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How to use Workflow, the app that Apple just bought and made free for everyone

Apple bought an app called Workflow on Thursday. The app automates stuff you do all the time on your iPhone and iPad and turns those tasks into a simple button.<p>But instead of killing the app, as Apple usually does when it acquires a startup, Apple made it free.<p>Basically, Workflow is like a Swiss …

Ferrari 812 Superfast: The clue's in the name

Ferrari's latest V12 flagship comes with a 6.5-litre engine and more power than the F12 Berlinetta it replaces.

Ferrari

Audi RS5: Two turbos and 444 bhp make for all of the fun

Audi's given its new A5 Coupe the RS treatment, and boy does it look good. Angry looks, 3.9 seconds to 62 mph and a 174 mph top speed? Sign me up.

Audi

Porsche's trackday-friendly EV will recharge in 15 minutes

What'll separate Porsche's first full battery-electric vehicle from the rest? Its track prowess, for one thing.<p>If you're having some fun on the track, waiting 6 hours to recharge would bother you.<p>Detlev von Platen

Electric Vehicles

Game developers aren’t so sure about PS4 Pro and Project Scorpio

A new GDC survey says developers are ambivalent about new mid-cycle console upgrades<p>With the PlayStation 4 Pro, Sony ushered in a new era of mid-cycle console upgrades, one that will continue with the release of Microsoft’s Project Scorpio later this year. But according to a new survey from the …

This Apple Watch stand turns your smartwatch into a miniature Macintosh

The Elago W3 is only $15 on Amazon<p>Every once in a while, you stumble upon a must-have product. These purchases combine low cost and supreme utility with an overabundance of cool, geek, or nostalgia factor. The Elago W3 Apple Watch stand hits every one of those checkboxes. It’s a $15 silicone …

The future of shopping: drones, digital mannequins and leaving without paying

Amazon may be set to bring its hi-tech till-free stores to the UK after registering the Amazon Go brand name in the UK last week. At the test store near Amazon’s HQ in Seattle, an app tracks customers as they walk about, recording the items they pick up and take away. The store is currently only …

Customer Service

How safe is your smart home? 4 best devices that will shield your house against hackers

Protect your smart home against all threats using these smart home firewall protection devices.<p>It's a whole new era for technology. People are …

These sustainable prefab homes are meant to last

Ecospace Studios designs homes, schools, studios, and more<p>Ecospace Studios was founded by Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle—who also head up IPT Architects in London—as a response to the pressing environmental, economic, and space issues affecting the world today. The result is a …

Soccer fans can watch the MLS Cup live in VR tonight

Sure, it’s sometimes tough being a soccer fan in America. For instance, the MLS Cup (the championship game for the major soccer league in America) hasn’t even been broadcast live on an English-language network since 2008!<p>But tonight that changes. Fox is airing the MLS Cup tonight between Toronto FC …

Are You Ready to Drive on Solar Panel Roadways?

By Bruce Lieberman<p>Anyone who's taken a road trip knows how intensely the sun can beat down on the roadway. Could all those rays be converted to solar …

The 12 best Android apps of 2016

Android had an interesting year. From its best flagship literally exploding to Google dropping a set of new phones and a new digital assistant, there …

Here's the All-New Mini Countryman

The biggest Mini gets even bigger.<p>When Mini introduced the Countryman back in 2010, it was a big departure for the brand. While it was certainly smaller than most SUVs, the five-door Countryman dwarfed the two-door Mini Cooper. In our long-term test, though, we came to appreciate its quirkiness …

Mercedes Pickup Truck Concept: Here it Is

Your first look at what a Mercedes-branded luxury pickup truck could look like.<p>Even though Mercedes has a successful line of work vans, it still came as a shock when the automaker announced last year that it was developing a pickup truck. At the time, a rough concept sketch was all that was …

