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Your emails: Why don't electric cars have geared transmissions?

Brian Cooley explains why EVs lack geared transmissions and how these automobiles deliver power and torque.

The 2016 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards

Welcome to our annual compendium of the year's vehicular triumphs.<p>Welcome to our annual compendium of the year's vehicular triumphs.

Iran's cyberwarfare czar is allegedly assassinated

Iran's chief of the Cyber War Headquarters, Mojtaba Ahmadi, is the latest person said to be killed in a string of murders targeting the country's nuclear scientists and security bosses.<p>Ahmadi was said to be found dead with two bullet wounds near his heart in the outskirts of a town near the capital …

Silicon Valley Big-Data Startup Bought for $1B by … Monsanto?

Climate Corporation, which crunches weather data to model agricultural crop risks and yields, is not the average Silicon Valley technology company. …

Nearly All Mobile Device Makers Cheat on Benchmarks, Except Apple and Motorola

Following Tuesday's report that Samsung artificially inflates its benchmarking scores, well-respected hardware review site <i>AnandTech</i> has published evidence suggesting nearly all mobile manufacturers, with the exception of Apple and Motorola, use CPU/GPU optimizations to game benchmark tests.<p>Samsung …

As rupee recovery stalls, doubts about India grow

The recovery of India's rupee, dragged to record lows over the summer as foreign investment retreated from emerging markets, has stagnated.<p>Trading at about 15 per cent below levels seen through most of the first half of 2013, the currency, analysts say, reflects doubts over the government's ability …

Guadalajara is now an outpost for Indian IT firms

IT businesses with roots in India are moving closer to their US customers by way of Mexico.<p>Mexico shares time zones and language with the US, and another significant draw for Indian companies: culture.<p>“Culture is not something you can sell,” said Carlos Cevallos, the associate vice president of …

World's Top Brands, Where Are The Chinese?

Nowhere.<p>China may be growing by leaps and bounds and has become the world’s second largest economy, but Chinese companies have yet to make it to Forbes’ Most Powerful Brands list and Interbrand’s list of Best Global Brands.<p>Both lists are filled with American companies like Apple, Google, Coke, …