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Elon Musk shares new Tesla Model 3 details

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is known for short bursts of activity on Twitter, oftentimes answering fans and reporters questions on the social media platform.<p>On Friday, as Musk was on a flight to Cape Canaveral—presumably to attend to business related to SpaceX, the aerospace company he also runs—the …

Elon Musk

Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss are the latest fashion brands to announce Android Wear watches

Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger are the latest fashion companies to announce their own Android Wear 2.0 watches at Baselworld 2017. The news continues the trend we’ve been seeing of fashion brands stepping up to fill the gaps in the wearables market caused by an absence of new models from established …

Wearable Tech

Elon Musk teases 'Model Y,' says it's coming in a few years

For Tesla fans, the company's next highly anticipated electric car — the Model 3, slated for release later this year — can't come soon enough.<p>But CEO Elon Musk is already thinking about the next model. Musk being, well, <i>Musk</i>, teased a "Model Y" on Twitter.<p>"Model Y is coming too in a few years," Musk …

Elon Musk

Misfit Vapor replaces proprietary OS with Android Wear 2.0, launching ‘late summer’ at $199

Despite failing to get first-wave smartwatches off the ground and stalling Android Wear 2.0, losing a key hardware partner in the process, Google …

Wearable Tech

New Guess Connect Android Wear watches announced in two sizes with lots of gold

More fashion names are getting into the Android Wear world.<p>You may have forgotten by now that Guess actually had Android Wear watches, but it's …

Wearable Tech

Tesla Model 3 will give ‘superhuman’ safety to driver and be ’10x safer than current cars’, says Tesla analyst Adam Jonas

Even though Tesla CEO Elon Musk already announced that the company aims for the Model 3 to score 5 stars in every safety category, Morgan Stanley’s Tesla analyst Adam Jonas says that the vehicle’s safety could be an underrated feature that will give the vehicle a competitive edge.<p>Jonas sent a new …

Tesla

Solar-powered 'skin' could make fake limbs more real

In a bid to advance the development of lifelike prosthetics, researchers turn to the sun's rays to power sensors that allow electronic skin to mimic the human kind.<p>Many people try to stay out of the sun. But if a new type of solar-powered electronic skin makes its way onto prosthetics, wearers will …

Cyborgs

The Art of the Pitch

<i>Vitaly M. Golomb leads global investments at HP Tech Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Silicon Valley’s original startup and is the author of Accelerated Startup, a book about ramping up your business. Below is a fascinating excerpt from the book about Golomb’s favorite thing: pitching.</i><p>If …

Entrepreneurship

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies starts building its first full-size passenger pod

In the world of Hyperloop, the race is on to see who can produce the first viable commercial system. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies on Tuesday announced a key move in its own progress toward that goal: It has begun construction on its first full-scale passenger capsule, to be completed and …

Hyperloop

The Next Mobile Computing Platform: A Pair Of Sunglasses

<b>Within the next several years, wearable, lightweight smartglasses will replace your smartphone, your monitor, even your television.</b><p>Osterhout Design Group (ODG), just raised 58 Million dollars to turn its successful R-7 Head Mounted Displays (HMDs) for enterprise into a $1,000 consumer product (the …

Augmented Reality

Tesla's P100D sets new real-world quarter-mile record [Updated]

When I was a kid, a four-door car was considered a grocery-getter. Now, they’re running 10-second quarter-miles.<p>Tesla’s Model S P100D is a fast car. It’s fast enough, in fact, to have run a 10.726-second quarter mile, the fastest of any stock production electric car — or any four-door sedan for …

Tesla

Google Glass Didn't Disappear. You Can Find It On The Factory Floor

Remember Google Glass?<p>They're the headsets that look like regular glasses but have a small computer on the side to speak to and access the Internet. If that's not ringing a bell, it could be because Google Glass fizzled out and was discontinued in the consumer market.<p>But now, it's getting a second …

Google Glass

Airbnb launches Trips in yet another Asian city

Airbnb has launched its Trips platform in India starting with the national capital of Delhi. With this, the service has now expanded to five Asian cities, the others being Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore and Bangkok.<p>Trips is a feature within the Airbnb app that allows users to locate and book local tours …

Airbnb

Guess' Android Wear smartwatch is classically styled

Guess, the fashion brand that's perfect for annoying people when they ask what you're wearing, is launching a new smartwatch. This time, however, the company is going all-in on Android Wear 2.0 with the Guess Connect. The timepiece comes packing Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and comes …

Wearable Tech

Y Combinator has a new AI track, and wants startups building ‘robot factory’ tech to apply

Y Combinator Partner Daniel Gross today announced that the accelerator-turned-venture-fund will offer its first “vertical” track exclusively for AI startups. YC gathers founders from different industries together in each investment cycle. The organization hosts interdisciplinary demo days and …

