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The death of the internal combustion engine

“HUMAN inventiveness…has still not found a mechanical process to replace horses as the propulsion for vehicles,” lamented <i>Le Petit Journal</i>, a French …

How Tesla Could Become The World's Dominant Automotive Company By 2030

Change is a comin’ to the automotive industry.<p>Independent technology think tank RethinkX predicts that self-driving electric cars will account for …

Motor Trend chose the Alfa Romeo Giulia as its Car of the Year — here's what it's like to drive

Buying a high-performance luxury sedan in the United States in 2017 isn't difficult. You don't have to think about it. If you have the means, Mercedes, Lexus, Audi, Cadillac, and BMW have you covered — especially BMW.<p>The Bavarians created the sports sedan and brought it to America in the 1970s. …

Confirmed: Atari is making a console

After reporting earlier this week that Atari seemed to be working on a new console (and hiring developers) we can now confirm both. CEO Fred Shesnais told <i>GamesBeat</i> today that everyones favorite classic game company is indeed working on a new console.<p>While the company did forego any sort of …

NASA Will Reach Unique Metal Asteroid Worth $10,000 Quadrillion Four Years Early

NASA has fast-tracked the Psyche mission to visit a one-of-a-kind asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion.<p>Unlike most asteroids that are either icy or rocky, 16 Psyche is composed almost entirely of metallic iron and nickel, similar to the core of the Earth. If anyone could mine that asteroid, the …

Space Exploration

FAA's drone registration rule suffers major setback

U.S. consumers who buy a drone for fun will no longer have to register it with the FAA.<p>A Washington, D.C. court ruled Friday that the FAA drone registration rule violates the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, which Congress passed in 2012. Hobbyist John Taylor argued successfully that he should not …

Drones

Elon Musk has discovered a new passion in life — and it could be Tesla's best product yet

But what are supercar-fast electric vehicles and low-Earth orbits in the face of ... roofing.<p>Against all odds, Musk has become perhaps the biggest booster in the history of the roofing business, thanks to a new Tesla product, the Solar Roof, that officially went on sale Wednesday.<p>It's the first …

Marriott turns to prefabricated rooms for quicker hotel construction

To speed hotel construction, Marriott International is increasingly using prefabricated rooms that can be stacked like shoe boxes with a crane.<p>The Maryland-based hotel company — the world's largest lodging business — plans to sign deals for 50 hotel construction projects in 2017 that will use …

Hospitality

London Heist: Images Show Suspects in Easter Weekend Safety Deposit Raid

British police have released new images showing a crew of jewelry thieves in an "audacious" multi-day heist in London over Easter weekend.<p>They're asking for the public's help in identifying the trio — although their faces are obscured by either hard hats, caps or balaclavas. They appear to be …

What Do Rob Lowe And DirecTV Teach Us About False Advertising And The Better Business Bureau?

Lots of publicity has come to DirecTV for its annoying, bizarre, hilarious or highly effective (you choose) television ads. Rob Lowe and his evil twins, alternating between those super-creepy, painfully awkward, or far less attractive versions of the actor, touted the benefits of cool DirecTV, …

These BMW Techno Classica posters are awesome

Recent classics are BMW's theme for the 2015 Techno Classica show in Essen, Germany. These seven promo posters they made up for the occasion are just fantastic.<p>Recent classics are BMW's theme for the 2015 Techno Classica show in Essen, Germany, and the promo posters they made up for the occasion …

Posters

The Most Intimate Dance: Elinor Carucci's Photos of Motherhood

Induced, 2004<br>Elinor Carucci—INSTITUTE<p>1 of 18<p>This project, the third monograph by Elinor Carucci, follows a logical trajectory from her earlier work.</i> …

Dyson Invests $15M In Michigan Battery Tech Firm Sakti3

Batteries are often still the main limiting factor when it comes to most electronic devices we use every day, and that includes electric vehicles. That’s why Dyson has invested $15 million into Sakti3, a Michigan-based firm that is developing a solid state battery tech that theoretically has much …

Apple investors dream of Tesla tie-up

It's a match made in geek heaven.<p>Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook was asked recently if he would consider buying Tesla (TSLA), bringing two of the world's most innovative tech companies under one roof.<p>The question was raised twice at Apple's annual shareholder meeting earlier this week.<p>"Quite frankly, I'd …

Google is becoming a wireless carrier

Soon, you will be able to buy a smartphone not through Verizon, AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile -- but with Google Wireless.<p>Google (GOOGL) will start selling cell phone service, the company's products chief Sundar Pichai announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. Google will formally …

Wireless

The Collapsing Ruble Is Creating Food Shortages

Russia's currency on Tuesday slipped 3% to below 63.5 rubles to the dollar as falling oil prices threaten to unwind the government's efforts to defend the currency.<p>The collapse of the ruble is causing price inflation throughout Russia. Inflation is running at 10%, according to The New York Times. …

Experts see Korean parallels in Sony hack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Some cybersecurity experts say they've found striking similarities between the code used in the hack of Sony Pictures …

Otocycles Electro Bikes

A engineers family based in Barcelona decided to imagine beautiful models of electric bicycles strongly inspired by the design of motorcycles from …