Seattle Police Investigate "Drone Strike" On Space Needle

'Drone' really is such a stupid term for what was reported to be a hobbyist quadcopter with a small camera attached. None-the-less, earlier today, visitors to the Seattle Space Needle said such a craft was hovering up around the observation deck when it supposedly impacted the iconic structure. It then flew back to… » 7/24/14 8:34pm Yesterday 8:34pm

GM's Tesla-Fighting 'Moon Shot' Is A 200-Mile… Sonic?

GM is building an EV. That's a given. And when former CEO Dan Akerson said the automaker assembled a team to investigate how Tesla could upend the auto industry, there was an assumption that GM's next full-fledged EV would compete with Tesla's volume sedan, the Model 3. Now comes word that it's a Sonic EV. » 7/24/14 6:55pm Yesterday 6:55pm

AWD Title Fight: 2015 Subaru WRX STI VS. 2015 Audi S3

Around 300 turbocharged ponies. Four doors. All-wheel drive. A legacy of rally racing that can only be described as legendary. The 2015 Subaru WRX STI and 2015 Audi S3 are, at heart, remarkably similar cars. » 7/24/14 4:33pm Yesterday 4:33pm

SpaceX Can Now Land Rockets Like Old Sci-Fi Drawings Did

One of the biggest problems with rocket boosters is that you cram them full of amazing materials and engineering, and then ditch them after the first trip. It'd be like buying a Porsche 918, driving it to the coast, and then jumping out of it just before your let it drive off a pier. It's sort of crazy. SpaceX thinks » 7/24/14 3:58pm Yesterday 3:58pm

What Would You Buy Instead Of A BMW M4?

Recently I got to sample a BMW M4 Launch Edition. I thought it was a fine car, but despite my love for BMW's M models, if I had the cash I probably wouldn't get one. The editors over at Autocar came up with six alternatives to the M4. Now it is your turn, how would you spend 64k? » 7/24/14 3:43pm Yesterday 3:43pm

From Lust to Love, an Age-Old Story of Automotive Romance

I'm a married man, in love with his wife. Before I was in love with her, though, I was in lust. That love-at-first-sight mumbo jumbo is a farce — it was the initial physical attraction that prompted the first date, which led to love, marriage, and a baby in a baby carriage. This formula is not exclusive to human… » 7/24/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm