Amazon’s drone fleet is late to deliver

Photo by Peter Endig/picture alliance via Getty Images The company that made 2-day shipping famous is not known for its delays. But Prime Air —...
Michael Waters • June 10, 2020

What to expect as New York City begins to reopen

Today is a big milestone for the Big Apple: New York City is beginning the first phase of its reopening. Here’s what you should know The...
Nick DeSantis • June 8, 2020

The big NASA x SpaceX collab is going to be out of this world

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images Even a pandemic can’t bring NASA down: On Wednesday, the space agency will team up with SpaceX for the first-ever...
Michael Waters • May 25, 2020

Owning Elon Musk’s old phone number is a real headache

Photo: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Other than Grimes and, er, X Æ A-12, no one bears the brunt of Elon Musk’s controversies as...
Michael Waters • May 22, 2020

The training wheels are off: Americans want to cycle to work now

I hope you like turquoise, because if you’re trying to buy a bike nowadays, that’s the best color you’re going to get. As Americans rethink...
Michael Waters • May 20, 2020

The car wax industry is losing its sheen

Photo by Barry James Gilmour/Fairfax Media via Getty Images Car wax merchants are facing a looming crisis: Young people just aren’t getting their buff on...
Michael Waters • May 19, 2020

Scooter companies hope for a 2-wheeled revival — if they can survive long enough

With more states easing up on lockdown restrictions, city-dwelling consumers who leave their quaran-caves after weeks in isolation have a few questions to answer: Can...
Nick DeSantis • May 18, 2020

An IPO in this economy? A used-car dealer is revving up for its big debut

(Photo by Steven Miric/Construction Photography/Avalon/Getty Images) Car sales might be at record lows right now, but Vroom — a digital used-car marketplace — filed …
Michael Waters • May 12, 2020

This tween auto heist is shaking up the crime world

While most non-essential workers were moping around their homes, a group of kids pulled off the heist of the season. Over the last month and...
Michael Waters • May 5, 2020

This squadron of planes flies nightly missions to deliver your lab tests

Photo: Quest Diagnostics The coronavirus pandemic left most planes stuck on the runway, but it made missions even more critical for one company’s fleet: the...
Nick DeSantis • May 1, 2020

In the pandemic era, can #vanlife go on? It depends on your rig

How do you shelter in place when your home’s a van? The answer might seem simple — just keep it in park? — but widespread...
Mia Sullivan • April 24, 2020

The pandemic makes room on the roads for a record-breaking Cannonball run

The goal of the stunt is simple: Fire up your engine at the Red Ball Garage in midtown Manhattan and burn rubber to the...
Nick DeSantis • April 14, 2020

Robots take contact-free delivery to the next level

Photo: Elvert Barnes / Flickr Let’s get ready to Roomba! Tech companies have spent the past several years developing task masters to take on the drudgery...
Caroline Dohack • April 13, 2020

GE sells off its rail unit for $11B as it looks to fund a revamp

General Electric has agreed to sell its century-old railroad business to Wabtec for around $11B. According to Axios, GE will receive $2B in cash and...
Wes Schlagenhauf • May 22, 2018

Qatar pays to keep DC’s Metro running an hour later for the Capitals hockey game

Totally lost? We’ll catch you up. See, Washington DC’s hockey team, the Capitals, are in the NHL playoffs this week, and last night they played...
Lindsey Quinn • May 18, 2018

Buskreig Bop: German bus company Flixbus to take on Greyhound and Megabus in the US

Flixbus, a German bus company that bills itself as “Europe’s #1 long-distance mobility provider,” has taken over 90% of the coach bus market in...
Lindsey Quinn • May 11, 2018

Dyson is getting into the electric car game

Yep, the vacuum brand of the future is jumping hose-first into sustainable transportation. Described as “radical and different” by the company’s founder, Sir James Dyson,...
Wes Schlagenhauf • September 27, 2017

Uber wants employees to be “perf”

Following a string of PR nightmares (most recently firing Senior VP of Engineering Amit Singhal after he failed to disclose sexual harassment allegations from...
The Hustle • February 28, 2017

JetSmarter wants to be the “Uber of private jets”

But, Uber also wants to be the “them” of private jets. Awkward. Cliche comparisons aside, JetSmarter just raised $105M from high profile investors Jay-Z and...
The Hustle • December 13, 2016

Self-Driving Car Employees Are Worth About $10m… Each

When Uber bought Otto for $700m last month, people viewed it mainly as a “talent acquisition,” meaning the Ube was interested in bringing on...
The Hustle • September 19, 2016

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