2016 Ford F-150 Has Mini Reversed Steering Wheel For Driving Backwards

You know how it gets confusing when you’re backing up a trailer, because physics? The 2016 Ford F-150 will have a tiny little steering wheel you’d use in conjunction with the backup camera, which would do the opposite of the real wheel while reversing. See where this is going? » 5/21/15 2:28pm Yesterday 2:28pm

Combat Tech Is Turning Baltimore Into a Paramilitary Zone

In response to rioting and violent protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray, the National Guard was deployed for riot control in Maryland for the first time since the 1968s race riots. Some 500 troops patrol the city, clad in body armor, with automatic rifles strapped across their chests.
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Amazon Wants To Deliver Packages Right To Your Audi's Trunk

We all have the same complaint. I want to order stuff off of Amazon, but I also want the metaphysical feeling of buying it from a store. I don’t want to actually buy things from a store, mind you, but I want to pretend that I did. Amazon and Audi are here to help, by delivering packages not straight to you, but… » 4/23/15 9:51am 4/23/15 9:51am

Forget A Mercedes Pickup, The Unimog Just Got Even Better Off-Road

The prospect of a mid-sized Mercedes-Benz pickup truck has us speculating wildly. Meanwhile the company's just dialed up the insanity on their already-indefatigable
Unimog with new off-road tech and holy crap... did you know this thing is rated to ford 1.2 meters of water? » 4/06/15 8:15pm 4/06/15 8:15pm

​Let's Get Some Facts Straight About Apple CarPlay And Android Auto

Anytime a post about Android Auto or Apple CarPlay lands on these pages there's an inevitable raft of questions, misunderstandings, and uninformed bitching. What if I don't have [insert phone here]?! It'll kill my resale value! I don't want to use any of this shit, gimme back my eight-track! Here's a quick explainer… » 3/10/15 2:05pm 3/10/15 2:05pm

This 2015 GMC Sierra Has Better WiFi Than My Office (Nicer Seats Too)

We all saw GM's Super Bowl ad: "if you had 4G LTE OnStar in your truck you could stream the game!" I shrugged. How good could WiFi be, bottled into a cellphone signal and piped through a pickup truck? Well I'm testing it in a 2015 GMC Sierra right now, and I think I'm ready to make it my new business address. » 2/19/15 2:13pm 2/19/15 2:13pm

Apple Really Is Working on a Car, Claims Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has hundreds of people working on a top secret project: an electric minivan. The massive undertaking, codenamed "Titan", is expected to last years, and it's entirely possible that Apple will abandon it. But if it doesn't, Steve Jobs's iCar dream will finally come true. » 2/13/15 6:42pm 2/13/15 6:42pm

'Ford Shield' Looks Like A Next-Generation Hardcore Bedliner

This clip doesn't give us a lot of clues about what makes the "Built Ford Tough Shield" special, but based on the name and these shots my money's on new bedliner tech. Whether it ends up being "effective tool" or "sales gimmick" remains to be seen, but we'll have our eyes open. » 12/19/14 6:00pm 12/19/14 6:00pm

The First 3D-Printed Object In Space Was Just Made On The ISS

If we're going to venture out into space in a serious way, at some point we're going to need to be able to manufacture stuff. Replacement parts, tools based on needs we don't yet know, novelty Pez dispensers, etc. 3D printing is probably the best way to do this, and a major first milestone was reached on Tuesday. » 11/27/14 9:00am 11/27/14 9:00am