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How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

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Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 BMW M4

Photos of the 2015 BMW M4 are out, and the coupe is everything we expected it to be. Based on the recently launched BMW 4 Series, the 2015 M4 is sporting all the necessary tweaks to accommodate its high-performance hardware, including a 425-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline-six. It also appears that …

Akerson Drops Hints at Future Chevrolet Volt – 200 Mile All-Electric Range?

Although information from automakers on future products is usually tightly controlled, every now and then, company executives let loose with a few gems that the media picks up on and runs with. In an interview with Business Week, outgoing General Motors CEO Dan Akerson hinted at a range-extended …

Volvo Future Scalable Product Architecture to Enable Advanced Safety Features

Of Sweden’s two native automakers, Saab and Volvo, there’s no question Volvo has fared the better of the two. Although both were scooped up by Chinese investors, Volvo’s corporate parent of Geely has taken a much keener interest in the success of the company, and enabled Volvo to develop its …

Toyota Starting Settlement Talks For Sudden Acceleration Cases

View 6 Photos<p>Toyota is meeting with attorneys representing parties that suffered injury or death in the alleged sudden acceleration cases for Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Representatives of Toyota and the plaintiffs will begin an "intensive settlement process" following an order from U.S. District …

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America's Fattest Presidents

How leaders like Taft and Teddy filled up their big bellies<p>At a staggering 340 pounds and a Body Mass Index of 42.3, William Howard Taft wasn't just the heaviest president in U.S. history. He was also the "first celebrity weight-loss patient," according to Deborah Levine, a professor of health …

Are You Settling For Less?

See how fear could lower your standards<p>Are you out of <i>her</i> league? The fear of ending up alone could lead you to settle for less in your love life, finds a new study from the University of Toronto.<p>Compared to people who were content without a companion, those who freaked out at the idea of being …

The Hidden Benefit of Regular Exercise

Squeezing in a sweat session can give you a mental edge with fatty foods<p>Here’s another plus of breaking a regular sweat: Working out makes your brain desire fatty, high-calorie foods even less, reports new research from Harvard Medical School.<p>Researchers found that compared to people who never …

Amy Adams on Kissing Jennifer Lawrence: She Has Very Soft Lips

We already know she can dance (thanks to <i>Silver Linings Playbook</i>) and kick ass (as seen in <i>The Hunger Games</i>). But apparently, there’s something else …

Paul Walker's Funeral Attended By Family And Friends

Paul Walker's friends and family gathered for his funeral yesterday (Dec. 14), two weeks after he died in a fiery car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif. The memorial service was conducted at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.<p>As Radar Online recently reported, Walker's remains were …

Relive 2013 With The Year's Most Iconic Celebrity Photos

As we prepare to welcome the new year, we bid farewell to the one ending. 2013 was a big year in the entertainment industry, with celebrities like Beyonce, Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber breaking records and cementing their larger than life status. We honor them and other Hollywood titans with the …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …