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7 Modern Farmhouses to Rent For the Most Picturesque Vacation Ever

Escape the anxieties of urban dwelling in one of these pastoral retreats.

How to Connect a Laptop to a PC Via Ethernet Cable

Transferring files from your laptop to a desktop PC is simple – usually. If you are visiting a customer's or vendor's site, the IT staff will usually …

8bitdo’s new SNES-inspired retro gamepad is a dream Nintendo Switch controller

Ever since 8bitdo updated their NES30 Pro and other game controllers with Nintendo Switch support, I’ve been using them as the primary way to play on the console. Now at E3, 8bitdo has revealed a new model that might just become the best Switch controller of all time.<p>The SNES30 Pro (and SFC30 Pro, …

Retrogaming

How to Sync Notifications Between Windows 10 and Your Phone

Appointments and notifications you set up in Windows 10 can also pop up on your smartphone.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Google Play

The Farmhouse Modern Home in North Carolina by In Situ Studio on Dwell

North Carolina

Watch the Porsche 718 Cayman S and BMW M2 Battle on Track

Two entry-level German performance cars duke it out for glory.<p>The Porsche 718 Cayman S and the BMW M2 are quite different, but both are each brand's most-affordable performance car. That makes them a good matchup for a track battle, even if one is a mid-engine, two-seat sports car, and the other is …

BMW

The Coolest BMW 7 Series Ever Made Is for Sale, and It Has a Manual

The Alpina B11 3.5 is based off the E32-generation 7 Series, just a lot better.<p>Well, here's something special. A second-generation BMW 7-Series just popped up on Craigslist in Seattle. But it's not just any 7er. It's the coolest 7-Series ever made: an Alpina B11. A <i>manual</i> one.<p>The E32-generation BMW …

BMW

Mercedes-AMG Confirms It's Building an F1-Engined Hybrid Hypercar

It's happening. An AMG to fight the LaFerrari, P1 ,and 918.<p>We've heard rumors about it for a while, but it's finally confirmed. Mercedes-AMG is developing a hypercar based around the same hybrid powertrains that power its F1 cars. A Mercedes executive announced it at the AMG GT C Roadster's launch …

Aston Martin

2017 Audi RS3 Sedan: Crammed With 400 Horses and Coming to the U.S.

A turbo five-cylinder gives this tiny sports sedan some serious all-wheel drive muscle.<p>Audi is famous for making lustworthy performance cars, and depriving U.S. customers of the chance to buy them. Think of cars like the RS6 Avant and the S1 Quattro. Now, though, Audi has a new RS3 sedan and–praise …

Paris Motor Show

Porsche's New 911 GT3 Cup Comes With 485 HP and a Glorious Rear Wing

Expect to see this car raced all over the world within the next few years.<p>Porsche recently facelifted the 991-generation 911, so now it's time for the company to start bringing out new versions of its 911 racers. Everyone's waiting for its new GTE race car–which is rumored to be mid-engined–but the …

Sports Cars

The Alfa Romeo Montreal Is Cooler Than Most Ferraris

The Montreal is probably the greatest oddball of the seventies.<p>A friend of mine has a beautiful black Alfa Romeo Montreal. He calls her Lukrécia, and the car works as flawlessly as such a machine can—because it lives at Alfarium, a shop where they can deal with its dry-sump 2.6 liter V8's crazy …

Classic Cars

Safety Car Driver Makes Save of the Year During Wet Le Mans 24 Hour Practice

Yannick Dalmas, a four-time Le Mans winner, makes it look intentional.<p>Things got a little wet during practice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Thursday night. Like, very wet. Like, so wet the Audi R8 safety car nearly spun out. It didn't spin, though, because the driver is a true hero and pulled off …

Sports Cars

Apple workers may rebel against FBI's demands to crack the iPhone

Apple, as a company, might eventually be forced by the court to help FBI crack open the iPhone that once belonged to one of the San Bernardino …

This app lets you play N64, PS1 and GBA games on your iPhone without a jailbreak

Emulating console and handheld games has been one of the primary reasons to jailbreak an iPhone for years, but the release of NewGamepad could bring …

Retrogaming

The Rich Rally History Behind the Ford Focus RS

The RS badge carries a long tradition of radical rally cars born to be sideways.<p>If you're excited about the Ford Focus RS going on sale, you're not alone. 350 horsepower, torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, a manual transmission, a devilish exhaust note, and the everyday practicality of a hatchback …

