Nicholas Profenna

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Xbox party chat is coming to Android and iOS

Microsoft has started testing Xbox party chat in the company’s Xbox mobile apps for iOS and Android. The beta Xbox app for Android is available immediately with the party chat support, and you can sign-up to test party chat on iOS using Microsoft’s form.<p>Party chat inside the Xbox mobile apps lets …

The 2019 Volvo XC40 Has The Most Genius Interior I've Ever Seen

Out of everything that I saw at this year’s 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, my favorite car was actually an SUV. I know, I’m surprised, too. But it was …

Lamborghini creates world's first 'self-healing' sports car

Lamborghini has created the world's first self-healing sports car. The Terzo Millennio, which translates as third millennium in Italian, has the ability to detect and repair cracks in its body work.<p>Using sensors the car can conduct its own health check to detect any damages and self-repair itself …

Sports Cars

Is There A Secret Message Hidden In The Taillights Of The Dodge Charger?

The Dodge Charger has more or less looked about the same since its 2006 re-introduction, with the occasional makeover of the front and back. But the …

Sports Cars

Microsoft is determined to make virtual reality work for everyone

For a while, virtual reality has seemed stuck in neutral for the non-gaming audience, with companies struggling to make VR appealing to everyone. But firms keep trying — and they're starting to make a better case as prices continue to drop.<p>Microsoft on Tuesday showed off a slew of new high-end …

2018 New SUVs: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

Find out what's changed on your favorite crossovers and SUVs<p>Combine the practicality of a wagon body style with a higher seating position and an outdoors-y image, and you’ve got our current boom of SUVs. The new-car industry is in a state of transition, with crossovers and SUVs of all kinds eating …

Mercedes-Benz X-Class Concept Finally Revealed (Updated)

<i>After months of</i> <i>spyshots</i> <i>and teaser images, we finally have a look at the Mercedes-Benz bakkie, dubbed X-Class and it goes into production in 2017. The</i> …

This smart wallet has a built-in camera for catching thieves

Wallets already seem anachronistic. They're stuffed with paper currency, analog identification cards, and credit cards that are easily emulated by your phone. But what if your wallet had 512MB of RAM, a built-in camera, and doubled as a Wi-Fi hot spot?<p>Volterman is a new smart wallet project on …

2017 Ford GT: Pro Racer’s Perspective

By now you’ve probably read our official first-drive story about the 2017 Ford GT. I was along for the ride, so to speak, with executive editor Mac …

Ford GT

Mercedes to reportedly unveil a relatively affordable all-electric hatchback with long range

After unveiling Mercedes’ new all-electric ‘EQ’ sub-brand last year, Daimler showed great ambitions to become a leader in all-electric vehicles.<p>The first effort is expected to come to market next year in the form of a luxury SUV called ‘EQ C’ unveiled last year, but now we learn that they …

This Oddball Rolls-Royce Could Be The Most Expensive New Car Ever

The Rolls-Royce Sweptail, a one-off coupe designed for a specific customer who likely has unfathomable amounts of cash, could be the most expensive …

Homemade Lego BMW M3 Captures The E30's Blockiness

This Lego-made BMW M3 from the E30 generation is for those vying to own one of the brand’s best cars ever, but can’t afford the real deal. <br>It has to …

Prey is a love letter to the PC gamer

The die has been cast for the current generation of gaming - multi-platform games are built from the ground up with consoles in mind, with only …

Man finds NSA supercomputer info sitting on an unsecured server

Despite plentiful advice online about how to protect your privacy and keep your data safe, we all make mistakes now and then. We leave that text file …

PC Gaming

Watch a Porsche Cayenne tow an Airbus A380, earn a world record

Don't expect Porsche to raise the Cayenne's tow rating to 628,000 pounds, though.<p>Just because the Porsche Cayenne's tow rating is under 10,000 pounds doesn't mean it isn't capable of some spectacular one-off feats, like towing <i>an airplane</i>.<p>Porsche used a European-spec 2017 Cayenne S Diesel to earn …

Porsche

5 things every adult should know how to do around the house

Part of being an adult is creating a well-functioning place to call home. If you want to add a personal touch, like artwork on the walls, you need to hang it. If something breaks, you have to be able to fix it — or hire someone to do it, which burns through cash fast. Luckily, the more tasks you …

