The First Guy To Hack An iPhone Built His Own Autonomous Car For Cheap And Tesla's Pissed

George Hotz is such a computer geek that he refers to a modern car as “a computer.” He’s not exactly wrong, but he’s not exactly right, either. Still, he’s right enough that he was able to hack together a fairly viable autonomous car in the space of a couple months, with off-the shelf hardware. It’s also proven to be…

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Project: Make The Weirdest Period-Correct Digital Dash For My '73 Beetle

Just in case you haven’t spent two painful minutes talking to me, I should probably come out and admit that I’m a huge dork. As a huge dork, I have hugely dorky interests, like woefully obsolete display technologies and woefully primitive cars. It seems like the right thing to do would be to combine these interests.…

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The Kurdish Homemade Tanks May Look Funny But They're No Joke

There's been a lot of attention on the internet recently to the funny-looking home-made tanks Kurdish forces have been building to help with their fight against ISIS, or ISIL, or whatever we call that pack of assholes. Most of that attention has been, frankly, ridicule. I'm not so sure that ridicule is warranted here.