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5 Simple Ways To Make Your Comfort Zone Infinitely Larger

I've been on several solo trips over the years, having traveled to The Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, and Prague with only my journal and iTunes library …

What to Expect If There’s a Health Emergency on Your Plane

At 30,000 feet, there are six words you really don’t want to hear: “Is there a doctor on board?”<p>Even if they’re on board, however, physician …

2017 Bentley Bentayga: Finally, Bentley's Ute Emerges

All the opulence you'd expect, plus prominent headlamp washers.<p>It’s all over but the driving at this point. With this whole Bentayga thing, Bentley has teased us with the unceasing tenacity of Elisabeth Báthory under a bad moon. It started with the EXP 9 F concept unveiled at the Geneva auto show …

British Airways plane catches fire at Las Vegas airport #BA2276

US news,Las Vegas,British Airways,Airline industry,Business,Travel & leisure,World news,UK news<p>Fourteen people injured as London-bound Boeing 777 suffers ‘catastrophic engine failure’, with smoke and flames coming from fuselage<p>A British Airways jet has caught fire at Las Vegas airport, sending …

Muscle out: it’s the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro

Sixth-gen American muscle car lands, and it’s sporting a 2.0-litre turbo engine. And a V8, natch

Muscle Cars

Audi Announces Diesel Fuel Derived from Water and CO2

Maybe EVs aren’t inevitable after all. Audi, together with the German energy company Sunfire, has announced that it is able to synthesize diesel from water and CO2, and that the product can fuel automobiles.<p>The process involves heating water to 800 degrees Celsius, creating steam. Electricity—from …

This Is How Uber Will Take Over The World

The ride-hail giant is expanding globally — and it's doing so by replicating the hyperlocal approach it already uses in the U.S. Auto-rickshaws for India, Lamborghinis for Singapore.<p>Conceived as a solution to what its founders described as "the horrible taxi problem in San Francisco," Uber's …

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Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Plane cabins are about to get even more cramped

Air passengers in the 21st century are accustomed to a relative lack of space when it comes to journeys in the skies – especially if, like the vast majority, they are travelling in economy class.<p>However, with developments in the aviation industry set to deliver a raft of updated aircraft in the …

Aviation

For sale: bombproof bus used by police, Royal Marines and possibly Thatcher

A bombproof bus which might once have been used by Margaret Thatcher is up for sale.<p>Going for £25,000, the 18-tonne, bombproof vehicle is being sold by its current owner, military vehicle dealer Nick Mead.<p>Powered by a 12-litre Rolls-Royce diesel engine and with a top speed of 80mph, the bus has …

Mercedes Pickup To Be Based on Nissan Frontier

The all-new pickup truck that Mercedes-Benz aims to launch before the end of the decade will be based on the mid-size Nissan NP300 pickup—a.k.a. the Navara, which we believe will also be our next Frontier—the German carmaker revealed today. And the company doesn’t entirely rule out a U.S. market …

Democracy v Psychology: why people keep electing idiots | Dean Burnett

Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA<p>Politicians always try to appear confident, like Prime Minister David Cameron, pictured here confidently exaggerating the size of his... stimulus …

George W. Bush

Britain gives go-ahead to test driverless cars on roads

LONDON (Reuters) - Britons will from next summer be joined on the roads by driverless cars, after the government gave the go-ahead for the vehicles to be tested on public roads in a bid to encourage companies developing the technology to invest in the country.<p>Driverless car testing will be …

Autonomous Cars

Driverless car review launched by UK government

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1144000/1144630_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532632475_28c498408582ef0e3cbc9f6844eacd75<p><b>Changes to road regulations and car maintenance checks will be necessary to accommodate driverless cars on the roads of the UK, a Department of Transport</b> …

Autonomous Cars

How a driverless car will benefit you

An official review has laid out the positives of using a driverless cars<p>A new report has found that Britain is poised to become a World leader in driverless cars, with the first tests on Britain's roads by the summer.<p>Here they lay out the benefits driverless cars could bring to you.<p><b>Creating more</b> …

