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6/11/19
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Last time we checked in on General Motors Cruise autonomous-vehicle arm, it was worth a surprising $19 billion, because the dream of a self-driving world is one people are willing to dump loads of cash into, growing skepticism or not. That $19 billion, though, has apparently gotten Cruise a whole lot of on-road

6/11/19
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There’s a new season of the technology-themed Twilight Zone-like Netflix show, Black Mirror, and the premiere episode, called Striking Vipers, has a passing cameo from a very interesting car that reveals where the episode was actually shot, despite attempts to obfuscate this fact. I’m not going to spoil the episode

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6/11/19
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The latest weapon in the great power competition shaping up between the West and China is, inevitably, the laser. Over the past year American and Australian military personnel have reported being the target of lasers coming from the direction of Chinese forces, in some cases resulting in eye injuries. The lasers are

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6/11/19
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I would say that today is Tuesday, June 11, 2019, but it appears that if you’re a major automaker or automotive researcher, apparently it’s the mid 2000s. I guess everyone woke up this morning and realized that electric cars are a thing. Maybe they’d been napping! I don’t know. Let’s get into that and more in The

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6/11/19
8:45 AM
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This looks like the car you use to tear ass around Heaven until they all get sick of you doing cloud-donuts and kick you out, where you have to hoon around in Purgatory in a metallic tan Saturn Vue.

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6/10/19
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The Soviet MD-160 “Caspian Sea Monster” ground effect vehicle aquatic plane/boat (called an “ekranoplan” in local parlance) is a little like the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell that some small midwest towns have. It’s not particularly good at flying, as it flies just a few feet off the water, and it’s not a

6/10/19
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Dodge installs temporary yellow air dam shipping covers onto Challengers and Chargers to protect lower fascias from damage during delivery. Instead of removing these, some owners have been keeping the covers on for aesthetic purposes, and it’s driving some people so nuts that there’s now a Facebook group for folks who

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