Tesla unveils new Roadster sports car, debuting in 2020

Tesla unveils new Roadster sports car, debuting in 2020
Sabotage! Elon Musk crashed his own party at Tesla's Semi event with a surprise staged to the Beastie Boys banger: Tesla's making a brand-new Roadster. SEE ALSO: Tesla unveils its monster Tesla Semi truck and lets us step inside Arriving in 2020, and, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said, designed to “give a hardcore smack-down to gasoline cars,” the new all-electric Roadster will have world-record-beating specs. It was Musk's first "one more thing moment," former Apple CEO Steve Jobs' famous

Elon Musk used a colorful term to describe the Tesla Semi truck

Elon Musk used a colorful term to describe the Tesla Semi truck
Image: teslaElon Musk says Tesla's new Semi trucks are BAMFs. Yes, for those of you at home, that's the widely known acronym for "Bad Ass Mother F***er." Musk playfully threw out the acronym as a "scientific term" Tesla's development team used as they designed the new big rigs. The name sounds ridiculous — but the specs, if they wind up being legit, are actually pretty impressive. SEE ALSO: Tesla unveils its monster Tesla Semi truck and lets us step

Musk: Tesla’s Semi Truck unveiling will blow you mind into another dimension

Musk: Tesla’s Semi Truck unveiling will blow you mind into another dimension
The only image we've ever seen of the Tesla Semi. That will change, soon.Image: TeslaNever one lost for a hyperbole, Elon Musk promoted Thursday’s upcoming Tesla Semi Truck unveiling in Hawthorne, California, with a little Rick and Morty-inspired hucksterism. SEE ALSO: Driving a Tesla Model 3 is pretty damn awesome The Tesla CEO, who has a known affinity for the acerbic, dimension-twisting show,  also revealed on Sunday in the same tweet that, like the Model 3 launch in July,

Some UPS trucks are getting an electric makeover

Some UPS trucks are getting an electric makeover
Some UPS trucks will get an electric makeover.Image: Stephen Chernin/Getty ImagesUPS is giving some its fossil-fuel powered vehicles a green energy makeover.  The company has over 108,000 delivery vehicles deployed on routes around the world. More than 770 of those are powered by electric or hybrid motors, and UPS wants to add to that number without actually buying any new vehicles.   UPS will team up with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to convert

Las Vegas launched a self-driving shuttle, and it crashed an hour later

Las Vegas launched a self-driving shuttle, and it crashed an hour later
If driverless vehicles are gonna take over the world, it should feel about as natural as taking an elevator, and, say, less risky than playing a slot machine.  And yet. On the first day of Las Vegas celebrating the historic launch of its new self-driving shuttle bus pilot program, said shuttle bus promptly collided with a semi truck. No word on what the over/under was for how long it might take for an incident, but we're guessing that, uh,

This cutting board can be folded origami-style into a collander

This cutting board can be folded origami-style into a collander
Image: Getty ImagesFord has issued a recall of approximately 1.3 million of its vehicles.  The recall concerns pickup trucks, specifically the full-sized F-150 and the heavy-duty Super Duty vehicles.  SEE ALSO: A futurist and innovations expert explains what is and isn’t real about AI in movies Ford announced today that the recalled models lack a shield to protect their side doors' latches from water. This is a problem because water can severely damage a door's latch or actuation cable,

Nvidia’s latest self-driving car computer promises elusive ‘Level 5’ autonomy

Nvidia’s latest self-driving car computer promises elusive ‘Level 5’ autonomy
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang at CES earlier this year.Image: Getty ImagesNvidia wants to make it easier for automotive companies to build self-driving cars, so it's releasing  a brand new supercomputer designed to drive them. The chipmaker claims its new supercomputer is the world's first artificial intelligence computer designed for "Level 5" autonomy, which means vehicles that can operate themselves without any human intervention.  Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang unveiled the new automotive computing platform at the GPU Technology Conference in

Hippies can go electric with this groovy Microbus from Volkswagen

Hippies can go electric with this groovy Microbus from Volkswagen
Volkswagen's investing in some heavy duty EVs.Image: VOlkswagen Truck and busVolkswagen's commitment to electric vehicles just got even larger, both in its scope and the size of the vehicles. Volkswagen Group, the parent company of big-name automakers like VW, Audi, and Porsche, just outlined plans to electrify bigger vehicles like trucks and busses. VW Truck & Bus division head Andreas Renschler told Bloomberg the Group will commit 1.4 billion euros (about US$1.7 billion) by 2022 to develop EV drivetrains

