Technology The Morning After: Tesla's electric 'Cybertruck' will be unveiled soon
Tesla reportedly reinstates free Supercharging for new Model 3 owners in sales push
As the third quarter of the year ends, Tesla wants to pump its sales numbers up.
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Mark your calendars because Tesla's next big unveiling has a date. Other than an electric pickup truck, we're also taking a closer look at Apple's latest wireless earbuds and following the troubled launch of Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC.
It's probably not an El Camino-style mod applied to the Model 3.
According to Elon Musk, Tesla has crafted the Cybertruck to "meet or exceed an F-150. If the F-150 can do it, then a Tesla truck should be able to do it." The pickup will supposedly look as if it came out of a sci-fi movie like Blade Runner. And the CEO has revealed.
Tesla hit with new lawsuit from New Jersey dealer association
The dealer association is also suing state regulators and claims they failed to enforce fair rules.The New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers filed a lawsuit against Tesla on Wednesday that principally alleges Tesla violates franchise laws. Automotive News first reported on the lawsuit on Thursday.
Refined design, better sound, more features.
We've spent over a week testing Apple's new headphones, and you know what? They're good. The company's AirPods have been the most popular true wireless earbuds for a while now, despite their polarizing design. The AirPods Pro are Apple's best true wireless earbuds to date, but they're also its most expensive. New features like active noise cancellation, transparency mode, on-board controls and silicone ear tips are all upgrades over the previous two models.
Despite Sony's WF-1000XM3 outperforming these in audio and noise cancellation,, and hands-free Siri is a key feature Sony doesn't offer. The AirPods Pro cost $249 and are available now.
Tesla begins to observe in-car data usage, likely as free connectivity ends
Tesla hasn't been entirely clear on what will be covered for free and how much data will cost.Electrek first reported on the data usage graphic after an owner submitted a photo of the new text. It shows a 50GB limit, but it's entirely unclear what counts toward usage. Roadshow reached out to Tesla to learn more about the situation but the company didn't immediately respond.
The system had several serious software flaws, the NTSB said.
The self-driving car that struck and killed a pedestrian in March 2018 had a major software flaw,. Uber's software failed to recognize the victim and didn't calculate that it could collide with her until 1.2 seconds before impact, when it was too late to brake.
Uber's system design "did not include a consideration for jaywalking pedestrians," which is also particularly damning. While the NTSB will meet to determine the cause of the accident, prosecutors have already absolved Uber of criminal liability but are still weighing criminal charges against the driver.
Whether it's yoga or a Tougher Mudder race, there's a wearable to help.
NHTSA acknowledges Tesla Smart Summon incidents
The agency is reportedly in contact with Tesla to collect more information.NHTSA said on Wednesday it's in the process of gathering information on Smart Summon and related incidents. Earlier this week we covered just a few of the crashes and near misses Smart Summon has caused in just a few days, and clearly, they got NHTSA's attention.
There are loads of wearables out there, even if you drill down to the ones pitched for fitness and wellness. Dan Cooper has, offering recommendations for those training for Tougher Mudders, getting in a quick yoga session or anyone wanting a smartwatch with fitness credentials. Check out the full guide here.
And will offer full refunds if your rental doesn't match the description.
Following a Halloween shooting in California and a, Airbnb is attempting to improve the safety of its listings. The company plans to review every listed property, checking basics like addresses and photos, authenticity of the hosts and safety standards.
To back up the review process,if your rental doesn't match the description. You'll either get an alternative worth at least as much as you paid or, if that isn't available, a full refund.
China gives Tesla green light for production
Now, it's a matter of when manufacturing will start in the country.Reuters first reported on the news after viewing a copy of list the Chinese industry ministry produced. The granting gives Tesla the certification needed to start local production, though it's not clear when that will begin. Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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Cybertruck makes its way into GoldenEye 007 .
The name's Musk. Elon Musk.YouTuber Graslu00 uploaded a video Wednesday featuring the car in the 1997 N64 classic GoldenEye 007. The short clip includes a blocky Musk who offers James Bond his Cybertruck, which looks spot-on in the modified game. Bond then rides the truck through the streets of St. Petersburg instead of the tank you usually drive in that level.
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