Samsung Pay is expanding to three more countries

I absolutely love Samsung Pay – I have my credit card stored there and use it not only here in the US but also when I travel. No need to carry around my wallet. No need to worry about losing my card. It’s simple, ubiquitous, and just wonderful. Well, according to Samsung, not only is Samsung Pay …

FinTech

Emporio Armani unveils hybrid smartwatch

The luxury fashion brand jumps into the connected wearables market just as smartwatch shipments tank.<p>Emporio Armani may just have the worst timing -- or the best.<p>The luxury Italian fashion brand announced Tuesday it is getting into the connected wearables market with the launch of a collection of …

Wearable Tech

BMW's Wild New Self-Balancing Motorcycle Concept Wouldn't Require a Helmet

Beemer's vision for the future uses a supple frame of composite materials to eliminate the need for a suspension and steering fork.<p>If BMW is right, motorcycles in the distant future will look like the lovechild of a Terminator T1000 and a Rokon Trail-Breaker. Or, maybe not. The newly unveiled …

Samsung Mass Produces Industry’s First Application Processor for Wearable Devices Built on 14-Nanometer FinFET Technology

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that it has begun mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual …

Internet of Things

Ford Performance Power Pack Gives EcoBoost Mustang 390 lb.-ft. of Torque

The 50-state-legal tune adds 25 horses and 70 lb.-ft. of torque, without voiding your factory warranty.<p>Ford Performance has just announced a new power upgrade kit for 2015 and newer Ecoboost Mustangs. Like the power packs announced for the Mustang GT back in late July, the upgrade for the …

Sports Cars

The Lamborghini Huracán Spyder Should Be Illegal

It’s not uncommon for automakers to overuse—if not abuse—terms such as “extreme performance,” “uncompromising engineering” and “sensuous design.” Not …

Sports Cars

New Jersey train engineer applied brakes just before crash: NTSB | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A New Jersey commuter train accelerated to twice the speed limit shortly before it crashed into a station in Hoboken last week, investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.<p>Onlookers view a New Jersey Transit train that derailed and crashed …

New Jersey

Verizon is ruining the one good thing about Google’s Pixel

The Google Pixel phones are good, though overpriced and underwhelming, smartphones. But the one fantastic thing about buying an Android phone …

Shanghai Tower in China has world's fastest elevator - CNN Style

China

Watch an Acura NSX Stomp a Lamborghini Aventador in a Drag Race

Acura's hybrid supercar may not have the V12 Lamborghini's sound, but in a straight line, it's superior.<p>If you think about it, the Lamborghini Aventador is basically a Countach for the 21st century. It's loud and brash with styling that's impossible to miss. The Aventador is obscenely powerful, …

This BMW-designed smartphone gives the Galaxy S7 a run for its money

The new Axon 7 smartphone is ZTE's latest premium flagship device, and it could truly give the Samsung Galaxy S7 a run for its money, even more so than the other big smartphones from LG, HTC, and Motorola.<p>The Axon 7 offers high-end specs for at least $100 less than other premium flagships from …

VW fixed the problem of dirty backup cameras with this simple technology

The car is loads of fun, has an amazing audio system, and is pretty cheap, at less than $25,000.<p>But it also has a nifty feature that no driver is ever going to see — although he or she might <i>hear</i> it, and it solves a problem that every driver with a backup camera has faced when the weather gets rough.<p>…

This Solar Power Plant Can Run All Night

More than 10,000 billboard-size mirrors encircle a central tower at the facility<br>Jamey Stillings<p>1 of 11<p>Crescent Dunes looks and sounds a bit like an …

If you own more than 10 games on Steam, ‘you don’t matter’ to the $99.3B gaming industry

SAN FRANCISCO — Most of the room of game-industry insiders raised their hand after Spry Fox founder Daniel “Danc” Cook asked them if they own more than 10 games on the PC software portal Steam. Smiling, Danc told them “you don’t matter.”<p>For years, mobile gaming has fended off the idea that is for …

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