Michael Abitino

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With help from GoPro, BMW makes cinéma vérité

Our species’ compulsion to document every aspect of its over-examined existence continues apace.<p>The latest proof comes from BMW and its work with GoPro, the action-sports camera manufacturer. Camera-control integration is now possible for all BMW and Mini models equipped with the ConnectedDrive or …

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Public Places Into Alien Landscapes

Stepping inside one of Penique Productions' massive balloon installations is like walking into the ghostly remains of an alien palace. The walls of the giant, inflatable structures press up against the balconies, alcoves, fountains and ceilings of public spaces, transforming otherwise familiar …

10 Insane Rides by Boutique Carmakers

These aren't just upgraded versions of the original<p>Today's restomodders, replica builders, and tuners take an obsessive approach to performance. These vehicles are modified to a level of detail so far beyond their original roots that they are better described as brand-new production cars and trucks …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

Sochi 2014: 10 best agony and ecstasy pictures at the Winter Olympics

From the heartbreak of defeat to the joy of winning gold, the emotions of these Olympians are laid bare for all to see. Here are the most emotive shots from the Games thus far

Supersonic Plane Will Have Livestream Of The Outdoors Instead Of Windows

Actual, transparent windows would be too difficult to install on a Mach 1.8 plane.<p>A supersonic passenger jet would be exposed to such extreme forces, it would just be easier for the plane not to have windows. That's why the makers of one proposed Mach 1.8 passenger jet—due out in 2018—have decided …

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko …

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory Continue reading...

Photos: Wooden Sculptures of Race Cars

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of technologies might be “out there,” but they show off key …

Zaha Hadid’s Sleek New Sports Stadium in Tokyo

With her trademark modern style, smooth lines, and bright white open layout, it's no surprise that UK firm Zaha Hadid beat out 10 other finalists to win a contract to design and build a new national stadium for Japan. The 80,000-seat stadium is a key part of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic …

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These 5 sedans are V8-powered supercars in disguise

Supercar performance, raucous V8 engines, and four doors.<p>These five sedans don't look like supercars. They have no carbon tubs or active aerodynamic tricks that make them look like low-flying spacecraft. They fit human beings in their front and rear seats. They have cushy suspensions and seat …

Awesome Free-Floating Wooden Skateboard Ramp

(Images via Myles McGuinness)<p>Taking a spin on this free-floating skateboard ramp is not only more thrilling than busting smith grinds at your local …

Full 2015 Cadillac Escalade Configurator Live, ESV Tops Out at $92,810

While the 2015 Cadillac Escalade SUV’s base price, trim levels, and color options have already been revealed, the new full configurator details pricing for each trim as well as options. The 2015 Escalade Standard 2WD starts at $72,690, while the Escalade ESV Premium 4WD is priced at $86,790.<p>A …

The Flip Bowl Finale

Inside Flipboard / January 3, 2014<p>We’d like to congratulate curator Osprey for curating the number one NFL team magazine of the Flip Bowl season.<p>It’s …

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History of the Rose Bowl in Pictures

5 Layover-Worthy Airports

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Could your next layover be the highlight of your trip? At more and more airports, a long layover can open a window into local culture–whether you choose to venture into the city or simply roam the terminals. When time is of the essence, we suggest a surgical-strike approach. …

10 Best Airports in the World

In between home and your holiday, there’s the airport. It’s your least favourite part of the journey – until now. Hit up one of these top-notch …

Audi Sport Quattro Laserlight Concept

It goes without saying that a concept car debuting at the International Consumer Electronics Show should boast some pretty impressive tech to earn …

A photographer's year in review: 2013 Edition

Motorsports of moments ago.<p>2013 had me shipping myself all over the globe. Starting in Barcelona with Formula 1 testing, I made a slight detour in Geneva with the <i>Road & Track</i> crew. I watched the unveiling of the stunningly wild Lamborghini Aventador at the VW Group gathering, and I watched Luca …

Air Jordan 5 Retro 3Lab5 "Black Infrared"

Adding to its 3Lab5 concept, Jordan Brand is gearing up to drop the Air Jordan 5 Retro 3Lab5 “Black<p>Adding to its 3Lab5 concept, Jordan Brand is …

Journey to the Stratosphere

103-Year-Old Grandma Celebrates Birthday with a Tattoo

Evelyn Kottman turned 103 years old this year and decided to celebrate her birthday by going to a casino, feasting at an all-you-can-eat buffet, and getting a tattoo! Accompanied by her grandkids, the centenarian didn't hold back one bit. Even at the casino, she wasn't the typical old bitty at the …

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class | Officially Unveiled

Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off the 2015 C-Class, which grows in size just a little bit -- 3.7 inches longer and …

Man's severed hand attached to his ankle

Doctors have kept a Chinese man's severed hand alive by stitching it to his ankle after a work accident severed it. Xiao Wei's right hand was reportedly temporarily attached to his left ankle for a month before surgeons reattached it, largely because injuries to his arm required immediate attention …

Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …

Jennifer Lawrence's Photoshop Job On Flare Cover Makes The Internet Rounds (PHOTO, GIFS)

Leave it to the fashion world to find flaws in Jennifer Lawrence's appearance.<p>A GIF circulating the blogosphere has caused a June 2011 Flare magazine cover of the actress to resurface, bringing the gratuitous Photoshop job to the world's attention. In the resulting cover, it appears as if J.Law has …