Cars

Lexus said building a 600HP monster coupe to revamp reputation

Lexus said building a 600HP monster coupe to revamp reputation

Lexus may not be the first car brand that comes to mind when you think of outrageously extreme performance vehicles, but that may change if rumors of a twin-turbo production version of the striking LF-LC concept toting 600HP+ pan out. Likely to launch as the Lexus SC F, the hottest of the SC coupe range will supposedly have a meatier version of the 5.0 V8 set to power the top-spec Lexus RC F.

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Uber rolls out ice cream service (but only for today)

Uber rolls out ice cream service (but only for today)

Uber has had its ups and downs, and while the service has its fans, not everyone is excited about its presence in their cities. Perhaps in an effort to help sway opinions towards friendlier grounds (or just to get more people to sign up), the company has announced that today it will be rolling out a different kind of service: on-demand ice cream.

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These are Acton’s Rocketskates, and they’re insane fun

These are Acton’s Rocketskates, and they’re insane fun

We may not have hover boards yet, but we can have motorized shoes, and Acton is leading the charge with its RocketSkates. Already a Kickstarter hit, the futuristic electric skates are controlled by your feet and can push you along at potentially four times the average walking pace. Risking life and limb (not to mention being laughed at by onlookers), I caught up with Acton to try out the latest prototype.

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Tesla “furious” at Hyundai Supercharger snark

Tesla “furious” at Hyundai Supercharger snark

Tesla is "furious" at claims by a high-level Hyundai executive that the Supercharger network was paid for by the US government through grants and loans, accusing the Korean firm in turn of wanting unfair subsidies. Hyundai's US product planning chief Michael O'Brien had argued that it was unfair that Tesla's recharging station network had been funded using cash "from grants and loans from the government," while it was expected to cough up for its own fuel-cell hydrogen network. Unsurprisingly, Tesla wasn't impressed.

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See Google Maps show natural gas leaks around your city

See Google Maps show natural gas leaks around your city

Supposing you live in one of the very few cities Google and the EDF have mapped natural gas leaks in so far, you may be super relieved or super baffled by the results you’re about to see. Boston, Indianapolis, and Staten Island, New York have been mapped so far. Boston, we’ve got some bad news. Indianapolis, turn your smiles on.

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