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Mercedes Teases Crazy-Looking, Autonomous CES Concept

Mercedes-Benz has rewarded its loyal Facebook followers with an early glimpse of its upcoming autonomous vehicle concept, or at least its arching roof, nearly a week before its official debut. That will take place during Daimler AG Chairman Dieter Zetsche’s keynote speech at the International …

Self-Driving Audi Makes 550-mile Pilgrimage to Las Vegas for CES

For the past few years, Audi’s presence at the Consumer Electronics Show has seemed like the movie <i>Groundhog Day</i>—a story stuck on repeat. Oh sure, there were some cool distractions like the 2016 TT’s fully digital gauge cluster, laser headlights, and an in-car tablet computer, but the recurring …

This Computer Chip Is Key to Enabling Autonomous Driving

Processor and chip producer NVIDIA has long had a presence in the automotive industry, and it showed no signs of backing down at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company debuted a pair of new car-focused processors tailored to a rapidly changing in-car computing environment, one …

Hennessey HPE700 Mustang Dynos 663 hp (!) at the Wheels

The 2015 Ford Mustang GT is one of our 10Best Cars, its 435 horsepower and incredibly capable chassis letting it hang with cars with fine European pedigrees and ascot-quivering price tags. But enough is never truly enough, and the gasoline addicts at Hennessey Performance just dyno-proved a monster …

World's Oldest Art Identified in Half-Million-Year-Old Zigzag

Our Homo erectus ancestors may have been smarter and more creative than we thought.<p>A zigzag engraving on a mussel's shell may transform scientific understanding of what has long been considered a defining human capacity: artistic creativity.<p>Until now, the earliest evidence of geometric art was …

India set to overtake the US as second-largest Internet user base by this year-end: report - Tech2

Availability of low-cost smartphones and increasing penetration of mobile broadband will help India overtake the US as the world's second largest …

New 3D Optical Illusion Drawings by Ramon Bruin

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, is a master at creating optical illusion drawings that blur the line between art and reality. Bruin, who is mostly self-taught, brings his anamorphic drawings to life by photographing them at precise angles, making the subjects appear to pop right off the …

Supercell tornado in Nebraska: GIF

“Supercell tornado at West Point Nebraska.” via Reddit.

Is It Wrong to Take Cellphone Photos of a Dying Man?

Reflections on death, and the social media paparazzi<p>I was in the middle of a run when I noticed a small crowd on the sidewalk, looking toward the street. I turned to see a man on the ground, blood pouring out from under his head. He’d been struck by a car while riding a bike.<p>I ran into the busy …

Why is child marriage a form of violence against women and girls?

Violence against women and girls is a global problem that affects millions of women every year. In fact, it is estimated that one in three women and …

If Da Vinci Had A Desktop, It Would Be HP's $1,899 Sprout

Push aside your keyboard. Get rid of your mouse. Desktop computing’s traditions are being upended by the $1,899 Sprout: a new machine from Hewlett-Packard that owes more of its identity to Leonardo da Vinci than to Bill Gates.<p>Defying the past 35 years of personal-computer design, HP has built a …

Hands-On Preview: Project CARS - Race to the Finish

Out of all the genres, games, and series coming up this holiday season, racing fans seemed to have the cream of the crop in terms of options with …

“If we run and they kill us, so be it. But we have to run now.”

One year ago, 276 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram. The handful who escaped that night have never told the full story of their …

60 Amazing Ferraris Trotted Out for Ferrari's 60th Anniversary in America [Photo Gallery]

Ferrari celebrated its 60th anniversary in America on Sunday at the home of conspicuous consumption, Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. The marque of the jitterbugging stallion took over the palm-lined street of gilded storefronts with a hugely impressive display of 60 cars, including some of its most …

Francis Bitonti creates pixellated 3D-printed shoes using cellular automation

<b>Fashion and technology:</b> New York fashion designer Francis Bitonti has used a mathematical model to "grow" pairs of shoes with gradients of colour on …

How We'd Spec It: The Perfect 2015 Jeep Cherokee

Remember when Jeep introduced the all-new 2014 Cherokee as a replacement for the antiquated Liberty, itself a descendant of the rugged (and boxy) original Cherokee? Jeep fans accustomed to solid axles, tough frames, and roll bars were damn near rioting in Toledo over the Cherokee’s soft, squishy …

Watch Dogs' Mixed Reception Was Similar to Original Assassin's Creed's, Ubisoft Says

With over 8 million copies shipped to date, Ubisoft's Watch Dogs could be considered a commercial success. And though the game received a generally positive critical reception, some elements of the game have been criticized.<p>In a new interview with CVG, Ubisoft Montreal executive Lionel Raynaud …

The iPhone 6 Isn't Going To Kill Nintendo And Mobile Isn't The End Of Consoles

Writing at Polygon, Ben Kuchera singles out Nintendo by claiming that the rise of mobile games and the announcement of the iPhone 6 are bad news for the traditional video game industry.<p>While there’s a case to be made that handheld video games are going to struggle to compete against the ubiquity of …

Flood Of Game Developers Sign Open Letter Against Sexism and Harassment

It’s been a rough time to like video games. Without going into too much detail on the flood of hatred that’s been swirling around the industry on social media, suffice it to say that a small, vocal minority have been doing all they can to make life hell for those who write and make video games in …

The Video Game Industry Has Only Itself To Blame For Misogyny And Harassment

It’s easy to say that you’re not part of the problem. Women in the video gaming industry are being consistently harassed and abused, and because we are not personally making rape threats over Twitter, we are, at the very least, neutral. Good for us. Each time we run into this, the industry, as a …

Can we really end FGM in a generation? - Girls' Globe

On 22 July, the UK government held the first Girl Summit, a day that focused on how to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and Child, Early and …

Our top 10 most anticipated Xbox One games for Fall and Holiday 2014

Destiny, Sunset Overdrive and Halo: The Master Chief Collection are just some of our picks.<p>Microsoft launched the Xbox One console less than 10 …

New Cadillac Convertible, Lincoln Navigator Successor, Alfa Romeo 6C - Fast Lane Daily

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New BMW M5, 2015 Volvo XC90, New Mazda RX-9 - Fast Lane Daily

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Titanfall is getting a mode with no Titans and no bots — just 16 humans

Respawn is ready to get a little nutty with the next update for its sci-fi shooter Titanfall.<p>The developer revealed today that it the sixth update to Titanfall includes a new mode that eliminates pilots and Titans. Pilot Skirmish instead has two teams of nothing but eight humans fighting against …

Volvo Introduce the All New XC90 SUV

The world’s automotive press congregated in Stockholm, Sweden today for the launch of the 2015 Volvo XC90, the all-new SUV from the Swedish automaker …

Nintendo Needs Exclusive First-Person Shooters Now That 'Call Of Duty' Is Gone

One of the greatest first-person shooters ever made was released exclusively on the Nintendo N64.<p><i>GoldenEye 007</i> was an innovative, tightly crafted shooter with single and multi-player modes. You played as then-James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan.<p>The game—developed by Rare—received widespread critical …

2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4

No amount of warning could prepare us for how quick this new Lamborghini is.<p>You may know the Nardò Ring as the 7.8-mile asphalt track where the world’s automakers take their top-speed vacations. A traffic-free circular autobahn in the heel of Italy’s boot, the Porsche-owned test track is banked …