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7 cool ways to reuse an old laptop

Everything old is new again. That applies not just to bell-bottoms and cassette tapes (seriously, tapes are staging a comeback), but also your old tech.<p>You've already learned how to repurpose an old tablet; now let's focus on that laptop you've kept in the back of your closet these many years. Even …

Linux

Designing The World’s Most Secure Chat App

The most surprising experience about using Signal is how perfectly normal it feels–and that’s very much by design.<p>A friend had been bugging me for weeks. Give up Gchat and iMessages. Install Signal on my phone and desktop instead. And why shouldn’t I? Signal is the world’s most secure messaging …

Here's Everything That's Changed On The 2018 Ford Mustang

The 2018 Ford Mustang’s newly-revealed facelift has stirred up some disagreements here at Jalopnik’s lovely HQ on the lower decks of the container …

Sports Cars

3D Printed Material 10X Stronger Than Steel

Last September, we wrote about the Hasso-Plattner-Institute in Germany and their R&D on metamaterials, hacking the internal structures of materials to create simple, non-powered machines. By experimenting with various microstructural designs, researchers were able to 3D print simple machines that …

Two Turbos and a Supercharger Turn this 1965 Mustang into a 1000-hp Monster

It has some questionable styling elements but makes an unquestionable amount of power.<p>When the Bugatti Veyron was first revealed, its 1000-horsepower engine was a first for production cars. Suddenly, 500 or 600 horsepower in a supercar didn't seem like nearly as much as it had before. It completely …

Sports Cars

The World's First Tesla Race Car Does 0-60 in 2.1 Seconds

Built for the Electric GT racing series, this gutted and race-prepped Tesla P100D is ready to race in 2017.<p>Last March, we heard a crazy rumor that someone was starting a single-marque Tesla racing series alled Electric GT. Then, in November, we saw the first working prototype of the Model S P85+ …

Tesla

12 Apps That’ll Help You Organize *Everything*

With the new year already underway, now is a great time to start getting organized. Even though we love planning out our lives in our paper planner, we also need some organization hacks on-the-go… both for our digital lives and our real lives. That’s why we’re super excited to share our top apps …

Ugly Ceiling Tiles Made Over Into Sleek Wireless Chargers

The buildings of the future might charge electronics, no cables or adapters needed.<p>At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Washington-based tech company Ossia unveiled a drop-ceiling panel that can charge electronics within a 30-foot range wirelessly. While furniture, accessories, …

Ford to charge electric cars wirelessly

New technology for electric vehicles could see the end of having to navigate plugs and wires for refuelling after Ford unveiled a wireless system that will let drivers charge their cars by simply pulling up in a parking space.<p>The wireless charging technology, which to date has only been available …

Gear & Gadgets

7 tech innovations coming to your next smartphone

Boring or not, smartphones aren't going away anytime soon. Phones — specifically, Android phones — hit a new high in 2016, finally competing with the …

Check out all the smart home products at CES 2017 (so far)

Sunflare unveils sticky and flexible solar panels

Sunflare has unveiled flexible solar panels that can be stuck onto walls and roofs.<p>The new thin-film solar product is flexible, light, and affordable. The company made the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week.<p>The National Renewable Energy Laboratory declared in a …