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Buell X1 by Sartorie Meccaniche

I’ve always loved Buell’s streetfighter models for their combative stance and no-nonsense ergonomics. In stock form they’re bare-bones, purpose built machines—devoid of any superfluous add-ons and powered by 1203cc of Milwaukee muscle.<p>They’re an acquired taste though, and some—like the X1 …

Where’s the best place to trade in an iPhone? $400+ offers compared at Apple, Amazon, NextWorth, Gazelle and more

We’re 2 short weeks away from Apple’s iPhone 6 announcement and that of course means it is almost time to trade in your current but now outdated tiny iPhone 3/4/5/s/c. Giving your non-sapphire 4-incher to a friend or relative? That’s nice of you but for those in the US who prefer cold hard cash, …

Students Can Take Studying Paperless With These Apps and Gadgets

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days she's just as likely to be organizing a study group on her smartphone while reviewing a lecture on her tablet. Here are a few gadgets and apps that …

Listening to the crowd proves a slippery slope for Soap

Alexander Jones believes the home router market is ripe for a shakeup.<p>Jones is the founder of Soap, a new product making its way through the crowdfunding community, and he is right when he says that typical home routers are complicated affairs that few people know how to manage and fewer still use …

Steady App for iPhone Calms Shaky Video While You Shoot

One of the most vexing aspects of shooting hand-held video is the twitchy, jumpy footage it often produces. Poor image stabilization, or none at all, will ruin a shoot by making the results impossible to watch.<p>Stupeflix’s Steady for iPhone, released today, lets you shoot stable video in square or …

Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited, a subscription to half a million books for $10 per month

After pulling the trigger a little early, Amazon today formally announced the launch of Kindle Unlimited, an ebook and audiobook subscription service that costs $10 per month.<p>As we detailed yesterday, this launch pits Amazon against services like Oyster and Scribd, both of which offer a …

More Details on Toyota, BMW Sports Car Come to Light

Lexus LF-LC Production Model Delayed<p>A source familiar with the product plans of Toyota and Lexus confirmed to <i>Motor Trend</i> that the Toyota FT-1 concept essentially previews the next-gen BMW Z4 and an as yet unnamed Toyota coupe, possibly the next Supra. The two cars will share a platform, but will be …

Immaculate 8,000-Mile BMW M1 For Sale on eBay

Stunning. Immaculate. Utter perfection. There are many ways to describe this Inka Orange 1981 BMW M1 for sale on eBay, and 7,980-mile time capsule is …

2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo

2015 Lexus NX 300h Hybrid: First Drive Of Luxury Compact Utility Vehicle

The 2015 Lexus NX is the first compact crossover from Toyota's luxury brand, and it's been a long time coming.<p>Unlike the mid-size Lexus RX, which …

This Ad for a Used Hatchback is Better Than Real Car Ads

Mainstream car ads and their meaningless marketing phrases and happy-family cliches make me nauseous. What we need is more honesty, more fire, and a couple of doves.<p>The recent spate of highly creative and wonderfully over-produced used-car videos should put car companies on notice that the focus …

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Tesla Motors Names Next Car "Model 3," Says It Will Follow Model X

Tesla Motors has confirmed the name for its upcoming BMW 3-series–sized electric sedan on Twitter. Drumroll (Twitter tweet?), please: The new model will be called the Model 3. The name is something of a surprise, given that Tesla’s current offering, the Model S, and its imminent crossover, the …

2015 BMW M3 Impresses with Huge Dyno Numbers

If there’s one thing you need to know about automotive dynamometers, it’s that no two are likely to ever return the same number. No matter how closely calibrated, if you run the same car on two separate dynos, you’re going to get different output figures. Still, the variations aren’t typically …

The Jaguar virtual windscreen is very cool

Bringing racing game assists to the real world, for better or worse.<p>Jaguar's getting into the vaporware game with this augmented reality windshield concept, but the fundamental idea is sound … and really cool. Jaguar imagines that instead of a small area for a HUD, images could be projected on the …

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Nest, Samsung, ARM and others launch ‘Thread’ home automation network protocol

Google, through its Nest Labs home automation division, today announced another major step toward the formation of an ecosystem for connected home devices and apps.<p>Nest, along with Samsung, ARM, and four other partners, today announced a new home automation network protocol called Thread, along …

