Staying connected to your information — whether that means access to music, social media, restaurant reviews, or navigation — is essential, even when you’re on the road. These are some of the best connected cars on the market today; they range from an affordable hatchback to a racy new minivan and all the way to one of the most luxurious rides on the planet.
Yes, you still have to do the driving
The smell of leaves and exhaust
When the temperatures drop from their sweaty heights and the warm hues of fall foliage emerge, the driving experience changes — it’s time for windows-down scenic cruising. Bring along the appropriate warm garb (plus a few other essentials) and you’ll have mastered the fall drive.
THIS WEEK'S NEWS ON WHEELS
This Week In Motoring: The new Batmobile caught on camera, Ferrari loses its chairman, Honda’s dream of a collision-free world and more.
Fashion Brands Bank on Wearable Tech
From the Archives: Buff male models and scrawny U.S. Open ball boys strolled silently around Ralph Lauren HQ on Monday, standing on platforms and lifting their arms and turning slowly when asked; they were showing off the latest wearable fitness technology, though it was hard to tell. The smart accessories weren’t big-screened watches, blocky chest straps or pinned-on step counters: they were their shirts.
What's New, Now
Today in Gear: parachute-inspired hammocks, the $2000 Blu-Ray device, mail order meats from the Mile End Deli and more.
The Week's Best Writing
Our best articles from the past week. Just in case, ya know, you missed them: how to dry age meat, a warbird pilot, hiking Seoul’s Woo-Myun Mountain, a complete guide to camping stoves, a deadline for GP’s contest submissions and more.
The Gear You Missed
This Week in Gear: Destiny, slim EDC Leathermans, minimalist leather wallets, Four Roses Bourbon and the best barrel-aged ciders.
iRobot's Scooba 450 is WALL·E without the feelings
Pop quiz: The iRobot Scooba 450 is (a) a nice alternative to a cat, (b) going to sleep with your wife, (c) a really effective cleaning tool.
Advice from My Second Time Around
Sequels tend to suck (Caddyshack II, I’m looking at you), and when they’ve got 26.2 miles of pavement in them, the suck-potential goes exponentially up. After my second marathon, I came up with some advice to my former self, who was still prepping for his first. You can listen in.
Think of a dress watch. Imagining anything you can afford? Truth is, our idea that dress watches need be luxury items is way off. These five fit our new definition: watches that jive with both formal wear and greasy fast food binges.
Barefoot Except for the Shoe
The musculoskeletal therapist says it’s all good. The running ancestors give the the nod. And calves like grapefruits can’t be wrong. Embrace footwear devolution with these barefoot running shoes.
Beware of the dark side
We review Highland Park’s latest edition to their core lineup of single malts, Dark Origins, which is defined by a high percentage of double first fill sherry casks and a peatiness yet unheard of from the brand.
What To See, Read and Hear
This Week in Culture: the Ray Rice scandal thickens, a new game from the makers of Halo takes some criticism, student debt, questionable DJ trends, the Apple Watch and more.
Pat LaFrieda explains how it works
When it comes to aging meat, you need to talk to the beef cognoscenti, and Pat LaFrieda is a card-carrying member: butchery goes back more than 100 years in his family. He shared this excerpt from his new book, Meat: Everything You Need to Know.
Ask and you shall receive
Search engines changed how we discover information about the world around us forever — not to mention how we shop. Amazon’s new Firefly technology embedded in the new Fire Phone, exclusively on AT&T, is primed to flip the script once again. At its core, Firefly is designed to help users easily identify everything from web addresses and phone numbers to over 100 million products including various forms of media like movies, TV episodes and songs.