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Second Apple engineer accused of stealing self-driving car tech secrets for China

Following an accusation last July against an ex-Apple engineer, the FBI has arrested a second Apple employee after he allegedly tried to steal self-driving car technology secrets and leave the country. The employee is Jizhong Chen, and according to a CNBC report on Wednesday, the FBI arrested him one day before he was scheduled to leave for China. Apple reportedly began investigating Chen when another employee said he or she witnessed him taking photos in a secretive area. Chen then allowed Apple Global Security to search his laptop, where they…

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Two-door SCG Boot off-roader due in May, four-door coming next year for $287,500

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, the American racing team and sports car builder, is shifting its focus with its next vehicle. It’s called the Boot and it takes its inspiration from the original Baja Boot that GM engineer and hot rodder Vic Hickey designed for the inaugural Baja 1000 in 1967. While that vehicle looked more like a dune buggy, this one is an off-road SUV that will launch this year as a 2020 model. SCG announced the pricing and availability on Facebook on Wednesday, and showed images of a four-door model,…

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1990 Chevy Corvette ZR-1, 2020 Subaru Legacy, 2019 Dodge Challenger: This Week’s Top Photos

The Sublime green paint color hasn’t been seen since 2015, but has returned for the 2019 Dodge Challenger and Charger. The retro exterior color will sear the retinas with its bright hue, and joins other “high impact” colors such as B5 Blue, Go Mango, F8 Green, Plum Crazy, and TorRed. 2019 Audi Q8, Park City to Telluride We slid behind the wheel of the 2019 Audi Q8 and found it to shine in the German automaker’s lineup as brightly as its myriad of LEDs. The bleeding-edge matrix lighting and dancing…

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What’s true and what’s false about California’s exhaust noise law

The automotive world gave a stir this month when some California motorists began getting fined for having an exhaust system that was too loud. Rumors about the law and its effect on the sale of aftermarket exhausts worried some in the industry, but the Special Equipment Market Association — better known as SEMA — is working to assuage some of the concerns. In a news release, the organization said the law concerning exhaust noise louder than 95 decibels was put into place in May of 1998, meaning it has been…

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