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Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

“What is a printer?” asked Zuta Labs, then reimagined it as the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, as small as your hand.<p>Designed by Zuta Labs and now on Kickstarter, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is one for the mobile age. It cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing by re-imagining what a printer …

A 'Highly Unusual' Triple Threat of Storms Over North America

Sticker Shock Could Be Why Gen Y Is Supposedly Out Of Love With Cars

Maybe there’s a simple explanation for auto industry’s widely reported worry that today’s teenager doesn’t care about driving, and 20- and 30-somethings don’t seem as gaga over cars.<p>Maybe Millennials can’t afford a car – at least not the new car of their dreams — according to a couple of recent …

2014 Ducati Monster 1200 S

Better Riding Through Science<p>The Ducati Monster 1200 S has the power-to-weight ratio of a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse and the contact patch of a playing card. I'm elbows deep into leaning this pulsing, growling, screaming red animal across a one-lane hairpin on the edge of a volcanic …

Why The Microsoft Surface Just Died Last Week

Would I purchase the Microsoft Surface? Not anymore. And I’m not sure that you should either.<p>I’m looking for a new laptop and the Surface has been one of the top contenders. I like it a lot. And although a slow seller for Microsoft it’s been gaining in popularity and many reviewers have given it …

How To Find Out If Your Facebook Friends Hate You

Ever wonder if your frenemies are mutual? Hate With Friends will tell you.<p>So you're Morrissey. You're famously an avowed asexual and you have no use for Bang With Friends, the Facebook app that lets you select which friends you'd like to take to bonertown and only alerts you both if it's mutual. …

The future of consumer 3D printing: What’s real, what’s coming, and what’s hype

Oskar van Deventer used to dream up Rubik’s Cube-like puzzles so complex that they were physically impossible to make. The ones that were possible, …

LG curved G Flex smartphone 'to rival Samsung Galaxy Round'

LG is reportedly planning to release a curved screen smartphone to rival Samsung’s Galaxy Round.<p>The South Korean company is understood to be launching the curved Android phone, called G Flex, next month.<p>Pictures of the six-inch smartphone were released to <b>Android Authority</b>, although the specs and …

Forget Terabit networks; new multicore fibers could signal the Petabit age

Some interesting experiments in fiber optics could dramatically improve the data rates of our backbone internet networks. Researchers at the …

iPhone developers: Not optimizing for iOS 7 will cost you big $$$

Software testing service uTest, which analyzes more than 80 million reviews with its mobile app analytics tool Applause, is revealing some attention-grabbing numbers that might make app developers think twice about delaying iOS 7 updates.<p>Especially major apps like WhatsApp, which is getting …

Anonymous no more: Twitter engineer, UConn security analyst among 13 indicted for 'Operation Payback'

Not all the people named in the FBI indictment fit the hacker stereotype<p>Some of the men indicted last week for allegedly taking part in the scores of denial-of-service attacks launched by hacktivist group Anonymous in 2010 don't fit the stereotype of a pajamas-wearing teen hacker causing havoc from …

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday that the new Galaxy Round incorporates the latest in screen technology, along with other unique features.<p>The device resembles the<p>Galaxy S3andS4, but it has slight …

Curved smartphones from LG and Samsung are just around the corner

Television tech is coming to new smartphones in the form of curved screens from two top TV makers. On Monday, LG announced production of flexible …

Tesla Slips From Pedestal That May Have Been Too High

Over the last year of so, Tesla motors has received some really good press. But this past week, it's been knocked off its pedestal.<p>"We're a country that likes to put things up on pedestals and then tear them down from pedestals. We do that with people, I think we do that with things," says Jack …

Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-2 50th Anniversary: Elegy for a Manual

With clutch pedals all but gone the way of the mimeograph, I couldn't help but give an emphatic "Yes, please!" when offered a loan of the last manual transmission Lamborghini, the Gallardo LP560-2 50th Anniversary.<p>An exotic as simultaneously common and unique as this particular strain is seemingly …

