Most Expensive Uber Rides

Woman passes out during Uber ride, wakes up with a $293 bill

By on December 15, 2014 at 12:55 PM.

Woman passes out during Uber ride, wakes up with a $293 bill

If you decide to use Uber, you should always make sure you’re both sober and fully awake. Gothamist brings us the story about one New York woman who took an Uber ride home from a holiday party last week and who passed out on the way home because she was “feeling ill and tired.” When she woke up, she found that she’d been billed $293 for the ride, which was supposed to have been a fairly short 4.8-mile trip but that mysteriously turned into a 14.5-mile journey while she was asleep in the backseat. More →

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Tesla Model S Driving

This is what it’s like driving Tesla’s incredible new Model S P85D

By on December 13, 2014 at 11:15 AM.

This is what it’s like driving Tesla’s incredible new Model S P85D

Even people who don’t normally go crazy for cars seem to love Tesla and the company generated even more hype this past fall when it unveiled the all-wheel-drive versions of its highly acclaimed Model S line. Business Insider talked with Kevin Babineau, a contractor from Southern California who bought a Tesla Model S P85D this past fall and who says that the car more than lives up to the hype. More →

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Android Auto vs. CarPlay Video

Watch this exhaustive comparison of Android Auto and CarPlay

By on December 4, 2014 at 5:45 PM.

Watch this exhaustive comparison of Android Auto and CarPlay

This year, both Apple and Google officially launched their vehicle dashboard interfaces, CarPlay and Android Auto. We’ve seen them action before, but 9to5Mac’s Macmixing recently had a chance to check out both in the same car at the LA Auto Show. This allowed for one of the most thorough comparisons we’ve seen so far. More →

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OnStar With 4G LTE Hands On

OnStar’s in-car LTE and Wi-Fi service looks like a treat for anyone buying a new GM car

By on November 30, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

OnStar’s in-car LTE and Wi-Fi service looks like a treat for anyone buying a new GM car

General Motors is giving people who buy many of its 2015 models a treat in the form of OnStar with 4G LTE. The new OnStar with 4G LTE receives LTE data from AT&T and then converts it to Wi-Fi signals that can support up to seven devices in your car at once. This means that anyone you’re driving with can have access to the web on their laptops, smartphones and tablets while you’re driving. Even better, the Wi-Fi hotspot range extends to a 50-foot radius, which means you can have Wi-Fi connectivity from your car even if you’re not inside it.

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Tony Hawk Hoverboard Video

Video: Watch skateboarding legend Tony Hawk ride on the world’s first working hoverboard

By on November 17, 2014 at 3:35 PM.

Video: Watch skateboarding legend Tony Hawk ride on the world’s first working hoverboard

If you’re going to start a Kickstarter project for a hoverboard, then you’d better get someone with real skateboarding credibility to help you pitch it to an understandably skeptical public. The team at Hendo Hover made a splash this month when launched a new Kickstarter project for its Hendo Hoverboard and got none other than skateboarding legend Tony Hawk to try it out first hand in its promotional video. More →

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Most Expensive Uber Rides

This is how an 18-mile Uber ride cost one man $539

By on November 4, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

This is how an 18-mile Uber ride cost one man $539

Most people think of Uber as a cheaper and more convenient alternative to taxis… but that’s not always the case. Local Fox affiliate WGHP in Colorado reports that one Uber customer got charged a whopping $539 bill just for an 18-mile ride on Halloween night. And while this sort of massive charge sounds like it was a mistake, it turns out that it’s all part of Uber’s pricing scheme. More →

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What Is Working For Uber Like

Driver reveals what it’s really like to work for Uber, says it’s worse than you think

By on October 28, 2014 at 3:03 PM.

Driver reveals what it’s really like to work for Uber, says it’s worse than you think

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have been gradually replacing taxis all over the country, but at what cost? We’ve seen the feuds between the two leaders in the emerging industry, we’ve seen taxi services attempt to stamp the services out before they could get a foothold in a new city, but how do the actual drivers feel about the latest transportation revolution? More →

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Tesla Model D Auto-Pilot Video

Video: This is what it’s like to have your Tesla drive you around by itself

By on October 10, 2014 at 12:36 PM.

Video: This is what it’s like to have your Tesla drive you around by itself

Elon Musk on Thursday unveiled a new Tesla model, the all-wheel drive D variant of the Model S that packs two electric motors and is able to deliver faster speeds and even better battery efficiency than the standard Model S. But the hidden trick of the D, and the regular Model S now as well, is a new autopilot system that can offer many advanced features to improve security while driving, even though it’s far from being a fully autonomous pilot. More →

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Tesla Model D Specs, Features and Release Date

Forget all-wheel drive, speed and battery efficiency, this is the Tesla D’s coolest new trick

By on October 10, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Forget all-wheel drive, speed and battery efficiency, this is the Tesla D’s coolest new trick

As previously teased, Elon Musk on Thursday unveiled its brand new Tesla models, bringing several interesting features to its electric cars, including all-wheel drive, faster speeds, improved battery efficiency, and a cool new trick that might make you want to purchase one a Tesla even more than before. More →

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Apple CarPlay Review

This is the world’s first in-depth review of Apple’s CarPlay

This is the world’s first in-depth review of Apple’s CarPlay

By on October 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM.

Apple’s quest to take over every inch of our digital lives took a small step forward earlier this week with the addition of CarPlay support to several aftermarket car stereo units from Pioneer. CarPlay, you might recall, is Apple’s iOS (and BlackBerry QNX) based solution for moving its iPhone interface off of your smartphone and onto the display on your automobile’s infotainment system.

CarPlay appeared to be fairly impressive upon initial inspection — especially compared to the awful infotainment software found in most cars — but so far we have only seen some brief hands-on looks at the solution on various blogs and news sites. Now, however, the first in-depth CarPlay review has been published. More →

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Tesla D Photo

A leaked photo may have just spoiled Tesla’s upcoming ‘D’ announcement

By on October 3, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

A leaked photo may have just spoiled Tesla’s upcoming ‘D’ announcement

Tesla is by far the most exciting car company in the world right now, as founder and CEO Elon Musk continues to lead the charge away from gas-powered vehicles. With one car currently on the road and another two known to be in development, Musk took to Twitter earlier this week to tease what some believed might be a fourth model currently in the works.

As it turns out, however, the Tesla “D” Musk has been teasing might not be a new model at all. Instead, a photograph taken by an unknowing passer-by may have just spoiled Tesla’s big reveal, which is scheduled to take place on October 9th. More →

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Tesla Motors D Announcement

Tesla CEO Musk drops a tantalizing hint about a major announcement next week

By on October 2, 2014 at 6:09 PM.

Tesla CEO Musk drops a tantalizing hint about a major announcement next week

On Thursday, Elon Musk tweeted out what looked like a partial unveiling of the Tesla Motors D and a hint that he may be unveiling something else in next week’s Tesla Motors announcement.

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