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Sony's PS4 E3 conference: Join us Monday (live blog)

Sony's E3 press conference kicks off Monday at 6 p.m. PT. CNET will be there to bring you news, updates, photos, and running commentary.<p>Hopefully, Sony will have a lot more to show off at its E3 press conference on Monday evening.<p>In February, Sony managed to hold a launch event for its …

Sony

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.<p>But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and you won't find them in the GS4's chief rival, the iPhone.<p>Let's take a look at some of the best …

Gear & Gadgets

Obama Student Loan Policy Reaping $51 Billion Profit

The Obama administration is forecast to turn a record $51 billion profit this year from student loan borrowers, a sum greater than the earnings of the nation's most profitable companies and roughly equal to the combined net income of the four largest U.S. banks by assets.<p>Figures made public Tuesday …

2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

It would render Freud speechless.<p>TESTED<p><i>“Gunter glieben glauchen globen.”</i> We can’t so much as look at the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG without the phrase running through our minds. Coined by poodle-haired ’80s Brit rockers Def Leppard, the ostensibly German words have essentially no meaning yet, like the …

2014 Audi R8 Starts at $119,150; Spyder Starts at $132,650

Audi’s refreshed-for-2014 mid-engined supercar, the R8, goes on sale today and official pricing has been announced. Starting at $119,150, the R8 coupe comes with a 430-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 with a six-speed manual. Audi will offer the V-8–powered R8 in a spyder as well, while a 525-hp, 5.2-liter V-10 …

2015 Subaru WRX / WRX STI Spy Photos

This prototype disappoints with its looks—hopefully it's just a powertrain mule.<p><b>What It Is:</b> This camouflaged Subaru prototype is one of three things: a non-WRX, sporty Impreza variant; a thinly disguised and production-ready next-gen WRX or WRX STI; or a mule created to test the WRX’s powertrain …

Subaru

2014 BMW 2-series M Sport / M235i Spy Photos

The forthcoming 2er is caught in sporty attire.<p><b>What It Is:</b> New spy shots of the BMW 2-series, which will replace the 1-series coupe and convertible, caught completely uncovered. The 2-series lineup eventually will include both body styles, and they will look less like the current rear-drive …

Ford's Flat Rock Facility Births Its Millionth Mustang

Exactly 49 years after being publicly introduced as the Mustang at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York, the one-millionth Mustang to be produced in Ford’s Flat Rock, Michigan, facility rolled off the assembly line. A ruby-red 2014 Mustang convertible observed the ceremonial honors, fittingly piloted …

Sports Cars

2013 Audi A8L 4.0T

For all your nasty, nasty bovine-lovin' needs.<p>TESTED<p>Whether you walk into a bar and order a double, or double down at the blackjack table, or, for those opposed to vice, play a friendly game of mixed doubles tennis, doubling is a call to action. It’s a catalyst for excitement and proof that you’re …

2014 BMW M5 and M6 to Receive 575-hp Competition Package

On the track and on the autobahn, BMW is testing the face-lifted M5, which will be launched this summer as a 2014 model. It will continue to be offered with its 560-hp, twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8, but there also will be an optional performance pack—first brought to our attention by bmwblog.com, who …

2013 BMW M6 Convertible vs. Jaguar XKR-S Convertible, Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet | Comparison Test

TESTED<p>About halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, somewhere near the Piedras Blancas lighthouse where the sea otters bob and the elephant seals tussle in the slimy kelp just off the shoreline, the Santa Lucia Mountains take a step back from the water’s edge, leaving a rolling, doughy apron …

First Official 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-class Photo

It appears as though we have been gifted our first look at the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-class courtesy of Mercedes-Benz itself. A photo of the redesigned luxury sedan apparently popped up on Benz’s Austrian consumer website; it allegedly was quickly taken down, but not before French site …

Mercedes-Benz

2013 BMW M6 Coupe

Fast and fairly fab, if not faithful to the original.<p>M6, we hardly recognize you. The nameplate first appeared in the mid-1980s, when it was attached to a lithe, agile coupe fitted with a manual transmission and the race-bred, naturally aspirated inline-six of the M1 supercar. And today? The …

2013 Audi RS6 Avant

A sleeper wagon with supercar performance.<p>In Europe, excessive displays of power and wealth are considered to be in poor taste. It’s why the luxury-car segment has been in decline there for years, and why high-performance sports cars remain a rare sight as well. But that doesn’t mean that Europe's …

2015 Audi TT, 2016 Audi A5, 2018 Audi A9 Rendered, Detailed

Audi aims to fortify its sporty reputation.<p>Audi needs to maintain its momentum. Having rapidly made up ground on BMW and Mercedes-Benz in many important markets, it nevertheless still trails those brands in the U.S. But Ingolstadt isn’t running out of ideas, and these renderings provide a sense of …

Automotive Design