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Jaguar F-Type at the LA Motor Show

Volvo Bringing Hot Polestar S60 Sedan, V60 Wagon to U.S.

Swedophiles rejoice! Volvo has once again let the ruffians at Polestar have their way with some of the automaker’s models, in this case the stylish and practical 2014 S60 sedan and V60 wagon. Good news to be sure, but we’re even happier to report that the hot-to-trot Swedes will be making the trip …

Dean Stoneman interview: “I’ve got to try and get to F1”

28 Nov<p>News<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>By the end of 2010, Dean Stoneman was FIA Formula Two champion, honoured at the FIA’s annual awards ceremony alongside …

Ferrari FXX | The Stig's Power Lap | Top Gear | Series 13 | BBC

Survey Reveals That the More People Who Own Smartphones, the More People Actually Use Smartphones—Even When They Shouldn’t

Like a good newsmaker, State Farm is there, reliably issuing headline-ready press releases such as <i>William Shatner Saves the World From Exploding Turkeys</i> (“An accident with a turkey fryer several years ago made him more than just a hot celebrity. He was a man on fire, literally, and he doesn’t want …

It's Black (Car) Friday! Forget Shopping, Enjoy These Photos of Our Favorite Black Cars – Feature

Black Friday is too hectic–who wants to sit in a line, outside in the cold at 3 a.m. for a barely discounted iPad or 50 percent off a bedspread? Bedding is boring, and sitting on the couch drinking a cold one and shaking off the Thanksgiving food coma is so much more satisfying, anyway. To help you …

2015 Ford Mustang's Five-Time-Zone Reveal Comes Into Focus

Good Morning America to Host World Premiere<p>The 2015 Ford Mustang’s December 5 reveal will stretch over five time zones, and a new report provides a few more details about what we can expect for the U.S. debut events. The 2015 Mustang’s world premiere will be hosted by “Good Morning America” in New …

Toyota Verso Gets BMW 1.6L Turbodiesel I-4 in First Step of Agreement

The Euro-market Toyota Verso is the first Toyota to benefit from the automaker’s agreement with BMW to develop more efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles. BMW will supply an available 1.6-liter turbodiesel I-4 to the compact MPV. The agreement also includes research and development of …

Creator Explains Tech-Loaded Nissan ZEOD RC

Redefining the Racecar<p>Look familiar? There’s a good reason why. Nissan‘s new ZEOD RC (Zero Emissions on Demand Race Car) is the work of Ben Bowlby, the automaker’s Director of Motorsport Innovation who was responsible for the Deltawing, a short-lived Nissan-powered experimental race car that had a …

TOTD: What will be Cross Shopped with the Cadillac ELR?

Aside from having two doors and luxurious cabins, the 2014 Cadillac ELR and the 2014 BMW 4 Series don’t share much in common, but GM suggests in a <i>WardsAuto</i> report that the ELR may be cross-shopped with the 4 Series as well as the 6 Series Gran Coupe. The ELR is like few other cars on the market, …

2014 BMW X5

Silently through Whistler.<p>Blasting along the two-lane Sea-to-Sky Highway up the mountains inland from Whistler, British Columbia, we encountered a slow logging truck climbing a steep grade. No worry: Tap the paddle shifter, nail the accelerator, and sweep around . . . only to fetch up behind three …

Apple 'pays $200m' for Twitter-focused Topsy

Apple's deal for Topsy, which specialises in analysing Twitter data, is an unusual move for the iPhone maker<p>Apple has made a rare move into social media by buying Twitter-focused analysis company Topsy.<p>The iPhone maker refused to reveal why it bought the start-up, which studies trends on Twitter to …

Social Media

How To Work 50 Hours A Week And Still Have Plenty Of Time For Yourself

There are 168 hours in a week. Subtract work and a decent amount of sleep and you’re left with about 65 hours. Math!<p>Whenever people ask me how they can start spending their time better, I say that the first step is knowing how you’re spending your time now. Over the past few years, I’ve kept track …

The Best Management Tool You’re Not Using

No, sabbaticals aren’t just for professors. Sometimes professionals need to take them too.<p>Burn-out is expensive.<p>When employees get bored with their jobs, or start thinking wistfully that life is passing them by, in the best case scenario they spend a lot of time surfing the web. In the worst case, …

