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Google WiFi In Starbucks – Good Luck Finding Seat

By TJ McCue, Contributor

and just announced that 7,000 U.S. stores will be upgraded to faster WiFi service starting this summer. is currently providing wireless access, but will be replaced by this new initiative. WiFi at up to 10-times faster network speeds is the promise. If you thought finding a seat at Starbucks is tough now, just wait until the new access hits stores. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest

After 34 straight starts, Iglesias gets breather

By Ian Browne For the first time since June 18, the Red Sox had a starting lineup that did not include Jose Iglesias. The infielder had started 34 straight games. However, Iglesias has been slumping of late. He has just five hits in his last 44 at-bats. Brandon Snyder got the start at third base Monday against Rays lefty David Price, while Stephen Drew started at short. …read more

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Video: Hot lap the Hungaroring with Codemasters' F1 2013 and Anthony Davidson

By Jonathon Ramsey

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Au courant with the Hungarian Grand Prix running this weekend, Codemasters has released in-game footage from F1 2013 of a hot lap video of the Hungaroring driven by Scuderia Toro Rosso’s Daniel Ricciardo and narrated by ex-Formula One driver and current Sky F1 commentator and sportscar racer Anthony Davidson. The graphics have improved over F1 2012, Davidson’s commentary is just as good as it was last year, and the rear-view mirrors are still huge.

There are also hot lap vids of the Nürburgring driven by Kimi Räikkönen in his Lotus and Silverstone piloted by Jenson Button in his McLaren. The game hits shelves October 8, but you can watch the hot lap videos below right now.

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Liriano outduels Strasburg as Pirates defeat Nats

By Tom Singer Francisco Liriano took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, blanking the Nationals on two hits over 7 2/3 innings as the Pirates reclaimed their season peak of 21 games above .500 on Wednesday night with a 4-2 victory at Nationals Park. Liriano outdueled Stephen Strasburg, who whiffed 12 over eight innings of one-run ball. …read more

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Chevrolet Corvette Timeline: Milestones and More from C1 through C7

By Andrew Wendler

Chevrolet Corvette Timeline: Milestones and More from C1 through C7

Over its 60-odd-year run, the Corvette has largely stuck to its original objective of providing homegrown performance wrapped in a stylish, two-seat package. Its journey has at times been an uncertain one, but now in its seventh generation, it’s safe to say the hits have outnumber the misses. Here’s our look at the Corvette story from conception to 2014 C7.

C1 1953–1962

1951: Harley Earl, GM’s chief designer, drives the Le Sabre concept car to Watkins Glen, where he falls in love with the Jaguar XK120. The wheels begin to turn.

1953: Chevrolet reveals the Corvette dream car on January 17, 1953, at New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, as part of the kickoff to that year’s GM Motorama. Named after small, highly maneuverable naval escort ship, the show car is also known as the EX-122.

On June 30 of the same year, the first production 1953 Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. Production is capped at 300 units, all in the now iconic Polo White/Sportsman Red exterior/interior color scheme and powered by the 150-hp, three-carb “Blue Flame” inline-six and a two-speed Powerglide transmission. The only options are a heater and an AM radio.

1954: Corvette production begins at GM’s St. Louis, Missouri, facility on January 1. Chevrolet expands the exterior color choices to include Pennant Blue, Sportsman Red, and Black. Beige is added as an interior option. The straight-six engine gets bumped to 155 hp. Just 3640 Corvettes are produced by year’s end.

1955: The small block Chevy V-8 makes its first appearance between a Corvette’s fiberglass fenders, and a three-speed manual appears as an option. The year closes with the six-cylinder bidding adieu. Production totals 700 units.

1956: Factory-installed removable hardtops are offered for the first time, and the exterior gets exposed headlamps, sculpted side coves, and roll-up windows. Seatbelts make the scene as a dealer-installed option, and one-hundred and eleven buyers drop $188.30 on a high-lift cam (order code: RPO #449). Head Corvette engineer (and future legend) Zora Arkus-Duntov tells the brass to go racing, but his pleas for a racing program fall on deaf corporate ears. Two four-barrel carbs enhance the 265-cubic-inch (4.3-liter) V-8, and our own Karl Ludvigsen (back when we were known as Sports Cars Illustrated) deems the ’56 credible: “Without qualification, General Motors is now building a sports car.”

<img class="alignright size-medium wp-image-117839" title="1958 Chevrolet Corvette" src="http://blog.caranddriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/1958-Chevrolet-Corvette-0031-220×134.jpg" alt="1958 Chevrolet Corvette" width="220" …read more

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Fox News poll: Summer of discontent with Obama, Congress continues

Most voters are unhappy with the way things are going in the country, and over half say they don’t see signs the economy has turned the corner, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Those are two of the reasons why President Obama’s job approval remains below 50 percent — and hits a new low among independents.

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Sandra Bullock On ‘The Heat 2’: ‘I Can’t Imagine It’

By The Huffington Post News Editors

“The Heat,” Paul Feig’s hilarious buddy cop comedy with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, has been one of the surprise hits of this summer, earning $130 million in North America since its release on June 28. Before “The Heat” even debuted, studio Twentieth Century Fox commissioned screenwriter Katie Dippold to work on a sequel, owing to the advance buzz humming off the comedy in the lead-up to its premiere.

“I really like the idea we have for the sequel. I’m really excited about it,” Dippold told HuffPost Entertainment in an interview. “I can’t say what it is. I wish I could. I really wish I could, but I can’t: I would be immediately fired and murdered. But I really think it could be so fun. So I’m hopeful that we get to do it.”

Unfortunately, Dippold may not get the chance. Speaking with EW.com at Comic-Con, Bullock said she wasn’t interested in doing a sequel to “The Heat” at this stage in her career.

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IRS Travelgate: Brass Spent $100K Each On Travel

By Robert W. Wood, Contributor

For the IRS, the hits just keep on coming. The no longer obscure watchdog known as the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has a new bestseller: Analysis of Executive Travel Within the Internal Revenue Service. Ever since the Tea Party scandal, this inspector’s reports are pretty important. …read more

Source: FULL ARTICLE at Forbes Latest