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Power in Your Pocket

For all the access and entertainment an iPhone 5 provides, battery issues still plague ever-active, on-the-go users. But there are several alternatives to carrying around cords and scoping the scene for an outlet. As the summer season hits and holidays filled with innumerable power-sucking …

Gear & Gadgets

Self Balancing Electric Unicycle Is Available for $2,700

Hammacher Schlemmer just got something new in its catalog, <b>Self Balancing Electric Unicycle</b> which you can actually buy. We’ve seen many concepts about …

Commuting

MyWorld by Philippe Starck for Cassina

Leave it to design genius Philippe Starck to create a lounge system that’s built for not only comfort, but staying connected as well. Italian …

The Jungle House is a most luxurious version of the #treehouse. It has brilliant white, organically shaped #architecture and an extremely comfortable interior. design by Andreas Wenning for Baumraum (o http://designdautore.blogspot.it/2013/06/tree-house.html

Detroit’s Storied Packard Plant Complex Slated for Auction

Long considered a jewel in the crown of Detroit “ruin porn” by urban explorers and history buffs, it appears the former Packard Plant has finally met a foe more powerful than arsonists, vandals, and neglect: the tax man. After years of standing in silent disobedience of likely every ordinance on …

Classic Cars

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Illuminated Three-Pointed Star Emblems

The three-pointed star emblem, whether it lives floating above a Mercedes-Benz’s hood or it’s stuffed into the grille, is one of the most recognizable brand marks in the world. Even so, Benz thinks the star can carry even more, er, star power and has introduced a new option for <i>illuminating</i> the …

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Apple Announces 'iOS in the Car' Phone-to-Car Integration for iOS 7

Today, Apple made a big announcement at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC): a new, automotive-specific feature of the new iOS 7 mobile operating system. The feature, which Apple is calling iOS in the Car, links the iPhone to a car’s infotainment screen. But this is no mere Bluetooth …

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2013 Range Rover Supercharged First Test

Suit, Tie, and Gore-Tex Boots.<p>“So, I’ve been getting a massage this whole time,” says a smiling Jonny Lieberman. I’m riding shotgun, and for the last 15 minutes have been trying desperately to keep a GoPro Hero3 in focus. The supple leather multi-function seats coddling our glutes belong to a …

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Automatic

Incrementally enhanced for your driving pleasure.<p>TESTED<p>It’s one of the longest-running acts in the business: The Porsche 911 turns a limber-as-ever 50 this year. As skillfully performed as the dance of the seven veils, Porsche continues to tease out ever more powerful, more capable, and more …

2013 Cadillac ATS4 3.6 Premium First Test

Audi Beware: With the 3 Series Beaten, Only AWD Turf Remains<p>Often, opting for all-wheel drive means making sacrifices. The extra hardware tends to add weight, upset balance, and generally hurt performance. Not so with the 2013 Cadillac ATS4, which has almost all of the bits found in the 3 …

2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Update 5

Camping in the Cold Desert<p>We turned over 15,000 miles on the odometer of our Nissan Frontier while out camping in Mojave Desert on a photo shoot with Snowmobile and its sweet modified Ford E-series. Motor Trend assistant art director William Walker and photographer Jessica Walker spent the better …

Autoblog Green

German cities are entitled to ban older diesel vehicles from streets with immediate effect to bring air pollution levels in line with European Union rules, Germany's top administrative court confirmed on Friday.<p>Volvo's 2019 S60 will be its first vehicle to be offered without a diesel engine when …

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTEC 4Matic First Test

Your Turbodiesel I-4 Premium SUV Has Arrived<p>The original Mercedes-Benz GLK was marketed toward successful women, but now the automaker wants to expand the premium compact crossover’s appeal to active couples and families. After having driven and tested the fuel-sipping 2014 GLK250 BlueTec 4Matic, …

