Zachary Abercrombie

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Anki Drive racing game outgrows iOS with Android support

The company behind intelligent miniature race cars is evolving beyond its Apple roots with an Android app, new vehicle line, and price drop.<p>After its surprise debut onstage at Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference in June, Anki spent all of 2013 driving inside the tracks of the iPhone's …

WWDC

Belkin’s WeMo Smart LED Bulbs launch in US and Canada

Belkin’s WeMo Smart LED Bulbs and LED Starter Set are both now available in the United States and Canada, expanding the options available for …

D-Link’s latest smart plug simplifies connected power

D-Link has introduced a new smart plug, taking its original model (check out our review) and refining it in a more narrowly-defined cheaper …

Intel Smart Wireless Charging Bowl will arrive late this year

Intel‘s Smart Wireless Charging Bowl, which we first saw back at CES 2014, will be hitting shelves towards the end of this year, putting its …

Wireless Charging

Build a Papercraft Toyota With These Printable Kits

If you’re like many Americans celebrating Labor Day, chances are you’ve got some free time on your hands today. So why not build a paper model of a Toyota car or crossover? The Japanese automaker recently released papercraft kits that you can print, cut out, and origami-fold into paper versions of …

Overclock your car and hack the Google Glass prescription limitations

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>This week on the Internet of Things podcast we focus on Kevin’s face and a variety of connected cars. First up, Kevin Tofel …

Find'Em Tracking: A Very Thin Bluetooth Tracker

There’s no shortage of gadgets designed to help you <i>never</i> lose your belongings. Take the Cobra Tag for instance, a Bluetooth-enabled fob that you can clip to anything and connects with your phone to tell you if either the phone or the fob-connected object move out of range of each other. There are …

Watch This 1,029-HP Honda Odyssey Minivan Roast Its Tires: Video

We've all seen it happen. One of our car-loving friends sells their awesome sports car and buys a minivan because a new kid's on the way and they …

Apple has Siri, and Microsoft is about to get Cortana

Microsoft has been in a state of "shut up and ship" with Windows Phone for more than a year now. While the company has released a few minor updates to Windows Phone 8, its feature set hasn’t changed significantly from when Microsoft first introduced the mobile OS in October 2012. The software giant …

Nokia Lumia Icon: a new Windows Phone flagship comes to Verizon

Nokia’s not exactly hiding its ambitions with the Lumia Icon, the new $199 5-inch phone it’s launching on February 20th with Verizon. "We want people to really remember this product," Ifi Majid, Nokia’s president of North American marketing, told me. It has no codename, no number: it’s just Icon. …

Amazon AppStore giving away six 'essential travel' apps, today only

Winter might not exactly be a prime time for traveling, but whether you’ll heading to the big game this weekend or simply planning a winter trip, the Amazon AppStore is offering six premium travel apps for free as part of its <i>Getaway Essentials Bundle</i>.<p>According to Amazon, the total worth of the …

Apps

This $75 synthesizer will turn anything into an instrument

Yuri Suzuki, the designer that brought you cabs that create music from street noise and helped Disney turn your earlobe into a speaker, is launching a Kickstarter through his company Dentaku for a circuit board that turns anything and everything into a musical instrument. Calling Ototo a circuit …

Craigslist: “Field of Cars” has Something for Everyone

There is something interesting about an old high-desert lot full of cars. The rust, even on the oldest and most susceptible tin, is often only …

Takes One to Know One: Nissan's Lead GT-R Specialist Shows Off His 600-hp R32 – Feature

<i>The R35 GT-R has to satisfy thousands of people. This R32 only has to satisfy one.</i><p>Hiroshi Tamura is Japan’s Car-Guy-in-Chief. At 52, he’s the chief product specialist at Nissan for the current R35-generation GT-R and for the NISMO performance division. When he’s not at work building faster Nissans, …

Sports Cars

Hate Parking Tickets? Fixed Fights Them In Court For You

Up to 50 percent of parking tickets are dismissed when fought in court, but it takes knowledge and time to do it. New app Fixed will do it for you. Take a photo of your ticket, Fixed contests it, and if it’s dismissed, you pay Fixed 25 percent of the ticket price. If Fixed loses, you pay it …

Prime time for a potty break during a movie? There's an app for that.

I'm at<p>"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"the other day, cradling a drink the size of Marlon Brando, 40 corpulent ounces of sugar water priced higher than Texas crude. If this thing capsizes, I may well drown.<p>This 40-ounce Coke is considered a "medium." Presumably, the next size up is Lake Powell.<p>Why …

Marlon Brando

iOS 7 untethered Jailbreak released from Evasi0n

Just in time for Christmas, the Evasi0n team has released an iOS 7 compatible Jailbreak. I’ve just jailbroken my wife’s iOS iPhone 5s (long story) so I’m pretty sure it is legit.<p>Compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4<p>The process is extremely …

iOS 7 Jailbreak Released, Enables Tethering, Alternative Apps And Bitcoin

iOS jailbreakers woke up to an early Christmas present this morning as the hacking group evad3rs released the first version of evasi0n7, the first jailbreak for iOS 7. This is not a present, however, for the faint of heart, as it has not been thoroughly tested. Jay Freeman’s (aka saurik), the …

10 tips to avoid speeding tickets

How to steer clear of the fuzz and fight that ticket when you get one.<p>"The motorist is a source of revenue," says Richard Diamond. And it's become his life's obsession to change that.<p>By day, Diamond is the managing editor at <i>The Washington Times</i>. But by night, he is a relentless advocate for …

HCOTY Nominee: TWINI the Twin Engined MINI

Mini enthusiast and owner of Bay Bridge Motors, Jacques Andres, wanted to prove his capabilities, as well as the capabilities of the Mini platform, …

Unearthed! Rare video of Senna racing Formula Ford 2000 in 1982

Calvin Fish, who also raced that day, weighs in with context.<p>Ayrton Senna's glorious career took place and sadly ended before the Digital Age had taken hold, leaving major portions of his formative years hidden away on videotape in bookshelves, attics and archives.<p>The Brazilian's three Formula 1 …

RWD V8 2000 Ford Focus ZX3

This 2000 Ford Focus ZX3 has undergone an aftermarket RWD conversion and now runs a crate GT40 302 said to make 340 HP. A C4 auto isn’t ideal, but …

My Wife’s Prius

I could try to defend this vehicle.<p>We didn’t pay a dime to acquire it, we don’t pay anything to insure it, and there’s no cost to us to put fuel back …

'Waiting In Line 3D' Is Deliberately The Worst Video Game Ever Made

You might have thought that there could be no more boring video game than 'Desert Bus' - the game where you have to drive a bus, across the desert, …

Rebuilding Fuller’s Dymaxion

Some concept cars influence decades of automotive engineering. Some concepts never catch on. Some simply catch fire.<p>The Dymaxion car, designed by the visionary US architect and all-round polymath R Buckminster Fuller, may be the rare prototype for which all of these things are true.<p>“It’s full of …

Fish

1-of-1 1957 Chevy Salesmaker NAPCO 4X4 Project

This camper (chassis PM152T1123) started life as a 1957 Chevrolet Salesmaker utility van and was sent to NAPCO for a 4X4 conversion when still new. …

Our Cars: The story of my Acura Integra GS-R, part 2

<b>This is a continuation of a story that started here.</b><p>It’s the middle of the summer in 2012. I am walking down a Boston side street pushing my newest …