Cassandra Dobkins

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Volkswagen runs clever ads to stop texting and driving

Volkswagen is running a series of print ads to help stop texting while behind the wheel. Designed with the help of Ogilvy & Mather Cape Town, South …

Volkswagen XL1

What have the Bugatti Veyron and Volkswagen XL1 got in common? They can both stop London traffic, as our drive in VW’s eco marvel proved. But they’re …

2014 Volkswagen Beetle GSR Limited Edition

Author:<p>Patrick<p>Publish date:<p>Soon a new black and yellow bug will be buzzing around on a road near you with the release of Volkswagen's limited-edition …

ROLL IT: Vintage Volkswagen Crumpled Into A Sphere

This is the 1953 Volkswagen Beetle exterior that was crumpled into a sphere by Indonesian artist Ichwan Noor. I think we can all agree it makes a …

Volkswagen Will Bring the Phaeton Back to America

The next generation of the Volkswagen Phaeton will, in fact, be offered in the U.S., but don’t expect it to be unveiled any time soon. There is no substance to rumors that it will be unveiled at the 2014 Detroit auto show, company sources have told <i>Car and Driver</i>. Look instead for a debut late in …

Today’s home security systems cost much less, add lots of services

Paul Apkarian, a Westborough architect, remembers when installing home-security systems required tearing out parts of interior walls for wiring and …

How Security At Home Is The Best Investment

What do you know about effective in-home security for your possessions? How well does your alarm system work? How reliable are your locks? Can you trust the people who enter and exit your home or office on a regular basis? People often know less about these details than they allow themselves to …

Home Security: Try These 10 Ways to Make Your Home Safer – Without a Gun

The country is currently very divided on the issue of firearms. Some citizens insist on their right to arm themselves, others refuse to have a gun in …

Canary Makes Monitoring Home Security Easy and Cheap - Technabob

If you find yourself out of the house while traveling, at work or on vacation, home security is definitely a concern for most of us. While there are …

3 Smart Home Security Start-Ups to Watch

Home security from afar? There's an app for that--actually, quite a few.<p>On Monday, the smart security start-up Control4 announced the terms of its soon-to-be $64 million IPO.<p>However, the company, which provides a service that allows home owners to control their music, lighting, heating, cooling, …

Canary aims to make home security simple and smart

Canary wants to make home security simpler and smarter. The startup is launching an Indiegogo campaign to raise $100,000 to get to the finish line, with shipment slated for May 2014.<p>Unlike SmartThings, which is developing a platform for building apps and devices that work with a variety of sensors, …

2013 Vintage Volkswagen Show & Swap sponsored by Cascade Kombis – Beetles and Ghias and Things; oh, my!

As I mentioned in a previous post, I had the opportunity to attend the big vintage VW show in Shoreline, WA. It was a really big event, with hundreds …

2013 Volkswagen Scirocco R

Lighter, more powerful, and more front-drive than the Golf R we got here.<p>TESTED<p>Dig Volkswagen’s excellent Golf hatchback but yearn for something a little less practical and a lot saucier? Light-bulb moment: It exists, and it’s called the Scirocco. Enthusiasts know the car’s deal: The first- and …

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Porsche celebrates 5M Facebook fans with crowdsourced one-off 911

Porsche's Facebook fan base appears to be accelerating as quickly as the cars it builds. The German automaker has just unveiled a special 911 Carrera 4S designed with crowdsourced input as a way to thank its five million Facebook fans.<p>The 911 features special Aquablaumetallic paint from Porsche …

Even Your Wheels Will Be Made of Carbon Fiber

Carbon Revolution, a company born from a university project, is creating carbon-fiber wheels that are lighter than even the aluminum and magnesium rims found on today's fanciest cars.<p><b>The lightweight rims that appear on many supercars</b> and other top-of-the-line autos are made of aluminum or, in rare …

Audi's First Ultra, Unsurprisingly, is a Super-Efficient TDI

The Volkswagen Group has presented us with yet more proof that ultra efficiency doesn’t necessarily need to rely on hybrid technology. The European-market Audi A3 1.6 TDI Ultra is, according to the Germans’ slightly flowery press release, a “versatile marvel of fuel economy.” Based on the 105-hp, …

Fuel Efficiency

New VW TDI diesel to achieve around 45 mpg

Not to be outdone by BMW and its 45-mile-per-gallon 2014 328d or the new Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, Volkswagen is reportedly preparing to launch a more-efficient TDI diesel engine in North America. In speaking with VW recently, <i>Edmunds</i> learned that the automaker plans to replace its current 2.0-liter …

Move Over Google Glass — GlassUp Is A Less Creepy And Much Cheaper Pair Of AR Specs

Right now Google Glass sits at the apogee of geeky, wearable technology. Last month, interviewing a Glass-wearing Robert Scoble, Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman memorably debunked it in his opening question as “that thing on your head. ” Getting non-techie people to view Glass as anything other than …

Review: Google Chromecast

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”-Sir Arthur C. Clarke<p>It’s probably the most overused quote in tech writing… which sucks, because I’d really like to use it to describe how I feel about the Chromecast.<p>The Chromecast is deceptively simple: you plug it into your …

New Smartphone Software Predicts Users' Mood

The smartphone could end up moonlighting as a mood ring in addition to its job as a computer. MoodSense, a new software package in development by …

Google announces 'deeper' search

Google has announced a new feature which will highlight in-depth articles in its searches, to be rolled out in the coming days.<p>The company gave the examples of censorship, love and happiness as broad terms which would from now on return the option of links to longer features along side regular …