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APNewsBreak: Tesla in Autopilot sped up before Utah crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tesla that crashed while in Autopilot mode in Utah this month accelerated in the seconds before it smashed into a stopped firetruck, according to a police report obtained by The Associated Press Thursday. Two people were injured.<p>Data from the Model S electric vehicle show it …

Tesla

Elon Musk thinks you can crowdsource truth, but that’s not how the internet works

Putting reality up to a vote is no way to increase the public’s trust in the media<p>In the beginning, the reason for the internet’s existence was to connect people as vastly and as easily as possible. Its fatal flaw, perhaps, is that nobody thought about the horrible things people might do once those …

Internet

The Essential Phone 2 has reportedly been canceled

The company appears to be up for sale<p>Essential has canceled plans to develop a second phone and is exploring selling off the entire company, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. Much of the details remain up in the air. Talks of a sale sound like they aren’t very far along, and the report says that Essential …

Mobile

Jury sides with Apple in long-running Samsung patent case, awards $533M in damages

<b>Update #2</b>: Apple’s statement reads, “It is a fact that Samsung blatantly copied our design. We’re grateful to the jury for their service and are pleased they agree Samsung should pay for copying our products.”<p><b>Update</b>: An additional $5.3 million was awarded to Apple for Samsung’s infringement on two …

Judiciary

Tesla's Model 3: You're Going To Need A Bigger Parking Lot

Crazy Days & Crazy Nights<p>Given some of the wild Tesla (TSLA) conference calls, the bar for crazy days has most certainly been set very high. And yet, …

Tesla

Tesla: Investors Beware Elon Musk Media Attack

On Wednesday afternoon, Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk issued a series of tweets attacking journalists and the media. While he believes that coverage of …

Tesla

Apple Ignores Tesla, Instead Partners With Volkswagen

New York Times broke the story of the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Volkswagen (OTCPK:VLKAY) (OTCPK:VLKAF) partnership for the future of the automobile …

Tesla

Wear OS is in trouble, and only Google can save it

Android Wear seemed like the right product at the right time when Google announced it back in 2014. Smartwatches were just starting to take off with …

Wearable Tech

Elon Musk's Trump Derangement Syndrome

Just as Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes sought to embody Steve Jobs, Tesla CEO Elon Musk seems to be infused with Trump Derangement Syndrome — the current Oval Office Occupant’s skill at channeling paranoia and rage — and some public support — via Twitter.<p>As <i>Bloomberg</i> reported, Musk’s recent storm of …

Tesla

Is Tesla Dangerously Overhyping Autopilot's Abilities? Consumer Groups Think So

Crashes involving drivers using Tesla’s semi-automated Autopilot feature when those accidents occurred have spurred two consumer groups to call on U.S. regulators to investigate company claims about the technology they say are deceptive and contribute to a misunderstanding of its limitations.<p>In a …

Tesla

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Is Cracking Under Immense Stress and Investors Should Worry

<b>Elon, what are you doing?:</b> The feeling here in San Francisco, the tech capital of the U.S., on Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk is that he has kind of gone …

Tesla

Google didn’t pay for stock footage used in the Selfish Ledger video

Irony abounds as the great YouTube copyright enforcer is shown to have breached filmmaker’s copyright<p><i>The Selfish Ledger</i> is a troubling, near-future concept video produced within Google in late 2016, which we revealed on this website a week ago. It uses plenty of stock footage to illustrate its …

Compensation

My Tesla Broke Again! Most Unreliable Car Ever!

