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Technology After Math: Tesla goes budget and California has gas car ban plans

19:20  27 september  2020
19:20  27 september  2020 Source:   engadget.com

The Backstory: What our reporters saw, heard and learned at the Portland protests

  The Backstory: What our reporters saw, heard and learned at the Portland protests It was important for us to stand at the courthouse fence, to be among the protesters, to watch law enforcement. Even if it meant being in harms way.I wanted to hear from both of them. I had questions.

This week we saw Amazon roll out a bunch of next-generation Big Brother gear, including dash cams and an indoor camera-copter, in an ongoing effort to normalize its all-encompassing, inescapable surveillance schemes. That’s the bad news, but there was plenty of good news from the past week to offset. Let’s take a look.

a car parked in a parking lot: 10 September 2020, Berlin: Tesla cars are parked in front of the new Tesla V3 superchargers of the latest generation on the Euref Campus Berlin. As one of the first locations in Germany, the new Tesla fast charging station will be put into operation here. Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa (Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images) © picture alliance via Getty Images 10 September 2020, Berlin: Tesla cars are parked in front of the new Tesla V3 superchargers of the latest generation on the Euref Campus Berlin. As one of the first locations in Germany, the new Tesla fast charging station will be put into operation here. Photo: Jens Kalaene/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa (Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images) Alexander Nix wearing a suit and tie sitting in a car © Provided by Engadget

Ousted Cambridge Analytica CEO can't run another company for seven years

The UK announced this week that it has put the disgraced former CEO of Cambridge Analytica, Alexander Nix, in businessman time out until 2027. He’ll be barred from “the promotion, formation or management of a company” within the nation without court approval after his data-scrapping company was investigated and he was caught discussing how to entrap politicians with the information. Real class act. But, with a record like that, Fox News can’t not afford to hire him.

Tesla: News about stock split drives price

 Tesla: News about stock split drives price © Timothy Artman / Tesla Tesla plans stock split. Tesla shares have increased massively in value over the past six months. Now the e-car manufacturer is reacting - and has announced a share split. The Tesla share is divided at a ratio of 1 to 5. For every Tesla share, shareholders will receive four additional shares. The electric car manufacturer announced this on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. The stock split will take effect on August 31.

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Tesla lays out 'Battery Day' plans that lead to a $25,000 electric car

Elon “Im going to put a chip in your head” Musk has never been one to shy away from making grandiose forward looking statements but if he can keep his word from this year’s battery day — the one about being able to build batteries at half the current cost per kWh and usher in the era of $25,000 electric cars within tree years. That’s going to revolutionize the EV market far more than the Roadster ever did. Maybe even more than the Model S Plaid will.

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TikTok removed more than 104 million videos in the first half of 2020

If a social video platform’s success is measured by the amount of hate-filled garbage rhetoric moderators have to continually pull down, then TikTok is killing it. The site yanked more than 100 million videos found in violation of its community guidelines. Even more impressive is that the videos it did pull constituted just 1 percent of total uploads for the year.

Tesla hits the stock market ceiling, when will the bubble explode?

 Tesla hits the stock market ceiling, when will the bubble explode? © Tesla Tesla hits the stock market ceiling, when will the bubble explode? Tesla shares cross the symbolic threshold of 2,000 dollars. Tesla's automaker is now worth $ 373 billion ... Tesla is in the midst of a speculative bubble. The shareholders of the American manufacturer of electric vehicles have something to be euphoric on, the group's shares having finally crossed the symbolic threshold of 2,000 dollars. On Thursday, the action closed with a gain of 6.56% to 2,001.82 dollars.

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The LAPD has used facial recognition software 30,000 times since 2009

It wouldn’t be so bad if the department hadn’t simultaneously spent those years constantly, gleefully, lying to journalists and the public that they’re supposed to serve about whether or not they were using the technology. Makes you wonder what else the LAPD has been lying about.

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California to ban sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035

It only took 3.6 million scorched acres and 26 deaths this year to finally spur California Governor Gavin Newson into taking more than performative climate action. This week he announced the issuance of an executive order requiring all new vehicles sold in the state come 2035 to be zero emission — effectively banning the sale of new gas-powered vehicles in the state. Expect this to be heavily litigated in the coming decade and a half until the new rules kick in.

‘RHOBH’ Stars Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne and Dorit Kemsley Twin in Sweatsuits .
Twinsies! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills stars Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne and Dorit Kemsley all three rocked matching sweatsuits from Alexander Wang — and we’re obsessed. ‘Real Housewives’ Stars Look Like Supermodels in Swimsuits — Including Bethenny Frankel, Lisa Rinna, Kelly Bensimon and More! Read article All three Bravo stars modeled the designer’s Foundation Terry Sweats and the Wangloc Fortune Cookie Bag in a series of Instagram posts throughout the week. “What my laptop camera sees every day at 5PM ,” Jayne, 49, cheekily captioned her sexy repost on Monday, October 19. Meanwhile, Kemsley, 44, couldn’t help but share multiple images of her in the chic look on Tuesday, October 20. “Couch to club in @alexanderwangny ,” the blonde beauty wrote in the accompanying caption of her fisheye shot. ‘Real Housewives’ Stars Who’ve Gone Makeup-Free on Social Media: Pics Read article In general, all three women wore the same look, however there were minor variations made to each one. For instance, while Kemsley’s look was head-to-toe Wang, wearing the designer’s Sculpted Zip-Up Hoodie and Julie Crystal Logo Sandal, Jayne wore the Foundation Terry Hoodie and a pair of black PVC pumps from her own Erika Jayne x ShoeDazzle collaboration. And Rinna slayed in white ensemble instead of gray, topping off the look with the Draped Corset Top instead of a sweatshirt. Even the designer himself got involved in the fun, rocking the stylish loungewear on his couch.

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