Could Feds Force Companies to Support Your Right to Repair?

Could Feds Force Companies to Support Your Right to Repair?

Manufacturers can’t void the warranty on product just because the consumer went and repaired it themselves, swapped parts, or had it fixed by a third party.

Ford Will Make an Electric F-150 Pickup, but Won't Say When

Ford Will Make an Electric F-150 Pickup, but Won't Say When

Ford’s prototype all-electric F-150 (built into the current model’s body), towed its 1.3-million-pound payload for 1,000 feet, and will likely enter production in the next few years.

Bentley's New Hybrid Hides Its Luxury From the Masses

Bentley's New Hybrid Hides Its Luxury From the Masses

Now, three centuries on, the concept has made it into the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid, the world’s first ultra-luxury, battery-powered SUV. Bentley’s interior design team used a version of an old landscape feature called a ha-ha to make the dashboard appear seamless to the driver.

This Robot Fish Powers Itself With Fake Blood

This Robot Fish Powers Itself With Fake Blood

This new robotic lionfish does indeed have batteries, but they are sprinkled throughout its body and operate in conjunction with two pumps—one for powering the pectoral fins and the other for the tail.

Audi Recalls Some E-Tron SUVs Over a Battery Issue

Audi Recalls Some E-Tron SUVs Over a Battery Issue

Audi has voluntarily recalled some of its first electric vehicles, over battery issues that could cause fires, though none have yet been reported. The E-tron system monitors the battery for moisture, and Audi says a yellow battery warning light should appear if the vehicle’s sensors find something has gone wrong inside.

A Very Fast Spin Through the Hills in a Hybrid Porsche 911

A Very Fast Spin Through the Hills in a Hybrid Porsche 911

For $75,000, their Shadow Drive system will turn a wide range of Porsche 911s into high-performance hybrids, using a motor and a small battery to add 150 horsepower and pound-feet of torque to an already impressive powertrain.

Ferrari’s Latest Goes 211 MPH With 986 HP—and It’s a Hybrid

Ferrari’s Latest Goes 211 MPH With 986 HP—and It’s a Hybrid

On Wednesday, Ferrari unveiled the plug-in hybrid electric that, thanks to a battery, is the most powerful production vehicle ever to roll out of Maranello .Alex Davies covers autonomous vehicles and other transportation machines for WIRED.The two-seat, midengine supercar combines a V-8 engine with three electric motors drawing power from a 7.9-kWh battery to generate 986 horsepower and 560 pound-feet of torque.

Robert Mueller Speaks, Amazon’s New Echo Show, and More News

Robert Mueller Speaks, Amazon’s New Echo Show, and More News

Robert Mueller breaks his silence, Amazon unveils a new device with more privacy features, and we pontificate on the philanthropy of billionaires. Amazon unveils a new device and privacy features.

Another Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash and More Car News This Week

Another Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash and More Car News This Week

In March, on a Florida highway, the 50-year-old driver of a Tesla Model 3 turned on his car’s Autopilot feature and then took his hands off the wheel for eight seconds, according to an NTSB report released this week .

VW Will Make Its Own Batteries to Power an Electric Future

VW Will Make Its Own Batteries to Power an Electric Future

It’s pushing suppliers to ramp up battery production and has already locked in battery supplies for 15 million vehicles, CEO Herbert Diess told Automotive News late last year—a huge number even for a company that builds 10 million cars annually.

Boosted’s Rev Might Make You Want to Ditch Scooter Share

Boosted’s Rev Might Make You Want to Ditch Scooter Share

According to Boosted, the company that makes those popular orange-wheeled electric skateboards , you can fix everything people hate about electric scooters by switching from a share model to an ownership model.

Low-Battery Anxiety Is Real. So Is the Solution

Low-Battery Anxiety Is Real. So Is the Solution

According to Malte Jung, who studies human-robot interactions at Cornell University, the issue with electric-vehicle range anxiety is less that people are uncomfortable with battery power and more that our devices seem to lie to us.

Find Cold Comfort at the Campsite With an Electric Cooler

Find Cold Comfort at the Campsite With an Electric Cooler

My family and I recently tested a few ice coolers alongside some electric fridge/freezer units, using them on a number of road trips and car-camping journeys.

The Physics of Heating Up Water with a Battery

The Physics of Heating Up Water with a Battery

With that, I can measure the change in temperature of the water to calculate the change in thermal energy and compare that to the energy produced by the battery.

One of Our Favorite Google Speakers Is Half Off Right Now

One of Our Favorite Google Speakers Is Half Off Right Now

It's a Google Home speaker that lets you speak to a voice assistant hands-free, like all of the best smart speakers these days. WIRED: The Link 20 is merges the convenience and portability of the best Bluetooth speakers and the new generation of smart speakers for the home.

