Giovanni Corpaccioli

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Citroën Méhari, the ultimate holiday car?

The house on Lipari – one of the Aeolian Islands, off the north coast of Sicily – was 4km from the harbour-side village and its associated alimentari, cafes and restaurants, and for this reason, our hosts had suggested we rent a vehicle during our stay.<p>My wife seized on the idea of a scooter, a …

Nurburgring bought by Russian billionaire

The Nürburgring is among the greatest racetracks of the world, with decades of fantastic motorsports history born on the snaking course. However, it seems that running the place as a business is about as difficult as learning the 12.9 miles of corners on the Nordschleife. After a long bankruptcy …

Chocolate-covered Audi TT is more treat than trick

'Tis the season of chocolate, and as we sit at our desks eating entirely too many Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, we're left salivating over this particular Audi TT. Aside from the fact that it's the new, third-generation model, which is a darn desirable in and of it self, it's also covered in …

Homemade Halloween Snacks Inspired by Our Favorite Candy Bars

By Chandler Walsh for GalTime.com<p>Halloween is just around the corner and if you're in a party-throwing mood, it's time to start preparing. Whether you're throwing a little celebration for friends, coworkers, or the kids, we've got you covered with 5 great snack ideas.<p>It's no secret that Halloween …

Here's What People Had To Say About Food This Week

It's Halloween today, and that means candy. While most people have already gone out and bought their bags of sugary goodness, Josh Weinstein tweeted that he serves up prime rib instead. Your move, trick-or-treaters.<p>But forget Halloween and eating candy alone (lookin' at you, Josh Peck) -- Saturday …

How to Deseed a Pomegranate Without Making Your Kitchen Look Like a Murder Scene

Just in time for the peak of fall produce, Gail Simmons gave us a genius tip for getting the most deliciousness (and the least mess) out of a …

Google fined over Street View image of woman's cleavage

Google must pay a woman in Canada £1,250 after it published a photo showing her cleavage on its Street View mapping service<p>Google has been ordered to pay a Canadian woman $2,250 (£1,250) for an image on Street View that exposed her cleavage.<p>The image showed the woman, Maria Pia Grillo, sitting on a …

Maps

Google Hangouts Offers Free One-Minute International Calls

Sometimes people want to make a quick international phone call to say “happy birthday” or “happy anniversary” from their smartphones. Wouldn’t it be nice to get the first minute free? Google Hangouts has you covered for the rest of the year by offering the first minute free when calling people in …

Office, iWork, Drive, and OpenOffice: Which office apps are right for you?

<b>Editor's note, May 12, 2014:</b> <i>This post was updated to include details about Google's new Drive apps for Android and iOS.</i><p>Now that Microsoft Office is available on the iPad, we all have yet another option to write, create spreadsheets, and build presentations on the go. We're taking this opportunity …

Software

Philips Introduces Android-Powered 4K TVs Coming Later This Year

Google TV is likely going away entirely, to be replaced by a familiar face – Android. Philips has just unveiled new Ultra HD (4K, whatever you prefer) TVs (via 9to5Google) that will be running Google’s mobile OS when they hit stores in Q2 of this year. The sets seem to be coming to Europe and …

2014 Audi S5 vs. 2014 BMW 435i | Comparison Test

Conspiracy theorists will tell you that BMW’s payroll got a little lighter when the current-generation 3-series appeared. Our early reviews were tempered with disappointment because the car wasn’t as involving as its predecessor, confusing those readers who believed our affinity for the 3 was based …

BMW Making Plans to Build 7-series–Based X7 SUV

BMW’s proposed 7-series–based X7 would grow substantially over this X5.<p><i>Update 3/28: BMW has confirmed the X7 is going into production at its Spartanburg, North Carolina production facility. So far, company executives have only described the X7 as being a “larger X model,” without elaborating. We</i> …

Tesla Beefs Up Model S Bellies With Titanium Plating

In the words of Smokey the Bear, “Only [titanium plating] can prevent [electric-car battery] fires.” To that end, Tesla has added three underbody plates to all new Model S sedans to prevent its floor-mounted battery pack from rupturing during a crash or an impact with road debris. The move comes …

Adjustable Geometric Wall Coverings by Dsignio

Geometry lovers rejoice! Dsignio has created a new collection of wall coverings for Harmony by Peronda called GEN, and it’s a geometry enthusiast’s …

