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The Army Doesn't Know What to Do With Its New "Punisher" Gun

The weapon is designed to solve an age-old problem—how to kill enemy troops taking cover.<p>A weapon designed to give infantrymen a big boost in firepower has come under fire from the Pentagon, where leaders have complained that the Army has failed to actually issue the weapon to troops. The weapon, …

Boeing is making a major change to its planes that could end jet lag as we know it

One of which was the decision to build much of the plane out of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics and other composite materials instead of the aluminum most commonly used on commercial airliners.<p>While the engineering of the composite airframe may have been a challenge, it's a decision that allowed …

Aviation

No Messi, no Suarez & too many changes — Barca pays price for Luis Enrique's excessive rotation

A much-changed Blaugrana side lost at home to Alaves on Saturday in a defeat that was unexpected but perhaps could have been avoided.<p>Under no circumstances should Barcelona lose at home to a newly promoted team. Sometimes, however, these things happen: Pep Guardiola's great side was beaten by …

A Chinese billionaire may have hidden 6% of the world's aluminum in the Mexican desert

It's not every day that Mr. Bean makes an appearance in the <i>Wall Street Journal's</i> commodities coverage.<p>And that might not even be the strangest finding in the <i>Journal's</i> investigation into a massive pile of aluminum that allegedly just sat there, unused, in the Mexican desert for years.<p>To start, some …

Danish firm reaping wind farm subsidy bonanza says UK must accept foreign turbine parts

Britain must accept that major parts of its offshore wind farms will be manufactured abroad, Danish giant Dong Energy has said, as new figures reveal the vast scale of subsidies it is set to receive from UK consumers.<p>The state-backed Danish company has benefited more than any other developer from …

Premier League scores, Week 4: Laurent Koscielny shows this league still stinks at dealing with head injuries

The Manchester derby was excellent, while Liverpool and Spurs were very impressive. But we've got to talk about the Premier League's head injury problem.<p>This was a fantastic Premier League Saturday, with 27 goals scored between the eight games. Some of them were truly impeccable. The Manchester …

HTC Nexus 'Sailfish' exclusive: new renders & 360-degree video

With most companies having launched their flagships for the second half of the year, the stage is set for Google – working with HTC this year – to launch its new flagships. Although we’re not sure exactly when the Sailfish will be unveiled for the world, today we have new renders and a 360-degree …

Ronaldo: 'Xavi has not won a single Ballon d'Or — I've won three'

Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has hit back at Xavi following the Barcelona icon's latest comments about him.<p>Cristiano Ronaldo has taken aim at Xavi following the former Barcelona midfielder's comments claiming Lionel Messi is superior to the Real Madrid star.<p>Xavi stated this week that even …

Family and friends of Paul Walker say last goodbye at sombre funeral

<p>Friends and family of the late <b>Paul Walker</b> gathered to attend his small and intimate funeral on Saturday.<p>The <i>Fast & Furious</i> star, who tragically died …

Paul Walker Leaves Entire $25 Million Estate to Daughter

Paul Walker died a wealthy man, and he left his entire estate in the hands of his 15-year-old daughter Meadow.<p>The <i>Fast & Furious</i> star, 40, who was …

Paul Walker Death: Kurt Russell Hints at Fast & Furious 7 Filming Resume Date

'Paul Walker was a great guy, a terrific person. How can you not like that? Everything about him was cool'<p>Kurt Russell has been talking about the …

Entertainment Tonight: Watch a Sneak Peek of Paul Walker's Final Film

Watch the EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST DEBUT of the Brick Mansions trailer starring Paul Walker on tonight's Entertainment Tonight!...

This Week Has More Top 10 EDM Songs Than All of 2015

The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris and Major Lazer are leading the charts.<p>According to <i>Forbes</i>, there are now more EDM songs in the Billboard Top 10 in the United States for this week than all of 2015. This week's top songs include "This Is What You Came For" by Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna, "Cold …

Bruno Mars’ new single “24 K Magic” is basically “Uptown Funk II.”

