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Six vehicles powered by coffee, saltwater, sewage and other crazy fuels

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>When it comes to advances in automotive technology, the search for alternative fuels is pretty exciting. Of course, you've heard about biodiesel engines converted to run on used vegetable oil that sputter out little more than water and the faint smell of French fries. However, …

Mercedes-Benz's vision for the city bus involves lots of autonomy

It's rather fetching...for a bus.<p>Last week, Mercedes-Benz dipped its toes into the world of sport with a gorgeous concept golf cart. It's keeping the theme of non-car transportation alive this week with the Future Bus, its vision for the future of public transportation.<p>At the heart of this concept …

Transportation

Tidal, Kanye West Face Class Action Lawsuit Over 'The Life of Pablo'

A California man has aligned with a Chicago law firm to file a class action lawsuit against Jay Z's Tidal and Kanye West concerning the exclusivity …

Lil Wayne

41 movies you have to see this summer

Wedged between the must-see titles like "Captain America: Civil War," "X-Men: Apocalypse," and "Suicide Squad" are Seth Rogen's "Neighbors 2" and the new "Ghostbusters," plus titles for the kids, like "Finding Dory" and "The Secret Life of Pets."<p>Here we break down 41 (!) movies that should be on …

Samsung’s next wearable could be a smart contact lens called Gear Blink

Samsung has virtual reality covered with the Gear VR, but the Korean giant might have also plans to enter the world of augmented reality. However, …

Augmented Reality

It's about time we gave Tesla more credit for how incredible the Model S is

The front end of the car has been altered to look more like the the Model X SUV, the "hospital grade" air filtration that's called "Bioweapon Mode" on the Model X has been added, the onboard charger has been upgraded to deliver faster charge times, and a couple of new interior options are available.<p>…

Toyota's Setsuna is an amazing wooden concept car designed to last generations

Debuting at Milan Design Week next Monday, Toyota's Setsuna is probably the most unique concept car to debut from a major automaker this year. If it's not obvious from looking at it, this adorable little roadster is made almost entirely of wood — Japanese cedar and birch, to be specific — and was …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. The $35,000 Tesla Model 3 is here.</b> The new electric vehicle has a 200-plus mile range.<p><b>2. Apple is turning 40.</b> The New York Daily News has put together a retrospective on the Cupertino tech giant.<p><b>3. Beleaguered healthcare startup Theranos failed to meet its own accuracy standards.</b> That's …

Samsung unveils all-new metal-bodied Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J5 for 2016

Samsung has finally, albeit quietly, launched the new J-series handsets for 2016. The new low-end phones have improved specs on last year, and unlike previous generations, they come with a sturdy, sculpted metal chassis similar to the A-series phones. If the prices are close to those of last …

Phones

5 Animated DC Comic Movies That Are Better Than 'Batman v Superman'

They might struggle with live-action, but DC animation is awesome.<p>The question was asked for years prior to any announcement of a "Batman v Superman" film or plans for a Justice League franchise: How are they going to introduce the characters of the Justice League all at the same time?<p>What people …

Justice League

Using Samsung Pay makes me feel like a rock star -- and you should be one, too

Commentary: Ok, so I have no idea what being a rock star actually feels like, but you get the idea.<p>"Sorry, ma'am, you can't use NFC payments over 30 quid."<p>That from the pimply young waiter at a London restaurant too hip for its own good. I just smiled, placed the Samsung Galaxy S7 I was testing …

Mobile

Genesis' New York Concept is a sports sedan that'll make you look twice

Hyundai's upstart luxury brand Genesis — think Lexus to Toyota or Acura to Honda — has unveiled its next car. It's a sports sedan called the New York Concept and, refreshingly, it actually looks rather special.<p>It's not special in the sense that it's unlike anything else on the market, but at least …

Production on new 'Maze Runner' film shuts down after star Dylan O'Brien is injured

Twentieth Century Fox has shut down production on its third "Maze Runner" film after star Dylan O'Brien was injured on the set Thursday.<p>The 24-year-old was "immediately transferred to a local hospital for observation and treatment," a spokesperson for the studio said in a statement. According to a …

Movies

Google just proved how unpredictable artificial intelligence can be

The 4-1 defeat of Go grandmaster Lee Se-Dol by Google's AlphaGo artificial intelligence (AI) is only the latest in a string of pursuits in which technology has triumphed over humanity.<p>Self-driving cars are already less accident-prone than human drivers, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! is a lost cause, …

