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The Big Test: 2013/2014 Luxury Sport Sedans

Audi S4 vs. BMW 335i xDrive vs. Cadillac ATS4 3.6 vs. Lexus IS 350 AWD vs. Volvo S60 T6<p>Go ahead. Rank your children in order from worst to best. I’ll wait. Not easy, is it? Yet that’s the task we’ve been given for this month’s Big Test. Small sport sedans are to automotive journalists what …

2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe Arrival

Automotive engineers and designers call it the occasional imperative<p>Automotive engineers and designers call it the occasional imperative. It’s a function or attribute that justifies a vehicle’s purchase, even though it may be rarely used. The back seats in a 911 give it a fig leaf of practicality, …

Microsoft Releases Fourth Anti-iPad Ad Highlighting Windows 8 Multitasking Capabilities

Microsoft has launched a fourth anti-iPad television advertisement, once again highlighting the iPad's inability to run multiple apps at the same time.<p>In the ad two baseball scouts using an iPad and a Windows 8 tablet vie to sign same player, with the Windows 8 user coming out on top thanks to the …

The Week in Review: A Window Seat on the Aviation World

Inside Flipboard / July 12, 2013<p>Asiana Flight 214 crashed while attempting to land at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, and while the …

2014 Mazda3 First Drive

Lone Zoomer: If you Liked the '3 Shared with Ford and Volvo, You'll Love the All-Mazda One<p>You know the old adage: If you want something done right, do it yourself. Sure, where small automakers like Mazda are concerned, that idea flies in the face of all that economies-of-scale biz-school blather, …

2013 BMW 335i xDrive First Test

Fast Runner With Slightly Clumsy Footwork<p>After glancing at the 2013 BMW 335i xDrive’s test results, it’s difficult not to think of the M3. True, the two serve completely different purposes, but the 335i’s 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds matches that of the most recent six-speed, manual-equipped M3 we …

Five video game trends from E3 2013

LOS ANGELES -- Wrapping the second day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, a few trends have started to emerge in how players will consume their video games in the future.<p>Here's a look at five trends that are standing out.<p>1. <b>Blurring lines between single, multiplayer.</b> Most video games maintain …

Despite A Strong E3 For PlayStation 4, Analysts Expect Microsoft And Sony To Have A Close Race

Sony has emerged as the early winner in the next generation console race, thanks to its open system and the ability for PlayStation 4 to play used games and allow gamers the freedom to play offline games without always-on Internet connections. The $100 price point also is an incentive for gamers to …

2014 BMW X5 First Look

Why Mess With Success?<p>BMW‘s “ultimate driving machine” tagline typically doesn’t make you think of the brand’s SUVs. But as BMW’s third best-selling vehicle in 2012 behind the 3 Series and 5 Series, the venerable X5 is a key model for the German automaker in the U.S. and other markets. With the …

2014 Audi R8 V8 Spyder vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG vs. 2013 Porsche 911 S Cabriolet

Zee gut, Zee badÄss, und Zee AMG: Three topless wonders tackle the mean streets of Utah<p>The modern German car industry is miraculous, if for no other reason than the multitude of methods employed to skin the same old cat. Take the three sporty convertibles we’ve assembled for this comparison test: …

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Long-Term Update 2

The consistency of the engine's droning noise gets me every time.<p>Our long-term 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL makes me laugh. Perhaps that’s not what Nissan was going for with its midsize sedan, but it’s true. Thanks to that continuously variable transmission, I can count on the car to amuse me anytime …

Taiwan offers free Wi-Fi to all tourists

The island state already has a widespread network of free Wi-Fi access points available to its citizens.<p>Now it has opened up the service to visitors from overseas, the travel news website Skift reports.<p>The government-backed iTaiwan scheme launched two years ago, and now has more than 4,000 hotspots …

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Apple’s Changes With iOS 7 Are More Than Skin-Deep

The most striking things about iOS 7 are the rather dramatic changes that Apple has made to the visual appearance of the software that powers the …

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