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Payne: Is bargain Scion FR-S the Porsche 944 reborn?

Oh, it's good to be in my 20s again. Auburn hair. Lightning-quick reflexes. Eyes like a hawk.<p>Or maybe it's just this Scion FR-S I'm driving. Dude, …

Detroit

Clash of Clans: Top 8 tips, tricks, and cheats!

If you're not familiar with Clash of Clans, it's a game where you build forts with gold and elixir resources. Buildings are dragged and dropped, …

Scion Challenged Three Media Outlets to Build the Ultimate FR-S

Scion’s annual Tuner Challenge, in which three tuners are given a Scion, $15,000, and 90 days to customize the car for the SEMA show, has become something we look forward to every year. For 2014, Scion has changed things up: instead of handing the cars over to tuners, the automaker issued its …

High-speed Rail

Scion Tuner Challenge 2014 Cars Unveiled Before SEMA

Just like it did for SEMA 2013, Scion held another Tuner Challenge for this year’s iteration of the massive North American automotive festival at the …

Lamborghini Egoista: Sant'Agata's Aviation-Inspired, Hot Wheels–Like Anniversary Special

Those who appreciate the wildly styled Lamborghini Veneno are sure to take pleasure in Lamborghini’s next 50th birthday present to itself, the Egoista. As for the rest of us, and as far as the design community is concerned, it seems that the Sant’Agata operation just had its EXP 9 F moment, which …

Sports Cars

Apple Retail SVP Angela Ahrendts: Apple Watch launching in “Spring,” after Chinese New Year

The Apple Watch’s launch is scheduled to occur in the “spring,” according to Apple Senior Vice President of Retail and Online Stores Angela Ahrendts, later in 2015 than some had originally anticipated. Ahrendts stated the timeframe to retail employees in a video message, a transcript of which was …

Toyota FCV Hits The Track At The 2014 Japanese Rally Championship

Don't let the rally stripes fool you, this otherwise race-ready Toyota FCV won't actually be competing at the 2014 Japanese Rally Championship. …

Motorsport

Polaris Unveils Full Specs on its 2015 Slingshot

It’s one wheel away from being a car and it’s missing doors and a roof, but the 2015 Polaris Slingshot still has plenty to be excited about. Polaris just revealed all the details on its new Slingshot, a three-wheeled machine that’s focused on tearing though tracks and canyons.<p>Like the Morgan 3 …

Gear & Gadgets

"BMW Supra" Takes Shape

Born-Again Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 Replacement to Share Key Components<p>It’s been two years since Toyota and BMW announced their collaboration to build sports cars.<p>Now, a source close to Toyota reports details of the platform and powerplant to be shared by the all-new Toyota Supra and next-generation …

Internal Combustion Engine

One-Off MSO-Styled McLaren P1 to Debut at Pebble Beach

McLaren Special Operations will roll a one-off P1 hypercar onto the lawn at Pebble Beach next week. In addition to getting a unique exterior and interior treatment, the MSO-styled McLaren P1 sports 24-carat gold heat shields in the engine bay and around the exhaust outlet.<p>The special P1 was …

Sports Cars

Toyota FT-1 Concept Heads to Pebble Beach and Gran Turismo 6

Following the original concept debut at the Detroit auto show, a second Toyota FT-1 concept has been revealed at Pebble Beach. This latest concept features a new exterior paint color and a revised interior, though at this point the FT-1 still remains nothing more than a design study. Additionally, …

Automotive Design

New Ford Mustang GT350, Rolls Royce Wraith Drophead, Mercedes i3 Rival, GM Diesels - Fast Lane Daily

The best Android smartphones you can buy for 2018

If you are searching for a new smartphone you will ultimately have to make a choice between an iPhone or an Android phone. fortunately, there has probably never been a better time to join team Android.<p>There are only a handful of choices when buying from Apple, but devices running on Google's …

How Sony Could Beat Microsoft At Its Own Game And Win The Living Room War

Sony has wisely marketed its PlayStation 4 as a system designed with the “core gamer” audience in mind.<p>The PS4 has social apps, video streaming, and all the other bells and whistles the competition has, but first and foremost it’s a machine designed to play games. Or at least that’s the …

Sprint reportedly preparing 'One Up' early upgrade plan for September 20th debut

Carrier early upgrade programs may generally be a rip-off, but thanks to the domino effect created by T-Mobile's Jump, every major carrier needs one. <i>CNET</i> reports that Sprint will debut One Up on September 20th, a payment plan that lets customers pay for new smartphone or tablet devices using …

Sprint reportedly to join monthly phone hardware payments craze on iPhone launch day

Sprint is readying its own program that allows customers to roll in the cost of phone hardware in their monthly bill, according to <i>CNET</i>. Sprint’s program is reportedly called One Up, and it works in a similar fashion to the recently launched AT&T Next, T-Mobile Jump, and Verizon Edge initiatives.<p>All …

Best Buy-Backed Zubie Raises $8M to Bring Cars and Drivers Online

Want to turn your dumb car into a smart car? A startup called Zubie is now selling a wireless dongle that connects to almost any car’s onboard …

BMW M8, New Lambo Egoista, Mulholland Motorcycle Crash, Nissan Hybrid in Le Mans, & CoW!

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

Gear & Gadgets

What It's Like To See Through Google Glass

But now it's time to reveal what it looks like to actually see through Glass.<p>Google Glass and Android game developer Laura Ockel recently recorded a video of the user interface shown through the Glass device. Ockel and her company, Tesseract Mobile, are also the developers behind the unofficial …

Google

The sons and daughters of Google Glass

Even in the highly opinionated world of tech, there have been few products as polarizing as Google’s head mounted Google Glass computer. The device, a thin titanium band to which is mounted a computer, battery and display, is by far the sleekest and least unwieldy implementation of a technology …

Samsung to Offer Commercial 5G by 2020

Some parts of the world, such as China, have yet to launch 4G networks, but already Samsung is promising to deliver high speed 5G wireless data connections to consumers by 2020. The claim comes as the firm announced it had developed its first core technology for fifth-generation networks.<p>The Korean …

Apple's Got a Huge Waiting List of Cops Who Need iPhones Cracked

It's no secret that the police aren't very good at breaking into encrypted iPhones, but they've been asking Apple for help. A lot of help. According …

Legal organization claims Apple is dodging tax and selling pornography in China

The China Association of Consumer Protection Law, a subsidiary China Law Society, has accused Apple of tax evasion, intellectual property violations, and distribution of pornographic content in China.<p>According to a piece published in China’s The Mirror (hat tip Bill Bishop), the …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

Robert Scoble

14-Year-Old Discovers iPad Smart Cover Magnets Can Shut Off Implanted Defibrillators

A fourteen-year-old has discovered that the tiny magnets inside the iPad can inadvertently shut off implanted defibrillators if the device is left on the chest, such as might happen if the user falls asleep with the iPad lying on them.<p>Apple builds magnets into every iPad it sells for use with its …