uber
Surprising No One, Uber Continues to Haemorrhage Cash

Beleaguered ride-sharing giant Uber continued to torch cash like an outdated Joker reference in Q3 2019, but it claims that the news is positive because parts of its business would technically be profitable if one looked past all the ways it’s losing money. Read More >>

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The Creators of That Flying Iron Man Suit Are Subtly Hinting It’s Great For War

To date, Gravity Industries’ flying jetpack has been demonstrated as a tantalising glimpse of the future where daily commuters take to the air instead of sitting in traffic. But the company recently called on James Bruton, a talented engineer and hacker, to upgrade the suit with a helmet-controlled shoulder-mounted toy rifle, making the future suddenly feel more concerning than exciting. Read More >>

transport
The Boosted Scooter Is a Blast

Electric scooters are dangerous. It seems like you can’t go a day without seeing a scary story in the news reminding the world of this fact. People die riding these things. So it wasn’t surprising when Boosted emphasised safety in announcing its new e-scooter. The £1,600 Boosted Rev has three brakes, wide handlebars, fat tyres, and a bombproof frame. It also has a top speed of 24 miles per hour, which as I learned after two weeks riding the Rev, is as thrilling as it is terrifying. Read More >>

self driving cars
Apple Buys Self-Driving Car Startup Drive.ai in Sign It’s Not Through With Autonomous Vehicles

Apple appeared to be pulling back from the autonomous car business when it dismissed some 200 employees from its Project Titan initiative in January 2019. But it would appear that it’s shifting gears in a big way with news on Tuesday that it has acquired startup Drive.ai “in what appears to be part of a renewed effort by the iPhone and Mac maker to branch out into self-driving cars,” per the San Francisco Chronicle. Read More >>

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Japanese High-Speed Rail Line Was Brought to Standstill by Tiny Slug That Fried on Power Cable

Japanese rail company JR Kitakyushu says that one small slug was responsible for a power outage and subsequent delays for an estimated 12,000 commuters on a high-speed rail line in Kyushu on May 30, CNN reported on Monday. Read More >>

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Will Self-Driving Cars Turn People Into Even Bigger Arseholes?

People like to mess with Uber self-driving cars, according to an executive leading the autonomous programme. Read More >>

travel
What’s the Worst Way You Ever Screwed Up on an Aeroplane?

Flying is, in theory, meant to make long distance travel a faster and more streamlined experience. In reality, flying is often hectic, cramped, and perhaps even terrifying, depending on your flight’s particular model of flying metal tube and other factors mostly out of your control. Read More >>

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Nice Bones You Got There, Shame If a Startup Was to Start Renting Out Pogo Sticks

Good news for anyone who’s ever wanted to mix the inherent danger of the trampoline with the thrill of getting nowhere slowly, while simultaneously wondering whether their skeletons should be in more shards. Sweden-based startup Cangoroo is planning to “deploy hundreds of pogo sticks” to “select cities” in London, the U.S. and elsewhere, CBS San Francisco reported on Friday. Read More >>

travel
America’s Failed Airlines That Were Too Weird for This World

Flying can be an excruciating experience these days. The CEO of United Airlines recently admitted that by the time passengers sit down on his planes, they’re already “pissed at the world.” But plenty of airlines have tried to make things more fun over the years, even if they were incredibly weird. So weird, in fact, that they went out of business. Read More >>

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Uber Not Criminally Liable in Fatal 2018 Self-Driving Car Accident, Arizona Prosecutor Finds

Ride-hailing Uber has been found not criminally liable in the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who tragically became the first known pedestrian to be killed by a self-driving vehicle when she was struck by an Uber test SUV in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018. Read More >>

history
This 1920s Concept for a Drive-Through Supermarket Completely Failed

Today, getting your groceries delivered to your house is old news. But there once was a time when the most futuristic thing in food shopping was the car. Specifically, drive-in shopping like these stores from the 1920s. Read More >>

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Pregnant Lyft Driver Stabbed to Death by Passenger in America

Kristina Howato, a 39-year-old driver for the transportation company Lyft, was murdered by one of her passengers in the US state of Arizona on Sunday. Authorities believe Howato was stabbed to death by 20-year-old Fabian Durazo with a kitchen knife. Durazo has reportedly admitted to the crime but hasn’t given any motive. Read More >>

Tesla
Tesla Was Fined Less Than the Cost of a Tesla

Remember Tesla’s production tent, the one it erected to help crank out Model 3s last year? Apparently, it didn’t sit well with California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and the company now faces fines totalling nearly $30,000 (£22k) over violations of labour laws. Read More >>