Furniture

Photo Gallery: SXSW 2014

If WhatsApp Is Worth $19B, Then WeChat’s Worth “At Least $60B” Says CLSA

Heads turned when Facebook forked out $19 billion for messaging service WhatsApp in February, and eyes popped when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it was probably worth even more. Now, analysts over at Crédit Lyonnais Securities Asia have taken up the baton on outsized messaging app valuations: …

Google may launch its first U.S. retail store in New York — right next to the Apple Store

Google may debut its very first U.S. retail location in SoHo, New York, reports <i>Crain’s NY</i>.<p>The 8,000-square-foot retail space at 131 Greene St. is situated just a couple storefronts away from eyewear giant Warby Parker. Most interestingly, Apple’s Soho retail store is right on the corner of that …

Instagram Releases Faster, More Responsive Android App

Instagram's Android app got a big redesign Tuesday and the latest version of the app is faster, more responsive and optimized for a wider variety of …

Nürburgring officially sold for 100M euros

The Nürburgring has been officially sold, and it wasn't to HIG Capital and its group of investors as we had previously expected. Instead, Düsseldorf-based Capricorn Development put in a last-minute bid to buy the track for 77 million euros ($106.8 million), and it's promising to invest a further 25 …

2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 / C400 Sedan

S-class essence distilled into a fun-size decanter.<p>The past few years have seen Mercedes-Benz product planners systematically make their way through the lineup, increasing AMG’s role, revamping the top-shelf S-class, and adding entry-level bait in the form of the CLA-class sedan and GLA-class SUV. …

2013 Range Rover Supercharged First Test

Suit, Tie, and Gore-Tex Boots.<p>“So, I’ve been getting a massage this whole time,” says a smiling Jonny Lieberman. I’m riding shotgun, and for the last 15 minutes have been trying desperately to keep a GoPro Hero3 in focus. The supple leather multi-function seats coddling our glutes belong to a …

Land Rover Range Rover

2014 BMW 4-series / 428i / 435i Convertible

Sunbathing is big business in Bavaria.<p>While the existence of the 4-series convertible is no surprise, the fact that BMW had the audacity to actually go through with calling this breathtaking droptop a 4-series—when the two-door 3-series had cultivated such a fondness among consumers and the media …

16 Stylish Nightstands to Buy + DIY

If you have the space, it’s almost essential to have a nightstand by the side of your bed. Not only is it the best place to stash your alarm clock (or your smartphone that acts as your alarm clock), but it’s also where you keep all those things you need right before you go to sleep—lip balm, a …

Executive Decision Maker Pro Kit: for Wishy-washy Makers - Technabob

Here’s a fun project that can be scaled depending on your skill level with electronics. Like the Magic 8-ball, the Executive Decision Maker Pro lets …

How to Make Lasagna Bolognese from Scratch

Layer by layer, our lasagna Bolognese builds flavors you simply can’t achieve by taking shortcuts. Impress your guests with this raveworthy dish<p>Maybe you’re not a <i>nonna</i>. And you didn’t inherit a faded recipe for lasagna Bolognese from one, either. Not to worry. What matters is that this version of …

Cooking

Round House Design Offers a Unique Architectural Experience

This beautiful <i>Round House</i> is a unique home design concept where soft curves replace the dusty corners of a typical four-sided home. Developed by L.A.-based architecture firm Johnston Marklee, the completely open interior space is enclosed by floor to ceiling windows, allowing light to radiate …

JD Power Explains Why Samsung Beat Apple In Its Latest Tablet Study: Price

Yesterday, JD Power released its newest tablet satisfaction study and the Internet went a bit nuts. For the first time, Samsung had edged out perennial favorite Apple in customer satisfaction on tablets. This was a stark change from volume one of the study which had Apple handily beating its …

Two Next-Level Wearables That Aren't for Everyone

Many people are waiting for expected upcoming smartwatches from Apple and Google to take the wearable category to the next level. Or at least as much …

Wearable Tech

Tsukor 3D Brand Identity by Happy Design

Tsukor 3D – Identity.<p>Lviv, Ukraine based agency Happy Design created the brand identity for Tsukor 3D, a Ukrainian 3D studio. The key visual is a …