Workplace conditions at Tesla’s California factory have been scrutinized for months, after an employee in February publicly aired extensive concerns over compensation and injuries, sparking a renewed effort to unionize the Fremont facility by the United Auto Workers. And a new report released on Wednesday claims the…
A portion of one of the world’s prettiest driving roads, the Pacific Coast Highway, was buried in a landslide Saturday eight miles north of San Luis Obispo, reports the BBC. Clearly, this is Mother Nature’s punishment for us all not going to drive it enough.
There are few greater joys slightly off of this world than jumping a car. It’s an eerie silence once you’re in the air, suddenly devoid of the noise of your tires on the ground, or dirt and rocks getting flung up onto your car. For a second, you’re a spaceship pilot, floating above the sadness and woe of this world.
On Tuesday, electric car startup Faraday Future’s main financier—the Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco—announced a significant round of layoffs at its US operations. While that doesn’t seem to bode well for Faraday, the startup’s chief financial officer told staff that LeEco’s cuts won’t affect it, according to Forbes.…
Every old car owner’s worst nightmare is a mechanical failure, a crash out of your control. Greg built his 1991 BMW E30, a 318is with an S52 engine swap, into his absolute pride and joy, and he’s lucky he lived after his brakes gave out on track at 110 mph.
Read any travel guide to Tokyo and they’ll say the same thing: make a trip to Akihabara. Known as Tokyo’s “electric city,” Akihabara is quintessential Tokyo—mad, loud, and thoroughly Japanese. Here, you’ll see the neon lights, the morally questionable maid cafes, and the ever-charming otaku prowling through various…
President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget is here and he isn’t being stingy with the defense spending. The controversial plan calls for $668 billion in spending, a $52 billion increase overall from last year. But Trump’s bill is still not the military-grower he said it would be.
From what we’ve seen in trailers, Cars 3 is all about the future of racing. The new kids are fast, Lightning McQueen doesn’t understand their “digital racing simulations,” and he’s got a big wreck to recover from. But the movie will also have a token to the past, with Lightning visiting an abandoned ghost track.
This is probably the closest we’ll get to a Wolverine appearance in Mario Kart 8.
The Echo Dot is probably the best smart home device ever made, and if you’ve been waiting for a deal to scatter them all around your home, Amazon’s passing them out for just $40, today only. Father’s Day is on the horizon, and these make great gifts for nearly everyone.
If you are a frequent visitor of this fine website you probably fancy yourself a fan of European sport wagons. I know I do. Now perhaps you are in the market for a BMW longroof that is both unique and insanely expensive. Well, friend, have I found the place for you!
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When Star Wars hit theaters 40 years ago this week, it changed the film industry forever. But as well as its long-reaching impact, in the immediate wake of its release, it also drove scifi into the moviemaking spotlight in a big way. Whatever could the James Bond series do to compete? Send 007 into space in the…
The U.S. Department of Justice recently filed a civil lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by installing undisclosed “defeat devices” on 3.0-liter diesel vehicles. But even though we’ve heard that term before, this case isn’t quite as simple.
This anecdote has been making the rounds following the passing of Sir Roger Moore at 89 yesterday. What a class act that guy was.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.