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The $400,000 Rolls-Royce Wraith towers above all other cars

With the two-door Wraith, you have a Rolls-Royce that's designed to be driven — and driven at high speed. Don't be mistaken — the Wraith isn't a spritely Lotus-esque English sports car. If you're expecting a bigger Elise with a leather-lined cockpit, you will be disappointed. On the other hand, …

Do Porsche's New Turbo Engines Sound as Good as Their Predecessors?

They're not down on power, but can they match the noise?<p>Porsche's switch from naturally aspirated to turbocharged engines in the Boxster, Cayman and 911 is a necessary move, but does it come at the detriment of sound? Enthusiasts love the raspy yell of Porsche's 3.4 and 3.8-liter flat-sixes and …

Jerry Seinfeld to cash in £20 MILLION by selling off "crazy" Porsche collection

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is expected to make a staggering £20 MILLION by selling his prized collection of Porsches.<p>His stunning fleet of sports cars …

5 Oscar-nominated destinations to make your next trip worthy of an award

Over the span of two hours, a good movie can transport viewers not only to a different state of mind, but a completely different part of the …

Wall Street

New trucks, concepts drive car shoppers to 2016 Chicago Auto Show opening

By early afternoon of the opening of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, tired crowds saddled with Ford and Hyundai tote bags thronged up the escalators and out parking lot doors. Thousands more filled their spots.<p>It appeared to be a shopping-driven turnout that reflected the record-breaking sales year the …

Sony's latest experiment is a $250 E Ink universal remote

Sony has started taking regular orders in Japan for the Huis Remote Controller, the latest product to make it to market through the company's First Flight crowdfunding platform. The Huis (pronounced "house") remote is a universal control with an e-paper touchscreen that lets you customize the array …

The Health Sector Needs Tech Giants

Carla Smith Contributor<p>Carla Smith is the executive vice president of HIMSS, a cause-based, not-for-profit focused on better health through IT.<p>Big companies around the world have made – with varying degrees of success – plays at breaking into the health sector. Google and Apple are prime examples. …

MetaSensor's Sensor-1 is like a Bluetooth keyfinder made for spies

Losing stuff sucks. Having something stolen is even worse. But technology can help us, and that’s precisely what MetaSensor is trying to do with its first product, the fittingly named Sensor-1.<p>It’s something like a Bluetooth keyfinder – think Tile… on steroids. There’s some fancy technology behind …

Maison Souquet - UPDATED 2018 Prices & Hotel Reviews (Paris, France)

Plan Your Honeymoon in Hawaii

01 of 06<p>Honeymoon in Hawaii<p>There are so many reasons why Hawaii turns up as No. 1 on the list of top destinations for honeymooners year after year. …

Kohala Suites by Hilton Grand Vacations - UPDATED 2018 Prices & Resort Reviews (Waikoloa, HI)

Actor Darren Lim and family cut short year-long sailing trip

Celebrity couple Darren Lim and Evelyn Tan were the envy of Singaporeans when they recently announced their plan to embark on a year-long sailing …

Sailing

Here's a Good Look at How All-Electric Race Cars Work

Formula E is the most exciting race series that you’ve barely heard of. It’s much like Formula One, but driven in all-electric vehicles on street …

Formula E

Italy Travel Guide | The Planet D Adventure Travel Blog

Travel Styles:<p>Known as the birthplace of Western culture, Italy is a stunning country affectionately refereed to as the <i>Bel Paese (the beautiful</i> …

Yunnan: 9 things to do in China's wild, diverse province | CNN Travel

Mattel will launch a redesigned VR View-Master this fall

The View-Master Viewer DLX should be an even better take on Google's Cardboard design.<p>Mattel refreshed the View-Master for virtual reality last year with a version based on Google Cardboard, and this weekend it showed off an updated design at the New York Toy Fair. The View-Master Viewer DLX has …

Virtual Reality

Virtual therapy 'helps with depression', researchers say

<b>A new therapy which involves a patient embodying themselves in a virtual reality avatar of a crying child could help with depression, research has suggested.</b><p>Patients wear a headset that projects a life-sized image, firstly of an adult and then of a child.<p>The new research tested the technology for …

Tesla Quietly Raises Prices, Removes Transferability From Service Options

This could hurt Model S resale values.<p>In a quiet update to its policies, Tesla has raised prices on its after-sales service options, and — more significantly — now prevents new Tesla buyers from transferring their extended warranty and prepaid service plans when reselling the car.<p>By far the biggest …

View-Master is launching an improved VR headset this fall

Mattel revived its iconic View-Master toy brand last year when it unveiled a $30 VR headset that supported Google’s Cardboard platform. It’s now set to launch an improved version this fall that it demoed at the ongoing New York Toy Fair.<p>The upcoming View-Master Viewer DLX includes enhanced optical …

Apple to replace faulty MacBook USB-C charging cables

‘Design issue’ that causes power problems for £1,000+ single-port laptop prompts replacement programme<p>Apple is recalling USB-C power cables for its new £1,000+ 12in laptop owing to a “design issue” which means they will fail to charge the computer, the company says.<p>The problem affects a limited …

Mattel's latest VR View-Master has focus controls and headphones

Nostalgia fans were delighted when Mattel re-invented the View-Master stereoscope as a virtual reality and augmented reality viewer in 2015. This …

Space tourism projects at a glance

Virgin Galactic later this month in Mojave, California, is preparing to roll out its new SpaceShipTwo, a vehicle the company hopes will one day take tourists to the edge of space. It comes roughly 15½ months since an earlier incarnation was destroyed in a test flight, killing one of the pilots. …

The Secret Lives of Sleeping Cars

Picture Stories<p>“Years ago I was struck by a simple remark that a visiting writer made while we were stuck in one of L.A.’s famous traffic jams: ‘I wonder where all these cars go to rest at night.’ I started to wonder myself.”—<i>Gerd Ludwig</i><p>Photographer Gerd Ludwig has always had a fascination with …

The Navy wants to deploy railguns on its latest destroyer

The 'Zumwalt' class ships easily produce enough power for the electromagnetic weapon.<p>The US Navy's latest toy, a railgun that can fire projectiles at seven times the speed of sound, maybe be deployed sooner than thought. The original plan was to test it on joint high-speed vessels (JHSVs) in 2016, …

Military

Things to know about the space tourism industry

X PRIZE<p>In 1995, the St. Louis-based X Prize Foundation conceived the idea of a $10 million reward for development of a privately financed, reusable spaceship capable of carrying three people to an altitude of 62 miles twice within two weeks.<p>The X Prize announcement the following year was timed to …

Need a job? Google is hiring like crazy for its driverless cars

Looking for a job? Try Google. The notoriously selective company is going on a hiring spree, and if you love autonomous cars and some serious …

Autonomous Cars