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Auto Industry Cranks Up For More Electric Cars As Hybrids Edge Batteries

The auto industry has convinced itself it needs to produce more electric vehicles, but there’s one more decision to make – should it go for battery only, or plug-in hybrid.<p>At the moment, the future looks to be with plug-in hybrids, with battery-only less favored. Meanwhile Tesla Motors CEO Elon …

10 cars that look more expensive than they actually are

Whatever your needs are for a vehicle, one aspect that's hard to compromise on is its appearance. There are too many cars that have excellent functionality or fun performance, but is a letdown when it comes to style. However, there's a car in every category that stands out from the competition …

Jeep

Sounds Like Apple Is Giving Up on Building a Car

Insiders say Apple is abandoning its effort to build a self-driving car to focus on autonomous software for other automakers to use.<p>Apple's desire to enter the automotive sphere has been an open secret in Silicon Valley. First revealed in early 2015, the technology giant's "Project Titan" team has …

Ford design chief Moray Callum is preparing for a driverless society

"Very few people draw the insides of cars."<p>I met with Callum at the Ford GT studio in a shiny, white sequestered area of the company’s Dearborn enclave. Callum was responsible for signing off on the exotic GT, but also for the design of the driverless society. His personal garage includes a 1967 …

Ford GT

Aston Martin and Red Bull's Hypercar Generates 4000 Pounds of Downforce with No Wing

The track version of the Aston Martin-Red Bull hypercar will be able to hold four Gs of lateral acceleration.<p>We already know the upcoming AM-RB 001 hypercar is going to be one of the most capable road cars to ever hit the streets. With a naturally aspirated V12, F1-derived hybrid tech, and stunning …

2017 Acura NSX

The resurrected NSX previews the hybridized future.<p>From the November 2016 issue<p>If a 3868-pound, all-wheel-drive hybrid strikes you as a curious sequel to the original bantamweight NSX, you’re not alone. As vehicle-performance lead engineer Jason Widmer tells it, the initial prospect of a …

Pluto TV, a free streaming service for cord cutters, raises $30 million more

Pluto TV, a video streaming service targeting cord cutters by offering a TV-guide like experience that connects you to hundreds of online channels, has raised $30 million in Series B funding, valuing the business at $140 million. The new funding comes from ProSieben of Germany, one of Europe’s …

Google Flights will now tell you when fares will increase, help you find cheaper tickets

Google’s airfare search destination Google Flights already offered a variety of features aimed at helping you find low-cost tickets, but today it’s rolling out one more: it will show you when prices are expected to increase for certain flights, so you can book before the tickets become more …

Google Flights

Eco-friendly tiny house offers reclaimed style and drawbridge deck

It’s a special one<p>Today in rad brand extensions, Canadian green living blog Greenmoxie has unveiled their 340-square-foot, off-grid tiny house on wheels that is now available for purchase. Originally intended as an one-off project for readers to book on Airbnb, the now commercialized model …

Kansas City Royal

A young architect takes on an intimidating commission: reviving a modern masterwork by Marcel Breuer.<p>Not long ago, Marcel Breuer’s Snower House, in Mission Hills, Kansas, seemed destined to be another victim of a real estate boom. Sitting on a large corner lot in an upscale suburb, where …

Architecture

Something Went Wrong With the Juno Spacecraft's Engine

A critical moment in NASA’S Juno mission has been postponed while engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory attempt to sort out a mysterious engine …

See Mars' frigid south pole in new orbiter image

Mars is known for its reddish hue, but not everything on the planet falls into line with that color scheme. The European Space Agency released a new look at Mars on Monday that shows the planet's startlingly white south pole contrasting with its dusky red landscape.<p>The photo comes from the ESA's …

Eminem Unseen Footage Before He Became Famous Emerged; Rap God's Five Most Haunting Videos Named

eminem<p>Eminem has been the talk of the town as he remains mum on the upcoming album release. As fans wait, an old footage before he became famous …

Ohio mom allegedly finds deep-fried marijuana in daughter’s Wendy’s french fries

Is this the ultimate case of the munchies?<p>A mother in Ohio claims she found an unsavory, deep-fried surprise in her 4-year-old daughter's french fry order from Wendy's.<p>Springfield’s Dezeray Risner said she found weed in the meal after her daughter said the fries “tasted funny and were ‘yucky,’” …

