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Hyundai's Peter Schreyer Talks Genesis and Hyundai Design

Hyundai global chief of design and company vice president Peter Schreyer has stewarded the Kia and Hyundai brands quite skillfully over the last few years. Now, he is tasked with taking Hyundai into new territory with the ambitious Genesis luxury sub-brand. How will its products be different than …

This is the Audi of the future, and it looks like a computer mouse

“I believe the children are our future,” philosopher Whitney Houston once opined. Well, if she was talking about car design, she wasn’t wrong.<p>OK, not …

12 Embarrassing Cars Built by Otherwise Excellent Automakers

These cars were the black sheep of their automotive families.<p>Black sheep—seemingly every family has at least one. That's true of automotive families, as well. The one model that's considered not as good as the others, an embarrassment that most would rather forget. At club gatherings, it's the car …

These jailbreak hacks will make your iPhone 6 more like an iPhone 6S

If you want the iPhone 6S's new features but aren't buying the new phone, you're kind of in luck: a jailbreak was released for iOS 9 this week, and some of the first hacks for it bring 3D Touch and Live Photos to all iPhones.<p>Of course, that's not entirely possible. 3D Touch, after all, requires a …

Each Type of Automotive Differential Explained – Feature

From the October 2015 issue<p>Open Differential<p><b>What It Does</b><br>Splits engine torque into two outputs, each of which is able to rotate at a different speed.<p><b>Shortcomings</b><br>When one tire loses traction, the opposing tire also experiences a torque reduction. In the worst case, your car is stuck with one wheel …

Would you trust Eugene Kaspersky, Russia’s ‘Cyber Security King’?

Accused of helping Russian spies and sabotaging his competitors, Eugene Kaspersky tells FRANCE 24 he is innocent and has "nothing to hide".<p>Empty-handed, Eugene Kaspersky obediently backs away from the buffet. A waitress has just told him off for picking up a carrot stick before the party has begun. …

Audi Testing Futuristic Gesture-Based Virtual Assembly Analysis

Back when Henry Ford was still fiddling with the assembly line, getting parts onto a car as fast as possible was the only goal. Men lined a pathway on which Model Ts would slither, and they’d wrangle their assigned component onto the budding vehicle as it passed by. Today, all-out speed is but one …

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Plus: more powertrains on offer for the new A, including that scorching AMG version<p>12 Apr 2018<p>0<p>German taste criminals almost manage not to ruin a …

44 of the Most Bodacious Car Ads of the 1980s – Feature

The malaise that was the 1970s dribbled over into the 1980s, with ads touting Corvettes that made all of 190 horsepower, gussied-up econoboxes parading as Cadillacs, and dubious technology such as the Moleculetor promising improvements in fuel economy of up to 23 percent—yours for just $214 (plus …

One statistic tells you why HTC collapsed and why Android is in so much trouble

In layman's terms, that means that if you could theoretically acquire all the shares of HTC, it would cost you less than the cash HTC holds — meaning HTC would effectively be paying you to acquire the entire company. In investors' terms, it means people think the company is essentially …

The 8 Things Technology Wants To Kill Next

These things are ripe for an overhaul in the new year.<p>One day I woke up and realized it had been years since I’d thought about my old Dell Axim X30 personal digital assistant (PDA), let alone touched one. The device quickly became extinct, replaced by other technology forging ahead. PDAs are the …

With Mesh, Bluetooth Strengthens Case As Key Internet Of Things Technology

Back in the late nineties, it seemed everyone was talking about about a new wireless technology with a funny name.<p>“It’s the name of a medieval King of Denmark!” some would write, but soon it became apparent that it wasn’t the name that made Bluetooth interesting. Instead, it was how the new short …

Internet of Things

Android Circuit: Sabotaging The Galaxy S6 Story, Xiaomi Defeats Samsung, Sony Abandons Android

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Samsung’s battery issues and the potential of wireless charging, the story J.K. Shin could tell the press at MWC, Sony abandons Android and its Xperia smartphones, …

Wear OS

Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4²

My, what big portal axles you have.<p>For many years, killing off the Mercedes-Benz G-class was a recurring topic at Daimler board meetings. The boxy off-roader, an offspring of a vehicle developed for military applications, simply came from another era. Weren't there better, modern SUVs in the lineup?<p>…

