Richard Quiros

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Ferrari Plans to Debut 600-hp 458 Scuderia at Frankfurt Auto Show

Ferrari is expected to reveal the Scuderia version of the 458 at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show.<p>This calendar year of 2013 would be considered a massive success for any smaller manufacturer that introduced a knockout hypercar like the 950-hp LaFerrari. But, as has become nearly cliched, Ferrari isn’t …

Sports Cars

2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid

Accord Hybrid v2.0 plugs in for mpg bragging rights.<p>TESTED<p>Two Accord generations ago, Honda offered a hybrid powertrain in its mainstream sedan. But it was a performance-oriented V-6 hybrid that never achieved the lofty fuel-economy numbers that eco buyers crave. Now, Honda is jumping back into the …

2015 BMW M4 Spy Photos

The remaking of an icon.<p><b>What It Is:</b>This sleek two-door coupe is nothing less than the M4, which will replace the M3 coupe. BMW is renaming the coupe version of the 3-series to 4-series, and a similar fate is in store for the 1-series coupe, which will be known as 2-series in the future—thus …

Automotive Design

Chevrolet Finally Announces 2014 Corvette Stingray's Power Figures

When Chevrolet pulled the sheets off of the 2014 Corvette Stingray at this year’s Detroit auto show, we were smitten with its saucy sheetmetal, upgraded interior, and promising-looking all-new small-block V-8 engine. We were less enthused with the mystery surrounding the small-block’s details, …

Sports Cars

2014 Toyota Corolla

Eleven generations and counting.<p>When we first saw photos of the 11th-generation Toyota Corolla, it got us thinking about the AE86. To drifters and import hot-rodders, the twin-cam, rear-drive AE86 Corollas of the 1980s are venerated icons. Given the aggressive (for Toyota) styling of the new …

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2.5

Hot dogs, apple pie, and four cylinders.<p>Chevrolet hasn't built an Impala to warm up to for 20 years, unless, of course, you were a fan of the bruising 1994–96 Impala SS or a cop who loved a roomy squad car. In this latest example of how bankruptcy can occasionally be a good thing, Chevy has …

No Mid-Size Pickup, Small Van Still More Than a Year Away

Ram’s ProMaster City will look a lot like this Fiat Doblo passenger van.<p>More than two years ago, we first confirmed that Ram planned to augment its lineup with a smaller, Fiat Doblo–based commercial vehicle intended to take on the likes of Ford’s Transit Connect and Nissan’s NV200. But aside from …

Mobile Technology

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Illuminated Three-Pointed Star Emblems

The three-pointed star emblem, whether it lives floating above a Mercedes-Benz’s hood or it’s stuffed into the grille, is one of the most recognizable brand marks in the world. Even so, Benz thinks the star can carry even more, er, star power and has introduced a new option for <i>illuminating</i> the …

Mercedes-Benz

2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe

The most beautiful S-Class gets rambunctious.<p>While Audi and BMW are pondering how to expand their presences in the upper-luxury segment, Mercedes-Benz doesn't need to waste a thought: it’s already there and always has been. For as long as there have been opulent S-classes, there’ve been S-class …

Automotive Design

Indie games for the love of it

Kanye West Gets His Own Version of ‘Flappy Bird’

<i>Flying Yeezus</i> is the newest fun and addictive game that’s been added to the iTunes App Store by independent game developer Phenix. Clearly taking …

The Creator Of Flappy Bird Explains Why It's So Easy To Clone His Game

Last month, Flappy Bird gained lots of attention when people became obsessed with the game. Dong was making considerable money from it, but says he couldn't handle the pressure.<p>He pulled it from App Stores on February 22.<p>Numerous clones flooded the app stores trying to achieve the same level of …

App Store

Flappy Bird Creator Says New Version of Game Coming Soon

Dong Nguyen won't say when game will be released, but says it will be better than the original<p>One month after pulling his hit game Flappy Bird from …

Dong Nguyen May Have Lost The Rights To Flappy Bird

The return of the supposedly addictive game that was at the center of a whirlwind of speculation when it was taken down from the app store by Nguyen - who reportedly made as much as $50,000 per day in advertising revenue - might not happen at all, at least not under the same name.<p><b>First, a little</b> …

App Store

A 'Better' Flappy Bird in the Works and Other News You Need to Know

Welcome to this morning's edition of "First To Know," a series in which we keep you in the know on what's happening around the world. Today, we're …

What Kind of Bird is Flappy Bird?

Flappy Bird has taken the iphone world by storm. Many e-pages have been dedicated to this little yellow bird, but I've yet to see anybody speculate …

Inside the Brief Life and Untimely Death of Flappy Bird

In May, Dong Nguyen uploaded a new game to the iOS App Store. It was just one of the hundreds of apps added to Apple's iTunes marketplace each day. …

Why Flappy Bird Was So Addictive

The massively popular game, now pulled, was driven by masochism<p><i>Flappy Bird,</i> a mobile game designed by an obscure independent game developer from Vietnam named Dong Nguyen, has been available through Apple and Android's app stores since last May, but it's only been in the past couple weeks that it's …

Game Development

Introducing Flipboard's First Foray into Video Games

Introducing Flipboard’s First Foray into Video Games<p>Inside Flipboard / April 1, 2014<p>In 2010, humans spent 3 billion hours a week playing video …

Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

Internal Documents: Samsung Wants To Abandon Android

Last week, Samsung brought out a document put together by an Apple sales team that showed how the iPhone-maker thinks about its competition with Android, among other evidence used in cross-examination.<p>This week, Apple brought out documents that show that Samsung's tablet sales were far lower in …

Prototypes

Watch Chris Roberts demonstrate Star Citizen's Dogfighting Module

During a backers-only, pre-PAX East event in Boston, <i>Star Citizen</i> creator Chris Roberts presented a demo of the game's Dogfighting Module.<p><i>Star Citizen</i> is Roberts Space Industries' crowd-funded, sandbox space exploration game. During the presentation, Roberts demonstrated how to fly the game's ship …

50 Frustrating Moments Everyone Experiences While Playing Games

Escort missions. Not being able to pause when you need to. Never having a line piece appear in Tetris.<p>There are a ton of little aggravating things …

Kinect

Watch_Dogs Director Talks PS4 and Xbox One Effects; PAX Demo is Close to Final

<b>Update:</b> Jonathan Morin clarified afterwards that he explained the shooting controls backwards. The left trigger is for aiming and the right trigger …

5-Year-Old Outsmarts Xbox Live Security - Podcast Unlocked - IGN Video

He got some free stuff for reporting it, but he could've held out for more!

Nintendo Denies Removing Same-Sex Marriage From Tomodachi Collection

The removal of same-sex marriages in the Japanese version of Tomodachi Collection sparked some controversy last year, however Nintendo insists that …

Murdered: Soul Suspect strives to strike a balance between narrative and play

More than anything, <i>Murdered: Soul Suspect</i> is meant to tell a story.<p>Developed by Airtight Games for Square Enix, the game puts players in the shoes of recently murdered detective Ronan O'Connor. The detective finds himself dead on a street after pursuing a lead on a serial killer. When he tries to …

Still No Must-Have Video Games On Xbox One And PS4

Something is missing from the current generation of video game consoles: essential video games that nobody ought live without.<p>At launch, the two new major video game consoles released with a number of exclusive titles, but none of these were really system sellers. <i>Dead Rising 3</i> was perhaps the most …