‘It Was an Almighty Boom’: Car Explosion Chalked Up to Excessive Air Freshener Use

Let this serve as a lesson for those who mask the smell of smoke in their car with an exorbitant amount of air freshener spray. Read More >>

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Here’s What a 500-Pound Knife Does to a Used Toyota

What’s a team of giant robot designers supposed to do between Maker Faires and mecha battles? Build giant knives and smash shit with them, of course. Read More >>

Everyone Was Supposed to Own a Yacht By Now, According to Futurists of the 1950s

According to futurists of the 1950s, people of the 21st century were all supposed to be zipping around in solar-powered cars, watching wall-sized TVs, and enjoying holidays on the moon. We were even supposed to all have our own yachts. Well, half a yacht at least. Read More >>

Jeremy Clarkson “Had a Bit of an Accident” Filming Amazon’s Cars Thing

Popular light entertainer Jeremy Clarkson has been sharing some tweets from his Amazon-funded holidays in Barbados, where as well as hanging around in his shorts and being mocked by the Daily Mail for his lack of muscle tone he's filming that car show of his for Amazon Prime. Read More >>

The Car of the Future Will be Driverless and… Stained Glass

Designers looking at the future of mobility as part of the London Design Festival have come up with this bizarre concept; a driverless car with a built-in bed, stained glass windows, and wheels nicked from a Mini. Read More >>

World’s Dumbest Driver Takes VW Polo on Track During Live Race

Amazing. Or amazingly stupid. This clip shows some youths driving their Volkswagen Polo onto the actual track at Brands Hatch during a race. You wouldn't think it possible, but... they did it, driving down the pit lane and out onto the circuit. The driver planned to tell the marshalls they "got lost" when in fact they merely got stupid. [YouTube] Read More >>

This Could Be the Biggest Amazon Package Ever

Amazon is well-known for its habit of delivering small items in gigantic packages. But this parcel has to be perhaps the biggest that Bezos & Co. have ever had to ship. Read More >>

Google is Taking Android to the Car With Audi, GM, Honda and Hyundai

Google has just announced that it's joining forces with Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia to create the Open Automotive Alliance. In other words, it's planning to take Android to the automobile. Read More >>

This Amazing Life-Size, Air-Powered Lego Car Hits 20mph

What happens if you take 500,000 pieces of Lego and 256 pistons, then hand them over to Australians Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida? This fully functioning, life-size, air-powered Lego car is what. Read More >>

The 10 Sexiest Concept Cars Ever

One of the bizarre things about automotive R&D is that companies burn a huge amount of time and money designing things that never get built. I speak, of course, of concept cars: stunningly beautiful machines dripping with sex appeal and infeasibly dramatic angles that never get built. Here are 10 of the all-time greats. Read More >>

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Amazing Video of a Crane Lifting a Car Using Two Phonebooks

You probably knew that it's impossible to pull apart two phonebooks put together with interleaving pages. But did you know that the bond—caused by the mechanical friction of the interleaving pages—is so strong that it can lift an entire car? This video demonstrates exactly that. The best part, however, may be to watch the car fall when they burn the phonebooks. Read More >>

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Nokia Lumia 920 Versus a Car

Drop tests? Pah, who simply drops their phone these days? I mean, the number of times I've run over my phone with my car, but no one tests for that, right? Having survived loads of other tests, some guy intent on destroying his Lumia 920, took it to 'the next level'. Phone versus car; who will win? Read More >>

The Font on Your Car’s Dash Might Increase Your Risk of Crashing

Drivers beware: new research from MIT's Age Lab suggests that a badly chosen typeface for your dashboard can worsen distraction and increase your chance of crashing. Read More >>

It Seems that Cars Can Explode In Real Life Just Like In the Movies

Usually, cars don't explode in a huge ball of fire, as Michael Bay wants you to believe. Unless you are at the Kashira highway in Moscow, Russia, just like these guys. Read More >>