self driving cars
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 >>

apps
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 >>

crime
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 >>

uber
Uh Oh, Uber Might Be Thinking About Self-Driving Scooters and Bikes Now

Uber – the company that had to pull its self-driving cars off the road for most of 2018 following a lethal accident that allegedly came after warnings of routine accidents – is hiring for a programme that may work on self-driving “micromobility” devices, TechCrunch reported on Sunday. Read More >>

predictions
Kids of the 1980s Imagined the Year 2020 With Robot Butlers, Bubble-top Cities, and Nuclear War

Earlier this month we looked at predictions from kids at the turn of the 20th century. But what about more recently? Say, from the 1980s? Well, you’re in luck, because today we have predictions about the future from kids in 1984. And some of them are as dark and terrifying as you might guess for kids who were experiencing ever-present anxiety about the Cold War. Read More >>

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Uber Employee Warned Self-Driving Cars ‘Are Routinely in Accidents’ Days Before Fatal Crash: Report

On March 13, 2018, an Uber manager reportedly sent an email to company executives, alerting them to the safety concerns of the self-driving car software, the high rate of self-driving car accidents, and the “dangerous behaviour” of the backup drivers, according to a new report from the Information. Five days later, an Uber self-driving test car, occupied by a backup driver who may have been watching The Voice, struck and killed a cyclist in Tempe, Arizona. Read More >>

transport
This Electric Scooter For Adults Might Replace My Need For a Second Car

Despite their growing popularity in cities like San Francisco as another alternative to cars, electric scooters have always seemed like nothing more than a pricier version of a toy I enjoyed as a kid. But the Unagi, an e-scooter that looks like it was actually designed for grown-ups, gave me a new appreciation for how practical they can potentially be. Read More >>

history
This 1935 Streamlined Car of the Future Looks Like a Beautiful Death Trap

We’ve looked at a lot of weird cars here. But this one might take the cake. Read More >>

travel
Vaping Pilot Trying to Hide E-Cig Cloud Accidentally Sends Passenger Flight Plummeting

An Air China flight crew had to enact emergency protocols during a flight from Hong Kong to the city of Dalian on Tuesday, all because a co-pilot tried to sneak in a vape break. Read More >>

wtf
Woman Says Poo Fell From Plane and Into Her Sunroof, Splattering Her Face and Giving Her Pink Eye

A woman in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada says she has pink eye after human faeces fell from the sky and through her sunroof, hitting her in the face. Read More >>