In this episode:The all-new (aside from engine) Lexus IS350 F Sport Roof crush resistance technology How often you should change your oil Understanding the varieties of adaptive suspension Safety tech that has trickled down from high-end cars
Turbo engines take over in F1 next year thanks to a regulation change that takes the sport back to the future. It's exactly 30 years since the world championship was first claimed by a turbo-powered driver.
Turbos first appeared in F1 in 1977. It was Renault who first realised the potential of an exhaust-driven turbocharger to take on normally-aspirated engines. Renault won Le Mans in 1978 with a V6 turbo sports car, and powered Jean-Pierre Jabouille to the first turbo F1 win at Dijon in France in 1979. The Frenchman was chased home by an epic battle between Gilles … Read more
In this episode:We drive the rather stunning Ferrari F12, including a great bonus slide show from the shoot (below). Learn how to avoid a nasty accident that can actually defeat some of you car's safety tech. Find out how to change your oil, one of the last maintenance tasks you can still own. See out Top 5 Ferrari tech innovations, CNET Style. Slideshow: What does Cooley drive?
For years, scientists have been saying that our proclivity to burn fossil fuels is causing temperatures to spike and weather to become more extreme, ice caps to melt, and the tropics to overheat.
All along, an outspoken group of so-called climate-change deniers has countered the science, saying climate change is a liberal invention with a political agenda. The debate has been the subject of documentaries and countless articles, and times, the debate seemed to trump the actual issue.
Last month, a panel of the world's top scientists presented its latest review of the data on climate change. The analysis concluded with 95 percent certainty -- the gold standard in science -- that climate change is manmade.
And with that, as far as The Los Angeles Times is concerned, the debate is over.… Read more
Big Font Pro lets you make your font bigger or smaller and gives you more options than Android's default choices. Sadly, it only works with the fonts already on your Android and doesn't give you any bonus fonts or add-ons. It will give you a bigger font with more size increments than your Android's settings menu, though.
This app lets you control your font size with a sliding scale, ranging from 0 to 200 percent. We were pleased to find that if you use Android's Small, Normal, Big, or Really Big options, Big Font Pro adjusts … Read more
Last week, the latest IPCC report on climate change said it's "extremely likely" that humans are to blame for our warming planet, which has been playing host to increasingly freaky and extreme weather in recent years.
The evidence in the report is convincing, but doesn't answer the next logical question: specifically, which humans are to blame?
Before you go shouting about coal-fired power plants and the Americans and the Indians and the Chinese, let me clarify the question even further. Who are the actual individual people that set into motion a chain of events that has led to melting permafrost, epic hurricanes, and the past really disturbing year here in the Rocky Mountains, where we've been plagued by wildfires followed by floods.
I mean seriously, WTF?! Who's responsible here? I want names!… Read more
Lots of productivity tools promise to help you look after your folders, but few go as far as Folder Marker Pro, or in such a basic yet effective way. Folder Marker Pro lets you change any folder's icon or color to indicate its contents, priority, hierarchy, or even loyalty (team colors, anyone?). Color-coding looks great and works great, too. It's much easier to learn than any other "personal organizer" or folder manager, because it's your own scheme.
Such a basic and intuitive idea deserves a basic and intuitive interface, and Folder Marker Pro follows through … Read more
The top authority for assessing scientific research on climate change has concluded that global warming is "unequivocal," that humans are "extremely likely" to be the dominant cause, and that there's stronger evidence now for placing the blame with us.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, first convened by the United Nations in 1988, periodically releases reports to assess global warming research findings, and on Friday, its 259 authors from 39 countries announced the IPCC's fifth report -- a major update since the last one in 2007. The new report won't surprise anyone who'… Read more
Former US Vice President Al Gore couldn't have been clearer on Monday when he suggested that if humanity wants to stave off the coming catastrophe of global climate change, we need to start putting a financial price on the use of carbon.
With the last decade having been the hottest in history, and an increasing number of natural disasters ravaging the planet, Gore said that humankind must confront what he called our biggest challenge going forward.