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Honda Odyssey Leapfrogs Minivan Competition. Can It Overcome Soccer Mom Image?

2018 Honda Odyssey Hawaii Product Evaluation[/caption]<p>Has the new 2018 Honda Odyssey leapfrogged its competition the way Chrysler’s second-generation minivans did in the early ’90s? After spending several days with the Odyssey on the Big Island of Hawaii, the case can be made that the Odyssey is …

2018 Honda Odyssey Is Designed for Epic Road Trips

Honda's new Odyssey minivan shows that more conveniences and modern features can transform a neighborhood commuter into a vehicle fit for road …

Watch: Move over, Siri. Your rival virtual assistant Cortina is now a real hologram

As expected, she looks like she’s straight out of a videogame.<p>Apple’s Siri may have a voice and even a movie of sorts, but rival Cortana from …

Almost every speed limit is too low

When lieutenant Gary Megge of the Michigan State Police attends a meeting, he sometimes asks, “How many of you broke the speed limit on your way here?”<p>Hearing his question, you might assume that lieutenant Megge is a particularly zealous police officer. The type of person who walks half a city …

Watch the first teaser for Destiny 2

Destiny 2’s worldwide reveal happens this Thursday<p>Bungie and Activision continue the slow rollout of unveiling <i>Destiny</i> <i>2</i>. Today, the companies released a new teaser trailer called “Last Call,” in which Cayde-6 — once again played by actor Nathan Fillion — enjoys a glass of space booze and recounts a …

Destiny 2

Editor's Picks: The Best Things I Ate in Japan

Last July, I took a weeklong trip to Japan. It was my first time there—a pretty big deal, given my obsession with the Japanese food I've eaten in the United States. But it was also a press trip hosted by a Japanese tourism board, which meant I was beholden to their itinerary. I came home with a …

Sony made the best noise cancelling headphones ever

After testing the Bose QC35 for my review five months ago, I was completely sold on them. They’re comfortable, look great and are the best at blocking out sound. Bose might not be an audiophiles’ choice, but the noise cancellation technology it uses for its QuietComfort series of products has never …

How tilt shift lenses work to correct distortion and make scenes appear miniature

Tilt shift lenses are used for far more than simply making cities look like they were shot as miniatures. They allow you to correct for perspective …

Audi built a Final Fantasy-themed special edition sports car for $470,000

The star-studded Final <i>Fantasy XV</i> film <i>Kingsglaive</i> didn’t particularly impress critics, but the stunning special edition Audi R8 it featured left a heap of motorheads with their jaws dropped.<p>Audi partnered with the <i>Final Fantasy XV</i> team to build this magnificent one-of-a-kind beast specifically for</i> …

Sony MDR-1000X hands-on: This is the noise-canceling headphone Sony wants Bose to fear - CNET

When it comes to noise-canceling headphones -- those models that actively block outside noise like airline engines -- Bose is generally considered the gold standard, but Sony's engineers have been on a mission to beat Bose at what it does best.<p>The result of their efforts is the MDR-1000X, which …

Here's How Today's Nissan GT-R Compares to the Legendary R34 Skyline

Can the mighty Godzilla compete with the utter perfection of the R34 Skyline GT-R?<p>Today's Nissan R35 GT-R is called Godzilla for a reason. It's immensely quick, and will take down cars that are twice as expensive with ease. It's packed full of technology, one of the most advanced weapons you can …

How to free up space on your Android phone or tablet

You know the old saw: You can never be too rich, too thin or have too much storage on your phone.<p>The first two are folly. But the latter can prove all too accurate when you find yourself with no more room to install apps, take pictures and download music.<p>Some Android phones and tablets provide an …

Apps

Taking the headphone jack off phones is user-hostile and stupid

Have some dignity<p>Another day, another rumor that Apple is going to ditch the headphone jack on the next iPhone in favor of sending out audio over Lightning. Or another phone beats Apple to the punch by ditching the headphone jack in favor of passing out audio over USB-C. What exciting times for …

To finally conquer speakers, Samsung built this secretive sonic skunkworks

Samsung built its new audio lab for one purpose: becoming number one in sound.<p>When you think of Samsung, lots of things come to mind: televisions, …

Audiophile

Shut Out Noise And Take Flight With These Noise-Cancelling Headphones From Japan's Audio-Technica

It’s that time of year again when many of us in the Northern Hemisphere are contemplating holidays and fairly long plane or train journeys en route to our summer vacations. If you haven’t got yourself a pair of noise-cancelling headphones yet, then now is a good time to think about getting some for …

