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How Do U.S. Citizens Living Abroad Get Taxed?

Moving away from the country doesn't give you a pass from the IRS.<p>Even if you live overseas, Uncle Sam wants his cut of your income.<p>Americans who …

The Best Smartphone Apps for Drivers

As in all other areas of life, smartphone apps are proliferating for drivers and car owners. These nine are the ones we’ve found to be the most useful, be they for getting around, for nabbing the best deal on gas prices, for finding parking, and a lot more. Just please keep your eyes on the …

Apps

2016 BMW X1 takes a more mainstream approach [w/video]

I really like the outgoing X1, simply because it's still an 'old' BMW. I say 'old' because all of the 'new' BMWs don't really feel that great to me – they just aren't the driver's cars they used to be. But the X1 still uses the rear-wheel-drive 1 Series architecture, and I love the way it drives. …

2017 Audi A3 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class: Compare Cars

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class<p>Mercedes-Benz and Audi have inserted new entry-level compact cars into their lineup the past several years, with the CLA …

Audi

Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: the last roundup

With the free upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 shipping on 29 July, should I upgrade Windows 7? Can I revert to my old operating system?<p>Should I upgrade Windows 7?<p>Should I go for the Windows 10 upgrade or continue with Windows 7? My laptop is five years old and working very nicely after I installed …

The best laptops you can buy

Picking out a laptop isn’t easy. It’s hard to really understand whether or not a computer is right for your needs until you’ve actually used it for a while.<p>Maybe it’s a bit more clunky than you thought when you carry it in your bag during a commute. Perhaps the screen is too reflective for your …

Consumer Tech

Ferrari 458 Speciale vs Porsche 911 GT3 shows what Chris Harris does best

After a brief trip behind a pay wall, British auto journalist Chris Harris is back posting videos for free online, and shorts like this one are the perfect example of why his return is so welcome. Showing up at the damp Anglesey Circuit on the Welsh coast with the Ferrari 458 Speciale and Porsche …

2015 Audi A3

What Does Your Car Say About You?<p>What kind of watch do you wear?<p>Especially today, when wearing a wristwatch is practically obviated by the near-ubiquitous use of cellphones, the timepiece found on one's arm makes a statement about how people perceive themselves.<p>A sport watch from Nike or Garmin …

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4MATIC

Stuttgart swings for the mini-ute seats.<p>When the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLK launched, they were slightly funky utes at what was then the small end of the luxury-SUV spectrum. Each took a moment to find solid footing—the BMW in its second generation and the GLK at its midcycle refresh—and each …

Subaru

How New York is building its mammoth new 3.1-mile bridge

Five years, $3.1 miles, $3.9 billion.<p>Twenty miles north of New York City, something loud and historic is happening. For the first time in a half-century, New York is building a new bridge—a 3.1-mile, $3.9 billion span over the Hudson River. And, this being New York, it's gotta be big. Real big. If …

World's Greatest Drag Race 4!

How to Parallel Park Perfectly, Every Time

The recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p>Rules of thumb and experience help, but we prefer repeatable experiments. And if you see this and laugh, you're probably not as good as you think you are. Thankfully, the recipe for a one-move parking job is pretty simple.<p><i>Pull alongside the car</i> …

Mercedes's clever Formula 1 turbo setup, explained

Halving a snail to go like stink.<p>Mark Donohue's <i>The Unfair Advantage</i> may be the finest book even written on racing. It's framed around the life of a shy Can-Am and Indy 500 winner, but this 325-page motorsport tome is really a glimpse into competitive engineering's never-ending quest to exploit an …

Ducati reveals new MotoGP Open-spec Desmosedici GP14 [w/video]

Formula One isn't the only international racing series kicking off its 2014 season this month. So too is MotoGP, the top-tier two-wheeled racing championship, with an eighteen-round season kicking off on March 23 in Qatar before heading to Texas next month.<p>One of the biggest changes being put into …