10 things in tech you need to know today

Happy Friday! Here's the technology news you need to know this Friday.<p><b>1. Google's parent company, Alphabet, is trying to sell Boston Dynamics, the robotics company it bought in late 2013.</b> Among the potential buyers are Toyota and Amazon.<p><b>2. Some Apple engineers say that they'd rather quit than help</b> …

Story of Australian woman who skinned and cooked partner to be told in film

The story of an Australian former abattoir worker who decapitated and skinned her de facto husband before trying to serve his flesh to his children is set to be told in a new film.<p>Katherine Knight lived a seemingly ordinary life until the day she stabbed John Price 37 times and mutilated him in …

Domestic Violence

10 Cars That Were Massively Improved by a Redesign

The goal of redesigning a car is to make something better than what came before. That's fairly obvious. But in some cases, a simple generation-to-generation change can take an already decent car and make it truly great. Here are ten of our favorites.

The Tesla Model S Is Finally Getting Its Own Racing Series

Everyone knows the Tesla Model S can hold its own on a drag strip with its uncanny ability to humble unprepared drivers who face off against it with …

16 things we just learned about 'Batman v Superman'

Recently, both Entertainment Weekly and Empire Magazine released huge cover stories on the upcoming movie which reveal a lot about the upcoming showdown between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel.<p>While both articles are worth a read for fans, they're only available in print. If you're unable to …

The wheels on BMW's new concept car are nothing like we've ever seen

It seems unusual to put so much focus on a car's wheels, but the wheel design featured in BMW's latest concept car is unreal.<p>BMW<p>BMW unveiled its …

Concept Cars

Top 20 Android apps and games of the month

In terms of sheer numbers, Google’s Android has been bigger than Apple’s iOS for some time now – it reached 1 billion active users in mid-2014.<p>That has made Android a bigger priority than it used to be for many more app developers: in 2016, lots of prominent new apps debut simultaneously on Android …

Apps

Kanye West uses torrents, too

And Deadmau5 thinks he's a 'dick'<p>Kanye West may have singlehandedly pushed Tidal to the top of Apple's download charts last month, but when it comes to actually making music, he apparently relies on less legal services. Late Tuesday night, the rapper tweeted out a photo of a Safari browser that was …

5. Clash Of The Titans (1981)

For what proved to be his final film, legendary stop-motion animation FX master Ray Harryhausen returned to the arena of Greek mythology in what …

Stop Motion

Best American Cars: Top Picks for 2016

Buying American is a priority for many car buyers. To help them choose a great car, Consumer Reports annually compiles a list of American Top Picks, …

Volkswagen flaunts supercars at Geneva auto show | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Bugatti unveiled the world’s fastest road car at the Geneva auto show this week: the 2.4 million euro ($2.6 million) Chiron with a 1,500 horsepower engine that can hit 420 kilometres per hour.<p>Also on display is the Lamborghini Centenario, almost modest by comparison with a 770 …

Environmentalism

The world's billionaires are flocking to Miami's luxurious Porsche Design Tower, where they can use an elevator for their cars

The 60-story building on Sunny Isles Beach is the first one in the US by the famed Porsche brand, which chose this Florida real-estate playground to make its mark. More importantly, it's also the first building to contain a patented "Dezervator," essentially a drive-in car elevator.<p>Slated for …

Sorry, Tesla: The world’s fastest electric car is made in... Croatia?

Croatian carmaker Rimac Automobili apparently couldn't contain itself; it just pulled the digital veil off a car that the company claims is the …

Huawei’s first Windows 2-in-1 is stylish and incredibly thin

Huawei has just announced its first 2-in-1 Windows 10 device here at Mobile World Congress, and it's called the MateBook. It's a slick 12-inch tablet that comes with a keyboard case, has really good battery life, and a great display.<p>The MateBook is an excellent looking slab of a tablet, evoking the …

Here's everything Samsung announced at Mobile World Congress

A pair of flagship phones and a 360-degree VR camera got top billing in Barcelona.<p>The Galaxy S7 looks familiar. But maybe that's OK: Samsung's latest flagship phone borrows a lot from its predecessor, and if you picked up the Galaxy S6, there might not be enough here to sway you. But the S7 brings …

Virtual Reality

10 things the new Samsung Galaxy S7 can do that the iPhone can't

We had some hands-on time with the Galaxy S7 phones at a press event in New York City before the show, and we were impressed with their features and functions, many of which you won't find on iPhones.<p>Here's a breakdown of what the Galaxy S7 can do that the iPhone can't: