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2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

Kinetic Sculpture Replicates a Bird Flapping Its Wings Using Popsicle Sticks

Design student Joyce Lin replicated a bird flapping its wings using simple machines and materials. The kinetic sculpture is entitled <i>Study in Bird Motion</i> and is made with popsicle sticks and mylar that resembles feathers. It's activated by a hand crank, which sets the entire thing in motion and …

Art

GameStop Dramatically Rolling Back Games Business

“Game” may be right there in the name, but brick and mortar video game store GameStop is looking to diversify. CEO Paul Raines told investors that the company plans on making an aggressive expansion into “gaming adjacent” spaces – specifically mobile and Apple products. The company intends to open …

XCAR thinks the Aston V12 Vantage S is barking mad

In the Big Engine, Tiny Car wars, this Aston is on top.<p>"One of the best car noises ever," sighs XCAR's host, Alex Goy. He's spot on.<p>Recently, the <i>Road & Track</i> staff was playing around with a 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S not too dissimilar from the one that Goy is driving through a lot of smoke in …

Sports Cars

2015 Chevy Camaro Z/28 already sold out?

Chevrolet may have struck gold with the Camaro Z/28. Not only is it a great car to drive, it's also proving to be a hot seller. A rumor has emerged that the brand has already fulfilled all the orders for the planned 500-car production run.<p>Don't worry, though. If you want a Z/28 in your garage, …

Watch the BMW i8 get wrung out on the Ring

Been wondering where the heck the reviews of the all-new, plug-in-hybrid BMW i8 have been? After all, the car isn't exactly new, having debuted in concept form <i>way</i> back in September of 2009. In August of last year, we even tested a prototype of the new supercar. Despite that, though, we still …

Euro-Spec 2015 Porsche Macan Gets 2.0L Turbo-Four

The 2015 Porsche Macan now has a fourth engine in its powertrain lineup. A visit to the automaker’s U.K. website reveals that a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four can be had with Porsche’s newest crossover, slotting below the Macan S, Macan Diesel, and Macan Turbo.<p>The turbo-four is listed to …

These are the Upcoming New Cars You WANT to Drive

On the way and full of promise.<p>On the way and full of promise. <i>Originally posted at Road & Track.</i>

Koenigsegg planning $650k entry-level supercar?

"Entry level" is a relative term. For Nissan, for example, that means a $12k Versa. For Mercedes, it means the $30,000 CLA. For Porsche, the $50k Boxster. In Ferrari terms, that translates to the $200k California. But what does it mean for Koenigsegg, a company that makes supercars that sell for …

2014 Lexus CT 200h F Sport

Dodge Viper recall requires small-handed mechanics

It has been over a year since Chrysler first announced its recall of 3,660 2003-2004 Dodge Vipers because the airbag could suddenly deploy. The repairs are finally beginning, and it appears to be a nightmare for mechanics.<p>According to the automaker's filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety …

Mazda reports highest profits in its 94-year history

We may only be a third of the way through 2014, but for Japanese companies, March 31 marked the end of fiscal 2014, and it was a banner financial year for Mazda's global operations. The Japanese independent saw its highest global operating profits in its nearly 100-year history. Its global …

The Boys and Girls Club is visiting IGN today and the fantastic Mauricio took over instagram! He wanted to show you guys a little bit of what our #Gaming Library looks like. Thanks for the photo, Mauricio! #boysandgirlsclub

Is 'The Jetsons' flying car finally here?

<b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Aerospace company Terrafugia is working on the concept of a flying electric car<br>• Called TF-X, the vehicle is designed to be capable of vertical take-offs and landings<br>• The goal is to make personal aviation accessible to a broader segment of the population<br>• The company estimates a period …

Recalls: Jaguar XF, Turn Signals on Range Rovers

A recall issued for the Jaguar XF sedan last summer has been expanded to include additional models, while the automaker has also recalled 2014 Range Rover models. The Mercedes-Benz GL has also been recalled for a problem with child anchors in the second row.<p>2013-2014 Jaguar XF<p><b>The Problem:</b> The hose …

Jaguar Cars

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is now free on Android and iOS

<i>Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed</i>, Sega's kart racer filled with a cast of video game characters, is now free on Android and iOS, publisher Sega announced today.<p>You can download the game at no charge now on Google Play and the iOS App Store. Those who previously purchased the game will receive a …

Injustice: Gods Among Us gets multiplayer mode on iOS today, Android in May

NetherRealm Studios is updating the mobile version of <i>Injustice: Gods Among Us</i>, the DC Universe fighting game, with a multiplayer mode starting today, the company announced after yesterday's teaser.<p>The mode isn't direct head-to-head combat. Instead, it extends the game's existing three-on-three …

The entire country of Denmark has been recreated in Minecraft

Denmark has been totally recreated in sandbox game <i>Minecraft</i>, making it the first country able to be explored in the game "in the ratio 1:1," the Danish Broadcasting Corporation reports.<p>The map is the work of Simon Kokkendorf and Thorbjørn Nielsen of Geodatastyrelsen, the Danish Geodata Agency, who …