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New Ducati Monster is a scary beast

Ask any Hollywood producer. There's only one way to go when it comes to monsters in blockbuster sequels. They need to be bigger, badder, more capable of beating their enemies into the ground, which is exactly what Ducati has done with the latest incarnation of its iconic naked bike.<p>For 2014, the …

Google Offers Free Udacity Course for Android Development

Google today debuted a new resource for learning to develop Android apps: a Udacity course called “Developing Android Apps: Android Fundamentals.” The online class is aimed at those who know programming but have no experience with building for Google’s mobile operating system.<p>Google Developer …

Jaguar working on lighter F-Type with C-X75's twin-charged engine?

Every automaker has its own agenda when it comes to concept cars. Some roll them out just to showcase where it's heading. Others create them to gauge public opinion for a potential production model. Still others only showcase a concept car to preview a model that's already well underway. Jaguar is …

Students target Nürburgring record with hybrid racing prototype

<b>UPDATE:</b> <i>We've received and uploaded high-resolution images from InMotion to replace the previous low-res gallery.</i><p>We talk about Nürburgring lap records all the time around here, but they're always qualified by some category or another: for production cars, for sedans, for front-drive hatchbacks... …

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid

Your day begins at dawn. After all, you are lying in a sleeping bag under the open sky grateful that you haven't: a) been stabbed by a grifter, b) been trampled by a herd of animals or c) contracted hypothermia and frozen to death. Then it's off for a morning routine that involves foraging for food …

How to make a VR headset with a pizza box, smartphone and $21 worth of tech

Google is bringing virtual reality to Android phones with cardboard — literally.<p>The Cardboard project is Google's attempt to bring inexpensive VR to its operating system using items you can find around home or buy at a hardware store or order online. Those include actual pieces of cardboard (an …

Inside the mind and garage of Jim Glickenhaus

Quality over quantity is what makes Jim's collection the best.<p>James Glickenhaus is the person any one of us would be if we had the means—an enthusiast who takes his car hobby to its zenith. Jim's collection is by no means the biggest, but it's clearly one of the best, and hearing him talk about it …

Hobbies

Ken Block walks you through his new 'Hoonigan Racing' HQ

Ken Block seems like one hell of a nice guy. I ran into him at CES this past January, and he dropped the video games he was playing to chat with me for a while. His crew also recently gave our Steve Ewing a tour of the offices you're about to see on this video. Good guy to know.<p>As it turns out, …

32 of the Best Chromecast Apps

Google Chromecast is an unusual device. Unlike most streaming set-top boxes, it doesn’t come with a remote, a bevy of pre-loaded apps or even an obvious menu system.<p>Instead, the Chromecast acts as a conduit for the apps and content you might find on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet. The latter …

Dome Racing has a seriously badass company brochure

Slogans and buzzwords? Nah, just look at how rad we are.<p>Most corporate literature is unbearable. Who wants to see executive headshots? Are you really going to curl up in bed with 47 pages of marketing gibberish, clinging to every mention of "sustainability!" or "innovation!" or portmanteaus …

Le Mans

If this doesn't get you psyched for Le Mans, you're dead inside

Audi needles a rival, with panache.<p>The 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans is just over a week away, and Audi presses all the right enthusiast buttons in this new video starring the R18 e-tron quattro and Audi Sport veteran Dindo Capello as they take a little road trip to say hi to a rival.<p>It's a lot of car …

Sports Cars

Subaru Wants to Make Impreza a Sexy, WRX-y Thing

2016 Model Could Be Bold Direction For Automaker<p>The Subaru WRX Concept unveiled at the 2013 New York International Auto Show was the most radical, aggressive looking Rex we’ve ever seen from Subaru. After decades of designs in which functionality prevailed over form, here was a WRX that was pretty …

Autos

Android tweet sparks Nexus 6 chatter

A recent tweet from the official Android account has fanboys in a tizzy in the run-up to Google I/O. Are talks of a new smartphone unfounded?<p>The Nexus 6 is close at hand! Surely it has to be; I mean, it did show up on the official Android account for Twitter yesterday. And, if I remember correctly, …

Android News

Google invites Fiber customers to test out new features early

Google is putting out a call for "a special set of users" interested in testing out the latest Google Fiber features before they're rolled out to all customers. This from the company that's already outpacing its nationwide competition. The preview group even gets its own special name: Fiber Trusted …

Urban Motor Brat Bob

Whether it’s a classic resto-mod or a R nineT café-tracker, Urban Motor’s Peter Dannenberg sure knows how to tweak a BMW to perfection. Every build that rolls out of his Berlin workshop is über-clean and cohesive—even when he’s been asked to inject a little Brat style into it.<p>Such was the case with …

Cutoff

Aussie Dyson entrant gives helmets a 21st Century overhaul

James Dyson Awards entries close August 1, but one of this year's Australian entries is already gaining interest from police motorcycle departments …

Buy a Fiesta or Focus ST, get some mostly free driving schoolin'

Any driving school is worth the money. But free is always better.<p>Back when Sam Smith's dad, Dan, bought his Boss 302, Ford offered a mostly free driving instruction experience. What they didn't tell you was that the waiting list was completely crazy. Dan still hasn't made an appointment, but he'll …

Sam Smith

Watch the Ferrari P4/5 Pininfarina and James Glickenhaus' P4/5 Competizione meet for the first time -> http://bit.ly/1bTYurH

Bluebird, recharged

At the 2013 edition of the Sustainable MotoExpo, an annual jamboree devoted to sustainable motorsport, transport and mobility, aficionados of speed will encounter a name synonymous with maximum velocity: Bluebird.<p>The story begins in the 1920s and 30s, when British driver Malcolm Campbell set 13 …

Sustainability

Driving ItalDesign Giugiaro's 4x4 Parcour

While it's very much a concept, it's also very much a driver.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>Consider the modern supercar. Is it really the ultimate expression of the four-wheel driving experience? Not according to Fabrizio Giugiaro's latest vision of the future, the ItalDesign Giugiaro 4x4 Parcour. And I'm tempted to …

Supercars

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