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GM delivers first Chevrolet Bolts, sparking electric car price race

General Motors says first units handed over to customers in Fremont, California, where rival Tesla is scheduled to start producing budget Model 3 in 2017<p>General Motors has delivered its first Chevrolet Bolt electric cars to three customers in Fremont, California, home to rival electric automaker …

General Motors

Google has reportedly stopped developing its own self-driving car

Google has reportedly shelved its long-standing plan to develop its own autonomous vehicle in favor of pursuing partnerships with existing car makers.<p>The Information reports that Google’s self-driving car unit — known internally as Chauffeur — is working with established automotive names to develop …

Tableau Cozies Up to Amazon Cloud

It’s not a huge surprise that business software maker Tableau, now led by former Amazon executive Adam Selipsky, is putting the online version of its …

A Startup Makes It Easier To Pay For Your Pot And Other Small Business Tech Stories This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Microsoft introduces a CRM tool for small businesses.</b><p>Called the Outlook Customer Manager, the application will be included as part of Microsoft Office 365 Business Edition and …

Microsoft now lets you easily use Kinect as a webcam

Microsoft today announced a few updates related to its Kinect sensor.<p>For one thing, the company said that it has followed through on its promise to expose RGB, depth, and infrared data from the Kinect for third-party Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications to use, with the launch of a new …

Windows 10

Google Play Store now detects and filters fraudulent app installs

Google today said that it’s launching enhanced systems for identifying and preventing fraudulent app installs that could otherwise affect app rankings on the Google Play Store.<p>Google obviously knows a thing or two about search rankings. The Play Store, full of mobile apps for Android devices, …

Why a New York restaurateur is arming employees with Apple Watches

ShakeShack founder has announced that the managers and sommeliers at his new Union Square Cafe 2.0 eatery will wear devices to take better care of diners<p>Danny Meyer, the keeper of the golden flame of hospitality, did the unthinkable this week. He invited even more digital screens into his dining …

Hospitality

Rolls-Royce Introduces a Lookbook for Its 2017 Spring/Summer Line of Fashion-Inspired Vehicles

For its “Dawn – Inspired by Fashion” line.<p>Luxury carmaker Rolls-Royce is taking a page out of the fashion book with its latest “Dawn — Inspired by …

Rolls-Royce

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Experience Happiness

<i>This article was previously published on Prevent Disease.com and written by Dr. Marianna Pochelli.</i><p>Too much research has been devoted to the science …

Nintendo won’t sell Switch at a loss; plans to ship 2 million units in March

Nintendo didn’t give any more details about how the Switch will work or what games will debut alongside it, but the publisher provided some goals for the system as part of its most recent quarterly financial report.<p>Tatsumi Kimishima, Nintendo chief executive officer, says the company plans to ship …

Tesla and Panasonic will make solar cells in Buffalo if SolarCity deal succeeds

Tesla and Panasonic have agreed to begin production of photovoltaic (PV) cells for use in solar power home installations that works with Tesla’s Powerwall and Powerpack solar storage products. The arrangement is non-binding at this stage, however, and will depend on the Tesla acquisition of …

Apple Abandons Car Plans 'For Now,' Sets Late 2017 Deadline to Decide Fate of Self-Driving System

Apple has given its automotive team a late 2017 deadline to "prove the feasibility" of its self-driving car system, and decide on a final direction for the platform, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>.<p>Apple's ambitions no longer include building its own car "for now," but it could return to developing its own …

Apple

Google launches Firebase Cloud Messaging for the web

Google is announcing today that it’s introducing web support for Firebase Cloud Messaging, a service that lets developers send push notifications for their applications to end users’ devices. This move provides greater choice to Firebase customers — until now, it was only possible to send push …

For Tesla, Electric Car Sales Explode In All The Wrong Places

More than 2 million electric vehicles may be on the world’s roads by the end of 2016, writes the Guardian, citing data from the electric vehicle world database EV Volumes. That should be good news for electric carmaker Tesla. It is not. A closer look at the data shows that most of the growth comes …

Electric Vehicles

Amazon changes some users’ passwords following leak

Amazon today sent some of its users an email informing them that it has changed their passwords. The e-retail giant made the move after discovering a list of email addresses and passwords that had been published online and suspecting that some of its users’ credentials were on that list, given that …

