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17 gadgets and apps to make your dumb car smarter

Useful technology for your commute.<p>You don't have to wait for self-driving cars to upgrade your experience behind the wheel. You don't even have to buy an expensive new luxury vehicle. Instead, add some 21st-century intelligence to your drive with a few smart gadgets and apps. These devices can log …

Apps

How to find a lost phone

Step one: Stop panicking.<p>You reach for your phone—and realize it's not where you left it. With a sinking feeling, you pat your pockets, then tear your room apart. But the truth settles in: Your beloved device is gone, and you have no idea where you lost it.<p>Now that we rely on our smartphones for …

Information Systems

Bill Gates and Elon Musk share a daily scheduling habit that helps them tackle their busy routines

<b>• Bill Gates and Elon Musk share an intense scheduling habit.</b><p><b>• They both plan out every second of their daily routine.</b><p><b>• Even if you're not a tech mogul, this strategy can help boost accountability.</b><p>Bill Gates and Elon Musk are two of the biggest names in tech.<p>Gates cofounded Microsoft in 1975, …

4 hidden Windows tweaks to speed up your computer

Don't settle for slowdowns.<p>Windows 10 impresses in many ways, like the tight integration of voice control with Cortana, and the way the software adapts to fit both tablets and laptops. At the same time, it can't completely escape its past: The operating system remains a huge, labyrinthine piece of …

Operating Systems

Stunning Images of the Solar Eclipse

Outdoors

New Porsche 991.2 revealed: a brave new world

A revised, more aggressive front bumper; new, integrated door handles; 3D brake lights inspired by the Macan. Aesthetically speaking, the Porsche …

2016 BMW M4 GTS: As M4 as Ever, But Now GTS-ier

Celebrating (ironically) 30 years of the M3, this M4 is the purest BMW on the market right now. Pricing has not been announced yet. Nevertheless, with just 700 units being made globally, and 300 of those earmarked for the States, we suggest you call your dealer right now—if you haven’t already done …

13 Cool Facts About the 2017 Porsche 911

The Updated 911: From Virtual Gears to a Drift Mode<p><b>Note: This article has been updated to reflect Google’s statement about the data required from OEMs as part of the agreement to use Android Auto.</b><p>I landed in Frankfurt, Germany, on September 9, 2015. Purpose? To attend a deep background seminar on …

These are the 7 best new features of Android Marshmallow

You're going to want Android Marshmallow. Google's latest version of Android may sound like a single headline feature followed by a list of tiny improvements, but they all add up to one important update — there's a reason Google is calling this release Android 6.0.<p><b>Read next:</b> The Android 6.0 …

Land Rover Defender Spectre

Land Rover´s Special Vehicle Operations department were recently commissioned by the team of the latest James Bond adventure - Spectre (hits cinemas …

Yamaha Xj750 | By Dream Wheels Heritage

Our Friday custom motorbike crush comes from Portugal-based Dream Wheels Heritage. The bike, a Yamaha XJ750 was bought in Germany in a miserable …

Motorcycles

Brabus Mercedes G500 4x4 Squared

Brabus have tuned a Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4² giving it more power, torque and style! The original model was already equipped with an impressive 422 …

Stainless Steel

Paul Smith X Land Rover Defender

in Cars, Rides on<p>23 Shares<p>2<p>21<p>The Land Rover Defender is edging towards retirement and as an ode to the symbol and ambassador to the British …

Porsche's Mueller takes reins at Volkswagen: Here's how largest emissions scandal unfolded

Days after admitting that the world's top-selling carmaker had rigged diesel emissions to pass US tests during his tenure, longtime CEO of …

What happens to your body on Mount Everest

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Human beings aren't built to function at the cruising altitude of a 747," the voice in the trailer for the film "Everest" warns. "Our bodies will be literally dying."<p>It's Rob Hall, played by actor Jason Clarke, as he prepares to lead an expedition up the world's highest peak. The film, …

