DT Daily: Drugged drink tester, TDF on-bike video, Dodge Hellcat review

Today on DT Daily: Is your drink drugged? A small device can tell you. Plus, we’ve got some crazy GoPro video from the Tour De France and DT car guy Nick Jaynes saddles up the new Dodge Hellcat.

Slipping someone a mickey has been a staple in the movies forever, and unfortunately, it’s also a tactic for criminals looking to rob or rape victims they meet in clubs and bars. So what to do?

Turn to technology, of course. Just dip the pd.id – that’s Personal Drink ID – into your Manhattan and if you get the green light, party on. Get a red light? Better re-check the guest list. The pd.id quickly tests for common knock-out and date-rape drugs, and the tech is spun off of equipment the DEA uses, according to the developers. The pd.id fundraiser just posted on Indiegogo and you can buy some piece of mind for your good times right now for a $75 pledge.

Drug scandals have taken some shine off of cycling’s premiere event, the Tour de France, but that doesn’t mean it’s not as competitive as ever. Need proof? Well the powers that be at the TDF have allowed riders to mount cameras on their bikes, and the footage shows the race to be more raw, dangerous and competitive than you probably imagine. Plus, the speeds they ride at is just insane. We’ve got three great videos to watch, so go here to check em out.

Let’s see, the top 5 most powerful cars include a Lamborghini, McLaren, Porsche and two Ferraris. Number six? The new Dodge Hellcat. With 707 horsepower and 650 foot-pounds of torque, it’s an absolute tire-shredding monster. DT Automotive Editor Nick Jaynes just got to take one for a spin at the racetrack and as you can imagine, he came away with a serious case of permagrin.

And not just because of the Hellcat’s supercharged heart, but also because it’s something you can actually drive every day and it only costs 60 grand, which is way, WAY less than those other five cars. Check out his full review and video here, which of course includes a fair amount of tire testing.

Your host today is Caleb Denison.

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