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Fisker claims solid-state battery ‘breakthrough’ for electric cars with ‘500 miles range and 1 min charging’

When Henrik Fisker relaunched its electric car startup last year, he announced that their first car will be powered by a new graphene-based hybrid supercapacitor technology, but he later announced that they put those plans on the backburner and instead will use more traditional li-ion batteries.<p>Now …

Electric Vehicles

11 Things Tourists Should Never Do in Paris, Ever

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It

The lessons learned from this book do not have an expiration date, and can travel with you along your leadership journey.<p>In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies …

Leadership

How to Create Content That People Actually Want to Read

It's easier than you think.<p>I'm on a mission to stop people from writing boring things. The internet is already full of politics, sensationalism, and click bait.<p>The last thing we all need is something that nobody wants to read.<p>Even if you're not a writer, it's possible to write something that other …

Writing

Volvo has a new baby SUV that might make Tesla worried

Volvo has fully embraced the next generation of car technology. It’s committed to producing no gas-only cars after 2018, its self-driving tech is …

Life with Tesla Model S: assessing my new 100D vs old 2013 electric car

About two years ago, under the influence of an eager Tesla representative, I briefly considered trading in my trusty 2013 Tesla Model S 85 for a new …

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

How to make a great first impression -- and a great lasting impression.<p>There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no substance beneath the surface glow.<p>Being genuinely …

Self-improvement

The car is dead, long live the car, thanks to Tesla

Established carmakers may scoff at Elon Musk’s firm, but like Apple and the iPhone, it heralds a massive shake-up of the auto industry<p>Two interesting things happened last week. One was Tesla’s delivery of the first batch of its Model 3, the company’s first “affordable” car. (If you think $35,000, …

Elon Musk

Opinion: 9 books about financial markets you really should read

Earlier this week I wrote (again) about the importance of understanding financial market history. This prompted a few people to ask for some of my …

Learn how to start your own business with these online courses

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

One of Google's former senior execs said 'if you truly care about great photography, you own an iPhone'

However, in response to a comment that claimed that Samsung's Galaxy S8 has an even better camera, Gundotra claimed that, in his opinion, this is not the case — and, most notably, that Android is the problem.<p>According to Gundotra, the open source nature of Google's system makes it difficult to …

Google Photos

Tesla’s Model 3 Is Making Electric Vehicles Successful Even Before Its Launch

The Model 3, Tesla's long-awaited mass-market electric vehicle, launches Friday to what will no doubt be significant fanfare. The unveiling isn't …

The Next Frontier Of B2B Sales Is Predictive Analytics

You don’t need to be a certified data scientist to see that data is playing a critical role in transforming businesses across every industry and niche in 2017. But beneath all this growth you can definitely find one particular concept: predictive analytics.<p>When you look at predictive analytics, …

Big Data

These 5 Skills Are What It Takes to Become a CEO (And Stay There)

Eyeing the C-Suite? You need to build these muscles.<p>I have had a few C's on my resume over the years: CFO, CEO, and even Chairman of the Board. From that perch, I have observed many capable middle and senior managers seek the "corner office" by demonstrating their management abilities, but without …

Leadership

6 Simple Ways to Instantly Improve Your Self-Esteem

You don't need to spend cash to get a better picture of your value to the world.<p>Indulging in a massage, getting your nails done, going on a trip, noshing on a little chocolate--they're all common suggestions for giving yourself a pick-me-up. But as wonderful as those experiences are, none of them …

Self-help

Tesla is ‘more than a car company but at the nexus of shared, autonomous and electric transportation’, says investors

Over the past few months, Tesla’s valuation surged past Ford and GM and it surged again to new highs over the past two days.<p>Morgan Stanley explained in a new note today that investors are now not only looking at Tesla as a simple automaker but as a tech company “at the nexus of shared, autonomous …

7 leader mistakes that make everyone miserable

From Enron to Volkswagen, we’ve watched in horror as leaders who lack integrity have destroyed businesses time and again. But the real tragedy …

Tesla’s solar roof gets new competitor in Forward Labs

The startup claims its product offers higher energy production and lower cost<p>While Tesla’s gearing up to ship its first batch of solar-panels-that-look-just-like-normal-roofs, other companies are venturing into the fray. One such startup, the Palo Alto, CA-based Forward Labs, is now accepting …

Scientists invent graphene paint that makes your house super efficient

Graphene – the strongest material known to science – is used to create everything from condoms to night-vision contact lenses. Now, thanks to the …

8 Things Successful People Do Every Day That Most People Ignore

Success is powered by the habits that most people don't even notice.<p>During the four-year process of starting and scaling SkyBell, I have had the pleasure of meeting some remarkably successful people. Whether it's a potential investor or the CEO of a company with which we could become partners, I'm …

Self-improvement

Lithium-ion creator helped develop a better battery technology

At 94 years old, John B. Goodenough isn't done changing the landscape of battery technology. The University of Texas at Austin professor who's widely credited for the invention of lithium-ion batteries has developed a better alternative. Goodenough, Cockrell School senior research fellow Maria …

Micro Wind Turbine Captures Wind from All Directions to Generate Energy

<b>Micro Wind Turbine</b> proposes an alternative to solar panels that can be unreliable when there’s no sunshine. Electronic devices have played an …

Renewable Energy

Tesla Model S 60 quietly discontinued

That makes the 75 and 75D the entry-level models from Tesla.<p>Soon, the cheapest new Tesla Model S you'll be able to buy will cost $74,500. That's up from $68,000 today, but it's not because the California-based automaker randomly decided to raise prices. The increase in base price is because the …

Tesla

Tesla Teams With Tiny Hawaiian Utility to Store Solar

Kauai Island Electric Cooperative is taking advantage of solar PV price drops and emerging battery technology to reinvent itself TeslaTesla-supplied …

Renewable Energy

Berlin approves 13 new bike superhighways

Two are slated to begin construction by the end of the year<p>From an aerial cycleway in Xiamen, China, to London’s $1 billion investment in cycling infrastructure, cities around the world are investing big in bikes, which could one day surpass cars, if not already. Berlin, with its own plan to …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk to join President Trump to talk about infrastructure with other business leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump is set to hold a meeting with officials and business leaders today to discuss his $1 trillion infrastructure program.<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk will be present at the meeting, according to a White House official talking to Reuters.<p>Trump’s infrastructure plan involves …

Marketing

The one thing you can do to be happier at work

You steer clear of the office gossip, tackle your to-do list with ease, and even clock in a quick stroll around the office whenever your mind gets …

Physiology

How To Create A Culture Of Innovation Beyond The Sticky Note

Corporate leaders often talk about creating a “culture of innovation” within their companies. When having these conversations, they often act as if organizational culture is some mythical creature that comes down from the mountain to greet the people. Most leaders are unaware of their power to …

Innovation