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Chris Chin

Chris Chin

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Since picking up his first MicroMachine, Chris Chin knew his passion for automobiles was embedded into his soul. Based in the NYC Area, Chris graduated Rutgers University in journalism and has devoted his entire life ambition to becoming the next Jeremy Clarkson, except Asian. An emerging voice in the car industry by day, an accomplished concert and nightlife photographer by night, Chris is also a total foodie, cathusiast and a geek for science and tech in between and loves to write and photograph it all. When asked the general favorite car question, the answer most typically involves, “old” and “Mercedes.”

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How to jack up your car

Before your wheels leave the pavement, keep in mind that you're raising a giant hunk of metal that weighs several thousand pounds.
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How to defog the windows in your car

Using your sleeve to wipe fog off of your windshield isn't the best solution because it leaves streaks. Using the defogger -- which every car has -- is better.
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The best sports cars

It’s a great time to be a car enthusiast. Modern sports cars are powerful, yet manageable. Here are the best.
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How to fix a flat tire on your car

Our step-by-step guide teaches you how to fix a flat using a tire repair kit, or replace a flat with a spare. Either way, you'll be back on the road in no time.
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The best windshield wipers

Cheap and often forgotten, wiper blades are as important as tires, and should be changed regularly. These are the best windshield wiper blades available now.
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2020 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium first drive review

The Toyota Supra makes a triumphant return as a joint project with BMW, to the delights of driving enthusiasts, racing fans, and aftermarket tuners alike. We were among the first group of lucky individuals to give it a proper spin on the road and on the track at Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia.
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2019 Mazda6 Signature Turbo review

The 2019 Mazda 6 finally gets its zoom-zoom back, no longer leaving it in the dust of its more powerful competition, thanks to a turbo four transplant from the CX-9. It’s the update we’ve long waited for, making one of the best even better. Find out how it ties with our Editor’s Choice for the midsize sedan segment.
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How VW plans to leave its dirty diesel past behind with its own EV charging network

We sat down with Volkswagen Group of America’s CEO, Hinrich J. Woebcken during the annual Monterey Car Week in California, who explains how the company plans to support its new line of electric vehicles with a factory-backed charging network in collaboration with start-up, Electrify America.
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Exclusive: BMW to introduce ‘safe’ fully autonomous driving by 2021 with iNext

BMW may be trying to reinvigorate its future lineup with more electrified vehicles, from plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to full-fledged all-electric cars. But the automaker isn’t limiting its initiatives to just electrification. BMW also wants to be a leader in developing autonomous driving technology.
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Exclusive: BMW will offer up to 25 electrified vehicles by 2025, 12 all-electric

While in attendance of the New York reveal of the BMW Vision iNEXT Concept, we learned that the company will introduce up to 25 electrified models by 2025, 12 of which will be all-electric vehicles, featuring the company's fifth generation electric powertrain.
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2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i first drive review

BMW’s best-selling model morphs into its fourth generation and is completely new from the ground up. More importantly, the 2019 X5 sports activity vehicle resurrects the ultimate driving experience that seemingly disappeared from the outgoing model. We took it for a spin on the scenic roads of Georgia.
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Here’s a teaser of BMW’s next-generation 3-Series sedan before its Paris debut

BMW’s world-renowned and iconic 3 Series sedan is approaching the end of its average generational lifespan, having reached the age of seven this year. A new seventh generation 3 Series is in the works and the crew at BMW just released some teasers to give us a little taste before its reveal in Paris.
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan first drive review

While it seems like the traditional sedan is dead, Mercedes-Benz believes otherwise. And the 2019 A-Class sedan arrives to try and capture younger buyers and sway them from competitors. We explore Seattle in one to see if it’s any good.
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We get up close with the Vision iNext concept to learn about BMW’s future

Through a massive worldwide campaign that visits various major cities around the world, we gain an exclusive opportunity to get up close and personal with BMW’s Vision iNEXT Concept to see what’s in store for the company’s future, from electrification, to autonomous driving tech, and connectivity.
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Photos of the BMW Vision iNEXT Concept leak onto the web despite embargo

Earlier this week, Digital Trends was invited to preview BMW’s all-new Vision iNEXT Concept as it travels around the world to various cities for showcasing. Although we were all under an embargo, somehow the photos of the concept leaked onto the web before the embargo lifted.
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Lexus digitizes side-view mirrors with cameras for Japan’s 2019 ES sedan

It seems Lexus is fed up with having to look at a piece of reflective glass and plastic to know what’s in your side rear view. That’s so 2017. So the company decided to introduce a new way to look behind you and to the sides with the all-new 2019 Lexus ES sedan in Japan.
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Tesla extends battery capacity to help owners of the older Model S flee Florence

Over 10 million people are being affected by the pending doom that is Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. Tesla Motors decided to lend a helping hand for owners of its vehicles who seek to escape its path as rampant electricity outages are expected.
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Tesla’s latest update reportedly breaks Autopilot rather than improving it

