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The Volkswagen Beetle Has Come to an End. The Original Was a Gateway Drug for Weird Cars

Once again, the legendary and iconic Volkswagen Beetle has gone out of production. I say once again, because, depending on how you qualify things, this will be the third or fourth time this has happen...

The Volkswagen Beetle Has Come to an End. The Original Was a Gateway Drug for Weird Cars

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Volkswagen Wins Copyright Battle Against Daughter of the Designer of the Original Beetle in Confusing Decision A decision by the 9th Civil Division of the Landgericht Braunschweig (a German court) on June 19th has decreed that the daughter of Erwin Komenda, the designer of the original Volkswagen Beetle, is not entitled to any compensation from the alleged use of her father’s design in the 2012 (and up) vers...
16:26 2019-06-22

The (Mostly) Non-Beetle Cars of the Streets of Puebla, the VW Beetle's Final Home I was just down in Puebla, Mexico, visiting the Volkswagen factory there (I’ll explain that more soon), and while there I found some time to explore and be your eyes, ears, and, if no one is looking, tongue, to experience the cars on the streets of Puebla. Last time, I mostly focused on the many Voc...
04:26 2019-06-21

Saying goodbye to the Volkswagen Beetle A new Beetle costs much less than one of those beach huts VW’s venerable icon has today gone out of production with no replacement lined up (yet). We drive a current version and reflect on the Beetle’s impact Hippies. Herbie. The love bug. A vase on the dashboard. Peace. Bug jams, runs to the s...
22:26 2019-07-10

Last Volkswagen Beetle drives into the sunset Volkswagen rolled the last Beetle off the assembly line on Wednesday, the end of the road for a car that ran from Nazi Germany through hippie counterculture but failed to navigate a swerve in......
08:39 2019-07-11

UPDATE 1-Last Volkswagen Beetle drives into the sunset Volkswagen rolled the last Beetle off the assembly line on Wednesday, the end of the road for a car that ran from Nazi Germany through hippie counterculture but failed to navigate a swerve in consumer tastes toward SUVs....
02:39 2019-07-11

Volkswagen says today is the last day of Beetle production, even though we all know that really happ Volkswagen says today is the last day of Beetle production, even though we all know that really happened back in 2003. I’ll have more to say on this later, but for now, enjoy the strange, bulbous, slightly drug-trippy way they portrayed the Beetle in early ads....
17:00 2019-07-10

From Nazis to Hippies: It’s The End of the Road for the Volkswagen Beetle (FRANKFURT, Germany) — Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It’s the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning eight decades since 1938. It has been: a part of German...
06:00 2019-07-10

The Iconic Volkswagen Beetle Ends Production Volkswagen de Mexico will soon shift resources to produce a North American market-focused compact SUV that fits in the manufacturer's lineup below the Tiguan....
13:52 2019-07-11

As Beetle ends, iconic original thrives in Mexico City hills In a hilly outer district of Mexico City, residents still rely on the original no-frills Beetle, praising it for its affordability, reparability and dexterity at handling the area’s steep streets as the car’s modern cousin is set to cease production...
20:52 2019-07-10

Facebook created a 'gateway drug' to introduce billions to cryptocurrency, experts say Long-time blockchain technologists say Facebook's Libra digital currency will introduce billions to cryptocurrencies, but the company's problems with trust and privacy remain an obstacle....
21:00 2019-06-18

Assassin’s Creed’s Original Director Is Back With A Weird Game About Human Evolution I was sitting in an interview room asking the ever-cheerful Patrice Désilets about the controls in his first new game since 2010’s Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood and he lit up....
22:13 2019-07-09

Volkswagen and Ford Are Teaming Up Massively on Electric and Autonomous Cars The game of catch-up gets going for real, Daimler isn’t doing so hot, and diesels are definitely not having a moment. All that and more in the Morning Shift for July 12, 2019....
17:26 2019-07-12

Volkswagen's Trying to Solve the Problem of Motion Sickness in Autonomous Cars Self-driving cars aren’t nearly as close as some automakers or tech companies would like the rest of the world to think, but, while we’re all thinking about them, we might as well also think about the consequences as well. Not danger, nor death, nor a potential machine uprising—no, more simple than ...
07:13 2019-05-30

Czech owners of Skoda, Volkswagen cars qualify for $23 million compensation, court says A Prague district court has ruled that a number of Czech owners of Skoda and Volkswagen cars qualify for 533 million crowns ($23.30 million) in compensation linked to VW's diesel emissions scandal, the ruling seen by Reuters said....
21:26 2019-06-19

Czech owners of Skoda, Volkswagen cars qualify for $23 million compensation: report A Prague district court has ruled that Czech owners of Skoda and Volkswagen cars qualify for 533 million crowns ($23.30 million) in compensation linked to VW's diesel emissions scandal, a news website reported on Wednesday....
16:13 2019-06-19

Volkswagen zooms ahead in extension of alliance with Ford to electric, automated cars Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG said they will spend billions of dollars to jointly develop electric and self-driving vehicles, deepening a global alliance to slash development and manufacturing costs while positioning VW as the initial winner....
17:39 2019-07-12

Ford, Volkswagen extend multibillion-dollar alliance to electric, automated cars Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG said they will spend billions of dollars to jointly develop electric and self-driving vehicles, deepening a global alliance to slash development and manufacturing costs....
15:52 2019-07-12

Devolver's Collection Of Knock-Off Devolver Games Is Weird For The Sake Of Weird Game publisher Devolver Digital had an E3 press conference on Twitch last night after Bethesda. As usual, it was packed with weird, gory humor and send-ups of standard E3 hype culture, as well as game announcements. One of those jokes, the announcement of a launcher-slash-game collection called Devo...
20:52 2019-06-10

NASA places its first order for Lunar Gateway components NASA has big plans for returning to the Moon. Whether it can be done within the next five years, as the current administration desires, is yet to be seen, but getting human boots back on the lunar surface is something NASA firmly intends to do, and it’s going to do so via a ‘Lunar Gatewa...
03:26 2019-05-25

NASA Awards Artemis Contract for Lunar Gateway Power, Propulsion In one of the first steps of the agency’s Artemis lunar exploration plans, NASA announced on Thursday the selection of Maxar Technologies, formerly SSL, in Westminster, Colorado, to develop and demonstrate power, propulsion and communications capabilities for NASA’s lunar Gateway....
20:39 2019-05-23

NASA will reveal plans for its ‘Lunar Gateway’ today, and you can watch live Despite plenty of skepticism over whether or not they can pull it off, NASA seems determined to make it back to the Moon by 2024 — or at least that’s what NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine would like everyone to believe. In any case, the agency is moving forward with plans for a manned ...
20:13 2019-05-23

Maya Gateway to the World Below: Balankanchè Cave, Throne of the Tiger Priest Caves are central to the cosmologies of many world cultures, used by humans from the dawn of time. ...
17:39 2019-06-19

The Leela Hotels Dilli 32 Restaurant Serves As The Perfect Gateway To The Ancient Indian Culinary E Dilli 32 of The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel serves a delightful variety of regional Indian cuisines, from Awadhi to North Indian, to Mughlai and to other provincial cuisines....
19:00 2019-06-27

Lights out for VW's venerable Beetle Volkswagen rolled the last Beetle off the assembly line at a plant in Mexico, marking the end of the road for a widely popular car that ran from Nazi Germany through hippie counterculture but failed to navigate a swerve in consumer tastes toward crossovers and SUVs....
04:13 2019-07-11

Uber Launches New Program to Get Drivers Who Can't Afford Cars to Drive Cars for Them Uber was once a modest company with modest goals: unleash the power of the free market in a heavily-regulated industry to provide on-demand, convenient rides while allowing folks with cars to make extra cash driving people around. It didn’t take long for that modest goal to morph into much more, inc...
21:26 2019-05-30

Cars.com survey finds some of the most American cars in 2019 are mostly Japanese Japanese automakers Honda and Toyota built nine of the top 15 models on the list, which ranks vehicles based on where they are assembled, the origin of a car's parts and the number of Americans a company employs in the U.S....
19:26 2019-06-27

GM Claims Electric Cars Will Be the Same Price As Gas Cars 'A Lot Sooner Than People Think' GM is stepping up the bullish rhetoric on electric cars. During a conference presentation on Sunday, the company’s president, Mark Reuss, said electric cars will soon cost the same as gas cars and “reach parity a lot sooner than people think,” as reported by Bloomberg....
03:26 2019-06-07

VW wins copyright case over Beetle design The daughter of Erwin Komenda, an Austrian who helped to create the original VW Beetle, sought compensation for the part her father's design played in the success of the venerable car over more than 70 years, particularly more recent models....
18:13 2019-06-21

What links a Beetle, a Darracq and a Fury? The Weekend quiz From the fastest shark to the Long Count calendar, test your knowledge with the Weekend quiz1 What was photographed, for the first time, in M87?2 Who “always hated me. For what, I don’t know”?3 The Sycamore Gap tree stands in a dip in what landmark? 4 Jacline Mouraud is credited as a founder of whic...
09:00 2019-05-25

Final VW Beetle drives off Mexico factory floor Mexican Volkswagen staff have bid farewell to their last "New Beetle," the design that in 1997 succeeded the curvy small family car first made famous in postwar Germany....
14:26 2019-07-11

I drove a $27,000 Final Edition of the VW Beetle — the icon that's been discontinued. I loved every minute I had with the car. Matt DeBord/BI The Volkswagen Beetle, created in the late 1930s as the "People's Car" and later a huge success in postwar America, has been retired. The Final Edition model is rolling out of the VW factory in Mexico. I drove a $26,890 Final Edition VW Beetle and got one last chance to explore its v...
03:26 2019-06-20

European Drug Report 2019 directly contrasts US drug crisis, tells a story of relative calm Around 8,200 people died of an overdose in Europe in 2018, according to the European Drug Report. That's almost 10 times less than the number of overdose deaths in the United States....
06:52 2019-06-07

European Drug Report 2019 directly contrasts U.S. drug crisis, tells a story of relative calm Around 8,200 people died of an overdose in Europe in 2018, according to the European Drug Report. That's almost 10 times smaller than the number of overdose deaths in the United States....
15:52 2019-06-06

Oh My God Look at This Sad Weird Loser John Hickenlooper’s crusade against socialism is going rather poorly. The former Colorado governor’s presidential campaign is failing to crack even 1 percent in polling, and essentially his entire senior staff quit last week as everyone with a brain continues to push him to run for a winnable Senate...
19:00 2019-07-08

Weird Shoe Good? These shoes are utterly heinous, but also, I like them. You can wear them with nothing and everything; they’re so insanely busy that they’re neutral. They are my ideal aesthetic, which is chaos. The Shoe is a metaphor for the world in 2019. I want to hate wear them all over town....
07:00 2019-05-23

Big Tech's Weird Day of Reckoning It is easy to see why such reports of investigations into companies spook investors, especially given Big Tech’s unpopularity on both sides of the political aisle....
21:39 2019-06-04

27 weird products you can buy on Amazon (that are actually worth it) What's more fun than finding something really weird that's perfect to solve that one annoying problem? These 27 products do just that.       ...
03:00 2019-07-01

The weird and wonderful PCs of Computex 2019 Every year Computex brings forth some truly weird and wonderful things. While there's some great tech on the show floor that's worth looking at, we couldn't help but notice a slew of rather interesting PCs being showcased at various booths.Now, some of these PC cases are created purel...
13:52 2019-06-02

Review: 'Toy Story 4' is Warped, Weird, and Better For It Woody, Buzz, and the rest of the franchise is back, filled with love, life lessons, and a weighty, twisted sense of humor that cuts through the sugary-sweetness....
13:13 2019-06-21

The 3D-Printed Gun Threat Is Getting Weird and Scary A London student was just convicted for using a 3D printer to make a gun—but not just something that looks like a gun. On Wednesday, Tendai Muswere pleaded guilty to manufacturing a lethal firearm with a 3D printer. The weapon in question resembles a pepper-box revolver, popular in early 19th centur...
22:52 2019-06-20

A Very Weird Interaction With My Insurance Company On Wednesday, I did a short blog about a congressional hearing in which Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mentioned something many Americans go through: rationing out their healthcare and doctor’s visits because they’re on shitty insurance plans with high deductibles or exorbitant copays or just overall...
23:26 2019-07-12

This weird galaxy is creeping up on our Milky Way A gorgeous new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope depicts Messier 90, a spiral galaxy roughly 60 million light-years away from our own Milky Way — but getting closer....
19:13 2019-06-05

Sexting With A Robot Is Just About As Weird As You'd Expect Does anyone remember Cleverbot, the sort-of-not-really AI that you could sort-of-not-really have a conversation with? It was really popular around the time I was sitting my Italian exam at university, circa 2011. I know this because I asked it if it could help me learn Italian, and it replied: “pizz...
20:52 2019-06-21

Gould happy with deal after 'weird offseason' Robbie Gould said on The Adam Schefter Podcast that he's happy to end a "weird offseason" with his new deal with the 49ers, but Chicago will always be his home....
20:52 2019-07-16

This Weird Panhard Is The King of Le Mans Efficiency Aerodynamic science was still something of a black art in the mid 1960s, which is why it was still a major focus of a particular highly regarded trophy at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Index of Efficiency was the second most important trophy at Le Mans, following the overall win, of course. And becau...
21:26 2019-06-16

Getting Out Of Bounds In Nintendogs Makes The Puppies Act Weird Over on the popular YouTube channel Boundary Break, the latest video is about the handheld classic game, Nintendogs. While not the longest episode, getting to see how developers worked around the limits of the 3DS is very interesting. But when breaking boundaries, sometimes odd things happen you don...
03:39 2019-06-02

Los Espookys isn’t Ghostbusters—it’s different, in so many weird, wonderful ways A bone-dry comedy for anyone who ever sat in front of a TV trying to conjure a showing of Beetlejuice, Los Espookys arrives in mid-June like a tall glass of cold water garnished with a prop eyeball. Created by Fred Armisen, Saturday Night Live wunderkind Julio Torres (he of “Wells For Boys” and “Pap...
19:13 2019-06-12

Will Smith's end-credits Aladdin rap is just as weird as we could have hoped It’s been almost exactly 20 years since Will Smith graced the music-loving world with “Wild Wild West,” inviting fans of 1999's biggest “cowboy secret agent fights a racist little person and his giant mechanical spider” movie to delight in such lyrics as “Any damsel that’s in distress, be out of...
05:52 2019-05-23

A weird star just rapidly dimmed for a few days and we don't know why A star that’s been totally calm for at least five years just suddenly dimmed by 70 per cent over two days, and it doesn’t quite fit any of our explanations...
16:52 2019-06-06

Bottas: Weird how Ferrari "always" gains half a second on straights Mercedes Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas says it is weird how Ferrari "always" seems to gain half a second on the straights no matter the circuit layout...
14:13 2019-06-30

