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The Unsinkable CVT: How the "Gearless" Transmission Is Getting Its Groove Back

Coming soon to a driveway near you.<p>CVTs are our least favorite type of transmission, mainly because their only nod to driver involvement is engine drone under heavy throttle. In spite of the lost love, CVTs are making inroads against manuals and conventional automatics. Toyota, for example, has …

Nissan Leaf

Leap Motion

iPad App Store Features: 10 Apps that Wow

One of this week’s featured collections in the iPad App Store is <b>10 Apps that Wow</b>. Here’s the description of it:<p>From saving money on a last-minute hotel room to discovering the nether reaches of the cosmos, these apps offer truly awe-inspiring experiences. Each app is a bona fide conversation …

Need iPad Help – Just Ask

Got an iPad question you can’t find a good answer for? Need some help on fixing an iPad problem? Or just want to learn some great tips & tricks to get more out of your iPad? I’m happy to help out.<p>We’ve even got a page for that here: http://ipadinsight.com/help-page/<p>Here’s some of the topics I can …

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Land Rover's bestseller gets even sportier.<p>“Land Rover Range Rover Sport” is quite a mouthful, but the lengthy moniker hasn’t disadvantaged the British luxury sport-utility in the marketplace. In fact, the Range Rover Sport was Land Rover’s top seller in the U.S. last year, finding more Yankee …

2015 Audi A3 Sedan / S3 Sedan

Hey, Benz CLA? Let's create a new segment—and then fight to the death.<p><i>Help Wanted: American buyers for new compact sedan from German luxury brand. No, not the one with the three-pointed star. No, not the company with the non-kidney-shaped kidney grille, either. Must like dual-clutch transmissions,</i> …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

T-Mobile's iPhone 5 is AT&T's iPhone 5, But It's Not

T-Mobile’s new iPhone 5 – which is launching on the “uncarrier’s” network on April 12th – is the same model of the iPhone 5 that AT&T customers currently enjoy, except that it will be newer and feature AWS (or Advanced Wireless Services), a newer set of frequencies that T-Mobile is using for its …

Yahoo sale makes UK schoolboy millionaire

A British schoolboy's hobby has turned him into one of the youngest self-made multi-millionaires in the world.<p>Yahoo! announced on Monday that Nick D'Aloisio, 17, had sold his news-condensing mobile app Summly to the US tech giant for an undisclosed sum, reported to be £20m ($30m).<p><b>"It was</b> …