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Ford adding stop-start to all major model lines

Ford has gone all-in on its efforts to offer most of its new vehicles with a fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine, but the automaker is reportedly preparing to take another big step toward improving vehicle efficiency. <i>Automotive News</i> is reporting that Ford will soon expand the availability of start-stop …

How a blind racer turned secret agent and helped defeat the Nazis

A dapper driver, a dead body, a hot-rod van, and some high-speed espionage.<p>Maybe it was an unworkable, irresponsible plan.<p>The Allies needed to sprint a dead body across the UK before it began decomposing in order to mislead the Nazis about their intention to invade Sicily. They needed to do this …

Invention turns traffic lights into a game to ease congestion

Sometimes, we get angry being stuck in traffic. We might be fuming about the person playing on their cellphone that rear-ended someone, or we might blame the person poking along in the left lane. And yes, sometimes, we might just blame the oppressive injustice doled out by traffic lights, …

34k-mile 1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal

This 1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal is said to be a rust-free, 34k-mile example that’s spent its life in France. Paint and interior leather are reportedly …

1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird Hemi

This 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird is described as one of 58 Hemi cars built with the 4-speed manual. Said to be a matching-numbers example …

No-Reserve 1965 Shelby G.T.350 Hertz Tribute

This Shelby G.T.350H tribute looks well done and is offered with no reserve. The description focuses too much on the front end trim, but the 4-speed, …

7 Smart New Window Technologies

With the latest technologies, the windows in your house can offer more than a pretty view. Unfortunately, you'll still have to clean them yourself.<p><b>1. Save the Birds</b><br>Every year, millions of birds fly into glass windows. This patterned coating — visible to birds but not humans — prevents that. All …

Home Ownership

Remote Control Micro Drone Quadcopter is 50% Off [Deals]

<i>Extreme Fliers</i> launched their Micro Drone 2.0 mini quadcopter earlier this year and was first teased at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York,<p>later to be …

Drones

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Koenigsegg planning hypercar with one horsepower per kilo

If this seems crazy (and awesome), that's because it is. According to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>, Koenigsegg is planning a car called the One:1 – as in, one horsepower per pound <i>kilogram</i>. Head honcho Christian von Koenigsegg describes this new hypercar as a "money-is-no-object venture" for a dealer in …

A DIY, Remote-Controlled Microwave That Automatically Cooks Dinner

Microwaves aren't easy enough. Not yet.<p>Web developer Nathan Broadbent loved automating everyday tasks. He also loved frozen dinners and wanted to program his microwave to prepare them. He suspected an oven could harness Universal Product Codes—the bar codes found on almost all food packaging—to …