Soccer team’s celebratory stripper party got a little weird Seventh-division Spanish soccer celebrations are just as odd as you might think. After winning on Saturday to earn promotion to the sixth tier of Spanish soccer, Esportiu Llanca decided to celebrate with a stripper in the locker room. Judging by the video, in which the team seems more embarrassed th...
20:00 2019-05-30

Aaron Judge shares weird London experience The Yankees logo is a global brand, the hat is worn in London as in New York as in Tokyo. Somewhere along the trip across the pond, though, the part about the Yankees actual players evidently gets lost. Aaron Judge found that out on Thursday. When walking near the London Eye on Thursday, Judge saw.....
18:26 2019-06-28

Twitter Comes Up With a Very Weird Solution to the Problem Of Trump's Tweets Twitter announced on Thursday that it will be rolling out a new feature to notify users when *ahem* certain high profile accounts run afoul of the company’s (deeply uneven) content rules....
20:26 2019-06-27

Speedrunners Helped Me To Better Understand The Weird Games Of My Childhood Summer Games Done Quick starts this Sunday at 11:30AM CDT and will be livestreamed on GamesDoneQuick’s Twitch Channel here. The event runs from June 23rd to the 30th and is raising money for Doctors Without Borders....
22:00 2019-06-23

NBA’s weird trade rules lead to draft hat confusion The conversation was about what the players were wearing on Thursday night, but for wrong reasons. Several players picked during the 2019 NBA Draft were seen wearing hats of a team they aren’t going to actually suit up for, thanks to trade agreements and NBA rules. De’Andre Hunter heard his name ann...
00:52 2019-06-22

Couple Keeps Austin Weird By Driving Their Couch Down the Road I have discovered my new heroes, and they are the Austin, Texas couple who converted their living room couch into a vehicle—and, yes, even drove it down the street....
20:26 2019-06-04

The ‘Stranger Things’ kids make out in Season 3 and it’s weird Warning: Mild spoilers ahead. In the first episode of “Stranger Things” Season 3, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and Mike (Finn Wolfhard) make out. Last season of Netflix’s hit ’80s nostalgia sci-fi show saw the two pre-teens get together, and it was cute. In Season 3, it’s the summer befor...
15:00 2019-07-04

We contain microbes so deeply weird they alter the very tree of life Newly discovered life forms inside our bodies profoundly affect our health – and provide a glimpse of the vast and mysterious biological "dark matter" within us...
18:00 2019-05-21

Watch a trailer for the new season of AMC's weird, wonderful Lodge 49 Quirky, offbeat comedies like Lodge 49—one of our favorite shows of 2018—feel like a rarity in this era of Serious TV, so we were pleased when AMC renewed its near-mystical story of landlocked surfer Dud (the wonderful Wyatt Russell) for a second season last year. Today, ahead of its August 12 premi...
16:39 2019-07-11

The weird and wonderful inner moons of Saturn revealed by Cassini Saturn has a smorgasbord of little moons. The final few orbits the Cassini spacecraft made before it disintegrated in the planet’s atmosphere allowed it to observe five of the planet’s small inner moons up close....
14:33 2019-05-21

Italy and Austria Take the Bond Market to a Very Weird Place Ultra-long Italian debt at 2.85% is the flip-side of the same crazy coin that gave us 100-year Austrian at 1.17%. Investors are in a very weird place....
19:39 2019-07-10

World capitals of Bigfoot sightings, other weird stuff 24/7 Tempo reviewed hundreds of unofficial capitals of the world, and selected 30 that possess substantial evidence to back their titles.       ...
15:13 2019-07-12

The petty, wonderful and delightfully weird rise of Horns Down The anti-Texas sign that unites the Big 12 and rivals beyond has been around for more than 60 years but really took on a life of its own over the past 12 months....
17:39 2019-07-12

‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Recap: All’s Well That Ends Weird The third season brought all the nostalgia, gross-outs and character-driven emotion we’ve come to expect. But the ending left some lingering questions....
22:00 2019-07-08

Weird chromosome may have spurred evolution of thousands of songbirds Songbirds appear to have an extra chromosome in cells involved in sexual reproduction. The extra DNA could help explain why there are so many songbird species...
18:00 2019-05-21

What the Original Cast of All That Is Up to Now All That is back...with some help from the original stars. Nickelodeon's All That revival officially revealed its new line-up of stars ahead of the series' June 15 premiere,......
02:13 2019-05-31

This One Weird Trick To Defeat Stefanos Tsitsipas: Be An 18-Year-Old Canadian Stefanos Tsitsipas, tennis’s vlog prince, has done plenty to be proud of in the last year, with wins over Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer on hard court, a victory over Rafael Nadal on clay, and a current No. 6 ranking in the world. The breakout is nearly complete, and there is little else to wait f...
21:52 2019-06-21

White House's Refusal to Say What Happened With Mike Pence Is Getting Really Weird Speaking outside the White House on Wednesday morning, a top staffer for Vice President Mike Pence said he “can’t talk about” why Pence abruptly—and without much explanation—canceled a trip to New Hampshire to stay in Washington earlier this month....
23:00 2019-07-10

A weird Pacific cycle could make the Arctic warm up even faster The Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) is cyclical, switching from warm to cold phases every 20 years or so. When it switches again it could speed up Arctic warming...
15:00 2019-05-21

Don't miss: Star-studded art, weird tides and smart cities See works by artist Katie Paterson, who gets inspiration from science, hear physicist Michael Berry talk about tidal bores and find out how data can help design cities...
17:39 2019-05-21

Pete Alonso’s weird response to very strange alien question The question was out of right field. Pete Alonso’s response came from outer space. After the Mets beat the Yankees on Tuesday night to salvage a Subway Series split, the rookie phenom was faced with ESPN inquiries over standard baseball musings and… aliens. “We can all agree that aliens ...
06:00 2019-06-13

Weird whale may be a hybrid of a narwhal mother and beluga father DNA analysis of an unusually shaped skull found in West Greenland suggests the creature was a hybrid male whale, with a narwhal mother and beluga father...
17:26 2019-06-20

Ross Perot's pop culture ubiquity remains hilarious and weird Ross Perot, the Texas billionaire who twice ran for president as a third-party candidate, has died, the Dallas News reports. The verbose, aphorism-spewing 89-year old died after a five-year struggle with leukemia, leaving behind a legacy that includes one of the best showings for an independent cand...
20:39 2019-07-09

Wells Adams Reveals Why His Wedding to Sarah Hyland Could Be "So Weird" One big happy family? Not quite yet! It's no secret that Wells Adams and Sarah Hyland have a strong relationship that pop culture fans cannot get enough of. But when it comes......
00:13 2019-05-30

Himesh Patel: ‘It’s weird to think about a Beatle watching me sing their songs’ The actor on his role in Danny Boyle’s new film, the work ethic of EastEnders and the pain of following SpursCambridgeshire-born Himesh Patel, 28, discovered a love of drama at school. At 16, he landed the role of Tamwar Masood on EastEnders, a part he played for nine years. He was social worker Nit...
14:39 2019-06-23

It took two minutes for Taco Bell to sell out its new hotel, because people are weird Taco Bell fans are apparently so addicted to the brand of the Mexican fast food chain, that not only do they patronize its locations on the regular for artery-clogging tacos and nachos. The company also felt that the brand has enough of a following that it decided to open a Taco Bell Hotel this Augu...
07:39 2019-06-28

Weird How Grandstanding Republicans Keep Blocking Disaster Relief Funding For the second time in less than a week, a grandstanding Republican congressman has held up more than $19 billion in bipartisan-backed disaster relief funds for victims of Hurricanes Maria, Michael, and Florence, as well as states ravaged by wildfires and catastrophic flooding....
02:52 2019-05-29

It came from outer space: Weird radio signal came from distant galaxy For the first time, the origin of a single radio pulse has been pinpointed to a distant galaxy several billion light years away, a new study said.        ...
01:26 2019-06-28

The Point: Here's how a weird DNC rule is setting the 2020 debate stage Earlier this week, with virtually no advance notice, the Democratic National Committee, released its criteria for how the 23(!) candidates running for the party's presidential nomination can qualify for a spot on the stage for the third party-sanctioned debate in September....
20:00 2019-05-31

Weird physical illusion makes you think objects are impossibly light Around 90 per cent of people are fooled by this physical illusion. It tricks the mind into thinking that three objects together are lighter than one on its own...
19:39 2019-05-21

Honey’s behavior in zero gravity is super weird and cool Science has never looked so oddly yummy. Watch Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques demonstrate how strange honey is in space.        ...
14:33 2019-05-21

Nintendo Explains Why Its Official Smash Bros. Tournaments Are So Weird “We used to have the perception he didn’t care,” said Super Smash Bros. pro Gonzalo “Zero” Barrios at Nintendo’s first tournament for Smash Ultimate last year. “He,” of course, was game director Masahiro Sakarai, the Smashdaddy himself, who was watching from the sidelines. Barrios had just won a gli...
23:26 2019-05-29

NHL draft prospects baffled by Ryan O'Reilly's weird stick The Blues pivot uses a truly unique twig on the ice -- to the bewilderment of onlookers. But it works for him, as evidenced by the two goals he scored in Game 4....
20:39 2019-06-04

Grab the Original Sonos One For $50 Off, While You Still Can Sonos came out with a slightly tweaked Sonos One smart speaker this week, and while “an updated processor, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and increased memory” are nice upgrades, the thing that really matters, sound quality, remains the same....
22:26 2019-06-13

Tickled director now digging into Instagram's weird “Hotel Bed Jumping Community" Documentary filmmaker David Farrier, whose Tickled introduced us to the bizarre world of competitive endurance tickling, has found a new weird corner of the internet to investigate. It’s called the Hotel Bed Jumping Community and, as one might suspect, it involves random people online, primarily Ins...
02:52 2019-05-29

How do you hug a climate scientist? Follow these simple rules and don't make it weird | First Dog on the Moon If you think you’re miserable - imagine being one of those long suffering mass extinction Cassandras!Sign up here to get an email whenever First Dog cartoons are publishedGet all your needs met at the First Dog shop if what you need is First Dog merchandise and prints Continue reading......
10:39 2019-06-12

Titus Andronicus made an extremely weird "sitcom" to promote its new album A month ago, Titus Andronicus released a video for “(I Blame) Society,” the first single off its upcoming sixth album An Obelisk, but it failed to make much of a splash and left the band on the ropes with its label—or at least that’s the premise established in Stacks, the bizarre new “prestige situa...
01:39 2019-05-31

Playdate is an incredibly weird handheld console with a built-in crank, and I totally want it I’m hardly someone you could call a gamer in the traditional sense because most of my gaming takes place on a mobile device I call iPhone. That’s probably one of the reasons why this super weird new handheld gaming console seems so appealing. But the Playdate (image above), which is comi...
15:00 2019-05-23

‘Weird swing’ turns Dominic Smith into Mets’ injury concern PHOENIX — Dominic Smith homered with a sore right thumb a day earlier, but the Mets weren’t taking any chances Sunday. The first baseman/outfielder is expected to receive an MRI exam in New York on Monday, after he was scratched from the lineup against the Diamondbacks. Smith said he hurt the thumb ...
09:52 2019-06-03

‘Rule-breaking’ crab fossils have weird shrimp and lobster features A newly-discovered type of crab from the Cretaceous period looks like it had the eyes of a larva, the mouth of a shrimp, and the carapace of a lobster...
18:00 2019-05-21

The Good Place’s William Jackson Harper would love to get weird with Funkadelic If you’re a regular reader of The A.V. Club, you probably know William Jackson Harper as cripplingly indecisive philosophy professor Chidi Anagonye on NBC’s The Good Place. And, to be honest, there were moments during our interview that we had to resist the urge to comment on how, for example, prefe...
17:13 2019-07-02

How Is The Original Contra Still So Got Damn Good Contra Anniversary Collection surprise launched earlier this week, and with it came the first official rerelease of the Nintendo Entertainment System version of Contra in a long while. And I have to ask: How is it that this game is still so freaking good?...
02:01 2019-06-14

Tom Hanks Says From What He's Seen Toy Story 4 Could Top Original 3 Films When it comes to Pixar's Toy Story 4, Woody's catchphrase couldn't be more perfect: "Reach for the sky!" The person who believes in that motto for the upcoming movie......
23:26 2019-06-11

The New XPS 13 2-in-1 Comes Tantalizingly Close to Overshadowing the Original When it comes to laptops, I’m a big advocate of 2-in-1s like Lenovo’s Yoga C930 and Microsoft’s Surface Go because their flexible designs let you use them in situations a traditional notebook might not be able to handle. However, to deliver that kind of adaptability, sometimes 2-in-1 makers have to ...
11:26 2019-05-28

Volkswagen Plans IPO for Up to 15% of Traton Volkswagen said it will offer up to 15% of its truck unit Traton in a range of €27 ($30.5) to €33 a share, making the initial public offering worth up to €1.9 billion....
07:39 2019-06-14

Volkswagen ID 3 2020 review Volkswagen’s first proper attempt at a ground-up EV has a familiar depth and variety of qualities. Still unfinished for now, but undoubtedly a car to watch. The Volkswagen ID 3 might be the most important new car, built by the world's biggest car-maker, in decades. It certainly has had an epoch-m...
22:52 2019-07-04

Used car buying guide: Volkswagen Eos Webasto: Once famous for pop-up sunroofs, it designed the Eos’s folding roof A cut above your average used coupé-convertible in looks and quality, the Eos even has a sunroof within its folding hard-top The Volkswagen Eos is a member of that select group of hatchback-derived coupé-cabriolets that...
10:52 2019-06-10

U.S. Open fallout: Woodland's big win, Koepka's close call and Tiger's weird week What's next for Brooks Koepka after just missing out on another major? Will Tiger's game round back into form? We ask our experts the big questions coming out of the U.S. Open....
18:00 2019-06-17

‘Weird’ worm-like object found on North Carolina beach baffles experts A North Carolina National Park service is having trouble identifying a mysterious, spiny object that washed up on a beach over the weekend and is asking for the public’s help. A passerby found the “weird” worm-like object covered in what appeared to be white thorns at Shackleford Banks on Saturday, ...
23:00 2019-06-06

Comedian Pete Holmes was a good Christian guy. Then his wife left him, and things got weird. Growing up as an evangelical, Pete Holmes thought he was doing everything right. He believed in the Bible -- all of it -- and said he didn't smoke, drink or have sex before marriage....
10:52 2019-05-25

‘Weird’ worm-like object found on North Carolina shore has experts puzzled A North Carolina National Park service is having trouble identifying a mysterious, spiny object that washed up on a beach over the weekend and has asked for the public’s help....
17:39 2019-06-04

'It's weird, very strange': Eoin Morgan on hitting record 17 sixes for England – video England captain Eoin Morgan said he never thought he could shatter a six-hitting record or blast a century with a strike rate of over 200 after pulling off both feats in as his side beat Afghanistan by 150 runs at the Cricket World Cup.Morgan clobbered 17 sixes, one more than the previous record sha...
03:39 2019-06-19