Information Systems

Bye-bye batteries? MIT's new power sponge could hold key to electric cars

A new non-carbon material could lead the way to supercapacitors that challenge batteries for capacity but with far superior output.<p>MIT researchers …

Everything you need to know from Google’s Pixel event

Google unveiled a gaggle of new products and services today at its event in San Francisco. The company was all about making things easy and seamless, so we thought we’d do the same. Here’s all the stuff you need to know, in one place.<p>CEO Sundar Pichai came out first to set the stage, touting the …

WhatsApp's camera update 'borrows' heavily from Snapchat

Facebook properties copying Snapchat features is nothing new. Instagram and Messenger copied Snapchat’s ‘Stories’ feature, so it only seems appropriate that Facebook-owned WhatsApp would completely snag its photo interface.<p>The new features allow users to add emoji, drawn on images and video, or add …

How Entrepreneurs Can Stop Helicopter Parenting

No one wants an employee that comes with parental follow up. Here's how to stop it.<p>Millennials have a bad rep, largely because their parents have over-scheduled, over-coddled, and fought every battle that the Millennial should have fought themselves. An over generalization? Sure. But, this doesn't …

Entrepreneurship

[Update: APK Download] Facebook releases Messenger Lite, a cut-down version of Messenger for emerging markets

Facebook Lite was released early last year, and it's pretty good - it takes up less space than the regular Facebook app and consumes much less data. …

Emerging Markets

What happens when a Tesla Model S hits 200,000 miles?

Back in the day, if a car reached 100,000 miles it was probably a reliable sign that it was time to trade it in and get a new vehicle. These days, …

Electric Vehicles

Electric Dragster Sets Land Speed Record at 341 Mph

With two 1,500-horsepower electric motors, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet can fly on the salt flats.<p>This Monday out on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah, an electric vehicle broke the land speed record for EVs with a two-way average speed of 341 mph. The vehicle, called the Venturi Buckeye Bullet-3, or …

BMW's Electric C Evolution Is (Kinda) the i3 of Scooters, Will Come to the U.S.

It uses the same sort of batteries as the i3.<p>In addition to its new 3-Series GT and longer-range i3, BMW is showing its new C Evolution electric scooter from its Motorrad cycle division at the 2016 Paris auto show. It's fair to consider the C Evolution as the i3 of scooters, not only because of its …

The Discrimination In College Admissions Nobody Is Talking About

Amalia Halikias and Lanya Olmstead share something in common. They are both Ivy League graduates. They are both half Asian. And they both opted to identify as the other half of their ethnicity when applying to college–white.<p>For the past few decades, Asian Americans have developed a conviction that …

RIP combustion engine supercars, an electric 7-seat sedan is now wiping the pavement with petroleum’s remnants

When you send a vehicle which can hold 7 passengers comfortably with their luggage along the road from 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, you are turning the supercar world upside down. When you do it in an EV, you know the world has changed.<p>DragTimes raced a Lamborghini Huracan, a $200,000 2-seat supercar …

Elon Musk starts rolling out the Tesla Autopilot update

As US officials continue to investigate the fatal crash involving a semi-autonomous Tesla, the firm's CEO Elon Musk has started rolling out …

Samsung goes official with Note 7 recall, feds urging customers to stop using devices

Samsung’s recall of the Galaxy Note 7 started off as something relatively minor, but over the past several days, things have continued to escalate. With more reports of exploding devices every day and customers still not knowing about the recall, Samsung came under fire (pun intended) about how it …

Customers

Comment on The 21st Century Is a Wild Time to Be Alive by Kamendra Kishore Verma

I did few right things in my life. The best among them is that I did not take up job in India after my retirement from Indian Air Force in 2005.The …

Man claims his Galaxy Note 7 blew up and set his car on fire

Following numerous reports of exploding batteries, Samsung might have a huge Galaxy Note 7 emergency on its hands as a man from Florida claims his phone blew up, setting his car on fire.<p>According to a report from FOX 13 News, the incident took place this Monday shortly after Nathan Dornacher and …

Galaxy Note