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A sideways Ferrari 458 Italia Spider is better than coffee

With one of these, you'll never need it.<p>The Ferrari 458 Italia produces 570 hp at 9000 rpm from a 4.5-liter V8. Utilizing a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission, the 458 can fire off shifts in milliseconds, emitting pops and snarls from its three exhaust tips to compose one of the best mechanical …

The 13 Best Science and Technology Books of 2013

On the heels of the year’s best reads in psychology and philosophy, art and design, history and biography, and children’s books, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continues with the finest science and technology books of 2013. (For more timeless stimulation, revisit the …

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Our Favorite Science And Technology Reads From 2013

The best long-form stuff we read this year<p>It was a great year in reading, but no one could've caught all of the amazing science and technology stories. So we've rounded up a few--from <i>Popular Science,</i> as well as plenty of other places--and placed them here for your convenience. Enjoy, and feel free …

The evolution of the F1 car through the eyes of a child

Formula One racecars have changed a lot over the years, and you can tell that much just by looking at them. Engines have moved to the back, cylinder counts have changed, tires have gotten wider, centers of gravity lowered to within an inch of the ground, aerodynamics have dictated the form, sponsor …

Used Tesla Model S Purchased with Bitcoins in California - Wide Open Throttle

The Tesla Model S is considered to be among the cutting edge of automotive technology, and likewise, the digital currency Bitcoin is considered to be on the cutting edge of financial transactions. It was probably just a matter of time before this happened, but it finally has. A Tesla Model S has …

2014 Kia Rio Sedan Starts at $14,600, Rio Hatchback is $100 More

Pricing for the 2014 Kia Rio sedan and Rio 5 hatchback has been released. The base <b>Rio LX sedan with manual transmission starts at $14,600</b>, while the comparably equipped <b>Rio LX four-door hatchback costs $14,700</b>, including $800 destination. The Rio gets a few small revisions for 2014.<p>To improve …

2015 BMW M3/M4 Images, Info Leak Ahead of Official Debut

Having seen countless spy shots of the 2015 BMW M3 and M4, we have a pretty good idea of what the upcoming performance variants of the 3 Series and 4 Series would look like. Now, official images have leaked ahead of the M cars’ debut, revealing the flared, vent-laden designs we’ve all been …

Diesels, Turbos Win Big In Ward’s Auto List of 10 Best Engines for 2014

Ward’s Auto has just revealed its list of 10 Best Engines for 2014, which includes a small three-cylinder and a mighty V-8. Also significant is the inclusion of three diesel-powered engines and four turbocharged mills.<p>One of the award-winning diesels was the 3.0-liter V-6 powering the 2014 Ram 1500 …

Nissan Europe Bored, Creates New Scent

After creating the wonderful Nissan Juke-R a year ago, Nissan‘s European outfit seems to have a bit of free time on its hands. With nothing better to do, the automaker has created what it calls the “Scent of the Future,” based on what an emissions-free world would smell like.<p>Created by Aroma …

Learn how the Nissan GT-R NISMO did a 7:08 at the Nürburgring

Mechagodzilla lands a starring role.<p>The Nissan GT-R NISMO is flat-out bonkers. Though pricing hasn't yet been announced, it will likely have one of the best performance-to-dollar ratios of any car on sale, and Nissan claims that with a time of 7:08, it's the fastest series production car around the …

Oculus Raises $75 Million for the VR Goggles of the Future

Virtual reality startup Oculus, the company behind the much-hyped Rift VR headset, has landed $75 million in Series B funding.<p>The round, which closes …

The Unsinkable CVT: How the "Gearless" Transmission Is Getting Its Groove Back

Coming soon to a driveway near you.<p>CVTs are our least favorite type of transmission, mainly because their only nod to driver involvement is engine drone under heavy throttle. In spite of the lost love, CVTs are making inroads against manuals and conventional automatics. Toyota, for example, has …

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2014 Kia Soul 2.0

The stylish and practical Soul is better than ever.<p>TESTED<p>We rarely take cuteness into account as an automotive virtue—styling, yes; cuteness, not so much—and hamsters normally merit no mention whatsoever. But those two factors nevertheless played huge roles in the massive success of the …

What I'd Do Differently: Lee Iacocca

Former president of Ford and former chairman of Chrysler, Lee Iacocca, 89, was the mastermind of his own car-company bailout and a hell of a pitchman.<p>From the January 2014 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b> C/D: What's in your garage these days? LI: Carroll Shelby used to tease me with, I have the first Shelby …

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First Photos of 2015 BMW M3 Sedan and M4 Coupe!