Watch Simon Cowell get spooked out of his mind in this weird AF America's Got Talent audition Possessions, ghosts, and actual paranormal activity are better seen in movies or TV than in real life (if you even believe in that sort of thing). But even near-convincing supernatural hunting “reality” shows can’t live up to this weird America’s Got Talent audition that seems, dare we say, pretty l...
22:39 2019-07-03

Here’s the first trailer for Pixar’s next original feature ‘Onward’ We may have sounded a little extreme when we predicted back in December that Onward, Pixar’s next original feature slated for release on March 6, 2020, would easily recapture the magic of the beloved animation studio’s glory days and tap into the same storytelling and visual prowess that...
07:13 2019-05-31

Big Halo Mod Drags The PC's 2003 Original Into 2019 There’s an official Halo remaster coming soon, but if you can’t wait that long, you could always try SPV3, a “total overhaul” of the 2003 PC version of the original game that changes...well pretty much everything....
07:52 2019-07-12

Playing Original Game Boy Games in HD Will Cost You More Than a PS4 With 2019 already halfway over, it’s becoming painfully clear that Nintendo isn’t going to release a Game Boy Classic Edition to celebrate the console’s 30th birthday. The GBAConsolizer helps take some of the sting out of that gross oversight, letting Game Boy, GBC, and GBA fans enjoy their favorite...
18:39 2019-07-15

Painting valued at $5,000 sold for $6M, could be an original Botticelli An oil painting valued as low as $5,000 fetched more than $6 million in Switzerland — because the buyer is convinced it could be an original by Sandro Botticelli. Bidders also believing “Portrait of a Young Man” could be the real deal by the Renaissance artist sent the price of the artwork soaring d...
19:00 2019-07-02

David Fincher's next movie is a Netflix Original It's hard to believe that David Fincher, responsible for iconic films like Seven, Fight Club and The Social Network, hasn't made a film for five years. He's finally coming back to direct a movie called Mank for Netflix, according to Variety. It will......
22:13 2019-07-11

New survey finds Netflix original programming is better than HBO’s The day after HBO aired the long-awaited series finale of Game of Thrones, Morgan Stanley released the results of research that may give the premium cable network pause. Now that the fantasy series — with its globe-spanning, extremely loyal audience — has taken its final bow, industry wa...
17:26 2019-05-21

All You Need to Know About Leila, Netflix's Next Indian Original Series Leila Netflix India series cast, book, trailer, director, cinematographer, review, release date, synopsis, and poster - here's all you need to know about Netflix's newest original series from......
13:52 2019-06-07

Before The Hills Has Its New Beginnings, Relive All the Original Drama Audrina Patridge, Heidi Montag, Brody Jenner, Spencer Pratt and Whitney Port are back in front of the camera for MTV, but before The Hills stars get their New Beginnings, it's time to revisit......
23:13 2019-06-18

Tinder made a Lite app that’s 25x smaller than the original Tinder today unveiled a stripped-down version of dating app for Android, dubbed Tinder Lite, for developing countries. The app will soon go live in Vietnam. followed by other Southeast Asian countries. The company said the new app is about 25 times smaller in size as compared to the main app. It won...
09:00 2019-07-11

New Volkswagen ID.3: 15,000 pre-orders for all-electric hatch News 17 Jun, 2019 More than 15,000 pre-bookings have been taken for the all-electric Volkswagen ID.3, just one week after the limited edition model's reveal...
19:13 2019-06-17

Volkswagen T-Cross gets a new 1.6 TDI diesel engine News 10 Jun, 2019 The Volkswagen T-Cross compact SUV is now available with a 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, priced from £21,240...
21:00 2019-06-10

Volkswagen Golf R M52 2019 UK review The hottest Volkswagen Golf is made even hotter by a performance upgrade from Mountune and Fifteen52 It would be an unlikely occurrence that, after an enthusiastic drive on your favourite B-road, you’d emerge from a Volkswagen Golf R and accuse it of being a bit slow. Or a bit underpowered. Or a b...
16:26 2019-06-18

Video: 2020 Volkswagen ID 3 driven Will Volkswagen's highly anticipated electric equivalent to the Golf change the world? We find out With the muscle of the world's largest car-maker behind it, the Volkswagen ID 3 could be the biggest thing to happen to the electric car yet. Based on an all-new model platform dedicated to electric...
17:13 2019-07-08

Watch the Volkswagen ID. R Set Its Flying Lap Around the Nürburgring Earlier this week, the record-crushing Volkswagen ID. R demolished the EV lap record at the Nürburgring by over 40 seconds. Now, sit back and enjoy nine sweet, sweet minutes of footage showing just how the VW team absolutely killed it....
16:52 2019-06-05

Ford, Volkswagen to expand collaboration Ford and Volkswagen are expanding their partnership. Volkswagen says it’ll invest 2.6 billion into an autonomous vehicle company in Pittsburgh that is mainly owned by Ford. The company is called Argo AI and it’s aimed at putting autonomous cars on the road both in the U.S. and Europe. Fo...
07:52 2019-07-13

Used car buying guide: Volkswagen Golf R (Mk6) The Golf R’s 2.0-litre engine produces 267bhp and 258lb ft VW’s potent but perfectly usable four-wheel-drive take on the ubiquitous Golf is a solid second-hand performance buy The used car market can be a strange place, and it’s no stranger than when two generations of the same model rub shoulder...
16:52 2019-07-15

Volkswagen Workers In Tennessee Reject UAW Yet Again For the second time in five years, workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn. plant rejected a bid to join the United Auto Workers, delivering yet another blow to the union’s efforts at organizing foreign car plants in America....
18:39 2019-06-15

Volkswagen Touareg 3.0 TSI 2019 UK review V6 petrol power comes to Volkswagen's flagship model but fails to make a strong case for itself The impact of Dieselgate is now being seen in the most unlikely of places. The widespread switch away from the fuel since you-know-what has now even reached big, heavy SUVs like the Volkswagen Touareg, ...
03:13 2019-07-04

Volkswagen’s $17 Billion Change of Direction The car giant is finally putting its faith in the wonders of the capital markets with its Traton trucks IPO. If only Germany’s citizens would do the same. ...
18:26 2019-06-14

Why changing a plane ticket can cost more than the original flight The simplest mistake can cost you anywhere up to £160 to correct depending on how soon you notice itAmid all the hassle involved in getting the family out of the door for the summer holidays, it may not be forgetting a bag, vital medication or leaving the kitchen window open that causes the greatest...
09:26 2019-07-07

Original Spice Girls bus converted into Airbnb rental Spice Girls super fans have a chance the spice up their lives later this month when the girl band's original Union Jack-emblazoned double decker bus comes up for rent on Airbnb....
19:52 2019-05-21

The Original Men in Black Marked a Transition of the Hollywood Blockbuster When most of us think of the original Men in Black, it’s not that significant. It’s a blip on the blockbuster scale. A film that used Will Smith at his prime, had a hit pop song in its credits, and spawned a few sequels. Watching it now though—over 20 years since its 1997 release, on the eve of a fr...
12:26 2019-06-05

Land Rover Discovery: driving the original 30 years on Land Rover celebrated the Disco's 30th anniversary at Goodwood. We revisit the first one to see why it was such a hit Developing new cars on the kind of budget that a German company would spend on a new dashboard has long been a speciality of the British motor industry. Many of these machines bomb,...
17:13 2019-07-08

Here's what it's like to play Final Fantasy 7 Remake if you never played the original Final Fantasy is a pretty big deal. Well, that’s what I’ve gathered. As someone who writes about games for a living, my dark secret is that I’ve never actually played a Final Fantasy game to completion. Sure, I’ve dabbled here and there - a few hours of Final Fantasy X he...
19:52 2019-06-27

Baldur's Gate 3 Confirmed From The Makers Of Divinity: Original Sin 2 After teasing it last week, the makers of Divinity: Original Sin 2 today confirmed the biggest pre-E3 bombshell yet: Baldur’s Gate 3 is coming....
00:26 2019-06-07

Trump tells congresswomen to 'go back' to their 'original' countries Donald Trump has been criticised over "racist and disgusting" remarks he made about Democratic congresswomen from black and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds....
19:52 2019-07-14

Netflix’s first Arabic original shocks viewers in Jordan AMMAN, Jordan — On a high school trip to Jordan’s ancient city of Petra, a group of teenagers sneak out at night to drink beer, smoke weed and gossip around a bonfire. A girl asks her frisky boyfriend to take things slow. By global Netflix standards, its first original Arabic series “Jinn” hardly pu...
23:26 2019-06-20

At $6,995, Could This 1989 Ford Bronco II Prove More Desirable Than the Original? Summer is the time for blockbuster sequels and sure enough today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Bronco comes to us as a II. Let’s see if this old school trucklet could be priced for boffo box office....
21:13 2019-07-11

Local songwriters perform original songs this weekend TUCSON- Local songwriters will be performing their original songs during Arizona Originals this Sunday at The Maverick live country club. The showcase gives a chance for local songwriters to share their original songs and tell the stories behind them. Tucson native and songwriter Biilly Shaw Jr. wil...
09:52 2019-06-08

Amazon's Mind the Malhotras Makes Very Little Effort to Be Original Produced by Dia Mirza, Mind the Malhotras - out now on Amazon Prime Video - is (sometimes) a shot-by-shot remake of an Israeli comedy series. Mini Mathur, Cyrus Sahukar are part of the cast....
08:39 2019-06-07

Sylvester Stallone is still pals with turtles from original ‘Rocky’ These tough turtles are not down for the count. Sylvester Stallone, 72, has kept in touch with his two hard-shelled pals from the original “Rocky.” “”With my original buddies from the first Rocky … CUFF and LINK, now about 44 years old!” Stallone captioned a selfi...
21:39 2019-05-24

Barrymore Film Center will honor little-known ‘original Hollywood’ Realty Check rarely crosses the Hudson River. But we make an exception for this week’s beam-signing ceremony for the Barrymore Film Center in Fort Lee, NJ — a 21,500 square-foot, 260-seat cinema, museum and movie archives building designed by architect Hugh Hardy. The “retro-futuristic” project, is ...
08:52 2019-05-30

A Glimpse of Virginia Woolf’s Original Manuscript for ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ Before Woolf settled on the unique perspective for her modernist masterpiece, she had a more expansive, though traditional, book in mind — “The Hours.”...
13:00 2019-06-14

Beyoncé drops new original song from ‘The Lion King’ LOS ANGELES — Beyoncé has dropped a new original song from Disney’s live-action “Lion King.” The song, “Spirit,” was released Tuesday and should get an Academy-Award push for Academy Award consideration. The tune comes at a pivotal moment for Nala, the character voiced ...
11:13 2019-07-10

The American Love Island doesn't quite land like the original No one on Love Island is under any illusions about what they’re doing. The opening narration of CBS’ American import of the massively popular British show characterizes the show as “Big Brother meets The Bachelor,” but even that feels like too complex a description: Love Island is about a bunch of h...
08:39 2019-07-10

Nintendo is working on a minor upgrade for the original Switch A new Nintendo Switch might be on the way. No, we're not talking about the Switch Lite, or the long-rumored Switch Pro, which as its theoretical name implies would offer a sizeable bump in performance. As The Verge notes, some FCC filings suggest tha......
22:13 2019-07-11

103 of Netflix's notable original TV shows, ranked from worst to best Netflix As Netflix's library of original TV shows continues to expand at a wild pace, it's worthwhile to take stock of all that the service currently offers. With popular shows like "Stranger Things" and "Big Mouth," Netflix has hit the mark with both critics and audiences. But the streaming servic...
21:39 2019-06-13

PSA: The Original Run of Veronica Mars Hits Hulu July 1st Detectives are the best. Nancy Drew, Sherlock Holmes, Batman. And, of course, Veronica Mars, the legendary Kristin Bell heroine who starred in several seasons of stylized teen television from creator Rob Thomas, along with a movie reboot and an upcoming series reboot. Read more......
07:39 2019-06-10

The 100 Says Goodbye to Original Cast Member Henry Ian Cusick It's the end of an era for Henry Ian Cusick and The 100. The Lost and Scandal veteran marked his last episode of The CW sci-fi drama with a tweet. "All things end and that's......
19:39 2019-07-10

Automatic's original car adapters won't work after August 31st Automatic made its mark by launching an ODB-II car adapter and app that can monitor many of your vehicle's functions, but it just made a move that may upset its original buyers. The company announced that it's not just ending support for the original......
11:00 2019-05-29

The Makers Of Divinity: Original Sin 2 Are Teasing Baldur's Gate 3 Are the developers behind my favorite role-playing game of the decade making a sequel to my favorite role-playing game of the decade before? It sure seems that way, as Larian Studios, makers of Divinity: Original Sin 2, are teasing news of a Baldur’s Gate 3....
23:39 2019-05-30

Comcast to double spending at Sky on European original programs Comcast Corp will more than double its investment in European original programming and start an in-house studio at its European unit Sky after Sky's success with the mini-series "Chernobyl," the company said on Wednesday....
22:00 2019-06-12

Volkswagen says 50% of China sales will be NEVs by 2035 By 2035 half of Volkswagen's sales in China will be new energy vehicles (NEVs), CEO Herbert Diess told a conference in Boao, China, on Tuesday, according to a company statement....
15:26 2019-07-02

296bhp Volkswagen T-Roc R makes first UK appearance at Goodwood On sale in autumn, performance crossover closely follows segment-leading Golf R hot hatchback The new Volkswagen T-Roc has made its UK debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, before going on sale in the autumn. First revealed at the Geneva motor show in March, the T-Roc R looks set to become one ...
15:26 2019-07-06

Volkswagen ID R smashes electric Nurburgring record Volkswagen's ID R is the new electric lap record holder at the Nordschleife 671bhp EV laps Nordschleife in 6min 05.336secs, adding record to outright Pikes Peak hill mark The 671bph Volkswagen ID R has smashed the electric lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, with Romain Dumas lapping the ...
17:52 2019-06-03

The Volkswagen ID. R Absolutely Crushed the Nürburgring's EV Record After months of hype, the Volkswagen ID. R—the automaker’s ultra-fast EV purpose-built for crushing every record known to man—has done it. It has conquered the Nürburgring. And when I say “conquered,” I mean friggin’ conquered....
23:26 2019-06-03

Opinion: What does Volkswagen's new Nurburging record prove? The ID R has just become one of the most important cars on the planet after tearing around the Nordschleife in just over six minutes How do you follow up setting an outright record on the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb, one of the world’s oldest and toughest motorsport challenges, with an elect...
17:52 2019-06-03

Volkswagen I.D. R: a year of electric record-breaking News 8 Jul, 2019 Volkswagen’s all-electric hypercar has claimed three motoring titles, the most recent being the outright Goodwood hill climb record...
14:39 2019-07-08

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI spied for the first time News 9 Jul, 2019 The next-generation Volkswagen Golf GTI has been caught on camera sporting heavy camouflage, ahead of its launch in 2020...
19:39 2019-07-09

