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Andrew Tarantola


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Recent articles by Andrew:

After Math: The future of transportation is electrifying

As we wrap up a week of LA Auto Show news, two themes become apparent: we are well on our way towards electric drivetrains being the rule rather than the except... → Read More

Hitting the Books: Humans are responsible for the antics of our AIs

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet fo... → Read More

Bollinger’s badass EV utility trucks arrive in 2021

Need to break out of Thunderdome, or into Mordor? Bollinger's got an EV truck for that. → Read More

Toyota's RAV4 Prime will be the second fastest vehicle in its lineup

With more than 430,000 units driving off Toyota's showroom floors this year, the RAV4 isn't just the company's best-selling SUV, it's America's as well. At the... → Read More

Hyundai's Vision T concept SUV looks like a driveable TIE Fighter

Hyundai took to the stage at Automobility LA 2019 to show off the latest evolution of its "concept SUV" now dubbed, the Vision T, as well as note some minor upd... → Read More

After Math: Everything's coming up Disney

It's been a big week for Disney. The company finally launched its streaming platform, Disney+, to great fanfare. At the same time, Star Wars: Fallen Order, anot... → Read More

Pre-installed apps on low-end Android phones are full of security holes

In what has become an annual reckoning, security research company Kryptowire recently published its 2019 report on the state of manufacturer-installed software... → Read More

After Math: These aren't deals

The concept of "the customer is always right" died with your grandparents. Today's telecom media corporations do what they want, when they want. Meanwhile we, t... → Read More

Hitting the Books: Did the advent of the first desktop computer lead to murder?

Did the socialist Italian inventor of the world's first desktop computer meet his end at the hands of the CIA? → Read More

Humanity is well on its way to a real-life Terminator uprising

Our drive to develop autonomous, intelligent robots could unleash unstoppable killing machines. → Read More

FX's entire show archive arrives on Hulu next March

"Beginning in March, Hulu will become the official streaming home of FX Networks," Disney CEO Bob Iger told reporters on the company's Q4 earnings call Thursday... → Read More

The apps and gear you need to get fit without breaking the bank

Getting in shape doesn't have to empty your bank account. Heck, Rocky only needed a slab of beef, a snow-capped mountain and a barn full of farm equipment to pr... → Read More

After Math: It's sequel season

Friday's announcement that the second coming of Into the Spider-Verse will arrive in theaters on April 8, 2022, came amidst a flurry of franchise follow-up news... → Read More

Hitting the Books: Boomers not understanding tech is the circle of life

Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet fo... → Read More

Tipping point: The gig economy hits delivery drivers in their wallets

Tipping is ubiquitous to the American service industry with consumers encouraged to give "a little something extra" to their waiters, bartenders, and baristas,... → Read More

Your obsession with celebrities is helping scammers spread spam

Internet scammers will do just about anything to get a foothold on your home computer or mobile device, whether it's impersonating a work colleague, building fa... → Read More

After Math: Hoping against hope

In uncertain times like these, staying optimistic can be a real challenge. But whether you keep yourself centered with meditation, daily affirmations or sheer s... → Read More

A machine-learning system may have predicted the World Series winner

The 2019 MLB postseason has been a wild one. The Dodgers imploded in the first round, clearing the way for the Washington Nationals to rout a listless Cardinals... → Read More

After Math: Stand and Delivery

Things happened this week, such as Alphabet commencing commercial flights of its Wing drone delivery program in Christiansburg, Virginia. But they weren't the o... → Read More

After Math: Who turned the lights out?

If you live in California, the answer to that is our local power company, PG&E. But they're not the only ones unilaterally shutting down their operations, u... → Read More