Smart’s entire car lineup will have an electric drive option in 2017

16c710_088-970x647-c At some point, it’ll probably be commonplace, but as of its 2017 model year, Smart will be the only big car brand that can truthfully claim to offer both an electric drive and a gas-powered option across all of its vehicle offerings. The Daimler-owned maker of pint-sized urban cars will offer an EV version of its Fortwo, Fortwo Cabrio and Forfour in 2017, and each one will use a brand… Read More


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Useful Arma 3 code samples to improve your missions.

This code will make your Arma 3 missions run much more smoothly. And provide some nice tricks to make the mission more enjoyable. Put this into the initPlayerLocal.sqf file. This will remove stamina and make weapon sway much more realistic, i.e no Micheal J Fox mode after running. player setCustomAimCoef 0.34; player setUnitRecoilCoefficient 0.50; player […]


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This new electric car is designed for a $37 weekly subscription service

Processed with Snapseed. Europe continues to test the waters of shared vehicle ownership models, and the Amber One is a car designed to help eliminate the huge amount of time our own vehicles currently spend idle. The all-electric concept has a 250-mile range on a single charge, a top speed of over 93 mph, and a 0 to 60 time of a respectable 7 seconds. But you can’t buy one – to gain access, you… Read More


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How to get wireless network information in Windows 7 with CMD.

Getting wireless network information from Windows 7 is easy with CMD and netsh. This post will show how easy this is without admin access. Listing all visible wireless networks on the machine with netsh. C:\Users\Corporal Kerry>netsh wlan show profile   Profiles on interface Wireless Network Connection:   Group policy profiles (read only) ——————————— <None>   […]


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BrightFarms raises $30.1 million to set up futuristic greenhouses across the U.S.

 Agriculture tech startup BrightFarms has raised $30.1 million in Series C funding to bring its high-tech greenhouses, and fresh produce, across the U.S. The company is on a mission to make all fresh fruit and vegetables locally, rather than requi…


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China’s LeEco raises $1.08B to build its electric sports car

photo-car-white-side The Chinese market for electric vehicles is hot, and the latest indicator is a $1.08 billion raise from China’s LeEco, a Beijing-based web video company (which now dabbles in everything from televisions to transportation) that’s targeting Tesla with its own electric sports car plans. Funding for its first car is coming from Legend Holdings Corp., Yingda Capital Management Co.… Read More


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Spiri’s prototype 200-mile EV is made for on-demand carpooling

spiri_prototype_front Danish startup Spiri revealed their on-demand carpooling service in late August, and is now ready to show off its first prototype vehicle. The company decided to build its own all-electric car from the ground up, using an engineering team with talent from Aston Martin, Tesla and more, in order to arrive at a final product that best suits the needs of frequent, multi-passenger urban… Read More


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Chevrolet Bolt EV starts at $29,995 U.S. with federal tax credits

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Chevrolet’s new Bolt EV is a vehicle that Wired has dubbed “Tesla-walloping,” and its pricing seems like a direct shot at Tesla’s lineup, including the forthcoming Model 3, which is set to be the dedicated electric carmaker’s more “affordable” option. Chevrolet revealed specific pricing and trim details for the base model Bolt EV LT, which begins at… Read More


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Black female founder raises $7 million for renewable energy tech startup

jessica-matthews uncharted play I’d like to tip my imaginary hat off to Jessica O. Matthews, the black female founder and CEO of renewable energy tech startup Uncharted Play. Her company just closed a $7 million Series A round led by the NIC Fund with participation from Kapor Capital, Magic Johnson Enterprises, BBG Ventures and Lingo Ventures. Read More


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Tesla says SolarCity deal could be delayed by shareholder lawsuits

Musk Tesla SolarCity Tesla has said that its acquisition of SolarCity could be delayed because of shareholder lawsuits which have been filed to challenge the merger, according to an amended regulatory filing published by the SEC today spotted by Reuters.
The lawsuits include four filed in Delaware during the first half of September, which accuse Tesla and SolarCity board members of having violated their… Read More


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Rex Animal Health is using genomics to keep livestock healthy

