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Ford eyes tequila byproduct for eco car parts

Ford eyes tequila byproduct for eco car parts

Drinking and driving may be a terrible idea, but Ford is looking at giving its cars a shot of tequila - or, at least, what's left over when Jose Cuervo has had its way. The automaker and the drinks company are exploring how bioplastics produced from what's left over of the agave plant distilled to make tequila could result in more environmental friendly components in future vehicles.

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Crystal Pepsi is back for your 90s retro pleasure

Crystal Pepsi is back for your 90s retro pleasure

The quest to resurrect every possible nineties food icon as a retro throwback continues, with the oddly-transparent Crystal Pepsi latest to return to shelves. The caffeine-free clear drink was first launched in 1992, and stuck around for a couple of years until fading interest killed it; now, it's making a comeback.

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Your Tesla can swim, but Elon Musk is making something even better

Your Tesla can swim, but Elon Musk is making something even better

Your Tesla Model S can double as a boat for short swimming distances, Elon Musk has confirmed, but he's also working on something for those with more serious aquatic ambitions. Though Tesla doesn't recommend it, Musk took pains to point out, the Model S "floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time" if needs demand it.

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This astonishing Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 concept is sublimely crazy

This astonishing Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 concept is sublimely crazy

The Rolls-Royce of the future will be an astonishing, autonomous, space-age coupe worthy of Minority Report, at least according to the brand's new VISION NEXT 100 concept. Latest in owner BMW's look ahead to the next century of automotive design and technology, the striking Rolls-Royce 103EX VISION NEXT 100 is certainly the most dramatic of the cars we've seen so far.

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Ford’s GT order system turned into America’s Got Talent

Ford’s GT order system turned into America’s Got Talent

We knew demand for the new Ford GT was going to be high - after all, Ford is only initially making 500 of them - but we didn't realize quite how passionate would-be owners might get. For a start, you couldn't just walk into a Ford dealership and slap down your Amex Black for the deposit: instead, the automaker opted for an application process that it would then use to whittle down potential buyers.

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The five most ridiculously lavish features of the Bentley Bentayga

The five most ridiculously lavish features of the Bentley Bentayga

"Lavish excess" may be a given when you're talking about a $230k-plus SUV, but even the Bentley Bentayga can surprise you. With its 600 horsepower W12 engine and a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds, the Bentayga could embarrass a proper sports car on the road, but the lucky occupants may well be too busy enjoying the high life inside to notice. Read on for some of the most extreme, OTT, and generally uber-luxe features of the 2017 Bentayga.

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Amazon thinks shopping by selfie is the password killer

Amazon thinks shopping by selfie is the password killer

Smile: you've just maxed out your credit card. Amazon is looking to patent shopping by selfie, replacing passwords with using the front-facing camera to do facial recognition before it'll ship your order. The patent application, currently being considered by the US Patent & Trademark Office, describes a new way of processing a checkout where, rather than entering your PIN or passcode, your device takes you through a game of Simon Says.

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The weirdest, crazier cars of Amelia Concours 2016

The weirdest, crazier cars of Amelia Concours 2016

Just as fine art can be challenging, so can classic cars, and while Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance has its fair share of multi-mullion supercars, so it also has a more refined selection of automotive oddballs. In fact, when some of the biggest collectors in the US - and abroad - get together to outdo each other, you're bound to find some more unusual vehicles in the mix.

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Morgan’s EV3 is the electric car Nikola Tesla would’ve actually built

Morgan’s EV3 is the electric car Nikola Tesla would’ve actually built

British automaker Morgan might not be the first company you think of when it comes to electric cars, but the storied marque's latest model switches gas for green in an eye-catching way. The Morgan EV3, shown off in pre-production form for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 this week, keeps the three wheels of the company's earlier cars but drives them with an electric powertrain.

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Nissan’s robo-chairs hint at autonomous cars’ big pitch

Nissan’s robo-chairs hint at autonomous cars’ big pitch

How do you sell people on the idea of a self-parking car? Why, with an office ballet of self-tidying chairs, if you're Nissan at least. The Japanese firm has cooked up a flock of smart seating that automatically shuttle back to their respective desks when unruly human occupants leave them.

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Google made a terrible pun of its Google.com sale goof

Google made a terrible pun of its Google.com sale goof

If you screw up and accidentally allow the central domain to your business to be sold to an outside buyer, you might as well make a bad joke about it. Google suffered some collective red faces midway through 2015, after somehow forgetting to renew its google.com domain and allowing it to be - briefly - purchased by someone else, but the search giant did manage to put a comedy spin on the solution.

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ROLI Seaboard RISE Review

ROLI Seaboard RISE Review

ROLI's Seaboard RISE looks like something you'd find Darth Vader playing in his downtime on the Death Star, but it uses the force in far more interesting ways. The company's first product was the much-lauded Seaboard GRAND back in 2013. That debuted the company's unusual flexible "keywave" surface, a layer which could be prodded and poked into delivering not only individual notes but smooth glissandos, complex evolving sounds, and more.

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