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2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch better for the boardroom than the backwoods

It requires ranch-sized ambition to take the best-selling truck on earth, cast aside long-held expectations and reinvent it. Discounting a century of steel bodies and the V-8 as holy grail, the 2015 Ford F-150 embraces neither. Toss in a heap of Texas style, and you have the F-150 King Ranch Super …

2015 Audi S3 compromises nothing in delivering sporty practicality

There is a German word, gestalt, that means the whole is greater than its parts: The Audi S3 is automotive gestalt.<p>We can (and we will) talk about the superlative direct-injection turbocharged engine, the smooth dual-clutch transmission, the simplification of the MQB architecture shared by the …

Mom Goes on TV to Warn About Man Taking Pictures of Her Kids at McDonald’s

Photographer Randall Armor recently wrote an article about the war on photographers in which one scary ‘P’ word is being thrown around: the …

7 Cool Ways Cities Are Thinking Ahead on Climate Change

From sea walls to "sponge zones," here are some innovative urban ideas for boosting resilience.<p>The world’s cities are coming up with ingenious ways to fight climate change, from massive sea walls to "sponge zones" and floating communities.<p>Urban areas have reason to act. Many are already grappling …

Climate Change

7 Ways To Wait At A Restaurant, Instead Of Looking At Your Darn Phone

Smartphone dependency is real. And in a restaurant, the typical scene is grim: You arrive early, but your friend hasn't shown up yet, so you pull out your phone. Within seconds, you're knee-deep in Snapchats, texts and Insta-likes. Or worse, <i>you're</i> the person watching everyone slowly turn into …

11 Things You May Not Know About Hong Kong

<i>Source: @naomilvdv</i><p>If you've lived in or visited Hong Kong before, you have most definitely mastered the art of passive-aggressively elbowing strangers out of your way, and have likely also developed the reflexes of a born kung fu master from dodging umbrella spines that threaten to poke out your …

This Time-Lapse Shows the Passing of a Day on Earth From 22,000 Miles Away

Since late 2014, Japan’s Himawari 8 weather satellite has been in stationary orbit above New Guinea, 22,000 miles out (Earth’s average diameter is …

The Roads of the Future Are Hollow, Replaceable, and Made of Plastic

Driving beyond asphalt.<p>The deterioration of our asphalt roads poses a long-term maintenance problem, requiring extensive digging and construction (and horrible ruts and potholes when they simply aren't maintained). So why not makes roads out of easy-to-replace plastic slabs?<p>Working with the city of …

Roads

Rare Small Six: 1937 BMW 321 Project

This 1937 BMW 321 is one of about 3,800 built before production as halted for war the following year. From 1945 to 1950 and additional 9,000 were …

2016 Kia Sorento 2.0T AWD

Four can be more than six.<p>It used to be rare that we’d test a four-cylinder vehicle that cost more than the same model equipped with a V-6, but that’s becoming more common—and it’s what we have here: a loaded Kia Sorento SXL for $45,095, fully 10 percent pricier than the V-6 AWD edition tested …

Kia Motors