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These coasters are the excuse we need to pour another

Who knew coasters could be sexy? These birch wood pieces come laser-etched with the silhouette of your favorite car.<p>Racetrack Style turns out some of our favorite car-related swag. From stainless-steel track-map keychains and car silhouette bottle openers to ornaments and earrings, the company …

Watch the Porsche Assembly Line Build a 918 Spyder

Precision in motion.<p>This is an in-depth look at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart where highly precise technicians use highly precise tools to assemble the highly precise parts of the 918 Spyder. (Those recalled axle fasteners are clearly the exception, not the rule, right?)<p>There's absolutely no …

Le Mans

6 Mouth-Watering Cheeseburger Recipes You Can't Swiss Out On

Swiss, blue cheese, Monterey Jack— it all tastes so much better when melted over a giant, juicy burger cooked on your very own home grill.<p>In honor of …

Cooking

7 Ways to Validate Your Startup Idea

<i>Ariel Rosenthal is a co-founder at</i> <i>Xprt</i><i>, a new startup looking to save people the hassle and the headache of doing extensive research before buying a product.</i><p>I don’t know if you ever experienced a eureka moment – a second when everything comes together and an amazing idea pops into your head. As …

12 New Ways to Eat Corn This Summer

If you haven't noticed, we talk a lot about nose-to-tail eating. Pork tenderloin for dinner? We want offal and <i>sanguinaccio dolce</i>, too. Roasting a whole chicken? We’ll have wings one night and drumsticks the next, then use the bones for stock when we're done. We waste not; we want not -- and that …

Cooking

The Trendiest Hotel In Times Square Lives Up To The Hype

The hotels are a combination of high design — with work from artists like Andy Warhol and David LaChapelle lining the walls — and high tech — with high-speed touchscreen check-in and complimentary Samsung Galaxy tablets that control everything in the rooms.<p>The brand's emphasis is on affordable …

Hospitality

Elon Musk on the Flawed Premise of Tesla and the False Promise of Fuel Cells

Tesla's CEO takes some jabs at rival companies, technologies and business models.<p>Tesla’s Chief Executive Elon Musk didn’t break news during an appearance at the World Energy Innovation Forum on Wednesday, but the outspoken serial entrepreneur delivered a few jabs to rival companies, technologies …

Is The Cadillac ELR A Failure? After 5 Mos. Of Sales, Two Years Of Stock Sitting On Lots

The Cadillac ELR is, to our eyes, a very good-looking car. It’s not quite beautiful, but its proportions, details, and overall theme just work. Its …

Life With Tesla Model S: New Northeastern Superchargers Now Live

As the owner of a Tesla Model S in New York's Hudson Valley, I've long lamented the puzzling dearth of Superchargers in the Northeastern U.S.<p>But in …

When Life Gives You Lemons...

We were taken by surprise by a lemon law claim recently filed against Tesla by a Wisconsin lawyer, describing himself as the "Lemon Law King", who …

Customer Service

Tesla Is Smarter Than Other Auto Companies

“<b>Car dealers are idiots</b>, ” said my friend as she sat down for a cocktail.<p>It was evening, and this Vice President of a large health care equipment company was meeting me to brainstorm some business ideas. I asked her how her day went, when she gave the response above.<p>She then proceeded to tell me …

Tesla Takes Action, Is Cleared In A Federal Safety Investigation

The U.S. government said Friday that it has closed an investigation in fires on the Tesla Motors Model S electric sedan. According to Reuters, it said it did not find a “defect trend” that led to two episodes of fires in the United States and another in Mexico.<p>On its website, the government said …

Gorgeous LA Sunrise Photo is Collage of 60 Images

Photographer Dan Marker-Moore recently created this stunning collage using 60 photos he had taken over the course of one LA sunrise. Each diagonal line, though barely visible, represents a different image and was taken a few minutes after the image to its left. It's like the City of Angels is …

Photography

11 Minutes Well Spent: Adam Magyar's Slow Motion Shots Capture Public Transit Like You've Never Seen It Before

The last thing some of us urbanites might want is someone getting a close-up of our face while we're waiting (most likely impatiently) for a train …

Asiana airlines crash pilot harboured fears about landing safely

NTSB investigation into San Francisco airport crash-landing last summer highlighted problems with cockpit culture<p>The investigation into the crash-landing of an Asiana Airlines flight at San Francisco's airport last summer has highlighted problems with cockpit culture and the trainee pilot's lack of …