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade's Redesign Is Set to Spoil Any Driver

Loving the 2015 Cadillac Escalade is easy since there will be a lot to love for this amazing driving experience. You can get eight passengers inside, but the back row of seats is more kid than adult friendly. With the 4WD Premium version I drove, I could have lived in there since it's so …

16 things you’ll only know if you grew up in London

Growing up in London creates a very specific kind of person. Rules are ingrained in you from such a young age that it’s next to impossible to ever …

These Amazing Instagram Photos Of Finland Will Make You Appreciate Winter

We have decided that we want to spend our next vacation staring at the stars and taking in the snow in Finland. Yes, that's right, we actually <i>want</i> to spend some time in the snow.<p>Once we saw Mikko Lagerstedt's Instagram photos of Finland, we were truly taken aback. The Finland-based photographer …

This App Actually Lets You Send Screenshot-Proof Messages And Photos

Got confidential information? Snapchat isn't safe. Email isn't safe. Phone calls aren’t even safe.<p>But there’s now a way to send confidential text messages, photos and documents without fear of the dreaded screenshot. Confide, an app that launched in January 2014 as a way to send confidential texts, …

Apps

20 ways men ruin their chances with women

<b>So you’re at a bar, you can see a cute guy. He’s coming over, he already has your attention, then he opens his mouth.</b><p>Why must people speak?<p>Far too …

Infographic: why London isn’t as overcrowded as you think – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 8:00 am, February 6, 2015 in Maps, News<p>[All graphics: LSE Cities]<p>London’s just reached a new peak in population – there are now 8.6 million …

Uber Opening Robotics Research Facility In Pittsburgh To Build Self-Driving Cars

Driver-on-demand service Uber is building a robotics research lab in Pittsburgh, PA to “kickstart autonomous taxi fleet development,” sources close to the decision have confirmed to TechCrunch. They say the company has hired talent from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute, including …

Carnegie Mellon University

Cut-price paradise: Maldives on the cheap

Want to visit this island paradise but put off by the sky-high price tag? One local resident reveals how to visit on the cheap...<p>1. Hire your own …

2015 Koenigsegg One:1

Driving the world's most powerful production car and trying not to crack it.<p>From the February 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Everything is going fine until we reach 150 mph. And then, very suddenly, it’s not.<p>Just sitting in the passenger seat of the Koenigsegg One:1 (we explain the silly name later) as …

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T 5.7L Manual

Some things never change.<p>A lot has changed since 2008, but the Dodge Challenger R/T hasn’t. When Dodge rolled out the retro-styled beast to battle the Ford Mustang—the Chevy Camaro was still on hiatus—we actually found the 376-hp 5.7-liter Hemi-powered R/T model (introduced for 2009) preferable to …

China's Military Reboots 'Fierce Dragon' Jet Fighter With Homebuilt Model

FC-1 takes the next step<p>This month a new FC-1 light jet fighter, numbered "0213", rolled out of the Chengdu Aviation Corporation (CAC) factory in China.<p>The "Fierce Dragon" multirole jet fighter, as it's called, is a joint Sino-Pakistan project and has a maximum takeoff weight of 12.7 tons, a …

Aviation

2015 Kia K900 V-8

Answering the luxury call with old-school dynamics.<p>In many ways, we’re numbers people, performing as we do instrumented testing of hundreds of cars each year to extract the secrets of their acceleration prowess, grip, braking, and fuel economy. Such testing reveals a car’s dynamic strengths as well …

PSA: vaping at high voltages produces high levels of a carcinogen

We don't know all the risks of e-cigs, but this might be one<p>Want a little formaldehyde with that vape pen? E-cigarettes produce high levels of formaldehyde-releasing chemicals at high voltages, according to a letter published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> today. Given that formaldehyde is …