This Guy Just Bought The Most (And Most Expensive) Rolls Royces Ever

Some things in life are so terrible, so awful, so delightfully vulgar that they come full-circle, and become great. The movie Starship Troopers, for example, or a Fluffernutter sandwich. Add to the list, then, Rolls-Royce's newest order for 30 Extended-Wheelbase Phantoms, its biggest and most expensive ever. » 9/17/14 11:22am 17 minutes ago

Testing The 2014 Jeep Cherokee On & Off-Road: What Do You Want To Know?

For the next few days, we'll be torturing a 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4x4 on the hairpin roads of LA county and dusty desert tracks to the east. It's not the lifted Trailhawk variant and it's riding on Continental all-season tires, but you know we've gotta test that "SAND" setting on the dash somehow. » 9/17/14 11:06am 32 minutes ago

Why You Shouldn’t Buy An NA Miata

Over the last half-decade or so, Mazda’s Miata has been enjoying something of a reboot of its reputation. Long derided as a car unfit for those packing chest hair, the new line is that it’s a hot, affordable little roadster that offers all of the joys of sports-car motoring without the headaches induced by owning… » 9/17/14 10:30am Today 10:30am

The Online Legacy of a Suicide Cult and the Webmasters Who Stayed Behind

Every month, the bills get paid on time. The emails get answered, and any orders filled. Which, for HeavensGate.com, is positively extraordinary. Because as far as the public is aware, every last member of the suicide cult died 17 years ago from a cocktail of arsenic and apple sauce. A few stayed behind, though.… » 9/17/14 9:50am Today 9:50am

Gogo International Wifi Coming To Virgin Atlantic

WiFi availability has become pretty common for most domestic flights, but still has a lot of room to grow in the international realm. It's a great option for those who need to work, or don't have enough legroom to actually get comfortable enough for some quality shut-eye. » 9/17/14 9:47am Today 9:47am

German Carmakers Might Need Tesla's Gigafactory More Than Tesla

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/17/14 9:30am Today 9:30am

Test Driving The New BMW Laser Lights

The big BMW 7 Series was making short work of the ancient twisting, but recently paved, goat paths in the hills above Marseilles, France. Lighting the way were a set of prototype laser high beams. And was that light good. » 9/17/14 9:07am Today 9:07am

Audi Gets First Autonomous Driving Permit In California

Following Audi's autonomous adventures in Nevada and the Florida connected car expressway, the State of California granted a permit for testing Audi's automated cars on the state's roads, effective from today. » 9/17/14 8:45am Today 8:45am

For $5,500, This 1970 VW Custom Might Give You The Willys

Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe custom VW has 'Bar Room Slut' painted on its ass like the automotive equivalent of a tramp stamp. That's not the only incredulous aspect of the car, but it'll be up to you to decide whether this car's price is worth bellying up to the bar. » 9/17/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

NASA Will Fund Both Boeing and SpaceX To Build US Manned Spaceships

This isn't really a surprise. In the popular media, the more flamboyant SpaceX and their manned Dragon V2 capsule have been getting the attention, while behind the scenes Boeing's CST-100 was widely picked as the favorite. It looks like NASA wants to be everyone's friend, because they picked both. » 9/16/14 11:42pm Yesterday 11:42pm

The New Airbus A350 Will Be Ready For All Your Streaming Needs

Honeywell Aerospace and Thales In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity announced today at APEX 2014 that they will provide "the same connectivity experience in-flight as they would have at home or work" by integrating Honeywell's JetWave hardware with Thales' cabin network solutions on the new Airbus A350. » 9/16/14 11:26pm Yesterday 11:26pm