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Residential, utility solar installation falls due to investment trends, Tesla

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The third quarter of 2017 has been an unusually slow one for the solar industry, according to a report from GTM Research released on Thursday. US solar installations fell to their lowest overall level since 2015, and residential and utility-scale solar projects fell quarter over quarter. The only silver lining has been non-residential (largely commercial and community) solar installations, driven by developers in California, New York, and Massachusetts rushing to take advantage of state-level incentives, as well as installations in Minnesota boosted by Xcel Energy's ... Read More
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This electric truck startup thinks it can beat Tesla to market

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A new electric truck startup came out of stealth this week to announce its plan to bring its heavy-duty electric vehicle to market before the Tesla Semi hits in 2019. Thor Trucks’ prototype, the ET-One, is a “Frankenstein” built from parts cobbled together from other tractor-trailers. It has a range of 300 miles, a full load capacity of 80,000 pounds, and will eventually retail for $150,000. It’s also working on a 100-mile-range version. It seems that ever... Read More
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Heartland Tech Weekly: How to make meaningful investments in the Midwest

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Last week, venture capitalists Steve Case and J.D. Vance announced they had raised $150 million for a new seed fund for startups located in Middle America. If you read VentureBeat’s coverage on the announcement last week, you’ll know that what was most important about the announcement was not that the fund had raised $150 million, but that the $150 million had come from high-profile investors like Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, and Meg Whitman. Investors like Bezos, Schmidt, and Whitman can offer young startups more than just money — they can also make connections on beh... Read More
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Robots Are Fueling the Quiet Ascendance of the Electric Motor

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If you were going to kick off a technological revolution, you’d be hard-pressed to do it with more pizazz than Tesla with its electric cars. Flashy, kinda-self-driving, neck-snappingly fast electric cars. But oddly enough, what’s driving it all—the electric motor—is an ancient technology at this point. It’s lost out to the gas engine for over a century, sure, but it’s finally begun to take over transportation, thanks to supporting roles from better batteries and fancy sensors. But the electric motor is in the midst of launching a far bigger... Read More
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Nvidia partners with Japan’s Komatsu to make construction safer with AI

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Japanese construction equipment manufacturer Komatsu will work with Nvidia to use artificial intelligence to make construction sites safer. Santa Clara, California-based Nvidia announced the deal at its GTC Japan event, where CEO Jensen Huang said that Nvidia graphics processing units (GPUs, which can be used for AI processing) will power visualization and analysis of construction sites for safety issues. Nvidia’s Jetson AI platform, a credit card-sized device designed to drive robots and drones, will serve as the brains of heavy machinery. “Artificial intelligence is sweeping across industries, and its next frontier is autonomous i... Read More
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Google slashes prices for its machine learning service as AWS steps up competition

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Google has massively cut prices for its managed cloud machine learning service just two weeks after AWS released a competing offering at its re:Invent user conference. The company has introduced massive price reductions for its Cloud Machine Learning Engine managed services. For example, customers using basic-tier compute for training a machine learning system will pay 43 percent less than they did earlier this year. Google also offered customers more clarity on what they’ll be paying for those jobs. Information of the price reductions wa... Read More
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PepsiCo orders 100 Tesla Semi trucks in largest preorder to date

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Beverage companies are continuing to drink Elon Musk’s Kool-Aid. A few days after Anheuser-Busch made the largest preorder of Tesla’s all-electric Semi trucks, PepsiCo swooped in with the new top order. According to Reuters, the soda and snack giant has reserved 100 Semi trucks in a bid to reduce fleet emissions and cut down on fuel costs. Each reservation requires a $20,000 deposit, so that’s $2 million in Tesla’s bank account right now (assuming PepsiCo placed its order after Tesla raise... Read More
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Not all of our self-driving cars will be electrically powered — here’s why

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Hybrid or electric? That’s the big question in current self-driving car development. Do you build your autonomous vehicles to run purely on battery technology, or can some hybrid of gasoline and electric suffice? Some automakers are already staking out their positions, and as self-driving cars move closer to reality, it’s quickly becoming a hotly debated question that doesn’t lend itself to an easy answer. In an investor call last week, General Motors reaffirmed its commitment to battery-electric propulsion. “Zero emissions. Zero crashes. Zero congestion” was the message delivered by GM CEO Mary Barra, as the company offered journalists their first rides in the battery-electric Chevy Bolts outfitt... Read More
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Flying cars don’t exist yet, but one company already wants to race them in the desert

