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Mitsubishi Evo IX MR vs Subaru Impreza WRX STI: Which Is Better?

"Looks like we've got ourselves a dogfight!"<p><i>From the December 2005 issue of Road & Track</i><p>"Air to mission control, bogie has been spotted, weapons are hot, awaiting confirmation to engage!"<p>The experience of piloting one of these tarmac-tearing, dirt-loving predators down a favorable road can often …

2015 Volkswagen Golf R review: VW's hottest hatch looks like a Golf GTI, runs like a Subie STI - Roadshow

<b>The Good</b> With 292 horsepower, a lightning-fast dual-clutch transmission, and 4Motion all-wheel drive, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R is an incredibly potent hot hatchback. The optional DCC suspension improves grip and responsiveness without compromising comfort. The standard Fender audio is punchy and …

Not quite by choice, OnePlus is creating Android phone software

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: OnePlus<p>Amid weeks of turmoil between its software partner and a competing phone maker in India, OnePlus now offers its …

Android News

Watch This Man Turn a DeLorean Into a Monster Truck, a Limo, and a Hovercraft

Avoid flat-spotting and choose your own tire-storage adventure.<p>John Z. DeLorean's DMC-12 began with an ambitious idea—a Wankel-powered sportscar—that was whittled down by production pressures and other issues to become a not-particularly-sporty shadow of DeLorean's dream. It became an icon in spite …

Trucks

Sony Pictures hack: the whole story

This has been a wretched year for big corporations in the US: Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan and, most recently, Sony Pictures have all had to deal with unauthorized security breaches over the past few months. As far as Sony Pictures is concerned, the problems began on November 24th, when various …

Comparison of Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto

Apple and Google have announced two different solutions for accessing the contents of your mobile device while driving.<p>Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s …

Android Auto

Watch a Semi-Truck's Insane World-Record Jump Over a Lotus F1 Car

Wanna see a world-record stunt? Something crazy and mind-blowing and death-defying? How does a tractor-trailer breaking the Guinness World Record for jump length tickle you? Oh, and for good measure, a Lotus Formula 1 car. Yeah, that'll do.<p>Wanna see a world-record stunt? Something crazy and …

World Records

In this Chinese city, phone addicts get their own sidewalk lane

Some places have lanes for bicycles, others for motorcycles, but there's a place in mainland China that boasts a different type of lane altogether: one for phone addicts glued to their screens. According to a Chinese publication, the cellphone lane above was spotted along a place called Foreigner …

Moto X+1 new material options pick up retailer support

One of the longest-standing rumors about the Moto X+1, popping up right around the same time we saw evidence for the phone’s name, has concerned the …

Virtual Joey app arrives with satellite TV for your PS3

Dish Network earned one of our Best of CES trophies a few months ago for its Virtual Joey app, and now PS3 owners (with the satellite TV service and Hopper DVR) can try it out. Instead of plugging in yet another set-top box, just open up the app and watch live TV, video on-demand or recorded …

Old console, new tricks: Getting the most out of your Xbox 360

Whether you're holding out for the Kinect-less Xbox One or you've already unpacked a new system, there's still plenty of life left in the Xbox 360. Microsoft will have its new system properly on track after another half dozen or so software updates, but until then, it's all about getting everything …

Report: EA Games server compromised, hackers stealing Apple ID, credit card & Origin account info

<b>Update:</b> EA said in a statement that it’s investigating the reports (via TheVerge):<p>“Privacy and security are of the utmost importance to us, and we are currently investigating this report… We’ve taken immediate steps to disable any attempts to misuse EA domains…”<p>According to a report from internet …

New Mercedes Sports Car Platform May Underpin Future Aston Martins: Report

Aston Martin may take advantage of a new sports car platform being developed by Mercedes-Benz to spawn future versions of its Vantage and DB9 models. …

Automotive Industry

2015 Nissan Murano Teased Ahead Of 2014 New York Auto Show

Nissan has confirmed that its third-generation Murano will be revealed at the 2014 New York Auto Show, and along with the confirmation has released a …

What if crash test dummies are smarter and more feeling than we thought?

