race cars, some as rare and delicate as the Crown Jewels. Trust us, this isn’t the type of environment if you’re shopping for a repo’d BMW 3 Series. On the other side of the gold doubloon, some of the wildest supercars and hypercars worm ...

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The biggest Call of Duty tournament shines light on growth of esports

Esports is becoming a true spectator sport, but will the average Joe one day care about competitive League of Legends or Overwatch or Counter-Strike the way they care about watching football on Sundays? A number of factors are at play for esports to garner the same level of popularity as mainstream sports like football, baseball, basketball and fútbol everywhere but ...

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Machine learning can tell if you’re wearing swap-meet Louie

A wise man once said “The hat mighta had a L V on the back but at the swap meet that ain’t jack,” and now researchers can ensure that the Louis Vuitton or Prada or Coach you bought is the real deal. The system, which essentially learns the difference between real and fake products over time, uses a small microscope ...

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