Volkswagen Ameo Cup Receives National Recognition The Federation of Motorsport Clubs of India (FMSCI) has recognised the Volkswagen Ameo Cup as a National Championship. Newly christened as the Ameo Class in the National Championship, the series will......
00:52 2019-06-12

End of the road for Volkswagen's self-driving Aurora deal Volkswagen has ended its partnership with self-driving car software firm Aurora, two days after the Silicon Valley start-up said it would build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles....
02:52 2019-06-12

New Volkswagen Golf GTI: 2020 hot hatch seen for first time Volkswagen's Mk8 variant of the Golf is spotted in Ford Focus ST-rivalling GTI form, and will get more power than ever Volkswagen will naturally follow up the imminent introduction of the Mk8 Golf with an all-new GTI model - and it's been spotted testing for the first time.  Tipped to be shown a fe...
17:13 2019-07-08

Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate 2019 review Plug-in hybrid Passat gets extra electric range and a lower price. Retains plenty of performance, with a multi-faceted, grown-up character that should suit a broad church. The eighth-generation VW Passat isn’t dead, and isn’t about to be killed off by the mercurial rise of the family SUV either, V...
16:39 2019-06-19

Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejects unionization CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have voted against forming a union. A win would have offered the United Auto Workers its first fully organized, foreign-owned auto assembly plant in the traditionally anti-union South. The vote of hourly workers...
04:39 2019-06-15

Tennessee Volkswagen workers reject unionization Factory workers at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee have voted against unionizing. The vote dealt a blow to UAW efforts to gain a foothold among foreign auto facilities in the southern part of the United States....
10:13 2019-06-15

New 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI hits the Nurburgring VW's next-generation hot hatch is seen again in disguise being driven hard on the world's most formidable circuit Volkswagen's answer to the new Ford Focus ST - the 2020 Golf GTI - has been caught being put through its paces at the Nürburgring race track. Following the end-of-2019 reveal of the ne...
14:00 2019-07-11

Volkswagen I.D. R breaks Nurburgring electric record by over 40s Volkswagen has set a new lap record for electric vehicles at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, with Romain Dumas setting a time of 6m05.336-seconds in the adapted I.D. R prototype on Monday...
20:26 2019-06-03

Volkswagen ID 3: charging details of EV hatch revealed Renault Zoe rival's lithium-ion batteries given a 100,000-mile warranty Volkswagen has revealed charging and battery details of its upcoming ID 3 electric hatchback, ahead of production getting under way later this year.  The ID 3's lithium-ion cells have been designed to allow for a charging capac...
14:52 2019-06-17

Germany: no layoffs at Volkswagen brand through 2029 Automaker Volkswagen is ruling out compulsory layoffs at its core brand's German plants for the next 10 years even as it looks to cut costs and adapts to increasing digitalization....
11:52 2019-06-05

Watch Volkswagen's ID.R set an electric record at Nürburgring Earlier this month, after lots of planning and testing, Volkswagen's electric ID.R racer set a record for "the fastest lap ever driven in an emission-free racing car" at the famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife. An in-car video proving the record was......
13:52 2019-06-22

Volkswagen Pact Helps Ford in Europe In working with VW, Ford hopes it can develop an electric car for Europe faster and at a lower cost than it could on its own, as tougher emissions rules in the region raise costs for auto makers....
03:00 2019-07-13

Volkswagen To Build New Plant In Turkey - Report German carmaker Volkswagen is planning to build a multi-brand production plant in Turkey, a German trade magazine reported on Friday without citing sources....
19:26 2019-07-12

Volkswagen Polo Beats 1.0 Evo 2019 UK review Volkswagen's classy Polo supermini is now available with a 79bhp three-cylinder motor. Is this the engine to go for? The Volkswagen Polo is a car we like here at Autocar. It might be quite a serious little thing, but it drives well, handles tidily and goes about the business of being a car with li...
17:39 2019-06-06

Volkswagen's Record-Breaking EVs May Help Us Forget Dieselgate After the success of its all-electric I.D R racer, Volkswagen plans to spend $50 billion on EVs in hopes of erasing the memory of Dieselgate. Dan Neil follows the redemption tour....
22:26 2019-06-06

Ford To Use Volkswagen's MEB Platform To Manufacture 6 Lakh EVs The agreement with Ford has further strengthened Volkswagen's electric strategy and supports the growth of the e-mobility industry on a global level....
19:26 2019-07-12

I Finally Got to See Volkswagen of Mexico's Secret Car Collection I was in Puebla, Mexico recently to help Volkswagen out building the last of the Beetles (more on that soon), and while I was there I finally found something I’d long suspected existed, but have never seen: Volkswagen of Mexico’s heritage collection. Over in Wolfsburg, VW has a massive automotive wo...
21:26 2019-07-08

Volkswagen ID 3 confirmed as fastest-charging EV hatchback Renault Zoe rival's lithium-ion batteries given a 100,000-mile warranty Volkswagen has revealed charging and battery details of its upcoming ID 3 electric hatchback, ahead of production getting under way later this year.  The ID 3's lithium-ion cells have been designed to allow for a charging capac...
23:00 2019-06-17

Ai Weiwei sues Volkswagen for copyright infringement The Berlin-based Chinese artist is suing Volkswagen in Denmark for an ad that shows one of his installations made of discarded life jackets used by migrants....
21:39 2019-05-22

New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso confirms he's seen 'weird stuff' in Vegas when asked about aliens Nevada is one of the major hotspots in the U.S. for UFO sightings and New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso appeared to confirm Tuesday night he has seen some weird things in the state....
21:13 2019-06-13

Death at the Mansion Sneak Peek Reveals the "Weird Stuff" Found At the Scene of Her Alleged Suicide Rebecca Zahau's death, just two days after a fatal accident involving her boyfriend's son, was officially ruled a suicide, but some investigators are not so sure. Oxygen's new......
21:00 2019-05-31

Weird 'radio bridge' 10 million-light years long links colliding galaxy clusters Astronomers have spotted a ridge of radio emissions 10 million light-years long joining two galaxy clusters that are slowly colliding with each other....
14:13 2019-06-11

Doom creator just released a massive addition to the original game John Romero, the game developer virtuoso behind Hexen, Quake, Wolfenstein, and other games still being remade and sequelized to this day, just dropped a massive, free mod for one of his most famous and popular creations: Doom. In case you missed my tweet this morning, SIGIL v1.1 is now available for...
05:00 2019-06-01

With Disney in charge, Hulu plans original content push Now that Disney is in charge of Hulu, the streaming service is going to get more original content. Hulu CEO Randy Freer told CNBC that Hulu's "investment in original programming will increase significantly." Freer credits the change to "the capacity......
02:26 2019-06-19

Sheryl Crow: All my original music destroyed in 'apocalyptic' fire Sheryl Crow has confirmed the master tapes of her hit albums Tuesday Night Music Club and The Globe Sessions were among those destroyed in a fire 11 years ago....
22:00 2019-06-27

First trailer for Jacob’s Ladder reboot looks as spooky as the 1990 original Michael Ealy stars in Jacob's Ladder, a reboot of Adrian Lyne's classic 1990 horror film. Over the last 19 years, Director Adrian Lyne's 1990 art house psychological thriller, Jacob's Ladder, has garnered a strong cult following for its unusual camera work, surreal nightmarish visions, and infamou...
04:52 2019-07-02

The Original NES Console Had a Motion Control Joystick 15 Years Before the Nintendo Wii Did Remember how the Wii’s groundbreaking motion controls helped Nintendo sell over 100 million consoles? Well, it turns out it wasn’t actually the first Nintendo console you could play by flailing around a joystick. Thanks to a third party accessory called the Hot Stik, the original NES had rudimentary...
23:26 2019-06-18

The Original Brooklyn Pizza Donating Portion Of Sales Today LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– The Original Brooklyn Pizza in Lexington is donating 13.54664% of all sales today to the Wounded Warrior Project. This is to honor the memory of the 1,354,664+ that have lost their lives either in combat, or later because of disease, murder, and suicide. They made the ...
23:52 2019-05-27

Godzilla: King of the Monsters Can't Beat Original on Opening Weekend Godzilla: King of the Monsters romped to a $179 million opening weekend, which was enough to (easily) crown it as the king of the worldwide box office, but it failed to improve on its 2014 original....
08:52 2019-06-03

The lifeless Disney remake Aladdin can’t muster the original’s magic The forced march of listless live-action Disney remakes continues with Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin, the worst of a batch that has already gifted us forgettable, over-designed reimaginings of Cinderella and Beauty And The Beast. Of course, Disney’s beloved 1992 animated musical about a young thief and the...
22:26 2019-05-22

Original voice of ‘The Little Mermaid’ defends casting of Halle Bailey TODAY – Mermaids stick together! Jodi Benson, who voiced Ariel in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” in 1989, is defending the casting of Ariel in the live-action remake of the animated classic. Jodi Benson, Halle Bailey/ AP Disney recently announced that singer-turned-actress Halle Bailey, one hal...
21:39 2019-07-09

Save an Extra 50% On Select Summer Styles at Original Penguin New on-sale summer styles await at Original Penguin. Right now, take an extra 50% off a selection of apparel, including cool button-downs, polos, and tees, with promo code SAVE50. Just snag your clothes ASAP, since this sale won’t last past tomorrow....
19:13 2019-05-31

Coco Proves She's the "Original Thong" Connoisseur During Family Vacation Coco's poolside fashion never goes out of style. It's no secret that the model, fitness guru and reality star loves her swimwear. In fact, most tropical vacations lead to multiple......
22:13 2019-07-11

‘Charlie’s Angels’ trailer: Can Kristen Stewart help beat the original? Charlie’s Angels are back — and they appear to be as badass as ever. The latest reboot of the iconic 1970s detective series starring Farrah Fawcett, Kate Jackson and Jaclyn Smith marks the second time actress Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games”) does double-duty, following her feat...
19:00 2019-06-27

Obama’s ‘original sin’ led to Iran’s uranium enrichment, James Carafano says Iran revealed the "deep flaws" in the nuclear deal with the United States when it threatened to further enrich uranium as a response to heightened sanctions, argued James Carafano, a director at the Heritage Foundation, argued on Friday....
19:52 2019-07-05

Netflix is finally going to stop spending so much money on original projects For the past several years, Netflix has seemingly been opening its checkbook at every available opportunity for every creator with an idea. The era of big spending may finally be coming to an end, though, as The Information reports that Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos recently told a substantial ...
02:52 2019-07-02

‘Stain of slavery’: Congress debates reparations to atone for US's original sin Democrats are in favor of reparations program, while Republicans denounce idea that past sins can be paid off by today’s taxpayers For the first time in more than a decade, a debate has taken place between lawmakers in Congress on the original sin of the United States – the enslavement of 4 million ...
20:26 2019-06-19

In new trailer, Hulu’s Four Weddings And A Funeral series has little in common with original Mindy Kaling is continuing her expansion into new series and movies by creating Four Weddings And A Funeral for Hulu. Given Kaling’s established love of the rom-com and um, the show title, you would think that this new production would be a bit of a remake. But judging from this new trailer, it appe...
20:13 2019-07-01

Netflix’s first Arabic original sparks backlash on home turf AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Netflix’s first Arabic original series has sparked a conservative backlash on its home turf of Jordan. In a Netflix statement, the show’s writer Bassel Ghandour had hailed the series “Jinn” as a “real turning point” for Jordanian representatio...
19:00 2019-06-19

The original Muppet Movie moving right along, back into theaters in July The Muppets’ big-screen venture The Muppet Movie was an ambitious outing in 1979, as banjo-playing Kermit heads out from his humble swamp to become a star in Hollywood. Along the way he meets up with a variety of now-familiar characters, like Fozzie, Gonzo, the Electric Mayhem, and of course, his l...
00:13 2019-06-05

The Boondocks is getting rebooted "for the modern era" by original creator Aaron McGruder Adult Swim’s hilarious, controversial The Boondocks went out with a bit of a whimper in 2014, when its fourth season was developed without creator Aaron McGruder at the helm. In our review, we called it “a copy of McGruder’s baby made from a printer that needs a fresh ink cartridge,” adding that “th...
19:13 2019-06-12

Man charged in death of original Mouseketeer calls charges ‘messed up’ The man accused of causing the death of an original Mouseketeer called the charges against him “messed up” when he appeared at a court hearing on Monday, a report said. Daniel Burda was arrested Friday by Oregon State Police in connection to Dennis Day’s death last year, ABC affili...
11:13 2019-07-09

What was the weather like on the original Fourth of July? Thomas Jefferson kept records The Fourth of July this year will be hot and rainy in Philadelphia. It was apparently much more pleasant on the “original” Fourth of July.        ...
14:26 2019-07-04

New Netflix original Rim of the World is pretty much perfect summer fare Four misfit kids must stave off an alien invasion in Netflix's original film Rim of the World. Summer camp can be challenging enough for an awkward 13-year-old nerdy kid without aliens invading and turning the surrounding region into a war zone. That's the premise of Rim of the World, a fresh and ...
22:13 2019-05-26

Watch CBS livestream the original 1969 Apollo 11 launch broadcast If you weren't alive to witness the historic Apollo 11 mission, CBS has the next best thing. The US broadcaster is livestreaming the original broadcast from July 16th, 1969, letting you relive it as many of us saw it originally -- corny commercials i......
17:00 2019-07-16

Volkswagen to take stake in battery cell maker Northvolt FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen says it is buying a stake in Swedish battery cell producer Northvolt AB and plans a joint factory in Germany ahead of increased production of electric vehicles next year. Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen said Wednesday that it would invest around 900 million euros ($1 ...
16:52 2019-06-12

The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon Is a Different Kind of Status Symbol The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon looks futuristic, but it feels a callback to the old school idea of a flagship sedan that exists just because. Built with aesthetic-first mentality, it’s not for everybody. But if you want a low-key glamorous, semi-upscale VW-badged cruiser to modestly stand out in, this i...
21:13 2019-05-22

Volkswagen names new chief executive at Tennessee plant CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — German auto maker Volkswagen has named a new chief executive at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Plant spokeswoman Amanda Plecas said in a phone interview Friday that Frank Fischer has been named the new CEO at the factory where 3,800 workers produce the Passat and At...
23:52 2019-05-24

Volkswagen Factory Workers in Tennessee Reject Union The vote was a defeat for the United Automobile Workers, which has tried unsuccessfully to organize workers at plants owned by foreign automakers in the South....
04:13 2019-06-15

UPDATE 1-End of the road for Volkswagen's self-driving Aurora deal Volkswagen has ended its partnership with self-driving car software firm Aurora, two days after the Silicon Valley start-up said it would build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles....
23:39 2019-06-11

Volkswagen ends deal with self-driving startup Aurora Volkswagen is cutting ties with Silicon Valley self-driving startup Aurora after only a year, amidst talks of working with Ford's Argo AI instead. Financial Times reported the news of the split, adding that VW expects to reach a deal with Argo AI thi......
14:26 2019-06-12

