France 1, Uber 0: Company loses court battle in country after illegally operating transportation business

A French court has decided Uber was illegally operating in the country with its low-cost UberPop service. The company was fined nearly $1 million, but will only pay half the amount.

Verizon wants parents in the car with their teens all the time, thanks to Hum

Verizon has introduced a new campaign to help increase safety for teens this summer. Hum is like a parental control system for a teenager's car, described as "an intuitive product that helps cars go from zero to smart in seconds."
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DC runs your gadgets, so why not your house? This DC dwelling dares to try

Located on the NextEnergy campus in Detroit, the NextHome is a house that uses both AC and DC current to power its appliances, lights, and laptops. The setup is pretty elaborate, but it's all about exploring what the future home might look…

Weekly rewind: Foldable phones, backpack hearts, growing human organs in pigs

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…

Tesla cofounder plays Frankenstein with hybrid electric garbage truck

Tesla cofounder teams up with Mac Trucks to create a hybrid electric garbage truck that was unveiled at the 2016 WasteExpo. It utilizes Wrightspeed's 'Drive' powertrain, and dramatically uses less fuel and generates less emissions.

New S Class kicks off mild hybridization of Mercedes lineup

Eventually, all Mercedes-Benz cars and SUVs will have some electric motor power. The mild hybrid straight-six engine will first appear in the new S Class, used for extra power and improved fuel economy.

Thinking about a local side business? UberRush can handle your deliveries

If you have a small business or are thinking of one, new UberRush public availability could help with your delivery system. Local area delivery service can be a huge timesink for small startups and businesses with peak demand…

The 2017 Toyota Camry gains more standard features but no price increase

The 2017 Toyota Camry comes with more standard convenience and safety features, but carries the same MSRP as the 2016 model year. Select trim levels come with the Entune Audio Plus multimedia system with Connected Navigation app & JBL…

First glimpse of Mercedes' high-end electric SUV likely at the Paris Motor Show

Me.rcedes=Benz has promised four all-electric vehicles based on its own architecture by 2020. The first example will be shown at the Paris Motor Show. The best bet is the all-electric concept car will be similar to the GLC SUV but with…

Uber’s Scheduled Rides allows users to reserve a car up to 30 days in advance

Launching in Seattle with the expectation of extending to other cities, Uber's Scheduled Rides service let's you set up a ride 30 minutes to 30 days ahead of time. There's no extra charge for a scheduled ride and cancellation.

Victory Racing finishes second at the TT Zero race on the Isle of Man

Victory Racing had its second consecutive podium finish at the 2016 SES TT Zero race on the Isle of Man. The Victory RR set the fastest trap speed at just under 160 mph.