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The art behind engineering how a car feels

The process of engineering a car is typically associated with technical concerns such as clearances and parameters, algorithms and linkages, ratios and capacities. But there's also the entire art surrounding how a car feels when you drive it; how all of these specifications meld together to create …

Autonomous Cars

The 592bhp Nissan GT-R Nismo will cost £149,995

Nissan has today confirmed that its 592bhp GT-R Nismo will cost £149,995. That’s… a lot. But then you get a lot. Of power. And speed.<p>On sale at the …

Porsche

Olloclip Debuts New Photo Lenses for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Photography accessory maker Olloclip today introduced three new photo lens kits designed to fit the new iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus, giving iPhone users more ways to improve their photographs. The Core, Active, and Macro Pro lens sets offer macro, wide-angle, and telephoto lens options, and …

China

TG’s guide to concepts: Peugeot's V12 907 supercar

Peugeot is finding its way again. We’ve driven the 3008 (it’s a really good car, actually), looked at the 5008 (that appears pretty good too) and …

Ferrari abandons manual transmissions, says they don’t perform as well

There was a time when manual transmissions were synonymous with performance cars, but that time is past.<p>Ferrari is the latest automaker to retire the …

Autos

Following in the footsteps of Apple and Amazon, Google wants to put its new smart assistant inside cars

Now, the company wants to put Google Assistant in vehicles, too.<p>The artificial intelligence-powered Assistant is similar to Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa and gets smarter over time. It was first unveiled in Google's new messaging app, Allo, last month, powers Google Home, and comes standard on …

Wall Street

At 133 MPGe, Toyota Prius Prime wallops BMW i3 on energy efficiency

Move over, BMW: there's a new efficiency champion in town this year—and you'll have to give back that laurel wreath you've worn since 2014.<p>Last week, …

Auto industry heads into fierce software race

Two weeks ago some fellow tech investors and I took a trip to Amsterdam for a large conference on the future of computing, hosted by Nvidia. The company has emerged as one of the leaders in graphic processors, a technology being adopted by companies behind the machine learning revolution. One thing …

Missiles fired from rebel-held Yemen land near US destroyer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two missiles fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen landed near an American destroyer in the Red Sea, the U.S. Navy said Monday, the second such launch targeting ships in the crucial international waterway in recent days.<p>The missile launches Sunday came as a …

Middle East

5 Leading Theories of What Dreams Actually Are

The earliest recorded dream is from the Sumerian king Dumuzi of Uruk, who ruled just before Gilgamesh, sometime around 2500 BC. “An eagle seizes a …

Harvard's Hart, MIT's Holmstroem Win 2016 Nobel Economics Prize

British-born Oliver Hart and Finland’s Bengt Holmstrom won the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday for work that addresses a host of questions from how …

Economics

2017 Acura NSX vs. 2017 Nissan GT-R Head 2 Head Comparison

The wait is finally over for an all-Japan supercar war<p>Supercar Slayer Seeks Worthy Opponent<p>Acura teased the world for years with endless reveals of its NSX hybrid supercar. But if you think you’ve waited a long time for the new NSX to actually appear on the streets, the R35-chassis Nissan GT-R has …

Alfa Romeo

In Wake of Accidental Deaths, Bans on Toy Guns Gaining Ground Across America

In an effort to prevent misjudged police-involved killings such as the fatal shooting of Tyre King, aged 13 — who was killed September 14 in Columbus, Ohio, by officers who mistook his BB gun for a real weapon — towns and cities across America are reviewing and implementing regulation that bans …

Guns

The 42 best design concepts of the year

The Red Dot Awards named 42 design concepts as the Best of the Best, selecting from nearly 5,000 submissions. Check out the winners below.

Industrial Design

Asian shares track tech, consumer stocks' rally on Wall St

Shares rose in Asia on Friday after technology and consumer-focused stocks led an overnight rally on Wall Street, marking a dramatic end to the market's most volatile quarter in more than two years. Most world markets were closed for Good Friday.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 1.4 …

Stock Markets

Ford's Executives Really, Really Hated Its MyFord Touch Infotainment System

When Ford launched its in-car communication and entertainment system nearly a decade ago, the automaker was hailed by some as a tech innovator in the …

New Jersey

First user-created music remixes about to launch on Apple Music and Spotify

Unofficial remixes of songs are launching on both Apple Music and Spotify thanks to a partnership with a company called Dubset Media Holdings. Apple …

Apple Music

Facebook releases a standalone app for events

Yeah, that's the ticket<p>Facebook has such an enormous audience that even minor features still wind up with tens of millions of users. The app’s Events feature, which Facebook says now has more than 100 million daily users, is one of them. Today, it’s graduating to a standalone app of its own. …

Apps

Everything We Think We Know About the 2020 Ford Bronco

Ford is bringing back the beloved 4x4 SUV. Here's what to expect.<p><i>This post is being continually updated as we learn more about the 2020 Bronco. It was last updated 4/16/18 with speculative renderings based on a teaser image released by Ford.</i><p>The Ford Bronco is coming back. Ford confirmed the return …

Autos

This Fog Blanket Over San Francisco Looks Completely Otherworldly

San Francisco is notoriously foggy. Ever heard the joke, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco?” Well, it’s not entirely unfounded.<p>When moisture from the Pacific Ocean interacts with the cool prevailing current along California’s coast, fog forms over San Francisco. While …

San Francisco

The 12 best space video games ever made

Most kids have wanted to go to space at some point, but becoming an astronaut is not for the weak of heart. Many of us instead end up living out our …

Gears of War 4 Review Roundup

Reviews for Microsoft's long-awaited and highly anticipated Gears of War 4 have arrived.<p>We've collected some review scores and editor opinions and rounded them up below, to help you decide if the Xbox One and PC game is worth your time and money.<p>Gears of War 4 is the first new entry in the mainline …

Gears of War