Tesla’s $35,000 Car Will Be Called The Model 3

At one point, Tesla’s third car — the one they’re trying to get to the market for around $35,000 — was called the Model E.<p>Then Ford got huffy and threatened legal action, given that they’ve got something of a history (and a trademark or two) for cars with a similar name.<p>So Tesla is changing it up. …

Samsung In Talks To Scoop Up SmartThings For Around $200 Million

Google has Nest, Apple has HomeKit and Samsung has…SmartThings, we’re hearing. The deal was completed for around $200 million dollars, though it might have been less according to one source.<p>(Update: The deal is not done yet, says another.)<p><b>Update</b>: SmartThings has been acquired by Samsung.<p>SmartThings …

If Samsung buys SmartThings, it’s a win for both

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>Samsung is in talks to purchase SmartThings, the smart home startup that has …

Oculus Spots People Selling Rift Pre-Orders, Cancels Their Shipments

The second version of the Oculus Rift VR headset is expected to start arriving this week, but actually getting your hands on one is going to be tough. Over 45,000 units had been pre-ordered as of the first of this month — and of those, only 10,000 are expected to actually ship in July. If you …

Stephen Colbert ridicules Vessyl’s digital cup

In case you haven’t had enough oddball product madness after that potato salad fiasco on Kickstarter, comedian Stephen Colbert has a hot tip for you: The Vessyl digital cup, which lets you know what you’re drinking and how many calories it contains, all while acting as a normal cup.<p>In typical …

Honda’s New ASIMO Brings Robots Closer to the Mainstream

Honda’s ASIMO robot has been kitted out with a suite of new updates to bring it in tune with the times.<p>Improvements include honed intelligence, enhanced hand dexterity so it can open bottles, as well as the ability to run faster and climb more smoothly.<p>Honda is hoping that the improvements will …

Music Messaging App La-La Lets Users Chat With Songs Snippets

As Yo has proved, the public’s appetite for messaging seems not to have stopped with WhatsApp. Many others have appeared before an since. As Sarah Perez recently found out. Now another has appeared which plans to plug at our emotional side a little more, drawing the medium most tied to the heart: …

Jawbone’s Up fitness band gets food tracking you may actually want to use

Even if you’re disciplined about wearing a fitness tracker every day to track your steps and sleep, there’s a good chance you haven’t gone the extra mile and started tracking your food.<p>While so much of our health tracking today is fairly automated, food tracking is still something you need to do …

Passible: A Sweet Password Manager for iOS

A quick peruse through the App Store reveals no shortage of password management apps, indicative perhaps of people’s desire to not, well, lose their passwords.<p>Passible is the latest service to throw its hat into the ring courtesy of ClearSkyApps – an Israeli development firm with perhaps more of a …

Forget Google Analytics, FullStory lets you 'replay' any visitor's interaction with your website

Web developers can find it challenging to fix bugs that users report if they can’t recreate the problem themselves. But FullStory, a company started by a group of ex-Google employees, is building a product that can help with that.<p>FullStory, which is announcing today that it has raised a new $1.2 …

Alleged iPhone 6 Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor Shown Off in New Photos

<i>Nowhereelese.fr</i> (Google Translate) shares some new photos of an alleged Touch ID fingerprint sensor said to be for the iPhone 6. The component appears to be mostly similar in design to the Touch ID component used for the iPhone 5s, aside from relocated screw holes that line up with the metal …

The best iPad stylus is now for sale in Europe

FiftyThree's Pencil stylus for iPad comes to France, Germany, and the UK<p>Paper's creator FiftyThree is bringing its Bluetooth stylus for iPads to Europe. As of today, customers can order Pencil from Amazon in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The product is available in two models: the £49.99 …

Russia's new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside

Many trams are memorable, but they tend to evoke nostalgia rather than embrace the future. You can't accuse UralVagonZavod (UVZ) of being behind the times with its new Russia One, though. To begin with, it looks like the Batmobile on a closed track -- and for good reason. The forward-tilted …

Screenshot Claims To Show Off The Coming Windows 8.1 Start Menu

Mostly lost in the noise surrounding the World Cup final, a screenshot floated around the Microsoft-watching community. The image picked up attention because it contains what some claim is an image of the soon-to-return Start Menu in Windows 8.1.<p>Microsoft promised that the user interface element …