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Mercedes uses art deco inspiration for electric car concept

Long car is long.<p>Luxury vehicles from the 1930s were nearly aircraft carrier-long. It was the art deco era dominated by seemingly never ending clean lines. So it's no surprise that the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is over six meters long (about 20 feet) and has a single line that runs the …

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Continental Rethinks Electric-Car Disc Brakes (and Wheels)

One little-known upside of hybrid or electric vehicles—especially those that pile on the miles—is that their brakes last surprisingly long. Thanks to regenerative braking systems, which recapture some of the energy as you decelerate, traditional brake pads have a lot of assistance. It’s not …

BMW Z4 Photo Gallery

BMW Concept Z4: Presaging the Next Bimmer Roadster (and the New Toyota Supra) – Official Photos and Info

Awesome PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY tips you could be doing TODAY

Here Ed Gregory has 11 great portrait photography tips and tricks that you can use when shooting headshots on location.The video was shot in the …

Drybar Founder Alli Webb Offers Advice to Female Entrepreneurs

Drybar founder Alli Webb was never quite happy with her curly hair, but she turned her desire to straighten her locks into a lucrative business.<p>After …

The One Thing Nobody Has Told You About The Samsung Galaxy S8 (Updated)

<i>Update: As detailed below, it’s also possible to listen to two sources simultaneously with the Separate App Sound feature.</i><p>The Samsung Galaxy S8 is about the first smartphone to feature Bluetooth 5, the latest standard of the wireless transmission technology. The Sony Xperia Z Premium will also have …

How to Make Your Car Last Longer in Four Easy Steps

Every driver knows the importance of oil changes and routine maintenance to help keep any car ticking, and air filters clog, brake pads wear out, and serpentine belts stretch as the miles add up. Usually there are warning signs that let you know something is off, but there could be things you’re …

New York Philharmonic/Gilbert review – a measured approach to heavenly visions

<b>Barbican, London</b><br>Departing musical director Alan Gilbert led the New York Philharmonic through the icy waters of Bartók to the luminous afterlife in Mahler’s Fourth<p>This concert marked the opening of the New York Philharmonic’s weekend residency at the Barbican, in a season celebrating the ensemble’s …

Foxconn manager allegedly stole $1.5 million worth of iPhones from testing

A senior-level manager from an Apple supplier stole thousands of iPhone handsets from the testing line, prosecutors said.<p>Taiwanese prosecutors on …

U.S. regulator clears way for online lenders to have national charter

<i>(Reuters)</i> — Online credit companies and paperless lenders would be able to get federal charters to do business nationwide under a plan outlined on Friday by a U.S. banking regulator.<p>The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the main regulator for federal banks, said it hoped offering a …

Apple 'Lacks Courage' For Innovation, Says Analyst (But Wait A Minute)

Apple is headed for a “decade-long malaise” — according to a Wall Street analyst. But I like what I see going into 2017.<p>“We believe Apple lacks the courage to lead the next generation of innovation…instead [it] will become more reliant than ever on the iPhone,” according to Andrew Uerkwitz, an …

Airbnb has settled its lawsuit with New York City over short-term rental fines

Hosts, not the company, will face fines<p>Airbnb has decided to drop a lawsuit that it had brought against New York City over a bill designed to outlaw advertising short-term rentals, according to <i>The New York Times</i>.<p>Assembly Bill AB 8704-4 prohibited advertising in "a class A multiple dwelling for …