At Home with Some of the Music Industry‘s Biggest Stars Photos

The lives of our favorite pop, country, and R&B performers often revolve around private planes and five-star hotels. But when they‘re not touring internationally or walking award-show red carpets, these world-famous celebrities kick back in their luxurious homes. Interior design plays a key role in …

Small Space, Big Design

Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron walks us through Dwell's November 2016 issue.<p>"Whether it’s incessant emails, texts, or social media updates, our overly packed schedules or the many hundreds of things we own, life can be overwhelming. I believe we intuitively desire simpler lives filled with …

Small Spaces

The best PlayStation VR games you should be playing right now

Sony has entered the virtual reality market with the launch of its PlayStation VR headset, providing a reasonably priced option for players to get …

The Easy Way to Make Your House or Apartment a Smart Home

Whether it’s lighting, cleaning or temperature control, there are lots of ways to start automating your home and connecting the devices you use most frequently.<p>And, while the reality of a truly “smart home” is still a few years off as standards are worked out, more and more companies are …

7 ways to increase your credit score fast

Is your credit score lower than you'd like it to be? Check out this article to find out 7 ways to increase your credit score, and fast!<p>Building a …

Personal Finance

2017 Porsche 911 Turbo S Is The One Supercar To Do It All

The 911 Turbo doesn’t get nowhere near a Ferrari or a Lamborghini in the attention-grabbing department, but it is more than capable of battling them …

Guns, condoms and marijuana: How you should vote on California's most controversial ballot measures

Need help figuring out how to vote on California's most controversial ballot initiatives? Below is a handy guide to the five most hotly debated measures, with a little help from Pulitzer-winning L. A. Times cartoonist David Horsey.<p>PROPOSITION 60<p>David Horsey: Proposition 60 cartoon<p>Prop. 60 would not …

Neighbors Sue Man for Working on Cars in His Garage

And somehow, more than $30,000 later, the issue still isn't settled.<p>You'd think most people would love having a neighbor who loves working on cars for others, especially if that neighbor has his own lift. After all, car maintenance and repair gets expensive quickly, and minimizing labor costs is an …

Repairs

Queen's 90 years celebrated with nine decades of cars

Few everyday objects evoke a particular era quite like cars, and this unique gathering of British-made motor vehicles tells the story of the Queen’s 90 years like nothing else.<p>Lined up on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace, the parade was the idea of car-loving MPs as their way of celebrating Her …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2017 BMW 5 Series Sedan

5er gets a new look<p>BMW pulled out all the stops for its seventh-generation 5 Series. Along with improved engines, gesture controls, and semi-autonomous driving features, the 5 Series receives an entirely new design. And admittedly, it doesn’t look all that different. The car does take some styling …

BMW 5-Series Reviews: Research New & Used Models

Model Overview<p>The 5 Series is BMW’s midsize luxury sedan, positioned between the ubiquitous 3 Series and the all-singing-all-dancing 7.<p><b>History</b><p>The 5 Series traces its roots (in the U.S., at least) back to 1975. At a time when American automakers offered oversized cars (under)powered by …

BMW

Here Is The First Car That Could Challenge Tesla's Electric Dominance

Chinese-backed Atieva plans to debut the Atvus sedan before the end of the year.<p>Over the last few months, we've been entertained by Edna, a Mercedes Metris work van with a 900-hp electric drivetrain developed by Chinese-backed electric car company Atieva. Edna notably beat a Ferrari 458 Speciale, …

Infiniti just introduced a breakthrough new engine — and it doesn't have anything to do with electric cars

It's called the VC-Turbo, and it's important.<p>The world is busy these days thinking about an electric-car future, but the vast majority of the vehicles on the road are powered by internal combustion engines and will be for decades.<p>And before you start thinking that IC engines are yesterday's dirty …

Driving

How startups can use data to grow smarter

Tech investing isn’t what it used to be — even compared to six months ago.<p>Investors are applying greater scrutiny to deals. Many wonder if the days of the mega round that produced the likes of Snapchat, Uber and Magic Leap are fading quickly. Founders are realizing they can’t favor growth over …