A. Tarantola, Engadget

A. Tarantola

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Recent articles by Andrew:

The 2022 Range Rover will come with both 'mild' and plug-in hybrid powertrains

On Tuesday, Land Rover executives showed off a strikingly well-appointed 5th generation luxury SUV that's also surprisingly friendly to the environment, if not your budget.. → Read More

Hitting the Books: The genetic fluke that enabled us to drink milk

In her latest book, Life as We Made It, author Beth Shapiro takes readers on a journey of scientific discovery, explaining how symbiotic relationships between humans and the environment around us have changed — but not always for the better.. → Read More

We can make the steel of tomorrow without the fossil fuels of yesteryear

A trio of Swedish firms are developing a means of producing high-quality steel without releasing so much carbon dioxide -- and Volvo is already using it to build mining equipment.. → Read More

Tesla posts a wildly profitable Q3 despite difficult car market

Despite a global pandemic and ongoing chip shortage, Tesla continues to make money hand over fist during Q3, 2021.. → Read More

Egyptian authorities 'detain' robotic artist for 10 days over espionage fears

Egyptian authorities detained a robotic artist and her human handler for 10 days over fears that he was actually a sophisticated spying device.. → Read More

The Pixel 6's camera will feature larger image sensors and smarter photo editing AI

On Tuesday, Google executives explained what sorts of cameras and image capture systems the new handsets will offer when they go on sale October 28th.. → Read More

EPA announces plans to regulate cancer-causing 'forever chemicals'

The EPA on Monday announced a three-year roadmap for regulating PFAS chemicals which have been linked to cancer and thyroid disease.. → Read More

Hitting the Books: How Amazon's aggressive R&D push made it an e-commerce behemoth

In his latest book, The Exponential Age, author Azeem Azhar examines how the ever-increasing pace of technological progress is impacting, influencing — and often rebuilding — our social, political and economic mores from the ground up.. → Read More

Infiniti will offer CarPlay as a free upgrade to 'most' 2020 and 2021 models

Infiniti is offering to upgrade its 2020 and 2021 QX80, Q50, Q60 and Q60 SUV with Apple CarPlay capabilities for free through March 2022.. → Read More

Ford's Mach-E GT is an American muscle car for the 21st century

In which I finally discover what all the Mach-E fuss was about.. → Read More

Hitting the Books: How Los Angeles became a 'Freewaytopia'

In his latest book, Freewaytopia: How Freeways Shaped Los Angeles, author Paul Haddad takes readers on a whirlwind tour through the history and lore of Los Angeles' sprawling highway system.. → Read More

GM unveils a hands-free driving system that works in nearly all of the US and Canada

On Wednesday, GM unveiled its next-generation hands-free driving system — one that the company claims will work in "95 percent of all driving scenarios" — dubbed, Ultra Cruise.. → Read More

Samsung's digital car keys will soon be available on the Genesis GV60 in Korea

Hyundai revealed on Thursday that its upcoming GV60 crossover will be the first to work with Samsung's newfangled Digital Key — at least for GV60 owners living in Korea.. → Read More

Honda announces plans to build electric VTOLs and telepresence robots

Honda announced Thursday that it is working to develop, remote telepresence robots, electric VTOLs for short-hop commutes, and a fuel-cell driven power generation system for the lunar surface.. → Read More

GM's new software hub will update your next EV like a smartphone

To better manage the countless lines of code that power modern vehicles, GM announced on Wednesday that it has developed an end-to-end software platform, dubbed Ulfiti.. → Read More

Activision Blizzard settles its EEOC lawsuit with an $18 million payout

This is just one lawsuit facing the house of Call of Duty.. → Read More

Hitting the Books: How Bitcoin is somehow worth more than the paper it's printed on

In 'The Future of Money,' Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell University, Eswar S Prasad deftly examines how we collectively assign value to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and what that means for the economics of tomorrow.. → Read More

Chris Pratt and Charlie Day headline the Mario Bros. movie in 2022

There's a new Nintendo-sanctioned, animated Super Mario Bros. → Read More

Google's Android Automotive OS is coming to Honda cars in 2022

On Thursday, Google announced that it will be rolling out even more features and capabilities to drivers, whether they run Android Auto on their phones or directly through their cars.. → Read More

The Gitamini is a smaller, smarter "stuff" hauling bot.

Boston's Piaggio Fast Forward is set to release in October a smaller, more nimble iteration of its pedestrian-tracking cargo hauler robot, dubbed the Gitamni.. → Read More