YouTube

Honda is working on affordable all-electric Fit-based car with biggest battery maker for global release

Honda is currently seen as lagging behind when it comes to electrification at this moment with very little electric vehicle efforts.<p>But the Japanese automaker is now reportedly working on an important new global electric vehicle program in partnership with CATL, China’s biggest battery …

Internal Combustion Engine

Elon Musk needs to chill out

Remember when an Uber executive said some crazy shit at a dinner party about tracking and digging up dirt on journalists? Yeah, that was a stupid thing to do. Now Tesla CEO Elon Musk is walking down that same path. Except he didn't say it at a private shindig where he thought the world wasn't …

Tesla

Consumer groups claim Tesla’s Autopilot feature is ‘misleading’ and ‘deceptive’

This past March, a Model X driving along a California highway careened into a highway divider whereupon the car’s battery pack caught on fire and …

Tesla

iPhone X's Face ID reviewed, six months later

A major shift in biometric security that enabled Apple to add an edge-to-edge display to the iPhone X, the introduction of Face ID as a replacement …

Mobile Technology

Apple Watch Dominates Cellular-Enabled Smartwatch Market

Apple Watch Series 3 models with LTE have dominated the cellular-enabled smartwatch market since they were released last September.<p>Specifically, the Apple Watch accounted for an estimated 59 percent of the worldwide cellular-enabled smartwatch market in the first quarter of 2018, according to data …

Smartwatches

5 reasons why Apple's new 7nm A12 chip could be the next's iPhone best feature

WWDC may be just around the corner, but once the iOS 12 dust clears all eyes will be on the next iPhone. With rumors suggesting three new models, …

Mobile Technology

Apple's new iPhones may have the first 7-nanometer chips

Apple's new chip for the next-gen iPhones is smaller than its predecessors -- it's also already in production, according to a new report by <i>Bloomberg</i>. Cupertino's manufacturing partner, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., has reportedly started mass producing the 7-nanometer chip that was …

IPhone 8

BMW's speedy, stylish EV chargers will spread across Europe

Who said EV chargers had to be plain and utilitarian? Not BMW. Its Designworks team has been tapped to create ultra-fast 350kW chargers for Ionity's Europe-wide network, and you might actually enjoy using them. They're designed to be "inviting" with a bright, simple look that revolves around a …

Electric Vehicles

Here’s why bartenders wear Apple Watch

If you’re not convinced you need an Apple Watch, you might be able to justify one if your job forbids you from checking your phone.<p>This makes the wearable particularly popular within the service industry, according to an informal survey of airline attendants, bartenders, waiters, baristas and TSA …

Apple Watch

Why Google IO 2018 squandered AI leadership to focus on copying Apple's innovations

Google appears to have a formidable lead in developing "smart services," including intelligent search, voice assistance, map routing, imaging and …

Mobile

Tesla: Would An Annual Profit Be Good For Shareholders?

A lot of attention and press has been given to the tweet Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla (TSLA), sent out on April 13, 2018.<p><i>The Economist used to be boring,</i> …

Tesla

Stop Comparing Elon Musk To Steve Jobs (Podcast)

The comparisons between Tesla's (TSLA) Elon Musk and Apple's (AAPL) Steve Jobs need to stop. In this podcast, I make my case as to why I don’t …

Tesla

Tesla Performs Magic

<b>Investment Thesis</b><p>Tesla (TSLA) is widely known by many in the investment community; with so many different analysts having wide ranging opinions on …

Tesla

Pres. Tump carries an iPhone just for Twitter

Possibly everyone on Earth knows that Pres. Trump uses Twitter, but you might not know that his many tweets are coming from an iPhone. The President actually has at least two: one that’s just for Twitter, and one or more others only for voice calls.<p>While Apple makes devices that are unusually hard …

Donald Trump

Monthly Update for April 2018 - 2017 Tesla Model 3 Long-Term Road Test

Tesla Model 3

Consumer Reports, Edmunds observe significant problems with Tesla Model 3 test cars

The Tesla Model 3 has finally been making its way into the eager hands of owners, and since Tesla hasn't been providing test vehicles to the press …

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Semi: It's Climate Change, Stupid

Tesla investors are worried about the company's cash flow. To avoid running out of cash, Musk is working to speed up delivery of Model 3s. Hoping …

Trucks