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Mercedes C-Class Gets Top IIHS Safety Rating Despite Poor Headlights Performance

In spite of scoring poorly during headlights tests, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class still earned the coveted Top Safety Pick+ rating from the …

Barn Find: 1957 Porsche 356 Speedster

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• Porsche<br>• Rare<p>The Porsche 356 Speedster was developed at the request of influential automobile importer Max Hoffman, …

Classic Cars

Message from Mars? Morse code dunes found on red planet

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yes, astronomers have discovered dark sand dunes on Mars that resemble Morse code. But no, they don't think little green men are trying to tell us something.<p>The images of the dark dunes were snapped in February by a high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.<p>So just what …

Mars

Senator Al Franken issues letter asking Niantic to clarify privacy concerns on Pokémon Go

Just a few hours after having received its promised security-focused update, Pokémon Go is once again under scrutiny by security and privacy advocates. Senator Al Franken of Minnesota has issued a statement asking for clarification from Niantic, the creators of the quickly growing mobile game, on …

The Netherlands is getting self-driving shuttle buses, but they’re slow as hell

Self-driving cars are all the rage in the technology world right now, but how about self-driving mass transit?<p>The Netherlands is getting its own self-driving electric buses to move passengers between Wageningen and Ede, about 11 kilometres apart.<p>Named the WEpod, the shuttle buses can carry six …

BlackBerry Venice leak shows off Android slider’s keyboard, November launch on all major U.S. carriers

Infamous leaker Evan Blass (evleaks) has once again posted more details of BlackBerry’s Android phone, codenamed Venice. Blass had already suggested the device was coming to AT&T in the U.S., though today he shared that it will launch on all four major U.S. carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and …

Former Google and Apple employees prepare to launch Nextbit smartphone September 1st

Nextbit, a mobile developer run by former Google, Apple, Amazon, and HTC employees, plans to unveil its first Android smartphone on September 1st. In an interview with <i>CNET</i>, the company said the device will be priced in the "premium tier" of smartphones between $300 and $400 and will be, in the …

Mobile

A Lightning Bolt and Rainbow Captured in One Shot

Tucson, Arizona-based photography enthusiast Greg McCown recently managed to capture a shot of a lifetime. While shooting landscapes near the small …

Why New Cars Are Crammed With Too Many Dumb Gizmos

You know what you need in a car? A radio and directions.<p>Take a walk around an auto show and you'll find that every car company wants to tell you about its great new in-car electronics, its apps, and its haptics. At the New York auto show, Jaguar gave a presentation on the system in the new XF, …

Tesla experimenting with a free car for referrals

Tesla will soon begin a referral program for their electric vehicles instead of continuing to fight their up-hill battle with US car dealers. They’ll …

This is VW’s plan for semi-autonomous, smartphone-friendly driving

Volkswagen is embracing CarPlay and Android Auto, revamping its whole infotainment line-up while injecting some smart semi-autonomous tech to its …

Tesla Will Give You a Free Model X If You Refer 10 Friends

Tesla owners can refer new buyers, and each gets $1000. The first Tesla owner to refer 10 new buyers gets a free Model X crossover.<p>Are you a Tesla owner hoping to get your hands on the long-promised Model X crossover, for free? Elon Musk just put together a pyramid scheme you'll love: Refer 10 …

Tesla

1967 Aston Martin DB6 Shooting Brake Photo Gallery

Why Didn’t Q Order James Bond a Shooting Brake, Like This One?

James Bond

This Ferrari Enzo–Aping Pontiac Fiero Can Be Yours For Just $6000!

When General Motors launched the Pontiac Fiero, with its mid-engined architecture and easily replaceable plastic body panels, it had to have known that some enterprising homebrew artists would quickly adapt Ferrari-esque coachwork to their new sports car. But when the unimaginable meets the …

No Reserve: Modified 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo

This 1987 Porsche 944 Turbo is an exceptionally well-documented example with 95k miles that has been modified with engine and suspension upgrades. …

Restored 1969 Jaguar XKE Coupe

This 1969 Jaguar XKE Series 2 coupe is an original California car that has been restored by its owner of 22 years. The car has had just two long-term …

Classic Cars

NASA Has A Plan To Keep Our Skies Free Of Drone Congestion

A thousand people gathered at NASA’s Silicon Valley research center to hear the agency’s plan for creating a workable system.<p>With an increasing number of drones vying for precious airspace, someone should start thinking about how we can possibly hope to manage the traffic congestion that will soon …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Exploring TWA's Abandoned Terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy International

A survey of former jet-age glory.<p>When you first step out of the terminal at John F. Kennedy International in New York City, one of your first impressions of the city is also one of its most solemn icons: the former Trans World Airlines Flight Center. Legendary Finnish-American architect Eero …

Solar-powered 'treehouse' has 360-degree views, Wi-Fi and beer

The ultimate off-the-grid pad is here and don't worry, it has Wi-Fi, beer and plenty of options for mood lighting.<p>Jono Williams, a plastics engineer …

25 Summer Essential Recipes You Should Master

Summer foods shouldn't be complicated—they don't need to be when so much is in season—it should just be good. We've gathered up 25 classic recipes to take you from Memorial Day to Labor Day.<p><b>Summer, man. It's back.</b> And with it comes long, warm days and nights that should be spent next to the grill, …

Cooking

Sony's PlayStation Vue streaming TV service launches today in New York City, Chicago, and Philadelphia

$50 a month might let you really cut the cord this time<p>Sony’s attempt to compete with cable TV starts today: the long-awaited PlayStation Vue TV streaming service is now available for PS3 and PS4 owners in New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Much like Dish’s new Sling TV service, Vue lets you pay …

THE SELECTS: Hanging From Burj Khalifa

Sony attempts to 'redefine television' with launch of PlayStation Vue

With 20 million-plus PlayStation 4 consoles sold to date and over 80 million PlayStation 3s in homes worldwide, Sony has plenty of reason to make Vue, its TV-streaming service, a cornerstone of the platform. The subscription-based service, which officially launches today in New York, Chicago and …