Keep All Of Your Gadgets Powered Up During Your Next Road Trip

Just because you're on the road doesn't mean your gadgets should be without power. And with these multiport car chargers, you should be able to keep everything you own at 100%. » 2/10/15 2:15pm 2/10/15 2:15pm

This Power Pack Will Charge Your Phone...Or Start Your Car

We're no strangers to USB battery packs, I haven't seen many that will jump a dead car battery. In addition to a 7500mAh USB charger, this highly-rated Cobra JumPack comes with a set of detachable jumper cable clamps that deliver 400 peak amps to your dead car battery. » 2/06/15 2:25pm 2/06/15 2:25pm

Pickup Trucks By The Numbers: Who Wins On Fuel, Power, Towing, Payload

There's a whole lot of dick-measuring happening right now on how half-ton trucks stack up on power, fuel economy, payload, and maximum towing capacity. Here's your guide to decoding what every US automaker's truck in this class is really putting down. » 11/22/14 2:00pm 11/22/14 2:00pm

This Is Where Your Electricity Comes From

Ever wondered where those electrons come from when you plug something into your wall? Well, the Wall Street Journal has a lovely map which shows the main sources of electricity in each of the U.S. states. » 8/15/14 11:10am 8/15/14 11:10am

Truck transported on a ropeway going up a 5,400-foot mountain

Linthal 2015 is one of the most fascinating power projects going on in the world right now. When finished, this 2.35-billion-dollar pumped storage system will be able to generate as much power as a nuclear power plant—1,480 MW. The only problem is that there are no roads connecting the construction sites, so they have… » 5/15/14 2:23pm 5/15/14 2:23pm

Strap This Wind Turbine To Your Electric Car To Stay Juiced in Park

Electricity-generating windmills churn out free energy as long as the wind is blowing. So strapping one to the roof of your car where there's always a breeze as long as you're driving just seems obvious. The Transport Turbine—seen here as a 3D printed proof of concept—puts four small wind turbines on the roof of your… » 1/08/14 5:38pm 1/08/14 5:38pm

This Electric Motorcycle Changes Everything

The Mission RS isn’t notable because it’s electric or because it’s designed and made in America. Or even because it’s really, really fast. Why you’re going to sit down and read every single word of this world-first review is simply because it’s a superior performance motorcycle to any yet made. Period. » 8/02/13 1:56pm 8/02/13 1:56pm

What Can I Do To Help After A Disaster?

Dear Lifehacker,
Hurricane Sandy was rough on me. Now that my power is back on and I'm getting things back to normal, what can I do to help people who are still struggling? » 11/05/12 1:00pm 11/05/12 1:00pm

A Hyper-Detailed 3D Map of NYC, Made by Laser Airplanes

New York is fairly forward-thinking when it comes to energy innovation, but it's pretty terrible when it comes to solar. City College of New York wants to change that, so they created an interactive solar map of the city using laser airplanes. » 6/18/11 8:00am 6/18/11 8:00am

Ecoboost Ford F-150 Makes 420 lb-ft Of Torque

Numbers for the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 Ecoboost Ford F-150: 365-hp, 420 lb-ft of torque at 1,700rpm. For reference, Ford's new 6.2-liter V8 returns 434 lb-ft at 4,500rpm. Point being, die-hard truck buyers don't trust twin-turbo V6's. Yet. [Pickuptrucks.com] » 9/20/10 5:15pm 9/20/10 5:15pm

We've Got More Horsepower In Our Driveways And That's A Good Thing

Science writer Alexis Madrigal put together an analysis showing we have more power in our garage than in our power plants. The data is interesting but the conclusions are fantastically wrong. Having more power is a good, nay, awesome thing. » 8/19/09 3:01pm 8/19/09 3:01pm

Hyper Power International Dyno Claims First Accurate Measurement Of…

Horsepower at the flywheel or wheels? It's an important distinction in powertrain bragging rights. Thanks to dyno wizardry from Hyper Power International, you can now know both. MT's tried it first with the GT-R. » 12/30/08 12:30pm 12/30/08 12:30pm

A Peek Under The Tesla Roadster’s Hood

Ever been curious what takes place under the Tesla Roadster » 8/29/08 3:30pm 8/29/08 3:30pm’s hood in the absence of internal combustion? Well, here’s an explanation of what the parts are and and what they do, conveniently numbered so you can follow along at home. Make the jump to see why "Tesla mechanic" would be a totally cush job. Number 1: This…

What's The True Cost Of Power?

The term "horsepower" was coined by James Watt almost purely as a marketing scheme for his steam engine. Horsepower is actually based on another standard, but foot-pounds-per-minute doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. It's now the benchmark for power, though it isn't always indicative of a car's performance. Weight,… » 6/18/08 12:40pm 6/18/08 12:40pm