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Elon Musk gets permission to do a little digging for his Hyperloop

It’s been far easier for Elon Musk to send a rocket to the Mars than move a pebble in Washington, D.C. That could be changing, according to The Washington Post. The SpaceX entrepreneur’s tunnel digging company, The Boring Company, recently received vague permission to do some exploratory digging at 53 New York Avenue NE. SEE…

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Engineering against all odds, or how NYC’s subway will get wireless in the tunnels

 Never ask a wireless engineer working on the NYC subway system “What can go wrong?” Flooding, ice, brake dust, and power outages relentlessly attack the network components. Rats — many, many rats — can eat power and fiber optic cables and bring down the whole system. Humans are no different, as their curiosity or malice…

Uber reportedly preparing to sell its Southeast Asia business

Late last year Uber sold off its business in China to a competitor, and now it looks like the Southeast Asia region could follow a similar path. CNBC reports that it’s preparing to make a deal with Grab, a company that claimed to have 95 percent of r… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/17/uber-reportedly-preparing-to-sell-its-southeast-asia-business/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world…

Smart Fortwo EV Cabrio is the tiny car for the big city

There are cars out there that fill a need in someone else’s life. Maybe you live in a large city and don’t have the room or desire for a truck with a powerful diesel engine. Or you’re part of a couple that has no need for an SUV with seats for eight…. https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/16/smart-fortwo-ev-cabrio-is-the-tiny-car-for-the-big-city/ www.big4all.org #news…

Ontario’s Provincial Police reveal a Tesla Model X pursuit vehicle prototype

 Tesla’s Model X is arguably the best performing SUV you can buy, so it’s fitting that Canada’s Ontario Provincial Police would select it for a cruiser demonstration vehicle, revealed at this week’s Toronto international car show. The Tesla Model X, a P90D model, features full OPP badging and black and white paint, as well as…

Elon Musk promises Model 3 safety changes after crash report

Tesla has an excellent reputation for safety and it looks like the Model 3 is just as solid as its other EVs — but it still needs a few tweaks. Reddit user “Model 3 Crash Dummy” managed to walk away from an accident that totaled his car, despite th… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/16/tesla-model-3-crash-center-display/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures…

Hot Wheels’ new AR track turns toy racing into a warzone

Hot Wheels may be known for little die-cast cars, but celebrating its 50th birthday this year doesn’t mean it’s stuck in the past. The brand’s already given us AI-controlled racers and cars on virtual courses, but the one thing that’s gone largely un… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/16/hot-wheels-augmoto/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space…

Yandex shows off the first tests of self-driving cars on Moscow roads

 Russian search and internet services giant Yandex has been working on its autonomous driving program, and its most recent achievement is a public self-driving pilot of its self-driving test car in Moscow, the first such test on public roads in the Russian capital. Yandex had an additional degree of difficulty to contend with, too: Their…

Here’s what it’s like to ride the brand new Uber Bike

Your journey to the office is probably already on wheels — but you could power those wheels, with a small push from an electric motor on Uber’s new bike-share option. Uber partnered with Jump Bikes in San Francisco to offer an electric-motor assisted ride to users for the next nine months (and pull in the…

Uber hopes to win back London with a 24/7 helpline

When Transport for London (TfL) refused to renew Uber’s operating license last September, issues with safety were among the primary reasons for the regulator’s decision. Specifically, TfL wasn’t enamored with how Uber reported serious offenses and co… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/16/uber-uk-helpline/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space #nature #social #follow

Authorities deactivate transit pass implanted in biohacker’s hand

Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow couldn’t just toss away his New South Wales transit pass even after he found out that it got deactivated while he was on a trip to the US. See, Meow-Meow (yes, that is his legal name) cut the chip out of the travel car… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/15/implanted-transit-pass-deactivated-australia/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world…

Elon Musk immediately reacts to Model 3 driver’s crash story by adding features

Tesla isn’t like other car makers, and you can say the same about its CEO, Elon Musk.  Namely because Musk seems rather proactive when it comes to customer suggestions, responding to a owner’s Model 3 crash experience on Twitter.  SEE ALSO: Tesla fans: This adorable preschool diorama is for you Musk said he’d look to…

Determined woman accompanies bags into x-ray machine

Having personal items checked by an x-ray conveyor belt is a necessary hindrance that no one really enjoys. One woman at the Dongguan Railway Station in China, however, felt particularly strongly about having to give up her bags to the security machine and decided to crawl right in there after them. Needless to say, the…

Lyft’s Baltimore deal turns bike sharing stops into pickup points

Uber isn’t the only ridesharing outfit with an interest in bike sharing. Lyft has formed a partnership with Baltimore Bike Share that will launch hybrid pickup points and bike sharing hubs across the Maryland city. The aim, of course, is to help you… https://www.engadget.com/2018/02/15/lyft-bike-sharing-stops-in-baltimore/ www.big4all.org #news #info #photo #pictures #world #health #sport #business #gadgets #space…

Lyft gets into bike-sharing through partnership with Baltimore

 Bike-sharing has become the hot new mode of transportation for startups. Today, Lyft is announcing a partnership with the Baltimore Bike Share program to support new transportation hubs for bikes, and designated pickup and drop-off spots for Lyft, The Baltimore Business Journal reports. The partnership, which is also supported by Baltimore’s department of transportation, entails…

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies signs first cross-state deal in the U.S.

 One of the two major dedicated companies pursuing the creation of functional Hyperloops (high-speed tunnel transportation that can zoom pods around in low pressure) has signed its first agreements that could lead to an interstate Hyperloop system. The deal with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) includes agreements with both the North Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA)…