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Fatal Tesla Crash Proves Full Autonomy Is the Only Solution for Self-Driving Cars

The investigation into a death that occurred while a Tesla Model S driver was using Autopilot has filled the internet with dystopian-sounding headlines. Self-driving car driver died for the first time after crash in Florida. Self-driving Tesla was involved in fatal crash. But this was not a “self-driving car” that…

This 1938 Magazine Cover Showed Britain a Shinier, Happier Future

The late 1930s were dark times for Britain. War was on the horizon, and things were about to get very, very tough. But some periodicals tried keeping things light with utopian visions of tomorrow. Like this March 5, 1938 cover of Modern Wonder which featured the streamlined transportation of the future. The magazine…

Waze Is Fixing One of its Most Annoying Features to Make Streets Safer

Anyone who’s used Waze is familiar with the navigation app’s insistence on making left turns on busy streets where there’s no signal to stop traffic. Waze actually has a name for these types of situations: “difficult intersections.” And a new feature will become the default setting on the app to help drivers avoid…

I Read a Story About Sharon Stone's 'Secret Car Obsession' and I'm More Confused Than Ever

I don’t know what I just read. Or, rather, I know what I read—it was a piece in the New York Post by Richard Johnson called “Inside Sharon Stone’s secret car obsession”—I just don’t know what any of what I read means. Though its headline suggested I would be taken behind one of Sharon Stone’s many curtains (I assume…

Lego's Second Attempt at a Classic '60s VW Beetle Has Finally Perfected Its Curves

Available starting August 1 for $100, Lego’s new Volkswagen Beetle isn’t as large or complex as its Porsche 911 GT3 RS. But the company’s designers have worked hard to perfectly recreate the curves and contours of the car that help defined the ‘60s, even introducing new pieces to help replicate the Beetle’s iconic…

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A Tiny Spock Leaning on a 1964 Buick Riviera Is the Best Hot Wheels Car Ever

San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, which not only means we’re about to get tantalizing looks at next summer’s blockbuster films, but also a mountain of exclusive toys and collectibles. The convention hasn’t even started yet, but Hot Wheels might have already won the whole thing with this exclusive 1964…

A Simple Change Transformed One of LA’s Busiest Intersections Into One of its Safest

The intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue is among the world’s most famous—you’ve seen it broadcast every year on the Oscars as the start of the red carpet. But like most celebrities, the tourist-thronged Los Angeles landmark had a very dark secret: It was known as one of the most dangerous…