An in-depth look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones

By now, you will have heard at least something about Windows 10, the next iteration of Microsoft's OS that aims to create a unified experience across all the devices it'll eventually inhabit: everything from PCs and laptops to tablets and phones. Microsoft already released several preview builds …

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Kia Sportspace Concept: The Optima Wagon of Our Dreams

The Power to Surprise? That's an understatement . . .<p>Kia’s Sportspace wagon concept is so damn gorgeous and near perfect that we count just three things we don’t like about it. First, the large ventlike things in the rear fascia seem out of place; second, the rear license-plate mount needs to be …

Don’t Be Google

Dear Google: what happened? Android sales are falling. Chrome has become a bloated hog. Analysts are calling you the new Microsoft, or, much worse, “the new Yahoo!” And most damning of all: you have squandered our trust. You used to be special, Google. Or at least we used to believe you were …

5 Predictions for Tech Hiring in 2015 | Inc.com

Right now, there are companies across the U.S. and the world undergoing a digital transformation, as the digital world and all it entails will continue to alter the business landscape.<p>Today, I want to share with you my predictions for companies going through digital transformation in 2015.<p>1. …

Predictions for the future of Google’s online video service, from sports rights and games to co-viewing and voice recognition<p>YouTube’s first video may have been uploaded on 23 April 2005, but the website’s domain name was registered on 14 February. Hence the 10th birthday milestone this past …

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Apple Details Revolutionary New iPhone Camera

If this recent patent filed by Apple is anything to go by, future iPhones and similar devices could contain cameras unlike any before seen on a smartphone, including technologies as radical as multiple zooming lens elements, wobbling mirrors and even a built in periscope.<p>Picked up recently by the …

Cameras

Here's the real difference between Google Now, Siri, and Cortana

<b>Wait, what? Voice recognition engines</b><p>Yeah, that's where we'll start, because guess what -- if your virtual assistant is unable to understand what you're saying to it with a very high degree of success, then the frustration alone will drive you away from using it and turn it into a useless product. …

All-new 2015 Kia Sorento reader preview - What Car?

Best Cars to Take on a Romantic Date on Valentine's Day

Drive Your Date Crazy<p>Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we’ve chosen the top 12 cars that will help bring out your romantic side and score points with your date, including a few vehicles about to hit the market.<p>Range Rover Evoque<p>There’s no doubt you’ll impress your date with the …

Seven reasons PDK is better than manual

It’s the perennial debate: what’s the better transmission for your Porsche 911, PDK or the old-fashioned manual shifter? PDK sales are currently …

2016 Honda Civic Type R: 165+mph Vmax, More Details Released

Euro-types have been able to enjoy high-performance Type R versions of their Civic for years, but we have yet to be able to join in the fun. That won’t change with this latest all-new model, but that doesn’t mean we’re not getting all sweaty palmed thinking about it, especially given the new …

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Priced

Bro-hug it out, Volkswagen fanboys: No wicked Golf R Variant, super-diesel GTD Estate, or butch Golf Alltrack is coming here, probably ever. But the regular-grade 2015 Golf SportWagen will be a pretty decent deal for people craving an affordable compact station wagon. Starting prices for the …

2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport

Cadillac may be moving out of Motown, but the CTS is already on another planet.<p>From the June 2015 issue<p>In 2014, Cadillac poached, from Infiniti, one of the auto industry’s most celebrated and outspoken execs. It also showed the 464-hp ATS-V and the 640-hp CTS-V, and said that it will be renaming …

How the technology industry is beginning to rethink Moore’s Law

Is confidence in Moore’s Law dwindling? Is it dead already? Or did the concept actually exist prior to Gordon Moore’s coined theory and has continually evolved over time as it will continue to do long past the end of a silicon-centric era? No matter the stance, there is buzz in the industry right …

A Very Short History Of The Internet And The Web

2014 marked two important anniversaries in the evolution of information technology. Forty-five years ago (October 29, 1969), the first ARPAnet (later to be known as the Internet) link was established between UCLA and SRI. Twenty-five years ago (March 1989), Tim Berners-Lee circulated a proposal for …