Are You A “Ghost Boss”? 4 Bad Boss Bloopers–And How To Fix Them

If you’re hiding in your office or becoming aware that no one is able to look you in the eyes, it’s time to look in the mirror.<p>They say that people join companies but leave managers.<p>If it seems like a lot of your people are walking out the door, you might want to study your behavior for some clues, …

5 Ways To Rescue An Unproductive Day

It’s not like you don’t have things to do–some days just never get off the ground.<p>Some days you’re on fire. And some days, you’re not. Every time you try to crank out a report, you wind up on Facebook. You haven’t heard back from anyone whose input is necessary for a project. You have a million …

Copas is a family that knows how to talk turkey

Copas birds are prized by chefs, but this seasonal business must also keep diversification on the menu<p>Christmas comes but once a year for most. However, for the Copas family it’s a year-long obsession. Some 40,000 turkeys roam freely around their Berkshire farms, all earmarked for the Christmas …

Family Business

Super Hexagon ported to Commodore 64 with Micro Hexagon

Terry Cavanagh's dastardly difficult mobile classic Super Hexagon has been ported to the Commodore 64 via indie developers Paul Koller and Mikkel …

Lamborghini Debuts Veneno Roadster on Italian Aircraft Carrier

Debuting on the Italian naval aircraft carrier Nave Cavour, the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster debuted this week in Abu Dhabi’s Mina Zayed port. At €3.3 million or approximately $4.47 million apiece, Lamborghini will build just nine examples of the 740-hp super sports car roadster.<p>“The Lamborghini …

Apple's iPad A Big Winner On Black Friday

Various indicators are showing that sales of Apple’s products, especially the iPad, are off to a strong start. While there aren’t any data points from Apple, besides the Air’s lead-time remaining the same at 5-7 days and the Retina’s mini improving to 5-7 days in the U.S. over the past week (link …

Netflix is balancing its streaming traffic across Amazon’s cloud

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Netflix<p>Netflix (s nflx) is fighting back outages in the Amazon Web Services (s amzn) cloud computing platform with a …

12 Smart Money Moves To Make Before The End Of 2013

Many people, rushing to make holiday plans, would like to take a vacation from thinking about money. Not so fast. In the process you could whiz by some crucial financial deadlines on Dec. 31. Miss them and you might get hit with substantial penalties or lose the opportunity to take advantage of …

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Scientists have drawn on nearly 1,000 brain scans to confirm what many had surely concluded long ago: that stark differences exist in the wiring of male and female brains.<p>Maps of neural circuitry showed that on average women's brains were highly connected across the left and right hemispheres, in …

Best in Show: Our Favorites From the 2013 L.A. Auto Show

What was once a relatively small-potatoes event on the international auto show circuit now plays host to a number of major debuts, and we were on the scene at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show to comprehensively cover all the new sheetmetal. This year, a wide array of concept and production vehicles …

Bitcoin's $13.50 To $1,200 Eleven Month Climb--Now Taxes

Even if you weren’t intrigued by other aspects of the rock star digital currency, it’s hard to argue with over 5,000% appreciation in less than a year. The Wall Street Journal asked Should You Invest in Bitcoin? and printed a WSJ special section: “Bitcoin or Bust”. The conclusion: sure, why not buy …

Fast & Furious 7 to go ahead despite death of star Paul Walker

Paul Walker's final Fast & Furious film remains on course for a cinema release, despite the death of its 40-year-old star in a road accident on Saturday.<p>Sources told the Hollywood Reporter that production on Fast & Furious 7 would be delayed, with the shoot in Atlanta unlikely to resume until today …

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

Eleven James Is A New Startup That Lets You Rent Your Wrist Wear

Why should the ladies have all the fun? Like Le Tote and Rent The Runway, a new start-up, Eleven James, is offering something men may find alluring: the opportunity to wear a cool new watch every few months for a monthly fee.<p>Founded by Randy Brandoff, former CMO of NetJets and Marquis Jet, the …

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's sister on 'oversharing'

The sister of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has warned of the impact of being too "attached to our mobile devices".<p>Randi Zuckerberg, who spent six years working for Facebook, has written a book about the impact technology is having on family life and relationships.<p>She told BBC Newsnight that …

Underwater hotel rooms: Is down becoming the new up?

<b>When it comes to luxury hotel rooms, down is becoming the new up.</b><p>Instead of penthouse suites, the most exclusive accommodation in the house may soon be at the very bottom, 20ft (6m) or more beneath the surface of the sea.<p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessAfrica's first start-up bus hits the …