Tesla’s long-promised pickup, the Cybertruck, is aimed directly at the best-selling vehicle in the United States: the Ford F-150. If the Blue Oval is scared, it’s not showing it. The Cybertruck overlaps with the F-150 in several key areas, but there are also many major differences between the two pickups that should keep them in separate corners of the market. We’re taking a look at how these two do-it-all vehicles compare in terms of design, technology, performance, and pricing. Keep in mind that Tesla won’t begin building the Cybertruck until 2021. It’s not currently in production, you can’t stroll down to your nearest Tesla store and take one for a test drive, so the comparison with the F-150 is largely hypothetical. Design and tech Shaped like something the ancient Egyptians would build to bury their pharaohs, the Cybertruck breaks all ties with Tesla’s current design language, and it looks like nothing else on the road. Whether you love it … [Read more...] about 2021 Tesla Cybertruck vs. 2019 Ford F-150
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Harry Parker: ‘I wanted to be seen as someone who could write, not a legless bloke who wrote a book’ Ex-soldier Harry Parker, who lost his legs in Afghanistan, has written a war novel with a difference “It’s quite a weird book, isn’t it?” suggests Harry Parker in his publisher’s office on a grey Tuesday morning. “Weird” may be overstating things, but Anatomy of a Soldier feels like a new take on the war novel. Following characters from both sides of an unnamed conflict, it’s told from the point of view of various inanimate objects (a bike, dog tags, a bag of fertiliser). The effect is both disorienting and captivating. Parker’s novel is grounded in grim personal reality. After serving in Iraq, a tour of Afghanistan came shuddering to a halt when the 32-year-old was wounded in the field, losing both legs. “I stepped on a bomb,” he says simply. It’s a fate that Tom Barnes, the central character, meets … [Read more...] about Meet the new faces of fiction for 2016
James Rollins has one foot planted firmly in science, the other in the unknown.Rollins has his doctorate in veterinary medicine, but when the bestselling author sits down to write, his signature is creating works grounded in history and scientific plausibility, yet still shrouded in mysticism — Think Michael Crichton by way of Dan Brown.In his newest novel, "The Eye of God" (William Morrow, June 25, 2013), a high-tech satellite crashes to Earth, creating a wrinkle in space-time. The satellite's final image is a time-displaced snapshot showing the entire U.S. East Coast in smoldering ruin. It's a tragedy that will happen … in four days.The frantic quest to avert the tragedy leads multiple teams of DARPA's SIGMA agents through the triads of Macau, underneath the Aral Sea, and into possession of the skull of Genghis Khan.And that's just the tip of the iceberg. The book also explores the shady world of bio-hacking, a real movement that merges biology and the hacker mindset with … [Read more...] about The Future of Bionic Humans: What’s Next in Bio-Hacking?