Consumer Tech

Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson Break NBA Playoff Record for Most 3s in a Series

The Golden State Warriors needed every last historic splash from the Splash Brothers to outlast the Oklahoma City Thunder in a dramatic seven-game Western Conference Finals.<p>Stephen Curry hit seven three-pointers and Klay Thompson nailed six in Monday’s 96-88 Game 7 victory. They both surpassed the …

Basketball

Voice-controlled companion, whose touchscreen face shows its emotions, can entertain kids and control the lights<p>The Taiwanese electronics manufacture Asus has unveiled a home robot called Zenbo that can talk, control your home and provide assistance when needed – all for the cost of a top-end …

Robotics

Onkyo's DP-X1 high-res audio player is a chiseled Android powerhouse

Japanese audio company Onkyo is getting into personal media players this month with the release of its first high-resolution audio device, the DP-X1. This $899 Android-powered PMP sports two ESS Sabre digital-to-analog converters and amplifiers — one of each for each channel of audio. The audio …

It looks like Samsung's crazy folding smartphone is actually happening

According to Korean news site ETNews, Samsung will apparently start mass-producing the "smartlet" — as we call it — this year for a 2017 release.<p>What the heck is a smartlet? It's a smartphone with a folding screen that can turn into a tablet when you unfold it.<p>In a call with investors in January, …

Zootopia is a smash hit all over the world, so of course people are already cosplaying it

Surprisingly, there is a lot less fur than one would expect.<p>While the rest of the world is raving over Disney’s latest animated hit <i>Zootopia</i>, Japan …

Animation

This $35,000 gadget makes it possible to watch first-run movies at home

But it'll buy you a device that will let you watch movies at home while they're still in theaters.<p>Prima Cinema is a $35,000 system that gives you access to first-run movies in your home.<p>The system consists of a device — it's basically a computer with a 5-terabyte hard drive — that fits on the rack …

50 Cosplays That Will Make You Believe Anime is Real

<i>There's a lot of cosplayers in this gallery, so if we made an attribution error send an email to galleries@dorkly.com and we will fix it ASAP.</i><p>1. …

In Displays, Samsung Galaxy S7's OLED Is Killing It, Apple is Lagging: Researcher

In display technology, Samsung is killing it. Apple is lagging. And Apple gets further behind with every new Samsung phone.<p>Raymond Soneira, the display expert at DisplayMate Technologies, has been making this case for a while now. And makes it again with his review this week of the Galaxy S7 and …

IPhone 7

Here's everything LG's gorgeous new phone can do

The G5 signifies a new direction in terms of design for LG. We also see an intriguing new modular feature that makes the G5 a versatile smartphone.<p>Check out what the G5 can do below:

The best high jumper in the world reviews Aaron Gordon's dunk

Would Aaron Gordon have won bronze at the 2012 Olympic Games? Not so fast.<p>Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon's entry to last weekend's Slam Dunk Contest left jaws on the floor, even if it wasn't quite enough to give him the victory. The dunk took Gordon clear over the head of the Magic mascot, …

PS4 owners can play online for free this weekend

If you prefer to play video games solo, there's a chance you haven't bought a PlayStation Plus subscription for your PS4. Sony wants that monthly fee though, so to tempt you it's organised another one of its "free multiplayer weekend" promotions in the US. As the name implies, you'll be able to …

Gaming

11 Cars with the Best-Sounding Four-Cylinder Engines

The sweetest sound.<p>Sounding great isn't just for cars with V8s and V12s. Even a car with a four-cylinder engine can sound amazing. Here's 10 of the best.

Alfa Romeo

Watch 7 Airplane Wings Get Pushed to the Breaking Point

Stress tests to stress you out.<p>Airplane wings aren't rigid chunks of metal; they have to have some flex to them if they're going to keep a plane in the air. In fact, they probably have a bit more flex than you'd expect, and these stress tests that take them to the edge (and beyond) will show you …

The story behind this insane NASCAR photo

“There was certainly an element of danger…”<p>Getty Images photographer Chris Trotman has shot hundreds of NASCAR races, but he never witnessed a scene …

Say hello to Boeing's newest airliner — the 737 Max

Boeing<p>Boeing recently rolled out the first completed 737 Max 8 airliner at its assembly facility in Renton, Washington. The company's next-generation single-aisle airliner was presented at a ceremony in front of several thousand Boeing employees.<p>Over the years, the 737 family has become the …