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6 Wild Concept Jeeps Set for Moab Safari

Jeep has once again dropped the sheet on its latest round of concept off-roaders that are heading for a beating at the annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. This year there are three concepts from Jeep Development and three from the newly minted Jeep Performance Parts division of Mopar.<p>Probably …

Bird-Brained Bike Helmet Coming This Summer

Inspired by the unique anatomy of woodpeckers, this British bike helmet lined with cardboard claims to be three times as effective as competitors.<p>Woodpeckers are uniquely unsusceptible to head trauma: Despite pecking 12,000 times per day at a speed of 23 feet per second for each peck (which they do …

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10 Things in Your Car You Didn't Know You Could Fix

The complexity of modern vehicles makes some projects a no-go for newbies, veteran Portsmouth, R.I., mechanic Paul Roderick says. Don't try to replace fuel or water pumps (because of their inaccessibility) or the shoes in drum brakes (because of their mechanical intricacy) unless you really know …

James Cameron Donates Record-Breaking Sub

The submersible James Cameron used to explore the Mariana Trench will go to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, where its technology will inspire sub advancements.<p>One year ago, James Cameron was diving to the depths of Mariana Trench, piloting his submersible to the bottom of the Challenger Deep. …

Quick Tips to Revive Your Lawn for Spring

The key to bringing your lawn back to life is paying attention to the soil. (And for the rest of the seasons, check out our full guide to year-round lawn care.)<p><b>The most important part of a lawn</b> isn't the grass. It's the soil underneath. If the soil is in bad shape, no amount of fertilizer or …

2014 Lexus IS Test Drive

Lexus says the new IS is a more-fun-to-drive evolution of its compact entry luxury sedan, but can the refreshed Japanese four-door outpace its German rivals?<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> mid-2013<p><b>Price:</b> TBA<p><b>Competitors:</b> Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Infiniti Q50<p><b>Powertrains:</b> 2.5-liter V-6, 204 hp, 185 …

How to Care for Your Car's Differential

You change your engine oil every few thousand miles, but have you ever looked at your differential?<p>You change your engine oil every few thousand miles, but have you ever looked at your differential?

Porsche's First Plug-In Hybrid: Introducing the 2014 Panamera S E-Hybrid

The bubble-tailed Porsche Panamera seemed like a gamble when it was introduced on the heels of a massive global recession in 2009, but the German manufacturer has enjoyed the last laugh. No fewer than nine Panamera variants are currently available, ranging from the $78,100 base model to the new …

Tool Test: The Best Compact Routers

A compact router can cut a decorative edge, make a profile for concealed woodworking joints, or straighten the crooked edge on a piece of lumber. We gathered six of these useful tools and put them through their wood-shaping paces.<p>A compact router can cut a decorative edge, make a profile for …

Nikon Patents The Most Genius Photography Gear Protection Method Ever

According to a recent report on Nikon Rumors, camera company Nikon recently put in a patent to protect against theft. It involves passcodes and a …

Rackspace to telcos: build your OpenStack cloud on us

Rackspace(s rax) fancies itself as the OpenStack supplier to the stars. The company says it will provide telcos and other service providers with …