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Out-of-control turbodiesel wrecks itself

Tire smoke is good. Runaway diesel engine smoke is just sad.<p>Turbodiesel engines are great. Torquey, reliable, and efficient—what's not to like? Oh, yeah: the horrifying potential for runaway situations. One of diesel's greatest features is also its most fatal flaw: the ability to run on almost …

XDA Assist Helps You Find Your Way

We’re excited to introduce a new service to XDA members: XDA Assist. We know that XDA is so big that sometimes even the most astute searchers cannot …

Asus mixes Windows with Android for crazy 5-in-1 Transformer device

Computex is Taiwan's biggest annual exhibition of new technology and Asus is traditionally the company that makes the splashiest announcements at its outset. Keeping that spirit going, Jonney Shih has today revealed a new Transformer Book V, which runs either Windows or Android, in either laptop or …

2.8-Second Tesla Killer - Goin' With the Flow - Technologue

Amid all the supercars unveiled at this year’s Geneva show was a gigantic 5100-pound, 912-hp AWD, four-seat gullwing EV hailing from the pocket country of Liechtenstein. It promised a 0-62-mph time of 2.8 seconds and a range of up to 372 miles, which sounded too good to be true — especially when …

The Most Important Technology Trend Of 2014, According to Mary Meeker

Every year, the entire technology industry stops whatever it’s doing for an hour to hear what influential analyst Mary Meeker thinks are the most important trends playing out on the internet.<p>Meeker, who’s now with the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, presented this year’s …

AWOLNATION's 'Sail' Performed By Musical Tesla Coil

This is a video from the Kansas City Maker Faire of a Tesla coil playing AWOLNATION's 'Sail'. It almost sounds like the song was meant to be …

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: 600+ hp and a ram-air headlamp

Dodge throws down the gauntlet in the ongoing muscle-car wars.<p>Some people will look at the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and wonder, "what's the point?" For those people, there are plenty of boring cars. I see the Hellcat and just smile. Finally, Mopar delivers a worthy adversary to the …

Car-Hacking Goes Viral In London

The days when thieves used clothes hangers to break into cars may soon be a thing of the past.<p>Nearly half the 89,000 vehicles broken into in London last year were hacked with electronic gadgets, according to London’s Metropolitan Police.<p>The hackers appear to be targeting higher-end cars, which …

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Startup Caught on Video!

Prepare yourself for the most exciting video of a car starting and slowly idling over to a waiting transport truck and . . . driving itself onto that truck.<p>Sounds boring, but not when you’re talking about the yet-to-be-released 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. NCM Insurance appears to be behind the …

Comprehensive Guide to the Android Build Process

XDA is full of various source-built, AOSP-derived ROMs. If you are trying to build one of them for yourself, it doesn’t really matter whether it’s …

Android News

Sprint G Flex, Galaxy S3, Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Receive KitKat, Oppo 7a Gets OTA Bugfixes - XDA Developer TV

Sprint G Flex, Galaxy S3, Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Receive KitKat, Oppo 7a Gets OTA Bugfixes – XDA Developer TV<p>Android KitKat for the Sprint LG …

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CyanogenMod 11 M6 Now Available for Supported Devices

It seems like just one month ago when CyanogenMod 11 M5 was released to supported devices—oh wait, it <i>was</i> just one month ago. Now a mere 29 days …

OnePlus One hands-on and first impressions

Surprisingly high-quality build and subtle design choices with an industry-leading price point have us intrigued<p>We've just wrapped up an event here …

That 185 TB Sony Cassette Isn't as Pointless as You Might Think

Further development of magnetic tape technology might seem like a massive waste of time, but Sony disagrees—and also proves us all wrong.<p><i>Photo: Getty Images</i><p>Announced yesterday at the INTERMAG Europe 2014 International Magnetics Conference in Dresden, Germany, Sony's new magnetic tape cassette can …

These guys created the PlayStation 4 and here's how they did it (video)

Earlier this month we were in the audience to see two gaming legends talk at length about the history of PlayStation, but if you want to watch PlayStation's head of Worldwide Studios and the PS4's lead designer have a lengthy chat for yourself, a video of the conversation is now available. Over the …

