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Drunk your water? Now eat the bottle it came in

Edible water container made of gelatinous membranes has been likened in appearance to a jellyfish or a breast implant<p>An edible “water ball” designed to replace plastic water bottles has been shortlisted as one of five ideas that could radically change the world.<p>The product, named “Ooho!”, consists …

Alfa Romeo franchises 86 dealers across North America

Alfa Romeo's return to North America has been a long time coming, which has given us plenty of time to wonder: Will the now-merged Fiat-Chrysler let Fiat dealers sell Alfas, or will the shapely Italians be available in Maserati dealers? The answer we've been waiting for? Both.<p>Auburn Hills has just …

Ducati confirms Scrambler coming later this year

Ducati is best known for its powerful superbikes and sporty naked machines, but it looks like the Italian motorcycle maker might be going in a dirtier direction with a new bike called the Scrambler. This new addition may also be a more affordable way to bring fans into the Italian motorcycle …

560-hp Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Could Cost $100K

Officially still a concept but a sure bet for production, the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge—named after the treacherous and iconic corner at the Spa-Francorchamps race circuit in Belgium—may be hand-built, with quantities in the low hundreds and a likely six-figure price tag.<p>In an interview with <i>Motor …

LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Agera R take to Assen

It's the show-down (sort of) we've all been waiting for. The battle of the hybrid hypercars from the performance powerhouses of Europe: Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. No one publication has managed to get their hands on all three just yet, but this video has – and with a …

This is the Nissan Gran Turismo Vision concept

Heralding the next GT-R, or something else?<p>The sheet's off Nissan's Vision Gran Turismo concept. Just as we thought last week, this is definitely not the GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans prototype. So what the hell is it? There's really only one conclusion to draw here: this is where Nissan's head is at for …

86 Alfa Romeo Dealers Opening Across North America

Alfa Romeo is officially getting a dealership presence here in the United States. In preparation for the launch of the Alfa Romeo 4C, which signals the brand’s latest comeback into the American marketplace, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced that it will be establishing 86 Alfa Romeo …

Batman Tumbler team blames shoddy quality for missing out on Gumball 3000

Citizens of Europe, your roads are at the same time a little bit safer and a little bit more dangerous. That's because the Tumbler, a replica of Batman's crime-fighting ride in the Christopher Nolan trilogy, won't be taking part in the nonsense that is the Gumball 3000.<p>As bad as the reputation of …

Chevy trademarks 'Zora,' is a special Corvette on the way?

Automakers trademark names all the time, whether they want to protect some part of their past or if they are considering a model even far in the future. But occasionally a trademark pops up that is much more enticing than the rest. For example, General Motors recently reserved the name Zora for …

Chevrolet "Blue Maxi" Camaro Z/29

We set out to prove that a mere automobile can transcend the obvious device of transportation and become an experience, and we have succeeded.<p>From the August 1969 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>When you set out to transform a Z/28 into a Z/29, the world scoffs, friendly dogs turn on you and bite, relatives …

Watch Hennessey's Supercharged HPE700 C7 Corvette on a Dyno

Some videos on YouTube better seen than heard, but if we had our choice between seeing and listening to this new 46-second video of Hennessey’s new supercharged HPE700 C7 Corvette Stingray on the dyno, we’d rather listen.<p>Fortunately, you won’t have to make a choice with this video: You can watch …

2015 Ford Transit

Ford outsprints the Sprinter, in more ways than one.<p>For anyone who’s spent time at the helm of a Ford Econoline/E-series over the decades, there have been many things to deal with: a steep climb into the cabin, oceans of featureless plastic dash and door trim, truly awful seats, and under the hood, …

Alfa Romeo 4C priced at $53,900* in US, gains 342 pounds vs Euro version

We're out in California driving the Alfa Romeo 4C as we write this – which is the good news. The bad news is that we can't offer up any driving impressions of the car for another few days. On the other hand, we can provide a few interesting non-driving-based tidbits from the launch program, with …

TouchTone Wireless Speaker Black

<b>idAmerica's</b> premium portable wireless <b>TouchTone speaker</b> packs a big sound via Bluetooth technology. This lightweight speaker is a <b>perfect on-the-go companion,</b> whether you're traveling to the beach, the park, or your own backyard. Its advanced <b>touch-interface controls</b> are simple and easy to use, while …

Mezzo Blue

As cute as it is easy to use, <b>Lexon’s Mezzo</b> is a great way to lighten the mood with a little <b>Top 40 or the latest news updates</b> while you’re in the bathroom, working out in the garden or sitting by the pool. The <b>AM/FM radio</b> has an MP3 amplifier plus a simple control panel with a rotating knob that lets …

NASA just crashed a satellite into the moon on purpose

You might remember NASA's LADEE as the satellite where the administration tested a new broadband-fast laser communication system for sending data back to Earth. Now, however, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer is no more, since NASA just crashed the craft into the surface of the …

Possible Banksy work near GCHQ tackles government surveillance

Mysterious street artist Banksy appears to have unveiled his latest creation – lampooning the issue of government surveillance.<p>The artwork shows three 1950s-style agents, wearing brown trenchcoats and trilby hats, using devices to tap into conversations at a telephone box.<p>It appeared overnight on a …

Fun Number; Apple Has Twice As Much Cash As The US Government

And, for good measure, Microsoft has more cash at hand that Uncle Sam does. That’s the finding from US Trust at least, that the two companies, along with several others, have more real <i>moolah</i> available to them than the government itself does. It’s a very fun number, to be sure, but it’s not quite …

Intel upgrades Edison, its smallest computer

Intel is making improvements to its smallest computer, called Edison, which is targeted at wearable devices and was introduced in January.<p>Intel’s original Edison computer—which is the size of an SD card—had limited capabilities, which made it useful for a few wearable devices. The upgrade will make …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Gold ends below $1,300, first time since mid-February

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Gold futures fell on Thursday, extending losses to a second-straight session to close below $1,300 an ounce for the …

Studiotorino Takes The Knife To Porsche's Cayman

Follow Antony<p>The Porsche Cayman is generally considered one of the finest sports cars on the face of the planet, usable every day but a riot when …

Carbon Fiber

Which one do you pick? Via The Supercar Kids

1969 Dodge Coronet R/T

This 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T is described as a matching-numbers example that comes fitted with a 440 and 4-speed going out to a 3.54 rear end; an …

General Motors became second-largest US advertiser in 2013

General Motors might be mired in several recalls, as well as the ongoing investigations from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Congress into the automaker's response to those recalls. However, the company can celebrate taking the title of the US' second-largest advertiser in …

Zenos E10 coming to America priced from $39,500*

Tired of seeing all the coolest track toys just beyond your reach, across the pond in the UK and Europe? Well we've got good news for you, because as promised, Zenos is coming to America.<p>For those unfamiliar, Zenos Cars is the outfit started by former Caterham boss Ansar Ali and his engineering …

Diamond Armor bullet-proof suit provides stylish protection for a cool US$3.2 million

If you're looking to extend your bulletproof wardrobe with something that won't be out of place alongside other garments, such as the Miguel …

Nanotech

Tired? Angry? Your car knows how you feel

Ever experienced road rage? Someone cuts you off while you’re trying to merge and next thing you know you’re tailgating them like a NASCAR driver at …