Home Improvement

2018 Porsche 911 GT3

Real genius.<p>The true genius of Porsche’s new GT3, the second coming of the model on the 991 platform, is that even a master will never fully exploit it. That’s the trait that defines the GT3, not just among Porsches but among the world’s best drivers’ cars. As a result, it engenders fascination …

Chevrolet Corvette

This Is The 3,100-HP Cigarette Boat The Mercedes-AMG GT R Was Always Meant To Be

I have a confession to make: I’ve always hated how my Mercedes-AMG GT R was confined to solid ground only. There are so many new and undiscovered …

Next McLaren Super Series to Get 4.0-Liter Twin-Turbo V-8

The once popular catchphrase for performance “There’s no replacement for displacement” has given way to a more-difficult-to-catchphrase phenomenon wherein smaller, turbocharged engines are replacing larger, naturally aspirated ones. Maybe “size doesn’t matter” is a good way to describe the trend, …

Auto Shows

SPIED: BMW i8 Spyder caught in the wild

We’ve heard rumors about the BMW i8 Spyder and seen concepts that hint at it, such as the i8 Vision Future Concept, but we’ve yet to actually see …

The Ferrari 812 Superfast Is Maranello's Most Powerful Production Car Ever

With its naturally-aspirated V12 producing 789 horsepower, it's also the fastest, hence the name.<p>The mighty Ferrari F12's successor doesn't disappoint. The 812 Superfast is Ferrari's fastest and most powerful production car ever (the LaFerrari is not a production car, don't even say it), with a 6.5 …

UK Daily Deals: Horizon: Zero Dawn, For Honor, Bruce Lee Master Collection [Blu-ray]

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A Look Inside a Surrealist Sculptor’s Rural Quebec Retreat

You know how a lot of great chefs, after spending long days in the kitchen creating rich, complex, exquisite cuisine, like to eat very simply when …

Cigar Factory penthouse loft in Northern Liberties asks $639K

There’s so much light<p>The units in the historic Cigar Factory in Northern Liberties never cease to impress with their wide-open floor plans and many industrial details. But this particular condo that just listed may be one of the best spaces in the building.<p>The 2-bedroom, 2-bath is a penthouse on …

These efficient modern prefabs raise the bar for shipping container homes

Delivered in 10 weeks<p>In our roundup of eco-friendly prefab homes you can buy right now, one of the newest companies featured is Honomobo, based in the Canadian province of Alberta. Launched last spring, the company builds modern homes, offices, studios, multi-family complexes, and more out of …

1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 appears at Chicago Auto Show

Ford rolled out one of its hall-of-farmers this week at the Chicago Auto Show, placing a 1971 Mustang Mach 1 front and center at its display. Clad in Grabber Blue and gray, the iconic pony car attracted more than a bit of attention at the press preview, even as Ford used the Chicago show to …

Chicago Auto Show

Aston Martin doubles number of new buyers with its DB11

Singapore<p>THE number of "conquest customers" in Asia has more than doubled for Aston Martin, thanks to its all-new DB11 model.<p>Patrik Nilsson, …

Princes And Sheikhs Join Exclusive 'Scandiera' Supercar Rally From Stockholm To Monaco

Pepper Yandell was like a kid in a candy store. Not only was the Texas-based photographer shooting the world’s most exotic hypercars driven hard by Middle Eastern princes and sheiks, he was accompanying this royalty along some of the most breathtaking roads in Europe.<p>Participating in the inaugural …

Supercars

Audi RS 3 Sportback To Be Unveiled At Geneva Motor SHow

Audi has announced their new Audi RS 3 Sportback ahead of the Geneva Motor Show where the car will make its world premiere.<p>The new Audi RS 3 …

Auto Shows

Audi RS 3 Sportback Headed to Geneva With 400 HP

Model will debut under Audi Sport label<p>Complete with more power and a host of cosmetic upgrades, the latest Audi RS 3 Sportback will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.<p>To separate the RS 3 Sportback from the tamer A3, Audi lowered the suspension by 1 inch and widened the track by 0.8 inch. …