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Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …

Daimler AG

Hot Wheels at the Detroit Auto Show

This Electric Bike Folds Up To Fit Inside Your Backpack

There goes your last excuse for not biking to work.<p>Most folding bikes are still fairly large even when they’re folded up, and they’re awkward to carry on a crowded subway car or elevator. Folding electric bikes are even bulkier. But the Impossible Bike, a new electric bike now crowdfunding on …

Electric Bikes

Casio's 'Kawaii Selfie by Mirror Cam' is exactly what it says it is

Casio's camera division isn't afraid to admit that it's cashing in on the selfie hype big time, but for those who aren't willing to shell out over $1,200 for the EX-TR50, there's now a much more affordable option. The "Kawaii Selfie by Mirror Cam" aka Exilim MR1 costs about $330 in Hong Kong and is …

Shop visit: Heiwa 平和モーターサイクル

The country with the most influence on the modern custom scene is Japan. The machines we loosely call ‘café racers’ actually have more in common with the Japanese style of bike building than the British originals of the 1960s.<p>A handful of Japanese shops are on the radar in the west, notably Zero …

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Target Bans 'Grand Theft Auto V' Sales In Australia

The Australian branch of mega-retailer Target has pulled copies of the bestselling video game <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> after a petition to have it banned garnered over 40,000 signatures.<p>Led by former sex workers, the petition calls on Target to pull the game because of violence against prostitutes and …

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Casserole

<i>This simple chicken Parmesan casserole recipe has all the flavors of traditional Chicken Parmesan without the mess of frying chicken! This can also be one of your go to freezer meals that your whole family will love!</i><p>I have a confession to make.<p>I've been rocking this domestic thing. Laundry, …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

The Ten Sexiest Cars You Can Buy Right Now

Put down that Consumer Reports and buy the car you lust after.<p>15<p>SHARES<p>Automobile taxonomy is a mess. For one, brands are dropping model names faster …

Number Nine? Audi Further Teases New Design Language and Concept

If there’s been a charge leveled at the four-ringed VW Group division as of late, it’s that its post-Bauhaus design language might be getting a mite stale. New Audi design chief Marc Lichte aims to buck those accusations by mining the brand’s recent past for cues. Said cues are set to be revealed …

Audi

Wine-tasting in a McLaren P1? It's another exclusive clip from behind the scenes on Top Gear's new DVD Video: http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/car-news/behind-the-scenes-perfect-road-trip-2-2014-11-3

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

Perfume Yule Love

Cinnamon and pine aren’t the only scents of the season. These ultra-luxe fragrances are sure to be winning gifts.

Today's Beauty Secret

BAZAAR's beauty expert reveals the tricks and must-have products behind the prettiest hair and makeup looks on the red carpet.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s beauty expert reveals the tricks and must-have products behind the prettiest hair and makeup looks on the red carpet.<p>January 10, 2018<p>January 9, 2018<p>January 8, …

The World's Best Hotel Beds

From safaris to ski chalets, the most luxurious places to rest your stylish head.<p>From safaris to ski chalets, the most luxurious places to rest your stylish head. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i><p>Sleek and Greek<p>Courchevel Chic<p>French Flair<p>Kenyan Dreams<p>Somerset Sophistication<p>Very Verbier

The Best New Fragrances For Fall 2017

Fresh new perfumes to spritz and wear.<p>The brand-new perfumes to add to your fragrance collection this fall.<p>Hermès​​<p>Marc Jacobs<p>Dior<p>Byredo<p>Jo Malone<p>Calvin Klein<p>Elizabeth And James<p>Chloé<p>Victoria's Secret<p>Jason Wu<p>Bulgari<p>Tiffany & Co<p>Gucci<p>Ralph Lauren<p>Prada<p>Viktor & Rolf<p>DKNY<p>Emporio Armani

50 Fictional Places You Can Visit In Real Life

Just because a place isn't "real" doesn't mean you can't go there in real life.<p>Some of our favorite destinations look <i>just</i> like Disney movies, and some were the actual sets of top-rated films.<p>And thanks to the experts at air travel site Just the Flight, we've now got 50 more fictional destinations …

Wine Tasting 101

Wine drinking’s pretty much self-explanatory. But no matter what’s in the glass, it will reveal itself best when approached systematically and when all sensory apparati are exposed to it (well, not your ears).<p>That doesn’t mean making a spectacle of your examination, or trying to out-inhale the …

The World Is Still Enormous

Changing Planet<p><i>The navigator cannot act on what they know, but what they think they know. The navigator must envision beyond sight, understand beyond the senses.</i><p>Amid the vastness of the ocean and the complete darkness your senses are heightened, as are your emotions. Out there you can only worry …

Cruise Ships

How Burmese Elephants Helped Defeat the Japanese in World War II

Wildlife & Wild Places<p><b>James Howard “Billy” Williams, the son of a mining engineer from Cornwall, in England, seems to have stepped straight out of the pages of The Jungle Book, by Rudyard Kipling.</b><p>Employed as a forest manager with a British teak company in colonial Burma, he was captivated by the …

Wildlife

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

Go Big or Go Home. Tokyo's Megastores Are Super-Sized Fun

Tokyo superstores BicQlo, Shinjuku; Yodobashi Camera, Akihabara, and Don Quijote, just about anywhere in town; are big fun. They've refined the concept of 'shop 'til you drop' to the point where you can reach true retail exhaustion without ever leaving the building. That's quite an …

Richard's Picks: The 8 Great Airlines for 2015

Yes, one lone travel warrior can hardly contest with the crowd-sourcing data we've come to expect and rely upon with the likes of TripAdvisor, Yelp and such. Yet, as Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso and champion of the personalized, expert advice, likes to say: "Automate the predictable so you can …

Seven of the Best Exclusive Lodges in Africa

<b>Each of these private lodges, which are solely for exclusive use, are the perfect location for families and friends who want a home away from home within a magnificent setting.</b><p><b>Leobo Private Reserve</b><p><b>LIMPOPO, SOUTH AFRICA</b><p>Amidst the scenic Waterberg Mountains, 20,000-acre Leobo Private Reserve is the …

Why This Island In Japan Is The Best Place To See The Leaves Change

Armed with our fall foliage predictor and current list of favorite places to see the leaves change, we're adding Hokkaido, Japan to our leaf-peeping bucket list!<p>You might've heard of Hokkaido because of the beautiful Sapporo Snow Festival and its gorgeous flower fields. But we suggest visiting as …

The 30 Ultimate Rules of Air Travel

Check in early. Stay hydrated. Bring hand sanitizer. Consolidate credit card and hotel points. Thanks, Condé Nast or <i>USA Today</i>; should I be taking notes? The only thing missing are the words "life hack."<p>Simply put, there's nothing glamorous or exciting about commercial air travel, especially …

Five Unfair Questions People Routinely Ask Frequent Travelers

The travel life is an enticing one for those that do not have an opportunity to live it, and intoxicating for those that find themselves always in motion. Many are curious to understand what life is like for those that have the gift of seeing many destinations in regularity. There are some common …

A pilot explains why it’s time to get over your fear of turbulence

Turbulence: spiller of coffee, jostler of luggage, filler of barf bags, rattler of nerves. But is it a crasher of planes? Judging by the reactions of many airline passengers, one would assume so; turbulence is far and away the number one concern of anxious passengers. Intuitively, this makes sense. …

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