Elon Musk won’t reveal Tesla’s semi truck this month, and that’s a good thing

Elon Musk won’t reveal Tesla’s semi truck this month, and that’s a good thing
Elon's gonna Elon.Image: Getty ImagesSorry Elon Musk fans: You'll have to wait another month to watch the Tesla CEO finally reveal the company's big semi truck design.  Musk will now unveil Tesla's highly anticipated new vehicle on Nov. 16, rather than Oct. 26 as planned. The pushback marks the second time Elon & Co. have delayed the semi truck's public debut; Musk first slated the reveal for September, then pushed the event into the next month.   Tesla plans

Nikola and Bosch team up to design hydrogen-electric trucks ahead of Tesla

Nikola and Bosch team up to design hydrogen-electric trucks ahead of Tesla
The Nikola Two, pictured above, will feature the new hybrid powertrain.Image: nikola/boschNikola, the other automotive company that pays homage to famed inventor Nikola Tesla, just announced plans to team with automotive supplier Bosch to develop next-gen powertrains for two hydrogen-electric semi trucks. The development partnership aims to produce a line of semis that would blow current trucks off the highway, with double the horsepower of anything currently on the road, while cutting emissions entirely. Rather than depending on batteries

Still looking for a Super NES Classic? Here are some tips to help you find one.

Still looking for a Super NES Classic? Here are some tips to help you find one.
Image: Adam RosenbergOne year later and here we are again: There's a pint-sized morsel of gaming nostalgia from Nintendo that everyone wants and no one can buy. Everyone's big shot to score a Super NES Classic came and went on Sept. 29, the day it came out. It's currently selling on eBay for around $130 to $160. That's the same basic range as NES Classic pricing on eBay right after launch, but don't forget: The NES also cost $30

Tesla will expand Supercharger network in Boston, Chicago

Tesla will expand Supercharger network in Boston, Chicago
Image: Lex Van Lieshout/Epa/REX/ShutterstockTesla announced Monday that it plans to expand its Supercharger network into city centers.  Downtown Chicago and Boston are first up,  according to a post on Tesla's blog. The Windy City will be receiving three new Superchargers by the end of 2017, while Beantown will get three by the end of 2018, as well as some in its densely populated suburbs, according to Tesla's Supercharger map. There are currently 951 Supercharger stations across the U.S. equipped

Tesla patent reveals a mobile battery-swapping machine

Tesla patent reveals a mobile battery-swapping machine
Charging your Tesla may soon be as easy as swapping out the battery. Tesla was recently awarded a patent for a machine that allows technicians to swap out battery packs completely, meaning owners could deplete one and insert a new fully charged one. The system described in the filing, which was first spotted by Electrek, would make it possible for technicians to swap out Tesla vehicle battery packs in less that 15 minutes — making it feasible for Tesla

Tesla increases range to some Florida cars to help owners escape Hurricane Irma

Tesla increases range to some Florida cars to help owners escape Hurricane Irma
Tesla pushed an emergency over-the-air update to some cars in the southeast U.S., extending the electric cars range to help owners evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irma.  Electrek first reported on the news, and it was later confirmed by a Tesla spokesperson.  SEE ALSO: Tesla's electric semi could be the 'biggest catalyst for the trucking industry in decades,' says analyst Tesla could do this because some Tesla cars are sold with battery capacity locked to a lower figure by the

Tesla’s electric semi-truck is coming Oct. 26

Tesla’s electric semi-truck is coming Oct. 26
Tesla CEO Elon MuskImage: BEN MACMAHON/EPA/REX/ShutterstockTesla hasn't forgotten about its electric semi-truck. Originally slated for a September launch, Tesla CEO Elon Musk just announced that the truck will finally be revealed on Oct. 26 in Hawthorne. On Twitter, Musk called the truck "unreal" and a "beast," that's worth seeing in person.  There is only one way to unveil a semi truck pic.twitter.com/DCMJmzKmRa — throwaway827634 (@throwaway827634) September 13, 2017 We'd pay to see that.  WATCH: This is how much a

Some genius created a blank song to avoid his phones horrible autoplay feature

Some genius created a blank song to avoid his phones horrible autoplay feature
Prepare for the sweet sounds of silence.Image: Shutterstock / fongbeerredhotAt long last, one of the greatest #FirstWorldProblems to plague this tech-savvy generation has been solved and it's all thanks to a song. As anyone with a fairly new vehicle knows, within seconds of plugging in your phone to charge or play music through the car's stereo, passengers are forced to listen to the first song that's listed alphabetically in the device's music library. In the grand scheme of life