One of the few times I did, the Gear S did come in sort of handy. I was out skateboarding—I never bring my phone for fear of falling and destroying it—and my fiancee texted to ask if I could forward her an email I was supposed to have forwarded her that morning.

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Hah, I had a KJ Liberty too! Mine was lifted 3" on 32-inch BFG All Terrains. One of the first lifted Libertys on the east coast. Nice to know that, at one point in time, grown-up Ray was nearly as cool as college-age Bob. » 11/13/14 4:02pm 11/13/14 4:02pm

Dual-motor R/C Lego Stratos is drift-happy and perfect

Lego builder Piterx makes gorgeously detailed Technic replicas of real-life vehicles. The latest is a motorsports legend: The Lancia Stratos, one of the most fearsomely beautiful cars to ever blast down a rally stage. And thanks to dual R/C motors, this Piterx model is as fast and drift-happy as its real-life brethren. » 11/06/14 4:36pm 11/06/14 4:36pm

ICON vs. ICON: Two 4x4 builders and the quest for identity

Jonathan Ward's sister Elizabeth isn't a car enthusiast. But she was thrilled when she saw a rugged, upright 4x4 with a canvas top, exposed door hinges, and an ICON decal on the hood. She posted a photo to Facebook and tagged her brother, whose company, ICON 4x4, is legendary for stuffing modern drivetrains and… » 11/04/14 9:38am 11/04/14 9:38am

The most interesting thing going on here (aside from the whole train wreck ahead of the A-pillar) is how the builder grafted a 2-door Blazer's side paneling together with an S-10 pickup bed. Look at the side—the stuff behind the passenger door is as long as a short-bed S-10 pickup (as in, longer than a 2 door Blazer),… » 11/03/14 6:06pm 11/03/14 6:06pm

A "Smartwatch" For Kindergarteners Is the Only Smartwatch You Need

Smartwatches: So much futuristicness promised, so little delivered. They're clunky. They're frustrating. They're just not quite there yet. But what if there was a smartwatch out there that was just plain fun to use? There is—it just happens to be built for four-to-nine-year-olds. » 10/21/14 11:00am 10/21/14 11:00am