Google Self Driving Car

Hilarious: What a Google self-driving car with Chrome rims would look like

By on August 29, 2015 at 3:30 PM.

Hilarious: What a Google self-driving car with Chrome rims would look like

Google over the past few years has been hard at work developing all sorts of cool and futuristic self-driving car technologies. With an extensive array of sensors, Google’s autonomous cars are designed to safely navigate through city streets with ease. From changing lanes to avoiding pedestrians at a moment’s notice, Google’s self-driving cars are intriguing and certainly give us a glimpse into what the future of driving may look like. To date, Google’s collection of futuristic cars, which include modified Lexus SUVs, have accumulated more than 1.7 million miles on the road.

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Tesla Model S P85 D Review

Tesla Model S P85D is so amazing it broke Consumer Reports’ rating system

By on August 27, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

Tesla Model S P85D is so amazing it broke Consumer Reports’ rating system

Tesla’s all-wheel-drive Model S P85D might just be the best car on the planet, at least according to Consumer Reports. In fact, Tesla’s top of the line Model S performed so well during testing that it quite literally broke Consumer Reports’ testing scale, initially scoring 103 on a 100 point scale. Subsequently, the publication was forced to implement a few changes to its scoring scale just to account for the Model S.

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OBDII Scanner

Never let your car dealer rip you off again – get a PWOW Car Diagnostic Scanner for $15 on Amazon

By on August 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Never let your car dealer rip you off again – get a PWOW Car Diagnostic Scanner for $15 on Amazon

Stop us if you’ve heard this story before: you’re driving along when a light comes on in the dash on your car. Your service manual doesn’t help at all, so you take a day off of work and bring your car into the dealer… only to find out that the mysterious light on your dash only came on because you forgot to put your gas cap back on after you filled up earlier that week. The cost of your little mistake: Falling behind at work, and $150 for two hours of labor at your car dealer.

With the ELM327 OBDII Car Auto Diagnostic Scanner Adapter Reader from PWOW, you’ll never have to deal with scenarios like this again. More →

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Apple Car Tesla Engineer

Apple poaches a major Tesla engineer for its mystery car project

By on August 21, 2015 at 4:25 PM.

Apple poaches a major Tesla engineer for its mystery car project

When there’s smoke there’s fire, and when it comes to rumors surrounding Apple’s alleged plans to develop an electric car, there’s a whole lot of smoke.

Following up on a recent report that Apple is already scouting locations to test drive whatever type of mysterious vehicle it’s working on, Reuters is now reporting that Apple has hired yet another notable auto industry veteran to its fledgling and secretive car development team.

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420 Mile Marker Theft

State highways’ brilliantly simple plan to stop stoners from stealing ‘420’ mile markers

By on August 21, 2015 at 3:15 PM.

State highways’ brilliantly simple plan to stop stoners from stealing ‘420’ mile markers

Interstate 420-mile markers are apparently such popular trophies among stoners that some states have decided to take a unique and unexpected measure to stop the theft of these signs. Rather than replace the mileposts as soon as they’re stolen, Idaho decided to take a different course of action that might be more efficient. Enter the 419.9-mile mark seen in the image above! More →

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Tesla Hacking

Want to hack a car? Don’t try hacking a Tesla

By on August 14, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

Want to hack a car? Don’t try hacking a Tesla

Stories surrounding car hacking seem to be all the rage these days. The issue was first thrust into the spotlight a few weeks ago when famed hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek were able to take over Wired reporter Andy Greenberg’s jeep as it sped down the highway at 70 mph.

Such is the risk involved with connected cars. On the one hand, the technology that underlies modern vehicles makes driving more convenient, efficient, and enjoyable than ever before. On the other, expanded capabilities opens up the door for hackers to potentially wreak havoc.

That being the case, there’s one car company, above all others, who has their security game on lock down. Not surprisingly, that company is Tesla.

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Apple Car Confirmed Leaked Documents

Report offers strongest proof yet that Apple is building a self-driving car

By on August 14, 2015 at 4:20 PM.

Report offers strongest proof yet that Apple is building a self-driving car

After months of speculation, The Guardian revealed correspondences on Friday that seem to prove once and for all that Apple is building a car. The first time we reported on the possibility of an Apple car, it was shortly after a van with cameras had been spotted driving around San Francisco.

The newly uncovered documents show that since then, Apple has been making significant progress on a project which still remains tightly under wraps. More →

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Cracked Honest Car Commercial Video

Hilarious video: The world’s first honest car commercial

By on August 12, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Hilarious video: The world’s first honest car commercial

Ah, buying a car. It’s a wonderful experience, isn’t it? Actually, it’s really not, which is why Cracked’s video about the world’s most honest car commercial is so funny. The video revolves around a car dealer named Roger who gives you a comically honest assessment of how he treats prospective customers looking for a new set of wheels. More →

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Opinions
Google Self Driving Cars Prediction

Let’s laugh at this TechCrunch column on why ‘driving your own car will soon be illegal’

By on August 12, 2015 at 12:00 PM.

Let’s laugh at this TechCrunch column on why ‘driving your own car will soon be illegal’

There are times when you take a step back and realize just how clueless Silicon Valley is about the way the real world works. This may sound a little strange since Silicon Valley is deeply involved with making the modern world work in the ways that it does, but it’s nonetheless common to see that some of the tech industry’s brightest people have no understanding of normal people’s behaviors or desires. It’s this kind of oblivious delusion that made Sergey Brin think Google Glass would be a sensation with consumers, for example. More →

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Tesla Model S Profits

Does Tesla really lose $4,000 on every car it sells?

By on August 11, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Does Tesla really lose $4,000 on every car it sells?

For reasons that defy comprehension, a purposefully misleading narrative about Tesla has been gaining traction in the press this week. In an article originally published on Reuters, Joseph White and Paul Lienert laughably claim that Tesla loses $4,000 on every car it sells. Even their chosen headline is an exercise in bombastic and deceptive journalism: “Insight: Tesla burns cash, loses more than $4,000 on every car sold.”

Insight. An ironic choice of words.

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WalkCar Segway Personal Transporter Kickstarter

Meet WalkCar, a new transportation device even cooler than Lexus’s hoverboard

By on August 8, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Meet WalkCar, a new transportation device even cooler than Lexus’s hoverboard

Earlier this week, Lexus proved that it can make a real hoverboard, but it comes with a major catch: We don’t have the streets that can actually make magnetic levitation possible. But even if Lexus’s hoverboards could be used everywhere, there’s now a sleeker, smaller device called the WalkCar that can drive you to work and then hide in your backpack while you charge it near your desk. More →

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