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Xiaomi Mi 5 to launch at July 16 event indicates new announcement

Xiaomi Mi 5 could be launched on July 16, based on an announcement from the company on Weibo<p>By: |<p>Xiaomi has teased a new smartphone announcement on …

Mobile Technology

Can you make a river come alive? The long, dry quest to find the Saraswati

The quest to find the Saraswati is up against historical evidence, but the government has pitched in with a lot of enthusiasm.<p>Written by | New Delhi |<p>…

India

Small, Shrinking Mercury Is a Planetary Space Oddity

Mercury is more than just a dead, roasted chunk of rock. In fact, the solar system’s smallest planet is proving to be surprisingly lively. Well, not in the sense that anything actually lives there, though scientists don’t discount the possibility that some of Mercury’s nooks and crannies could help …

Astronomy

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Koenigsegg Regera Is World's Most Powerful Hybrid Supercar

<i>The Koenigsegg Regera has been revealed at Geneva. It looks smashing, boasts of incredible performance and produces insane power.</i><p>Koenigsegg has …

Rolls-Royce Phantom "Serenity" Looks fit for Royalty in Geneva

Rolls-Royce has attempted to “take the best that exists and make it better” with the new one-off model dubbed “Serenity.” Revealed at this week’s Geneva motor show, “Serenity” aims to treat customers like royalty with the most opulent interior ever featured in a Phantom before.<p>Inspired by …

The 1160-hp Koenigsegg Agera RS Isn’t as Insane as the Regera—But It’s Still Damn Insane

Koenigsegg

Koenigsegg Debuts 1160-hp, Track-Focused Agera RS

Koenigsegg clearly didn’t get the memo about launching only one 1000-plus-hp hypercar per motor show—it has launched a second one to Geneva to accompany the almighty 1500-hp Regera.<p>Compared to its part-electric hellion sibling—one can’t really compare it to much else—the new, twin-turbo-V-8–powered …

Sports Cars

Honda Civic Type R Brings 305-HP Turbo VTEC Engine to Geneva

We’ve waited a long time, but the Honda Civic Type R finally makes its official public debut at this year’s Geneva auto show. That’s a year after the hot hatch was shown as a concept at Geneva in 2014.<p>Honda fans, hold on to your seat: the Civic Type R pumps out an astonishing 305 hp and 295 lb-ft …

Fifth-Generation Morgan Aero 8 Roadster Debuts in Geneva

Returns to British Coachbuilder's Lineup With Optional Hardtop<p>The fifth-generation 2015 Morgan Aero 8 roadster was revealed at the 2015 Geneva auto show. More than 1250 Aero platform cars have been sold since the first-generation model arrived in 2000, according to the niche automaker. The return …

All-New Morgan Aero 8 Goes Back to Basics

Things change slowly at Morgan, and often not at all. Britain’s longest-established sports-car maker is now 106 years old, and many of its more successful models have barely changed for decades.<p>But the new Aero 8, freshly unveiled at Geneva, draws its inspiration from the company’s more recent …

Sports Cars

Touring's Ferrari F12–based Berlinetta Lusso Is Gorgeous

Ten years ago, Ferrari 250 Lussos were somewhat reasonably priced, perhaps even undervalued cars. Then Steve McQueen’s brown one sold for a jillion smackers. That, coupled with an overall rising tide in the sports-car collector market, especially where Ferraris and Porsches were concerned, made the …

Alfa Romeo

Audi Debuts LMS Racing Version of All-New R8, We Drool

The all-new 2016 Audi R8 is lighter and more powerful than its predecessor—which makes it a great basis for a thoroughbred race car. The first generation of the R8, of course, has been raced all over the globe and is immensely successful and popular with the teams that run it. And its successor is …

Sports Cars

Torq from Ork: The Wackiest Concept at Geneva?

