Tesla claims it can drive battery costs down even lower with new material science innovations
by Jonathan Shieber on September 23, 2020 at 12:42 am
Amid a packed afternoon of announcements from Tesla around innovations the company is pursuing to slash the cost of electric vehicle production and energy storage through better battery design, the company said it’s made new advancements in material science for anodes and cathodes — key components of the lithium-ion batteries that are the heart of
Tesla is building a cathode plant and getting into the lithium mining business
by Kirsten Korosec on September 23, 2020 at 12:09 am
A little more than a year ago, during Tesla’s 2019 shareholder’s meeting, CEO Elon Musk said the company “might get into the business of mining minerals used in electric vehicle batteries.” Today, during Tesla’s so-called Battery Day event, Musk confirmed that the company is officially getting into the mining business. Tesla has secured the rights
Tesla says its battery innovations will deliver its goal of a $25,000 mass market electric car
by Darrell Etherington on September 22, 2020 at 11:06 pm
Tesla held its Battery Day event on Tuesday to discuss a variety of innovations it has developed and is pursuing in battery technology for its vehicles. At the event, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and SVP of Powertrain and Energy Engineering Drew Baglino detailed new anode and cathode technology it’s working on, as well as materials
TransferWise reports accelerating revenue growth to 70% in its March, 2020 fiscal year
by Alex Wilhelm on September 22, 2020 at 11:01 pm
TransferWise, a European fintech unicorn, announced the financial results of its fiscal year ending March, 2020. The company posted strong growth, continued profit and new customer records. TransferWise was most recently valued at $5 billion during a secondary sale worth $319 million in July of this year. On the results front, we can compare the
Caura, an app to take the hassle out of car ownership, launches from Echo co-founder Sai Lakshmi
by Steve O'Hear on September 22, 2020 at 11:00 pm
Caura, a new U.K. startup that aims to take the hassle out of car ownership, is breaking cover today. Founded by Sai Lakshmi, who previously co-founded Echo, the medication management service acquired by LloydsPharmacy owner McKesson, Caura is an iOS app designed to manage all of the vehicle-related admin that car owners endure. Drivers are
11 Best Fitness Trackers (and Fitness Watches) for 2020
by Adrienne So on September 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Do you need an activity tracker for skiing, or for counting your steps around the backyard? We've found the best fitness watches and trackers for everybody.
How to Preorder the Xbox Series X and Series S: Pricing, Release Date, and More
by Jess Grey on September 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Preorders for Microsoft's next-gen consoles go live today. We've compiled the best places you can snag one—and if you should.
What Teaching Online Classes Taught Me About Remote Learning
by Susan Shapiro on September 22, 2020 at 11:00 am
After teaching for 25 years, yes, moving my classes online has been weird. But then I found moments of gratitude.
Get Lost With a Signal-Blocking Smartphone Pouch
by Matt Jancer on September 22, 2020 at 10:00 am
It’s not hard for bad actors to track or hack your phone. But put it inside a Faraday pouch and you can drop off the digital map.
How to Thwart Facial Recognition and Other Surveillance
by Tom Simonite on September 22, 2020 at 10:00 am
Whether you’re protesting or just stepping out for a boba, you deserve some algorithm-free alone time.