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The Safest Used Cars For Teen Drivers

Teenagers are more likely than other drivers to have the least safe types of cars, often ending up behind the wheel of vehicles that are old, small and without good crash protection.<p>Those are the findings of new research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit financed …

2014 BMW X5 xDrive35d Diesel

Down one turbo, up two gears.<p>Those of us who have been consuming oxygen for more than three decades can still remember the time when SUVs were mostly working or off-road conveyances, manufactured by mid-brow brands rather than the all-purpose people movers that everyone builds today. For example, …

The weird, wacky & cool energy ideas coming out of labs across the US

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>A fuel cell for space. Batteries that use air. A way to tap pine trees and extract biofuels like maple syrup from a maple …

North Korea fires 2 short range missiles, report says

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles off the east coast of the Korean peninsula on Monday, South Korea's defense ministry said, Reuters reported.<p>Pyongyang, which routinely conducts short-range missile tests, launched four short-range missiles late last month in a similar display of …

Hitlist, A Smart Flight Finder That Saves You Money By Telling You When To Fly, Exits Beta

Thanks to Google Now, other virtual assistants, and mobile applications that can tap into our location to feed us information at will, consumers are being conditioned to think of information-gathering as more of a passive process, these days. One company tapping into that larger trend is Hitlist, a …

A string of thefts hit Bitcoin's most reputable wallet service

In a few hours on December 15th, Jeff lost nearly $10,000.<p>It was 10.6 bitcoins held in the wallet service Coinbase, the most well-funded and widely implemented service on the market. Jeff, who asked that we not use his last name, got the news of the transaction as soon as it happened, and after …

The Continental: BMW Doubts Modernism, Benz Sending Non-Corleone Vito to U.S., AMG on a Roll

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>BMW’s F30 3-series architecture is one of the industry’s most fertile, …

Automotive Design

Alpha Nissan GT-R Destroys The Quarter Mile In 8.11: Video

The current R35 Nissan GT-R is an impressive car but, for some people, impressive just isn't good enough.<p>This AMS Alpha 16 GT-R shrieked its way …

Twin-Turbo HPE C7 Corvette Rips Off Wicked Burnout: Video

Attention Australia, please just give us a moment here. We know that you are the undisputed brake stand and burnout kings of the planet. We're not …

Artisan Coffee | Single Origin & Seasonal Blends

Single Origin<p>Intelligentsia single origin coffees are sourced from some of the most celebrated, family-owned farms and smallholder co-ops and estates …

What Does $185K Get You in Home Theater HDTV Projectors? A Whole Lot of Pixels

<b>By Chris Boylan</b><p><i>Meridian Unveils the Ten Megapixel 810 Reference Video System</i><p>As with digital cameras, so goes the battle with home theater projectors …

Mercedes and Pebble Technology Collaborate on Watch that Keeps Time, Connects to Your Benz

If you’re the type who keeps a close, ahem, watch—nailed it—on the latest and greatest tech to trickle out of Silicon Valley, the Pebble smart watch is likely already on your radar. If not, Mercedes-Benz’s recently forged strategic partnership with the upstart watchmaker-cum-tech company may pique …

Wearable Tech

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

Bill Gates

Former Microsoft manager and friend charged with insider trading

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Brian Jorgenson, a former senior manager in Microsoft’s(s msft) corporate finance and investments department, has been charged …

Honda CTX1300 spy shots

<b>THIS</b> is Honda’s new CTX1300, which looks a bit like the F6B Goldwing Bagger but with the ST1300 Pan European's engine.<p>The spy shots were taken during …

Motorcycles

Brough Superior: the 'new' SS100

So here is the new Brough Superior — the first all-new bike from the famous marque in seven decades. The rights to the brand name are now owned by the Austrian-based businessman Mark Upham, who’s been teasing us for the past three years with beautiful recreations of George Brough’s 1920s …

Emerging Technology

These Diesels From Audi, BMW and Mercedes Cost Less To Own Than Your Gas-Powered Luxury Car

Automakers have long lamented the American public’s reticence to embrace diesel technology as wholeheartedly as have Europeans.<p>Part of the hesitancy, most insiders believe, stems from a general lack of understanding among consumers here about the benefits of modern clean diesel versus the old …

Watch the World’s Largest Ship Take Float

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.19.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:02 pm. 3:02 pm<p>After 18 million man-hours of development …

Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016

LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you'll use to pay for them, at least in Britain.<p>The Bank of England announced Wednesday that, beginning in 2016, it will start issuing polymer banknotes -- in other words, plastic money -- in …

Photos and Specs for Oppo R1 Leak Revealing Glass Back with Metal Construction

Images of the upcoming mid-range Oppo R1 have leaked online. The phone that has a “new revolutionary sensor for great night shooting,” has been …

Mobile Technology

Smartphones at CES and beyond: Big, bendy, 64-bit

A look at the year's upcoming trends for Las Vegas' Consumer Electronics Show and into 2014.<p>CES, the largest consumer electronics show in North America, often sets the stage for smartphone technology and trends in the coming year.<p>There are plenty of those brewing for 2014 even beyond the big show, …

CES

Leaked Yahoo! Voice Assistant App Actually A Prototype By Startup Robin Labs

Earlier today, we published a first look at what we believed to be a Yahoo!-made competitor to voice assistants like Google Now and Siri. The video, …

Sorry Shoppers: No Year-End Deals On These Hot-Selling Cars

While there are many good deals yet to be snapped up by those willing to shop for a new car between now and the end of the year, not every model in a given dealer’s showroom will be sold subject to a hefty rebate or deep discount.<p>Those are usually reserved for the least-popular or oddly equipped …

S2000 Powered: 1973 Volvo 1800ES

This 1973 Volvo 1800ES has been professionally built to run an F20C Honda S2000 motor. It looks super straight, very clean, and we dig the shaved …