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Fifth death linked to Hondas with Takata airbags

A new death has been linked to Hondas with defective Takata airbags, and Takata says it's under investigation by a U.S. grandy jury..<p>Honda said Thursday it is expanding its Takata-related recalls after a driver in Malaysia died in an air bag-linked accident in July.<p>The latest Honda/Takata fatality …

The MegaBots ‘Mad Scientists’ Want To Finally Make Robot Fighting A Reality

Are you the type of person who watched the Hugh Jackman comedy <i>Real Steel</i> and thought, “This is pretty great, this robot fighting… someone should do this for real”? If you answered yes and have a few hundred thousand dollars to spare, then today might be your lucky day. A team of “more than 20 …

Andy Serkis Improvising A Conversation Between Gollum And Caesar Is Precious

This is the one crossover to rule them all.<p>Actor Andy Serkis is the master of motion capture acting, bringing characters to life like no one else can. When Serkis stopped by "Conan" to promote his new movie, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," host Conan O'Brien asked him what would happen if two of …

Formula One: Ferrari plays catch up

The 2014 Formula One season may have only just got going, but Ferrari is already playing catch up.<p>That's the view of technical director James Allison, who admits the legendary Italian marque is some way behind early pacesetters Mercedes, labeling Ferrari's performance in Sunday's opening race as …

Skrillex launches full-length album within mobile game Alien Ride

Dubstep performer Skrillex's latest album <i>Recess</i> can be unlocked via the mobile game <i>Alien Ride</i>, The Verge reports.<p>While the game's Google Play and iTunes App Store description makes no mention of the musician, the <i>Asteroids</i>-style title, which was developed by Motim Technologies, lets players unlock …

The First Dodge Vipers Ever Built Are Being Crushed [w/ Video]

Brace yourselves, this is going to be unpleasant. You may recollect a certain video of a pristine Dodge Viper getting the business end of a track hoe claw. As it turns out, that car wasn’t the first otherwise functional Viper to get a date with the shredder, and it won’t be the last. Chrysler is in …

5 Wildest Debuts and Show Cars at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show

Outside of themed aftermarket car shows like Las Vegas’ SEMA extravaganza or local events, we’re not accustomed to seeing wild tuner cars and otherwise bizarre creations featured among established makes. But unlike, say the Detroit auto show, where even relatively well-known tuners like Shelby are …

How to Handle a Miscarriage | The Art of Manliness

<b>Expect a rollercoaster</b> ride.<p>That’s all I can say. Climb into the car near the front of the rows, buckle your seatbelt, then grip the chrome handle in …

2015 McLaren 650S Photos, Details Leaked

McLaren Automotive’s lineup is about to explode. The introduction of the 12C four and a half years ago marked the marque’s return to carmaking, while the reveal of the P1 a year ago signified the beginning of the brand’s plan to introduce a new model each year for the foreseeable future. The …

This iPhone-Sized Device Can Hack A Car, Researchers Plan To Demonstrate

Auto makers have long downplayed the threat of hacker attacks on their cars and trucks, arguing that their vehicles’ increasingly-networked systems are protected from rogue wireless intrusion. Now two researchers plan to show that a few minutes alone with a car and a tiny, cheap device can give …

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GM to Restore 8 Cars Swallowed by Sinkhole at the Corvette Museum

GM has decided to take full responsibility for the eight cars that were swallowed in a sink hole that developed under the Corvette Museum in Bowling …

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Retain the Bargain: Subaru Prices 2015 WRX from $27,090; STI from $35,290

Enthusiasts, you may now breathe a sigh of relief: Subaru’s performance bargains, the WRX and STI, will remain deals. The automaker has released pricing for the new-for-2015 WRX and WRX STI, and both sedans won’t cost much—if anything—more than the cars they replace, despite having inherited a …

The ten best jumps from 2014 Rally Sweden

Catching air. Lots of it.<p>You know a video depicting airborne cars is good when you feel imagined weightlessness while sitting in a chair. If you've eaten in the past fifteen minutes, you might want to wait another fifteen before taking this video in.<p>It was shot at Rally Sweden, the second round in …

Photographer Takes You Behind the Scenes of Playboy Fashion Shoots (NSFW)

In his first ever published book <i>Behind The Scenes,</i> photographer Patrick Van Dam creates thoughtful juxtapositions out of snapshots taken behind the …

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South Park: The Stick of Truth Steam pre-orders come with Ultimate Fellowship pack

Pre-orders of <i>South Park: The Stick of Truth</i> from Steam will come with the Ultimate Fellowship content pack, which includes costumes that give the characters different abilities.<p>The Ultimate Fellowship content pack features four costumes: Necromancer Sorcerer Costume (bonus fire damage), Ranger Elf …

Suck It, Polar Vortex: 9 Vehicles for Surviving a Snowpocalypse ¬– Feature

Thanks to the polar vortex—or more accurately, <i>vortices</i>—this winter is the harshest that many parts of the country have seen in decades. As icy doom continues to close schools and turn roadways into skating rinks, it’s only natural that talk in the <i>C/D</i> office turned to the ultimate vehicles to get us …

Cars and Coffee Photosplosion: Nissan's Sweet IDx Concepts Rub Elbows with Supercars, Vintage Metal, and More

It’s Saturday, and the parking lot of Mazda’s Irvine, California, headquarters is filled with everything from McLarens to vintage pickup trucks to a phalanx of Porsches: It’s Cars and Coffee. This week, Nissan trailered in its sweet IDx concept cars, and we’re hearing some Saturday in the …

LeMons Alabama Day One: Mercedes-Benz 190E Leads, Cordoba Beating Fury

For the first visit of the 24 Hours of LeMons to Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama (and the 2014 season-opener race), we had a good mix of fast veteran teams and excellent new cars. Saturday’s race session gave us much lead-changing and many dramatic rise-and-fall adventures among the top …

Back to the Future musical announced

<b>A stage musical of hit 1980s time travel film Back to the Future is set to debut in London's West End in 2015.</b><p>Robert Zemeckis, who co-wrote and directed the 1985 Michael J Fox film, will reunite with co-writer Bob Gale to pen the book for the stage adaptation.<p>The film saw Marty McFly (Fox) travel …

Bitcloud wants to replace the internet

"We want to replace YouTube, Dropbox, Facebook, Spotify, ISPs, and more with decentralised apps based on proof of bandwidth."<p>This was the bold …

The USA's best regional desserts

Apple pie gets a lot of glory for being the embodiment of American desserts – ‘As American as apple pie’ as the saying goes, flatly ignoring the fact that apple pie isn’t an American invention. That said, American apple pie truly shines when prepared with regional flare — such as being made with …

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17 Signs You're Actually Addicted To The Ocean

The ocean -- or any brilliant, large body of water -- is a powerful and beautiful thing. It gives you special moments that nothing else in the world can, from haunting yet serene silence to electrifying energy.<p>Some may argue that this fascination borderlines addiction. It is, after all, the only …

Travel Reveals 10 Ways America Is Different From the Rest of the World

Americans eat pizza the way it was intended, by picking up a slice with their hands. In other countries they daintily eat pizza the wrong way, (I grew up in New York so yes, I can be harshly judgmental about this,) with a knife and fork.<p>After traveling around the world for two years we've noticed …

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The 2014 North American International Auto Show

The 2014 North American International Auto Show press preview is under way. MotorWeek Host John Davis is there delivering updates on what's happening …

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