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A Biker Chick Runs Wild In The Fiat 500e

When Biker Chicks Drive Cars Fiat cut me loose on the streets of LA in a 2016 500e to see if it could be as fun around town as it is on the track. I’ve driven both manual & automatic 500s, and a broad range of other electric cars. None of them as fun as […]

February 4th

Polaris MRZR-D4 Diesel Gets The Call From US Marine Corps

The history of warfare extols many great thinkers – China’s Sun Tzu and Prussia’s Carl Von Clausewitz, for example. But General Nathan Bedford Forrest may be the champ when it comes to packing a lot of wisdom into a few words. His advice? “Get there firstest with the mostest.” That’s exactly what America soldiers can […]

December 4th

Russian Robot Runs Amok

Promobot, an artificial intelligence device capable of machine learning, wandered beyond its boundaries into a nearby roadway. Hundreds of selfies resulted.

June 19th

Nate Cook’s 90’s Solo Cup Prius

I don’t know Nate Cook, but between his thick Nixon wristwatch, hot pink bunny suit, and apparent enthusiasm for racing scooters, I’m kind of surprised we haven’t met already (the go-fast scooter scene is a small world, after all). It’s almost better that I don’t know Nate, though- because that made finding this 90’s Solo […]

May 25th

“Mall of the World” — Inside Dubai’s Domed City

Though maybe not the world’s first bio-dome, if all goes as planned in Dubai, in 2020, the “Mall of the World” will be the world’s first domed city. According to a Tech Insider article, Dubai Holding plans on construction of an entire city within a dome — climate controlled housing of hundreds of buildings, thousands […]

February 22nd

Charge Your Phone on a Tesla Supercharger (Kinda)

We’re all Tesla fans here — some of us more than others. To those of you who are willing to admit to being somewhat obsessive fans of Tesla, then, you may be interested to learn that a fellow Tesla fan on the Tesla Motors Club forum has gone through the trouble of designing and 3D-printing […]

February 10th

Elon Says: No Tesla For You!

Stewart Alsop is a venture capitalist in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Where else would he be? There are few VC’s in Des Moines.) He ponied up the money to reserve a Tesla Model X in red with black interior. He also opted for the Ludicrous Mode upgrade, a $5,000 option. Most venture capitalists are […]

February 4th