Supercars

Hyundai Tucson Gets Needed Power Boost With New Engines For 2014

The current Hyundai Tucson compact crossover, which launched in 2010, is a huge improvement over its predecessor, with more attractive styling and loads of features for the money. But its base four-cylinder engine is weak and its stiff suspension makes for a choppy ride. Changes coming for 2014 …

The Acura NSX is the best Honda generator ever

Hey, you can make tea like a normal person. Or you can do it like an awesome person.<p>Honda sells a highly-regarded range of portable generators that can make your life a little more civilized should you lose power, be out camping, or what have you. What they do <i>not</i> sell yet is the new NSX. But in a …

Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer

<i>An Iconic Sports Car, Restored to Seduce</i><p>I have been strapped behind the iconic Momo Prototipo steering wheel for a little more than an hour, all windows down as I carve my way up a rugged canyon during an unusually warm Southern California evening, and I am overwhelmed with emotion. My heart is …

Just 45% of Fiat dealers are profitable, and they're angry about it

On average, Fiat dealers have only been selling about 17 cars a month.<p>We've been wondering for some time how Fiat dealers in North America have been getting along with just one model range in their showrooms up until recently. Franchisees spent millions building, stocking and manning sleek new …

Does Alfa Romeo's US return hinge on Chrysler-Fiat deal?

A <i>Bloomberg</i> report from last month said that if Chrysler ends up offering an IPO, it could jeopardize the entire alliance between the Auburn Hills-based automaker and Fiat, but the outlet now says that an IPO could crush the dreams of hopeful Alfa Romeo 4C owners in the US. As the latest <i>Bloomberg</i> …

The Rise Of Electric Car Charging Stations In The U.S. [Infographic]

New U.S. charging stations mean electric cars can travel<p>More than half of the nation's 8,051 electric-vehicle charging stations have opened since 2012. Here, each hexagon represents the number of stations in that area. Blue hexagons—mostly outside major cities—indicate those built in 2012 and 2013. …

Forza 5 Official Car List

Every week we get more cars<p>Forza Motorsports 5 is coming, and we finally have a good idea of what we will be driving when it shows up. Turn 10 is slowly adding to the list of cars that included in the game. Every week, the studio will add more cars to the ever growing Forza 5 Showroom. Right now, …

Talking With Ford Design Directors on New Wide Open Throttle

Part of the One Ford strategy is unifying the automaker’s global design direction. On this episode of <i>Wide Open Throttle</i>, Ed Loh and Scott Burgess meet up with Martin Smith and Moray Callum of Ford design to talk about where Ford‘s design language is headed as well as what 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show …

Auto Shows

Why are so many German tuning houses going bust?

OEM cars are so good, the tuners are almost a moot point.<p>Having produced a series of highly credible, astonishingly powerful, though admittedly rather expensive cars based on various Porsches – most famous of which was the 1000 hp GT9 based on the 997 911 – 9ff called in the administrators this …

BMW rethinks all-wheel-drive M cars

BMW M hasn't been able to decide whether it wants to jump on the all-wheel-drive bandwagon or not (with the exceptions of the X5 M and the X6 M, which are based on AWD architecture). That might be changing though, since M's president Friedrich Nitschke recently realized that 70 to 80 percent of …

2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider

Our First Drive of the McLaren MP4-12C Spider was nearly one year ago, when the automaker invited us to Malaga, Spain, for its introduction. While we had plenty of seat time during our initial orientation, nothing tops wringing out an exotic in your own backyard when you can focus on the vehicle …

The News for October 4th, 2013

Welcome to the Hooniverse News! This is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or the bull. I …

Meet this muscle car hunter's monster collection called The Zoo

Brian and Samantha Styles have amassed quite a collection of classic muscle cars in a collection they call The Zoo. Containing some seriously rare metal, the collection seems decidedly tilted towards Mopar offerings, although it's hardly exclusive to the Pentastar. The video is an interesting look …