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Watch The First Slurpee Delivery By Drone

Man, it’s a hot one<p>Nevada is one of the states leading America into a drone-filled future. With special FAA permissions and a permissive testing environment, it makes sense that companies looking to test drone delivery would start there. And what better way to show off drone in the Nevada desert …

Car breakdowns reach record high despite boost in auto technology

In spite of the progress of car tech overall, the number of vehicles breaking down is actually spiking. According to Fortune, the American Automotive Association (AAA) tended to a record-high 32 million drivers with vehicle breakdowns last year. The main causes? A lot of flat tires, but also …

Google is giving away free gas between LA and Vegas

Good news for California and Nevada drivers this weekend: Google is offering up free gas for two days between LA and Las Vegas.<p>Yes, really, free …

Kia will bring Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to older Kias

Kia recently announced that it will be adding free updates for both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to its vehicles from as far back as the 2014 model year, reported Engadget.<p>The Korean auto manufacturer said that this update will be available for any vehicle equipped with its UV03 infotainment …

Penny-farthing enthusiasts wheel out distinctive bikes for championships

There was a touch of the late 1800s in Brisbane this weekend when the state's top penny-farthing racers wheeled out their distinctive bikes for the …

FIFO parents overcoming family struggles in ever-changing industry

Constant "hellos" and "goodbyes" at the airport are a regular part of Debbie Russo's life.<p>The Queensland mother-of-three, who also runs a blog called …

Bill Shorten rallies the troops at Canberra Labor conference

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has expressed his confidence that Labor will be re-elected at the upcoming ACT poll.<p>Mr Shorten praised the territory's …

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov breaks world hot air balloon record, lands safety in WA

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov has broken the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the Earth in a hot air balloon in just over 11 days, …

Ride shuts down commuter carpooling service, pivots to family-friendly shuttle option

Tesla has big, big plans for the next 4 years

Elon Musk's plans for the coming decade are nothing short of ambitious.<p>Among other things, Tesla's CEO has promised to dramatically increase car production, launch one (or possibly two) completely new cars, and conquer self-driving vehicles by 2020.<p>Here's a closer look at what exactly Musk has …

Washington, DC considers supplementing ambulances with Uber and other ride services

Low-priority calls could be directed to Uber, not an ambulance<p>Washington, DC is considering utilizing drivers from Uber or similar services to help shift some of the lowest-priority calls away from ambulances. According to NBC Washington 4, Washington, DC city emergency services are thinking …

Emergency Medicine

Drone helps find man suffering from heart attack

Iowa first responders turned to a new colleague when searching for missing boaters Wednesday night.<p>A 20-person team was searching for a grandfather and granddaughter who were stranded in a logjam on the East Fork of the Des Moines River. David Penton, emergency management coordinator for Kossuth …

Drones

Warning not to let Transurban toll road crowd out tram plan for west

The tram connection, if built, would mark a comeback for trams in the western suburbs, which previously had its own web of local tram routes until …

'Let the people decide': McGowan calls for halt to Perth Freight Link contract

"This was never part of this state government's policies at the last state election and clearly the more people that get educated about this project …

Moonlit launch for SpaceX rocket carrying ISS supplies

A SpaceX cargo rocket is bound for the International Space Station after a successful launch from Florida.<p>It is carrying more than 2,000 kg of food, supplies and equipment - including a miniature DNA sequencer.

UK robot cars to challenge Google

A British firm has developed autonomous car software that could be used by a variety of vehicle manufacturers.<p>Most of the high-profile work on self-driving cars has come out of the United States, where Google and Tesla have been testing their technology.<p>Oxford-based Oxbotica took the BBC's Rory …

A further two days of strike action hits ScotRail services

<b>RMT union members working for ScotRail are taking part in a further two days of strike action.</b><p>A number of services on Saturday and Sunday have been cancelled or reduced, although ScotRail has claimed that 76% of routes will operate as normal.<p>The industrial action is over the union's concerns about …

Car clocking ban called for by councils

<b>A proposed EU ban on companies who provide mileage "correction" for cars should be retained by the UK and brought forward, the Local Government Association says.</b><p>Figures showed incidents of clocking - when a car's mileage dashboard display is decreased - rose by 10% between March and October last …

Tour de France 2016: How Chris Froome won third yellow jersey

<b>Chris Froome became the first British rider to win three Tours de France with his victory in 2016.</b><p>He is just the eighth rider to win the race at least three times and is just two behind joint record holders Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault of France, Belgium's Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain of …

EgyptAir crash: On-board recording discusses fire

<b>An audio recording made on board an EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in May discusses a fire, investigators say.</b><p>An Egyptian-led team said on Saturday that the information was found on a cockpit flight recording.<p>But the investigative committee said it was too early to say where …

Raw: Reckless kids play death-defying game of 'chicken' with oncoming train

World<p>Raw: Reckless kids play death-defying game of 'chicken' with oncoming train<p>Source:<p>Local authorities in Ghaziabad, India, are searching for a …

Permanent solutions sought after for dangerous Manawatu Gorge road

The Manawatu Gorge is a vital piece of road that links the Manawatu and Hawke's Bay regions, but a growing number of drivers want it to be replaced …

Malaysia to call High-Speed Rail tender within a year: Report

ALOR SETAR: Malaysia's transport minister Liow Tiong Lai said the tender for the High-Speed Rail (HSR) project which will link Kuala Lumpur and …

Asia

Real Dangers in the Fake Pokemon World

Real headaches for public safety departments around the country as Pokemon Go users find themselves in accidents, mishaps, even real danger.<p>It seems …

Solar Impulse 2 forced to postpone its final flight to Abu Dhabi

Strong winds have put paid to Bertrand Piccard's attempt to complete the final leg of Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world trip.<p>Almost 16 months since …

Tesla hopes existing tech improves its semi-autonomous driving

Many have speculated that Tesla could have prevented the Autopilot-related Florida crash if its cars had lidar (visible light detection and ranging) to better understand the world around them, not just cameras and radar. However, Tesla might have a way to improve its semi-autonomous driving without …

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Three injured in SA helicopter crash north-east of Hawker

Three men involved in a helicopter crash in South Australia's Flinders Ranges are in a stable condition.<p>Emergency services were alerted to the crash …