The problem with stock car racing

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, (NASCAR) is one of the best known stock car racing franchises in the world, but is it really "stock" car racing? Not a single Sprint Cup race car (with the exception of the pace car) is an actual production vehicle. Sure, Toyota might say their current stock car is a… » 1/11/15 12:01pm 1/11/15 12:01pm

China Maybe Wants To Build An Underwater Train to America

Underwater travel is the next frontier of international transportation — if you are the kind of futurist who would believe a report made by a state-run Chinese news outlet. The Washington Post, citing this Bejing Times story, reports that the train of our nautical dreams is (maybe) happening: » 5/10/14 5:14pm 5/10/14 5:14pm

The Future of Car Hacking

The future holds a lot for the motor vehicle, with the beginnings of 3D printing already taking root in households, plenty of Bluetooth gadgets allow greater connectivity with our mobile devices, and new painting coatings provide less work when cleaning. Let's take a look at how you'll be able to hack your car to do… » 12/18/13 10:09am 12/18/13 10:09am

Gamer forgets he's in his room during 5-hour Virtual Reality session

Kotaku's Richard Eisenbeis says that "at times [he] literally forgot [he] was really sitting in my living room" while playing with the Oculus Rift—a new virtual reality gaming eyeglasses system—for five hours straight. He really means it. His description of the surreal experience is incredible. » 8/02/13 11:09am 8/02/13 11:09am

Commenter Of The Day: All In The Timing Edition

The future can only be seen in the past, meaning that we can only be wrong or right in retrospect. Today we looked back on the Giugiaro-penned Porsche Tapiro concept, which could be any of the futuristic looking designs of the 1970's. Was it the future? Not quite. Automotive design mostly went another way. That being… » 4/28/08 5:40pm 4/28/08 5:40pm