We take it for granted that crash test dummies – save the ones we saw in the short-lived 1990s cartoon series or the Canadian one-hit wonder – are inanimate, unfeeling and altogether without conscience. But what if they suddenly came to life?<p>That's the premise of a short film called <i>Crush</i>. The …

Brabus Tweaks Mercedes CLA45 AMG For 394 Horsepower

Follow Antony<p>It's fair to say the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG is already fairly brisk. Aside from a few limited-run Mitsubishi Evolution models, it has …

2015 Porsche Boxster GTS Looks Great, Sounds Better: Video

The Porsche Boxster is an undeniably great sports car. It was so good when it was introduced in all-new 981 form that we named it our 2013 Best Car …

Ford Explorer Interceptor SUV Popular Police Cruiser

The Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor proved to be a favorite among law enforcement, but police departments nationwide were hung out to dry when production of the body-on-frame sedan ended in 2011 after 32 years. While Ford offers the Taurus-based Police Interceptor sedan in its stead, the …

2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition Spy Photos

Ford aims to blow up its new Mustang launch even harder.<p><b>What It Is:</b> A plain-jane, white-colored 2015 Ford Mustang coupe—a GT, by the looks of those “5.0” fender badges—wearing some tape and christened with a Michigan manufacturer license plate. It also happens to pack more than a few retro design …

Saleen taking S7 supercar to Beijing auto show, will offer it for sale

If you ever wanted to get your hands on a brand new Saleen S7, you’ll have your chance at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show next month. Yes, Saleen has …

Aston and Mercedes Explore Platform Sharing

When Daimler and Aston Martin signed a letter of intent to enter a technical partnership in mid-2013, there was a lot of speculation about future product, and all of it was officially dismissed at the time. Of course, it was hardly believable that Daimler would merely sit on its five-percent share …

2015 GMC Yukon Bursts Into Flames During Test Drive

In the midst of unwanted attention for the recall of approximately 1.6 million vehicles related to faulty ignition switches, there is more bad news for General Motors. A brand-new 2015 GMC Yukon SUV burst into flames during a test drive in Southern California over the weekend.<p>Firefighters responded …

General Motors

10 best Android keyboards

For many people, the default keyboard that comes on their devices is passable. It is usually either the stock Android keyboard or the OEM keyboard from Samsung, LG, etc. However, those are not your only options. There are a variety of third party keyboard apps for Android that have all sorts of …

In-App Purchases

10 best SMS apps for Android

<b>Update:</b> This is a depreciated list and will no longer be updated. Please refer to our current best list of best SMS apps and best texting apps here:<p>SMS has been the gold standard for text messaging for a long time. Most cell phone plans just give them away in unlimited capacities these days and …

LG G Pro 2 now shipping out in Asia

LG Electronics has begun shipping its new G Pro 2 smartphone out to the Asia Region market, which includes Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia, among others. We had our first look at the G Pro 2 at this years’ Mobile World Congress and gave it a review last week. …

Google now offering the Nexus 5 and 7 to a handful of new countries

Google appears destined to expand their offerings to as many new markets as possible this week. On Monday, they pushed out Google Play Movies to over three dozen new countries and Google Play Music to four more. Earlier today we announced that Chromecast began selling in eleven new markets. Now, …

Rovio soft launches Angry Birds Epic, releases gameplay trailer

Rovio’s next spin-off game, <i>Angry Birds Epic</i>, is already available for some gamers, but most of us can’t play it yet, and the developer is making up for that fact with a new trailer for the game.<p>Like <i>Angry Birds Go!</i> before it, Angry Brids Epic brings the upset avians to a new game genre they haven’t …

Oppo Find 7

The Oppo Find 7 has officially been unveiled, and as was the case with the Find 5 and the N1 before it, Oppo has aimed to push the boundaries once again with its latest flagship smartphone, with the premier version featuring a Quad HD display. Competing in the phablet segment, it’ll be very …

Samsung Gear 2 with embedded USIM headed to Korea

Samsung has been working with Korea’s largest telecommunications vender, SK Telecom, to release a new standalone version of the Samsung Gear 2. Equipped with a universal subscriber identity module (USIM), the smartwatch would be able to operate, even make phone calls, without the need for a …