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Lonely Planet’s best spring break destinations

Finally, spring. And after months of gray days and long nights, it’s about time. But where to go? Shake off those memories of winter and last bits of snow with one of our spring getaways.<p>We picked our top spring break destinations – with a couple surprises thrown in – that have direct flights from …

New Tesla Model S P85D Has An "Insane Mode"

A button that turns it into the fastest-accelerating electric car yet<p>I hopped into the back seat of the new Tesla Model S P85D as it was headed out onto the track at Portland International Raceway. Eric Peterson, our driver and the founder of Dream Drives for Kids turned to make sure we were all …

2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed First Drive

Whipping three tons of steel, wood, and glass through the corner, I settle the wheel, straighten the car, and press the brakes—hard. Coming to a …

How Tesla Motors plans to end EV "range anxiety"

Two new features, Range Assurance and Trip Planner, aim to eliminate the chance of drivers unintentionally depleting the battery. And that's not all...<p>Tesla Motors held a press conference today, promising to make an announcement that will "end range anxiety" for all Model S owners. R&T was on the …

Akili Wants to Make the First FDA-Approved Game For ADHD

There are many reasons to love video games: They’re wonderful resources for fantasy, fun, social engagement (mostly) and an overall great way to let loose. But video games can do more than just provide hours of entertainment.<p>Akili, a California-based startup, is hoping to create the first …

Tesla's Elon Musk Says Human-Driven Cars May Be Illegal Someday

Innovation<p>Cars driven by humans could be outlawed once it's proven that self-driving autos are safer, Elon Musk says. The founder of electric-car company Tesla told an audience at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California, on Tuesday that as autonomous cars become commonplace and …

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Wink to take control of GE's smart appliances

Wink is bringing new support for GE's large appliances into its smart-home ecosystem, the connected brand announced this week. With version 2.8.0 of the Wink app installed on their smartphones, users will now be able to connect with GE ConnectPlus, a Wi-Fi plug-in module that adds remote …

What We Know About Nintendo’s Plans For Mobile Games

After an eternity of staying away, Nintendo has finally given in to the lure of mobile.<p>The games giant partnered up with fellow Japanese outfit DeNA, a billion-dollar company that made its name with phone gaming, in a surprise alliance announced today that will see the duo develop mobile apps. But …

In the autonomous car of the future, we're all passengers

The Mercedes-Benz F 015 is a self-driving concept car that doesn't explore how we'll get to the point where cars can drive themselves, but rather how we'll interact with them when we get there. Modern cars are designed around a human driver with all passengers facing forward, but how will that all …

Skype for Business adds integrated landline calling for Office 365 subscribers

Microsoft just revealed its technical preview of Skype for Business – the client that will unify Lync and Skype – on Monday, but it’s not done sharing news yet.<p>In a blog post detailing the future of its business communication platform, it’s announced that it will offer its Enterprise Voice feature …