Volkswagen ID R smashes electric Nurburgring record - with video Volkswagen's ID R is the new electric lap record holder at the Nordschleife 671bhp EV laps Nordschleife in 6min 05.336secs, adding record to outright Pikes Peak hill mark The 671bph Volkswagen ID R has smashed the electric lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, with Romain Dumas lapping the ...
12:00 2019-06-04

Volkswagen to invest up to 4 billion euros in digital transformation Volkswagen will invest up to 4 billion euros over the years to 2023 to digitalize its administration and production, the German carmaker said on Wednesday, adding that up to 4,000 jobs in non-production units could be cut....
14:52 2019-06-05

How Volkswagen's electric record-breaker conquered the Nurburgring 128.598mph: Average speed of the ID R on its new electric lap record run Volkswagen’s ID R special didn’t just beat the Nordschleife electric car record, it smashed it. We were there to watch the monumental feat After setting a new outright record on the 12.42-mile Pikes Peak hillclimb last year,...
09:00 2019-06-22

New Volkswagen Ad Campaign Is a U-Turn for a Company Caught Cheating A marketing push hatched by the firm that makes ads for Adidas and Google zooms past contrition on its way toward a greener future for the world’s largest automaker....
10:52 2019-06-05

Volkswagen Vento And Polo Facelift Spied Testing Both models are towards the end of their lifecycle and require a generation upgrade. Volkswagen is working on new models and the new-gen models are scheduled to arrive in 2021....
09:39 2019-07-13

Union Vote at Tennessee Volkswagen Plant Could Be Historic Volkswagen workers are possibly unionizing, back seat seatbelt chatter and a death wobble class-action lawsuit. All this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, June 14, 2019....
18:00 2019-06-14

All-electric Volkswagen Kombi concept reimagines classic van News 8 Jul, 2019 The Volkswagen Kombi concept is an all-electric Type 2 van built to celebrate 20 years of Volkswagen’s Electronics Research Laboratory...
19:00 2019-07-08

Volkswagen to start production of Tarek SUV in Mexico in 2020 German carmaker Volkswagen will begin producing the Tarek sport utility vehicle (SUV) at its plant in the Mexican state of Puebla in 2020 and sales will start by the end of 2021, Steffen Reiche, the chief executive of Volkswagen de Mexico said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Sharay Angulo; Writing by An...
22:00 2019-07-10

Ford, Volkswagen To Collaborate For Building EVs And Autonomous Tech Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG today announced that they are expanding their global alliance to include electric vehicles - and will collaborate with Argo AI to introduce autonomous vehicle......
19:26 2019-07-12

Volkswagen ID 3: new Nissan Leaf rival seen barely disguised Volkswagen's first bespoke EV will get up to 342 miles of range, 125kW rapid charging capability and £25k base price Volkswagen's new ID 3 electric hatch has been spotted again in a German suburb, this time with a more revealing disguise.  The firm's first bespoke EV has ditched the disorientating ...
13:39 2019-07-09

Volkswagen’s Type 20 electric concept merges old-school and new At an event at its newly christened Innovation and Engineering Center California in Belmont, Volkswagen unveiled its Type 20 concept car that's essentially a 1962 Microbus with a lot of tech crammed inside and its engine swapped for a battery pack an......
01:13 2019-07-03

Ford, Volkswagen to share details on EV, AV alliance Friday Details of an agreement are expected to be outlined Friday after months of discussion between the two automakers on how to share the burdens of investing in electric and autonomous vehicles....
22:52 2019-07-11

Volkswagen Accused of Illegally Selling Prototypes Not Fit for the Road The automaker, which is trying to regain the trust of car buyers after an emissions scandal in 2015, has acknowledged improperly selling preproduction cars....
17:39 2019-05-21

Volkswagen Polo, Vento & Ameo Cup Editions Launched The 2019 ICC World Cup is here and to celebrate the global sporting event, Volkswagen India has introduced the 'Cup Edition' on its Polo, Vento and Ameo models. The new Cup Edition versions will be......
20:00 2019-05-29

U.S. SEC defends pace of Volkswagen suit after emissions scandal The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday defended the pace of its investigation into Volkswagen AG after a judge had asked why the agency waited two years after a global scandal related to vehicle emissions to sue the automaker....
03:13 2019-07-09

New Volkswagen Passat facelift: price, specs and details News 9 Jul, 2019 Pricing information has been revealed for the facelifted Volkswagen Passat range, starting at £27,630 for the SE saloon...
19:39 2019-07-09

Volkswagen Delivers What We've All Been Wanting in a Concept Car: Holograms in the Trunk Have you ever been driving a car nice and hard, really giving it the beans and pushing it hard through the corners, when the realization suddenly hits you that, hey, this thing would be much better if there was a big hologram emitter in the floor of the trunk? Sure you have—we all have. Volkswagen h...
07:13 2019-05-30

Volkswagen Continues to Test Inexplicable and Joyous T-Roc Convertible I have checked our archives and was astounded to find this take by our very own Justin Westbrook that seemed to infer that the very idea of a Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet was ludicrous. It’s not very often that I disagree with my colleagues (OK, we disagree a lot), but this is one of those times where...
16:00 2019-06-20

SEC defends pace of Volkswagen suit after emissions scandal The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday defended the pace of its investigation into Volkswagen AG after a judge had asked why the agency waited two years after a global scandal related to vehicle emissions to sue the automaker....
04:26 2019-07-09

Volkswagen to inject $2.6 bln into Ford unit Argo AI - source Carmaker Volkswagen will inject $2.6 billion into Ford's self-driving unit Argo AI at an overall valuation of $7 billion in the deal, a source close to the matter said on Friday....
11:26 2019-07-12

GOP officials rehash old fight against Volkswagen union vote NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Top Tennessee Republicans are predicting economic harm if workers at Volkswagen’s car assembly plant in Chattanooga vote to unionize. With 1,700 workers scheduled to vote June 12-14, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn and Gov. Bill Lee are following their predecessors’ bl...
07:26 2019-06-07

Unique Volkswagen Golf GTI and R created for Worthersee festival News 30 May, 2019 VW commissioned two teams of apprentices to build a pair of bespoke high performance Volkswagen Golfs for Worthersee 2019...
20:26 2019-05-31

Bob Saget and Dave Coulier recruit "Uncle Jaime Lannister" for very weird Full House parody sketch One of TV’s most beloved epics—a tale of complicated characters brought together by an unexpected death, teaching new generations harsh lessons wrought from unpredictable life experiences—is coming to an end. We are, of course, talking about Netflix’s Fuller House, which deigned to acknowledge the f...
20:01 2019-05-21

Netflix will debut 44 new original shows and movies in July – here’s the full list Forget the burgers, forget the beer, and forget the barbecue. Forget the fireworks, forget the parades, and forget and all of the festivities you would normally enjoy on July 4th. Why? Because something even better is happening this coming Independence Day: Netflix is releasing Stranger Things seaso...
17:52 2019-07-01

Get a Free Filled Original Glazed Doughnut From Krispy Kreme Today The 50th anniversary of the moon landing is happening in just a few weeks, but Krispy Kreme is celebrating a little early by passing out free doughnuts today, one of the chain’s original glazed doughnuts that is filled with cream....
22:00 2019-06-22

CBS News is Livestreaming the Original Apollo 11 Launch Broadcast in Real Time Right Now CBS News is currently livestreaming its original broadcast from fifty years ago, when the original Apollo 11 crew launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Read more......
14:13 2019-07-16

Snuggle up! Christmas comes early with 2 original Hallmark Channel movies in July THE Christmas channel brings the magic of the wintry season to summer by premiering two movies and announcing a record-breaking line-up.        ...
17:13 2019-06-07

Netflix is releasing 56 new original movies and shows in June – here’s the full list It’s pretty big news that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is coming to Netflix late next month. People en masse didn’t expect too much from this animated Spider-Man feature, but it ended up being the most acclaimed Spider-Man movie of all time. If you haven’t seen it yet, you rea...
17:26 2019-05-23

Matthew McConaughey finally receives his original high school diploma Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating.        ...
16:52 2019-05-21

African Champions League final to be replayed after original game abandoned • Second leg, and trophy, had been awarded to Esperance • Wydad Casablanca left pitch after equaliser was disallowedThe second leg of the African Champions League final will be replayed after the original fixture was abandoned and the match awarded to Esperance when Wydad Casablanca left the pitch f...
00:52 2019-06-06

56 new Netflix original shows and movies will premiere in June – here’s the complete list Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is coming to Netflix in late June, and it’s easily one of the most hotly anticipated additions to the world’s favorite source of streaming entertainment. Most people likely dismissed this animated Spider-Man feature before it hit theaters, but it ended u...
20:13 2019-05-31

The Little Mermaid's original Ariel defends Halle Bailey against racist backlash Just last week we learned that Halle Bailey, one-half of the R&B duo Chloe X Halle and supporting star on Grown-ish, has been cast in the title role of Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Many rightfully praised the studio for casting a young black woman as the lead, but it didn’t...
20:39 2019-07-09

The Lion King Turns 25: Everything You Need to Know About Disney's Original Trip to Pride Rock It's almost time to return to Pride Rock. We're just a little over a month away from Disney's photo-realistic "live-action" adaptation of The Lion King roars its way......
14:52 2019-06-15

Original ‘Little Mermaid’ defends Halle Bailey as Ariel amid backlash The original Ariel agrees Halle Bailey is fit for life under the sea. Jodi Benson — who voiced Ariel in the 1989 hit “The Little Mermaid” — publicly applauded Disney for casting the black singer in the live-action rendition of the film after racist and hateful comments erupted on Twitter...
23:26 2019-07-09

Thursday's Best Deals: Thermapen Mk4, Original Echo Show, Acer Gear, and More A discounted ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4, the 1st Generation Echo Show, and an Acer Gear Gold Box lead off Thursday’s best deals from around the web....
18:52 2019-06-27

Original Easy A writer developing new spin-off, possibly without Emma Stone Nearly a decade after Easy A turned Emma Stone into a star, Screen Gems has decided that it’s time to go back and do a sequel—or a “spin-off,” though that doesn’t seem like the right word (we’ll get to that later). This comes from Variety, which says Screen Gems has enlisted original screenwriter Be...
01:39 2019-06-21

New Volkswagen Golf Mk8: high-tech cabin design shown Volkswagen's eighth-generation Golf will get technology revamp with digital dashboard, but launch is delayed until 2020 Volkswagen has released an interior design sketch for the new Mk8 Golf, showing a distinct evolution of the brand's cabin look and technology. The image, which shows a thorough re...
15:13 2019-05-21

Confirmed: Ford to share Volkswagen’s MEB platform for at least one electric car by 2023 Volkswagen to invest in Ford-backed autonomous tech firm in exchange for use of modular EV platform in global alliance Ford and Volkswagen have jointly announced the expansion of their global alliance will include electric vehicles, along with a massive investment in autonomous technology and joint...
21:52 2019-07-12

A Ford-Volkswagen alliance with Argo could redraw self-driving sector An expanded alliance between Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG that includes a partnership in Ford self-driving unit Argo AI could redraw the balance of power in autonomous vehicles....
00:26 2019-07-12

U.S. senators urge Volkswagen to end delay in Tennessee union vote Three Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned a decision by Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit to delay a union election for workers at its Tennessee assembly plant....
19:39 2019-05-21

Volkswagen WeShare fully-electric car sharing service launched 1500 e-Golfs available to hire on demand from today in Berlin, with e-Up to be added early next year Volkswagen has introduced a new app-based car sharing service that will use a fleet of exclusively electric vehicles. WeShare initially launches in Berlin with 1500 VW e-Golf models, which can be re...
11:26 2019-06-28

Volkswagen investment vaults Argo into top ranks of self-driving firms Volkswagen AG's $2.6-billion investment in Ford Motor Co's Argo AI self-driving unit, announced on Friday, immediately vaults the two-year-old Pittsburgh-based startup into the top ranks in the sector....
14:39 2019-07-12

Volkswagen to inject $2.6 billion into Ford unit Argo AI: source Carmaker Volkswagen will inject $2.6 billion into Ford's self-driving unit Argo AI at an overall valuation of $7 billion in the deal, a source close to the matter said on Friday....
11:26 2019-07-12

At $4,000, Would Owning This 1988 Volkswagen Quantum Syncro Wagon be Totally Rad? I saw today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe VW Quantum at the L.A. Radwood show, and I must say, I was duly impressed. It’s going to be up to you however, to determine if I was four-grand impressed....
14:13 2019-06-05

More U.S. Volkswagen Golf R and GTI Buyers Go for the Dual-Clutch Transmission Than the Manual The Volkswagen Golf R and GTI are blessings unto this land we call America, given that folks over here tend to shy away from any car model with “hot” or “hatch” in its nickname. But of the people who do go for one of these two hot hatches in the U.S., a slight majority opt to go without a third peda...
22:39 2019-05-27

Volkswagen breaks long-held McLaren F1 Goodwood record with ID. R The Volkswagen ID. R electric prototype has broken the 20-year record set by a McLaren Formula 1 car for the fastest run up the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb...
20:26 2019-07-05

Senators urge Volkswagen to end delay in Tennessee union election Three Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday questioned the decision by Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit to delay a union election for workers at its Tennessee assembly plant....
17:13 2019-05-21

The absolute least that Volkswagen could do is to offer this totally bitchin camouflage design to cu The absolute least that Volkswagen could do is to offer this totally bitchin camouflage design to customers for their production ID 3 electric car. According to VW, the car will be arriving in showrooms around the middle of next year, and is meant to usher in a third wave of success for the company,...
04:52 2019-07-10

Union Vote at Volkswagen Plant in Tennessee Could Change Industry Employees are wrapping up a vote at Volkswagen’s factory in Tennessee that will determine whether the United Auto Workers union will be successful in organizing its first foreign-owned car plant in the South....
20:52 2019-06-14

Workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have voted against unionization CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have voted against unionization. The post Workers at Volkswagen’s plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, have voted against unionization appeared first on LEX18.com....
04:39 2019-06-15

2019 Volkswagen Ameo Class Round 1 Kicks Off In Coimbatore The 2019 Volkswagen Ameo Class will see 18 drivers battle it out over 10 races for the title, while VW Motosport India will also participate in the Indian Touring Car championship....
10:13 2019-06-22

Volkswagen aims to boost in-house software development to 60% by 2025 Volkswagen said on Tuesday it would put 5,000 digital experts into a new unit called "Car.Software" by 2025 as the German carmaker aims to develop at least 60% of its software in-house by then, up from less than 10% currently....
12:26 2019-06-18

UPDATE 1-Volkswagen's Renk first in line of potential divestitures - sources Volkswagen is likely to launch the sale of transmissions maker Renk in the autumn as the German carmaker streamlines operations to free up funds for investment in electric vehicles, people close to the matter said....
16:39 2019-06-04

UPDATE 1-U.S. SEC defends pace of Volkswagen suit after emissions scandal The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday defended the pace of its investigation into Volkswagen AG after a judge asked why the agency waited two years after a global scandal related to vehicle emissions to sue the automaker....
09:00 2019-07-09

