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One Of The 2017 Ford GT’s First Owners Shows Us How It Really Is

Much haterade has been spilled about the new Ford GT. It should have had a V8! The application process was insane! It doesn’t have enough horsepower! …

How one man saved $1 million in 5 years

In fact, GOBankingRates found that saving for retirement isn't a priority for 40 percent of all Americans.<p>It certainly wasn't at the top of Grant Sabatier's to-do list when he graduated from the University of Chicago in 2007.<p>As a philosophy major entering the job market on the brink of the Great …

These 5 crazy-fast electric cars are giving supercars a run for their money

Electric cars are pushing the envelope on their need for speed.<p>Several startups aiming to break into the electric car space are looking to put their names on the map by building absurdly fast supercars. But it's not just startups — even big names like Mercedes-Benz are showing off electric cars …

21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

Many emerging technologies you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a report from The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software & Society.<p>The council surveyed more than 800 executives and experts from the technology sector to share their …

New Trump, same as the old Trump

<b>Cincinnati (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump delivered an unmistakable message Thursday in his first big speech since election night -- the unconventional, impulsive and unscripted person who won a stunning victory is the one that America will get as its President.<p>The President-elect emerged from three weeks …

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Ducati's new 215-hp, carbon crotch rocket is lighter than its World Superbike racer

It's funny – there are really very few analogs for the Lamborghinis, McLarens and Ferraris of the world in the motorcycle scene. The top-of-the-line …

Google puts repeatedly dangerous websites on notice

Google has added a new classification to its Safe Browsing initiative to better protect users from malicious websites trying to game the system.<p>Google's Safe Browsing warns users when they are about to visit a website known to violate the Web giant's policies on malware, unwanted software, phishing …

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This Bill Gates-backed startup says it just knocked down one of the last things stopping drones from taking over the world

Echodyne, a radar array startup with investors including Bill Gates, his Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital, and Seattle's own Madrona Ventures, just made what the company considers a landmark announcement for the future of self-driving vehicles.<p>Basically, Echodyne's big breakthrough …

Marchionne Says All Ferraris Will Be Hybrid Starting in 2019

The CEO says Ferrari wants to sell 10,000 cars a year. To do so, it must find ways to cut emissions and fuel consumption.<p>The entire automotive industry is moving towards electrification, and that includes supercar makers. Ferrari is no exception—even with its low-volume production, it's subject to …

Bye-bye batteries? MIT's new power sponge could hold key to electric cars

A new non-carbon material could lead the way to supercapacitors that challenge batteries for capacity but with far superior output.<p>MIT researchers …

The 15 Most Outrageously-Indulgent Vehicle Options

When it comes time to treat yourself, you can't beat these 15 options.<p>When Bentley revealed a mechanical clock for the dashboard of its new-for-2017 Bentayga SUV at an option price of nearly $170,000, it got our attention. We've seen more expensive options, mostly on limited-edition sports cars in …

Electric vehicles beat gasoline cars in cradle-to-grave emissions study

A cradle-to-grave analysis finds driving an electric car in California creates less greenhouse gas emissions than even the most efficient gasoline vehicle.<p>A car running on electricity -- even when powerplant emissions are considered -- produces pollution equivalent to a theoretical conventional car …

Pinkerton Offers $100,000 Reward for Stolen $400,000 Lamborghini

Have you seen this Aventador?<p>Detective agency Pinkerton announced this week a $100,000 reward for tips leading to the recovery of this stolen 2015 Lamborghini Aventador. The car, shown in the grainy photo above released by Pinkerton, was stolen on October 28.<p>Last seen in Queens, investigators …

Forget valet apps — SpotHero raises $20 million to let people park their own cars

SpotHero, a Chicago-based startup whose mobile app drivers can use to reserve a parking spot near their destination, announced on Wednesday that it …

Audi, Mercedes ready challenges to Tesla luxury electric car dominance

Audiplans to challengeTesla’s dominance of the luxury electric vehicle market when it introduces a sport-utility vehicle at the Frankfurt, Germany auto show next month.<p>Called the Audi e-tron quattro, the sporty SUV concept auto will provide the first look at the luxury brand's plans for fully …

This startup is developing an electric car battery that can charge in minutes

Tesla’s fast chargers can add about 170 miles worth of electricity to its cars’ batteries in about 30 minutes. If an Israeli startup achieves its …

How Does Tesla’s ‘Ludicrous Mode’ Stack Up Against Bugatti, Lamborghini?

