Kevin Blaise

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Hyundai hits milestone with 10 million cars sold in US

Hyundai entered the US market in 1986, and initial success with the Excel was followed by a difficult period of quality woes. The company refused to bow out of the country, and began a turnaround. Now after nearly 30 years, the automaker is a highly respected player in the market and is celebrating …

Hyundai

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

We’ve adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.<p>Thanks to technology, we’re reading more than ever—our brains process thousands of words via text messages, email, games, social media, and web stories. According to one report, the amount people that read tripled from 1980 to the …

eBooks

16 Alfa Romeos That Created an Italian Performance Legend

Their names and labels are legend: Alfetta, 8C2900, P3, Stradale, Tubolare Zagato, 6C1750, Duetto, Disco Volante. Here are a number of Alfa Romeos that seared the brand into the minds of car enthusiasts worldwide.<p>Their names and labels are legend: Alfetta, 8C2900, P3, Stradale, Tubolare Zagato, …

Classic Cars

The Boss of BMW M Doesn't Want To Take Manual Gearboxes Away From Fans

But he might have to.<p>In an interview with Autocar, BMW M Boss Frank van Meel has said that from a technical standpoint, the future "doesn't look bright for manual gearboxes."<p>He's right. The manual transmission isn't as efficient or as fast as its automatic or dual clutch brothers. But it doesn't …

The Glorious Past and Uncertain Future of the Incomparable Nürburgring

Stuck between mythology and reality, the Nürburgring faces an uncertain future. An American living trackside unlocks the gates.<p>Over the radio, the young Russian kid, Dmitry, sounded spooked. He was driving an Audi TT RS in no particular hurry along the Nürburgring Nordschleife's Döttinger Höhe …

Ford GT

Turing Phone promises physical strength and secure communications like no other

Turing Robotic Industries recently took the wraps off a phone which — if it lives up to its promises — could be essentially indestructible and ridiculously secure. The Turing Phone is built from a “revolutionary liquid-metal” called Liquidmorphium which is stronger than steel and titanium. If that …

Mobile Technology

Miss Universe: Shaw Speed's Harley 48 custom

We don’t see many Sportsters with a racy slant. But this new machine from Shaw Speed & Custom shows what is possible. And it totally looks the part.<p>‘Miss Universe’ is a Harley Sportster 48 commissioned by Australian businessman Troy Barbagallo, who noticed Shaw’s Nascafe Racer and fell in love. He …

The Spirit of '76: Dodge B-200 Custom Van

In Japan, there exists a subculture known as <i>Dajiban</i>, offering a unique spin on custom Ram vans that involves a soupçon of stance, a dash of <i>bosozoku</i>, and a twisted sense of humor. The machines are alternately known as “H-vans,” with the “H” code for “hentai”—Japanese for “pervert.” But were it not …

How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

If you run into an old friend at the train station, your brain will probably form a memory of the experience. And that memory will forever link the person you saw with the place where you saw him.<p>For the first time, researchers have been able to see that sort of link being created in people's …

Neurophilosophy

Alfa Romeo Giulia, Dodge Challenger Drag Pak, Chevy Camaro Convertible: This Week’s Top Photos

Alfa Romeo’s new Giulia small sedan is causing quite the storm, especially because the small sports sedan has so far only been shown in its …

Original Owner: Unmodified 57k Mile 1993 Honda Prelude Si

This 1993 Honda Prelude (VIN JHMBB2159PC006296) <b></b>is described as a garaged, fully functional, unmodified and very well preserved example of the fourth …

Aston Martin Trademarks DB10 through DB14 for Future Models

Aston Martin products are in for some big changes in coming years, but their DB-based naming strategy will carry forward. According to <i>Autocar</i>, Aston has applied for trademarks for the names DB10 through DB14, likely for the successor to the DB9. Aston may decide, however, to buck tradition and …

Next-Generation Nissan Z Sports Car to Get Targa Roof, Hybrid Power?

A report citing unnamed sources has appeared on the Australian website Motoring.com.au purporting to reveal new details on Nissan’s next-generation Z sports car, and the info is interesting, to say the least. First off, the coupe version of the new Z will get a T-top or targa-roof arrangement, …

Porsche Cayman Prototype Circles the Nürburgring Under . . . Four-Cylinder Power?

Looking at the photo above, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything unusual about the Porsche Cayman within. Sure, it has a bunch of testing equipment affixed to its body, not to mention a pro driver behind the wheel, but to find out what’s truly special about it, you’ll need to watch the video …

In Japan, wearing the wrong shoes can end a driver's license test

It's so easy to make fun of the Department of Motor Vehicles in the United States. Whenever folks return from renewing a license or getting new plates, everybody has a joke making fun of the long lines, prolonged waits or bored employees. But it looks like we in the US have it easy compared to the …

Are You Ready for Self-Driving Cars?

You may not be, but they're still on their way.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</i><p>Self-driving cars sound wonderful: A computer program can ferry you to work while you kick back and read a book. But are they safe? Many Americans have mixed feelings and don't entirely trust software to take …