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Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, part 2 is expected this week

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter this weekend that part 2 of the Tesla Motors 'Secret Master Plan' will be published possibly this week, almost 10 years since the original. Part one is completed or in motion, so it's time to look…
Cars

How Land Rover's iconic Defender could make an unexpected comeback

Production of the Land Rover Defender ended six months ago, but it might make an unexpected comeback. A British businessman is talking to Land Rover about relaunching production of the off-roader in the UK.
Mobile

This startup wants to replace the silicon in your smartphone with diamonds

Chicago-based startup Akhan Semiconducton wants to replace the silicon found in most modern-day electronics with diamonds derived from methane gas. The diamond-made devices will be more efficient and less harmful to the environment.
Cool Tech

Caterpillar uses facial recognition software to identify sleepy equipment operators

Caterpillar recognizes that fatigued equipment operators in their humongous haul trucks can lead to disaster. Their solution is facial recognition software that identifies signs of fatigue.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: ‘Inception’ is real, new iPhone 7 rumors, and life beyond Earth

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
Cars

Jay Leno and the former Stig race around in Aston Martins

Jay Leno and former Top Gear Stig Ben Collins race around Willow Springs in brand new Aston Martins. Leno opted for the prototype DB11 while Collins swerved around in the V12 Vantage S.
Cars

Chris Harris to get new car show on BBC America

BBC America will be premiering a new show starring everyone's favorite online automotive YouTube personality titled Chris Harris on Cars. This comes at the heels of Chris Evans leaving Top Gear.
Cars

Google Self-Driving Car Project could become a company under Alphabet

Whether or not the Google Self-Driving Car Project ever decides to manufacture cars, it may be positioning itself to become a company within the Alphabet group. The recent hiring of key personnel underscores the possibility of independence.
Cars

Inside McLaren F1’s Mission Control room: How data make race wins possible

The driver that sits in the cockpit of a Formula One car is just one part of what it takes to win a race, and increasingly, the flow of huge amounts of data is contributing to race and championship wins. We visited McLaren's Mission Control…
Cars

Fast charging system for electric buses — quicker than filling a tank

U.S. electric bus manufacturer Proterra designs a fast-charging system that's quicker than filling a diesel tank. Proterra is open sourcing the patents both to move the industry along and to focus on its core business.
Cars

No surprises as first driver-assistance tests begin — cars with more tech did better

The first objective third-party autonomous car test shows that cars with more advanced driver assistance score better, as expected. The playing field won't be level until more cars have advanced assistance features.