Back when concept cars used to be called “dream cars,” they often represented not just way-out styling but also wacky thinking. This year’s Geneva auto show has its share of concept cars, but the Torq, by the Italian engineering and design company ED, is one that ascends to the level of dream car. …

Auto Shows

Infiniti QX30 Concept Shows off its Curves in Geneva

We got our first look at the Infiniti QX30 concept prior to the 2015 Geneva motor show and there’s no denying that the compact crossover showcases the brand’s future design language. Viewed in the metal, the concept’s design is striking, though it’s hard to shake the sense that the designers …

Shady Dodge Hellcat Dealers Slapped Down By Fiat-Chrysler

Damn near everybody loves the 707-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and its four-door Charger sibling. And who wouldn’t? They pack supercar-beating horsepower into vehicles you can buy at the same neighborhood dealerships that blow Darts and Journeys out the door. Shockingly, it seems some dealers …

Claudio Ranieri

Italdesign Giugiaro GEA Concept Rolls Out (Virtual) Red Carpet

The Geneva auto show is known for its outside-the-box thinkers, and this year, we’re seeing a lot of designers rethinking cars in some very fundamental ways, some more visionary than others. Case in point, the autonomous Italdesign Giugiaro GEA sedan, which was penned by none other than former Audi …

Auto Shows

McLaren to Sell 500 675LT Coupes, Prices Start at $349,500

On the floor of the 2015 Geneva auto show today, McLaren announced that production of its new 675LT supercar will be strictly limited to 500 units and that all will be coupes. Furthermore, during a brief one-on-one chat, McLaren CFO Richard Molyneux told us that he expected the order bank to be …

Auto Shows

The New Ford GT Will Be Really, Really Expensive

Ever since we first set eyes on it we knew that the new Ford GT was going to be very expensive. We just weren’t quite prepared for <i>how</i> expensive, with Ford Performance boss Dave Pericak telling journalists here in Geneva that it’s going to cost about the same as a Lamborghini Aventador.<p>Yes, really—a …

Ford GT

Mansory Torofeo: A 1000-hp Lambo That's Nearly Tasteful

Like most automotive outlets, we’ve gleefully made fun of German tuning house Mansory before. The company doesn’t shy away from outlandishness—you might say it courts the image. But its latest offering, the 1000-hp, Lamborghini Huracán–based Torofeo, is messing with our heads in an unexpected way: …

Sports Cars

Mansory G-Wagen Sahara Edition: Camo, Plus F#@%ing Falcons on the Seats

Do we even need to explain what eccentric high-dollar tuner Mansory is all about anymore? The outfit does pretty much whatever it wants to, often ignoring the aesthetic intentions of its subjects’ original designs and, well, taste. But that’s okay, because occasionally this zero-f–ks attitude …

Auto Shows

KTM Duke 200 To Get An Update With Multiple Changes

<i>The updates on the 2015 KTM Duke 200 will be similar to that of the Duke 390 but it won’t get a slipper clutch which is now standard on the Duke …

Mahindra Bolero U301 & S101 Continue Testing Across India

<i>Mahindra is testing the upcoming next generation Bolero (U301) and the compact SUV (codenamed S101) in varied geographical conditions. The vehicles</i> …

Hard-Core BMW M4 GTS to Get Water-Injection System, Debut in August

The German manufacturers tend to take the Geneva auto show less seriously than the sausage-waving contest that is Frankfurt, and with the highlight of BMW’s display being the new 2-series Gran Tourer—a dull, seven-seat front-wheel-drive mini-minivan—there didn’t seem to be much news to be gathered …

Automotive Design

Suzuki iM-4 Concept Is A Mini 4x4 SUV

<i>The Suzuki iM-4 is a mini 4×4 SUV concept based on an all-new platform that offers reliable package and fuel saving technology in one …

Samsung builds the Galaxy S6 hype by poking fun at it

For a company on the brink of its most important product launch ever, Samsung appears to be uncommonly relaxed about the whole thing. A new Is This The Next? website from Samsung's Norwegian team introduces us to a set of amusingly exaggerated concepts for what the Galaxy S6 might look like. Will …

Samsung Galaxy

Samsung's New Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge

Relieving mounting anticipation, Samsung has unveiled the newest addition to its flagship<p>Relieving mounting anticipation, Samsung has unveiled the newest addition to its flagship smartphone — the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The most significant upgrade is in the phone’s exterior body design, …

Phones

New Samsung S6 is unveiled ahead of Mobile World congress – in pictures

The 2015 Mobile World Congress, where participants can attend conferences and discover cutting-edge products and technologies, is the world’s biggest mobile fair and will be held from March 2 to 5 in Barcelona.

Mobile