 A startup called Rex Animal Health wants to protect livestock from illnesses that can quickly turn into epidemics, and help farmers breed animals with the healthiest and most attractive traits. Today at Disrupt SF, Rex unveiled technology to help…


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This electric bus can handle a day’s worth of transit on one charge

The Proterra Catalyst E2 is capable of serving the full daily mileage needs of nearly every U.S. mass transit route on a single charge and offers the transit industry the first direct replacement for fossil-fueled transit vehicles. (PRNewsFoto/Proterra) Tesla topping the 300 mile per charge rating with its new 100 kWh battery was a big deal, but a new zero emission bus debuted today by Proterra has actually managed 600 miles out of a full battery in testing. In a real-world setting, Proterra’s new Catalyst E2 will probably manage somewhere between 194 and 350 miles in actual use settings – but that’s plenty according to… Read More


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Phononic raises $30 million to rethink refrigeration

snow mountain peak A startup based in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, Phononic, wants to make refrigeration and temperature control far more efficient, and steadier, than is possible with traditional systems. Instead of relying on vapor compressors, fans, chillers or passive heat sinks, Phononic makes semiconductors that are smaller than a dime, and actively remove heat from the places or… Read More


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Toyota’s Prius Prime is engineered to give hybrid owners more EV feels

img_0324 Toyota’s Prius Prime is an updated take on the company’s popular hybrid, with more emphasis on the EV aspects of the vehicle, including a battery with double the driving capacity, and a few other tweaks that push the car closer toward the EV end of its dual identity, including an acceleration feature that lets the electric motor handle much of the pick-up when you first put your… Read More


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BMW said to accelerate EV plans with 3 Series, X4 and Mini

2014-bmw-i3-debut-079 BMW plans to accelerate its electric vehicle plans, in the wake of an executive shake-up and leading into a vote planned for the end of this month. The new BMW expanded electric lineup will kindle fully battery-powered versions of the Mini, the BMW 3 Series and the X4 SUV. The company has previously discussed plans to electrify the 3 Series and other vehicles, but German’s… Read More


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New Apple iPhone to have no headphone jack.

The new Apple iPhone will have no headphone jack, it will instead have a set of cordless earbuds that will sit in your ear and will therefore not have an annoying cable. But it seems that they would be easy to lose down a drain. They cost $179.00, so they are quite an expensive thing […]


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Ford backs massive bike share expansion in the San Francisco Bay Area

Ford invested in transportation systems in the San Francisco Bay Area, including bike sharing. At a press conference in San Francisco today, Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Mark Fields announced that the company had both acquired a rideshare startup called Chariot, and made a significant investment in expanding the region’s bike share program. Ford’s sponsorship will see the Bay Area’s supply of shareable bikes expand from 700 to 7,000 by 2018, with 1,350 bikes going… Read More


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Volkswagen and Anhui Jianghuai in talks on building EVs for China

Volkswagen China is looking at electric vehicles as a key way to lower emissions and improve the country’s general environmental sustainability, and Volkswagen is teaming up with China state-owned car maker Anhui Jianghuai (JAC) to help fill that need. The two car companies signed a memorandum of understanding today, effectively paving the way for them to create a new joint venture together to… Read More


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Tesla brings its Design Studio to you with Model X SUVs towing Airstreams

teslaexplores_2120720 Tesla may have a range of vehicle showrooms across North America, but those can’t cover everyone, and it’s even more difficult for the average potential Tesla buyer to get to the company’s primary design studio in Hawthorne, so the automaker’s new ‘Tesla Explores‘ initiative is aiming to bring a taste of the design studio to you. The program is a… Read More


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Tesla brings its Design Studio to you with Model X SUVs towing Airstreams

teslaexplores_2120720 Tesla may have a range of vehicle showrooms across North America, but those can’t cover everyone, and it’s even more difficult for the average potential Tesla buyer to get to the company’s primary design studio in Hawthorne, so the automaker’s new ‘Tesla Explores‘ initiative is aiming to bring a taste of the design studio to you. The program is a… Read More


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