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  • Tesla pitches a solar rental program to boost its renewable energy business
    by Jonathan Shieber on August 18, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Tesla is pitching customers on a new rental offering for solar power as a way to revive the flagging fortunes of its renewable energy business. Once among the largest installers of renewables in the country through SolarCity, Tesla has seen its share of the market decline significantly since its acquisition of SolarCity three years ago.

  • Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Wu Assassins’ is a punching, kicking delight
    by Anthony Ha on August 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    When we reviewed “Another Life” last week, we described it as an old-fashioned science fiction space show, something that’s been absent from TV for the past decade or so. “Wu Assassins” is another new Netflix series, and it’s also is a kind of a throwback — this time to ’90s martial arts series like “Vanishing

  • The mainstream media have still not learned the lessons of Gamergate
    by Jon Evans on August 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    This week the New York Times published a five-years-later retrospective on Gamergate and its aftereffects, which is chilling and illuminating, and you should go read it. It makes an excellent case — several excellent written cases, actually — that “everything is Gamergate,” that it and its hate-screeching online mobs were the prototype for all the

  • Week in Review: Snapchat beats a dead horse
    by Lucas Matney on August 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about how Netflix might have some rough times ahead as

  • NASA and SpaceX practice Crew Dragon evacuation procedure with astronaut recovery vessel
    by Darrell Etherington on August 17, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    NASA and SpaceX continue their joint preparations for the eventually astronaut crew missions that SpaceX will fly for the agency, with a test of the emergency evacuation procedure for SpaceX’s GO Searcher seaborne ship. The ship is intended to be used to recover spacecraft and astronauts in an actual mission scenario, and the rehearsals this

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