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These 30 essential iPhone 6 tricks and tips will help you master it

Life is hard enough without having to factor in modern technology. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were two of the most lauded and intuitive smartphones to …

Mobile Photography

Crazy Sauce from Stuttgart: Mercedes-Benz Pickup to Arrive by 2020

It was bound to happen eventually. Mercedes-Benz has been fortifying its commercial- and consumer-truck lineup, filling niches and expanding product capabilities in an attempt to cover all the bases and the outfield, too. Even so, when today’s announcement that the German automaker has plans to …

April Fools' Day

Airstream's silver bullets still flying

Kate Pierson of the B-52s fell so hard for her first Airstream that she ended up owning enough of the travel trailers to open an all-Airstream hotel in the desert near Joshua Tree National Park.<p>Fans of the retro-chic silver bullets spend $200 a night to sleep in vintage trailers. With names such as …

Magnus Walker flogs his super-rare, RHD Porsche 930

A first-year 930 produced in right-hand drive makes it a 1-of-15 car. Magnus pits it against a 2015 911 Turbo to see if the new car can compare to his freshly-acquired rarity.<p>Magnus Walker has several 1976 and 1977 Porsche 930s, but no first-year 911 Turbo. So when he got a call from a shop in …

Porsche

Dodge halts ordering on new Hellcats

With more than 9,000 orders on the books and 2,200 cars delivered so far, Dodge has to catch up to demand for the 707-hp beasts.<p>Dodge has halted customer orders of the Challenger SRT Hellcat and Charger SRT Hellcat, as demand has overwhelmed the available supply. As reported by Allpar.com, the …

Sports Cars

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport

Cadillac may be moving out of Motown, but the CTS is already on another planet.<p>From the June 2015 issue<p>In 2014, Cadillac poached, from Infiniti, one of the auto industry’s most celebrated and outspoken execs. It also showed the 464-hp ATS-V and the 640-hp CTS-V, and said that it will be renaming …

Porsche 991 911 Carrera GTS: This Is The 911 You're Looking For - XCAR

Porsche 991 Black Edition Victor Rims, Geoshild Ceramic Tint, Murder Out

Elon Musk says Apple offering $250,000 signing bonus to poach Tesla employees

The talent pool in Silicon Valley is filled with sharks. Google, Apple, Oracle, eBay, Amazon, Nvidia, Adobe, HP and Electronic Arts all draw from the finite workforce of northern California, so unsurprisingly, competition for new hires is extremely fierce.<p>Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, offers …

Tesla

Wheel-less Roller: 1971 Porsche 911T

This 1971 Porsche 911T has been media blasted and shows rust on the floors, rockers and front pan. Rolling on wood discs, the rear quarter panels are …

Porsche

2017 Ford Fiesta RS Rendered: A Mighty Mite that Might Just Happen

A big possibility for a tiny car.<p><b>What It Is:</b> On the heels of the freshly unveiled new Ford Focus RS and the welcome confirmation that it will be coming to the U.S., here’s our rendered take on the car that should be following it. Much as we love the Fiesta ST—and we do love it quite a lot, having …

Ford Fiesta

Tesla in China will install free charging stations for owners

Tesla will soon be installing free charging stations in its Chinese customers’ homes, the auto maker’s China president Zhu Xiaotong has revealed. …

Tesla

Gauging reaction to the 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit on Detroit highways

We (Kind Of) Pretend To Be Cops One More Time, With Cameras Rolling<p>Steven Ewing and I kind of pretended to be cops a few weeks ago. No, not in the illegal way; we just took turns driving the 2015 Dodge Charger Pursuit around Detroit and its suburbs, learning invaluable life lessons along the way.<p>A …

Dodge

Jeep Recalling 168K New Cherokees for Unintended Airbag Deployment

Jeep’s reincarnated Cherokee is capable of some surprising feats off-road, and apparently drivers aren’t the only ones surprised by its prowess—the Cherokees themselves can be caught off guard. Chrysler is recalling 167,749 of the SUVs because they “can achieve vehicle angles during off-road …

Off-roading

January Auto Sales Top 1 Million, Almost Everyone's a Winner

Every major manufacturer posted year-over-year gains last month as U.S. auto sales kicked off 2015 with large helpings of trucks and big ladles of cheap gas.<p>In total, 1,152,480 vehicles left lots in January, a 13.7-percent increase over 2014 and the second consecutive year of 1-million-plus sales …

