Lee Walton

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How to have a better relationship with technology

Our relationship with technology shows no signs of slowing down. As we continue to intertwine our lives with devices and software, we’re likely to experience increasing benefits and efficiency: things that make our existence easier, better.<p>It's an appealing idea – but there's a counter view. Look …

Apps

The tech industry needs more designers — are hybrid designer-developers the answer?

The growing need for tech designers is driving the industry to seek out multi-disciplinary talent and leading to more inclusive hiring practices. Highlighting this trend, John Maeda, former design partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has published a new report on what companies are looking …

100 Women 2016: I am a 'surrendered wife’

<b>Californian Kathy Murray says she saved her marriage by giving up trying to control her husband. Despite considering herself a feminist, she follows - and now teaches others - the approach of a controversial book called The Surrendered Wife, which tells women to stop nagging their partners and</b> …

Time I

The Rise and Fall of Gatecrasher, the UK's Spiritual Home of Trance

The life and of Sheffield's most legendary institution, as told by those who lived and loved it.<p>You would've had to come through the 90's with your eyes shut and a pair of ear defenders on not to have been aware of the iconic Gatecrasher. What started off as an ad-hoc club night became a brand so …

City Politics

Learn the Basics of Good Web Design in Four Minutes with This Tool

Let’s say you’re new to web design, but you’re intent on learning how to build a site from start to finish. It can be a lot of info to take in, but …

Web Design

How Hardcore Henry steals gaming's best tricks for film

<i>Hardcore Henry</i> is not like other movies.<p>Directed and written by Ilya Naishuller, frontman of Russian indie rock band Biting Elbows, and produced by</i> …

Blockbusters

Out of the Dark: The Future of Automotive Headlights

<i>Created by</i> Car and Driver <i>for Toyota</i><p>Automotive lighting is at its most transformational stage since the U.S. government deregulated rectangular and round sealed-beam units in the mid-’80s. By 2019, two major safety-testing agencies (NHTSA and IIHS) will factor headlamp performance into their overall …

New Hampshire

Bentley Shows Autonomous “Future of Luxury” Pod with Holographic Butler

Luxury automakers are thinking about autonomy as hard as anybody else, and even contemplating what could happen when we get to the era beyond driving. Which is why Bentley has released this sketch of what it thinks this far-distant future could look like: the interior of what is basically Johnny …

Mega Cities

This electric trike is the weirdest way to drive to work

CES has become more of a car show than a tech show in the last few years, and this year just piled on the proof. In fact, CES was full of vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and many of them were electric. Sure, some were pure fantasy, but others were completely practical: the EcoReco M5 Air was …

Electric Vehicles

Sugr Cube Is a Sweet Little Wi-fi Speaker

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>The Sugr Cube is not your average portable speaker, and that’s a good thing. First of all, it’s not a Bluetooth speaker, so …

Ford's breakout startup has one mission: go faster

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Le Mans

Design Portraits: Anders Warming, Head of MINI Design - BMW Group

Maserati Alfieri Concept Car. The design process

What Driverless Cars Mean for Today’s Automakers

The rumors have finally been confirmed: Apple is building its own autonomous car. With Apple’s entry, it’s clear. The automotive industry has opened up again. The manufacturers we’ve become so familiar with over the last century — Daimler, Ford, BMW, Volkswagen, Toyota, and General Motors — aren’t …

Profit

Go Lutz Yourself: There Are No Bad Cars, Only Bad Designs

The MVP in a car company? Hint: it's not the CEO.<p>There aren't any bad cars anymore. They just don't exist. The days of seeing a comparison test of four cars where one is the obvious loser are gone, replaced by a new age of automotive equality. Reliability, braking, steering, handling, ride, and …

Automotive Industry

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Ann Druyan, Author and producer of space and science shows (including Cosmos), on Carl Sagan, her husband of 15 years. (via startalkradio)<p><b>Still</b> …

Waco shootout: who are the Bandidos motorcycle gang?

The Texas-based group has 900 members across the US but one expert says that contrary to their ‘lovable outlaw’ image they are a serious criminal organisation<p>“We’re the people your parents warned you about,” reads an old Bandidos motto.<p>After the biker gang was one of five involved in a shootout in …

Crime

Acura NSX Designer On Muscle Cars, Zaha Hadid, and Shoes

When Acura charged Michelle Christensen with designing the exterior of the 2016 Acura NSX—the resurrection of the game-changing supercar and the brand’s halo car—she turned her gaze to nature for inspiration. “When I was younger I drew people and animals and trees,” she says. “Even in car design, …

Supercars

Nintendo's mobile gaming move proves the company’s still got it

Nintendo shook the gaming world today when it announced a partnership with DeNA, a Japanese company that makes free-to-play games for mobile phones. Calls for Nintendo to make smartphone games have been a regular feature of media coverage and the company’s investor meetings, but CEO Satoru Iwata …

Retrogaming

The Xbox One's most beautiful game is wonderfully old school

When I was a kid, I used to imagine what video games in the future might look like — and I was completely wrong. I never foresaw the advent of 3D graphics or huge open worlds, and I certainly didn't imagine how the internet would fundamentally change the way games are played. Instead, I thought of …

Indie Gaming

Porsche car designer Pinky Lai geared up for China

Pinky Lai Ping is the first Chinese car designer to make a splash internationally.<p>The 62-year-old Hongkonger has had a highly successful career in …

Total 911’s top 11 air-cooled Porsche 911s of all time

For many the lure of the Porsche 911 ended in 1998 when air-cooling made way for water-cooling (in the divisive shape of the 996). Taking the top …

Porsche

A Point of View: Can parents and non-parents ever understand each other?

<b>There's little clear debate about why people choose to have children, or to remain childless, says the novelist Will Self.</b><p>A few years ago I was doing some preliminary writing for a film project helmed by a famous director whose work I admired so much that I addressed him - quite unselfconsciously - …

Fertility Treatment

Telling Snapshots Display All Worldly Possessions

In this project by Swedish photographer Sannah Kvist, the artist decided to document her twenty-something friends during this time of youthful life when owning a couch is a rarity and and moving around to new homes or new cities is an easy process. The artist, photographer, and freelance photo …

Cities

Is BMW's i3 Profitable?

Engineering cost experts Munro & Associates say “probably”<p>The quirky-looking BMW i3 is the first carbon-fiber-intensive car that’s both affordable and built in significant volumes. Those two qualifiers might fit more comfortably in quotation marks, given the $42,300 starting price and modest …

Profit

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

San Francisco Bay Area

Seinfeld: the unlikely inspiration for this season’s menswear

From George Costanza’s trenchcoats at JW Anderson to Jerry Seinfeld’s pufffy shirts at Maison Martin Margiela, the catwalks were like a homage to the 90s sitcom<p>What is the deal with fashion? Who turned the runways of this weekend’s menswear shows into a 90s sitcom? Why is everyone dressing like a …

New Balance

A Car is Born: Design in Motion

It's all about six basic steps...and a lot of compromises.<p>Like all forms of creation, birthing a new car is messy, painful, beautiful, and full of bartering with unseen deities. The more you learn about the process, the more miraculous it seems cars are made at all. The exterior-design stage alone …

Automotive Design

Maybe BMW's Chris Bangle Is Actually The Greatest Car Designer Who Ever Lived

Born in the US, Christopher Bangle has been Head of BMW Group Design Development from October 1992 until February 2009. After studying at the University of Wisconsin and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, he began his working life in Rüsselsheim, where he worked for Adam Opel AG.<p>In 1985 …

Automotive Industry