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Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

How to Make an Incredible Burger, According to 6 Meat-Masters

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, had an amazing burger, and then tried to replicate it at home only to have disastrous results? That's what you get for trying. But in the spirit of spreading knowledge and leveling the playing field for meat aficionados everywhere, we consulted six burger experts …

Articles about sustainable home silicon valley on Dwell.com - Dwell

Spatial efficiency meets energy efficiency in this Bay Area home designed by an architect for his parents.<p>Back by popular demand, the Dwell Home Tours series will make its way back to Silicon Valley this year.<p>For our last stop on this year’s Dwell Home Tours program, we’ll be making our way to …

Pro-Russians storm government buildings in Ukraine

Pro-Russian activists have broken into regional administration buildings in Ukraine.<p>Reports from Donetsk suggest about 50 people broke away from about 2,000 demonstrators at a rally in the main square of the city.<p>Hundreds of police are reported to have been guarding the building but the activists …

Apple Documents Provide A Huge Hint About Larger iPhone

The documents, via Recode, show off Apple's possible planning for 2014, and sees a vulnerable company outright say that "customers want what we don't have." That being phones with larger screens. The same document also mentions Apple's complete lack of cheap smartphone hardware; many expected the …

Walmart’s WAVE Is the Aerodynamic Big Rig of the Future

Yes, we usually restrict ourselves to passenger vehicles, but cool don’t lie, especially when it’s rolling on this many wheels and is packed with this much carbon fiber. Oh yeah, and a turbine. <i>A freakin’ turbine.</i> Behold the new Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience concept truck, or WAVE for …

What Do Auto Show Booth Models Drive? – Feature

We admit, the first thing that comes to mind when we see the models populating auto-show stands isn’t “what do they drive?” But it’s a fascinating question, especially for the ladies representing the hottest and most exotic brands, and so we put in the legwork at the 2014 Geneva show to find out. …

The First Dodge Vipers Ever Built Are Being Crushed [w/ Video]

Brace yourselves, this is going to be unpleasant. You may recollect a certain video of a pristine Dodge Viper getting the business end of a track hoe claw. As it turns out, that car wasn’t the first otherwise functional Viper to get a date with the shredder, and it won’t be the last. Chrysler is in …

Bugatti confirms last Veyron 'Legends' release dates

Will Elizabeth Junek (finally) get one?<p>The fourth in a series of six 'Les Légendes de Bugatti' models rolled out in Geneva this year: a bronze-swathed $2.8 million stunner honoring Ettore's ill-fated brother, Rembrandt. We stopped by Bugatti's' stand during the auto show, where they confirmed to us …

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2014 Chevy Camaro Z/28 is so slick it gets a Flowtie

When you see a golden bowtie, you know you're looking at a Chevrolet. And that's completely by design. First introduced way back in 1913, the famed Bowtie has gone through several permutations, but it's never quite been modified like it has for the new Chevy Camaro Z/28. Instead of a solid bow, as …

The 2015 Mercedes C250 won't be coming to the U.S., but its more powerful C300 and C400 brethren will. How good is it? We can't tell you yet. Stay tuned.

Walmart built a turbine-hybrid semi

Flipper meets Optimus Prime.<p>Having fully pillaged its workforce for every last nickel and dime, Walmart is turning to its truck fleet to reduce overhead. The company teamed up withPeterbilt, Great Dane Trailers, and Capstone Turbine to build the WAVE Concept. The name stands for the Walmart …

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Clueless dealers do the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ no favors

No wonder these things don't sell.<p>The Internet wants you to buy a Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ. It <i>needs</i> you to buy one so that it can buy one used. In five years. Or ten. After the depreciation hits. After the injector-seal issues are fully worked out. After the secret to wringing real power out of …

Jaguar Sharpens Prices Across Lineup, 2017 XE To Start At $35,895

Jaguar is gearing up for an aggressive push into the North American market as it prepares to launch a new generation of models, some of which are new …

Hottest Luxury Cars From the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Show is known for its luxury- and exotic-car debuts. No fewer than 20 premium models were shown at Geneva from compact hatchbacks to supercars with more than 1000 horsepower as well as new variants and limited edition models. Now to the highlights:<p>Aston Martin DB9 Carbon Black, DB9 …

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Increased by $2000

Z51 Package Price up $1200<p>Before pricing for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was announced, the automaker promised that America’s original sports car would remain as attainable as the C6 Corvette. Staying true to its word, the C7 Corvette coupe and convertible were priced at $51,995 and …

Want the Honda Civic Type R? Sign the Petition!

Can The Power of Dreams Finally Bring the Type R to Our Shores?<p>The Honda Civic Type R concept shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show appears to be the last straw for the Honda faithful. Tired of getting teased with forbidden fruit, one enthusiast took initiative and started a petition on Change.org …

Five Favorite Tuner Utes From Geneva

The Best At Turning Off-Road Into On-Road<p>Call me a cockeyed pragmatist, but I have never been able to understand why some rich goofballs like to spend tons of money trying to turn an extreme offroad vehicle into a an extreme on-road vehicle, but Geneva always seems to attract all the companies that …

Abarth 695 Biposto is Light, Fast, and Packed with Mods

Another sporty Italian car has gone on a diet and added more power, and this time around it has a scorpion on its hood instead of the usual prancing horse or bull. Making its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show was the Abarth 695 Biposto, which the automaker is calling the “Most Abarth of all …

Time to configure your McLaren 650S

If you're like us, Friday afternoons are the bane of your existence - the freedom of the weekend is so close you can taste the beer and see the red of your TV's Netflix logo, but the minutes that stand in your way slip by with all the speed of a retreating glacier. You need a way of burning that …

The 12 Most Amazing Machines at the Geneva Motor Show

Despite being held in such an agreeable country, the Geneva Motor Show brings out the crazy in automakers.<p>Every auto show draws excessively excessive …

5 Pieces of Sweet, Succulent Forbidden European Fruit at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show – Auto Shows

We know it’s cliché, but it’s hard not suffering over the cars we don’t get here in the U. S. of A. And we’re not just talking about brown diesel wagons with manual transmissions, either—there genuinely is a hearty crop of hot stuff strutting around Europe that isn’t sent our way. Events like the …

Wanxiang Launches 'The New Fisker' Website, Says Atlantic Is The Future

The American arm of Chinese auto parts giant Wanxiang recently bought up the assets of bankrupt electric car startup Fisker Automotive and has now …

Next Audi R8 May Offer Downsized Turbo Engine

With Lamborghini’s new Huracán out in the open, attention now turns to its Volkswagen Group platform-mate, the next-generation Audi R8. Expected to …

SkySat is the future of law enforcement from space

HD satellite video is here, and cops are going to love it.<p>While you were busy worrying about GPS-enabled black boxes and police drones, technology was busy turning those into the equivalent of the fax machine. A Mountain View (home of Google, just south of San Francisco), California, company called …

This Week’s Top Photos: The 2014 Geneva Motor Show Edition

The 2014 Geneva Motor Show has come and gone, and boy what a show it was. A handful of new supercars, numerous luxury coupes and some very exciting …

1,341-horsepower Koenigsegg One:1 debuts at 2014 Geneva auto show

Attention One-Percenters, your latest ultra-exotic, limited-edition hypercar is finally here, revealed in full today at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. …