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The Purpose-Driven Van

Essential Vanagon Gear and Other Pro Tips<p>I bought my first VW Westfalia Vanagon camper back in 1999, and have since owned five of them. I finally settled on a gorgeous 1991 model—lucked into via Craigslist for $9,000 a few years ago.<p>As I’ve written in Outside and The New York Times, a …

2015 McLaren P1 [w/video]

Sampling Woking's Next-Level Hypercar On Jeremy Clarkson's Turf<p>We have already raved about the Porsche 918 Spyder, and all indications suggest we'll be moved to dispense flowery Italian prose about the upcoming Ferrari LaFerrari (even if the name does sound like a skip on a 45-rpm record). In …

New in the Shop: Janne Parviainen's Lively Streaks of Light

Helsinki-based artistic photographer Janne Parviainen gives life to light through his incredible light paintings, which are all created entirely in-camera. Without the use of any digital manipulation, Parviainen manages to transform streaks of multicolored lights into three-dimensional, figurative …

Art

Chickens Wear Prosthetic Dinosaur Tails, For Science

Simulating ancient gaits with barnyard fowl<p>The humble chicken is distantly related to the _T. rex. _This raises an important scientific question: How could we make chickens walk like they're little dinosaurs? A new study provides the equally important answer! And also video!<p>Researchers from the …

Chickens

2015 Volkswagen Golf R is an even hotter hatch

I had a lovely first date with the Volkswagen Golf R a couple of years ago, blasting through the French Alps just before attending the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. I loved that car, and I'm super stoked to get behind the wheel of this new, 2015 model.<p>Why? This R is based on the lighter …

Confirmed! Thew new 2015 Subaru WRX STI will debut at the Detroit Auto Show. Now the questions are will it have gold wheels? How big will the hood scoop and rear wing be? And will a CVT be available? Details --> http://bit.ly/1gacA6K

Stig Crashes Koenigsegg CCX (HQ) | Top Gear | Series 8 | BBC

Outdated Magnetic Strips: How U.S. Credit Card Security Lags

Criminals may have stolen information from 40 million credit and debit cards used at Target. A possible weakness? The magnetic stripe on credit cards — which fraudsters can pull credit card numbers and expiration dates from to make counterfeit cards.<p>Other countries moved beyond this technology …

BlackBerry bringing Channels and Voice Chat to BBM for Android and iOS next year

Remember how excited you were for BBM to hit Android and iOS and then BlackBerry continued to fake us all out with imminent releases? Thankfully, that's now all in the past and BBM is a reality for those of us not on BB10 devices, but still its feature set leaves something to be desired. The good …

Surprise! Woman finds out Bill Gates is her Secret Santa

Most Secret Santas are average gift givers, but one woman got a big holiday surprise this week when she participated in an online gift exchange and received a package from none other than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.<p>The lucky recipient, who identified herself online as Rachel and who goes by …

Filmmaker's Clever Work Sells His '96 Maxima Back To Nissan

Throw almost anything clever into the internet ether and some kind of connection will result. That’s how Orlando-based filmmaker Luke Aker just ended up selling his crumbling 1996 Nissan Maxima GLE back to the automaker itself.<p>Seems that Nissan North America executives saw — or were fed — Aker’s …

Name That Shifter, No. 156 - Feature

On Monday, we presented this week’s shifter and asked you to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence it came. While many of you thought the car was a Mazda, commenter eunos (speaking of Mazda) correctly identified it as a Ford Thunderbird S/C, although the shifter shown is from an ’89, …

Mazda

2015 BMW M4 Coupe: Worth the Wait

Everything an M should be—you know, apart from the turbos.<p>The wait is finally over—and not a moment too soon. BMW ceased production of the E92 M3 coupe what seems like ages ago, and after teasing us with an M4 concept and a thorough crash course delivered via a rousing ride-along, we now have final …

Automotive Design

/DRIVE CENTRAL - December 9, 2013

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

TopGear.com takes Nissan GT-R Nismo round a track

You’ll know by now that the Nismo-tuned GT-R has 591bhp and – given the right German and with some Track Pack additions – can lap the Nürburgring in 7:08.679.<p>You’ll also know that the 3.8-litre V6’s power has been boosted from 542 horsepower, torque’s increased from 465 to 481lb-ft and terminal …

Nissan GT-R

Top Gear exclusive: How the Mazda Furai died

Top Gear

Diesel and gas BMW 2 Series get M Performance add-ons

Diesel or petrol, you can still have M-style fun.<p>That's right, the professors in BMW's M Performance division have been tinkering away, and they've come up with a list of M-spec upgrades for the upcoming 2 Series. We already know that the high-powered M235i will be a direct replacement for the …

Euro & JDM Tuners Plus the Liberty Walk Ferrari 458 Italia! - 2013 SEMA Week Ep. 2

Audi Started An Ad War; BMW Took it Everywhere; Bentley Put An End

Advertisement<p>When automobile giants fight, they fight with style. Recently, an advertisement war was started between Audi and BMW. The war …

War

Men and Women Have Different Brain Circuitry

Men and women are different—is this news? According to a new study it is. Using a technique called diffusion tensor imaging, researchers have …

The most commonly awarded grade at Harvard is an A

“The median grade in Harvard College is indeed an A-,” the school’s dean of education said today, according to the student newspaper. Even more stunning: “The most frequently awarded grade in Harvard College is actually a straight A.”<p>That ought to dispel any notion that Harvard is tough on its …

College & University

Hungry Hungry Humans: Study Shows We’re Eating More Meat

Must be all that bacon hype.<p>A new study examining how human eating patterns have shifted over time found a rise in fat and meat consumption has …

Paul Walker autopsy: 'Traumatic, thermal injuries'

The Los Angeles coroner's office has released the results today of autopsies on Paul Walker and Roger Rodas.<p>The autopsies on Paul Walker and Roger Rodas have been completed, says the Los Angeles County coroner's office.<p><b>Update, 1:10 p.m. ET</b>: Official causes of death: Rodas, the driver of the …