Uber Safe Ride Checklist

Uber offers tips for not getting sexually assaulted by its drivers

By on January 2, 2015 at 8:20 AM.

Uber offers tips for not getting sexually assaulted by its drivers

Uber has been taking some heat lately for alleged bad behavior by some of its drivers, including two arrests for sexual assault in the last two months. The Chicago Sun Times reports that the company is now trying to help its customers avoid such experiences by adding a safety checklist to its app that offers tips passengers should follow to make sure they don’t find themselves in a bad situation. More →

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Broon F870

This electric ‘supercar’ is even sexier than a Tesla, but there’s a huge catch

This electric ‘supercar’ is even sexier than a Tesla, but there’s a huge catch

By on January 1, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

The stunning car pictured above is, without question, a class leader. The sleek and sexy styling is second to none, and the all-electric drivetrain makes it a modern masterpiece. Featuring dual electric motors and all-wheel drive, the car uses a configuration somewhat similar to Tesla’s exciting new P85D supercar. It also features a leather bucket seat with a four-point safety harness, differential steering, a coil-spring suspension and an integrated 7-inch Android tablet with HDMI out, all for a price that is about 1/100th as expensive as Tesla’s cheapest Model S.

Of course, there’s a huge catch: It has a top speed of 10 mph and if you’re taller than about 4 feet, you probably won’t fit in it. More →

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Tesla Drag Racing Video

This drag race video shows how much Tesla’s cars have improved in just 2 years

By on January 1, 2015 at 9:15 AM.

This drag race video shows how much Tesla’s cars have improved in just 2 years

What’s particularly amazing about Tesla’s electric cars is how much they’ve improved in such a short period of time. If you want proof of this, then check out this video posted by DragTimes that shows a drag race between Tesla’s Model S P85 and its more recent Model S P85D. More →

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Uber New Year's Eve Pricing

How to use Uber on New Year’s Eve without paying a fortune

By on December 30, 2014 at 1:45 PM.

How to use Uber on New Year’s Eve without paying a fortune

We’ve seen from recent history that late nights, high alcohol consumption and Uber rides can be a deadly cocktail for your wallet. This is because intoxicated people who order an Uber late at night might not realize that they’re about to get hit with huge surge prices since they’re getting rides during peak hours. These surge prices figure to be even more brutal on New Year’s Eve when Uber will raise up their drivers’ rates to astronomical levels to give them an incentive to work instead of party and to help meet what will be a massive increase in demand. More →

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Tesla Model S Vs. Lamborghini

Video: Watch Tesla’s amazing Model S P85D race a Lamborghini Aventador

By on December 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM.

Video: Watch Tesla’s amazing Model S P85D race a Lamborghini Aventador

Tesla’s new Model S P85D is by all accounts an amazing car… but does it have what it takes to race with a Lamborghini? Millionaire app developer Allen Wong, who is lucky enough to have both the newest Tesla model and a Lamborghini Aventador on hand, decided to race the two cars and then post a video of the results on YouTube. More →

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The Oatmeal's Google Self-driving Car Review

This is what it’s like driving one of Google’s ‘freaky’ self-driving cars

By on December 23, 2014 at 4:05 PM.

This is what it’s like driving one of Google’s ‘freaky’ self-driving cars

Google is still a ways away from selling its self-driving cars to actual people, but working prototypes of Google’s self-driving cars are already being tested. And famed cartoonist The Oatmeal, whom you might also know for the Tesla Museum campaign he successfully funded not so long ago, managed to review these interesting machines at work while humorously sharing his findings about the experience. More →

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Google Self-Driving Car

This funny-looking car is the future

This funny-looking car is the future

By on December 22, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

The first time I saw a prototype of Google’s self-driving car, I couldn’t help but laugh. I mean, look at it. It’s ridiculous. I joked on Twitter about a special Easter egg that could be uncovered by combining the geekiness of Google’s self-driving car with Google Glass, and people’s responses seemed to indicate that they agreed: It looks silly.

But make no mistake about it: This funny-looking car is the future. More →

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Tesla Model S Battery Swap

Tesla reveals the next step in its plan to kill gas-guzzling cars for good

By on December 19, 2014 at 6:15 PM.

Tesla reveals the next step in its plan to kill gas-guzzling cars for good

Tesla has been on a roll lately and now the company has unveiled the next step in its long-term plan to make electric cars the way of the future: A battery swap pilot program that Tesla promises will let you replace your Model S’s battery “in less time than it takes to fill a gas tank.” More →

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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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