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What’s a little traffic when your taxi is a 7-ton Armored Personnel Carrier?

A decommissioned BRDM-2 military recon vehicle has found a second life operating as a taxi in St. Petersburg. The 7-ton APC is powered by a 140-hp V8 and has amphibious capabilities.

Why stop at stereo? Audi details new 3D sound system for the 2016 Q7

Audi has detailed a new 3D sound system that’s headed for the 2016 Q7 SUV. Using an intelligent calculation algorithm, the 3D technology will be integrated into the brand’s Bang & Olufsen and Bose products.

Smartphone use is reshaping our brains, study suggests

A study by scientists at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich concludes what some have long assumed: using a touchscreen smartphone repeatedly rewires the brain.

Text your fridge and start your washer from work: LG’s smart appliances are U.S.-bound

LG HomeChat, its line of smart fridges, washers, air conditioners, speakers, and other appliances, are coming to the U.S. in 2015. Soon, you'll be able to text your fridge.

A supercar is born: Watch the hand assembly of a Porsche 918 Spyder

A video posted on youtube highlights the hand assembly of Porsche’s 918 Spyder hybrid supercar. The video shows the meticulous craftsmanship the car from start to finish, including the 887-hp powerplant.
Movies & TV

For real? We ask a physicist to ruin our favorite action sequences

With the help of a real scientist, we give some of the most recent high-action sequences a reality rating. You’re welcome.

GM hints at plug-in CUV with ‘Crossvolt’ trademark

A recent re-application of a trademark by GM hints at an expansion of the Chevrolet Volt lineup. The application of the name “Crossvolt” suggests the possibility of a plug-in CUV.

PlanetSide 2’s sprawling, intercontinental multiplayer comes to PS4 in January 2015

Free-to-play, massively multiplayer shooter PlanetSide 2 is confirmed to be entering a closed beta for the PlayStation 4 in the middle of January, 2015. Players can sign up now.
Movies & TV

Here’s a new look at the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

A new photo of the iconic Star Wars spacecraft The Millennium Falcon appears in a profile of Disney CEO Bob Iger, who poses in front of the famous ship.

Now valued at over $2B, grocery delivery startup Instacart eyes nationwide expansion

On-demand grocery delivery startup Instactart has secured more than $220M in VC funding at a $2B valuation and plans to use that cash to expand operations to the rest of the U.S.