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How to restore a Route 66 motel--and stay sane

You've been looking for a way to spend your spare time. Why not restore a historic Route 66 motel like the Wagon Wheel in Cuba, Mo.? It will only take two years, your entire savings, and your every waking moment.

By April 22, 2011


Ridiculous motel 'vacancy' sign policy

If you see "vacancy," it might be because the motel is required to say it has some.

By July 21, 2007


Man takes hostage for 16 hours, updates Facebook

A Utah man holds a woman hostage for 16 hours in a motel. But, despite the tension, finds the time to update his Facebook status. His friends even reply with information about SWAT officers' location.

By June 21, 2011


Success! Atari E.T. games found in New Mexico dump

Despite doubters, the first of what could be thousands or millions of buried E.T. game cartridges were discovered in the Alamogordo landfill where Atari buried them 31 years ago.

By April 26, 2014


Swartz didn't face prison until feds took over case, report says

The late Internet activist was facing a stern warning from local prosecutors. But then the U.S. Attorney's office, run by Carmen Ortiz, chose to make an example of Aaron Swartz, a new report says.

By January 25, 2013


Data backup service leads to recovery of stolen laptop

Thief steals laptop, uses it to take photos of himself and then gets caught when the owner sees those on the Internet-based data backup service.

By May 29, 2009


Everything on demand

Who would have thought the day would come that you could have all your media, at your fingertips, right now?

By December 11, 2012


Found! Atari's E.T. games dug up from New Mexico landfill

After 31 years hidden in the wake of one of the worst video game failures in history, thousands of E.T. and other Atari games were uncovered Saturday. The find ended the mystique of a great industry legend.

By April 26, 2014


Aiming sky high in global balloon challenge

A team of Stanford students did something they think no one ever has before -- take a photograph of a high-altitude balloon from one even higher. And that might be enough to come out on top in the Global Space Balloon Challenge.

By April 24, 2014