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An Australian startup called Alauda came out of stealth mode this week to announce its plans to host the world’s first “flying car” race in 2019. It built its own scaled-down prototype, a racecar-shaped quadcopter called the Alauda Mark 1 Airspeeder, that it plans on testing in 2018. And naturally it’s taken to Kickstarter to raise money to fund all its efforts. It’s a twist on the typical story we hear these days about flying cars. While most engineers and developers think the only possible use case for these vertical take-off and landing vehicles (VTOLs) — which are really just oversized drones, when you think about it — is some sort of... Read More
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Boy Band of the Future

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Brockhampton is not yet a household name, but it’s on its way. The LA-based group — dubbed "the internet's first boy band" — has over a million monthly listeners on Spotify, a young fan base that preordered all 5,000 copies of their $50 boxed set (of physical CDs!) in a matter of hours, ... Read More
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SEO is not enough in the age of voice

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With so many technological innovations now transforming our lives, it should be noted that the ideas for these innovations have existed for decades in science fiction novels and television. The capacity to talk to a computer (and have it talk back) was a staple of Gene Roddenberry’s, Star Trek, where the Starfleet computer was voiced by Roddenberry’s wife, Majel. The 1970 movie, Colossus: The Forbin Project, featured a supercomputer that was intended to prevent war and proclaimed itself “the voice of World Control.” And before Google’s self-driving cars, the 1980s brought us KITT, an advanced artificially intelligent, self-aware, and nearly indestructible car from the TV show, Knight Rider. T... Read More
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I Can’t Stop Drinking Coffee Out of This Temperature-Regulating Mug

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My daily coffee routine goes something like this: I arrive at the office, drop my bag next to my desk, grab my mug, and head to the kitchen. I fill it to the brim with the delicious Stumptown brews WIRED provides and bring it back to my desk. Then begins a careful countdown: I have to wait a few minutes for the joe to cool, then drink it as fast as possible before it gets cold. I usually fail, and end up tossing (or begrudgingly chugging) about a third of my mug's contents when I head back for a refill. Rinse and repeat, too many times a day. Over the last couple of weeks, the Ember Ceramic Mug has changed all of thi... Read More
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AI won’t destroy us, and Tesla is proof

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Ignore the noise about a “terminator scenario” where machines become self-aware and seek to destroy their flawed human masters. Those of us who live and work in the “salt mines” of machine learning and artificial intelligence are almost universally unafraid. Still, a few well-known technical folk heroes continue to push this “sky-is-falling” narrative. The most prolific of them is Elon Musk, famed founder of Tesla and SpaceX. Not only do I think he’s wrong, I think his own company, Tesla Motors, is a compelling proof point against his argument. When it comes to AI, Musk and ... Read More
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Is Elon Musk even allowed to send his car to deep space?

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After much fanfare, Elon Musk made it clear that he does plan to launch his Tesla Roadster to Mars on the Falcon Heavy next year — but questions remained over whether the mission is allowed. Are there any major federal hurdles SpaceX has to overcome in order to launch the very first sports car into deep space? Musk initially said he wanted to send the car to Mars orbit, which could raise concerns about planetary protection. That’s the concept of preventing contamination of worlds in our Sol... Read More
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Elon Musk Says Tesla Is Building Its Own Chip for Autopilot

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Rockets, electric cars, solar panels, batteries—whirlwind industrialist Elon Musk has set about reinventing one after another. Thursday, he added another ambitious project to the list: Future Tesla vehicles will run their self-driving AI software on a chip designed by the automaker itself. “We are developing customized AI hardware chips,” Musk told a room of AI experts from companies such as Alphabet and Uber on the sidelines of the world’s leading AI conference. Musk claimed that the chips’ processing power would help Tesla’s Autopilot automated-driving function save more lives, more quickly, by hastening the day it can drive at least 10 times more safely than a human. “We get there f... Read More
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Elon Musk says Tesla is working on custom AI chips

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Designing specialized processing chips for artificial intelligence is becoming common for serious tech companies, and Tesla, it seems, is no exception. According to reports from both The Register and CNBC, CEO Elon Musk was talking up the company’s custom AI chips at machine learning conference NIPS last night, telling attendees that Tesla is “developing specialized AI hardware that we think will be the best in the world.” “I ... Read More
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Nicolas Zart discusses China’s auto industry

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Detected Closed Captioning: Let's Pick Up On That Point Nicola Zart Joins Us From Long Beach California He's A Writer For It Clean Ted Iike So nicolas Why Has It Been So Hard For China To Create A Global Auto Brand Well I Think We Actually Had We Had BYD Do A pretty Good Job At It And But Specifically These Three Companies coming Together Is Is It's A Great Potential Basically Because They'll Be able To Really Focus On Electric Cars They'll Be Able To Focus On Autonomous vehicles And I Think I Can Tell You Right Now I'm Sure In Boardrooms a Lot Of Western Car Makers Are Growing Gray Hair By The Minute We Noted That China Is Already The World's Largest Auto Market Despite Having Relatively few Exports It's A Country Of Hundre... Read More
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Anheuser-Busch orders 40 Tesla semitrucks

