Weekly rewind: Hydrofoil boogie boards, a 100-year-old hybrid, AI explained

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

Toyota’s 2,000-horsepower Land Speed Cruiser hits a supercar-rivaling 230 mph

The Toyota Land Speed Cruiser reached a top speed of 230.2 mph in the hands of recently retired NASCAR driver Carl Edwards. Toyota says that broke the SUV world speed record by 19 mph.

Watch Porsche’s 2018 911 GT3 blitz the Nurburgring in 7:12.7

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 achieved a Nürburgring lap time of 7:12.7, beating its predecessor by 12.3 seconds. That's very impressive considering the new GT3 isn't much more powerful than the old one.

McLaren and Logitech step on the gas with the World’s Fastest Gamer contest

The McLaren Formula 1 team is planning a contest to find a new simulator driver, with a one-year contract up for grabs for the entrant that can prove they're the World's Fastest Gamer.

Uber faces DOJ criminal investigation over its Greyball evasion software

Yet another problem for the embattled ridesharing company to deal with, Uber is facing a federal investigation over the usage of software to target and evade government regulators in at least one U.S. city.

The best U.S. cities for self-driving cars may surprise you

Autonomous cars are coming in the next 5 years, but is your city ready to accept robot cars? We asked expert research firm INRIX what they discovered when they analyzed 1.3 billion car trips in the 50 largest cities in the United States.
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What's more fun than driving fast? Driving smart, in the gamified Prius Prime

The Toyota Prius Prime adds plug-in capability over the standard Prius, in addition to a suite of smart features and drivability that make it a strong contender in this class.

Sleep on your car with this new ‘Mini Countryman’ roof tent

Don't live out of your car -- live on top of it. A new partnership between BMW-owned Mini and the Italian company Autohome has yielded quite the result -- a roof tent that you can pitch on top of your Mini car.

Dash cam captures extraordinary footage of a Seattle plane crash

Dash cam footage is often no more exciting than your tedious commute between home and work. Because that's usually exactly what it shows. But you know that very occasionally you might capture something extraordinary.

Mercedes-AMG's GLA45 is the grown-up punk rocker with tattoos up his sleeve

Mercedes-AMG wants to conquer the hearts of younger buyers, and it's pumping a serious amount of tech, style, and power into the GLA45 to make it happen.

Nissan is working on a new electric vehicle with 342 miles of range

Nissan is reportedly building a new electric vehicle with 324 miles of range. Also, the next-generation Leaf will boast 150 miles of range.

Nissan wants to fight distracted driving with a signal-blocking box for phones

Distracted driving is a serious issue -- and Nissan thinks it has come up with a solution. It's called the Nissan Signal Shield, and it's basically a cage that blocks electromagnetic fields. But is it the best way to curb distracted…