Tesla’s mobile app can turn on top speed limits from anywhere

imageIf you're a little worried about handing over the keys to your Tesla to a valet, then you might be tempted to engage the car's "Valet Mode," which limits the speed of the car to 70MPH and tops out the power and acceleration to just 25 percent. But th…

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Ohio test uses drones to monitor highway traffic

imageHighway traffic monitoring is frequently… less than efficient. Fixed cameras can't catch problems beyond their immediate location, while aircraft are both costly and inevitably have to fly back to a distant base to refuel. These systems may soon…

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Puzzle platformers ‘Inside’ and ‘Limbo’ hit Nintendo Switch June 28th

imageGood news for fans of creepy, atmospheric games: Playdead is bringing its hit platformers Limbo and Inside to Nintendo Switch June 28th. Both were already available to play on the go, as they're on iOS (Limbo is on the Google Play Store too). But if…

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Uber will pay drivers in some cities to use electric cars

imageUber would like its drivers to go electric, but it knows that practical realities like high prices and hours of charging time make that difficult. Its solution? Give those drivers a helping hand. It's launching an EV Champions pilot program in sev…

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With new updates, Yahoo bets big on Mail’s mobile future

imageFew things are a uniquely annoying as having to use your email service's mobile interfaces — they're basic, they're kind of ugly, and they rarely provide the niceties you'd normally be used to. Yahoo wants to change that. The brand (which, like…

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Facebook wants to help small businesses protect your privacy

imageData privacy is a continually growing concern in the wake of news of election tampering and Cambridge Analytica scandals. As the EU's General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) take full effect, it's not only big corporations that need to be wary of…

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Hulu orders revenge drama pilot from ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ producer

imageIt seems Hulu is interested in telling more stories about women with agency. The streaming service has ordered a pilot for a revenge drama from Warren Littlefield, an executive producer of The Handmaid's Tale. Reprisal is about a woman who seeks veng…

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Man goes to prison for attempting to hijack web domain at gunpoint

imageInternet domains are becoming increasingly desirable, especially as the web becomes crowded and it becomes harder to find memorable addresses. However, one man unfortunately took this to a violent extreme. Iowa resident Sherman Hopkins Jr. has been s…

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Ben Heck’s mini arcade teardown

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If big companies can glue portable electronics together, why can't we? Ben decides to go all the way with the sticky stuff by tearing down and then rebuilding a mini arcade. Originally designed as a keychain, the arcade isn't quite small enough…

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Watch a Tesla Model X zoom inside a Boring Company tunnel

imageSomeday, The Boring Company's tunnels could become a busy network of passenger-carrying shuttles, private vehicles and bicycles trying to dodge traffic. But right now, its existing tunnel under LA is pretty ahem boring — save for a short moment last…

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