Car Share Shrinks, a Tax Break Vanishes, and More Car News This Week

Car Share Shrinks, a Tax Break Vanishes, and More Car News This Week

This year also marks the end of federal tax credits for Tesla buyers ; the company has sold enough cars that it’s aged out of the program.

Tesla Cybertruck: Elon Musk's Pickup Truck Has Arrived

Tesla Cybertruck: Elon Musk's Pickup Truck Has Arrived

And while that might not be a day-to-day use case for many prospective buyers, it’s very handy if you’re showing off the prowess of your latest all-electric model for the first time at a glitzy event in Los Angeles, as Tesla (and SpaceX ) CEO Elon Musk did Thursday night.

Motorola Reboots the Razr, This Time With a Folding Display

Motorola Reboots the Razr, This Time With a Folding Display

This allows it to fold closed like an OG Razr, then unfold to become a touchscreen smartphone with a 6.2-inch diagonal.The new Motorola Razr, all folded up.When the Razr is closed, you can use the 16-megapixel rear camera as a selfie camera through this 2.7-inch “Quick View” display.

How Anthony Levandowski Put Himself at the Center of an Industry

How Anthony Levandowski Put Himself at the Center of an Industry

He dabbled in robotics while studying industrial engineering at UC Berkeley and made the move into autonomous vehicles when he entered the 2004 Darpa Grand Challenge —a seminal event that helped launch the self-driving industry we know today.

How Formula E Racing Makes Electric Cars Faster, Smarter, Funner

How Formula E Racing Makes Electric Cars Faster, Smarter, Funner

Now five seasons old , Formula E is meant to utilize racing —long a rolling laboratory for automotive development, yielding advancements like antilock brakes, traction control, and dual-clutch transmissions—to help EV manufacturers and suppliers like BMW, Nissan, Audi, Panasonic, Mahindra, and Jaguar move their battery-powered products forward .

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.

The Machine That Reads Your Mind (Kinda) and Talks (Sorta)

The Machine That Reads Your Mind (Kinda) and Talks (Sorta)

If a person has one in their head, while they talk, Chang’s team can take readings from their motor cortex—recording the activity corresponding to speech or, more specifically, the movement of the mouth, the tongue, and the jaw.

An ‘Insane’ Jeopardy! Run, How to Prep for 4/20, and More

An ‘Insane’ Jeopardy! Run, How to Prep for 4/20, and More

record-holder Ken Jennings has been waiting to be toppled, and soon he might actually be. legend Ken Jennings on James Holzhauer's record run: 'It's absolutely insane'. Last week, James Holzhauer set a new record on 'Jeopardy!'

The Math of How Crickets, Starlings and Neurons Sync Up

The Math of How Crickets, Starlings and Neurons Sync Up

Yoshiki Kuramoto, a professor of physics at Kyoto University, developed the famous Kuramoto model of synchronization in the 1970s and co-discovered the chimera state in 2001, again revolutionizing the understanding of sync.

The Physics of the Doppler Effect, Represented as Tiny Balls

The Physics of the Doppler Effect, Represented as Tiny Balls

Notice how the balls look "bunched up" on the left side of the sound source but spread out on the right side? Here is a plot of the apparent ball frequency for a source moving at 4 m/s with the ball sound speed of 10 m/s.

How the Brain Links Gestures, Perception, and Meaning

How the Brain Links Gestures, Perception, and Meaning

More than a century ago, the psychologist Walter Pillsbury wrote: “There is nothing in the mind that has not been explained in terms of movement.” This concept has its modern incarnation in the mirror neuron theory, which posits that the ability to glean meaning from gesture and speech can be explained by the activation of single cells in key brain regions.

5G Is Coming for Real, but It Will Cost You

5G Is Coming for Real, but It Will Cost You

Verizon Wednesday announced what could be the first “real” mobile 5G service in the US, dubbed " 5G Ultra Wideband ." It’s scheduled to launch April 11 in " select areas " of Chicago and Minneapolis, as a $10 add-on to the carrier's existing unlimited plans; there will be no additional charge for the first three months.

You Can Power a Calculator With Some LEDs

You Can Power a Calculator With Some LEDs

If you're extra crafty, you could grab an LED (light-emitting diode) and use it to get your calculator to function again. This makes it look as if a positive hole is moving in the opposite direction as the negative charge, such that there is a constant current across the diode.

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.

This Company Takes the Grunt Work Out of Using the Cloud

This Company Takes the Grunt Work Out of Using the Cloud

This Company Takes the Grunt Work Out of Using the Cloud HashiCorp cofounder Mitchell Hashimoto wrote course registration software in college so he didn't have to wake up early to sign up for classes.

The Eye-Popping Alita: Battle Angel Never Ends—Literally

The Eye-Popping Alita: Battle Angel Never Ends—Literally

Cameron and Rodriguez do, of course, have a plan for what would happen in a sequel—if they didn't, man that would be an extra bummer—and it's clear from Battle Angel they know where the story is going.

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.

Fiat Chrysler, Honda Blame Frigid Cold as U.S. Sales Disappoint

Fiat Chrysler, Honda Blame Frigid Cold as U.S. Sales Disappoint

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Honda Motor Co. reported smaller U.S. sales gain than expected and blamed frosty temperatures that kept some buyers at bay late last month.

Harley-Davidson's Electric LiveWire Motorcycle Debuts at CES

Harley-Davidson's Electric LiveWire Motorcycle Debuts at CES

Today at CES in Las Vegas, Harley-Davidson announced it has started taking pre-orders for the LiveWire, the all-electric motorcycle it first showed off in 2014.

City Driving Is Silly Fun in Arcimoto's Electric 3-Wheeler

City Driving Is Silly Fun in Arcimoto's Electric 3-Wheeler

City Driving Is Silly Fun in Arcimoto's Electric 3-WheelerGoing on sale next year for around $11,500, the Arcimoto FUV—that's Fun Utility Vehicle—is an all-electric joyride.Phuc Pham“It’s fully electric!” Mark Frohnmayer yells to the guy in the pickup truck idling next to us. The 17.5-kilowatt-hour battery sits underneath the two tandem seats.Frohnmayer launched Arcimoto after making a bundle selling his videogame company.

Cake's Electric Motorcycle Makes Dirt Biking a Silent Joy

Cake's Electric Motorcycle Makes Dirt Biking a Silent Joy

Cake's Electric Motorcycle Makes Dirt Biking a Silent JoyIn one day on the Kalk, I went from whiskey throttling noob to trail-shredding semi-noobEric AdamsI’d ridden the motorcycle part of the way up a small dirt hill, and was trying to simply reverse my way back down when I fell off the machine.

8 Best Cheap iPhones and Android Smartphones ($180-$550)

8 Best Cheap iPhones and Android Smartphones ($180-$550)

This phone already has Android Pie and should get bimonthly security updates.Our only real complaints were that the camera has a few quirks, it lacks a headphone jack (like many phones), and the snazzy glass-backed design makes this phone more delicate—though it comes with a case in the box.

Luxuriate in This Mechanic's Teardown of a 1974 Harley Davidson

Luxuriate in This Mechanic's Teardown of a 1974 Harley Davidson

Luxuriate in This Mechanic's Teardown of a 1974 Harley DavidsonIf you want to get to know something, tear it down.

A Clever and Simple Robot Hand

A Clever and Simple Robot Hand

By exploiting tension this way, the SoftHand requires far fewer cables than your typical robotic hand, yet can still get all those fingers a-wiggling.Take a look at the GIF above and you can see the difference an extra motor makes.