A. Tarantola, Engadget

A. Tarantola

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Recent articles by Andrew:

Hitting the Books: Buck Rogers flew so that NASA astronauts could spacewalk

Wonders All Around, exhaustively researched and written by McCandless's son, Bruce III, explores McCandless the elder's trials and tribulations during NASA's formative years and his laser-focus on enabling astronauts to zip through space unencumbered by the mass of their ships.. → Read More

This toe tickling navigation system will help the visually impaired walk tall

The Ashirase system allows low-sighted people to navigate through cities using their feet, rather than cell phones or visual aids.. → Read More

Why Tesla is delaying the Semi EV until 2022

Tesla representatives confirmed previous reports that its commercial EV project, Semi, will be delayed until 2022.. → Read More

Tesla breaks its own delivery record by building and shipping 200,000 vehicles in Q2

Tesla announced a number of "new and notable records" during its Q2 earnings call on Monday.. → Read More

Why every robot needs a spiffy hat

Tomorrow's robotic workforce will be just like us, putting their robo-pants on one leg at a time.. → Read More

Hitting the Books: Digital youth activism can help save America from itself

Don't just think of the children, listen to them for once.. → Read More

GM's hands-free Super Cruise is coming to six more Cadillacs in 2022

Beginning the first quarter of next year, GM will make its advanced semi-autonomous driving assistant, Super Cruise, available on six more Cadillac models including the Escalade, CT4,CT5, Silverado, Hummer EV, and Sierra.. → Read More

Mercedes plans to go fully electric by the end of the decade

Mercedes has announced plans to expand its EV lineup by 2022 and go EV-only by the end of the decade.. → Read More

Hitting the Books: The correct way to make coffee, according to science

The best part of waking up is, of course, hot bean juice in your cup.. → Read More

Facebook’s BlenderBot chat AI no longer has the mental capacity of a goldfish

Facebook AI's research lab released the second iteration of its open-source chatbot with a number of key enhancements like the ability to remember the subject of a conversation after it has concluded.. → Read More

Can Richard Branson really call himself an astronaut after Sunday's Virgin Galactic flight?

Does flying 50 miles above the Earth's surface make you an astronaut? Depends on which aviation agency you ask.. → Read More

Clubhouse unveils its new 'Backchannel' DM feature

On Wednesday, the company announced that the Clubhouse app will now support DMs in the form of the new Backchannel messaging feature.. → Read More

Hitting the Books: How NASA selected the first Lunar Rover to scoot across the moon

In his latest book, Across the Airless Wilds, journalist Earl Swift, examines the oft ignored Apollo 15, 16, and 17 missions, our last trips to the Moon's surface.. → Read More

Volvo's C40 Recharge is a solid second stab at an EV

Come early next year, Volvo's first EV, the XC40 Recharge, will be joined by a sleeker, curvier sibling dubbed the C40. → Read More

Volvo's C40 Recharge is a solid second stab at an EV

Come early next year, Volvo's first EV, the XC40 Recharge, will be joined by a sleeker, curvier sibling dubbed the C40. → Read More

Moderna enters clinical trials for its mRNA-based flu vaccine

Moderna has injected its mRNA-derived vaccine for the seasonal flu into a human volunteer for the first time as part of a Phase 1/2 clinical study, the company announced on Wednesday.. → Read More

What Neuralink and other BCIs can and can't do

Elon Musk's BCI startup wants to make people more than human by putting computers in their heads but a number of neurology researchers aren’t quite so bullish on these fantastical promises.. → Read More

Hitting the Books: How memes spread through society like a 'mind virus'

In The Ascent of Information, award winning New York Times author Caleb Scharf explores humanity's unique penchant for maintaining stores of information outside of ourselves and the steps we'll soon have to take if we want to hang on to the 20 quintillion bits of data we produce every day.. → Read More

How the rising popularity of EVs could lead to a resurgence of drum brakes

Drum brakes are some of the automotive industry's oldest technologies. → Read More

Facebook's latest AI doesn't just detect deep fakes, it knows where they came from

On Wednesday, Facebook and Michigan State University debuted a novel method of not just detecting deep fakes but discovering which generative model produced it by reverse engineering the image itself.. → Read More