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Lime halts service in Switzerland over possibly dangerous glitch

Don't expect to travel around Zurich on an electric two-wheeler in the near future. Lime has halted services in Switzerland following reports of its scooters abruptly halting in mid-ride, throwing (and sometimes injuring) riders. In a message to cu… Source: Engadget | Lime halts service in Switzerland over possibly dangerous glitch

The Morning After: 'Black Mirror: Bandersloot'

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your last weekend of 2018. Netflix's first interactive experience for adults has arrived, and the Essential Phone is exiting stage left. Plus, we have a few highlights from earlier this week like Buga… Source: Engadget | The Morning After: 'Black Mirror: Bandersloot'

Elon Musk says the SEC can't stop him from tweeting what he wants

Elon Musk says nobody censors his Twitter in the wake of his settlement with the SEC. As part of that deal over the securities fraud charge for his tweets about taking Tesla private, the entrepreneur agreed to step down as chairman and establish "add… Source: Engadget | Elon Musk says the SEC can't stop him …

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Electrify America installs California's first 350kW EV chargers

Californians now have access to some of the fastest electric vehicle chargers on the planet… even if people can't really use those chargers yet. VW's Electrify America has installed California's first publicly available 350kW EV chargers at Simon'… Source: Engadget | Electrify America installs California's first 350kW EV chargers

Just like Lyft, Uber has confidentially filed for its IPO

On Thursday we learned Lyft filed papers for an initial public offering set to take place in 2019, and Friday evening some "people familiar with its plans" said the same to the Wall Street Journal about ride-hailing rival Uber. According to the New Y… Source: Engadget | Just like Lyft, Uber has confidentially filed for …

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The Morning After: Mars music and 'Ghost in the Shell'

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! Along with the usual highlights from this week, we have some space exploration highlights, including your first chance to hear the wind on Mars. Also, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Com… Source: Engadget | The Morning After: Mars music and 'Ghost in the Shell'

Uber may acquire Bird or Lime to accelerate its scooter plans

Uber might see its acquisition of Jump as just the start of its e-scooter ambitions. Sources speaking to The Information claim Uber has "recently" held talks to buy Bird and Lime, two of the biggest names in scooter sharing. The move would reported… Source: Engadget | Uber may acquire Bird or Lime to accelerate its …

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GM's Maven program will rent Teslas and Fords in 2019

Earlier this year, GM officially launched a program called Maven that gives people a way to earn extra money by renting out their cars. It's only open to Chevrolet-, Buick-, GMC- and Cadillac-branded vehicles, though — in other words, cars from GM's… Source: Engadget | GM's Maven program will rent Teslas and Fords in 2019

Volkswagen owners can use Siri Shortcuts to unlock their car

If you're a Volkswagen driver, you now have another way to lock and unlock your car, start and stop electric charging and check your remaining estimated mileage. That's because VW has added Siri integration to its Car-Net app. Source: Engadget | Volkswagen owners can use Siri Shortcuts to unlock their car

Toyota will use hydrogen burners to reduce factory emissions

As clean as fuel cell cars and EVs may be, they're still made using pollution-producing factories — and Toyota wants to help solve this. The company has introduced what it says is the first-ever general-purpose hydrogen burner built for use at fact… Source: Engadget | Toyota will use hydrogen burners to reduce factory emissions

Roborace won't use a fully driverless car for its first season

Roborace has long talked of completely driverless cars hitting the track when its first season gets underway, but the company has had a change of heart. CEO (and Formula E winner) Lucas di Grassi has revealed to Motorsport.com that Roborace's "Season… Source: Engadget | Roborace won't use a fully driverless car for its first season

Xiaomi's UK launch is an important step in going global

In some parts of the world, Xiaomi is a household name. And in others, it's almost unknown, discussed only in whispers amongst tech journalists and enthusiasts. The Chinese company launched its first smartphone seven years ago, and since then it's gr… Source: Engadget | Xiaomi's UK launch is an important step in going global

BMW’s i8 Roadster is a daily driver in supercar’s clothing

I'm a firm believer that cars can be art. Rolling pieces of design that are a snapshot of a point in time. Very few vehicles do that more right now than the BMW i8 Roadster. A supercar that's got one foot in the future and the other in the now. E… Source: Engadget | BMW’s …

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Tesla's Model 3 gets quicker cornering with 'Track Mode'

Tesla has just made your Model 3 Performance EV a helluva lot more fun with the launch of Track Mode. The software shuts down all the traction control protection that normally prevents wheel slip in order to keep your car between the scenery. With th… Source: Engadget | Tesla's Model 3 gets quicker cornering with …

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