Jose L. Mercado

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Why Hackers and Makers Latest Toy is Puerto Rican

As we noted in a previous post on Puerto Rico’s nascent tech ecosystem, launching startups after or before graduating is still new on the island, where computer science graduates often take job offers from large corporations in the continental U.S.<p>However, Kytelabs’ story shows that things have …

Audi CVT suit settlement given green light, 64,000 cars covered

Audi drivers, listen up. If you bought or leased a 2002-06 model-year A4 or A6 with a factory-installed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that failed, you may be entitled to reimbursement under a recently settled class-action lawsuit with corporate parent Volkswagen.<p>According to <i>Automotive</i> …

426 miles per hour on wheels is better than coffee

Not pretty, pretty danged fast though.<p>It is rare indeed to get a camera on a Bonneville run car, much more so when it is a streamliner where space is at an absolute premium. Luckily there was a camera along for the ride in the "Speed Demon" streamliner with George Poteet in 2013 for a 426 mile per …

Nissan's new GT-R boss says next car will go for more volume

Since its introduction in 2008, the Nissan GT-R has seen a steady increase of power and price almost every year, but the big news for the next-gen supercar might be an increase in production. <i>Automotive News</i> recently spoke with newly appointed GT-R chief engineer Kinishi Tanuma who said Nissan needs …

Old Man Lamborghini’s Lavish Twin-V12 Boat Gets Resurrected

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.07.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:56 pm. 2:56 pm<p>For decades, Ferruccio Lamborghini’s Riva …

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Elon Musk Takes The Wheel

Several years ago I agreed to have breakfast with a soon-to-be former senior executive of the nascent Tesla Motors Inc. The employee chose to leave the then-struggling company whose chairman, he insisted, was not publicly forthright in divulging the company’s shortcomings. He told me that the sales …