What 'Non-Truck' Automaker Should Be Making Pickup Trucks?

We hear it with every auto sales report: Trucks are so hot right now you could slap a 1” lift on a picnic table, call it a compact pickup, and lease it to somebody for $400 a month. And yet, not every automaker even has a truck. Which car-only companies should try their hand at making a truck? »9/05/15 10:00amToday 10:00am

Saturday's Best Deals: $19 Bias Light, Fitbit Charge HR, KitchenAids, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. »9/05/15 9:05amToday 9:05am

This Virtually Unknown Stillborn VW Prototype Is Blowing My Mind 

There are few things automotive that get me more excited than Volkswagen’s vintage prototypes and design studies that ended up going nowhere. I’m not sure why, but I find these bizarre stillborns wildly engaging, and this one — one I never heard of before — may be the most incredible one yet. »9/04/15 8:00pmYesterday 8:00pm

It Would Take Until 2067 To Fix Every New York City Subway Station

It’s not just the trains that are decrepit in the New York City subway system, it’s the stations as well. But everything is surely fixable, right? Well, a new report from the Citizens Budget Commission, a non-partisan non-profit, says that really, it is totally fixable. Though at current repair rates, it will take 52… »9/04/15 7:00pmYesterday 7:00pm

The New ICON Airframe Pro Is The Lightest Mass Produced Helmet On The Market

ICON released a new helmet this week that they think is about to take the gear world by storm. The new ICON Airframe Pro was built with one mission in mind: be the best helmet that ICON, or anyone else, has ever made. While that sounds like quite a challenge, keeping the weight of a medium down to 1450 grams is one… »9/04/15 6:00pmYesterday 6:00pm

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: The Kotaku Review

There’s a cutscene, late in Metal Gear Solid V, that’s ostensibly serious but contains a musical interlude so awkward it sent me into giggle fits. A dozen missions later, there’s a harrowing sequence that ranks among the best video game scenes I’ve ever played. If you don’t know how to reconcile those two things,… »9/04/15 2:50pmYesterday 2:50pm

An American's Take On The Citroën Cactus, A Car You Can Drive Anywhere (Except Here)

There’s something Citroën got right with wacky plastic body cladding on the C4 Cactus that the likes of Pontiac didn’t: it wasn’t just a styling cue. No, these plastic “airbumps” are right where people are most likely to ding your doors, and made of plastic specifically designed not to even care. That’s brilliant.
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A New Angle On This Shadowy Stealth F/A-18 Hornet Concept Is Intriguing

One of our readers, Gareth Webber, pointed out a strange looking aircraft stored at AMARG, the Pentagon’s aircraft boneyard in Tucson, AZ. I immediately noticed it from an article that ran a year and a half ago in Aviation Week about a stealthy F/A-18 Hornet concept that was photographed sitting along the AMARG… »9/04/15 2:20pmYesterday 2:20pm