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Here’s how Toyota will make autonomous cars practical

Toyota is promising more affordable autonomous cars by turning each vehicle into a mobile map-maker, undercutting current systems in the process. The …

Automotive Industry

HP bans T-shirts at work, and employees are furious

But this week, several teams within HP's 100,000-employee-strong Enterprise Services division were sent a confidential memo cracking down on casual dress in the workplace, because higher-ups in the company are concerned that customers visiting the offices will be put off by dressed-down developers, …

Watch the government's terrifying firework safety video and never play with fireworks again

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How Beats maximizes cheap hardware for luxurious profits

A teardown of a set of Beats headphones, which sell for hundreds of dollars at retail, revealed that the hardware contains less than $18 in components. And that sounds like the ‘phones are an insane ripoff, but that’s not even the most interesting thing we learned from the examination.<p>We’re used to …

4 Key Ingredients For Creating An Ideas Incubator

When fostering in-house innovation, companies need to understand exactly what startups thrive on.<p>There’s a crazy game played in Japan that looks like a cross between rugby, wrestling, and capture the flag. It is called “Bo-Taoshi” and the goal is simple: defend your pole while simultaneously …

Innovation

Why Lithium-Ion Batteries Degrade With Repeated Charging

As anyone with a smartphone, laptop or indeed a whole electric car will know, lithium-ion batteries degrade over time.<p>Each time you charge and …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Volvo Gets Serious On Driver Sensing Tech

Follow Antony<p>Volvo has always been known for its stance on car safety. Whether that's through headrests, airbags or seatbelts, or simply building …

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer First Look

Outside the Wheelhouse<p>All the greats experiment with something out of their wheelhouse at one point or another. KISS went disco at the end of the ‘70s; Michael Jordan tried baseball in the mid-‘90s, and now BMW is debuting at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show a front-drive car. The confusingly named BMW 2 …

BMW

Students Doing Awesome Things: Check out these Lamp Shade Designs for the Plumen 001 Bulb from Middlesex University

We find ourselves eying all kinds of designer lighting fixtures, from beer can table lamps and 3D printed lamp shades to geodesic pendant lamps and …

Prototypes

Wheels Evolve Into Balls with Spherical Drive System

Other than a few variants on tracks or some future designs that fly, motorcycles all have wheels and we know what wheels look like, some sort of disc …

Motorcycles

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Apple, Google, Facebook don't pay the highest engineer salary

For software engineers, life must seem like it keeps getting better. Not only are salaries on the rise as companies compete for talent, but there are also lively job markets in cities across the US.<p>While big-name companies, like Google, Apple, and Facebook, tout their engineers as the best and the …

Watch this '65 Corvette decimate an autocross course

A 500 horsepower C2 makes sweet music<p>What happens when you buy a 1965 Corvette for nothing but flogging around a track? You end up with something like the beast from the video below. BrianHobaugh's C2 Corvette is unlike any other, and CorvetteBlogger.comcaught up with him to find out what makes it …

Chevrolet Corvette

Phil Patton: In Praise of Knobs

Don't call it a comeback: Knobs could save infotainment.<p>I like knobs. Steve Jobs liked knobs. John Varvatos, the fashion designer with his own Chrysler 300 edition, likes knobs. In fact, Varvatos has created what might be thought of as a temple dedicated to knobs. In his New York store, occupying …

FAA committee thinks smartphone and tablet use should be allowed during takeoff and landing

Recall that silent rage you get when you're told to switch of your Kindle, iPod or laptop for take-off and landing, even when there's <i>nothing</i> wireless going on. Well, the FAA could be approaching a change in the rules. A 28-member committee, created by the Federal Aviation Administration itself, has …

Intel Capital throws money at Recon Instruments, hints at wearable war with Google

If you thought that Google Glass was the only wearable backed by one of tech's mega corporations, think again. Intel's investment arm has now ponied up a "significant" investment into Recon Instruments, makers of the Jet heads-up display for extreme sports. While neither party has disclosed how …

Valve announces Steam Controller, a gamepad for its game console

Valve revealed Steam Controller today, a controller for its living room PC-based game console initiative. It's the third announcement this week from Valve, following reveals of SteamOS and Steam Machines on Monday and Wednesday (respectively). The controller is shaped like a standard game console …

iPhone 5s: meet the geeks and geniuses behind the new Apple devices

Apple has launched its new iPhone 5s and the cheaper iPhone 5c. But who are the engineers and visionaries behind the new technology in these devices?<p>Apple is notoriously protective of its employees and the inner workings of its research and development teams are highly secretive.<p>However, examining …

Space-Saving Suspended Bed in a Modern London Apartment

Good urban architectural design takes space and aesthetic into account, allowing them to work in unison, much like this efficient London apartment in Camden. While some compact residences use a modular design to create the visual effect of more space, this particular English home opts to design …

The Hottest New-Car Features For 2014

The annals of automotive history are filled with innovations that literally changed the way motorists and passengers interact with their vehicles. A labor-intensive hand crank gave way to the power-operated engine starter. A clumsy steering column-mounted shifter and clutch was supplanted by the …

Caterham Aeroseven Concept Debuts, Presages Production Model

Looking to capitalize on all the hub and bubbery that surrounds a Formula 1 event, Caterham Cars today unveiled the AeroSeven concept in Singapore, host city to this weekend’s F1 grand prix. The AeroSeven concept’s provocative styling, including a formidable maw ready to devour anything in its …

Software turns 2D objects 3D; lets you 'reach into' photos; bends your mind

Modeling products in three dimensions can be a time-consuming process. It's easy enough for humans to identify the presence of 3D objects in 2D scenes, but extracting these with algorithms is tricky. A new system developed by a team of researchers from the Interdisciplinary Center in Israel and Tel …

Withings Pulse review

The walking portion of my daily commute got a lot shorter when I started at <i>The Verge</i>. The subway used to drop me one avenue and three city blocks from my previous office, and the walk added about 4,000 steps to my daily average without any extra effort on my part. Now the subway lets off across the …

Reevu motorcycle helmet is first to feature head-up display

Reevu, that company that makes those nifty helmets with the built-in rear viewers has another innovation for those of the two-wheeled persuasion. Expanding on the idea of a rear viewer, Reevu seems to have integrated a display into the top of the visor.<p>The system projects information, according to …

Geometric Wall Mural Laundry Room Makeover

My cousin Laurie has a gorgeous new house in the most adorable neighborhood. When you walk in, it smells like cookies because, chances are, she’s …

Laundry Rooms

Disney’s Crazy Invention Lets You Feel Phantom Objects Floating In Air

You know how Kinect lets you interact with virtual objects? A groundbreaking project called Aireal lets you feel them, too.<p>Microsoft’s Kinect is an amazing device. It can track virtually any motion you make, allowing your real body to interact with an amazing invented world. There’s just one catch: …

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Weekend Edition – A Hayabusa Reverse Trike

Welcome to another Hooniverse Weekend Edition, and the first post will be a build thread suggested by <b>CherokeeOwner</b> <i>(Thanks Man!)</i> who thought this …

We’re Spending 6 Months Driving Nothing But an Electric Motorcycle | WIRED

2013 Zero DS ZF 11.4<p>WIRED’s first long-term electric motorcycle test.<p>by Damon Lavrinc<p>line<p>line<p>line<p>line<p>line<p>line<p>line<p>line<p>line<p>With no gas tank or air box, …

Comparing Wearables: Fitbit Flex vs. Jawbone Up and More

“Which is better, the FuelBand or the Up?” “What do you think about the Fitbit Flex?”<p>I’ve been hearing questions like these a lot lately. Wearable …