4 Episodes Of ‘Full House’ Where Uncle Jesse Explained That Most Families Don’t Work Like This, And For Good Reason Too Because This Whole Setup Is Honestly Weird Full House is a beloved family sitcom about two grown men who move into their friend’s house to help raise his three young daughters after his wife passes away. The episodes end with thoughtful life lessons for the characters and viewers alike, and sometimes the lesson is simply that most families d...
17:00 2019-06-04

Trump tells Ocasio-Cortez and other female progressives to 'go back' to 'original' countries President: ‘You can’t leave fast enough’Tlaib: ‘He needs to be impeached’Opinion: Pelosi attacks on AOC are dangerousDonald Trump aimed a guaranteed-to-be-controversial attack at “the Squad” on Sunday, saying the four progressive Democratic congresswomen who have clashed with their own party establi...
16:52 2019-07-14

France moves forward with bill to restore Notre Dame to original glory The roof of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral may not be converted into a swimming pool or a greenhouse after all — government officials this week OKed a bill mandating that the landmark house of worship should be restored precisely as it was, according to a new report. The French Senate o...
20:00 2019-05-30

Watching Someone Restore a Filthy Game Boy to Its Original Pristine Condition Is Soothing For the Soul It was a tragic day when, after being dropped on the floor, my original Game Boy was left with a bunch of dead lines on its screen. But it lived a good life, and has the scars, knicks, and scratches to prove it. However, it wasn’t quite as abused as this Game Boy that YouTube’s Odd Tinkering purchas...
20:26 2019-05-31

Apple is reportedly financing six original movies a year to compete for Academy Awards Despite an entire media event being dedicated to its unveiling, Apple TV+ is still something of a mystery. We know the first wave of shows being prepared for Apple’s paid streaming service, and we know that it will launch this fall, but we still don’t have a price, a release date, or a b...
04:52 2019-06-18

Apollo 11: Former NASA intern bought original Moon landing recordings for $217, could be worth $2M A set of original videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon landing that were bought for $217.77 at a government surplus auction by a former NASA intern in the 1970s could raise up to $2 million when they are auctioned this month....
00:39 2019-07-02

Vatican tombs opened in search for missing teen empty of original remains Workers who opened two tombs in the Vatican to search for the remains of a 15-year-old girl who went missing 36 years ago were greeted by another mystery -- the disappearance of the remains that should have been there....
04:26 2019-07-12

Body found in Oregon home confirmed as original Mouseketeer Dennis Day, police say Police confirmed to Fox News on Thursday that a body found in April at an Oregon home is that of Dennis Day -- an original Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer -- who has been missing since July 2018. ...
08:26 2019-06-07

Killer eBay deal brings original 128GB Google Pixel XL down to $200 (brand new) Google's hot new Pixel 3a and 3a XL are the talk of the town right now, shining in the camera performance department with the same stellar rear-facing shooter of the "regular" Pixel 3 and 3 XL in tow at a fraction of the price. But Android purists who have even less than 400 bucks to spend on a new ...
01:39 2019-05-30

NASA accidentally sold original Moon landing tapes to an intern, and now they’re up for auction The 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 Moon landing is right around the corner, and it’s a pretty big deal. As you might expect, NASA is very much looking forward to replaying the original footage of Armstrong’s first lunar stroll for anyone who wants to watch it, but wouldn&rsqu...
01:13 2019-07-02

Kawhi Leonard Sues Nike, Says They Stole Control Of His Original Logo Design Kawhi Leonard has sued Nike, the apparel company with whom he recently ended an endorsement contract, over control of the “Klaw” logo used to identify his branded merchandise. Kawhi says he provided the logo to Nike, and that Nike’s claim to ownership of the logo is based upon an underhanded move to...
05:39 2019-06-04

NASA Sold an Original Moon Landing Video to an Intern in the 1970s and Now It's For Sale Again Later this month, some of the original videotapes that captured the first moon landing will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. But they’re not being sold by NASA. Incredibly, these tapes were sold to a random NASA intern back in the 1970s who had no idea at the time that he’d purchased an impor...
17:26 2019-07-01

Ford, Volkswagen promise details on electric, autonomous vehicle alliance Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG said on Thursday they are expanding their global alliance announced in January with deals expected to involve collaboration on electric and autonomous vehicles....
21:13 2019-07-11

Volkswagen's Research Lab Turned an Old Microbus Into an EV Technology-Crammed Concept Vehicle Volkswagen’s California-based Electronic Research Laboratory has been re-named the Innovation and Engineering Center California (IECC), and has been given an expanded role in the company. So, to celebrate, they did the only rational thing they could do: they took a 1962 Type 2 11-window Microbus and...
01:13 2019-07-04

Algerian ex-prime minster in court over Volkswagen-linked corruption scandal Four-time PM Ahmed Ouyahia has been questioned for a second time over alleged corruption involving the local partner of Volkswagen. He's the latest to face investigation as part of an army purge on the old ruling elite....
16:26 2019-06-16

Autocar confidential: Volkswagen plans wireless updates, Audi gives us the heads-up and more Volkswagen ID 3 will be updated wirelessly, but only when the time is right Our reporters empty their notebooks to round up a week in gossip from across the automotive industry In this week's wander through the backstage area of motoring, we find out why Hyundai engineers need to get off the bus...
01:26 2019-07-02

Volkswagen to float 10% of truck unit, seeks to raise 1.9 billion euros Volkswagen aims to raise up to 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion) by listing truck unit Traton, it said on Friday, scaling back earlier ambitions to list up to a quarter of the unit by opting to float a 10% stake....
11:26 2019-06-14

New 2019 Volkswagen Golf: spy shots reveal new high tech interior News 16 May, 2019 The Mk8 Volkswagen Golf is fast approaching, and new spy shots have uncovered the car's interior ahead of its Frankfurt debut...
15:00 2019-05-21

Volkswagen CEO meets top U.S. trade official as Mexico tariffs loom: sources Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Herbert Diess met on Monday with the top U.S. trade official, a week before new tariffs are set to hit imported Mexican vehicles, two people briefed on the matter said....
02:39 2019-06-04

Volkswagen concludes partnership with self-driving start-up Aurora, in talks with Ford Volkswagen has ended its relationship with Amazon-backed self-driving start-up Aurora, and is now considering partnerships with Ford and competitor Argo AI....
02:52 2019-06-12

Elizabeth Warren called 'the original Rachel Dolezal' in awkward interview over ancestry claims A radio interview with Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren turned awkward Friday after the host pressed the candidate over her past claims of Native American ancestry and told her, “You're kind of like the original Rachel Dolezal.”...
18:52 2019-05-31

Ford and Volkswagen have inked a deal to share technology for electric and autonomous vehicles (F, VW) Ford Motor Company Ford and Volkswagen will collaborate on electric and autonomous vehicle technologies. The new framework will be an extension of last year's partnership on commercial vehicles. Both companies declined to give any more details, but said the talks are productive and ongoing. Visi...
12:39 2019-07-06

UPDATE 1-Ford, Volkswagen promise details on electric, autonomous vehicle alliance Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG said on Thursday they are expanding their global alliance announced in January with deals that are expected to involve collaboration on electric and autonomous vehicles....
20:39 2019-07-11

UPDATE 2-Ford, Volkswagen promise details on electric, autonomous vehicle alliance Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG said on Thursday they are expanding their global alliance announced in January with deals expected to involve collaboration on electric and autonomous vehicles....
22:00 2019-07-11

Volkswagen's All-Electric Prototype Officially Annihilated the Goodwood Hill Climb Record The Goodwood Hill Climb is an extremely short run, as hill climbs go, but Volkswagen and racer Romain Dumas now owns the official record for fastest time in history run up the driveway. Running the same Volkswagen ID. R that he used to break the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record, Dumas put ...
23:13 2019-07-06

United Auto Workers Union Takes Another Shot at Organizing Volkswagen's U.S. Factory The United Auto Workers union is taking another shot at organizing Volkswagen’s U.S. auto factory, holding a vote in June that could determine whether it will be successful in achieving a long-sought goal of representing workers a foreign-owned car plant....
04:13 2019-05-30

Original Voice of Ariel, Jodi Benson, and Freeform Support Halle Bailey Despite Salty Racists Under the Sea What’s a fire and why does it—what’s the word—buuuuuurn certain white people so bad that a loc’d young lady with a lovely voice has been cast as a sea creature who regularly chats it up with a thick flounder and cantankerous crustacean? Oh right, racism....
20:52 2019-07-09

Volkswagen, Ford reach outline agreement to share electric, autonomous tech: source Ford and Volkswagen have reached an outline agreement to share electric and autonomous car technologies, extending their alliance beyond a cooperation on commercial vehicles, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday....
20:13 2019-07-05

Volkswagen Motorsport India To Enter ITC Category With Factory Team In National Car Racing Champions Volkswagen Motorsport India is known for its one-make race championships, having cemented its position in the domestic motorsport arena. Taking a step further in its commitment towards motorsport in......
20:52 2019-06-20

2019 National Car Racing Championship: Volkswagen Dominates Indian Touring Car Category In Round 1 Volkswagen Motorsport India dominated the first round of the Indian Touring Car (ITC) category in the 2019 National Car Racing Championship. The opening round of the season was held at the Kari Motor......
23:52 2019-06-23

Man reports 'weird and creepy' home break in: Nothing taken, house cleaned Nate Roman, 44, said the beds were made, the rugs vacuumed and the toilets scrubbed in his Marlborough, Massachusetts home.        ...
03:52 2019-05-24

Daily on Healthcare: White House tries to rally conservatives in ‘very weird’ healthcare meeting Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what's going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $1.00 an issue!...
19:26 2019-07-15

Weird space object 'Oumuamua' was not an alien spacecraft after all, scientists say That weird, cigar-shaped outer space object that flew through our solar system a couple of years ago wasn't an alien spacecraft after all, scientists announced Monday in a new study.        ...
23:52 2019-07-01

Kelly Clarkson denies using pills or 'weird fad diets' for weight loss Kelly Clarkson is taking to Twitter to clear up some falsehoods, including a rumor about how she keeps her figure.        ...
16:52 2019-05-21

Miranda Lambert jokes about 'weird (expletive)' she did on work hiatus, including wedding Miranda Lambert enjoyed her hiatus following her whirlwind romance with Brendan McLoughlin. But her team was eager for her to get back to work.        ...
07:39 2019-07-03

Twitter Rant: Harry Styles Is Tweeting That He Wants One Of His Songs To Have A Parentheses At The End Of It Like ‘(Original Song From DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS)’ But Doesn’t Know How To Get It That Way Harry Styles has made a lot of big moves in recent years, but it looks like the singer is ready to take things to a whole new level: Harry Styles is tweeting that he wants one of his songs to have a parentheses at the end of it like “(Original Song from DreamWorks Animation’s ‘TROLLS’)” but doesn’t ...
23:52 2019-06-20

Volkswagen Ameo Class 2019: Jeet Jhabakh & Anmol Singh Sahil Lead Charge In Round 1 Volkswagen Motorsport India's first round of the 2019 National Championship Ameo Class saw Jeet Jhabakh secure the lead with two wins out of three races. The Hyderabad-based driver was at his dominant......
23:52 2019-06-23

Walmart Supercenters have more than doubled the presence of the original Discount store model around the US. We compared the two and found that the supercenter has a surprisingly large grocery. (WMT) Rachel Askinasi/Business Insider Walmart is the largest brick-and-mortar retailer in the world in terms of sales. Walmart has only three different store formats across the US: Walmart Discount Store Stores, Walmart Supercenters, and Walmart Neighborhood Markets. While the Discount Store store mod...
01:26 2019-06-16

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi hails Unai Emery impact after 'weird' transition from Arsene Wenger reign Alex Iwobi has been won over by Unai Emery after admitting the early stages under the new Arsenal head coach were "weird" as he stepped into the shoes of Arsene Wenger....
13:13 2019-05-24

Target's Vineyard Vines collection is being sold for double the original price on Ebay and Facebook after some customers expressed outrage at how quickly stock ran out Screenshot / Ebay / Benjamin Goggin Target started selling its Vineyard Vines collection over the weekend, and customers are complaining that certain styles and sizes quickly ran out. Many items can easily be located on resale platforms like Ebay and Facebook for double the original price. It's inc...
17:52 2019-05-21

Reed King's weird, problematic 'FKA USA' imagines a dystopian U.S. ruled by corporations Reed King's weird and problematic "FKA USA" imagines a futuristic U.S. that has splintered into territories ruled by corporations and bandits.        ...
20:13 2019-06-18

Netflix will release 44 new original movies and shows in July – here’s the full release schedule When it comes to Netflix’s new original movies and shows set to premiere in July, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that in terms of quantity, the release schedule of Netflix original productions is way down next month compared to the 56 new originals that will hit the streaming ...
14:26 2019-06-20

The new Nintendo Switch Lite undermines what made the original Switch so special The Nintendo Switch Lite is smaller, lighter and cheaper than a regular Nintendo Switch, and, most importantly after months of rumors, it’s real, having been announced by the House of Mario. Having options as to how to spend our hard-earned gaming money is welcome, and the prospect of a ...
18:00 2019-07-10

Giant stone money discovered as the 'original Bitcoin' A University of Oregon study traces cryptocurrency’s origins back to an ancient stone money system used in western Micronesia.       ...
00:13 2019-06-13

Julia Roberts reveals the dark, original 'Pretty Woman' ending Julia Roberts remembers the tragic original ending of "Pretty Woman" before the script went rom-com. It was very dark.        ...
10:39 2019-06-15

Review: 'Big Little Lies' Season 2 is almost as exquisite as the original With Meryl Streep and a new story of women living with secrets, "Big Little Lies" returns for a second season that almost lives up to the first.        ...
20:52 2019-06-07

The most-powerful American cars ever Just like the stock market, the neverending American horsepower war has had its ups and downs over the years, but records keep getting broken and the outlook remains bullish....
05:13 2019-07-02

Will I Get a Better Deal if I Buy Two Cars From the Same Dealer? As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are talking about getting deals on two cars, when the best time to sell privately, and minor accidents on certified cars....
20:26 2019-06-21

Drive Your Cars You Cowards Here at Jalopnik, we try not to be redundant in the subject matter of our blogs. Redundancy would be boring for us, boring for you, and would eventually rid us of our prized spot on your bookmark bar. But if there’s anything that needs to be said again, and again, and again, it’s this: Cars are mean...
17:13 2019-05-21

Top 10 Best Electric Cars 2019 We run down the very best affordable electric city cars, superminis and famliy hatchbacks on sale in Britain today Electric cars are more popular today than they have ever been. And why wouldn’t they be? An electric vehicle (EV) lets you travel in silence and produces zero emissions. You don't have...
15:13 2019-05-21

To The Perfect Cars of Da' Sha Ra's Bootin' Up With all of the retrospective gaze of Radwood, it’s easy to think that these teens have perfectly grasped how everyone dressed up their cars and themselves back then, But it’s important to go to the source material every so often, and for that we have the New Orleans bounce classic Bootin’ Up....
17:13 2019-05-21

