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Real Grand Touring in the 2017 Aston Martin DB11

Sometimes it's better to take the long way there<p>“I travel for travel’s sake,” Robert Louis Stevenson once declared. “The great affair is to move.” True, but it’s not just about moving. It’s about the art of moving. I could have taken the 7:25 a.m. British Airways flight out of London’s Heathrow …

The APP 100: The World's Greatest Apps

Throw in apps for desktops and the web, and you're looking at millions of options.<p>How do you make sense of it all?<p>We put together the ultimate guide to the 100 apps everyone should be using on all platforms. That means iPhones, iPads, Android devices, Windows Phones, PCs, Macs ... you name it.<p><b>Click</b> …

We tried the $35,000 RED camera that was used to shoot 'House of Cards'

"House of Cards" is as highly regarded for its aesthetics as it is for its signature (read: murdery) plot twists. The series won the Outstanding Cinematography Emmy for its pilot episode and has been nominated in the same category each season it has been eligible. The show's production uses a RED …

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2015: Montblanc Just Got Smarter

Montblanc starts the New Year with a smart move: just two hours into 2015, the brand unveiled the new Montblanc Timewalker Urban Speed e-Strap watch line.<p>Mind you, since Jerome Lambert (previously CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre) took over the helm of Montblanc in late 2013, we have seen many great …

15 Things We Learned on the Porsche 918 Factory Tour – Feature

As we pass through the Porsche 911 production line in Zuffenhausen, Germany, on our way to see where the 887-hp, plug-in-hybrid 918 Spyder is assembled, our tour guide informs us that very few media have seen the process. Tours generally are reserved for prospects, VIPs, and confirmed customers. We …

1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 is a love letter to Steve McQueen

There have been plenty of movie stars who've been into cars, but few genuine aficionados like Steve McQueen. The legendary King of Cool was known for driving his green Mustang and Porsche prototypes on the big screen, but in his private life, he loved his Ferrari.<br>There was, of course, his iconic …

What you missed on 10.27.14

<b>Review: 2015 McLaren 650S</b><p>McLaren's MP4-12C was a sensation in terms of performance and supercar ride quality, but it didn't have much personality visually or dynamically. The new 650S, its de facto successor, aims to change all that. Our man Mike Harley finds out if it succeeds.<p><b>Subaru Forester STI</b> …

Alienware unveils 'graphics amplifier' to give laptops screaming desktop performance

Alienware has something special for mobile gamers. The gaming division of Dell is unveiling its Alienware Graphics Amplifier today as an accessory that brings high-end desktop graphics to an Alienware 13 laptop, which is also launching today.<p>The sleek black graphics amplifier has a full-fledged …

Alienware shows off its new Area-51 gaming desktop

Alienware makes PCs for serious gamers. That’s evident in a demo I saw of the Alienware Area-51 gaming desktop, which ships to retail Tuesday morning.<p>The first thing you notice about it is its “Triad” triangular design. The shape means it is really easy to access both the front and rear ports, but …

TOTD: Would You Ever Buy a Car to Impress Someone?

While we like to believe that most auto enthusiasts purchase cars based on the driving experience, there are bound to be some who want to impress others. In a recent survey, 56 percent of women thought men in exotic sports cars were show-offs. The survey also revealed that 38 percent of men thought …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

Nokia bringing RAW photography to the Lumia 1520 and 1020

This latest nugget of news out of Nokia's big event in Abu Dhabi should be of particular interest to mobile photographers. According to @tnkgrl, aka our buddy Myriam Joire, the phone manufacturer will be bringing RAW image support to its flagship Lumia handsets, the 1520 and 1020. This will allow …

Bang & Olufsen promises 'second-to-none' experience from new wireless speaker technology

Wireless speakers still aren't usually the first choice of those primarily concerned with sound quality, but high-end manufacturer Bang & Olufsen is setting out to change that perception with its latest offering. Announced at the CEDIA conference this week, the company's new wireless speaker …

Google Glass competitor ships 50K devices, takes Intel investment, hints at Apple connection

Google Glass competitor Recon, which sells the Recon Jet heads-up display and bills itself as the Google Glass for athletes and professionals, has secured an investment from Intel Capital.<p>In perhaps bigger news, the company announced that it has already shipped 50,000 units worldwide of its Snow …

SteamOS: could Valve's game console challenge Windows?

