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The Car That Runs On Air

Bringing new meaning to running on fumes<p>For more than a century, air cars have remained a quixotic quest of engineers—an idealistic exercise with little long-term likelihood of entering mass production. As fuels go, air has obvious upsides: It’s ubiquitous, clean, and, best of all, free. But air …

Electric Vehicles

How To Make A Light, But Strong, Pickup Truck

Meet the new Ford F-150<p>When auto engineers want to improve fuel economy, they shave spare ounces wherever they can—engines, seats, even nuts and bolts. But that nickel-and-dime approach only goes so far. For burly vehicles like pickups, they need to go for the body. That’s the thinking behind …

Survey Reveals What Today's America Thinks The Future Looks Like

We still want flying cars, but we'll settle for driverless ones.<p>In the next 50 years, Americans think they probably won't ride in driverless cars, that robots flying outside will have made everything worse, and that humans will be nowhere close to colonizing the solar system. Those are some of the …

Pew Research Center

The Best Of The 2014 New York Auto Show

11 Dating Don'ts You Should Never Accept From Your Guy

We've all made excuses for boyfriends before. Does "He's just really busy with work" or "She's just a good friend" ring a bell? Here are 11 dating red flags to look out for.

How Should You Behave On A First Date?

Photographed by Maria Del Rio.<p>Does it pay to play nice in the dating game? It does if you're a lady, according to a new study published in the</i> …

Designing A 1,000-MPH Car

The long journey to make the fastest car on the planet<p>Apart from a brief break in the 1960s and 1970s, British engineering and drivers have played a dominant role in setting the land speed record in the fastest cars on the planet. Starting from Lydston Hornsted’s Benz No. 3, which broke the record …

Aviation

Which Electric Car Is Fastest?

A handy breakdown for speed freaks<p>Debate still rages on the best way to sell electric cars.<p>Should automakers be boasting of their environmental credentials? Or should they talk in a language people understand--money--and highlight the economic benefits? Maybe it's all about silence and …

Electric Vehicles

In The Future, Your Car Interior Could Be Made Of Tomatoes

And no, it's not just ketchup stains.<p>Ford Motor Company said this morning that it plans to develop a recycled material using the waste of another U.S.-based giant: the H.J. Heinz company. If the project is successful, you may some day see the stems, skin, and otherwise unused tomato parts from …

Ford Motor Company

A New Age Of Power

Sports cars going hybrid<p>The Porsche 918 can make a claim that other supercars can’t: It’s a blueprint for what everyday sports cars will be like in the next few years. Unlike models in the past, they won’t have huge engines with bad fuel economy. Instead, they will rely on electric motors and …

U.S. Department of Energy

A Car That Predicts Danger

How to avert crises in heavy traffic<p>Collision-avoidance systems have an Achilles’ heel: In heavy traffic, they are just as blind to risks down the road as drivers are, particularly when trucks or buses obscure the view. The Predictive Forward Collision Warning system on the 2015 Nissan Murano tries …

Nissan

Smart Seatbelts Detect Drowsy Drivers

No more sleeping at the wheel. Hopefully.<p>What if your car could sense when you were falling asleep behind the wheel, and wake you up before you caused an accident? That's the notion around a sensor device being developed by Harken, a public-private European consortium.<p>According to Harken materials, …

This Moron Left The Driver’s Seat In A Self-Driving Infiniti Q50 On The Highway: Video

In a way, we admire the intestinal fortitude of the German in this video. In the interest of science, or at least YouTube views, he sets an Infiniti …

Driverless Cars

Rolls-Royce Confirms New Car, 1965 GT40 Prototype, McLaren Special Ops At Pebble: Today’s Car News

An all-new pinnacle drophead tourer is coming from Rolls-Royce, and we have an idea what it might look like—and what it might actually be.<p>A rare 1965 …

Sports Cars

Ferrari's steering system patent could increase precision

But strangely, it doesn't seem to be intended to improve steering perception.<p>Here's an interesting bit of news out of Maranello: EVO is reporting that Ferrari has been awarded a patent on a a new, more precise steering setup. It uses existing power steering hardware, but reduces inherent …

Driverless Cars

Crooks Are Now Breaking Into Cars Via Remote Control

Apparently today’s high-tech cars are fast falling prey to high-tech car thieves. The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) reports that savvy criminals are able to make breaking into a vehicle as easy as pushing a button. That’s because they’re using sophisticated electronic “scanner boxes” to …

Five tech items you should stow away in your glove box

Having a few pieces of tech on-hand can make your drive a bit easier. We’re not talking about the tech baked into your car’s software, but the things …

Gear & Gadgets

Nissan, Chrysler probe claim that their cars are the easiest to hack

Nissan and Chrysler are both reviewing assessments made by security researchers who deemed their vehicles the “most hackable”. General Motors also …

Chrysler

PlayStation Now Is Still Way Too Expensive

Right now, on your PlayStation 4, you can enjoy 90 days of the PS3 racing game <i>F1 2013</i> for the low, low price of $49.99.<p>Too rich for your blood? You …

Metal Gear

The First Big Video Game Made By Native Alaskans

A few years ago, an Alaskan indigenous community found themselves with money to invest. Like any investment, the money would ideally multiply itself …

Northern Lights

25 Things We Forgot About Game Boy on Its 25th Anniversary

Before there were apps and iPads, there was Game Boy.<p>Twenty five years ago today, Nintendo released its first Game Boy in Japan. Later, the device …

Ulysses as video game could make it more approachable, but not replace it, scholars say

An award-winning Irish filmmaker and animator just received crowd-sourced funding to kickstart his work turning James Joyce's <i>Ulysses</i> into a virtual reality video game.<p>The concept is to immerse players in Joyce's stream of consciousness by dropping them into the shoes of the work's two protagonists …

Why The Sims 4 doesn't include non-binary characters or death by depression

<i>The Sims 4</i> is a quirky take on life, but developer Maxis is cautious about what it wants to make a game of.<p>Like previous titles in the series, players tailor tiny people to their liking, tweaking their look, personality and more, before living out their lives. Sims can slouch around the house, get …

A little video gaming is good for children, says Oxford University study

Children who play video games for an hour or less a day are happier, more sociable, and less hyperactive than those who don’t game, according to an Oxford University study.<p>Experimental psychologist Dr Andrew Przybylski conducted the study, published in the Journal of Paediatrics, which surveyed …

Original BioShock game coming to iPhone and iPad soon

2K games has announced that it is bringing the original 2007 BioShock game to iPhone and iPad later this summer, via Engadget. Graphics have been toned down significantly from the original Xbox title, but the game will no doubt offer plenty of nostalgia for fans of the series.<p>“BioShock delivers a …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

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