Top 10 best luxury cars 2019 Luxury cars are not just defined by their cosseting ride, extensive levels of technology and refinement, but the level of prestige they bring. But which one has the most class to top our best ten list? Luxury cars – a class comprised in significant proportion of large traditional limousine saloons...
18:39 2019-06-19

Buy a castle and a Lordship: original ballroom and rose garden of Lancashire castle visited by Charlotte Brontë for sale The Jane Eyre author and art critic John Ruskin were among famous visitors to the property, nestled between the Lake District and the the Yorkshire Dales....
07:52 2019-06-18

Simon Kinberg Likens Dark Phoenix's Original Ending to Captain America: Civil War and Captain Marvel While the cast of Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix has spoken about the similarities between the film’s original ending and the ending of another recent big superhero film—similarities that were so extensive they required the final X-Men installment to undergo extensive reshoots—everyone has been coy ab...
20:00 2019-06-07

The Nintendo Switch Lite vs. the original Switch: What's changed? We knew it was coming, but Nintendo's finally drawn the curtain back on a smaller, portable-only version of its successful Switch console. It'll be out in September, in plenty of time before the release of Pokémon Sword and Shield this Novembe......
17:52 2019-07-10

Pizza Hut is updating its Original Pan Pizza for the first time in nearly 40 years Pizza Hut revealed it is updating the recipe to its Original Pan Pizza for the first time since it was introduced nearly 40 years ago.        ...
04:00 2019-05-30

'Big Little Lies' Season 2 is almost as exquisite as the original With Meryl Streep and a new story of women living with secrets, "Big Little Lies" returns for a second season that almost lives up to the first.        ...
21:26 2019-06-10

Chandler employees to use self-driving cars CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) – Dozens of city employees in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler will use self-driving vehicles at work in partnership with Waymo, an autonomous vehicle company. The Arizona Republic reports that the partnership will begin this month as Chandler evaluates whether using the aut...
11:00 2019-07-08

Here's a Sad List of All the Cars About to Go Extinct From the UK's Roads Every time I hear about something like the Audi TT being cancelled and replaced by an electric car, I try to take comfort that all of the good combustion cars currently on the roads won’t be going anywhere overnight. However, this new study about the cars most likely to go extinct in the UK has me w...
05:00 2019-05-25

All ministerial cars to be electric by 2030 News 13 Jun, 2019 A quarter of the Government Car Service’s vehicles will be fully electric by 2022, with the entire fleet being EV-only by 2030...
18:13 2019-06-13

Electric cars: All you need to know about the future of motoring Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to build its new electric vehicle models at its Castle Bromwich plant - joining many other manufacturers in producing the cleanest cars possible....
20:13 2019-07-05

Pre-registered cars: buying guide Tips & advice 24 Jun, 2019 Pre-registered cars explained: what they are and how they can save you a bundle of cash over a brand-new car...
18:52 2019-06-27

Police cars: the world's best and worst Features 27 Jun, 2019 We delve into the magical world of the Police car, taking in the fastest, most exotic and most inappropriate police cars on Earth...
18:52 2019-06-27

Top 5 Upcoming Electric Cars In India With the coming of the Kona Electric, the way ahead for electric mobility has been paved. We list out the top five electric cars which will be launched in India in the next one year....
14:13 2019-07-11

40 electric cars you'll see on the road by 2025 Rimac While electric vehicles aren't posting big sales numbers yet, auto companies are making significant investments in them. Both new and traditional car manufacturers plan to release electric vehicles in the coming years. Some of the vehicles have specs and tech features that exceed most gas-pow...
08:39 2019-07-11

Lucifer's Cars Are Fine but We Fixed Them Lucifer, a wonderful show about a crime-solving devil who’s bored with Hell and living in Los Angeles instead, came back for a fourth season this year after Netflix swooped in and saved it from TV cancelation. As anything that includes the slight mention of a car, Lucifer has caused my colleague Kri...
23:26 2019-06-03

Europeans now burn more palm oil in their cars than they eat Palm oil consumption in the EU jumped by 7 per cent in 2017 because it is increasingly used as a biofuel – driving the destruction of orangutans’ habitat...
15:00 2019-05-21

Driverless Cars May Be Coming, but Let’s Not Get Carried Away “We’ve tried to turn down the hype and make people understand how hard this is,” says Gill Pratt, an expert in robotics and head of the Toyota Research Institute....
22:26 2019-06-20

Shots Fired Into Apartments, Cars LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Police are investigating after someone fired shots into two apartments and two cars. It happened around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at an apartment complex near the intersection of Man o’ War and Todds Road. At the scene police found a person with a handgun. We’re...
13:26 2019-06-19

How the UK's top car design college is readying for a new era of cars Your next car starts life here: the RCA is home to the UK's most prestigious car design courses The next generation of car designers will need a fresh skill set. The Royal College of Art is already on the case The car industry is at a once-in-a-generation crossroads thanks to autonomous driving, ...
02:26 2019-07-09

Top 10 best affordable sports cars 2019 Owning a sports car need not break the bank – here's our choice for the top 10 affordable sports cars Never has the choice of sports cars at the affordable end of the spectrum been greater, each offering thrills to match, and in some cases exceed, more expensive peers. It's not all about brake hors...
13:13 2019-06-28

Why China Is Full of American Cars My plane had only touched down an hour or two earlier and I was quick to get out of my hotel—to find some breakfast, to see the city and to see all of the interesting Chinese cars that I’d only ever read about. And just as I rounded a corner, there they looked back at me, parked beside each other: a...
03:52 2019-05-24

New Parts for Old Cars May Keep Them Running, but Sink Their Value While technology like 3-D printing makes car collecting less expensive and more accessible, it has also made it harder to determine the actual value of a car....
23:13 2019-05-21

'PSA is at the forefront of normalising electric cars' Opinion 20 Jun, 2019 With the new Peugeot 2008, Steve Fowler thinks PSA is leading the way in making electric cars normalised with the general public...
16:52 2019-06-21

Ford's Letting Us Down on Electric Cars The Ford Motor Company bravely and ambitiously announced today that it would be launching an all-electric model... based on existing MEB platform architecture cribbed from Volkswagen. The VW I.D. 3, sharing that platform, is planned for launch next summer. Ford is going all-in on this electric thing...
09:39 2019-07-13

Toyota cars will now turn themselves off if you forget Toyota cars and SUVs with push-button ignitions will now turn themselves off after being parked for a period of time, even if the driver didn't hit the "Engine Off" button....
23:00 2019-06-14

'Cuphead' will be available to play in Tesla cars Do you feel the Atari titles in Tesla cars are a little too easy for your parking lot gaming sessions? You're about to get something much harder. Elon Musk has revealed to IGN's Ryan McCaffrey that Studio MDHR's retro-styled, legendarily difficult si......
04:00 2019-06-03

Top 10 best hardcore sports cars 2019 Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren… they all want to have best hardcore sports car. We've tested them all to determine which one takes the accolade Welcome to true-blue petrolhead territory. This is where incredible outright grip and pace, vivid driver engagement and thrill, supreme handling po...
19:39 2019-06-14

'PSA is at the forefront of getting electric cars normalised' Opinion 20 Jun, 2019 With the new Peugeot 2008, Steve Fowler thinks PSA is leading the way in making electric cars normalised with the general public...
13:13 2019-06-20

GST On Cars, Bikes To Be Brought Down? Here's What Analysts Say While the auto sector dominates the wish-list for now, experts also feel a relief to the salaried taxpayers and further rationalisation of GST rates will benefit all....
16:39 2019-06-14

Top 10 best 4x4s and off-road cars 2019 Where we're going, we don't need roads; these ten 4x4s are capable on just about any surface Creating a definitive list of the ‘best’ off-roaders is something of a fool’s errand (although, as you can see, that hasn’t stopped us from trying). Even if you pin down the basic parameters for comparison ...
20:52 2019-06-10

Why Europe just boosted 5G over Wi-Fi for connected cars Here's an easy way to understand why European member states shut down an EU effort to mandate Wi-Fi as the car connectivity standard of the future.Read More...
05:52 2019-07-06

Matt Prior: How will we tell electric cars apart? The Polestar 1 bucks convention in a way future models won’t Emitting the same electric whirr and offering roughly the same performance, EVs will have to rely on style to stand out Melting into a crowd is not a fate likely to befall the Polestar 1  – unless the crowd is full of delightfully wacky...
11:26 2019-06-28

Top 10 Upcoming Cars In Second Half Of 2019 With six months in tow, the auto sector is looking at a brighter 2019 and the plethora of new launches lines are expected to improve the sales momentum. Here's a look at the top cars lined up for......
21:39 2019-05-27

Self-driving cars: your complete guide Self-driving car technology is advancing every day, and it's only a matter of time before fully driverless vehicles appear on public streets.Almost daily, there's a new development in the driverless car space, and nearly every major car manufacturer, ride-sharing service and tech company f...
16:26 2019-06-07

Top 10 best super sports cars 2019 McLaren, Porsche, Aston Martin et al are vying to claim the best super sports car accolade. We've tested each of them to determine which is best We are living through a high period for the super sports car. Never before has there been such a talented list of offerings, each with their own unique ta...
13:13 2019-06-28

The future of Jaguar sports cars Departing Jaguar design boss Ian Callum lays out his blueprint for Jaguar's sporting future - and sketches it for us A key part of the legacy Ian Callum leaves Jaguar after 20 years as its director of design is a clear understanding of how the brand's sports cars should look. His views about sports...
07:13 2019-06-10

Comment of the Day: Old German Cars Will Ruin You Today my boss Patrick George wrote about the disaster that was owning his 1984 BMW 733i in New York City. In the story, he suggested that we come up with a name for aesthetically nice used cars full of “secret problems,” and one reader proposed a great answer....
06:00 2019-05-22

Corden's London trip: Dodgeball with Michelle Obama, talk of Trump's 'weird' royal visit We catch up with James Corden before his show heads to London next week, where he plays dodgeball against Michelle Obama. He also weighs in on Trump.        ...
15:52 2019-06-17

Shutter speeds: the cars of El Mirage – in pictures El Mirage is a racetrack on a dry lake bed a few hours outside Los Angeles in the California desert. Raced on since 1937, the 1.3-mile track attracts drivers from all over the US, some of whom reach speeds of up to 200mph.London-based photographer Wilson Hennessy joined them for a weekend for his la...
19:39 2019-06-15

New Cars That Need to Die (and Driving a '90s JDM Rally Cheating Legend) Automotive technology changes, design moves forward, performance capabilities climb. But for some reason there are cars that seem to not even get a hint of that innovation. Cars like the Mitsubishi Mirage, the Chevy Impala, and even the Toyota Land Cruiser—how and why do they still exist in their cu...
00:13 2019-06-22

NFC-enabled Hot Wheels cars keep tabs on which is fastest Hot Wheels has done a lot over the past few years to reinvent itself as a brand that's more than just little die-cast cars. We've seen remote control vehicles, augmented reality racing and even cars you build yourself. Now the brand's next step......
18:13 2019-06-14

Electric cars exempt from company car tax next year News 10 Jul, 2019 UK’s million or so company car users will escape Benefit-in-Kind tax if they have an electric car in the 2020/21 financial year...
07:26 2019-07-11

Why Fiat's classic Italian cars are struggling in the US The small but sleek Fiat 500 has been called an 'unpretentious masterpiece,' and Fiat has a cult following around the world. But it's been a tough sell in America....
14:39 2019-07-08

HONDA'S HENIO ARCANGELI: Cars matter Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the automobile division at American Honda Motor Co., is focused on rebuilding the Acura brand and restoring a car culture in America....
14:39 2019-06-16

Driverless cars will improve traffic flow by at least 35% News 20 May, 2019 A fleet of autonomous cars working together will be able to improve traffic flow by at least 35 per cent, according to researchers...
15:00 2019-05-21

Tesla delivered a record 95,000 cars this spring Tesla didn't have the greatest start to 2019, but it's looking rosier toward the middle of the year. The company set records for both production and deliveries in the second quarter, having made 87,048 electric cars and delivered 95,200 of them duri......
01:13 2019-07-03

I Am Very Into These Rad Retrofuturistic Synthwave Music Videos With Cars Today I learned there is a whole genre of YouTube videos which are just cool car scenes from shows and films with techno/electro/synthwavey-sounding music laid over them. I am 100 percent here for it....
18:39 2019-06-15

Ford will test new self-driving cars in Detroit Ford is testing a new fleet of self-driving vehicles in its homebase of Detroit. Argo AI, Ford's autonomous vehicle arm, announced it would deploy its third-generation vehicles in Detroit and Corktown. The Ford Fusion Hybrids will be equipped with a......
10:39 2019-06-13

VW and Ford close to deal on self-driving cars, VW says Volkswagen and Ford are close to reaching a deal on a partnership for developing self-driving cars, the German carmaker's chief executive said on Thursday....
15:00 2019-06-13

Locking More Than the Doors as Cars Become Computers on Wheels Concern that cars could be seriously hacked — by criminals, terrorists or even rogue governments — has prompted a new round of security efforts on the part of the auto industry....
23:13 2019-05-21

Lamborghini Reminds Itself That It Doesn't Want to Sell Too Many Cars Lamborghini, like many other automakers, has recently seen the effects of the most simple equation in car manufacturing: that making SUVs skyrockets sales, because people buzz toward them like bugs to lightbulbs. But, Lamborghini’s now having to remind itself, it doesn’t want sales to skyrocket too ...
18:13 2019-07-09

Low-Profile Tires Are Ruining Modern Cars The Volkswagen Up GTI I had in France last summer was a dream. It also had 17-inch wheels and low-profile tires. Off the coast, I ran over what seemed to be an innocuous small rock in the road. I knew something was wrong in about the next 10 seconds....
22:26 2019-07-12

Mulgari pays homage to BMW M cars with Icon03 British tuner's take on the M240i coupé reduces weight and packs performance-enhancing modifications British design house Mulgari has unveiled the limited-edition Icon03, a restyled and retuned version of the BMW M240i coupé. Rebuilt, painted and trimmed at the company’s Berkshire headquarters, the...
17:39 2019-06-06

Why Carmakers Want You to Stop Buying Cars, Someday Those jumbles of electric scooters piled up on sidewalks in San Francisco, Seattle, Beijing or other digitally minded cities are more than just a mess. They’re the primordial ooze from which a new transportation ecosystem will arise, one expected to lead to the extinction of the model that dominated...
07:26 2019-07-12

'Manufacturers are building cars designed to last, and it's hurting them' Opinion 13 Jul, 2019 The quality of cars today is so good that customers are keeping them longer which is hurting new car sales, says Mike Rutherford...
20:13 2019-07-13

'Google can change how cars are sold forever' Opinion 27 May, 2019 Google should lend it's modern retailing expertise to car manufacturers rather than building its own car, says Mike Rutherford...
21:13 2019-05-27

