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Flooded landscape: the Somerset Levels, in pictures

Photographers Jon Rowley and David Hedges capture beleaguered Somerset villages reflected in the still flood waters

Sochi 2014: 10 high contrast shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

The Winter Olympics are immensely colourful, but sometimes you don’t need much colour to make a beautiful picture. Here are 10 examples of images which excel on account of the simple contrast between light and dark

Here It Is: 2015 Subaru WRX STI

Do you really need those last three letters?<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> March-April 2014<p><b>Base Price:</b> $35,290<p><b>Competitors:</b> BMW M235i, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Nissan 370Z, Subaru WRX, Volkswagen Golf R<p><b>Powertrains:</b> turbocharged 2.5-liter H-4, 305 hp, 290 lb-ft; 6-speed manual;</b> …

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The Cummins 2.8 in the Frontier is something old, something new, and all rad

The specially developed 2.8-liter diesel is "ready to go for production."<p>Now that Nissan got our attention with its Cummins-powered Frontier Diesel Runner, we tracked down some of the guys at Cummins for a little more information about this torquey, fuel-efficient powertrain. The 2014 Chicago Auto …

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2015 Subaru WRX STI First Drive

Is the 2015 Subaru WRX STI worth the $8k premium over the WRX? And does it remain one of the most capable performance cars on the market, short of …

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

Stunning Skyscraper Images of a Frozen Toronto

If you've recently checked out our Facebook page, you'll recognize the shot above. (It's presently our cover photo.) Photographer Ronnie Yip took the spectacular cityscape image of Toronto simply stating, “Everything was frozen.”<p>Like Tom Ryaboi, Yip is one of those daredevil photographers who isn't …

2015 Lexus RC F First Look

The Kabuki M4<p>One glance at this new Lexus’ slinky profile, fat tires, and bulging rear haunches suggests it’s a pretty loving homage to BMW’s M4 coupe. Move around front, however, and the similarity ends with a visage that is the polar opposite of a jovial Bavarian. Chief engineer Yukihiko Yaguchi …

History, Technology of Brembo Brakes Explored on New Downshift

On this episode of <i>The Downshift</i>, we take you behind the scenes of one of the world’s leading brake manufacturers, Brembo. From high-performance OEM units to all-out racing systems, the Italian company has provided some serious stopping power over the years.<p>Brembo’s performance market director Mauro …

Watch the 2015 WRX in action

More power, better handling, and that famous Subaru sound.<p>When Subaru decided to make a video promoting the 2015 WRX, the company went to the Impreza's natural home: A dirt road. After all, it's much easier to showcase all the trick handling features when you're sliding sideways in a road-going …

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Jaguar Mocks Mercedes Chicken Ad, Cats in Boxes

Jaguar has released two new ads including one that pokes fun at the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Magic Body Control ad featuring head-bobbing chickens, and another with popular internet videos starring cats playing in boxes.<p><b>“Jaguar vs. Chicken”</b><br>In the first video, a Jaguar engineer mimics the Mercedes ad …

8 things I learned driving the new Subaru WRX

This new WRX is so sharp-handling, it could be an STI.<p>Impreza who? It's more STI than WRX<p>The old WRX was a disappointment. There, we said it. It looked bland, and worse, it was much closer to a turbocharged Impreza than a hard-edged descendantof Subaru's rally heritage. The STI was the one you …

Eye Mirror Lens Add-On Adds a 360-Degree View to the Camera You Already Have

Throwable camera balls and their ilk might be all shiny and cool, but what if you want to grab high-quality 360-degree images with the camera you …

Subaru Runs Laps Around The Rest Of The Auto Industry

Subaru continues to be in a class by itself in terms of higher sales, having already set an all-time U.S. sales record as of October.<p>Sales for November and December will merely pad the record and make it even bigger. Subaru of America Inc., based in Cherry Hill, N.J., was expected to report …

Paul Walker, 'Fast and Furious' actor, dies in Porsche Carrera GT

Police are looking at speed as a factor in the crash that killed two<p>Paul Walker, the 40-year-old actor who was one of the faces of the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise, died Saturday in a single-car crash in Santa Clarita, California, and police on Sunday were looking at speed as a factor in the …

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Confirmed: Volvo's V60 Polestar will be sold in the US

Suitable for both ice racing and bringing home Ikea stuff.<p>Ever get sick of hearing how many awesome European cars we don't get here in the States? You know, all those nifty turbocharged wagons and hot hatches? Well, we've just spoken with the Swedes, and we're happy to confirm that the 350 hp Volvo …

Latest Asus Hybrid Blends Power, Stamina for Bargain Price

For this week’s review, I test-drove a convertible. Not the kind where I can put the top down and feel the wind blowing through my hair as I drive …

10 Tips to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Richard Diamond's advice will help you to steer clear of encounters with the highway patrol, and to fight that speeding ticket when you get one.<p><b>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says</b> Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at</i> …

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The Carchive: Subaru (Leone) 4WD Turbo

Albert Einstein defined insanity as “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. With that in mind, welcome back to …

Hudway turns your iOS device into a heads-up display

Smartphones can enhance driving by acting as GPS systems, but Hudway takes the concept to the next level with its app, which turns any device running iOS (and in February 2014, Android) into a heads-up display that can be viewed on your windshield in low-visibility and low-light situations.<p>All that …

Breathtaking Multicolored Infrared Landscapes

Thanks to the color-altering technology known as infrared, we've seen the war-torn Congo as a vibrant pink escape and the city of Kiev transformed into an icy winter wonderland. There's something about infrared photography that is endlessly captivating and France-based photographer David …

M-fographic breaks down the history of BMW performance machinery

Few characters carry the kind of clout among performance enthusiasts as the letter M. For 35 years now, that one letter has adorned over 300,000 BMWs, each tuned to deliver a higher degree of performance than the stock models on which they're based.<p>The M division has worked up nearly 100 different …

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

Meet Raspberry Pi NoIR, an infrared camera board for low light photography

If Raspberry Pi owners wanted to use the device's camera board for nighttime photography, they had to engage in some extremely delicate tinkering, as the unit's IR filter was firmly attached. Until now. The folks at Raspberry Pi took to their blog today to announce the debut of Pi NoIR, an infrared …

10 Great Analog Sports Cars

To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel efficient, automakers have been replacing the weighty components in our sports cars with electronics. Despite their talents, electronics create a distance between man, machine, and roadtoday's best s<p>To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel …

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This Valve demo shows the Steam Controller in action

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Valve<p>In creating the Steam Controller, gaming development company Valve has its work cut out: The hardware needed to …

Quick and Informative Intro to SLR Lenses for Beginners

The world of camera lenses can be a bit daunting when you first start out, and so a videographer and photographer have joined forces to put together …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …