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Beginner Geek: Hard Disk Partitions Explained

Hard disks, USB drives, SD cards — anything with storage space must be partitioned. An unpartitioned drive can’t be used until it contains at least …

GM 8-Speed In Corvette Z06 Shifts Faster Than Porsche PDK; Here's How

With the new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 that was introduced this past week at the Detroit Auto Show, GM raises the threat level to the bragging …

Odometer fraud costs car shoppers millions

That used car might be more used than you think.<p>A new report sheds new light on an old problem: odometer fraud.<p>Odometer fraud, also known as rollback, is when a vehicle’s odometer is rolled back from its actual mileage to a much more sellable number.<p>There are more than 190,000 cases per year of …

World Cup 2014 draw: Brazil falls onto easy path, USA joins Germany and Portugal in Group of Death

Defending champion Spain will play its opening World Cup game against the Netherlands, a repeat of the 2010 final, while host Brazil faces a relatively easy path to the knockout stage after Friday’s draw. (Photo: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images)

Pro Drivers, Jay Leno Also Struggled With The Porsche That Killed Paul Walker

But what the speed freaks and pro drivers have known for years is that the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that killed Walker is notoriously difficult to drive—“dangerous” even, according to some higher-ups who work at the German automaker.<p>It’s “the first car in my life that I drive and I feel scared,” …

Chevrolet to Exit Europe in 2016, Corvette Will Stay Put

General Motors has announced that the Chevrolet brand will no longer exist in Europe beginning in 2016, leaving Opel and Vauxhall as the company’s mainstream offerings in the region. The existence of both Opel and Chevrolet in Europe has long been a difficult and complex situation for GM that was …

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Are you the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06?

<i>NOTE: We are aware that it has come to light that this is, in fact, a Photoshopped image, not the real Z06. Please see our update explanation below. We apologize for any confusion</i>.<p>We have on good authority that this is the all-new Chevrolet Corvette Z06, the hotter version of the 455-horsepower …

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: It's the Packaging, Baby

When a manufacturer stuffs the biggest engine they make into the smallest body they offer, speed freaks take notice. When that model only comes with a manual gearbox, die-hard driving aficionados rejoice. And when said setup becomes discontinued and replaced with an automated, two-pedal gearbox-- …

Toyo Tires found guilty of price fixing

A global auto industry price-fixing scandal being investigated by the US Department of Justice continues to unfurl as ever more companies – most of them Japanese – are found guilty of fixing the prices of numerous types of vehicle parts. Toyo Tire & Rubber is the latest company to agree to plead …

Buick to add more GS models?

Buick may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of performance automobiles, but fans of the brand know what letters to look for. If you believe the reports, there's a new GNX and Grand National on the way, but in the meantime, Buick may offer more GS models to fill the …

Watch an owner compare his Pagani Huayra and Zonda at Goodwood

It's not often that you'll find a Pagani Zonda and a Pagani Huayra in the same place, at the same time - much less on a racetrack. Pagani makes incredibly rare supercars. But Peter Read owns both a 2005 Zonda Roadster and a new Huayra, so he decided to bring them to Goodwood Circuit for a little …

Mercedes dealers authorized to spend $2,500 on perks for S-Class customers

If you drop $100,000 on a luxury sedan, it seems only reasonable to receive some preferential treatment at the dealership you purchased from. After all, that price isn't just for the car – you're paying for the brand and all the cachet that entails. For Mercedes-Benz, those benefits have apparently …

Is the BMW i8 actually already sold out?

The other day we brought you a report from <i>Reuters</i>, which quoted BMW's global sales chief Ian Robertson as saying that the Bavarian automaker had already sold out the entire year's production run of its new i8. Impressive, sure, but perhaps not all that unusual for a groundbreaking new sportscar …

Ford dissects the heart of the 2015 Mustang, its engine range

Happy Mustang Day. Are you tired of hearing about the 2015 Ford Mustang yet? No? Good, here's a bunch of mechanical data on Ford's sixth-gen muscle car, along with cutaways of the GT's 5.0-liter V8 and the new 2.3-liter, EcoBoost four-cylinder shown above. We also have a smattering of info on the …

This drifting Corvette ZR1 is better than coffee

Sideways by the grace of GM engineering.<p>Not a lot of people are going to buy a $100,000 limited production Corvette and then go pitch it full-lock sideways at a racetrack for the sheer sport of it. That really seems like a shame after watching today's video.<p>Graziano Rossi (father of Valentino) is a …

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