2012 Chrysler 300C

The lovable lug crosses the 40,000-mile threshold.<p><b>Months in Fleet:</b> 13 months<b><br>Current Mileage:</b> 40,320 miles<b><br>Average Fuel Economy:</b> 20 mpg<b><br>Average Range:</b> 382 miles<b><br>Service:</b> $628<b><br>Normal Wear:</b> $0<b><br>Repair:</b> $0<b><br>Damage and Destruction:</b> $1753<p>TESTED<p>When the time came for our Chrysler 300C to exit the <i>C/D</i> stage, the …

2013 Kia Optima SXL Arrival

Welcome to the Fold<p>When the 2011 Kia Optima joined the <i>MT</i> long-term fleet last year, the sedan’s styling immediately made a positive impression, but we wondered if it had the substance to back up its good looks. It did, and now we’re welcoming a nicely loaded 2013 Optima SX into the fold. After two …

Portland's Light Rail to Power Trains With Regenerative Braking

The upcoming TriMet Portland-Milwaukie light rail line has been designed so that power captured from braking trains can power accelerating ones.<p>The …

2014 Volkswagen XL1

Feather Weight: With its ostrich-winged doors, Volkswagen's new mileage champ, the XL1, is the Veyron of hybrids.<p>If you drove a Volkswagen XL1, you’d be unlikely to encounter anything like it coming the other way. That’s because VW plans to build only 250 copies of its 283-mpg hyper-hybrid, and …

2014 Range Rover Sport sets Pikes Peak record

Land Rover says it has set a new record at Pikes Peak for the quickest hill climb in a production sport-utility vehicle. Its 2014 Range Rover Sport ran the 12.42-mile course in 12 minutes and 35.61 seconds, with an average speed of 59.17 miles per hour. In fact, this also sets the new record for …

Electric Bus Fast Charges in 15 Seconds

A new high-capacity flash-charging technology pioneered by ABB Group, the Swiss power and automation conglomerate, will allow electric trolleys to run without overhead power lines.<p>“Through flash charging, we are able to pilot a new generation of electric buses for urban mass transport that no …

Land Rover to Bring Diesel-Hybrid Range Rover to U.S., Report Says

There’s nothing particuarly new about Land Rover’s development of diesel-hybrid powertrains. The brand’s first foray into the technology was revealed back in 2006, when the Land_e diesel-hybrid concept made its debut. Our first look at the Evoque, the LRX concept from the 2008 Detroit auto show, …

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Ram mulling superlux pickup above Laramie Longhorn

Looking at the fullsize pickup landscape, automakers are bringing more and more luxury to the mix. Ford has its King Ranch, GMC has the Denali and now Chevrolet is adding a High Country model, but it sounds like Ram might be looking to make a step up from its already posh Laramie Longhorn trim …

10 Crossovers Worth Waiting For

One needs only to take a cursory glance at current and future offerings of the world's auto builders to know that the crossover SUV is here to stay. Here are 10 of the more intriguing CUVs on their way to showrooms near you.<p>One needs only to take a cursory glance at current and future offerings of …

A Special Sort of Mustang

I consider myself a Mustang fan, so when I received an invitation to check out a special one prepared for a movie, I jumped at the chance. Cars …

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL550 4MATIC

The paradox of value rolls on.<p>TESTED<p>Were Nicolaus Copernicus alive today, he would totally get the Mercedes-Benz GL550. Ringing in at a tidy as-tested price of $100,115, the GL550 sits on the bejeweled side of the Diamond-Water Paradox, a subjective theory of value examined by Copernicus, among …

Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6

Out with the camels, in with the über-G.<p>In the Middle East, only tourists ride on camels. Nowadays, oil-rich Arabian natives are more focused on jets and cars. Or, more accurately, Gulfstreams and huge SUVs. The garages of cashed-up kingpins house entire car collections, especially in the absurdly …

United Arab Emirates

So what would it take to add this machine to your luxury stable? About $3 million. More -> http://bit.ly/13YU2jh