The Loopy Secrets of How Charging Cables Work

The Loopy Secrets of How Charging Cables Work

To light the bulb, I just need to pick two of these wires so that I can make a complete circuit with the battery and let current flow through the filament. The voltmeter, like just about every electrical measuring device, needs to have a complete circuit.

Why a New Crop of Electric SUV Batteries Are Coming Up Short

Why a New Crop of Electric SUV Batteries Are Coming Up Short

The E-tron’s numbers are particularly unfortunate for Audi when compared with the current electric vehicle king, Tesla , which the EPA rates up to 295 miles on its comparable Model X SUV.

Audi's New Electric Car Factory Goes Green

Audi's New Electric Car Factory Goes Green

Which is why Audi is touting advances in its new E-Tron electric SUV facility in Brussels, Belgium: the first factory churning out premium, high-volume electric vehicles to be certified as carbon-neutral by the European Commission.

Right to Repair Is Now a National Issue

Right to Repair Is Now a National Issue

Our work to help people fix their stuff reached a milestone last week, when Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren called for Right to Repair to support farmers struggling with growing antitrust issues in agriculture.

India Goes Electric With Battery-Swapping Rickshaws

India Goes Electric With Battery-Swapping Rickshaws

A not quite two-year-old joint venture between electric car maker Virya Mobility 5.0 and solar power company SUN New Energy Systems, SUN Mobility is working with EV makers, providing the batteries for those vehicles.

In Germany, Solar-Powered Homes Are Really Catching On

In Germany, Solar-Powered Homes Are Really Catching On

Then, when the battery is topped off, the unit’s digital control system automatically redirects any excess energy into Berlin’s power grid, for which the Parises will be compensated by the local grid operator.“They convinced me it would pay off in ten years,” explains Paris, referring to Enerix, a Bavaria-based retailer offering solar systems and installation services.

Withings Move ECG Watch Is Good for Your Ticker

Withings Move ECG Watch Is Good for Your Ticker

Which is why Withings’ Move ECG smartwatch caught my eye. And unlike the ECG-capable Apple Watch Series 4, which needs a daily recharge, the Withings uses a coin cell battery that lasts up to an entire year.

Stacking Tesla’s Model Y Against Its Electric SUV Competition

Stacking Tesla’s Model Y Against Its Electric SUV Competition

Those are impressive specs, but while a new Tesla still feels like a major event, a whole host of family-toting electric SUVs are already on sale or about to come online.

Mercedes Remakes the Minivan as an All-Electric Luxury Ride

Mercedes Remakes the Minivan as an All-Electric Luxury Ride

Today at the luxury-focused Geneva Motor Show, it debuted the Concept MPV, an all-electric minivan it says is most definitely headed for production, and soon. Mercedes-Benz Depending on when it reaches dealer lots, the MPV could be the world’s first electric minivan.

Polestar Tempts the Masses by Taking on the Tesla Model 3

Polestar Tempts the Masses by Taking on the Tesla Model 3

Polestar Tempts the Masses by Taking on the Tesla Model 3 The Polestar 2 is an all-electric five-door fastback aimed at buyers who want battery power but don't have $70,000 to spend on an SUV.

Inside the Creation of Zero's All-New Electric Motorcycle

Inside the Creation of Zero's All-New Electric Motorcycle

“This [new] generation allows us to create a gap again.” Rather than trying to disguise the SR/F as a conventional motorcycle, Zero's design team left the 14.4-kWh battery exposed, emphasizing the bike's electric nature.

Forget the New Galaxy S10. These Phones Are Better Deals

Forget the New Galaxy S10. These Phones Are Better Deals

The standard Galaxy S10 starts at $900 and comes with a new triple rear camera, more RAM, and a slightly larger battery.

The Entire Galaxy of Hardware Samsung Announced Today

The Entire Galaxy of Hardware Samsung Announced Today

The vision includes 5G, folding displays, and a brand new line of Galaxy phones filled with flashy features. Samsung wants you to buy its latest hardware, but it also needs you to buy into its vision for the future, so you'll keep returning to the ecosystem of Galaxy products for years to come.

Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play, and G7 Power: Specs, Price

Moto G7, G7 Plus, G7 Play, and G7 Power: Specs, Price

Meet the Motos Lenovo-owned Motorola unveiled four new Moto G phones today: the flagship Moto G7 and G7 Plus, the more affordable Moto G7 Play, and the one with the three-day battery, the Moto G7 Power.

The Punishing Polar Vortex Is Ideal for Cassie the Robot

The Punishing Polar Vortex Is Ideal for Cassie the Robot

University of Michigan “We thought the walking would be limited by the duration of the battery outdoors,” Grizzle says. (Very Game of Thrones , by the way, all the fire and now ice.) “We all want to use robots in conditions where people could be at risk,” Grizzle says.

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