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Robotic race car does exactly what race cars aren’t supposed to do

October 29th, 2020

Roborace is a fledgling motorsports series using autonomous racecars, and its beta season is currently being carried out. One of the cars spontaneously decided to drive into a wall from a standstill. It’s unclear why the car crashed, but since it had no human driver, nobody was injured. The robot apocalypse is coming… eventually. Well, …

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Florida dog hijacks car, spends an hour driving in circles

November 23rd, 2019

The “Florida Man” meme will probably never go away, but a story out of Port St. Lucie, Florida, offers up something that might actually top it: “Florida Dog.” Reports from local ABC station WPBF of a car being hijacked by a dog are almost too incredible to be believed, but then again, this is Florida. …

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Self-driving cars are delivering groceries in Arizona right now

August 16th, 2018

That future we’ve been hearing so much about is actually starting to take shape — at least if you live in Scottsdale, Arizona. A partnership between Kroger and Nuro, a recent entrant to the self-driving car world, started delivering actual results in the shape of groceries on Thursday. The grocery chain is using Nuro’s self-driving …

Flying car makes successful maiden flight in the Netherlands [video]

April 3rd, 2012

PAL-V’s “flying car” has successfully completed its maiden voyage in the Netherlands. The “Personal Air and Land Vehicle” flies likes a gyrocopter with the help of an auto-rotating rotor and a rear folding push propeller. On the road, the company claims the PAL-V ONE drives like a sports car. “We are very proud to announce this …

Powermat looks to expand beyond the mat

February 14th, 2011

Some of you may be familiar with the mobile accessory company Powermat. The New York City based accessory manufacturer creates a line of cell phone battery covers and battery packs that aim to simplify and add greater convenience to your mobile life. We stopped by the company’s booth at Mobile World Congress and got a …

Mercedes-Benz Media Interface Plus review [Video]

December 20th, 2010

If you are a Mercedes owner and a BGR reader, you might have noticed that your car falls a bit short in the technology department regarding music and video playback (any model Mercedes). The Media Interface Plus accessory is a just-released plug and play Bluetooth box that’s now available for purchase, and since it offers …

Throwback Thursday: PCMCIA Network Interface Cards

December 9th, 2010

Let’s take a trip down Memory Lane to the late-90’s. Back to a much simpler time when cheap gas, overinflated technology stocks, and unattractive computer hardware (and haircuts) reigned supreme. If, during this time, you happened to be the proud owner of a frumpy laptop (unattractive haircut optional), there is a good chance you had a certain connectivity peripheral protruding from the …