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The Week in Review: Most Livable Cities Report Reflects Global Issues

Melbourne, Australia, topped the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) list of most livable cities for the fifth year running earlier this week. Rounding out the top five were, in order: Vienna, Vancouver, Toronto, and Adelaide, Australia, and Calgary, Canada, tied for fifth.<p>A noteworthy finding was …

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5 Sweet Sandboarding Spots

In the past 15 years, destinations with impressive dunes—some taller than the Empire State Building—have become meccas for the new-ish sport of sandboarding (also known as dune surfing). <br>While people have been sliding down sand dunes for centuries, doing it for sport (or, OK—fun) started in the …

Extreme Sports

This Jet-Helicopter Hybrid Is the Luxury Vehicle of Your Dreams

Assuming it ever takes off.<p>Think of it as an all-terrain aircraft: it can travel far and fast like a standard jet, but can take off and land with the …

New Orleans, 10 Years Later

<i>Cedric Angeles</i><p>Some dates settle in our nation's collective consciousness and can never be forgotten. August 29, 2005 -- the day that Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana, and became one of the greatest natural disasters in United States' history -- is one of them. But the …

Articles about 7 modern apartments historic buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the …

How To Hire A High-End Designer For A Fraction Of The Price

An online quiz can lead you to the celebrity decorator of your dreams.<p>Choosing and hiring an interior designer can be a daunting task, but one site is making it much easier — and more affordable. Decorist has the perfect designer to help you make your design dreams a reality, whether you're working …

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Here's Video of Magnus Walker's Vintage Porsche 911 Crash

Star Tribune reporter Vineeta Sawkar was riding with Walker for a video report when the crash occurred.<p>We knew there was something odd about the crash that damaged Magnus Walker's famous 277 Porsche 911 earlier this week in Minneapolis. After we published photos of the crunched Porsche, a reader …

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2016 Honda CR-Z: Photos Leaked of Refreshed Model

Great news for all those Honda CR-Z intenders out there: The hybrid hatch is getting refreshed for 2016 with a host of cosmetic upgrades.<p>As befits a car that captured 0.2 percent of Honda’s total U.S. sales through July, the CR-Z is responding to demand by not overexerting itself. The photo here, …

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Jeep Confirms Hellcat-Powered Grand Cherokee to Dealers

The Hellcat-ified Grand Cherokee, which we’ve been telling you about for a while now, was shown to Fiat Chrysler dealers during the automaker’s annual dealership meeting in Las Vegas yesterday, <i>Automotive News</i> reports. As it will pack the 707-hp 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 found in Dodge’s …

Dodge Prepping Barracuda Droptop, New Charger Sedan with Alfa Bones

Fiat-Chrysler’s dealer meeting in Las Vegas has turned up a lot of news, some of which we saw coming and some of which we didn’t. Among the drool-worthy tidbits are those pertaining to Dodge, and what’s to become of its Charger sedan and the long-rumored Barracuda. (The ’Cuda pictured here is our …

Apple CarPlay vs. Android Auto: We Test Both – Feature

From the September 2015 issue The term “infotainment,” despite being a marketing portmanteau that makes our eyes roll, does neatly sum up the increasing variety of human-machine interfaces that dominates today’s dashboards. Now, Silicon Valley has leapt into the infotainment fray with technology …

2017 Kia Sportage Breaks Free, Shows Off New Face

Kia’s all-new Sportage crossover will make its full, specifications-and-details debut at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show in September, but the automaker is releasing photos of the production model a few weeks early. Like pretty much every other modern Kia, the new Sportage looks fresh, handsome, and …

Rumor Has it Dodge Will Make a Dart GLH!

