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1-Hour Design Challenge: Sex Toys of the Future

The Sex-tacular Valentine's Day Edition<p>2016 is the year of the intelligent sex toy.<p>Once simple products focused solely on ergonomics, sex toys are …

Porsche Boxster and Cayman: More Details Emerge on Turbocharged Future

Although the very idea of a Porsche powered by a four-cylinder engine makes some of the sports-car brand’s enthusiasts reach for stakes and garlic, Stuttgart has considerable form in making cars with just a quartet of cylinders. The 924, 944, and 968 all used inline fours under their over-long …

Porsche

3D printed sculptures spin to Fibonacci sequence

John Edmark, a professor of design at Stanford University, has mashed together geometry and art to create these 3D printed kinetic sculptures based …

Mathematics

Soundweaving: Artist Converts Folk Embroidery Patterns into Paper Scores for Music Boxes | Colossal

<p>Soundweaving is a recent project by Hungarian design student Zsanett Szirmay that turns patterns used in traditional folk embroidery into music by …

Two Bolts: Chevy Concept Shares Name with Tata Subcompact

Tata Bolt<p>Chevrolet’s choice of the name “Bolt” for its electric concept car that debuted at the Detroit auto show last week seemed curious and a little weird, given that the car would be a sister model to the Volt. But now it turns out that there’s another problem with the name: It’s already …

Electric Vehicles

McLaren 650S Le Mans: Black magic

Here's a top fact to wave around the pub next time you want to make friends*: in 1995, five McLaren F1 GTR models finished the Le Mans 24 hour race, finishing 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th.<p>A near-enough lockout of the front, then. To celebrate this special achievement, McLaren's Special Operations …

Sports Cars

So, What’s Up with Smart? We Speak to CEO Annette Winkler

Smart CEO Dr. Annette Winkler is leading the charge to make Smart the go-to car brand for American city dwellers. While we’re not sure that will ever happen in meaningful numbers, the push involves the all-new and improved Smart Fortwo, which arrives in U.S. dealerships late this summer and which …

Auto Shows

Tesla’s P85D Sets EV-Record 1/4-Mile, Destroys (Poorly Launched) Challenger Hellcat

This matchup was bound to happen. In the near lane, you have a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, a 707-horse dream machine seemingly built as the vehicular embodiment of “AMERICA, F**K YEAH”—a retro-styled ICBM on wheels, one that Dodge says will do the quarter-mile in 11.2 at 125 on street …

Sports Cars

90,000 handsets sold by Xiaomi and Flipkart on Tuesday

Like clockwork, Xiaomi was at it again on Tuesday as it sold 90,000 handsets via online retailer Flipkart. It sold both the Redmi 1S smartphone and …

Mobile Technology

Samsung to launch round smartwatch at MWC; will feature wireless charging - Tech2

Samsung could release a smartwatch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. Unlike the previous editions, the new device will sport a …