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SpaceX lands Falcon 9 booster on Just Read The Instructions drone ship

By | booster, falcon, Falcon 9, Gadgets, spacecraft, spaceflight, SpaceX, transport

SpaceX confirmed on Twitter this morning that it recovered the booster from the latest Falcon 9 launch. Shortly after launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California at 7:39AM ET this morning, the booster stage landed on the Just Read The Instructions drone ship. The company will now try to catch the rocket’s fairing with a […]

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Tesla adds autonomous parking mode to Model 3

By | automotive industry, autonomous car, driver, Gadgets, model, Model 3, Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model x, transport

The Model 3 can now park itself. Called Summon, the feature is now available on the company’s new sedan. It’s a clever feature that takes advantage of the vehicle’s connectivity and autonomous driving capabilities. With Summon owners can command their Model 3 to pull into a parking spot and power down. It can even control […]

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Tesla updates user interface, web browser in older Model S and Model X vehicles

By | Elon Musk, Gadgets, musk, nvidia, tegra, Tesla, Tesla Model S, transport

A new update is bringing an improved user interface to older Tesla vehicles. According to this report citing forum users, the v8.1 (2018.12) update improves the speed and capability in Model S and Model X vehicles equipped with an Nvidia Tegra 3-powered MCU. This was expected; Musk stated in late December 2017 that Tesla was […]

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Elon Musk’s latest SpaceX idea involves a party balloon and bounce house

By | Business, Elon Musk, Gadgets, hyperloop, john carmack, New Mexico, spaceflight, SpaceX, transport

Elon Musk took to Twitter Sunday night to announce a new recovery method for an upper stage SpaceX rocket. A balloon — a “giant party balloon” to quote him directly — will ferry part of a rocket to a bounce house. Seriously. If anyone else proposed this idea they would be ignored, but Elon Musk […]

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BMW and Lexus look to car subscriptions

By | automotive industry, BMW, Crossover, Ford, Gadgets, lexus, Porsche, subscription services, Tennessee, Toyota, transport, volvo

More automakers will soon offer vehicles through subscription services. Lexus today announced its upcoming UX crossover would be available through one and Bloomberg published a report today stating BMW is about to announce a subscription pilot. These automakers join a growing list of makers offering models through new financing vehicles. Currently, Volvo, Cadillac, Ford, and […]

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Video: The driver of the autonomous Uber was distracted before fatal crash

By | arizona, Automation, autonomous car, car sharing, commuting, Gadgets, pittsburgh, San Francisco, self-driving car, spokesperson, toronto, Toyota, transport, Uber, United States, volvo

The Tempe, Arizona police department have released a video showing the moments before the fatal crash that involved Uber’s self-driving car. The video includes the view of the street from the Uber and a view of minder behind the wheel of the autonomous Uber. Warning: This video is disturbing. Tempe Police Vehicular Crimes Unit is […]

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