Both as a solo artist and with his team of hit-making writer-producers the Smeezingtons, Bruno Mars has now been making world-conquering hits for …

Volkswagen Maps U.S. Comeback With ‘Atlas,’ Other New Vehicles

Autos targeting American preferences aim to claw back market share after emissions scandal<p>BERLIN—Volkswagen AG is set to launch several important new products in the U.S. over the next few months in a comeback effort after its emissions-cheating scandal left its reputation shattered and sales …

All the Changes Ford Made to Sell the Mustang in Europe

Pity our friends in England, who give up 25 horsepower in exchange for right-hand drive.<p>Ford finally started selling the iconic Mustang in Europe starting in 2014. Buyers in places like the U.K. were thrilled, but the Mustang they get has some pretty significant changes compared to the U.S. …

Rinspeed's Oasis car spins on the spot and has a garden on the dashboard

We have autonomous, self-driving cars. But what we don’t have is autonomous, self-driving cars that can rotate on the spot. Until now.<p>Swiss carmaker …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2017 Land Rover Discovery

Is the LR4's replacement too soft?<p>The Land Rover Discovery has returned. Reborn as a unibody SUV, the Discovery replaces the old body-on-frame LR4, and in addition to losing roughly 1,000 pounds, the new model sheds the boxy styling of its predecessor. But with its new look and non-ladder-frame …

Maserati Engineering Chief announces electric GT coupe, compares Tesla’s quality to 1970s German automakers

If you are an established automaker and you are announcing an upcoming electric vehicle, especially if it’s in a premium segment, it is apparently an obligation to compare it to Tesla right away – even if it is years from coming to market.<p>That’s exactly what Roberto Fedeli, Maserati’s head of …

And With That, Ford Australia Is Done Building Cars

57 years of local Ford production came to an end with a blue Falcon XR6 sedan.<p>Ford's Broadmeadows Assembly Plant opened outside of Melbourne, Australia in 1959. Its closure brings and end to locally-produced Fords probably once and for all. Somewhere out there, you can hear Mel Gibson screaming in …

This Is How Much Dodge Viper You Can Get for $10,000

Are you brave enough to buy a Viper on a Mitsubishi Mirage budget?<p>A lot of people don't realize this, but first- and second-generation Dodge Vipers are performance bargains. You can find a good one between $30,000 and $40,000 but how much Viper does $10,000 get you? More than you'd think, but …

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 …

This Weird Windshield Blocker Could Replace the Parking Boot

Someday, instead of a parking boot, traffic cops could slap The Barnacle on your windshield if you don't pay your tickets.<p>The parking boot is outdated and inefficient, according to startup Barnacle Parking Enforcement. In Barnacle's view, we should retire the old boot and use its new product …

High-speed Rail

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 …

Marrakesh to Merzouga, Morocco

Morocco is a nation socially at odds with itself; western, multicultural, cosmopolitan views combined with a strong, traditional Arab way of …

Top Gear

First Drive<p>"Even in this early concept form, the Mission E is a blast..."...<p>6 Jun 2018<p>*According to the International Engine of the Year …

Ford Focus RS MkI vs Ford Focus RS MkIII

When Ford first fixed an RS badge to the back of a Focus, I was too young to drive, but I remember the furore. And with my parents’ Focus 1.6 Zetec …

Chris Harris Drives: Aston V12 Vantage S vs Porsche 911 R

What’s the best sporting SUV on sale today? A question the boys try to answer in episode 6<p>Ride onboard with Stig's Teenage Cousins as they lap two …

Goodwood Revival: preview

Goodwood Revival is upon us: that rather excellent annual festival of all things classic. And tweed.<p>It’s a three-day festival celebrating the finest …

Classic Cars

F1 has a new owner: here's everything you need to know

Formula One has been sold to American media giant Liberty Media in a deal valued at $8bn (£6.25bn), one that heralds the biggest transformation in …