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Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor to be included in Project Ara

Google’s futuristic modular smartphone, Project Ara, is nearing its early 2015 release. As ‘early 2015’ gets closer, we’re beginning to hear more details about the device. So far, we know that we’ll be able to hot-swap most of the components, that it could potentially track users’ blood oxygen …

Boeing enlists BlackBerry to help build their military grade secure phone

Boeing has long been building aircraft for commercial flight and military application alike, but did you know that they have also been supplying tools for secure communications to the U.S. military and government? Those tools include their self destructing Boeing Black smart phone.<p>Taking the Boeing …

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BlackBerry is working on Boeing’s self-destructing spy phone, and that’s all they can say about that

Chalk this up as one of the stranger corporate announcements this week, delivered by BlackBerry CEO John Chen on the company’s earnings conference …

Microsoft Removes All Third Party Snapchat Apps From The Windows Phone Store

Snapchat confirmed in November that it would crack down on all third party apps, and now the ax has fallen on the Windows Phone app store, which no longer contains any third party apps as Windows Central reports.<p>The U.S. company doesn’t have an official app for Windows Phone, so that means anyone …

Pentagon gives California police grenade launchers, snowshoes

Southern California is mired in more than three years of drought, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is prepared for snowy conditions after it received 1,600 parkas for camouflage, 500 snowshoes and 132 snow trousers in March from the U.S. Department of Defense.<p>The gear was listed in …

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Holiday gift guide: Apparel and accessories

For this second instalment in BBC Autos’ four-part holiday gift guide, a selection of clothing and personal accessories for the transportation enthusiast on your list.<p><b>Dickie’s 1922 Truck Driver Jacket</b><p>US-based Dickie’s is a straitlaced maker of durable and resolutely unstylish workwear. Amid its …

Russian military commissions bizarre off-road troop carrier

If the original <i>Red Dawn</i> had been a futuristic war thriller rather than being set in 1984, we imagine the invading Soviet forces would have been tooling about in something like this unnamed ZIL truck.<p>Looking like a melding of Batman's Tumbler and a Humvee, this ZIL was apparently commissioned by the …

What a 28.5-liter LSR engine sounds like firing up for the first time in 100 years

Racecars seem to keep getting quieter these days, and if electric vehicles and fuel cells ever fully take over motorsports, then the bang, pop and growl of internal combustion engines may be gone for good. This clip of a Fiat S76 land speed record racer awaking after over a century of being dormant …

1985 C4 Corvette-Kart vs. 2014 Lingenfelter C7! - Roadkill Ep. 35

Barn-find Batmobile is the first one ever built, three years before Barris

When we think of the original Batmobile, George Barris is the name that comes up almost as soon as Adam West, nevermind that there was a <i>Batman</i> television show nearly a decade before that famous pairing. It's time to rewrite the file, though, so that we think of Forrest Robinson and All-Star Dairy …