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Honda demonstrates new Vehicle-to-Pedestrian safety tech [w/video]

We're fresh from a balmy rooftop deck in downtown Detroit, where Honda held a meeting this week to discuss and demonstrate a few upcoming advanced safety features. A clear focus of the mini event was the company's new Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) technology, with a suite of Vehicle-to-Motorcycle …

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BMW Concept X5 eDrive First Look

View 20 Photos<p>The BMW i3 won't be the only electrified vehicle wearing the roundel at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, as the automaker will also show off its Concept X5 eDrive plug-in hybrid SUV. The hybrid version of the 2014 BMW X5 receives the brand's xDrive all-wheel drive system and is powered …

The News for August 30th, 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 …

Throwing Money at Electrics

Automakers are losing money on EVs, so why are they suddenly so cheap?<p>If patience were a cashier’s check instead of a virtue, it’d be worth more than a quarter-billion dollars. Conceivably, that’s how much Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf owners, who snapped up more than 50,000 of these plug-in …

Listen to the Laraki Epitome's 1,750-hp engine run

The outrageous 1,750-horsepower Laraki Epitome caught us by surprise at Pebble Beach, and we caught it from plenty of different angles in photos. While we imagine the $2,000,000 Epitome is probably waiting outside Michael Bay's estate right now trying to get a walk-on part in <i>Transformers 4</i>, we have …

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Meet the main man behind the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3

We have yet to catch our breath from our first drive of the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3, but if you're still not sold on the fact that this track-ready 911 is only offered with a PDK transmission, then you should take it up with Andreas Preuninger. Preuninger is the guy who led the team responsible for …

Maserati orders triple on strength of Quattroporte demand in China

Considering Maserati sold all of 6,300 cars globally in 2012, its goal of selling 50,000 by 2015 seemed like a bit of a stretch to say the least, but it turns the Fiat-owned automaker was on to something. <i>Reuters</i> is reporting that Maserati has already received about 17,000 orders for cars this year, …

Toyota again hints that a new Supra is under development [w/video]

Now that the NSX is on its way back, the list of sports car revivals most yearned for by US enthusiasts is probably down to the Mazda RX-7, Nissan 240SX, Lotus Elise and Toyota Supra. There's been a lot of talk about that last one over the past year especially, with rumors of an all-wheel-drive …

Toyota drops detail about 414-hp Hybrid-R concept powertrain

The Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R Concept has been teased already, offering up little glimpses and details of the Frankfurt-bound vehicle. And while those few, shadowy shots have been great, we've really wanted to know how this hatchback would deliver its promised 400-plus horsepower. Under hood sits a …

Spied! This is the 2015 Audi S3 Cabriolet. Would you like to see it offered in the U.S.? Spy shots -> http://bit.ly/16YO30E

Shocking: Men Love Sexy Electric Vehicles; If Only There Were More

Men love high-performance cars with sexy styling, according to San Diego-based research firm Strategic Vision – not exactly news, but it helps explain why men love Tesla electric vehicles.<p>It’s also good news for other luxury brands, which are rolling out their own versions of electric vehicles, …

Stop/Start Engines

Stop/start technology automatically shuts down the engine when the car stops, such as at a red light. It was once reserved for hybrids and luxury cars, but is now going mainstream. The Kia Rio, shown here, is among the cars offering this fuel-saving technology. The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, which …

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Unique Ferrari F50 w/ Modified F1 Exhaust Sound!

Apple inadvertently asking developers for iOS 7-optimized app icons

Ahead of Apple’s iOS 7 launch (presumably alongside the new iPhones in September), Apple seems to be asking developers to submit larger app icons. As part of iOS 7’s dramatic interface changes, the Home screen icons have been slightly enlarged compared to the iOS 6 icons.<p>For example, as shown in …

20 of the Best Apps Released in August 2013

As August draws to a close, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at some of the more notable apps to hit our radar over the past month.<p>From Android through iOS and onto the Web, here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best.<p>New on Android<p><b>Tunester</b><p>Tunester is a minimalist, gesture-based …

Nokia Promises Its Amber Update Will Come To All Windows Phone 8 Lumia Devices By The End Of September

Today Nokia promised owners of its Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices that its “Amber” update will reach all phones by the end of September. The Amber upgrade is a mix of feature improvements that will improve Nokia’s handsets, further setting them apart from devices built by other smartphone OEMs.<p>Amber …

Apple Restricting Vacation Time for AppleCare Employees From September 15 to 28

Apple appears to be cutting down on available vacation time for its AppleCare employees between September 15 and 28, a two week period encompassing the prospective September 20 release date for the iPhone 5S and 5C that was first leaked earlier this month. iOS 7 is also expected to be released that …

Google acquires Android smartwatch maker WIMM Labs

Google has acquired the smartwatch manufacturer WIMM Labs, seemingly as part of an effort to bolster its own plans for wearable devices. The acquisition was first reported by <i>GigaOM</i>, and has been confirmed to <i>The Verge</i> by a Google spokesperson. WIMM Labs released its first smartwatch back in 2011, …

Exclusive: Army Admits To Major Computer Security Flaw

The United States Army's Deputy of Cybersecurity Roy Lundgren has confirmed with BuzzFeed the existence of a major computer security flaw that enables unauthorized access to users without proper security clearance. They say the best fix is to make soldiers aware of proper conduct, instead of fixing …

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How Disney built a giant cloud by bolting two together

Disney is supposed to be a magic place. In its movies, people end up getting along.<p>But when Disney sought recently to build out its cloud infrastructure, it was faced with being the bad guy: Choosing one technology vendor over the other.<p>The market for cloud infrastructure is a huge one: Hundreds of …

Target Ticket, Target’s Video Download & Rental Service, Nears Launch

Target’s answer to Walmart’s Vudu, Netflix, and iTunes, is preparing to launch. Employees at the Minneapolis-headquartered retailer were told this week that Target Ticket, as the service is called, will soon be offered to consumers, allowing them to rent and purchase digital copies of movies and …

Alcatel quietly reveals One Touch Idol S, Idol Mini and Evo 8 HD tablet

Unlike babies that wail when they're born, the three new members of Alcatel's One Touch family have silently slipped into the company's website. The two handsets, the Idol S and the Idol Mini, follow the original trio revealed at CES this year, sharing similar elements despite the difference in …

ZTE steps up lobbying efforts in apparent response to intelligence committee report

Chinese phone manufacturer ZTE has dramatically increased its lobbying efforts with the US Congress following a House Intelligence Committee report that said it and Huawei posed a threat to national security in the US. As noted by <i>Bloomberg</i>, this report effectively made it impossible for companies …

Heads up, ebook buyers: Here’s how much you’re likely to get in the Apple ebook settlement

All five publishers who were accused of conspiring with Apple(s aapl) to set ebook prices at the launch of the iBookstore have settled with the …

Oregon Scientific's Meep! X2 kid's tablet gets gutted at the FCC

Since it's been nearly a year since Oregon Scientific's MEEP! kiddy tablet arrived on the scene, it makes sense that we're due for a refresh. We did see a listing for the MEEP! X2 pop up earlier this month, but the device's arrival at the FCC is the first concrete sign that the slate will arrive …