How North Korea’s Leader Gets His Luxury Cars Kim Jong-un parades around in Mercedes-Benzes and a Rolls-Royce, despite sanctions intended to keep North Korea from importing luxury goods. We tracked how they get there....
14:13 2019-07-16

Of All the Cars That Never Made Sense, Let Us Not Forget the Peugeot 907 V12 The more time I spend with concept cars, the less I feel I really get what they are or are meant to do. Is the whole idea to tempt me with something that will never exist? Am I supposed to hate this love that I feel in my heart?...
03:52 2019-05-24

‘Are saloon cars dead? Don’t be daft. They’re very much alive’ Opinion 16 Jun, 2019 Mike Rutherford thinks the archetypal saloon-type car is suffering an identity crisis, but will still be around for decades to come...
20:39 2019-06-16

Ferrari accelerates its move into hybrid cars Ferrari presented a luxury car with a difference on Wednesday -- a hybrid model that can cruise silently through city streets on electric power as well as hitting a top speed of 340 km per hour....
20:26 2019-05-29

Japan is increasingly renting cars for everything except driving Tokyo-based media outlet The Asahi Shimbun’s Takeho Morita published a quintessentially Japanese story last week: many people who rent cars through vehicle-sharing services across the country don’t drive them at all. Instead, they use them to take naps, making business calls, catching up privately w...
08:52 2019-07-08

There Are Fully Autonomous Cars in Cyberpunk 2077 The newest Cyberpunk 2077 game trailer dropped over the weekend, which featured John Wick himself and a promised launch date of April 16, 2020. It also gives us a glimpse of yet another car that could be available to us when the game finally comes out....
06:52 2019-06-11

The electric cars with the best real-world range Range estimates are exactly that - estimates. We show you what you can expect from an EV in the real-world Battery technology and charging infrastructure is constantly improving, quickly turning EVs from niche vehicles to a viable replacements to combustion-engined cars. But how far you can drive b...
02:52 2019-06-11

'Fallout Shelter' is coming to Tesla cars Elon Musk showed up on stage at E3 Thursday alongside Bethesda Studios executive producer Todd Howard to announce Fallout Shelter will be coming to Tesla vehicles. The wildly popular game is already available on just about every other system imaginab......
00:39 2019-06-14

Small used cars are the most dangerous, study finds A new study suggests bigger is better when it comes to car safety. Online automotive marketplace and research outfit iseecars.com took fatal accident reports from NHTSA covering 2013 to 2017 models and combined them with information from its used car sales database to come up with a ranked list of v...
14:33 2019-05-21

Help Us Spot the Incredible Cars in This Kansas Junkyard While driving my $500 Postal Jeep through rural Kansas on my way back to Michigan from Utah, I wound up in heaven without even having to crash my Jeep into a giant rusty fireball. That’s because heaven was right off of U.S. 24 near the small, roughly 5,000 person city of Colby, Kansas....
06:00 2019-05-22

Wheels: New Parts for Old Cars May Keep Them Running, but Sink Their Value While technology like 3-D printing makes car collecting less expensive and more accessible, it has also made it harder to determine the actual value of a car....
17:39 2019-05-21

Automakers eye VR to banish boredom in autonomous cars Automakers have long focused on getting drivers to sit tight and pay attention to the road. Now, as the industry moves to self-driving cars and drivers become passengers, they face a new challenge: tackling passenger boredom....
14:52 2019-06-14

The coolest cars from the Detroit auto show From a reborn Toyota Supra to the muscle-car favorite Ford Shelby GT 500, here are the models that will turn heads at the Detroit auto show.        ...
15:13 2019-05-21

Honda sees the future in cars and Gen Z, says Arcangeli "We all know the narrative: cars are dead are dying. That's certainly true for some, but not for us. Our story is a little different," said American Honda's Henio Arcangeli Jr....
19:52 2019-05-31

Best lease deals of the week: Electric cars With ever-increasing ranges and rapidly improving charging infrastructure, an EV makes a lot of sense - and even more so on a lease deal Leasing can be an affordable, practical route into having your own private car, but it's not always easy to tell the good deals from the duds.  The experts at our...
11:39 2019-05-22

Auction giants try new tack to track used cars Drones, beacons and devices that plug into OBD-II ports are part of the next wave of technology being used to track the sea of vehicles on Manheim and ADESA auction lots....
06:13 2019-06-22

Cars Sales Could Be Heading Straight Into the Toilet The iPhone problem, self-driving car industry consolidation, and the hellscape that is the trade war. All that and more in the Morning Shift for July 2, 2019....
18:00 2019-07-02

The Trailer for Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Has the Meat Jerry Seinfeld insults a deli worker, Ricky Gervais eats avocado toast, and funny Eddie Murphy returns in the trailer for the upcoming season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee....
06:39 2019-07-09

All electric cars to have pedestrian warning noise The new law will make EVs safer to drive in cities New rules coming into force today dictate that EVs with at least four wheels must make a noise under 12mph New rules coming into force today (1 July) dictate that all new fully electric vehicles must be fitted with an audible warning device to ai...
17:52 2019-07-01

VW will focus on early adopters for first ID3 electric cars VW's long lead time for the ID3 will be used to learn from customers why they want to buy the car and how VW can improve its marketing to prepare the "right product for the right people at the right time," a VW executive said....
17:13 2019-05-24

Cobalt for 500,000 electric cars could be harvested from the oceans Enough cobalt for hundreds of thousands of electric car batteries could be collected by dangling plastic balls from disused oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico...
15:39 2019-05-21

Europe's small cars an endangered species Looming European emission rules may price small cars out of the market in Europe, and they're sending automakers back to the drawing board for a surprising segment of their product portfolios....
06:13 2019-06-22

Ai Weiwei: my art was used to sell cars – but I’m fighting back An advert for Volkswagens that featured my artwork about refugees illustrates corporations’ focus on profit over peopleIn October 2017 I was astonished when Michael Thouber, the director of Copenhagen’s Kunsthal Charlottenborg, informed me that my artwork Soleil Levant had been used in an advertisem...
10:13 2019-05-22

There's an Amazing Way to Badge Cars the Whole Industry Forgot About Car badges are kind of like name tags. They both declare the name of the car and you can buy them and stick them to your car, thus spreading falsehoods if you so choose. And that’s fine. But I find myself thinking about a different kind of badging that automakers seem to have largely forgotten these...
17:26 2019-06-16

Mercedes and BMW cars will drive themselves on the autobahn by 2024 BMW and Mercedes started working together on autonomous cars earlier this year, and now they have optimistic plans to deliver them. The automakers announced that they're developing Level 4 self-driving cars that can handle freeway driving chores with......
11:52 2019-07-05

Caught On Camera: Massive Landslide Sweeps Cars Away A powerful landslide was captured by CCTV cameras in Wuping, in east China's Fujian province. The terrifying video shows the force of the landslide easily sweep away a row of cars parked on a road....
13:39 2019-06-14

Are semi-autonomous systems making cars safer? V60 simulates undertaking the ‘fake’ Fiesta on the motorway but the Fiesta moves into the lane at the last moment and the AEB-equipped V60, like many AEB cars, fails to avoid it Assisted driving tech should boost road safety, but it can actually make things worse if it isn’t tuned properly The qu...
15:13 2019-05-21

F2 drivers confused about why some cars lost a lap in Monaco race Formula 2 drivers remain confused about why more than half the field restarted a lap down after a feature-race red flag caused by Ferrari Formula 1 junior Mick Schumacher...
19:26 2019-05-24

New Monaco chicane surface to help slow F1 cars that go off track A special high-grip surface has been laid down on the escape road at the Monaco Grand Prix's chicane in an attempt to help out-of-control Formula 1 cars to slow down...
21:26 2019-05-22

Mazda recalls more than 260K cars due to software issue Mazda has issued a recall in the US for more than 260,000 SUVs and cars after discovering a software issue that could possibly cause engines to stall without warning. The problem is said to affect Mazda6 midsize sedans and CX-5 SUVs made between 2018 and 2019, as well as Mazda3 smalls cars from 2019...
03:52 2019-07-11

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Returns to Netflix July 19 Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the show in which he picks up a comedian and takes them to coffee in a sometimes perfect/sometimes combustible car, usually framed around his interpretation of their personality, will return with new episodes to its relatively new home at Netflix ne...
02:26 2019-06-19

Asleep at the wheel: Japanese rental cars used for anything but driving Surveys shed light on unusual habits of drivers who return cars with zero mileage on clockCar rental companies in Japan have figured out why some customers are returning their vehicles with barely a mile on the clock.Rather than travel from from A to B, as many as one in eight “drivers” are using th...
19:52 2019-07-15

Tesla Produced 900 Model 3 Cars Per Day This Week- Musk Tesla Inc has on an average produced 900 Model 3 cars per day this week, bringing the company closer to its target of making 7,000 cars per week, according to an email from Chief Executive Officer......
16:39 2019-05-24

Jaguar Land Rover To Build Electric Cars In The UK Car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover said Friday that it will make electric cars at its central England plant, securing thousands of jobs in a major boost to post-Brexit Britain....
10:39 2019-07-05

These cars aren't coming back in 2020. Here are the ones we'll miss — or not The last couple of years have been tough for the car market. Ford famously announced it would stop making all cars except the iconic Mustang. GM announced that it would be axing a large number of sedans and shuttering the plants that build them....
04:13 2019-05-27

Hendrick now has best cars in NASCAR Cup - Penske driver Keselowski Hendrick Motorsports now has the best cars in the NASCAR Cup Series field, despite having only won once in the 2019 season, reckons Penske's Brad Keselowski...
19:26 2019-05-24

Macau wants new FIA Formula 3 cars for 2019 Grand Prix Macau Grand Prix organisers have stated they intend to run their Formula 3 classic for the new FIA F3 cars, although circuit changes will likely be required to accommodate them...
15:26 2019-05-23

Big Indy 500 Crash Takes Five Cars Out, Red Flag Ensues A late race contretemps between Sebastien Bourdais and Graham Rahal ended in tears and an angry Rahal, and three cars behind crashed in the check-up. Entering the third turn, Rahal was going for a pass on Bourdais up the inside. While he didn’t have the track position, Bourdais put a bit of a squeez...
06:26 2019-05-27

How tariffs on Mexican imports could affect what you pay for vegetables and cars Tariffs on Mexican imports would affect prices of vegetables, cars TVs. A 5% tariff could rise to 25% if Mexico doesn't halt illegal immigration.        ...
00:39 2019-06-01

EU opens road to 5G connected cars in boost to BMW, Qualcomm European Union states opened the way to competing technologies for internet connected cars on Thursday, rejecting a European Commission push for a wifi-based standard backed by Volkswagen ....
18:13 2019-07-04

Le Mans 24 Hours: Safety cars help Alonso's Toyota cut gap to first The #8 Toyota TS050 HYBRID's hunt of the leading sister car was boosted in an incident-filled sixth hour of the Le Mans 24 Hours, which featured two safety car periods...
03:26 2019-06-16

Tesla starts selling used Model 3 cars online Until now, buying a used Tesla Model 3 has usually entailed tracking down a reseller or spotting a sale from an individual owner. Now, though, it's just a matter of visiting Tesla's website. The EV maker has started selling used Model 3s online in......
02:00 2019-06-16

Cars Forced To Make Way For The Two-Wheel Revolution In Paris With the wind rushing through their hair, they zip past on bikes, electric scooters and mono-wheels, effortlessly passing lines of hot-and-bothered drivers stuck in the endless Paris traffic. In the......
11:26 2019-07-14

Self-Driving Cars Have a Problem: Safer Human-Driven Ones The technology that was supposed to give us robo-taxis is making human-driven cars safer at a rate that completely autonomous vehicles may have trouble matching....
00:39 2019-06-16

For One Los Angeles Artist, Cars Are Her Canvas and Rainbows Are Her Brush Peggy Noland has given a Toyota Corolla a pelt and slapped “buff Powerpuff Girls” on a pickup truck. Objects in mirror are as bitchin’ as they appear....
15:13 2019-06-21

Tesla produced 900 Model 3 cars per day this week: Musk Tesla Inc has on an average produced 900 Model 3 cars per day this week, bringing the company closer to its target of making 7,000 cars per week, according to an email from Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk to employees that was widely posted on social media and authenticated by a source familiar wi...
16:13 2019-05-23

Apple once envisioned retractable bumpers for its self-driving cars Apple once dreamed of self-driving cars with retractable bumpers. In 2015, the company filed a patent for "extendable bumpers" with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent was published this morning, but even if Apple were once serious about a......
16:39 2019-07-02

Modern Formula 1 drivers too fit to be exhausted by faster cars Making Formula 1 cars more physical would not guarantee modern drivers end races exhausted because they are so much fitter than those in previous decades, reckons Franz Tost...
11:00 2019-06-15

Protest in Madrid as conservatives suspend ban on most polluting cars Thousands protested in Madrid on Saturday against the suspension of curbs on polluting cars by the new conservative city hall, raising fears that environmental rollbacks seen in the United States may be spreading to Europe....
22:13 2019-06-29

Domino’s Pizza will test driverless delivery cars In the near future, a driverless, autonomous vehicle might be responsible for your next pizza delivery. On Monday, Domino’s Pizza announced that it’s teamed up with robotics company Nuro to experiment with autonomous pizza delivery in Houston using a custom vehicle called the R2 that Nuro has built ...
19:39 2019-06-18

Training a single AI algorithm emits as much CO2 as five American cars Processing data takes a lot of power, and researchers from the University of Massachusetts, Amhurst have found that training a single machine learning algorithm can emit as much carbon dioxide as five average American cars do during their entire lifelines (including their manufacture).In a newly pub...
12:26 2019-06-07

A sixth of ridesharing cars have unfixed safety recalls It's not just ridesharing drivers that merit some safety concerns -- the car might be a risk as well. Consumer Reports has conducted a study indicating that 16.2 percent of the nearly 94,000 ride hailing cars it identified in New York City and King......
00:39 2019-05-22

BMW and Mercedes partner up on autonomous cars for 2024 launch News 4 Jul, 2019 BMW and Mercedes sign contract to develop Level 4 automated highway driving systems; geofenced self-driving cars set to be available in 2024...
20:13 2019-07-04

No fully electric M cars until at least 2025, says BMW development boss Weight of batteries is too great to create a true performance car at present, claims Klaus Frohlich BMW M cars will not go fully electric until they can offer comparable track or fast road driving experiences to today’s cars, according to the firm’s head of development, Klaus Fröhlich. Asked why th...
11:26 2019-06-28

Ford partners with VW on electric vehicles, self-driving cars Ford and Volkswagen AG will expand their alliance to include electric vehicles and collaborate with Argo AI to develop self-driving vehicles, the companies announced Friday....
21:39 2019-07-12

EU rejects Trump suggestion for quotas on EU cars, parts European Union trade chiefs meeting in Brussels dismissed an idea floated by President Donald Trump earlier this month of fixing quotas on European automotive exports to the U.S. ...
14:52 2019-05-28