Back in the 1980s, Carroll Shelby famously had a hand in Chrysler’s hopped-up Dodge Omnis that, according to their acronym, Went Like Hell. (And then his shop took point in assembling the follow-up Omni GLHS, which stood for “Goes Like Hell Some-more.”) Now, rumor has it Dodge wants to revive the …

Ford's Voodoo V-8: A Tech Primer – Feature

From the September 2015 issue<p>The new rev-happy 5.2-liter V-8 in the Mustang Shelby GT350 is one of the most compelling reasons to visit a Ford dealership in 2016. Code-named Voodoo and sharing its basic architecture with the Mustang GT’s 435-hp, 5.0-liter Coyote engine, this new powerplant is an …

Flared 1974 Porsche 911 Sunroof Coupe

This 1974 Porsche 911 was cosmetically restored by the previous owner with new paint and Turbo flares. It has been with the seller for 10 years who …

Cheap(er) Thrills: 2016 Subaru BRZ Sees Price Decrease

Buy a 2016 BRZ and Subaru will throw in a free 32-inch LED TV or a fancy dinner for two in Manhattan. Okay, so there’s not actually an incentive program like that on the car, but the cost of such things is what buyers of this lightweight, rear-wheel-drive sports car will save on the 2016 model …

Bertone Museum Goes Up for Auction

For a starting bid of $2.4 million, these Italian treasure could be yours.<p>Following some botched management after Nuccio Bertone's death in 1997, Bertone officially declared bankruptcy in 2014. It was as a pity, as Bertone crafted some of the most beautiful cars of our age that graced the roads and …

China's Netflix Hires US Auto Industry Experts to Launch Electric Car

LeTV, a Chinese digital media streaming giant, has big plans to enter the luxury electric car market with Le Supercar.<p>Back in December, Jia Yueting, chairman and founder of LeTV, China's premier digital entertainment streaming service, revealed his ambition and confidence to create an electric car …

2016 BMW 7 Series First Drive [w/video]

Lighter, Loaded, And Ready For Battle<p>Flagships demonstrate strength. "This is what we can do," these cars say with emphasis. Since 1977, the 7 Series has been a rolling showcase of BMW's capability. Sure, BMW makes racecars, but the mighty 7 is a proud reminder that the Roundel also stands for …

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Report: You Will Have to Apply to Own a New Ford GT

Order process starts next year.<p>The new GT will be a supercar unlike anything that has ever been built by Ford. The last Ford GT was a $150,000 car. That's not cheap, but it's also not at the level where buyers are looking for an individualized experience.<p>But this Ford GT is supposed to be priced …

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TVR's 2017 Sports Car Is Sold Out Despite Not Existing Yet

TVR is back from the dead, again, again, and its already having some sales success—despite the fact that it doesn’t actually have a car yet.<p>That’s the word from <i>Autocar</i>, which reports that the newly revived British sports car company has accepted deposits for every car it plans to build in 2017. All …

Listen to the Roar of this Mercedes CLK GTR AMG Super Sport

Big engine + big power = big noises.<p>The Mercedes CLK GTR was (and is) a car of extremes. It was based upon the CLK GTRs that raced in Le Mans; for all intents and purposes, a road-legal racecar.<p>The SS version, with its massive and bored out 7.3 liter V12, produced 720 bhp. It had 100 more bhp than …

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Apple Watch Not A Flop – Now #2 Wearable, Just Behind Fitbit

According to a new report out this morning from IDC, Apple is now the number two wearable maker, thanks to its Apple Watch, coming in just behind market leader Fitbit during the second quarter of 2015. And it’s a close race, the analyst firm found. Apple shipped 3.6 million units in Q2 2015, just …

Apple Announces Sept. 9 Event

Apple Thursday sent out invitations to a Sept. 9 event in San Francisco.<p>“Hey Siri, give us a hint,” the Cupertino, Calif.,-based company said in an email.

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Plantation Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy Rum

Once a highly favorable sipping spirit in Dickensian England, pineapple rum faded from fashion and was all but lost until Maison Ferrand proprietor and rum master blender Alexandre Gabriel partnered with spirits historian David Wondrich. In 2014, the duo introduced a Plantation Pineapple Stiggins' …

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