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SpaceX Starman Roadster completes its first orbit around the Sun

Sponsored Links SpaceX, Flickr Starman and his Tesla Roadster are now regular denizens of space. According to data from Where is Roadster, the cosmic driver has completed his first orbit around the Sun, taking 557 days since the first Falcon Heavy launch to circle our home star. Its path has taken it over 762 million …

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Drako’s GTE electric supercar will be a four-motor, 1,200HP monster

Sponsored Links Drako Motors The new Tesla Roadster won’t be the only wildly overpowered electric supercar arriving in the near future. Drako Motors (a startup created by Barracuda Networks co-founder Dean Drako) has unveiled the GTE, an electric sedan that’s built to take on the most powerful cars regardless of their powerplant. It revolves around …

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British Airways is offering VR entertainment on flights

Sponsored Links Nick Morrish/British Airways British Airways is set to trial VR entertainment on select first class flights from London Heathrow to New York JFK. From now until the end of the year, customers on these flights will have their own 3D cinema in the sky, and will be able to watch a variety of …

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Daimler’s first large electric semi trucks are ready to roll

Sponsored Links Daimler Daimler has spent ages talking about electrifying its trucks, and now it’s ready to deliver in a very literal way. The automaker has completed the first two units of its heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia semis destined for customers. They’re not final production models — they’re still part of Freightliner’s testing-oriented Innovation Fleet — …

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Porsche’s Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid makes a quick SUV even quicker

The Porsche Cayenne Hybrid is an outstanding SUV. It’s quick, agile and sort of tricks you into thinking you’re driving a smaller vehicle. But Porsche being Porsche the automaker wasn’t happy to leave the vehicle be. So they introduced the Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid an even faster sort of eco-friendly sports utility vehicle. Gallery: 2020 …

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Tesla in Moscow crashes into tow truck while on Autopilot

Sponsored Links Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/TNS via Getty Images Another Tesla crash might serve as a reminder that Autopilot isn’t flawless. Driver Alexi Tretyakov reported that his EV (said to be a Model 3) crashed into a parked tow truck on Moscow’s Ring Road while Autopilot was active. The owner said the August 10th incident …

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Porsche Taycan test drive shows the EV’s repeatable launch control

Sponsored Links Fully Charged You’ll have to wait to September for the Porsche Taycan’s official unveiling, but the automaker is at least ready to answer one burning question: how well would the EV fare in a drag race? Quite well, apparently. Fully Charged has scored the first test drive of the Taycan for a non-Porsche …

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US government quietly kills autonomous vehicle committee

Sponsored Links AkaratPhasura via Getty Images The Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) hasn’t been active since it was formed in 2017. And it won’t be active anytime in the future, because according to The Verge, the administration has quietly killed it without even telling its members. Under President Obama, the …

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Car2go will raise hourly rates by up to a third

Sponsored Links John Milner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Car2go just became slightly less viable as a replacement for owning a personal ride. The rental service has introduced a variable-rate pricing system that, for all intents and purposes, will raise prices for customers starting on September 9th. The base per-minute rate has dropped from 45 cents …

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The Morning After: Instagram’s ‘huge booty’ issue

Sponsored Links Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Today’s big news will be the Galaxy Note 10, so tune in to our liveblog from Samsung’s event at 4PM ET to get all the details. Until then, we’re digging into Disney’s bundle for cord-cutters, the Apple credit card and Instagram’s big problem. Review summary: It’s fast.The …

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