It’s Called Survival: Elon Musk’s Tesla To Shut Down Stores Rely On Online Sale

Elon Musk has said sales of the Model 3 electric car are essential to the California-based firm's survival Tesla is set to close all of its stores in a cost-cutting measure so it can sell its Model 3 for a reduced starting price of $35,000. The California-based firm's cars will now only be available online. Tesla's chief executive officer Elon Musk...

Tech This Out: FedEx, Walmart, Pizza Hut Partners To Test New Robot Delivery Service

FedEx Corp this summer plans to begin testing a robot to handle home deliveries for partners ranging from Walmart Inc to Pizza Hut. Shippers, retailers and restaurants are experimenting with robots, drones and self-driving cars in a bid to use automation to drive down the high cost of delivering gadgets, groceries and even cups of coffee the “last mile” to...

Thanks To New Technology In San Francisco: Old Cannabis Convictions Are Now Being Expunged

Thousands of cannabis convictions in the US have been expunged by the San Francisco District Attorney's office using technology to deal with a backlog of cases being reviewed after the drug was legalized. More than 9,300 individuals have had their convictions sealed under the program, meaning they have better access to jobs and housing. Known as the Adult Use of Marijuana...

Google Nest: A Case of Home Invasion

The controversy around Google’s Nest home-security devices shows that consumers never really know what their personal technology is capable of. Google apologized to customers who purchased its Nest Secure home-security system. The device is equipped with a microphone that has gone unmentioned since it went on sale in 2017. Earlier in February, Google announced on Twitter an upcoming software update that activated...

Elon Musk Face Possible Jail Time Over His Use of Twitter

US regulators are seeking contempt of court charges against Elon Musk over fears his use of Twitter has potentially misled investors in Tesla. The Tesla tycoon could face jail time if a judge decides he has broken the terms of a settlement with US regulators. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the watchdog that upholds US stock market rules, went to...

The Reason Conspiracy Videos Work So Well on YouTube

It’s the paranoid style, mutated for platform politics. Cataloging the conspiracies on offer on YouTube is a fool’s errand, but let’s try: fake moon landing, flat Earth, 9/11 stuff, the Illuminati, anti-vaxxer propaganda, medical quackery, QAnon, Nikola Tesla and the pyramids, fiat currency, global cooling, lizard people, robot overlords, time travel, and many even odder things you’ve probably never heard of. Last month, YouTube said it would stop recommending “content that could misinform users in harmful ways—such as...

Can You Own A Dance?

It’s 1975 and you’re on the A train heading to Brooklyn, New York to see a friend. The subway is covered in graffiti and as your train gets delayed for the second time, DJ Lean Rock’s “Sneak Peak” is blaring from a boombox and a group of b-boys start breaking in the middle of the train. If that scene...

Apple vs Samsung: Which Is King of Smartphones In 2019

The smartphone giants have long been the largest players in the market, but how do they compare with each other? While both Samsung and Apple are losing ground to Chinese competitors in the global smartphone market, this is primarily among mid-tier consumers - not those angling for premium devices. When it comes to cutting edge devices, the two are still some...

Instagram Testing Donation Sticker on Stories

"Instagram is working on 'Donation' sticker. It lets users start fundraisers for their favorite non-profits," tipster Jane Manchun Wong tweeted. Facebook-owned photo-messaging app Instagram is reportedly testing a donation sticker on its Stories feature that would offer fundraising and donation tools for charity or personal reasons. "Instagram is working on 'Donation' sticker. It lets users start fundraisers for their favorite...

‘Grandfather of Climate Science’ Who Popularize The Term Global Warming’ Wallace Smith Broecker Dies Aged 87

A scientist who popularized the term "global warming" to describe climate change has died aged 87.Wallace Smith Broecker first used the phrase in an influential paper about the phenomenon in 1975, called "Climatic Change: Are We on the Brink of a Pronounced Global Warming?" The study predicted rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would lead to pronounced warming...