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Even your cat can’t destroy this chew-proof Lightning cable [Reviews]

The charging cable Apple includes with each iOS device may not seem all that interesting, but to a kitten with razor-sharp teeth named Baxter, the rubber-coated cord was an exciting chew toy. Baxter gnawed through four iPhone 5 lightning cables and left Travis Beck no choice.<p>Beck formed Paracable, …

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What It Was Like To Take Delivery Of A McLaren F1

Even today the McLaren F1 is one of the most stunning cars on Earth, jaw-dropping in the way it binds its huge top speed and price tag in such a …

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How To Get The Best Deal On A New Car Without Being Taken For A Ride

While the Internet has certainly made the task of buying a new car or truck easier, the process is still pockmarked with pitfalls that can trip up even the savviest shoppers. As we’re smack in the middle of the summer car-buying season, it’s a good time to review our time-tested 10-step program for …

12 Great American Turbos

So you think turbocharged engines are synonymous with imports? Think again. Here are a dozen American-made forced-air specials that waved the stars and stripes with pride.<p>So you think turbocharged engines are synonymous with imports? Think again. Here are a dozen American-made forced-air specials …

Car Buyers Flunking Their Test Drives, Stats Show -- Here's How To Do It Right

With this year’s auto show schedule winding down after a wildly successful year that saw hundreds of thousands of attendees pass through the turnstiles of myriad exhibition halls to “kick the tires” on the latest models, it seems a cursory examination is all a growing number new-car buyers need to …

In-Depth with the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

The Name Game: With looks inspired by the new Corvette race car and a power target inspired by the old ZR1, this thing really ought to be called something else.<p>What car are we describing? It’s a wedge-shaped, two-seat Chevrolet with a rear transaxle, a front-mounted pushrod 6.2-liter V-8 with an …

12 greatest cars routinely omitted from 'Greatest Cars' lists

To the dismay of Sam Smith, the 1976 Renault Le Car has been passed over yet again.<p>Skim any 'Greatest Cars' list, and you'll probably find the same circumspect, run-of-the-mill selections—why, yes, the Ford Model T <i>was</i> veryrevolutionary; indeed, the Ferrari F40 <i>was</i> very turbocharged. Not exactly …

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How iOS 7 Helped Me Kick My Jailbreaking Addiction

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2014 Cadillac ELR

Cadillac is betting that the stunning shape of its ELR coupe makes it worth twice the price of the Chevrolet Volt on which it's based. Is Caddy onto something, or just smoking something?<p>TESTED<p>The Cadillac ELR is a future pod, a show car made real. And it better look like a million bucks, because …

This is GM’s incredible secret stash of cars

Silverado named Four Wheeler Magazine Pickup of the Year

The pickup truck world is all about bragging rights, and while Ram and Ford have been getting plenty of attention these days, the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado has lots to brag about as well. In addition to having a 33-percent chance of being named the North American Truck/Utility of the Year, the …

Drive Notes: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

Great torque, lots of noise.<p><b>David Gluckman, Associate Editor</b><p>I wanted so badly for American-car-buying Americans to be reintroduced to diesel passenger cars with a really competent, little economical American car. The Cruze falls just short. It's economical, all right—I averaged 36 mpg in mixed …

How to Install Bluetooth Audio in Your Car

New cars now typically come with Bluetooth audio capability, but if your older wheels don't have it, don't fret. You can install it yourself and start streaming music sooner than you might think.<p><b>Bluetooth audio is common in new cars, but</b> if your ride is a few years old you might not be able to …

The 1963 Pontiac Tempest LeMans 326

Welcome to another edition of the Hooniverse Obscure Muscle Car Garage, where we discover cars that were never really thought of as Muscle Cars, and …

A Holiday Photo Book That Puts Families In An 'Awkward' Position

In 2009, Mike Bender was horrified to find that his mother had hung a particularly embarrassing family photo.<p>"It was a vacation photo. It was my dad's 50th birthday. I was 13," he says. "My dad had my brother and I do a Rockette's kick with our skis. We were on top of a mountain, right by the lift, …

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 vs. 2014 Porsche 911 Carrera S | Comparison Test

TESTED<p>Real longevity is rare in the automotive industry. Only a handful of models have made it to the half-century mark, but the milestone the Porsche 911 celebrates this year is one the Corvette passed a decade ago. Both have survived rampant model proliferation that has crowded their markets, …

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Open Up And Say 'Aahhh!'<p>The last time your humble narrator found himself driving a Corvette, someone saluted. It happened last fall in a 2013 427 Collector Edition Convertible, white with silver stripes, and the unexpected gesture of respect came courtesy of one of America's finest servicemen in …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

Ford settles class action suit over defective Navistar diesel engines

The 2003 Ford F-Series Super Duty (shown above) introduced the 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel supplied by Navistar, and while that is an engine Ford would love to forget, it's now one step closer to putting that particular problem behind it. <i>Automotive News</i> is reporting that Ford has settled a …

Steve Wozniak Has A Problem With The New iPad Air

The new iPad Air may be thinner, lighter and faster, but for Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, that doesn’t mean it’s better for him.<p>"Not every Apple product makes a big enough difference to me to get instantly, although many do," Wozniak explained in an email to The Huffington Post. "For example, I …

Microsoft fires back at Apple: iWork is ‘watered down,’ and the iPad isn’t a ‘work’ machine

Apple’s full-frontal assault on Microsoft yesterday didn’t go unnoticed by the folks in Redmond.<p>During its iPad event yesterday, Apple went out of its way to not only attack devices like the Surface but also go after the company’s approach to operating system upgrades and productivity …

When tech saves design

Keeping the hood line low<p>The 2014 Cadillac CTS has great street presence and is relentlessly engaging to drive. Part of its good looks come from its low hood, which designers of were able to retain because new pedestrian-impact sensors can raise it upward at the windshield in milliseconds. That and …

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Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They’re Winning the Fiscal War

If there’s one thing just about every­one can agree on, it’s that the Re­pub­lic­ans lost this fight — and badly. They sur­rendered on every point, …

Weekend Edition – 1988 Chevrolet Camaro Sport Coupe

Breaking news! I ran the registration plate info about this third-generation <b>Chevrolet Camaro</b>, and the data came back telling me it’s the full 5.0 and …

Test Drive ANNLimited – 2006 BMW Z4 M Coupe

A little background first. Red is my favorite color. Green is my second favorite color and blue is my third favorite color. I don’t know if other …

The Lear Jet Turns 50 — But It Almost Didn't Make It Off the Ground

Fifty years ago today, Bill Lear stood on a runway and watched his life savings lift off from an airport in Wichita, Kansas. He was 61, and had …

Rare in the USA: 1975 Porsche Carrera 2.7

This 1975 Carrera 2.7 (chassis 9115600200) is a Euro import model meaning it runs the genuine MFI 2.7 used in the earlier, legendary RS rather than …

The Apple team behind the original iPhone recalls its stressful, terrifying development

One day before the anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, <i>The New York Times Magazine</i> has published a captivating recollection of the terrifyingly stressful two-year development of the first iPhone. The piece is an excerpt from journalist Fred Vogelstein's upcoming book, <i>Dogfight: How Apple and Google</i> …

Spy shots of the angrier 2015 Volkswagen Beetle R

Pissed off, and looking to bite back.<p>Volkswagen's second stab at the new Beetle has already shut up some critics, who can't look past a flower vase and see the car itself. They butched up the bug, and now there's a Beetle R to contend with. If there was ever a car that challenged you to overcome …