<i>Update: The 2015 BMW M3 and M4 have been officially revealed. Click here for full info and photos.</i><p>Reinforcing the notion that keeping a car under wraps until a scheduled debut or major auto show just isn’t tenable anymore comes the leak of the week: the 2015 BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe. Both …

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What New CEO Mary Barra and the Executive Shuffle Mean for GM

There’s no paucity of coverage of GM’s announcement yesterday that Mary Barra, the company’s current head of product development, will take the CEO reins from Dan Akerson, who is retiring ahead of schedule for personal reasons. Understandably—and in some ways appropriately—the bulk of media stories …

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Schumi Approved: Michael Schumacher Runs 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-class Through Gamut of Safety Tests

Fun fact: Michael won six of his seven F1 championships with his eyes closed and without touching the wheel.<p>Mercedes-Benz is on the cusp of revealing its 2015 C-class sedan, but besides having already seen the car uncovered and experiencing its fancy new interior, we also were given a close look at …

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GM Selling Off Stake in PSA Peugeot Citroën, Will Continue to Jointly Develop Vehicles

General Motors, continuing a week-long streak of major cuts and changes, is selling its entire stake in PSA Peugeot Citroën. The seven-percent stake, which GM bought for an undisclosed amount upon entering a parts alliance in March 2012, will be sold in a private transaction. While GM said its …

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Engineering Change: Csaba Csere Recalls Testing the Iconic Porsche 959 – Feature

In this age of LaFerraris, Porsche 918s, and Bugatti Veyrons, it’s hard to appreciate what a special car the 959 was in 1987, when such exotica was vanishingly rare. Not only did the 959 promise to be the fastest-ever roadgoing Porsche, it was also a test bed for advanced technology, including a …

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Robert Griffin III angry about benching, according to report

A franchise quarterback benched, and a coaching staff waiting for the ax to drop. The situation in Washington continues to become more convoluted.<p>Robert Griffin III was benched for his protection, according to Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan -- but the quarterback is "extremely angry" …

College Football Awards 2013: Results, Winners, Analysis and More

The best and brightest in college football were honored at the annual awards ceremony on Thursday night.<p>Jameis Winston was by far the biggest winner.<p>Before the show, he was announced as the winner of the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. The redshirt freshman would go on to add the Davey …

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The Week in Review: Snowden Leaks Into Europe

Inside Flipboard / November 1, 2013<p>Edward J. Snowden remains in the news this week with the latest batch of files released proving the United States …

The Flip Bowl Muscles On: Rookie Edition

Inside Flipboard / November 14, 2013<p>We’re entering the dog days of the NFL season. Injuries have befallen some of the game’s best talents. New …

Films That Flip: A Conversation with Nebraska Director Alexander Payne

Inside Flipboard / November 15, 2013<p><i>Any time director Alexander Payne picks up a screenplay, he says he prays it’ll be The One. But rarely were his</i> …

Fujifilm's Latest Camera Is a Swappable-Lens Speed Demon

When it comes to digital camera one-upmanship, autofocus-speeds have finally usurped megapixel-counts. This is a good thing. Everyone can find a use …

FAA Finally Lifts Epically Dumb Ban on Mobile Device Use on Planes

Our long national nightmare is over. The Federal Aviation Administration has finally seen the error of its ways and will permit airlines to allow …

Hypersonic Successor to Legendary SR-71 Blackbird Spy Plane Unveiled

Lockheed Martin's famed Skunk Works has finally unveiled the long-awaited successor to the SR-71 Blackbird. <i>Aviation Week</i> <i>and Space Technology's</i> Guy …