A recent over-the-air (OTA) update meant to improve Autopilot functions for Tesla vehicles went awry recently, crippling the system rather than adding new features. Elon Musk personally tweeted to say he's aware of the issue and made it a priority for Tesla engineers.
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Audi’s new e-tron dispenses with physical toll tags via its Integrated Toll Module

Audi will debut a new way to manage and pay for roadway tolls in its up and coming e-tron all-electric crossover SUV next week. It's the brand's first car featuring technology that allows drivers to manage toll authority accounts straight from the car itself and without the need for a physical tag.
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BMW USA’s stance on diesels still up in the air despite discontinuation claims

Despite various outlets quoting a BMW USA representative about focusing on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, another BMW USA spokesperson released another statement to correct that the company's official decision on diesels in the U.S. market is still undecided and pending.
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BMW teases its Vision iNEXT Concept ahead of global debut next week

We’re just a few days away from attending the reveal event for BMW’s all-new Vision iNEXT Concept, a car rumored to be another precursor to a future all-electric model. And to build up anticipation, the company released a few teasers. We will be attending the New York reveal next week, so stay tuned.
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Ford gives a peek at rear-end of its new, all-electric Mustang-inspired performance SUV

Ford recently teased its highly anticipated, all-electric performance SUV with a quick photo rendering. The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker was known to be working on a more affordable Tesla Model X competitor after making the announcement at this year’s Detroit Auto Show in January.
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Hybrid-like 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque steps up its predecessor’s fuel economy

The EPA revealed the 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque's official fuel economy ratings, with either the V6 or V8 engine equipped with the company's innovative 48-volt electrical system. As predicted, the Ram 1500 eTorque sips less gas than its predecessor thanks to its hybrid-like capabilities.
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Toyota’s Corolla Touring Sports Wagon proves that hatchbacks can be pretty, too

Toyota recently revealed a new form of its popular and worldly Corolla model on the web. It’s called the Corolla Touring Sports, and it's basically a full five-door wagon version of the Corolla. It adds itself as the third variant to the twelfth generation of Corolla, next to the five-door hatch and sedan.
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BMW tests whether its 8-Series Convertible can stand the heat in Death Valley

Just as BMW is getting around to launching the second-generation 8-Series Coupe, Munich’s finest officially released photos teasing the droptop variant as well. So while the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe had its work cut out for it, it appears the S-Class Cabriolet will as well.
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Are Facebook, Instagram taking a Labor Day break? Users report downtime globally

Facebook, the world’s number one social media platform, and subsidiary Instagram are apparently taking some holiday breaks on Labor Day. As of this writing, Facebook and Instagram were facing more than 30 minutes of downtime, with Twitter users taking to their feeds to share the news.
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2019 Ram 1500 eTorque first drive review

We sample the innovative 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque and its revolutionary 48-volt electrical system, which gets rid of the annoyingly laggy automatic engine stop-start system and introduces the fuel-saving benefits of a hybrid. It's currently the only hybrid pickup on the market.
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2018 BMW 328d M Sport Euro Spec review

We explore southern Germany, parts of Austria, and even lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife twice in BMW’s latest 2018 320d diesel with the M Sport package, which we get as the 328d. It’s still one of the best compact luxury sports sedans money can buy.
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We drove the Volkswagen concept pickup that truck fans will drool over

We get a unique opportunity to briefly drive Volkswagen’s Atlas Cross Sport and Tanoak Concepts during the annual Monterey Car Week. The Cross Sport will arrive in 2020 as a smaller version of the full-size Atlas crossover SUV while the Tanoak tests the waters for a potential midsize pickup truck.
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Bugatti’s new Divo is a reworked Chiron promising improved handling and agility

Bugatti revealed its latest Divo, a rebodied and slightly reengineered Chiron, except with improved handling and less weight for better performance all around. It still sports a quad-turbo 16-cylinder engine with over 1500 horsepower and was revealed at The Quail during Monterey Car Week in California.
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How Grammy-winner Elliot Scheiner helps Acura make one of the best in-car sound systems

We sit down with eight-time Grammy-winning recording studio legend, Elliot Scheiner, to learn a how he works with Acura to make one of the best in-car sound systems. He has been working with the brand since 2004. The latest version of the sound system just launched as an option on the all-new 2019 Acura RDX.
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Lack of domestic battery production could short German automakers’ EV plans

As automakers ramp up efforts to produce more electric and hybrid vehicles in their lineups for the near future, this ultimately has increased the demand for battery production. However, analysts fear some companies could struggle with this demand, specifically German car companies.
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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata first drive review

We hike up the California coast in Mazda’s updated MX-5 Miata, from San Luis Obispo to San Francisco, to experience first-hand the updates made to the roadster for the 2019 model year. With a revised four-cylinder engine and more power on tap, the already awesome Miata becomes an even better driver's car.
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NYC just dealt a major blow to Uber and Lyft

New York City regulators placed a cap on how many operational licenses it grants for potential Uber and Lyft drivers. The city says it's an attempt to try and save the city’s integral yellow-cab system after several cab drivers committed suicide from the burden of overwhelming competition.