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Speed the prime factor in fatal Paul Walker crash suggests coroner

Neither Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker or the driver of the Porsche involved in their fatal accident under the influence of alcohol or drugs and no mechanical problems with the car<p>The Porsche carrying "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker may have been going 100mph or more before it crashed, …

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Why Philips Flattened The Light Bulb

Introducing the SlimStyle, a pancake-shaped light bulb that represents the LED industry’s latest attempt to court skeptical consumers.<p>Yesterday, a federal ban on production of 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs went into effect, forcing consumers to switch to more efficient (if less aesthetically …

Honda NX650 'Dos' by Kiddo Motors

Sergio Armet burst onto the custom scene a couple of years ago with a brilliant Honda NX650 custom, ‘Kiddo Uno.’ He’s been busy in his Barcelona workshop ever since, and he’s now returned to his roots with a second NX650, ‘Dos.’<p>‘Dos’ is a short, sharp shock based on a 1991 NX650. It’s styled even …

Apple patents a hover touch sensor and heart rate monitor for smartphones

Apple is getting closer to having you interact with your iPhone without even touching it.<p>Apple today received U.S. Patent No. 8,614,693, which describes a method for accurately determining user interactions with touchscreens for touch and hover events (bringing your finger close to a screen but not …

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week - [Google Play Weekly]

This week the Google Play Store saw a lot of updates and releases. To start, Gmail was updated to 4.7 and now includes print support, more file type support for attachments, and auto-responses. The long awaited Nova Launcher update finally went live and now people can have a lot more Android 4.4 …

Samsung Galaxy S5 potentially spotted in benchmark results, reveals monster specs

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>The Galaxy S5 rumors have started swirling, though so far there has been little mentioned in the way of specs. But new …

The 50 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

It’s the time of year where we all give thanks, and among many other things, we here at Lifehacker are thankful for all the free apps out there that …

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

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Gold bars worth $1.1m found in plane toilet in India

<b>A stash of 24 gold bars worth more than $1.1m has been discovered in the toilet compartment of a commercial plane in eastern India.</b><p>Cleaners found the haul in two bags on board a Jet Airways flight at Kolkata airport, officials said.<p>India is one of the world's main gold consumers and imports are …

Brookings Institution says Cash For Clunkers was a bust

According to a <i>Brookings</i> evaluation of the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS), more commonly known as Cash for Clunkers, the $2.85-billion program cost taxpayers $1.4 million for each of the 3,676 jobs created by it from June to December 2009. The White House reportedly estimated that the program …

Nexus 5 camera samples and first impressions

A quick overview of the new Nexus's photographic capabilities<p>Google's Nexus smartphones don't have the best reputation when it comes to photography. …

Area 51 to Reno Air Races! 2014 Bentley Continental GT Soars Through Nevada! Epic Drives Ep. 23

2014 Bentley Continental GT's Epic Drive Through Area 51, Las Vegas

When you’re handed the keys to the 2014 Bentley Continental GT, one wouldn’t necessarily want to drive it through the barren desert, but that’s exactly where Arthur St. Antoine takes it in this episode of Epic Drives. It’s not all that bad, however, as he hits up the infamous Area 51, Las Vegas, …

Gold Pagani Huayra Launch, Powerslides and Accelerations!

Sampling the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-class’s Hugely Upgraded Interior, Tech

We recently brought you news of Mercedes-Benz’s redesigned-for-2015 C-class sedan’s all-new interior and host of new technologies, but since then, we actually had the opportunity to get our butts in the new car’s seats. Now, before you get too excited, no, we didn’t drive the 2015 C-class. Instead, …

2014 Z/28: The Baddest Camaro Ever

It costs more than a ZL1, has less horsepower, and only comes with one speaker. So why would you want a Z/28? Because its the most aggressive, driver-focused Camaro ever made. Oh, and its warrantied for driving on the track.<p>It costs more than a ZL1, has less horsepower, and only comes with one …

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Samsung's new 13MP phone camera promises twice the stability, brighter shots

Optical image stabilization for current smartphone cameras leaves something to be desired; you still need a steady hand to avoid blurry photos. Samsung has just unveiled a new, extra-stable sensor that may be considerably more forgiving. The 13-megapixel unit corrects angular errors up to 1.5 …

iPhone 5s to be constrained at launch as Apple preps app to check availability

While supply for Apple’s iPhone 5c has been strong enough to deter complete sell-outs from carrier stores and Apple’s own online store, sources say that supplies of the higher-end iPhone 5s will be constrained at launch (as we expected). According to sources at several large Apple Stores across the …

New Apple TV in development, could arrive as soon as next month

Apple is working on a new version of the Apple TV, and according to MG Siegler, it could arrive as soon as next month. We have independently heard that a new version of the Apple TV is in development, but our sources have not provided a clear picture in terms of a launch timeframe.<p>Siegler says that …