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Inside the mind of an iWatch product manager

Apple announced a torrent of new software features at last week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, strongly hinting at the upcoming launch of an Apple “iWatch” with frameworks for health tracking and home automation.<p>But as the buzz and speculation around what this iWatch will deliver continue to …

WATCH: Ferrari Enzo and LaFerrari Meet in Tunnel, Sound Amazing

A video from known Italian YouTube exotic scooper Marchinetto has surfaced, and it shows like the intro to a bad joke. <i>A</i> <i>LaFerrari</i> <i>and an</i> <i>Enzo</i> <i>drive into a tunnel, and one says to the other, “hey, wanna rev?”</i> Tacky humor aside, there’s nothing funny about Ferrari’s latest hypercar meeting its iconic …

Sports Cars

Spied: Mercedes C63 AMG Wagon Prototype Tests New Engine

The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG’s wonderful 6.2-liter V-8 may be dead, but at least its wagon shell isn’t. A C63 AMG wagon prototype was just caught with lots of camouflage, but its overall shape reveals that this will be one of the most handsome and fast family haulers on the road.<p>This wagon makes its …

The 5 Most Normcore Automobiles

Jerry Seinfeld has been touted as an icon of normcore fashion.<p>Dressing as one’s dad once did isn’t exactly new. In his later years, John Quincy Adams affected the bald-pate/serious-sideburns look that his father so memorably wore.<p>More recently, in the 1990s, twentysomething cool kids raided their …

John Quincy Adams

GM Ignition Claims Filed Before 2009 Face Legal Issues

General Motors is currently dealing with a 1.6-million-vehicle recall that’s been linked to a nine-year ignition switch defect, and while a high-profile case like this normally comes with an onslaught of lawsuits, GM says those filed before its 2009 bankruptcy are not its problem.<p>The defect that GM …

Automotive Industry

TOTD: BMW 320i, Buick Regal, Mercedes CLA250, or VW CC?

We recently gathered four entry-level luxury sedans to find out which car had the most to offer for around $30,000. The newest player in the group is the Mercedes-Benz CLA250, which goes up against the BMW 320i, Volkswagen CC, and the recently refreshed Buick Regal. If you haven’t already, make …

Audi Announces 4G LTE Connectivity Pricing for the 2015 A3 Sedan

2015 Audi A3 sedan<p>Audi and AT&T announced new data plans for the upcoming 2015 A3 sedan, which is due to arrive at dealerships this month. The new A3 features an enhanced version of Audi connect including a 4G LTE data connection. There will be a choice of two data plans, starting at $99 for a …

Telecoms

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S on New Ignition

Grand tourers come in many shapes and sizes, but all have one mission: to transport you — and maybe a few friends — quickly over long distances in style and relative comfort. The 991-generation Porsche 911 may be the world’s most hardcore sports car, having taken Best Driver’s Car honors two years …

2016 Volkswagen Passat: A Little Passion, Please

Volkswagen’s Geneva auto show array of new and freshened sheetmetal had limited relevance to the U.S. market, where the company’s sales have been declining recently in the midst of generally robust performance by most other participants. The U.S. Passat, in particular, has been disappointing. …

Volkswagen

Flipping for Oscar

Inside Flipboard / March 1, 2014<p>It’s time to put the finishing touches on your Oscar picks, get your hors d’oeuvres ready and put that bubbly on …

Flipboard Acquires Zite

Inside Flipboard / March 5, 2014<p>Today we’re thrilled to welcome the Zite team to Flipboard and to announce our partnership with CNN. As a news-loving …

On the Red Couch with Model and Advocate Christy Turlington Burns

Shortly after the birth of her first child, Christy Turlington got a big scare. She experienced inexplicable complications that made her aware of the …

Family forced to flee home after deadly spiders found in bananas

Father Jamie Roberts, 31, found hundreds of potentially deadly spiders in a bunch of bananas bought at the local shop<p>A family was forced to flee their home and have it fumigated after hundreds of potentially deadly spiders were found in a bunch of bananas bought at the local shop.<p>Father Jamie …

Insects

Iranians travelling on flight MH370 on forged passports 'not linked to terror'

Interpol releases image of two men who used stolen documents to take flight that disappeared<p>Two Iranians travelling on forged passports on the Malaysian Airways flight MH370, which has disappeared, had no links to terror, Interpol has revealed.<p>The international police organisation, Interpol, has …

RBS might have to leave an independent Scotland - BoE's Carney

LONDON (Reuters) - The Royal Bank of Scotland and other Scottish-based financial firms might have to move their headquarters to England if Scotland becomes independent and joins the European Union, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Tuesday.<p>Carney said if Scotland chose to break away from …

Ukraine appeals to West as Crimea turns to Russia

SEVASTOPOL/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s government appealed for Western help on Tuesday to stop Moscow annexing Crimea but the Black Sea peninsula, overrun by Russian troops, seemed fixed on a course that could formalise rule from Moscow within days.<p>With their own troops in Crimea effectively …

iSkita Waterproof Smartphone Diving Case (video)

Fanny Kung based in Canada has created a new waterproof smartphone diving case called the iSkita, that has been specifically designed for divers to …

Gear & Gadgets

5 technologies that are shaping the future of design

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Alex Colon/Gigaom<p>Theatrical robots. 3D printers that churn out cells. Wearables for infants. These types of …

PAVE

Analyst Report: 3D Printing: hype, hope or threat?

Credit: Sebastien_B<p>Analysis<p>3D printing, or additive manufacturing, has captured the attention of pundits and the public alike in recent years. This …

New-look iPlayer unveiled by BBC

<b>The BBC has unveiled an update to its on-demand iPlayer service, which will include new online-only shows for "a BBC Three audience".</b><p>The BBC has been under fire over plans to move BBC Three, a channel aimed at a younger audience, entirely online.<p>Almost 200,000 people have signed a petition calling …

British Humour

Modular Nex Band By Mighty Cast Available To Pre-Order For $49

We have already seen a number of modular smartphone concept devices unveiled this year one of which was the Google Project Ara modular smartphone …

iTunes Radio Is Third Most Popular US Music Streaming Service

Apple’s iTunes Radio launched in the US last September, and now according to a recent report, iTunes Radio is the third most popular music streaming …

Music Industry

Meet Silicon Roundabout's real reigning queen (you probably won't have heard of her)

Outside of the small East London technology scene, almost no one has heard of Eileen Burbidge. Yet she's quietly becoming one of the most powerful forces in Silicon Roundabout, (the UK’s answer to Silicon Valley). Christina Farr meets her<p>Through mentorship, investments, and co-working Burbidge is …

Startups

How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

Lego

12 Amazing Glimpses Into The Private Lives Of New Yorkers

Brandon Stanton has been running his website Humans of New York since November 2010, resulting in a diverse community of millions who are intrigued …