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Thousands of spiders 'bleed out of the walls' and force family from home

A family was driven from their suburban St Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.<p>Brian and Susan Trost bought the $450,000 home overlooking two golf holes at Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring in October 2007. Soon after that, they …

Samsung shows you why it's time to put down the Galaxy S3 and upgrade

Samsung is not unfamiliar with intense and sometimes clever marketing techniques and its latest Galaxy S5 adverts certainly fall into both …

2015 Ford Transit

Ford outsprints the Sprinter, in more ways than one.<p>For anyone who’s spent time at the helm of a Ford Econoline/E-series over the decades, there have been many things to deal with: a steep climb into the cabin, oceans of featureless plastic dash and door trim, truly awful seats, and under the hood, …

2014 Honda Civic Si Sedan

Civic Sigh: Still wanting for greatness.<p>The final breaths of the naturally aspirated Civic Si should arrive at the top end of a glorious 7000-rpm tear. Instead, the 2014 Honda Civic Si is sucking wind as it’s left behind in the sport-compact segment. Although it remains true to the 29-year-old …

Car and Driver's '69 Project Camaro's Alive in New Jersey! – News – Car and Driver

From 1967 to 1968, Chevy’s new Camaro didn’t change much. Sure, they deleted the front vent windows and added side-marker lights for the car’s second model year, but the tidy overall shape remained the same. For ’69, however, the General’s prime ponycar packed on some visual beef. Character lines …

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2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible

A big, expensive, attention-grabbing piece with a twist.<p>For a company that sells about 10,000 cars per year, Bentley sure knows how to proliferate a lineup. Even though new metal like the redesigned Flying Spur sedan and the brand’s upcoming first-ever SUV should help boost sales further, there’s …

2015 BMW M4 Manual

Going with three pedals is a clutch move.<p>Until now, manual-transmission versions of the 2015 BMW M3 and M4 have eluded our collective left foot. We were beginning to think BMW was going to delay the release of the manual or possibly pull the plug altogether. After all, some other brands have taken …

2015 Honda Fit Configurator Now Live

We’ve known how much the fresh new 2015 Honda Fit will cost for some time, even building out our perfect Fit in a “How We’d Spec It” story last month. But programming your ideal car is a lot easier when you have a real configurator available to help, so we’re pleased to announce that the Fit …

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2014 Ford Focus ST

Ford's delinquent wraps up 40,000 hard miles.<p>From the February 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Hand a 16-year-old the keys to a new Ford Focus ST and odds are the kid will be relegated to the bus by the time he’s 17. This, the hottest Focus, will turn any driver, especially one with little to no …

Top 5 Father's Day gifts that put Dad behind the wheel

Still confounded by what to get the beloved father in your life? Consider our top five Father’s Day gifts that slip Dad out of the necktie and put him behind the wheel of some pretty amazing driving experiences, from Lamborghinis to go-karts.<p><b>Let him have Lambo</b><p>The week following Father’s Day, put …

Which Windows phone is for you?

Thinking about getting a Windows Phone®? There’s a lot of great reasons to consider making the move, including topnotch social sharing capabilities, awesome onscreen tile customization, a personal assistant (Cortana®) who’s always at the ready, and the ability to work with Microsoft® Office …

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Venezuela's 'skyscraper slum' provides haven for poor

CARACAS (Reuters) - It boasts a helicopter landing pad, glorious views of the Avila mountain range, and large balconies for weekend barbecues.<p>A view of the lobby from the top of the "Tower of David" skyscraper in Caracas February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva<p>Yet this 45-storey skyscraper in the …

This Man Has 3 Testicles And You Know You Want To Look (NSFW PHOTO)

It takes a lot of balls to do what this guy did. Three, to be exact.<p>An 18-year-old with three testicles recently showed the Internet his jewels on Reddit and answered all of our bulging questions. You know, important questions. Like which testicle is his favorite (the right one) and what he calls …

The 51 Coolest Trucks Of All Time

Theres just something we all like about a pickup, man.<p>There's just something we all like about a pickup, man.<p><i>[Editor's Note: Our list is not ranked from 51 to 1. These are just our favorite trucks.]</i>

1968 Land Rover Series IIA

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• British<br>• Cars<br>• Off Road<br>• Vintage<p>This 1968 Land Rover Series IIA is probably one of the nicest non-museum examples to be …

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No Reserve at Bonhams: 1969 Mazda Cosmo L10B Coupe

This 1969 Mazda Cosmo L10B Coupe (chassis L10B10546) is on offer from Bonhams Auction House on February 6 in Paris, and is one of nearly 1200 cars …

Powerfully Dramatic Landscapes by 23-Year-Old Shane Hawk

Whether we are watching or not, the sun rises every day and sets every evening. On a regular basis, 23-year-old photographer Shane Hawk turns his eye towards the sky to document the daily magic that takes place overhead. Based in California, Hawk began photographing with just an iPhone. He has …

Paranoid Android ROM 4.0 Beta 3 Adds New Quick Settings Menu, Boot Animation, And Other Features

The various families of custom ROMs are in an arms race... in a really nice way. Each one is trying to one-up the others with new features and …

Boston Marathon Bombing in Pictures

Which Brands Will Triumph In 2014?

<i>The following guest post is by Thomas Mueller, Chief Experience Officer for strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale.</i><p>Though the definition is often hotly debated, most can agree that brand experience means ensuring you walk the talk. It’s that moment of truth when a customer has the right experience …

Fiat 500

Gucci Celebrates Fashion's Night Out With Fiat 500 By Gucci American Debut, America’s first chic baby car.