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Confirmed: Mazda MX-5 Miata gets more power for 2019

The rumors were true: Mazda's darling MX-5 Miata is getting a number of updates for the 2019 model year.<p>The biggest update is found under the hood, where the Miata gets a nice increase in power. Though it uses the same 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine as before, the 2019 MX-5 makes 181 horsepower -- an …

Smart Cities

The Rolex That Everybody Wants This Year Is Actually Affordable

Rolex SA is the master of iteration. By changing minuscule elements of its beloved watches over the years, the Geneva-based company has created …

Stainless Steel

Canada just legalized marijuana. That has big implications for US drug policy.

It’s the second country in the world to legalize pot, following Uruguay.<p>Canada has become the first wealthy nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana.<p>The Senate approved Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, on Tuesday. The measure was already approved by the House of Commons, so the …

Cannabis

This Accessory Turns Your MacBook Pro Into a Productivity Beast

The Line Dock has been making waves for a while — it launched as an Indigogo project back in 2016 — but now it’s finally available to order. So what …

MacBook Pro

Germany: BMW M850i xDrive priced at 125,700 euros, 840d at 100,000 euros

The U.S pricing for the new BMW 8 Series has yet to be announced, but the German market has already received the price details for the two launch …

BMW 8 Series

2019 Jaguar I-Pace: The Electric Cat Leaps

Speed and serenity.<p>If you’re still anticipating that the arrival of any new electric vehicle will undo a 15-year-old car company, it’s time to let go of that fantasy. The Tesla killer is a myth. A phantom. A four-wheeled Chupacabra. That’s true even as the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace—a $70,495 five-seat …

Software

The Mustang GT’s V8 Is the Most Under-Appreciated Engine Out Right Now

The GT is constantly overshadowed by its Shelby sibling. Let's take a second to appreciate the newest Coyote engine.<p>When the current Mustang was introduced, one of the biggest upgrades was the more powerful V8 engine. Eager to rev and fantastic to listen to, it was only overshadowed by the …

Sports Cars

The New Suzuki Jimny Is Where It's At

Forget the G-Wagen. After twenty long years, Suzuki is finally ready with a brand new Jimny. And this box on a ladder frame, well, we like it a lot.<p>The new Jimny seems to be the lime in our lemonade this summer, especially now that we know that the new G-Wagen is nothing like the original diesel …

Suzuki

Invasive plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness discovered in Virginia

Officials in Virginia are warning residents to be on the lookout after an invasive plant was found Tuesday in the northern part of the state that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness.<p>The Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech said in a Facebook post that 30 giant hogweed plants were …

Virginia Tech

Google Maps vs Waze: Which Is Better for You?

Wondering which mapping app to guide you through your next journey? Google Maps is far and away the world's favorite, but savvy drivers also talk up …

Ridesharing

Elon Musk Praises Employees as First Performance Model 3 Rolls off Production Line

Musk's team built the new Model 3 assembly line in just three weeks.<p>The light at the end of the tunnel has finally been reached for the many waiting …

Tesla

Spectacular implosion brings down twin cooling towers at Florida power plant

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — It took just 12 seconds for 1,500 pounds of dynamite to bring down two huge cooling towers Saturday morning at a Florida power plant.<p>While it is an exciting moment for some to witness at the St. Johns River Power Park, several local residents said it's also bittersweet.<p>“Yeah, …

Florida Power & Light

Bugatti Veyron Reaches 208 MPH; Hits Barriers During Deceleration

Warning: this video doesn’t have a happy ending.<p>What would you do when you’re in a Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse <b></b>and you have an enclosed runway in front …

Sports Cars

37 Random AF Facts About 37 Of Your Favorite TV Shows

Chris Pratt was not supposed to be a series regular on Parks and Recreation.

TV

Photo Comparison: BMW 8 Series vs BMW 6 Series

Almost immediately after the new BMW 8 Series was revealed, various angry enthusiasts took to the internet to proclaim their disappointment. While …

BMW 8 Series

Mysterious Russian tycoon's mega-yacht makes waves in NYC

On Wednesday, a private yacht sailed slowly and quietly up the Hudson River and docked near midtown Manhattan.<p>This wasn't just any yacht, however. It was Eclipse -- the largest private yacht in the world. And its presence is sure to touch off a frenzy of speculation about its owners and …

Boating

Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint unlimited plans compared

As our phones get faster and have better screens and more processing power, it's natural that they gobble up more cellular data. An unlimited data plan can be a great fit for our data-hungry devices. However, keeping track of the ever-changing unlimited plans, prices and features can be …

T-Mobile

How to clean your gross, waxy AirPods

The other day on the metro, I pulled out my AirPods and dropped one on the floor. It bounced over dried and dirty beer stains, and who knows what other filth and bacteria traipsed in on a million passengers’ shoes (and the odd hippie’s bare feet). I gave up on listening to anything on the trip …

Cleaning

2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe: Back from the dead and lookin' good

Enthusiasts and BMW buyers alike have been clamoring for a new 8 Series, and BMW has finally seen fit to humor them. The automaker has been teasing this car for the better part of a year, but now it's finally here, and it's looking <i>good</i>.<p>One slick coupe<p>Originally previewed in the Concept 8 Series …

Carbon Fiber

Siri is about to leave Alexa, Google Assistant in the dust

Although Siri has been the first popular and widely known voice-controlled smart assistant, it has been shoved to the sidelines by the rapid …

Google Assistant

Apple actually began shutting down its USB security hole a while ago

Apple began providing options for shutting down the USB port in iOS 11, but made it far more powerful in the newly-announced iOS 12.<p>Apple has been in a long-running battle with law enforcement over the ease with which the latter can access evidence stored on iPhones, even when they’ve been secured …

iOS

One carrier restarts sales of 9-year-old iPhone 3GS

In June 2009, Apple introduced the world to the iPhone 3GS. It was “the fastest, smartest phone yet,” with improved cameras, video recording, and voice control.<p>Nine years on, smartphones are a lot different — and the iPhone 3GS looks like a relic in comparison. But that hasn’t stopped one carrier …

Mobile Technology

Yes, This Is A Ramjet Powered Artillery Shell And It Could Be A Game Changer

The new round could dramatically extend the range of existing guns and significantly expand the flexibility of even small artillery …

Moneyed in the Middle: Every Mid-Size Luxury Car Ranked from Worst to Best

BMW

These Are the Fastest Depreciating Cars on the Market

A new study reveals some excellent used car values.<p>BERNHARD_LIMBERGER—BMW AG/Bernhard Limberger<p>Car research site iSeeCars has studied more than 4.1 …

Cadillac

USB-C was supposed to be a port paradise, but it’s become a nightmare

When the transition to USB-C began, we were all promised a better life. Connections would be faster and simpler. One connection to end all …

Gear & Gadgets

How will Trump's foreign car tariff affect the US auto industry?

If you've been paying attention to the news lately, then you'll no doubt have seen a ton of coverage on President Trump's plans to impose a 25 percent tariff on imported vehicles. But what, exactly, will that mean for the auto industry? Spoiler alert: It's probably not good news.<p>If The Donald <i>does</i> …

Alfa Romeo

The Aston Martin Rapide AMR Arrives At The Intersection Of Excellence And Pointlessness

As the four-door Aston Martin Rapide sedan soldiers toward a decade of production, the company has decided to give it a stimulant in the form of lime …

Sports Cars

12 high-paying side jobs you can do in your free time

If you’re looking to earn some extra money, gain experience in a new field or industry, fill some free time, or find a summer gig, side jobs can fill …

Employment