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Production 2017 VW Golf Alltrack will debut in New York

If this sounds familiar, it's because Volkswagen actually debuted the Golf Alltrack at last year's New York Auto Show. But while that was technically a prototype, this is the production version, scheduled to hit US dealers this fall.<p>Take one Golf SportWagen, add an inch of ground clearance, some …

A pair of designers is making watches out of vintage car parts

Based in Munich, Germany, Junik Lifestyle is an independent watch strap manufacturer that sources vintage leather from sports cars and private jets to make unique watch straps. Its latest model 'Reggio', is a black-and-red racing strap that incorporates leather from the Ferrari 458 Italia Spider …

Jeep Celebrates 75th Birthday With Special-Edition Models

Available in dealerships early this year.<p>In honor of its 75th anniversary, Jeep will bring a number of special-edition vehicles to market early this year. Each commemorative Jeep offers unique badging, low-gloss bronze wheels, and other exclusive goodies.<p>On the Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary …

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CES: What is driving car makers to attend tech show?

<b>There are plenty of vehicle manufacturers at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and they all have roughly the same message - it is time to shake up the industry.</b><p>No-one took that message more seriously than Volkswagen, a company mired in scandal over how it measured its emissions, and, when he …

Hyundai sketches Ioniq ahead of debut this month

Hyundai has an altogether new model coming soon. It's called the Ioniq, and it'll be a dedicated electrified vehicle with a choice of three powertrain options. The automaker is set to take the wraps off later this month in Korea, but before it does, it's giving us another advance look at the design.<p>…

Auto Shows

BMW Has Completely Remade This 2016 Sedan

BMW has always loaded its 7 series sedan with gee-whiz tech innovations. But when it came to luxury, in my opinion, it couldn’t quite compete with …

America’s Biggest Carmaker Is Betting On a Future Without Car Ownership

General Motors is investing $500 million in ridesharing company and Uber competitor Lyft.<p>CES is happening this week, where all sorts of companies will trot out all sorts of gizmos. But the biggest tech news to come out so far happened in Detroit, not Las Vegas. America's largest car company made a …

PS4 "Sets a Benchmark" for All of Sony, CEO Says

With close to 36 million systems sold in two years, the PlayStation 4 is a huge success. So it may not be too surprising to learn that Sony sees the gaming console as a "benchmark" for the entire company. Speaking during Sony's CES briefing last night, Sony CEO Kaz Hirai extolled the PS4 and its …

Xbox One/PC Game ReCore Delayed

ReCore, the upcoming adventure game from Microsoft and Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune, will not launch this spring was was originally planned. A Microsoft representative tells Engadget that the Xbox One and PC game is now slated to arrive during "the latter half of 2016," though an exact date was …

World's First Supercharged Lamborghini Huracan by VF Engineering

In the world of twin-turbocharged Lamborghinis, VF Engineering has made a name for itself for its different approach to forced induction for super …

Sports Cars

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I spotted this year-round cottage on Décormag yesterday and had to share because this is my dream summer getaway….except it needs to be lake-fronted. …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: The new Prius and a two-legged puppy

2016 is shaping up to be a tremendous year for green transportation. This week Honda announced plans to launch its Clarity Fuel Cell car next year in the US, while Gogoro is getting ready to roll out its battery-swapping Smartscooters in Europe. Chevrolet scored a grand slam as the 2016 Volt won …

A retina display for the road: The clever new 2016 Audi TT reviewed

It's called Virtual Cockpit, and we think it's the shape of things to come.<p>"We're going to do some laps, but this isn't a track car. If I hear anyone …

Halo 5 December DLC Teased, Watch Video and See Images Here

Microsoft already confirmed that Forge tools for Halo 5: Guardians will launch in December, but now the studio is teasing even more extra content coming to the sci-fi shooter next month.<p>Spotted by Designntrend, the end of this week's Halo 5 livestream (at about 2 hours, 2 minutes) features a …

It’s Official: New Yorkers In 2020 Won’t See Sunlight

New York City is in a real estate frenzy. In Manhattan, the skyline is rising higher and higher thanks to forthcoming projects by some of architecture’s biggest names: Rafael Viñoly, Bjarke Ingels, SHoP, and Herzog and de Meuron, among others. Across the river in Brooklyn, a similar fleet of …

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Tesla Model X gets more autonomous driving features

Plus Multiple Ride Height Modes And Independent Door Control<p>The Tesla Model X all-electric crossover will have no shortage of bells and whistles. Already, the California-based automaker is releasing details about its firmware 7.0 software features, <i>Teslarati</i> says. And given that updates will be able …

Fisker Becomes Karma Automotive, To Relaunch In 2016

Henrik Fisker hasn't been involved with his namesake company since before it declared bankruptcy in 2013.<p>But Fisker Automotive has continued to bear …

Electric Vehicles

100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

Interior Design

Articles about 7 modern apartments historic buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s been awhile since we last visited the City of Light, so here’s a jaunt to five modern abodes we adore.<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the …

Articles about 7 amazing skylights on Dwell.com - Dwell

The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>Thanks to Los Angeles’s Small Lot Subdivision Ordinance, the developers of Auburn 7 were able to maximize their property’s...<p>Sometimes one’s art can be simultaneously window and …

Yes, Drivers Do Want Apple CarPlay, Android Auto...When They Know What It Is

Why wouldn’t new-car buyers want to take their familiar smartphone interface and apps into their vehicle?<p>It’s an open question asked in the wake of …

The perpetual delay of a Line IPO suggests chat apps might not be such a big deal after all

Are messaging apps the ultimate smartphone gateway to treasure troves of revenue? That’s what Tencent, Facebook, and Snapchat might have you believe. But struggles at Line indicate that this model has its limitations.<p>The Japan-based messenger has delayed its IPO for the second time, the Wall Street …

Apps

Apple Watch Debuts at No. 2, Behind Fitbit

Apple's entry to the wearables market goosed overall shipments for the device category.<p>The Apple Watch entered the wearables market just behind the established leader in fitness tracking, Fitbit, according to the latest research from International Data Corp.<p>Apple shipped a total of 3.6 million …

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2016 BMW 7-series / 750i xDrive

BMW's new luxury barge crams several barges' worth of features into a lightweight shell.<p>Luxury is a great intangible. There’s no formal test to detect it or means of measuring it. It’s nothing but an impression and, as such, can lack real substance. But BMW’s new 2016 7-series has plenty of …

This Tiny Finnish Cabin Appeared as if by Magic

Relying on a sleek, minimalist design made this the easiest build ever.<p>Sometimes the red tape involved with building your dream home makes it more work than it's worth. But Robin Falck found a loophole that allowed him to build this lakeside cabin without annoying regulations or permits: He made it …