Year in review: Not business as usual for Microsoft

In 2005, the software giant shifts strategies, embraces open standards, and recognizes a new rival.

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Why do so many of us still buy cars with off-road abilities?

Cities are full of cars like the Subaru XV that can drive off-road but will never see any challenging terrain. What drives us to buy cars with these abilities when we don't really need them most of the time?

by Drew Stearne