Startups

Tesla to stop selling its least-expensive car

BTW<p>Tesla will no longer offer its cheapest model after April 16.<p>According to Electrek, the Tesla Model S 60 and 60D, which started at $68,000 and …

Tesla

The ousted co-founder of Hyperloop One launched a rival startup — and it plans to build a Hyperloop in just 3 years

• <b>Brogan BamBrogan, the former co-founder and CTO of Hyperloop One, sued the startup with three other former employees in 2016, claiming executives misused funds and violated California labor code, among other things.</b>• <b><br>After the lawsuit was settled in November 2016, BamBrogan and the former employees</b> …

Hyperloop

The Montblanc Summit is another luxury Android Wear watch, starting at $890

Tag Heuer recently announced a new absurdly-expensive Android Wear watch, the Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 (that's a mouthful). Now Montblanc, a …

Watches

What the Kaggle acquisition by Google means for crowdsourcing

In 2011 I got a phone call from an Australian founder, Anthony Goldbloom, who wanted to hear my story and opinion regarding the competition space and crowdsourcing platforms.<p>At the time, I was running and growing OmniCompete, which was a London-based crowdsourcing competition platform focusing on …

Innovation

Visa bellyflops into the wearables space with payment-enabled sunglasses

Ever wonder how you might make the world a better place if money wasn’t an object? The best Visa could come up with is a pair of sunglasses equipped with an NFC chip that lets you make contactless payments in stores.<p>The company unveiled a prototype that pairs with a prepaid card at SXSW earlier …

Sunglasses

TAG Heuer teases its next Android Wear device ahead of March 14th unveiling

Last year’s price ceiling on Android Wear was set by the TAG Heuer Connected, a $1,500 watch and we never really expected to see a sequel. However, earlier this year, the company confirmed that it was indeed launching a second generation, and now we’re getting our first teaser for the device…<p>Amazon …

Watches

Google and Levi’s connected smart jacket will come out this fall and costs around $350

A delayed product is better than no product<p>The connected denim smart jacket made in partnership between Levi’s and Google’s ATAP division now has a price tag, but its release date has been pushed from this spring to the fall. The jacket, which will cost around $350 when it goes on sale, is the …

Wearable Tech

Elon Musk makes a bet to fix a state's energy woes in 100 days, or it's free

Now we <i>know</i> Elon Musk is a betting man.<p>Yesterday, Tesla's Vice President for energy products Lyndon Rive (who is Musk's cousin) said the company could build enough battery storage capacity with its Powerwall 2, to solve lingering energy supply concerns in the state of South Australia, within 100 …

Elon Musk

A very confident Tesla launches the new Powerwall 2 in Australia

Elon Musk's home battery is returning to Australia for a second round.<p>The new Powerwall 2 has about double the capacity of Tesla's original Powerwall, and will roll out from April. Vice President for energy products at Tesla Lyndon Rive, who incidentally is Musk's cousin, was in Melbourne Thursday …

Elon Musk

Tesla opens 'Project Loveday' contest for fan-made ads

Tesla has refused to do traditional advertising for its electric vehicles, instead relying on PR and its reputation for innovation. Some fans love the cars so much that they've gone ahead and made advertisements for the company, inspiring a letter from "green" fan Bria asking Elon Musk to run a …

Elon Musk

Six Types of Other People's Money (OPM) for Real Estate Investing

Written by Robert Kiyosaki | Tuesday, February 7, 2017<p>Read time:<p>Put OPM to work for you<p>In my blog post, "Why Debt Infinitely Trumps Savings," I …

Smart condom i-Con will rate your sexual performance

A British company claims to have created the world’s first “smart condom” which rates blokes performances and helps detects STIs.<p>The i-Con Smart Condom is like a FitBit, but for your penis.<p>It provides all the statistics men need to assess their sexual prowess.<p>Data includes duration of intercourse, …

Condoms

Ad-averse Tesla will run a fan-made commercial

Tesla doesn't need to advertise -- based on a slick presentation, its overall rep and Elon Musk's 7.5 million strong Twitter account, it notched 400,000 pre-orders Model 3 electric cars without anyone even taking a test drive. However, a fifth-grader named Bria noticed that despite the lack of ads, …

Tesla

No, wearables aren't dead, although Fitbit could use a boost

With the downfall of Pebble late last year, it looked like the wearables market could be in trouble.<p>Nope. It hit an all-time high with 33.9 million units shipped in the fourth quarter of 2016, growing 16.9 percent year over year, according to the latest data from analytics firm IDC.<p>The report …

Wearable Tech

Hyperloop One begins initial talks with the Indian government

Hyperloop One's high-speed transportation solution could reach India in the near future. That's the plan, at least.<p>Hyperloop One executives, including CEO Rob Lloyd and chief chairman Shervin Pishevar spent three hours in a room packed of Indian government officials and journalists on Tuesday. …

Hyperloop