You will not believe how much goes into preparing a car for crash testing

New-vehicle crash testing is crucial to measuring how safe vehicles are for their occupants in the event of an accident. The actual test is quick: vehicles are pulled down a runway inside the test facility before they're smashed into a seemingly invincible wall. Carnage ensues.<p>We presumed test …

Dogs

The Carchive:- Acura Legend Coupe

Chris Haining November 27, 2013 Cars You Should Know, The Carchive 12 Comments<p>My, what a dull looking brochure. I hope it gets better inside…<p>Welcome …

Sony launches 8 million flower petals from a volcano to promote its 4K TVs

In a flashy effort to illustrate just how much detail is packed into its 4K TVs, Sony has released a new commercial that features 8 million petals erupting from a volcano in Costa Rica. The waves of red, pink, yellow, and purple engulf a nearby village, and the cinematography here immediately …

Sony

Virgin America Makes the Best Airline Safety Video Ever

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.30.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:22 pm. 1:22 pm<p>We haven’t paid attention to a safety …

Dogs

2014 VW Beetle Convertible “Moonlight” Commercial: Simply Told and Fun, Just How We Like ’Em [The Ad Section]

If you read “The Ad Section” with any regularity, you know that I think advertisers shouldn’t make viewers work hard to understand their commercials. I’m all for engaging the audience with a clever storyline, but too often the plot is hard to follow and the payoff has little to do with the product …

Angry Young Woman Uses Her ‘Telekinetic Powers’ in a NYC Cafe

Customers at a cafe in New York City’s West Village were shocked to watch an angry young woman use her “telekinetic powers” to lift a man off the …

Subaru, dog's best friend

Subaru has a proud history of attracting canine-loving car-shoppers to its showrooms.<p>It's a relationship the Japanese automaker is keen to maintain – and not just by featuiring a load of Subaru-branded dog accessories in its gear catalogue. The first step in keeping a loyal customer and his loyal …

Pets

We have 6 minutes of C7 Corvette building action

From frame to freight<p>The new Corvette Stingray is quite a big deal for GM. Such a big deal, in fact, that the automaker spent $131 million dollars to get the Bowling Green, Kentucky manufacturing plant ready to build it. Now you can take a look at what all that cash has accomplished.<p>Clicking play …

Audi pushing DOT to allow its sequential LED turn signals [w/videos]

Still in the process of trying to get its trick LED Matrix Beam headlights legalized in the US, Audi is now trying to get its front and rear sequential LED turn signals approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Just like its auto-dimming headlights, the sequentially …

Oh Shit, Grumpy Cat Cake Pops

I am actually surprised it took this long for these to exist. Via Bakerella.<p>The queen of twee baking has outdone herself this time. Bakerella's Angie Dudley recreated two of the internet's cutest pets, Grumpy Cat and Boo, using her signature cake pops. And I, for one, could not be more …

Brazil

Superb California HD Wallpapers

I've been posting lots of landscapes recently and one thing I've missed was good quality images available in huge dimensions to be used as wallpaper. …

New Cars for 2014 Suzuki / Fisker: The Obituaries – Feature

Lest We Forget: Fisker Automotive, age 5.<p>Cut down in its youth, Fisker Automotive recently succumbed to an overdose of naïveté and random acts of mismanagement. The company will be mourned by Karma, a $96,895 plug-in hybrid luxury sedan with plunging resale values, and by sibling Atlantic, …

Mitt Romney

2014 Acura MDX “Human Race” Commercial: Gut Check [The Ad Section]

If you haven’t watched this commercial yet, take a moment before you hit play to answer this question: What’s your immediate reaction when you hear the name Acura? Specifically, where do you rank the brand on the spectrum of luxury marques? Forget all the gearhead facts and stats in your brain and …

Cadillac Elmiraj Concept Photos and Info

Design themes, particularly those as radical as Cadillac’s initial razor-edged Art & Science (A&S) motif, typically enjoy a half-life of just a few years. Rooted in the 1999 Evoq concept and influencing production models from the 2003 CTS sedan onward, A&S has survived for more than a decade, …

Bentley Motors

Kickstarting: A Smart System For Learning Chinese With Minimal Pain And Posters

Chineasy uses pared-down graphics to ease the process of learning one of the world’s toughest languages.<p>There are some 20,000 characters in contemporary written Chinese. Knowing about 4,000 is considered educated, while the threshold for standard literacy is 2,000. “Basic” (or just-getting-by) …