Add a 3D effect to your shots with Google Camera and Depthy

Google’s newly released Camera app comes with a nifty little feature called Lens Blur. The feature lets you select areas in a picture that you want to defocus, to imitate that special bokeh effect that you typically see on shots taken with high-end cameras.<p>To make Lens Blur work, Google is adding a …

Android News

Best Samsung Galaxy S5 cases

As is the case with every iteration, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was one of the most anticipated releases of the year, and while it may not have featured the major overhaul that some hoped for, what you get is a device with a beautiful display, the best processing package currently available, a fantastic …

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Need to hide supersecret files on your Galaxy S5? Here's how

A step-by-step on how to bury pictures, notes, and other files you really, really, really don't want other people to see.<p>There's more than one reason why you'd want to sock away certain photos, videos, and other files on your phone. It's OK, I'm not here to judge, just to tell you how to hide said …

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This phone might be faster than a Galaxy S5 at nearly half the price

The smartphone to which you should be paying the most attention to right now isn’t made by Samsung, Sony, HTC, LG, or even Apple. It’s called the …

StoreDot’s Bio-Organic Battery Tech Can Charge From Flat To Full In 30 Seconds

Want to charge your phone from flat to full in 30 seconds? Who doesn’t. But don’t get too excited yet — Israeli startup StoreDot‘s bio-organic fast-charging battery tech, which utilizes quantum dot technology, is only a prototype right now.<p>It’s not a full capacity battery yet either. And they …

A Tesla Owner Figured Out How To Hack And Modify The Model S Touchscreen

In the modern world though, it typically refers to the process of cracking software codes to take greater control of applications and user interfaces.<p>It's rife in the world of smartphones, and now it's possible with electric vehicles too--such as the technology-heavy Tesla Model S.<p>A central feature …

It had to happen: Jailbreaking a Tesla Model S

“Jailbreaking” used to mean, well, breaking out of jail.<p>In the modern world though, it typically refers to the process of cracking software to take greater control of applications and user interfaces.<p>It’s rife in the world of smartphones, and now it’s possible with electric vehicles too — such as …

Samsung claims a graphene breakthough — which may be huge for future wearables

Get to know the name “graphene,” as it’s primed to be one of the most important materials for the technology industry over the next few years.<p>The ultra-thin material is around 200 times stronger than steel — and most importantly, it’s flexible, unlike the fragile silicon we rely on today. Graphene …

Sony Headphones, Laptop-Charging Battery Pack, Hunger Games [Deals]

Sony's MDR-10 headphones have a great reputation, and you can get a wired or Bluetooth pair today from Amazon for $50 off their normal asking …

Samsung's Galaxy S5 Launch Is Imminent, But You Can See It Now

<b>Check out our liveblog of the Galaxy S5 launch event here.</b><p>Samsung is getting ready to unveil the latest and greatest in its smartphone lineup when it shows off the Galaxy S5 at Mobile World Congress in just a few hours. But thanks to some intrepid Android sources, photos of the new phone are making …

We're one step closer to nuclear fusion energy

Scientists with the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced today that they have achieved a critical …

Eight-Wheeled Cadillac Eldorado With Hot Tub, Barbecue Up For Auction

Friends, brace yourselves. The awesome level just went to 12.<p>This 1977 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz would be a rather impressive car of the Land Yacht …

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Cars That Cost The Least To Own

While an economist would find little to complain about car sales being on an extended upswing and the economy continuing its long recovery, an unfortunate side-effect is that it’s getting increasingly expensive for consumers to buy and own a new vehicle. Average new-car transaction prices were …

The backstory: Sony’s 2001 offer from Steve Jobs to run Mac OS on Vaio laptops [Updated]

<i>Update: the rumor was true, Sony confirmed that it is selling its PC business and the VAIO brand to Japan Industrial Partners, with the deal set to complete by the end of March.</i><p>Former Sony President Kunitake Ando says that Sony turned down an offer from Steve Jobs back in 2001 to allow it to run …