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100 Car Maintenance Tasks You Can Do on Your Own

Car maintenance seems daunting at first, but start small and work up the car repair ladder. Here are 100 car repair tasks and maintenance you can do …

Automotive Industry

How to Build a Great Home Entertainment System

Step up your sound.<p>Taking the first steps beyond a basic TV or stereo setup can be intimidating. The options are nearly endless and the costs can quickly add up. But whether you put in an elaborate home theater or a more modest living room setup, a well-designed home entertainment system can bring …

Here are the home improvements with the best payoff

They're not what you might expect<p>We love stunning renovations and exquisite remodels as much as anyone, but even Chip and Joanna would know that money put into a reno isn’t a 1:1 investment in your home’s future price tag. Every year, researchers with Remodeling magazine study the most popular home …

Home Improvement

2018 Audi SQ5

This is the higher performance version of Audi’s compact Q5 crossover, and it should pack a punch with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine generating 354 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. An available "S sport" package promises truly tenacious handling with a lower ride height, rear-axle …

How to use your light sockets for your home security system

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, we spoke with Sengled’s senior product marketing manager Daniel Cheng on their use of light sockets to power anything from a speaker system to a security system.<p>(1/1) ReadWrite interviewed Sengled’s (@SengledUSA) Daniel Cheng on how the …

The most important car companies of 2017

The Verge staff pick the ones to watch<p>In the first two weeks of 2017 <i>The Verge</i> has seen 145 displays of automotive-related technology at CES and over 750 show cars up close at the North American International Auto Show. As the dust settles on the two most important auto industry trade shows, we see …

What's hot in home improvement trends this year

What's on-trend in home improvement this year?<p>Home technology was a leading must-have among homeowners last year and will continue to be in 2017. Same with outdoor living spaces, pops of color, old looks making new comebacks, and a continued drive toward customization.<p>Millennials entering the …

13 Smart Door Locks for Keeping Those Burglars Away

US burglary rates are increasing day by day. But recent statistics say that a home with smart gadgets is less prone to be attacked than a home …

Home Makeover Checklist: 7 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your House This Winter

It's time to channel your inner handyman.<p>Winter is here, which means you’re likely to be spending a lot more time indoors. The first few months of …

'Grand Theft Auto' is now a legit tool to train self-driving cars

Until recently, if you wanted to learn to develop complex artificial intelligence for a self-driving car, you had to work for a company like Google or Tesla, or skate by on theoretical knowledge from courses and textbooks.<p>OpenAI filled some of the void last year. Launching with over 1,000 flash …

Artificial Intelligence

Gorgeous Dining Room Designs Brimming an Attractive Decor Which Make It Looks Outstanding

Roohome.com – Would you want to try applying <b>gorgeous</b> <b>dining room designs</b> for your home? Ok, now we will give you some inspiration to arrange this room …

Interior Design

Blindsided by SUV boom, Hyundai Motor trims costs, perks

Headed for a fourth straight annual profit decline, Hyundai Motor <005380.KS> is trimming its cost fat; scaling back on business class flights and annual family home trips for overseas employees, executives told Reuters.<p>The South Korean automaker has been hit by its exposure to weak emerging …

Home Improvements You Can Refresh Your Space With

No matter how much time and effort you put into the design and décor of your home, there will always be room for improvement. Each space and each …

Dezeen's 10 biggest architecture trends of 2016

Next up in our review of the year, architecture editor Jessica Mairs selects the 10 architecture trends that defined 2016, from the resurgence of …

Carbon Fiber

15 Home Design Trends That Rocked 2016

2016 has been a rollercoaster of a year, to say the least. Yet like any other, it brought new home trends that we saw go from the homes of prominent …

Top 20 Outdoor Kitchen Designs and Costs

If you like cooking at home, then you surely know how hot, steamy, and smoky that kitchen can get! But what about cooking at an outdoor kitchen?<p>Yes, …

The psychology behind buying a car

You’ve up-ended three weekends, trudged from car yard to car yard weeding the great from the not-so-great but finally signed on the dotted line for a …

Alfa Romeo, Audi, Genesis, Jeep, and Kia Debut New CarPlay Vehicles at LA Auto Show

A number of new CarPlay-enabled vehicles are making their North American debuts ahead of the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show this week, including models from Audi, Kia, and Hyundai's luxury brand Genesis.<p>Audi introduced a trio of CarPlay vehicles, including the all-new 2018 A5 and S5 cars and Q5 SUV. …

Alfa Romeo

The Jeep Wrangler Pickup Will Debut in Mid-2018, Trackhawk in 2017

Jeep's most anticipated products are on target.<p>There are a couple of Jeeps coming out that we're more than just a little excited for. The first is the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, which is an even higher performance, Hellcat-powered version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The second is the long …

Surge of data from cars could be big moneymaker. Do automakers have mettle to harness it?

When cars exit the tunnel of the next 15 years, they'll be like giant smartphones.<p>Their sensors will capture sight, sound and motion and transmit the information to the Internet quickly and affordably. The $100-billion app economy built on data from smartphones would look small compared with the …

13 handy car gadgets that cost less than $100

Fortunately, there are a number of gadgets on the market today that can help you be better prepared for whatever the road throws at you.<p>Here are 13 car gadgets that will not only improve your overall driving experience, but will also help you be ready for the unexpected.

Ten Cars We Loved at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show

Lots of cars debuted at this year's LA Auto Show, but these ten made the biggest impressions on us.<p>We just got back from a whirlwind week covering the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Lots of cars made their debuts in and around the LA Convention Center, but these made the biggest impression on us.

VW offers $1,000 loyalty bonus to all owners of 2001-later Volkswagens

Individual dealers and several competitor automakers have already tried to cash in on the Volkswagen diesel settlement, but VW itself hasn't offered …

Volkswagen to use tweaked modular platform for two generations: VW brand chief

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) expects to be able to use its tweaked MQB modular platform for the next two generations of cars, creating substantial cost savings, VW brand chief Herbert Diess said.<p>A Volkswagen (VW) logo covered with mud and dust is seen on the wheel of a car in …

This Volkswagen Golf GTI Is the Coolest Lego Car Yet

It's just an idea right now, but with enough support, this sweet Lego Mk1 GTI could see production.<p>In case you missed it, Lego cars are all the rage right now. Creators have been building up all sorts of vehicles with the tiny little plastic blocks, everything from a Lancia Stratos to a Porsche 911 …

Should you buy a new or used car?

Expecting her first child, Julie Vandersluis wanted to replace her 13-year-old sedan with something bigger and more reliable. She was debating …

How to Buy a Used Car Without Getting Ripped Off

Come out a winner in the used car game.<p>Everyone knows you can save a ton of money buying a used vehicle instead of a new one. But how are you …