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How UI/UX Design Will Map The Future Of Self-Driving Cars

Hyundai and Artefact team up to show how the driving experience needs to evolve for the future of autonomous vehicles.<p>When Tesla released a software update earlier this month that gave its Model S electric cars a new self-driving AutoPilot mode, Elon Musk cautioned that drivers “should keep their …

Driverless Cars

7 Amazing Images Of The Future, From 1947

From the Popular Science archive: Weather control, looped cities, moon microwaves, and more!<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>When <i>Popular Science</i> published these dazzling visions of the future in May 1947, science seemed to be propelling humanity faster and faster into a strange new world: engineers …

Should Mars Be Independent, Or Just A Colony Of Earth?

Astrobiologist wants to make sure the red planet is independent from the start<p>It’s a popular sci-fi plot: Earth sets up colonies on Mars; Mars colonies grow, developing their own technologies and culture; Mars colonies rebel against overbearing Earth government, demanding independence. It happens …

Tesla Model S P85D: The D is like nothing else on the road

Certain experiences promise a thrill: roller coasters, free fall, love. Add The D to the list.<p>Tesla's Model S P85D, the all-wheel-drive variant of the all-electric Model S, is like no other car on the road. I say this without hyperbole or overstatement. The D goes 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, making it …

2015 Tesla Model S P85D

Witnessing change in 36,000 miles, plus one really long road trip.<p>From the April 2017 issue<p>On April 21, 2015, a Tesla Model S P85D rolled off a transporter in front of <i>Car and Driver</i> headquarters, its cherry-red paint spattered with mud as if it had come from its Fremont, California, assembly plant …

Ann Arbor

A Deadly Adoption review: Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig's superb Lifetime spoof

Few people can sell a line like ‘You know the dangers of diabetic kitoacidosis’ as well as Will Ferrell – add enormous orchestration, endless cellphone failure and a sinister pregnant hottie and you’ve the mother of all trash movie satires<p>Coming three years after Casa de mi Padre and a week before …

Comedy

The 5 Most Amazing Games We Saw at E3

It’s no coincidence that the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo is taking place less than 10 miles from the heart of Hollywood. Like movies, video …

Madden NFL 16: Improvements to passing

On Monday EA Sports detailed the work that had been done for defense, AI on offense, and penalties in Madden NFL 16. Now they’ve followed up with …

E3 2015: Rise of the Tomb Raider Puts the tomb back in Tomb Raider

It’s not easy to reboot an entire series, and in 2013 Crystal Dynamics flew over that hurtle with flying colors. That doesn’t mean everything was …

Tomb Raider

Germany Mulls Boosting Electric-Car Incentives Under Carbon-Goal Pressure

Several European countries--including Norway, The Netherlands, and France--aggressively promote electric cars as a way to reduce vehicular carbon …

Electric Vehicles

Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Is Exactly The Wrong Move For Microsoft

Amid all the hype and hyperbole inevitably – and mostly entertainingly – emerging from this year’s E3 gaming show, Microsoft’s revelation that it’s introducing backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 titles to the Xbox One stands out like the proverbial sore gamer’s thumb.<p>Why? Partly because it’s one …

Backward Compatibility

Madden NFL 16: Other Gameplay Improvements Worth Noting

Outside of the new defensive, QB, and WR mechanics, Madden NFL 16 also has a few other big changes coming to this year's game.<p>Here are some of the …

Madden NFL

EA Sports looks to get back in the game with across-the-board improvements to its games

No, they’re not sweeping changes, but EA looks to make subtle changes to its EA Sports lineup that aim to get even more players …

EA Sports

The 45 Hidden iOS 9 Features Apple Didn't Tell You About

Here’s a list of all hidden iOS 9 features for iPhone, iPad that Apple didn’t talk about at WWDC 2015.<p>iOS 9 is a goldmine when it comes to features. …

First look: OS X El Capitan's Split View and Mission Control

With OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple will introduce a number of user interface refinements to streamline the Mac experience, including a two-up app …

Apple just showed us the future of the iPhone — here's what app makers think of it so far

With iOS 9, which will be released to all current iPhones and iPads in September, Apple wants to make your iPhone more stable and easier to use and catch up with Google's Android in some key areas, rather than adding a bunch of flashy new features.<p>At the same time, iOS 9 lays the groundwork for …

Apps

Now You Can Manage Your Magazines at Flipboard.com

It’s a small change with big impact for MagMakers: the Web tools for organizing your Flipboard magazines have moved from editor.flipboard.com to right inside your profile at flipboard.com. There’s no need to go to a separate destination to spiff up your magazines anymore—you can do it all from …

British comedian John Oliver mocks Jack Warner on Trinidad television

• Oliver pays for airtime with The Mittens of Disapproval Are On broadcast • Warner had gone on same channel to insist he would expose corruption at Fifa<p>The British comedian John Oliver has paid for airtime on Trinidad television in order to ask the former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner to stand …

Corruption

LightSail spacecraft declared a success after unfurling solar sail in orbit

Tiny privately funded vehicle will re-enter atmosphere after testing thin sails that could be used to gain propulsion from sun’s rays<p>A privately funded space project to demonstrate an innovative solar sail passed with flying colours despite a series of near-fatal technical issues, program managers …

Space Travel

How Back to the Future Almost Didn't Get Made

For the movie's 30th anniversary, co-writer Bob Gale tells the story of production nightmares, and the classic that came to be.<p>There's a great scene in the Tim Burton film <i>Ed Wood</i>, in which the main character meets his idol, Orson Welles, in a bar, and realizes that even the legendary director …

Movies

Initial Thoughts on iOS 9’s iPad Multitasking: A Deep Transformation – MacStories

The iPad is my primary computer. What Apple announced at WWDC this week completely changes the iPad and, I believe, will mark a turning point for the device.<p>Apple's iPad announcements – with multitasking being, in my mind, the most profound one – revolve around doing more with apps without …

Apps

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …

Car Reviews

Perth stadium costs to exceed $1.5 billion

The total cost of the new Perth Stadium project is set to exceed $1.5 billion including transport infrastructure, significantly more than figures …

New Batmobile breaks cover [w/video]

For next year's <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> film, the Dark Knight dumps his Tumbler from the last three movies in favor of a new ride. We've actually already seen the armored machine during shooting on the streets of Detroit and even in a brief video. However, the Caped Crusader's latest …

Brown: LeBron bow among my best sports moments

Cavs star LeBron James made a grand gesture before Game 3 of the NBA Finals by bowing down to Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown, who called it "one …

Basketball

Do beards really deserve to be banned from the NHL playoffs?

NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus says facial hair stops ice hockey fans from seeing the players’ ‘young and attractive’ faces. Does he have a point?<p>Like the octopus in Detroit, Stompin’ Tom Connors, and knocking seven bells out of each other, the playoff beard is a hockey tradition. Players love …

Ice Hockey

Atlético Madrid in talks with Juventus striker Carlos Tevez

• ‘The club is speaking with his agent,’ says Diego Simeone • ‘He would be a perfect signing for our style of football’<p>Atlético Madrid are in talks with the Juventus striker Carlos Tevez. The Argentinian helped Juve to the Serie A title and the Champions League final this season and Atlético are on …

Soccer

Tesla Model X Update, Toyota 'Prius Prime,' Used Electric Cars: Today's Car News

Today, we've got news from Tesla's annual shareholder meeting, including an update on the Model X electric crossover, Toyota's trademark of the name …