Trying Out the New Fitbit Flex 2

The original Flex launched Fitbit as a household wearable, and the Fitbit Flex 2 is poised to put Fitbit back on top once again.

Fun with Physics in the Lamborghini’s Advanced Composite Laboratory

A young man wearing a black lab coat with “Prototipi” on the back and a raging bull over the heart is enthusiastically talking about the history of carbon fiber. Behind him a machine flexes a honeycomb panel almost 4 inches before the panel cracks like a gunshot, fracturing but not quite breaking in half. My…

A Brief History of Autonomous Vehicles

Late last year, I had the opportunity to do a long-form piece on the history of driverless vehicles for Encyclopedia Britannica. It’s been an honor to work on the piece and to have it show up in their 2016 Book of the Year. You can read it online here. If you want to seem more…

Car Tech: Driving a Baby Supercar the McLaren 570S

  I sent my mom a photo of the grey, alien-looking sports car hunkered low in my driveway. “What is THAT?” She typed back. “McLaren 570S,” I thumbed at the screen, followed by an elaborate string of emoticons. The truth is there probably aren’t enough emoticons in the entirety of the Internet to embody just…