On Friday Tesla mastermind Elon Musk announced a new “Ludicrous Mode” for his electric Model S sedan and the upcoming Model X SUV.<p>He promised that …

Toyota's next Prius is unlikely to boost sagging hybrid market

The next<p>Toyota Priuswill arrive just as hybrids seem to be going out of fashion.<p>Set to debut this fall, the 2016 version of the groundbreaking green car leads a segment beset by falling gas prices and rising efficiency of conventional gasoline cars.<p>The fourth-generation Prius, analysts say, will …

1-megawatt electric car sets new record at Pikes Peak Int’l Hill Climb

Unencumbered by the effects of altitude, EVs are coming into their own.<p>Electric racing cars are in vogue right now. The first Formula E championship …

GM might actually be trying to put Tesla out of business

Tesla is aiming to introduce it own mass-market car, the Model 3, in 2017. It's expected to cost around $35,000, serve up 200-plus-mile range, and of course feature all the tech-y Tesla goodies that we know so well from the Model S sedan (over-the-air software updates, great performance, a massive …

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How Peter Thiel Is Trying to Save the World | Inc.com

In 2010, Brian Frezza and D.J. Kleinbaum were four hours from leaving Silicon Valley for good. Since childhood, the two best friends had been incubating a shared dream of using computer science to cure diseases. They had first pitched investors on their vision six years earlier, as seniors studying …

Electric cars can be dirtier than traditional gas cars

It's Location, Location, Location<p>Some electric vehicles cause so much more environmental damage than traditional gas engines that economists argue the EVs should be hit with more taxes, not subsides. That may sound counter-intuitive, but if you expand your view from the tailpipe to the smokestack …

Hybrid Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 Dropped

After only two years in the lineup, the hybrid version of the Nissan Pathfinder has silently motored off into history, as first noticed by the hybrid-watchers at GreenCarReports. It’s not returning for the 2016 model year.<p>Combining a supercharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 20-hp electric motor, …

2015 U.S. auto sales on track to hit a record

Through half of 2015, auto sales are on track to hit record levels not seen in 15 years — which has many observers convinced the industry will see sales fall soon.<p>After climbing more than 4% through July, after several years of post-recession growth, annual sales could approach the previous annual …

Electric Bug: Bugatti Chiron Hypercar to Get Hybrid Powertrain

The upcoming Bugatti Chiron, likely to be the fastest supercar in the world, will be available with a hybrid powertrain on top of a regular powertrain with a gasoline engine. The confirmation came from none other than VW Group chairman Martin Winterkorn in an interview with the German tabloid <i>Bild</i> …

2015 Best EMBA: Kevin Smith

Kevin M. Smith <b><br>Georgia Institute of Technology, The Scheller College of Business</b><b></b>As a manager in Coca-Cola’s financial arm, Kevin Smith was facing a …

BMW to Electrify Entire Lineup (Report)

Tightening European emission standards and Tesla Motors' ongoing success are prodding BMW and other luxury automakers to make plug-in cars a priority.<p>…

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A scientist just raised 4 serious questions about the blood test that made Elizabeth Holmes a billionaire

Theranos' innovation theoretically does clinical lab testing faster, cheaper, and, in some ways, better. Because of that, their technology threatens to upend the branch of medicine that provides the data used in roughly 70% of medical decisions.<p>That disruptive potential has already made Theranos …

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2015 Tesla Model S P85D

Witnessing change in 36,000 miles, plus one really long road trip.<p>From the April 2017 issue<p>On April 21, 2015, a Tesla Model S P85D rolled off a transporter in front of <i>Car and Driver</i> headquarters, its cherry-red paint spattered with mud as if it had come from its Fremont, California, assembly plant …