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Plug-in Porsche 911 due around 2023 tips CEO Oliver Blume

Plug-in Porsche 911 due around 2023 tips CEO Oliver Blume

Just about every automaker out there is going to electrified cars to help improve fuel economy. This means that some sports car makers are following suit with Ferrari and McLaren already offering some insanely fast cars that use hybrid technology inside. It now appears that Porsche is officially ready to bring an electrified version of its iconic 911 to market.

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Blurry picture may show the 2018 Bullitt Mustang

Blurry picture may show the 2018 Bullitt Mustang

A person who happens to like Mustangs and be part of the Mustang6G forums happened to be out in Chicago and ran across a Ford commercial being filmed. The result of that happenstance is the blurry photo that you see here showing what appears to be a 2018 Mustang wearing the highland green paint and black wheels made iconic by Steve McQueen in the classic flick Bullitt. Ford has made a Bullitt Mustang before.

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Researchers create 3D printed objects that connect to WiFi with no electronics

Researchers create 3D printed objects that connect to WiFi with no electronics

The internet of things just got a big boost from researchers from the University of Washington. Researchers from that university have announced the creation of the first 3D printed plastic objects and sensors able to collect useful data and communicate with other WiFi devices on their own. The team behind the project is offering the CAD models to the public so people with access to 3D printers can create their own devices.

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Tesla Model 3 gets FM radio and trip odometer in new OTA update

Tesla Model 3 gets FM radio and trip odometer in new OTA update

The Tesla Model 3 is a slick car that may well usher in the affordable and desirable EV era. The catch when the car first rolled out was that it lacked some basic features that you get on any old beater out there. Those missing features were an FM radio and a trip odometer that you can see. Since odometers are one of those required features, the actual odometer function for recording miles driven was already there, but this update simply adds the ability for the driver to see the mileage on specific trips.

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2018 Ford Super Duty gets more power and torque

2018 Ford Super Duty gets more power and torque

Ford has given up some of the specifications for the 2018 Super Duty trucks and there are gains for the 2018 model year. In fact, the gains allow Ford to grab best-in-class rankings for horsepower, torque, towing, gooseneck towing, and payload. The 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbodiesel has 450hp, a gain of 10hp compared to the previous year.

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Researchers create spacesuit with “Take Me Home” button

Researchers create spacesuit with “Take Me Home” button

Researchers from a company called Draper have created a way for astronauts to avoid being lost in space no matter how disoriented they become. The researchers have created a "fool-proof way to return to the spacecraft" according to Kevin Duda, a space systems engineer at the company. Duda and his team have studied astronauts on the ISS and filed for a patent for a system that ensures self-return too the spacecraft even when no one is available to rescue them.

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GM owners can order coffee and more from their dash

GM owners can order coffee and more from their dash

Normally ordering your morning coffee from your car involves you sitting in the drive-thru waiting your turn. GM has a new feature that allows owners of certain vehicles to order coffee from their car with the tap of a button. This new feature marks the first commerce platform for the on-demand purchase of goods and services.

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Geek out with your own liquid sand fluidized air bed

Geek out with your own liquid sand fluidized air bed

It's possible to turn a bunch of sand into a fluidized liquid using pipes and just the right amount of air. A dude called Mark Rober on YouTube is showing people how to build their own fluidized air bed. This is the technical name for a system that can turn solid sand into something akin to a fluid.

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Ford Sues John Cena for selling Ford GT weeks after getting it

Ford Sues John Cena for selling Ford GT weeks after getting it

John Cena is a very visible guy. He does a huge amount of charity work for the Make A Wish Foundation, is one of the most popular professional wrestlers out there, and works in movies. Cena also purchased one of the coolest Ford cars ever made, the new Ford GT.

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Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is the fastest saloon car in all the land

Jaguar XE SV Project 8 is the fastest saloon car in all the land

Jaguar has an awesome 4-door car that is insanely fast on the Nürburgring. Since the Jag hails from England, you can't call it a 4-door, it's a saloon. The Jag XE SV Project 8 packs 600PS and has spent time dominating the Nürburgring Nordschleife with a record-setting lap.

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Red Bull wingsuit flyers land inside a plane in mid-air

Red Bull wingsuit flyers land inside a plane in mid-air

If you have never seen the Red Bull folks who jump off things and then use wingsuits to fly like birds, it's very cool. It also looks terrifying, but it is as close to being Superman as a person can come. Normally these wingsuit crazies pop a parachute and float to the ground once they get too low.

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Tesla Model S owner builds Bitcoin mining rig in trunk of car

Tesla Model S owner builds Bitcoin mining rig in trunk of car

Bitcoin is a big deal right now as the value of the cryptocurrency has reached about $10,000. The rub for miners is that the process of mining the Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies consumes lots of electricity. One miner has found an odd way to get free power for his mining rig. He built it in the trunk of his Tesla Model S EV.

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