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Google Glass inks Ray-Ban and Oakley frame deal

Google Glass inks Ray-Ban and Oakley frame deal

Google has inked a deal with Ray-Ban and Oakley parent company Luxottica to develop a Google Glass collection, potentially pushing the wearable computing platform directly into the gaze of the mass market. The collaboration will see a joint team of Google and Luxottica eyewear and wearable tech experts collaborate on "the design, development, tooling and engineering of Glass products" to make sporting a computer on your face more fashion-friendly.

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2015 Audi A3 First Drive

2015 Audi A3 First Drive

No chances are being taken with the 2015 Audi A3. While the outgoing model never quite achieved the same cachet in the US as it did in Europe in five-door hatchback form, the new car targets the US from the outset with an A3 Sedan leading the charge. Starting just under $29,900 but promising Teutonic refinement - and a typically lengthy options list, including what may be the best infotainment system we’ve used so far - the A3 aims to follow in the footsteps of its well-received bigger siblings, not to mention return fire against other recent entrants in the premium C-segment niche. Read on for our first drive report.

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2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT revealed with wild GT3 Concept

2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT revealed with wild GT3 Concept

Lexus has outed the third version of its new RC coupe, the 2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT, a heated-up version set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show early in March. Slotting in-between the RC 350 introduced last November, and the monstrous 450HP V8 RC F widely expected to replace the IS F, the 2015 RC 350 F SPORT has a 306HP V6 and a new styling package, along with an upgrade to the the suspension and handling systems.

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McLaren 650S spills speed details: Crazy fast and priced to match

McLaren 650S spills speed details: Crazy fast and priced to match

McLaren may have teased some big numbers for the new 650S supercar earlier this month, but it left out the ones we were particularly interested in: performance and price. The British car company will give the McLaren 650S its official reveal at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 early next month, but it couldn't help but spill some speed details including the fact that the new coupe is a full second quicker than the classic McLaren F1 in the 0-124mph run.

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McLaren 650S revealed as crazy flagship

McLaren 650S revealed as crazy flagship

McLaren has revealed its latest supercar, the 650S, promising not only engaging and exciting driving but luxury too with a 641 HP twin-turbo V8 and borrowing styling cues from the sold-out McLaren P1. Set to debut officially at the Geneva Motor Show next month, the McLaren 650S - the S stands for "Sport", unsurprisingly - will be offered both as a coupe and a Spider with an electrically-retractable hardtop from this spring, sitting above the 12C.

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2014 Lexus IS F Review

2014 Lexus IS F Review

The 2014 Lexus IS F is an anachronism. Latest - and potentially last - in a line of performance sedans, its 416 HP, 5.0-liter V8 engine and Fuji racetrack tuned chassis spawned the F SPORT brand with which Lexus is now attempting to massage its reputation from Nyquil-on-wheels to automotive madness. Problem is, the IS F faces forced retirement from inside Lexus itself, squeezed out by the 2015 RC F Coupe and hotter - more affordable - versions of the regular IS. So, does the IS F go out with a bang, or a whimper, and should we prepare to mourn its $64k passing? We dried our eyes and slipped behind the wheel to find out.

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BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe official: 4-door ease with 2-door style

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe official: 4-door ease with 2-door style

BMW has taken the wraps off of its latest pseudo-coupe, the 4 Series Gran Coupé, promising the style of the company's traditional two-door models but the practicality that comes with easier rear access. Now a hatchback, with a roofline that's slightly over 1cm higher and over 11cm longer, the Gran Coupé boosts rear space, headroom, and trunk capacity, in what BMW is calling a "4+1 seater". Still, the 4 Series sets out its stall for performance and touring, and the Gran Coupé claims to be no different on those metrics.

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Mercedes-Benz S600 V12 offers near-autonomous driving

Mercedes-Benz S600 V12 offers near-autonomous driving

Plutocrats, celebrities, and dictators, ready your wallets: the Mercedes-Benz S600 V12 is here. Taking its rightful spot at the top of the S-Class range - S65 AMG excepting - the new S600 V12 biturbo comes with a 530HP engine boasting 830Nm of torque, while fuel consumption drops more than a fifth compared to the outgoing model. As you'd expect there's no shortage of luxury, either, with the car only available in long-wheelbase form, and a gush of tech both visible and under the skin.

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Lexus LS 460 F SPORT Review

Lexus LS 460 F SPORT Review

You may not have heard of the Lexus F SPORT brand, but the Japanese luxury car company thinks models like the LS 460 F SPORT will change that. Taking every discrete executive's favorite sleeper-sedan and throwing some LFA-inspired sports magic at it, the LS 460 F SPORT may not give those in Mercedes-Benz's AMG division or their counterparts at BMW's M Sport labs sleepless nights quite yet, but it's still one of the biggest shake-ups to the Lexus brand since it expanded into SUVs. That, lest we forget, was a decision that did Lexus proud, so it would perhaps be a foolish car fan that dismissed this niche curio as nothing more than a gimmick. SlashGear slipped behind the wheel to find out more; read on for the full review.

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