2015 Yamaha R3 Launched In India, Priced At Rs. 3.25 Lakhs

<i>The Yamaha R3 is the newest contender in the quarter-litre space and comes with a 321cc motor pumping out 42 PS to take on the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and</i> …

Motorcycles

Round Up: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Tires – Features

Beyond their obvious round and black traits, tires are paragons of mystery. Over the years, we’ve helped you decode the secrets with stories on how to read a sidewall, how to make your tires last longer, and how to know if your vehicle rides on manufacturer-specific rubber. We’ve conducted tire …

The Future Of War: Soldier Enhancements

Grunts in the field will get a much-needed upgrade<p>Equipment upgrades will give soldiers an advantage on the battlefield of tomorrow.<p>Intelligence<p>Augmented reality combat goggles—such as those being developed by Israeli Defense Forces and for the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Tactical Assault …

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe

Black magic motion.<p>When we tested the S63 version of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-class coupe, we called it “over the top in every way imaginable.” So let us now imagine that one wearing a price tag swollen by 44 percent with 50 percent more cylinders under the hood must be beyond over the top, …

This is your first look at the new Porsche 911

It’s been four years since the seventh-generation ‘991’ Porsche 911 was revealed to the (largely unshocked) public at the 2011 Frankfurt show. <br>Since …

2016 BMW X1

Into the front-wheel-drive future.<p>BMW aficionados are living through tough times. Beyond downsized engines and the heavy focus on the "i" sub-brand, they have to get used to front-wheel-drive vehicle architectures. North America's first sample is the new X1. It replaces the outgoing, …

2017 Audi R8

The software makes the difference.<p>Hardware matters, but often it’s the software that tells the hardware how to operate that makes the difference. That’s true for smartphones that tech websites tear down to reveal $40 worth of parts, but increasingly also for cars—even the ones that don’t drive …

Historic pictures of planets in our solar system

A new image of Earth from space, and last week’s photos of Pluto, lead our collection of historic images of planets

Astronomy

Refreshing or Revolting: 2016 Mini Clubman

For the new model year, the 2016 Mini Clubman grows in size and enters the premium compact segment. When the previous generation made its debut in 2007, it featured a small rear door on the passenger’s side. However, Mini has decided that with the new Clubman’s larger dimensions, four full-size …

2016 Porsche GT3 RS: Improving Upon Near Perfection! - Ignition Ep. 134

Porsche

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Is The Closest Thing To A Race Car For The Road

The latest 911 GT3 RS is the most convincing track weapon Porsche has released so far and the press keeps praising it for good reason. <br>After all, …

NBA Finals Game 3 Puts 3D Projection Tech On The Court In Cleveland

Fans will be treated to one of the weirder spectacles in recent pro-sports history<p>If scoring tickets to the NBA finals isn’t enough of a thrill, fans of both Cleveland and Golden State will witness one of the weirder spectacles in professional sports tonight at the at the Quicken Loans Arena.<p>A …

Here's What Happens When You Inject Performance Boosters Into Your Engine

The nitrous oxide effect, explained<p>Engines are designed to run on commonly available fuels, but as every street racer knows, injecting a little something extra can help performance. (Certain athletes seem to have picked up on this concept, too.) Auxiliary injection systems provide tremendous power …

2015 BMW X6 xDrive35i

Put the pedal down with your patent-leather work boot.<p>Okay, we’ve been banging on about the strangeness of the BMW X6—a fastbacked, hatch-havin’ four-door “coupe” version of the X5 “Sports Activity Vehicle”—since it arrived as a 2008 model. Seven years of <i>Backfires</i> comments comparing it to …

2016 Dodge Viper ACR Has More Wing, More Adjustability than You Can Rattle a Snake At

Taking the fairness out of your next open track day.<p>Did you know that Porsche’s 911 GT3, from the factory, offers precisely zero adjustability for its aerodynamic addenda? Same goes for the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R. The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is nearly as limited, although it offers buyers a …