The Golf's life cycle seems typical for German automakers. A new generation sees the drivetrain carried over from the prior gen. The mid-cycle refresh gets the new engine along with tweaked styling which usually includes a few bits of updated sheet metal. Sometimes I suspect they do this mostly so that people can't… » 8/25/14 10:12am Monday 10:12am

Virtual bezels are not the solution. You can't just ignore all touches around the screen edges because that's where people's fingers naturally land. Also, while this solution might work in some conventional applications, it's not going to work in games and drawing apps; imagine having a 10-20mm dead area around the… » 8/20/14 11:40am 8/20/14 11:40am

I think we need more public works projects. The problem is that the ones we do get always seemed designed to produce the smallest possible impact. That's pretty much the opposite of what should be the intended goal. NIMBYs are certainly a huge part of the problem, but so are worthless politicians only interested… » 8/19/14 2:37pm 8/19/14 2:37pm

One of the biggest problems with political discourse in America is the inability to see bias on one's own side. It's blindly accepting something as fact merely because it fits your personal worldview. It's the one-size-fits-all approach to politics that never works in the real world. The problem is that the fringes… » 8/19/14 9:01am 8/19/14 9:01am

If the LFA were in the same price range as an R8 it would probably have been as big a hit for Lexus as the R8 was for Audi. The price tag was a huge detriment because it made the car is too rare. A few quick shots in commercials is not enough, it needed a lot more visibility. » 8/15/14 11:41am 8/15/14 11:41am

It sounds like on the highway this car will be constantly shutting off and restarting the engine. That can't possibly be good for longevity. What I'm struggling with is why this car is so bad considering Toyota has so much experience with hybrid technology. » 8/15/14 11:22am 8/15/14 11:22am

There's a great case to be made for our police departments becoming militarized. It's also too easy to ignore the other side of the equation when you're talking from the sanctuary of an upper middle class suburb or a gentrified urban neighborhood. None of this happens in a vacuum and there are some very real,… » 8/14/14 1:55pm 8/14/14 1:55pm