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Tesla cars can officially drive themselves -- someday (The 3:59, Ep. 127)

Tesla, Nintendo, LeEco, oh my. We discuss three companies hyping new ideas for familiar technology and wonder whether anyone is buying the pitch.

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From here on out, all Tesla models will have the hardware they need for full autonomy.

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Get your motor running.

Releasing a video of a completely hands-free commute, Tesla has announced that all its electric car models will now include the hardware necessary to be completely driverless.

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But don't expect your car to drop you off and park itself anytime soon. Elon Musk's company said that full self-driving Autopilot won't be available until it has undergone millions of miles of road testing. And like Google, Ford and everyone else developing driverless vehicles, Tesla must wait for government regulators to figure out what's legal on the road.

Also on this podcast, we chat about the Nintendo Switch, a device that can transform from handheld and tablet gaming on the go into a console experience on a TV. We also discuss LeEco, a Chinese company launching itself in the US as a Netflix, Apple and, yes, Tesla all rolled into one.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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Tesla's self-driving car is coming faster than you think (The 3:59, Ep. 127)

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