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Samsung Galaxy S4 wireless charger kit goes on sale for $90

Samsung has been very busy over the past few weeks with its flagship Android handset, the Galaxy S4. Earlier this week, it even introduced a brand new version of the same device, a model that’s meant to be used by people who need a tough, long-lasting handset. Today, Samsung is moving to make sure …

Wireless Charging

Samsung Galaxy S4 slide-out keyboard case available for $79.99

This Samsung Galaxy S4 Bluetooth keyboard could be very useful to you, if you’re always on the road, typing long emails and you don’t like using the virtual keyboard.<p>Even with the Google Keyboard for Android available in the Google Play Store, the experience of a physical keyboard is most certainly …

Gear & Gadgets

The Performance Cars of Fast & Furious 6

The Fast & Furious franchise has gotten a handful of hit films out of people driving fast cars doing insane stunts. We got the scoop on the muscle cars featured in the sixth installment, out May 24.

BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé: Italian Body, German Soul

LAKE COMO, ITALY - Unseasonably wet weather in Italy led to the cancellation of sneak peek at BMW's first Villa d'Este collaboration with Italian coachbuilder Pininfarina, but that won't keep us from posting official press pics of the just-unveiled Gran Lusso Coupé, a one-off style exploration …

BMW Ninety Motorcycle Concept: A Beemer Café Racer, via Roland Sands

LAKE COMO, ITALY - The Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza may be synonymous with breathtaking classic automobiles, but this year's dedicated motorcycle concours at the nearby Villa Erba promises an equally compelling smorgasbord of aesthetic delights.<p>BMW Motorrad is celebrating their 90th anniversary …

Confirmed: The New Corvette's Ridiculous Performance Specs

The new LT1 V-8 set to debut in the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette will pump out 455 hp—in the base model.<p>Since its unveiling last year, we've known that Chevrolet's newest small block V-8, the LT1, will flex some serious muslce when it makes its debut in the 2014 Corvette Stingray. While GM had offered …

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Test Drive

The most fuel-efficient nonhybrid is also the first diesel car from Chevy since 1986.<p><b>On-Sale Date:</b> Now<p><b>Base Price:</b> $25,695<p><b>Competitors:</b> Volkswagen Jetta TDI, Volkswagen Golf TDI, Toyota Prius, Ford C-Max<p><b>Powertrains:</b> Turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel I-4, 151 hp, 280 lb-ft; six-speed automatic, FWD<p><b>EPA</b> …

10 Car Options the Law Won't Let You Have

Innovation moves much faster than legislation.<p>Back in the 1980s headlight companies developed sealed reflector/lens assemblies that permitted replacement of the bulb. This was a breakthrough: Not only were the replaceable-bulb halogens brighter than the older style of light, but they also meant …

Piloting a Quadcopter With the Power of Thought

This technology could someday help paralyzed and impaired patients interact with the physical world.<p><b>On an autumn afternoon in 2011, five</b> normal humans became telekinetic aviators in a school gymnasium. Using thoughts alone, they took turns maneuvering a flying quadcopter through rings, steering the …

2014 Toyota Corolla: Econobox Gone Upmarket

Though it was styled with all the élan of a kitchen appliance, the outoing Corolla was a mighty sales success for Toyota, moving nearly 40 million units on a platform that's been around for nearly a half century. But as automakers will do, Toyota has transformed the 11th generation of its workaday …

The Opportunity Mars Rover Just Won't Die

Despite the odds, NASA's Opportunity rover has far outlived the expectations of the engineers who built it.<p>The rover rolls its way across a barren red sea. It has just finished a geologic survey of Mars's massive Endeavor crater–finding more proof of the planet's watery past–and already has its …

Our First Look at the 2014 Toyota Corolla

Toyota stretches out and redesigns its long-lived compact sedan.<p><b>The Toyota Corolla has been on the market</b> for a staggering 47 years, meaning the compact is barely younger than automotive icons such as the Porsche 911 (50 years) and Ford Mustang (49 years). The long-lived but pedestrian Corolla may …

The Future of Automotive Production in One Word: Glue

If you believed that well-meaning fellow from <i>The Graduate</i>, you probably envisioned a future paved in polymers. For the next big thing in automotive manufacturing, I've got one word for you: Glue.<p>Due to stricter worldwide emissions and fuel economy standards (and the subsequent drive towards …

3D Printing Can Now Re-create an Entire Classic Car

The emergence of 3D printing allowed those who could afford such a machine the power to craft custom replacement parts for car. Now that printers are growing cheaper and more sophisticated—and can handle materials such as metal—the possibilities are limitless.<p><b>Maybe you watched</b> one of those <i>Star Trek</i> …