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The Tesla Model S Is Being Tested And Rubber-Stamped In Australia Right Now

The countdown to the Tesla Model S being released in Australia is excruciating. It’s not far off, though — we’ve had it confirmed by a few sources that a single Model S is in Australia at the moment, and it’s undergoing official certification for local sales.


Mark Webber's Le Mans Porsche 919 Hybrid Sounds Amazing

Porsche is back in Le Mans competition this year, and it has a brand new car to compete with. The 919 Hybrid combines a highly turbocharged two-litre four-cylinder with energy recovery and a battery-based electric electric motor driving the racer’s front wheels under acceleration. The entire super-compact, super-light prototype chassis should be a proper competitor for Audi’s barnstorming turbodiesel R18 e-Tron, and no matter how it performs, it sounds amazing.


This 'Canoe Car' Wants To Revolutionise Your Urban Commute

Fewer commuters are getting to work by car these days, especially in densely populated cities. But riding the bus or a bike isn’t for everybody, and for those commuters that want the conveniences of a car without the hefty fuel fees, there’s the canoe-inspired hybrid electric tricycle.


Watch The McLaren P1's Hypnotising Wind Tunnel Tests

One of the most crucial factors in making a fast car is considering how much down-force the car has. Down-force describes the way air interacts with the aerodynamic design of the car to keep it onto the road. That way, the tyres are always firmly planted to deliver you the best possible acceleration and handling. The McLaren P1 is one such car for which downforce is crucial, but how does it all work? Take a look at how air sculpts these insane hypercars.


Boeing's Concept SUGAR Plane Plugs In Like A Prius

In November of 2011, American commercial airlines consumed 1.83 million litres of fuel — every day — and paid a total of $US49.8 billion that month to do so. And with increasingly tight operating budgets, fuel efficiency has quickly become a primary concern for the airlines. Boeing thinks one possible solution is its new plug-in hybrid jet concept that burns 70 per cent less gas per flight with the help of local power grid.


The Next Wave: Convertible, Touchscreen Ultrabooks And Tablets

Over the next few weeks, you’re going to hear a lot of noise about hybrid laptop/tablets and touchscreen ultrabooks running Windows 8. So what will your next portable computer be? Let’s take a look at what’s coming soon from big brands like Sony, Samsung, Asus, Acer, Toshiba, Dell, HP and Lenovo…


Toshiba Windows 8 Hybrid Laptop Hands-On: Better Than Expected

Toshiba is turning heads with its new Satellite U925T, a 12.5-inch Windows 8 hybrid laptop/tablet. It has the same design as the weird but endearing U845W ultrabook, although it’s not a super-wide 21:9 ratio.


Toyota Hybrid Camry 2012 Hands-On

Toyota held its launch for the 2012 Hybrid Camry range late last week, and Giz travelled down to Broadford Raceway to check out its flagship Hybrid vehicle.


Toyota Prius Hacked Into An Energy Generating Roller Coaster

You might ask why someone would want to turn a perfectly good Toyota Prius into a roller coaster that moves at a mere 15mph. I ask why not?


Because Watching These Ball Shaped Objects Bounce And Break Is Beautiful

GE is trying to explain the breakthrough of capturing lost energy and something called dynamic braking. I would care, but watching an egg, christmas ornament, water balloon, and watermelon fall in succession (and slow motion!) has me mesmerised. It’s…beautiful. Watch it.