The Network Inside Tesla's Model S Is Just Like The One in Your House

The Tesla car company isn't shy about breaking from automotive standard practice, building fast, near-silent, sleek electric cars in a world where most vehicles still sip dinosaur juice. So it probably shouldn't surprise you to learn that the complex electronic infrastructure supporting the car's many sensors and… » 4/04/14 2:54pm 4/04/14 2:54pm

App-Connected Hypercar Is a 280 MPH Smartphone Accessory

The race to make the world's fastest production car has turned into an all-out war, and as our pals at Jalopnik report, the viciously bonkers gearheads at Koenigsegg are readying a jaw-dropping juggernaut. It's got all the mind-blowing stuff you'd expect: well over one thousand horsepower, a theoretical top speed of… » 2/28/14 12:36pm 2/28/14 12:36pm

Parts of New York City Are Built on the Ruins of English Cathedrals

Last week, Jalopnik's Michael Ballaban posted about what is easily one of my favorite urban stories of all time, which is that parts of Manhattan are actually built on the wartime ruins of English towns—churches, homes, pubs, libraries, shops, and businesses—all shipped to the U.S. as ballast during World War II. » 12/23/13 11:00am 12/23/13 11:00am