The Steam Box should have Microsoft worried<p>On Monday, the developer responsible for possibly the most critically acclaimed video games of the modern era — <i>Half-Life</i> and <i>Half-Life 2</i> — announced that it was building its own Linux-based operating system to deliver PC games to the living room. Sooner or …

YouTube mobile apps to allow offline viewing

<b>YouTube will be updating its mobile apps to allow users to download videos for a short time.</b><p>When your net connection is patchy, or you're using a …

Hands-on with HP's Recline 27 all-in-one, whose touchscreen sits close to your lap

We admittedly didn't initially get the point of HP's new "Recline" family of all-in-ones. Sure, we understood the <i>concept</i> well enough; these machines use a patent-pending hinge allowing the touchscreen to hang off the table, close to your lap. But we couldn't understand why HP would opt for such a …

BlackBerry Messenger iOS App Being Reviewed By Apple For Past 2 Weeks

BlackBerry Messenger is still being vetted by Apple, but could still be arriving on iOS devices soon. According to 9to5 Mac, a BlackBerry representative tweeted out that the app was submitted for approval two weeks ago and now the company is waiting to receive the word to push it out to millions of …

Olympus PEN E-P5 Review

The Olympus PEN E-P5 sure took some getting. Following a briefing by Olympus it was two months before I actually got my sticky fingers on one in the …

Olympus PEN Series

All-in-one 3D printer, copier and fax machine hits Kickstarter goal in 1 day

The Zeus all-in-one 3D printer, copier and fax machine launched on Kickstarter Wednesday and handily passed its goal of raising $100,000 this morning.<p>…

Philips launches two new sets of Fidelio headphones

Philips and audio gear go together like peanut butter and soya and linseed bread (<i>trust us</i>), so it's with little surprise to see the company unveiling two new sets of headphones for IFA 2013. The Fidelio M1BT is a pair of Bluetooth noisyboxes that shroud 40mm Neodymium speakers inside a leather and …

Rotten Tomatoes Founder Positions New Site To Be “Google News For Movies”

Rotten Tomatoes founder Senh Duong has redesigned his new site, Movies With Butter, to be the “Google News for movies.” Movies With Butter originally launched with more of a Digg/Reddit strategy, allowing users to vote which stories would be on the homepage, but Duong says it didn’t work because …

Ultracompact universal audio/MIDI interface announced for recording on Macs & iOS devices

IK Multimedia has announced what it claims is “the most versatile compact audio interface on the market”. iRig is a small battery-powered box that allows musicians to connect microphones, guitars, line instruments or MIDI devices to a Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.<p>iRig PRO is designed to give …

Apple Patents iOS Unlocking Methods That Determine Level Of User Access To Device Features And Software

A big request from parents regarding iOS has been that Apple implement user accounts on its mobile devices, in order to make it so that a parent can sign in with greater access to device features and apps than a child, for instance. It’s a system that already has an analogue on the desktop, and …

HDMI 2.0, delayed but now done, boosts 4K video

A year later than expected, HDMI 2.0 has arrived, bringing support for higher-end high-resolution 4K TVs to the widely used video-audio connector technology.<p>The previous, 2009-era version of the High Definition Multimedia Interface, HDMI 1.4, supports 4K "Ultra HD" video, but with some limits: at a …

B&H Photo outs Sony's consumer-friendly 4K camcorder, action and 'music' cams

Sure, Sony's set to unveil a whole host of new gadgets at its IFA press conference in a few hours, but it looks like B&H Photo has jumped the gun by revealing a trio of camcorders from the Japanese giant. The headliner of the pack is the FDR-AX1, which records 4K video (3,840 x 2,160) at 60 fps. A …