Ford Motor Company

Audi Used Fan Photography to Make Rad Retro Posters

We wish more car ads looked like these.<p>For its latest social media promotion, it seems like Audi hired the people who designed Porsche's 1950s/1960s ads. That's obviously not true, but the end results look like that could actually be the case.<p>Audi worked with Amaury Laparra, a Paris photographer …

Posters

New Star Wars: Force Awakens Footage Revealed in First TV Spot

The first official TV commercial for <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> has been released. Published on Twitter, the 30-second spot features new footage from the upcoming sci-fi blockbuster. Expect to see this on TV a lot in the lead-up to the movie's release in December. A YouTube version is available …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Nine Essential Items for Fall Camping

Get outside and enjoy the final few weeks of warm weather with these must haves.<p>With the hottest days of summer behind us (hopefully) we've reached one of the best times of year to camp. But what to bring? Well, the best part about car camping is there's plenty of space to pack some comforts of …

Learn the Art of Making a Car Drift on Command

Want to drift without crashing? Watch this.<p>Drifting and oversteer might not be fast, but it looks really damn cool when its done right. The problem is that if its done wrong it either looks lame or you crash, which looks really lame.<p>But champion racer Randy Pobst wants to help you learn how to …

Microsoft celebrates Windows 95 anniversary with free 'Start Me Up' download

Windows 95 hit the scene 20 years ago today, launched on-stage to ‘Start Me up’ by The Rolling Stones. To celebrate one of the better Windows releases ever, Microsoft is gifting the world with a free download of the song.<p>While the Stones have aged<p>gracefully(just kidding, they’re all train-wrecks …

2016 Toyota Tacoma First Drive [w/video]

Seeing GM's Call And Raising The Stakes<p>Normally, when sitting in a vehicle and staring straight ahead at a 40-degree upward grade, I start thinking about staying calm and keeping firm but even pressure on the gas pedal. In the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, however, all I do is press a button and remove my …

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BMW Unveils Retro-Liveried 3.0 CSL Hommage R at Pebble Beach

Forty years ago, BMW, eager to establish a larger presence in the United States, took the Batmobile IMSA racing. The E9 3.0 CSL, festooned with a honkin’ wing and fender flares large enough to qualify as affordable housing in some parts of San Mateo County, acquitted itself quite admirably in …

Batmobile

On Location at an off-road park in the 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota has a lot riding on the Tacoma pickup truck. Not only is the truck, affectionally known among fans as the Taco, the best-seller in its segment, it also handily outsells its larger sibling, the Tundra. In other words, nowhere in the Toyota Kingdom does the pickup light shine more brightly …

Off-roading

The #ILookLikeAnEngineer Hashtag Challenges Stereotypes On Twitter

A picture is worth 1,000 words<p>It all started with a recruiting ad for a tech company, OneLogic, seen in transit stations in the San Fransisco area. It featured a woman in a black t-shirt and glasses against a white background, with a positive quote about the team she works with. Innocuous enough. …

Social Media

This DIY Bike Safety Light Never Needs Batteries, Is Powered By You

We've shared heaps of ways to stay safe and seen while riding your bike, but if you're looking for something automatic that you build once and works …

DIY

How To Assemble The Perfect Toolbox

Everyone should have a proper toolbox. Here's your answer to what should be inside it. We talked to to David Frane, editor of Tools of the Trade magazine and former carpenter and furniture maker, to get his advice on how to assemble the perfect toolbox.<p>Everyone should have a proper toolbox. Here's …

Well Kept Workhorse: 1976 Mercedes Benz Unimog U406

This 1976 Mercedes Benz U406 Unimog has been with the seller for eight years during which time they’ve used it to clear scrub and an estimated 600 …

Agar.io brings massively multiplayer games to the petri dish

Most massively multiplayer online games take place in epic fantasy worlds or the distant future, but one of the latest sensations takes place on a much, much smaller scale. <i>Agar.io</i> pits thousands of players against each other in a web-based petri dish, where each gamer represents a cell. Your only …

This Simple OS Turns a PC Into Every Retro Game Console at Once

Better living through emulation<p>Yearning to sit on the couch and play some <i>Super Mario Bros</i> like the good ol' days? Or wait, no, <i>Sonic 2</i>. Wait jk <i>Crash Bandicoot</i>! Lakka's got your back. In just a few minutes it'll turn virtually any PC into a dead simple all-in-one emulation machine.<p>More streamlined …

Three days at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

IMSA just finished a big weekend at Laguna Seca, and we were there to capture all the go-fast fun and frolic. Here's how the festivities shook out in photos.<p>IMSA just finished a big weekend at Laguna Seca, and we were there to capture all the go-fast fun and frolic. Here's how the festivities shook …

Sports Cars