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by Michael Zelenko
Changing one of the beloved American muscle automobiles to an all-electrical machine sounds loopy sufficient, however Mitch Medford needed far more than that. After placing 800 horsepower’s value of batteries, converters and motors in a 1968 Mustang, he eyed the report for that mannequin: the 170MPH mark set by Carroll Shelby himself — a person that is synonymous with these basic automobiles within the States. In truth, some fashions of Ford’s iconic two-door nonetheless bear his identify. The Verge chronicles the story of the Zombie 222’s (because it’s referred to as) origins and Medford’s quest for historical past on the Texas Mile.
It is a Lure! TIDAL and the Widespread Fallacy of Music Royalties
Mike Fabio, Cuepoint
Assume Tidal’s superstar-packed relaunch citing truthful artist compensation as a key concern rang hole? Yep, me too. Document labels nonetheless name the photographs on distribution, and this can be a nice take a look at the present state of issues — it doesn’t matter what Jay Z is making an attempt to promote.
Snapchat’s Non-Vanishing Message: You Can Belief Us
Steven Levy, Backchannel
By now, you’ve got doubtless heard about any one of many safety points with Snapchat’s ephemeral messaging app — whether or not it is snaps that do not truly disappear utterly, or a 3rd-get together hack that leaks delicate information. This interview with the corporate’s execs tackles transparency, and provides an apology, too.
The Backside of the Glass: Legacy and the Final Season of ‘Mad Males’
Andy Greenwald, Grantland
The ultimate season of Mad Males begins tomorrow. That will help you put together, Grantland’s Andy Greenwald provides a take a look at how creator Matthew Weiner obtained so far.
‘Livid 7′: What Occurred to the Wrecked Automobiles
Steve Knopper, Wall Road Journal
Ever marvel what occurs to all of the automobiles that get destroyed through the making of a excessive-octane movie like Livid 7? Nicely, WSJ takes a take a look at the destiny of all 230.
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