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Nordstrom tests curbside pickups for online orders

Store pickups give you the luxury of shopping online without waiting days for deliveries, but there's still one big hassle involved: you have to, y'know, <i>enter the store</i>. That won't be a problem if Nordstrom's latest experiment pans out. Several of the retail chain's locations (including its Seattle …

Find your pals in a crowd with this flashing phone app

We've likely all been there: you're at a concert or some other crowded public space and maybe it's too loud to talk on the phone or you don't have cell reception to send a text. How're your friends supposed to find you? Well, if you use LookFor, all they'd have to, erm, look for, would be your …

3D-printed Left Shark lands artist in hot water with Katy Perry's lawyers

Katy Perry may be hard at work on her video game, but her lawyers are busy being the fun police. After the Left Shark made a lasting impression during the singer's Super Bowl XLIX halftime show last weekend, artist Fernado Sosa uploaded his 3D-printable character for folks to order at Shapeways. …

CES 2015: Soon GM Cars Will Predict When Engine Parts Might Fail

Rest in peace, check engine light<p>Last year at the Consumer Electronics Show, General Motors announced its plans to add 4G LTE connectivity to most of its vehicles by 2015. It was tough to picture exactly how The Internet of Things might revolutionize motoring then, but 2015 has arrived and it’s all …

General Motors

Toyobaru Invasion: Top 7 FR-S, BRZ Coupes of 2013 SEMA Show

We Pick Our Favorite Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S Models of the Show<p>The Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S twins had a strong showing at the 2012 SEMA Show, and judging by the number of modified Toyobarus at the aftermarket show this year, the enthusiasm for the rear-drive coupe hasn’t died down. Below are our …

Sports Cars

Tesla Offers Souped-Up Model S To Compete In High-Speed Germany

Electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors is offering a special tune-up so that its Model S cars can compete against the local Porsches, BMW,s Mercedes and Audis on Germany’s unrestricted, high-speed autobahns.<p>Tesla has received accolades for Model S performance, quality, handling and handsome looks, …

This Is The Alleged "Secret Menu" At McDonald's

The dollar menu may be dead (RIP), but you can still allegedly order these top-secret McDonald's items.<p>"Our fans like to customize our menu in many unique ways. It's important to remember that participation varies from restaurant to restaurant as McDonald's franchisees are independent business …

Audi S3 vs BMW M135i vs Mercedes A45

PC gaming's future is no longer tied to Microsoft

First there was SteamOS, a Linux-based operating system whose open design aims to spur innovation. Then there were Steam Machines, a range of …

Steam Machines

12 Tips for Perfect Fried Chicken, Plus a Master Recipe

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Cooking

2014 Audi RS7 vs. 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe, 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S-model | Comparison Test

We’ve watched two Gulfstreams and a Learjet touch down in a span of 30 minutes, taxi along the stretch of pavement we’re using as our provisional test track, and tuck into spotless hangars. Only the flight crews disembark from these planes. The nondescript southern German village of Schwäbisch …

A Crazy Size Comparison Of Sci-Fi's Greatest Ships [Infographic]

The _Star Wars _vessels are puny compared to the ship from _Independence Day. _<p>Being a small child, I often think to myself: <i>What if the _Star Wars _spaceships got into a fight with the ships from _Star Troopers</i>? _Thanks to this infographic from DeviantART user Dirk Loechel, I finally have an …

Picking the Best Hurts So Good - The Lohdown

To the outsider, I bet our annual Best Driver’s Car cover story seems like a massive pain in the ass. Like any major undertaking, we start planning early, first by locking down venues 6-8 months in advance. Then comes the courtship, where we cajole top-tier automakers to give up their latest and …

Sports Cars

2014 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta vs 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 vs 2013 Porsche 911 C4S! Head 2 Head Ep 42

The Sound of the Ferrari 458 Speciale!

BMW M3 and M4 will rock 430 hp from twin-turbo six with standard manual [w/video]

We're not sure which spec we're most intrigued by for the new BMW M3 and M4: the twin-turbo six-cylinder with 430 horsepower and "far beyond" 369 pound-feet of torque, the 3,300-pound curb weight or the standard six-speed manual transmission with automatic throttle blipping on downshifts. That …

Corvette Seats Dissected: C6 vs. C7 - CAR and DRIVER

Autocar pits Formula Ford against Germany's finest

Ford has quite the racing pedigree, but usually, its racers are relegated to the track. Not the new Formula Ford EcoBoost, though. It's a turbocharged, open-wheeled racer complete with a 200-horsepower, 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine... and it's legal on the roads of the UK.<p>That's stressed in …

How to Build an F1 Car: Carbon Fiber in Formula 1

Even if the maddeningly consistent, podium-topping skills of current points leader Sebastian Vettel bore you to tears, Formula 1 still earns the distinction of being the most hyperbolic motorized sport on the planet thanks to its bombastic combination of stratospheric budgets and sky's-the-limit …

2014 BMW M5 / M6 Gran Coupe with Competition Package

More M—for more money.<p>Call our response to the latest BMW M6 Gran Coupe and M5 sedan lukewarm. Our tests prove they’re plenty fast, but they lack the visceral communication and engaging soul that made the E39 M5 legendary. We ranked the M5 third in a comparison test against its Audi and Mercedes …

The One With The Nissan GT-R! - World's Fastest Car Show Ep. 3.18

Asian Soups That Go Way Beyond Ramen

Ramen has taken over America, and we're totally cool with that. Ramen, after midnight or at reasonable dinner hour, is hands-down one of the most comforting, savory and filling bowls of soup around. (Let's also never forget Justin Timberlake's ramen noodle hair.) A classic Japanese dish, ramen has …

Here's What Happens In A Single Second On The Internet [Infographic]

Four million people laugh at the same cat in unison, probably.<p>The Internet is so mind-bogglingly huge that it's tough to grasp exactly how gigantic it is. The site Every Second on the Internet breaks it down, counting out the Tweets, Facebook statuses, and emails (oh lord, you guys, so many …

2014 Infiniti Q50S First Test

The Q Continuum: The Past, Present And Future of Infiniti<p>Mechanically, the Q50 is very similar to the G37 Sedan it replaces. It’s built with a bit more high-strength steel and the rear suspension has been redesigned, but the drivetrain and unibody are largely the same. The biggest difference …

2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed! The Incomparable British Luxury Coupe? - Ignition Ep. 75

BMW M5 vs Mercedes E63 vs Maserati Quattroporte