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Manchester

Queens Of The Stone Age and Run The Jewels hail new mash-up album

'It's kind of awesome'<p>Queens Of The Stone Age and Run The Jewels have hailed a new mash-up album which has surfaced online.<p>Entitled ‘El Q’, the …

Mashups

Now California's DMV can allow fully driverless car testing

Automakers can now start testing fully driverless cars on California's roads. According to the state DMV's new regulations that became effective on April 2nd, it can now issue three types of autonomous vehicle testing permits. The first kind is the original one it approved years ago, which needs a …

Autonomous Cars

The robots are killing Tesla

The robots are killing Tesla.<p>In a rare win for humans over robots in the battle for labor efficiency, Wall Street analysts have laid down a compelling argument that over-automation is to blame for problems at the billionaire Elon Musk's electric-car company.<p>That is to say, the very innovation and …

Tesla

Uber won't reapply for permit to test autonomous cars in California

Following the fatal crash on March 18, Uber took all its self-driving cars off the roads in the four cities they operate. Now, it’s been revealed …

Driverless Cars

Tesla’s new navigation system will roll out this weekend

Owning a Tesla comes with plenty of perks, but there is still one major pain point for most Tesla owners: navigation.<p>Even though these cars feel like they’re from the future, the navigation systems on board look like any old navigation system you might have seen in a car or on a smartphone, with …

Tesla

Uber's self-driving policies, tech face questions after fatal crash

In the wake of a fatal crash where one of Uber's self-driving SUVs struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona, a <i>New York Times</i> report has dug into the company's program and found it's significantly trailing the competition. Specifically, while the former Google project Waymo could have its cars …

Driverless Cars

Historian Who Predicted the 2008 Financial Crisis Warns the Next Recession Is Near

Niall Ferguson, a famed historian and a frequent guest of the world’s most elite events, is one of the prophets credited with accurately predicting …

Economics

Tesla says it’s being underpaid because its batteries are too fast

It looks like Tesla's batteries are too fast for their own good. As the <i>Sydney Morning Herald</i> reports, the company claims it's not being properly paid for the electricity its South Australia battery farm is generating for the country's power grid. And Tesla says its because its batteries supply …

Tesla

Toyota halts self-driving car tests after Uber-related death

Toyota has become the first major auto maker to halt tests of autonomous cars after a woman was struck and killed by a self-driving Uber vehicle.<p>The Japanese car company said Wednesday that it would temporarily suspend testing of its 'Chauffeur' autonomous driving system on US roads.<p>"We feel the …

Autonomous Cars

It's time to protect yourself — and your friends — from Facebook

Remember the Marlboro Man? He was a sexy vision of the American west, created by a cigarette corporation to sell a fatal product. People knew this …

A self-driving car in every driveway? Solid-state lidar is the key

Ever noticed how self-driving cars end up wearing some weird hats?<p>The earliest self-driving military trucks looked like they had spinning coffee cans …

Driverless Cars

44 Clever Inventions On Amazon That Would Make Inspector Gadget Jealous

Good old Inspector Gadget. Has there ever been a cooler guy in an overcoat? Truly ahead of his time, the zany '80s cartoon character was always …

GM pours $100 million into facilities for building self-driving cars

(<i>Reuters</i>) — General Motors said on Thursday it will invest more than $100 million in two facilities as it prepares to build production versions of its Cruise self-driving car next year at its Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan.<p>The largest U.S. automaker also said roof modules for GM’s …

Nest is ready to take over your smart home now

When Google first launched its assistant-enabled Google Home, many onlookers wondered why Nest, the Alphabet-owned smart home gadget maker, wasn't …

14 Mobile Apps to Create Branded Visuals

Do you create visual images with your smartphone or tablet? Looking for tools to brand your images and video on the go? In this article, you’ll …

Apps

Venmo can no longer mislead users about how its app actually works

Millennial-favorite Venmo is cleaning up its act.<p>The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said today (Feb. 27) that it has settled with Venmo parent PayPal over allegations that the mobile-payments app misled customers about account transfers, as well as basic privacy and security. The main charge is …

Energy storage breakthrough could boost EV range and slash charge time

Electric cars could soon have as much range as petrol and diesel cars -- and recharge in a matter of minutes -- thanks to what researchers are calling a "breakthrough" in energy storage technology. Teams from Bristol University and Surrey University have created a new material for supercapacitors, …

Wow, Who Could Have Predicted 59 Percent of 2017's ICOs Are Already Dead or Doomed

Hey, remember initial coin offerings, the almost totally unregulated form of investment vehicle in which investors trade real cash or assets in …

Existing EV batteries could be recharged five times faster

Lithium-ion batteries have massively improved in the last half-decade, but there are still issues. The biggest, especially for EVs, is that charging takes too long to make them as useful as regular cars for highway driving. Researchers from the University of Warwick (WMG) have discovered that we …

Electric car boom prompts Apple to get serious about securing cobalt | Ars Technica

Lithium-ion batteries needed in all sorts of electronics use cobalt.<p>Apple may cut out the cobalt middlemen by obtaining supplies for its batteries on …

The Smart car goes electric before it plans its autonomous future

But does Mercedes’ microcar even have a firm footing today?<p>Look at some of the autonomous vehicle concepts, predicting a future of us being able to treat a car as a lounge or work area when we don’t want to actually drive, and you’ll notice one thing: space. By that, I mean the space they take up …

Electric Vehicles

Watch: Even if you’re afraid of spiders, Lucas the adorable arachnid will surely change your mind

He will have you at ‘hiee’.<p>Spiders are usually reviled and feared. But one look at Lucas the spider in the video above will melt all antipathy. “When …

Look At This Fantastic Minecraft City

Octovon, a group of <i>Minecraft</i> players so good at building maps that they’re available for commissions, are responsible for this absolute work of …

Minecraft

Alt-J on headlining Latitude for the second time, album four and bringing their ‘immersive’ sound show to America

"It should be a really, really dazzling show hopefully, in every sense."<p>Alt-J have opened up on the huge production they have planned for their …

Hilarious Photos Of Dogs Figuring Out They're Going To The Vet, Not The Park

Everyone knows that dogs love nothing more than a swell afternoon at the park.<p>But on the other had, everyone also knows that pups loath nothing more …

Elon Musk: Model 3 production problems stem from Tesla getting 'overconfident' and 'too comfortable'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Model 3 production problems are a result of the company being a little too confident in its ability to make batteries.<p>"It's ironic since battery modules should be the thing we are best at," Musk said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call. "We were a little …

Tesla

Tesla is connecting 50,000 homes in Australia to create a power grid

The state of South Australia is taking on a revolutionary project to harness solar energy and power 50,000 homes – but instead of using solar cells at a single location, it’s creating a decentralized network across the state, and Tesla is helping out.<p>The idea is to kit out homes with a 5kW solar …

Why cops won’t need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car | Ars Technica

“It’s like instant replay in the NFL; I can tell what happened.”<p>Lt. Saul Jaeger, who commands the traffic unit at the Mountain View Police …

Tesla's plan to charge electric semis relies on its customers

Customers have been lining up to order some of Tesla's electric big rigs since the Semi debuted in November, but there is one big question: where will they get charged? According to <i>Reuters</i>, at first the rollout will rely on customers like Pepsi and UPS to build on-site "megachargers" and trucks …