New way forward The CT6 shows Cadillac's new way forward with a lightweight chassis, potent new twin-turbo V6 and a more refined interior. Image: Nick Jaynes/Mashable Good in white It's a bit subdued for my taste, but it's a good looking car in white. Image: Nick Jaynes/Mashable Chopper For the first time, Caddy has a car that looks at home next to a luxury helicopter. Image: Nick Jaynes/Mashable Black is best Like any good Cadillac, the CT6 looks best in black. Image: Nick Jaynes/Mashable Modern I think the CT6 is perhaps one of the most modern looking luxury sedans on the market. Image: Nick Jaynes/Mashable LED lines Might be hard to see in this picture but I do love the vertical LED running lights. Image: Nick Jaynes/Mashable Bright The CT6 is the new bright spot atop the Cadillac lineup. Image: Nick Jaynes/Mashable Behind the emblem Cadillac designers fitted the radar sensors behind the new … [Read more...] about Still got it: Cadillac scores with CT6 luxury sedan
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In 1998, Ask Ars was an early feature of the newly launched Ars Technica. Now, as then, it's all about your questions and our community's answers. Each week, we'll dig into our question bag, provide our own take, then tap the wisdom of our readers. To submit your own question, see our helpful tips page . Are you ready to build your own system? After looking at hardware and software , in Part III of our Ask Ars DIY series, we look at cases. What are the factors you need to consider when deciding on a case? There is a lot more than good looks to consider—things like airflow, cooling, space, and even the drive mounts. Be sure to read this before you buy a case. Computer parts don't need to live in a plain, boring box that keeps your parts off the ground and dust-free. A good computer case—or chassis— has to keep its contents cool, but not be too noisy. It also has to be the right size, while fitting your budget. These are tall orders: with enough money, anyone can have … [Read more...] about How to build your own computer: Ask Ars DIY Series, Part III—cases
Reviewing the Bentley Mulsanne Speed is like turning a critical eye on the moon. That's because they're both gigantic, awe-inspiring things that are accessible to only the most elite of elites. Like the moon, people look to the Mulsanne as a beautiful but unattainable force of nature — something to be admired but never really possessed. I mean, if forced, I suppose I could evaluate the weave of the Mulsanne's thick wool carpets like I might rate the granularity of the moon's rocks. That, however, would serve no greater purpose than make me look like a pompous twit. See also: Faraday Future's 1,000-horsepower concept car should make Tesla very, very nervous So, instead, let's briefly look at the specs and merits of Bentley's flagship sedan. And I only say "briefly" because I'm going to let the above video be my final word on the subject. Ultra luxury Bentley calls the Mulsanne Speed the "fastest ultra-luxury driving experience in the world." By that, it means this: With … [Read more...] about Bentley’s flagship car has massage seats, built-in LTE and a $400k price tag
There is a spaceship that looks like a flying saucer in Roswell. Thousands of motorists drive past it every day, and hundreds of people go inside. It's on North Main Street in this southeastern New Mexico city, its metal skin gleaming as it basks in the glow of the sun. Its neon lighting burns into the retinas of those who view it throughout the evening, and it's rather hard not to admire. After all, aside from its striking looks, who doesn't crave a burger every now and then? That's right: This spacecraft is one of the city’s McDonald’s restaurants. So why is the building shaped that way? It's not that far from the site of a mysterious incident that took place in 1947 — the day when a rancher discovered debris scattered around his sheep pasture, prompting speculation that an unidentified flying object, or UFO, had crashed there. In June, or possibly early July 1947, William Brazel woke up for a normal day's work on the J.B. Foster ranch in Lincoln County, New Mexico, 75 miles … [Read more...] about Roswell UFO crash: What is the truth behind the ‘flying saucer’ incident?
A proposed class-action lawsuit accusing Fitbit of misrepresenting the ability of its wearable fitness products to track sleep can move forward, a federal judge has ruled. Further Reading Lawsuit says Fitbit overestimates sleep by 67 minutes per night The San Francisco federal lawsuit claims that Fitbit materially misrepresented on its packaging the ability of the Flex product to track users' hours slept, times woken up, and sleep quality. The suit alleges false advertising, unfair trade practices, fraud, and a host of other claims. US District Judge James Donato did not rule on the merits of the case but instead refused to toss the lawsuit as Fitbit had wanted. Now Fitbit, which claimed the allegations were based on "bad science," according to the judge, must mount another defense to the allegations. The case could still be dismissed at a later stage, and it might also go to a trial or settle. "Fitbit’s dismissal request is focused on attacking the plaintiffs’ … [Read more...] about Wearable maker Fitbit must face lawsuit over sleep-tracking claims