California is finalising the rules needed to allow everyday use of self-driving cars. Photograph: The New York Times

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President Michael D Higgins addressing Google staff. He was presented with a sketch of the famous Google sign adapted with shamrocks, designed Limerick student Evan O’Sullivan Glynn for  Doodle for Google.

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Zombie-proof: Elon Musk with Tesla’s new Model X. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Space entrepreneur, electric car pioneer and all-round innovator Elon Musk has delivered the first of his firm’s new Model X SUVs. Living up to his im(...)

Porsche chief executive Matthias Mueller leaves the new electric powered Porsche Mission E

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The Brewbot: its specially-designed app includes a recipe platform that allows anyone to download or create a recipe so that they can brew a beer of any style

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Cyber security researchers have found six significant flaws in Tesla’s Model S

Cyber security researchers have found six significant flaws in Tesla’s Model S cars that could allow hackers to take control of the vehicles and ha(...)

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Best in class Mercedes-Benz S-Class It may well be a horrendous cliche to point out that the big Merc is the best car in the luxury class, (...)