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A Design Engineer Explains Exactly Why Your Car Is So Boring

Imagine you’ve just been hired as a design engineer at a major automotive manufacturer. Your boss introduces himself and says “Hey, are you ready to design the most innovative, mind-blowing, original car you’ve ever seen?” Now stop imagining that, because your boss isn’t going to say that. Maybe Elon Musk says that to… Read more...

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HP’s ENVY 13 aims to eclipse Surface Laptop and MacBook Air

Microsoft may have made some waves with its Surface Laptop announcement, but a new challenger has entered the ring. HP has unveiled new models in its ENVY line – at Cannes Film Festival no less – and these new notebooks seem to be positioned for competition with Microsoft’s latest notebook

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2018 Subaru WRX and WRX STI First Drive: One-two turbocharged punch for street and track

You don’t have much time to acknowledge the bear sitting upright on of the highway when you’re behind the wheel of the 2018 Subaru WRX. There’s something about being hammer-down on the zigzag roads that wrap around the river leading into the town of Kaslo, British Columbia – almost like someone had stretched out an enormous tangled slinky and then … Continue reading

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iPhone 8 might have wireless charging, no edge-to-edge screen

Just when you thought all the rumors have mostly settled down, another reliable source comes dashing those hopes and expectations.

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Ben Heck’s Mini Pinball kit: Selecting a microcontroller

As the development of the Mini Pinball kit progresses, Ben and Felix split their focus between different areas of the build. Ben is finalizing the design of the flippers and how they're controlled, while solenoids are being used to give the power...

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Everything You Need to Know to Find Your Dream Wedding Dress

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Star Lord’s Jacket Review

Every good modern superhero needs a great jacket. For Chris Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hero Star Lord (AKA Peter Quill), that means a red ravager jacket

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US Navy creates zinc-based batteries less prone to exploding

Lithium-based batteries are great, except when they’re not — these batteries are prone to catching on fire and exploding, hence many product recalls over the years. A safer alternative comes in the form of zinc-based batteries, but these aren’t popular due to the difficulty of recharging them

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Everything You Need to Know About the Fashion Force Behind Comme des Garcons

Rei Kawakubo is undoubtedly considered a visionary in the fashion world. Since the Japanese designer's work is being examined at this year's Met Gala - which takes place every year on the first Monday of May - we wanted to give you a little more background on the designer. After all, Rei's unique aesthetic has earned her the title of the second living designer to be honored at the Costume Institute (Yves Saint Laurent was the first with his 1983 exhibit)

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With the Galaxy S8, Samsung grabs the smartphone design crown

In the interest of full disclosure, I'll admit my bias right up front: I have never liked Samsung's smartphones. The Galaxy and Note series have both been wildly successful -- so much so that they basically cemented Samsung's status as Apple's equal...

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