Kia Motors

Motorsports and Maserati Enthusiast Doug Magnon Dies at 55

Douglas Magnon, founder of the Riverside International Automotive Museum (RIAM), has lost his battle with cancer and passed away February 4. He was 55. Magnon regularly attended races at the Riverside International Raceway before it shuttered in 1988. The raceway’s closure led him and his father …

Alfa Romeo

Ford Releases Power and MPG Ratings for Edge Sport

When Ford gave us a peek at the redesigned 2015 Edge last summer, the dossier for the Sport trim was short one crucial detail: the power, baby. The Sport is the only Edge trim level to get Ford’s new direct-injected, twin-turbocharged, “Nano” 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, and Ford would tell us only that …

Fuel Efficiency

2016 Jaguar F-type Manual and AWD

Manuals: saved. Rear-wheel drive: in jeopardy.<p>One of these days our Save the Manuals campaign will arrive at its inevitable end. Even if the ol’ stick shift wins a battle every now and then, newer, smoother, and faster transmission technology is dominating the war. We’ll be devastated to concede …

Jaguar Cars

Lamborghini turns empty tunnel into a launch tube

An Aventador. At night. In an empty tunnel. It sounds as super as you'd think.<p>UK photographer Alex Penfold is a <i>great</i> shooter, and if you like car porn, you should immediately follow him on Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter.<p>He recently finished a session with this satin chrome Lamborghini …

Tumblr

Review: Audi S3, a speedier A3, is fun and easygoing

Audi's new S3 sedan is the kind of easygoing car you could be comfortable letting your 16-year-old borrow without worrying that he'll hang it in a tree.<p>But with nearly 300 horsepower and a starting price of $42,000, it's also a performance car that you'll want to keep for yourself.<p>The S3 is the …

Suzuki teases iK-2 and iM-4 concepts set to debut at Geneva

While it may be true that Suzuki no longer sells its models in the US, the Japanese brand is still motoring along and quite popular in the rest of the world, including Europe. The Japanese company just teased two concepts to premiere at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, but hasn't revealed much about …

2016 Lotus Evora Spy Shots

These are the first photos of the updated 2016 Lotus Evora in testing ahead of its unveiling at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Revealing a car that …

Automotive Design

Big Bad Blue: Mostly Original 1970 AMC AMX 360/4-Speed

This 1970 AMC AMX (chassis A0M397P275467) is a 360ci V8/4-speed manual example said to have 55k original miles. Factory <i>Big Bad Blue</i> looks great on …

Apple, Tesla Fighting Over Top Employees

Apple and Tesla have been battling to recruit top talent from each other, according to a new report from <i>Bloomberg Business</i>. Tesla has hired at least 150 former Apple employees, more than they have from any other company.<p>The company has hired at least 150 former Apple employees, more than from any …

Rumor Has It The New Nissan GT-R Is Coming in 2018

The current Nissan GT-R is still a monster. With a 545-hp twin-turbo, tenacious all-wheel-drive, and a zero-to-60 time that can dip below three seconds, it earned the “Godzilla” nickname long ago. But it has been on sale in the U.S. since 2008, and while the car has received plenty of mild updates …

Automotive Design

Next Nissan GT-R looks set for 2018 debut

Nissan design honcho Shiro Nakamura drops hints on the next Godzilla.<p>The current Nissan GT-R is still a monster. With a 545-hp twin-turbo ( or 600 hp in mighty NISMO guise), tenacious all-wheel-drive, and a 0-60 time that can dip below three seconds, it more than holds up the …

Nissan GT-R

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe (V12 Biturbo) Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe

Personal luxury is alive and well.<p>No one talks about personal luxury cars anymore; use of that term peaked some 40 years ago. But the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG coupe reminds us that, even if there isn’t a modern term for the concept, there remains a distinction between the average luxury car and …

Automotive Design

Ariel Atom 3.5R

It's plain fantastic.<p>Given the free choice of locations, where would you drive a 350-hp Ariel Atom? A flowing Alpine pass in the summer sunshine? Or a nice, quiet racetrack surrounded by deep run-off areas? Maybe you’d just nominate a nice wide runway to safely explore the performance of a car with …

Le Mans

Corvette Will Influence Design of Mainstream Chevrolets

It doesn’t get talked about much in a sea of “OMG-cheap-supercar-America-vs.-the-World” fawning, cooing, and general superlative-hurling, but one of the very best things about the Corvette Stingray is the view over the hood. The fender peaks help you place the car on the road, diminishing its …

Sports Cars