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Fetty Wap Hospitalized After Motorcycle Crash in New Jersey

"Trap Queen" rapper taken to hospital after head-on collision with another vehicle<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Fetty Wap's management has released a statement on the …

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn's drastic fall

A German newspaper reported on Tuesday morning that Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will be fired by the end of the week. The report is unconfirmed, …

Engines

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Green Living

Sony's ​Project Morpheus is now PlayStation VR

The virtual reality headset for gaming has been renamed as it prepares for launch with games such as Final Fantasy XIV.<p>Project Morpheus is now PlayStation VR. Sony's virtual reality headset has been renamed as it gets closer to going on sale.<p>Virtual reality could be the next big thing in …

Virtual Reality

North Korea warns that it has revamped and restarted all nuclear plants to make more bombs

A day after threatening long-range rocket launches, North Korea declared Tuesday that it has upgraded and restarted all of its atomic fuel plants so it can produce more — and more sophisticated — nuclear weapons.<p>Neither announcement was entirely unexpected, and outside analysts see the back-to-back …

North Korea

Kendall Jenner Rocks New York Fashion Week

Grand Central Station

Tokyo Akihabara "Must See" Top Five

Let me amend that. Top five things to see in Akihabara that do not involve a Maid Cafe. Because, come on, these costumed girls are all over Akiba handing out coupons. You don't need my help to find one.<p>Akihabara is much more mainstream than the <i>you-will-never-touch-my-virginity</i> Otaku enclave you …

Japan

How to: Turn Your Car Into a Camper

Earlier this year, I was awarded a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant to spend four months driving around the United States documenting nocturnal culture with my partner and collaborator, Kevin Weidner (who helped me write this piece), and our two dogs (check out my piece on late-night …

5 Reasons to Go to Laos

Laos often gets short shrift compared to its heavily traveled neighbors. Thailand, the undisputed tourism champ in the region, sees almost 10 times …

ZF Jointly Developing Energy-Recovery Suspension System

ZF has entered into a partnership with Massachusetts-based Levant Power to build the world’s “first fully active suspension system with energy-recovery function,” called GenShock. The news was brought to our attention earlier today when <i>Autoblog</i> first reported the story. Levant has spent the past …

Roads

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 …

Electric Vehicles

2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S

Like a Continental GT Speed, just with four fewer cylinders.<p>When Bentley introduced the Continental GT V8 more than a year ago, the rationale was that the car’s lower-output V-8 engine—which fell short of the output produced by the Conti GT’s W-12—would allow the company to reach new buyers with a …

Fiat Brings a Pair of Angry Abarths to Frankfurt

It’s amazing what you can do with an aging Fiat Panda platform, isn’t it? The Fiat Cinquecento, still fresh in the minds of Americans but which recently celebrated its fifth birthday in Europe, continues to be the muse for highly desirable derivative after highly desirable derivative. Moreover, it …

FCA Italy

Prices for the 2014 Toyota 4Runner Announced; Starts at $33,680

The 2014 Toyota 4Runner arrives this month with midcycle enhancements including a refreshed exterior, interior refinements, and a slightly higher base price. The new 4Runner starts at $33,680 for the rear-wheel-drive SR5, an increase of $1330 from 2013. Prices for the SR5 went up while prices for …

Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG Racing Series Concept

Racing Series? Black Series? What's the difference, really?<p>Mercedes-Benz’s new compact CLA-class sedan, whether it be in base CLA250 or fire-breathing CLA45 AMG guise, is a serious little four-door. Although it might at first come across as something of a handbag—a stylish runabout for the …

Customers

2014 Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S

Two turning, four burning.<p>The Bilster Berg Drive Resort is a private club track in central Germany that squiggles over hill and dale at the top of a small mountain where there once was a British Army ammo dump. It’s not a track-map sticker you really want for your car, as the circuit is shaped …

Name That Exhaust Note, Episode 197: 2014 Jeep Patriot

On Tuesday, we posted an audio recording of a mystery car’s exhaust note. To hear it again, listen to the recording embedded below. Surprisingly, we didn’t get any Jeep Patriot fans to participate in this week’s Name That Exhaust Note contest, and no one correctly guessed the sound belonged to …

Quizzes

Maserati Enlists Ermenegildo Zegna to Pen Limited-Edition Quattroporte

To spool up a little excitement for this year’s Frankfurt auto show, Maserati has called on Italian fashion house Ermenegildo Zegna to put its designer touch on the Quattroporte. Curiously referred to as a “limited-edition concept” by Maserati, the automaker says the show car is “intended for …

Maserati

Jeep Wrangler Polar Special Edition: A Winter-Themed Sahara

We expect that the Jeep stand will be one of the busiest displays at this year’s Frankfurt auto show. With the usual crowds fighting over every square foot of real estate in order to get the very best angle for iPhone photography that will later flood social-media feeds, and all of this happening …

Autos

Ford Previews Forthcoming High-End Trim with Mondeo Vignale Concept

Ford has plans to bring to market an upscale trim level for European models that it’s calling Vignale. To give us an idea of just what Vignale entails, the Dearborn-based manufacturer is bringing a pair of concepts to this year’s Frankfurt auto show: the Mondeo Vignale concept—in both sedan and …

Autos

The 2014 Honda Accord hybrid gets EPA ratings of 50 mpg city/45 mpg highway

For its first trick, Honda’s new 2014 Accord hybrid hits an estimated 50 mpg on EPA city tests, a figure that whoops every other Honda hybrid despite the Accord hybrid being larger and considerably heavier.<p>Act Two is more complex. The company’s revamped Earth Dreams hybrid powertrains—designed to …

Ford Fusion

Amazon intends to offer long-rumored smartphone for free, according to report

An Amazon-made smartphone may be made available to customers free of charge when it launches, according to a new report today. Jessica E. Lessin, a former <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter, cites anonymous sources familiar with the retailer's plans, and they say that Amazon wants to sell the smartphone …

How to get lean: 25 ways to lose fat faster

1. Do intervals and high-intensity training (HIIT)<p>You’ve heard about their benefits—and for good reason. If you’re looking for a surefire way to burn …

Fit travel: 20 epic adventures to tackle in your 20s

20. Mountain Bike Lake Tahoe’s Rim Trail<p>There’s no better rush than speeding down a single track on a mountain bike, and if you ask us, the High …