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One of the largest breweries in the country is trying to significantly lower its carbon footprint.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/74226/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Anheuser-busch Has Ordered 40 Tesla semi-trucks And It's One Of Tesla's Biggest Orders Yet An Anheuser-busch Spokesperson Says The Company Hopes To Decrease Its Carbon Footprint By 30% By 2025 Tesla Advertises The Semi As The Safest truck Ever With The Capability To Go 500 Miles On One Charge The Tesla Semi-truck Is Expected To Be On The Road... Read More
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Tesla just received its largest preorder of Semi trucks yet

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Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser beer, announced today that it had placed an order for 40 Tesla Semi trucks, even though the truck won’t enter production until 2019. It’s one of the largest reservations of Elon Musk’s new truck to date. Each reservation requires a $5,000 deposit, so that’s $200,000 in Tesla’s bank account right now. And if the trucks end up retailing for around $150,000, that would put Anheuser-Busch’s bill to the automaker a... Read More
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Bitcoin Mining Has a Massive Carbon Footprint

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This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been ignoring the bitcoin phenomenon for years — because it seemed too complex, far-fetched, or maybe even too libertarian. But if you have any interest in a future where the world moves beyond fossil fuels, you and I should both start paying attention now. Last week, the value of a single bitcoin broke the $10,000 barrier for the first time. Over the weekend, the price nearly hit $12,00... Read More
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Grocer startup taps into AI to improve business practices

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Detected Closed Captioning: Podolski's Sure Great Heavy Cream Going Head-to-head With Giants Liked Amazon Fresh Grocery And Big-name Supermarkets Farmstead Is A New Silicon Valley Startup That Delivers Groceries From what It Calls Micro Hubs Farmstead tracks Locally Sourced Products Every Step Of The Way As The Delivered To Homes In San Francisco Within One Hour Of Ordering Farmsteads Secret Sauce Is A On The Artificial Intelligence Plays A Massive Role We Take Into Account All Of our Customers Buying Patterns To Help Us Predict Exactly How Much Product To Order We Waste A Lot Less And As A Result We Can Pass Those Savings On To Our Customers And They Get Cheaper Prices Farm Said Says Traditional supermarkets Waste About 35 ... Read More
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Faraday Future employee accused of sexual harassment and cyberstalking

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A former security guard at Faraday Future’s California headquarters claims she was sexually harassed and cyberstalked by one of the company’s IT administrators, according to details in a previously unreported lawsuit filed this summer. The plaintiff, Genesis Reyes, also claims the company dismissed multiple written and verbal reports about the alleged actions of its employee and named defendant, Josue Alejandro Sanchez, and says that she was fired after raising her complaints. Reyes also... Read More
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Tesla Builds World’s Biggest Battery

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Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] electric Car Company Tesla Has Built The World's Biggest Lithium-ion Battery In Australia What Asked Earlier This Year if He Was Serious About Building The System Tesla Founder Elon Musk Promised It Would Be Working Within 100 Days Or it Would Be Free The Battery Went Online In South Australia On December 1st About 60 Days After Being Approved By Regulators Musk Described The Battery As three Times More Powerful In The World's Next Biggest Battery It's Connected To A Wind Farm And Able To Power 30,000 Homes For An Hour But Will Mostly Be Used To Supply Extra Electricity To The Local Power Grid South Australia's Premier J weather Hill Praised The Battery Saying It Would Prevent The Entire S... Read More
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I brought a self-driving car home for the holidays — and no one cared

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There aren’t any fully self-driving cars available to buy today, but there are plenty of vehicles with autonomous features. One of them is the 2018 Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise, an advanced driver-assist system that GM claims rivals Tesla’s Autopilot. When driving on divided highways, Super Cruise allows Cadillac owners to take their hands off the steering wheel and their feet off the pedals. It’s about as close to self-driving as it gets with a production vehicle today. Last week, I made the annual trip up to Connecticut to spend Thanksgiving with my wife’s family. But instead of taking our boring 2013 Subaru Impreza, Cadillac loaned me one of its new sedans. Assuming the car would impress my Cad... Read More
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Netgear opens its first retail store with B8ta in Silicon Valley

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Netgear has dipped its toes into the retail market with the launch of a co-branded store with electronics retailer B8ta at a prime location at the Santana Row luxury outdoor mall in San Jose, California. The new concept store opening today is the first in the networking company’s 20-year history, inspired in part by the stores of other product makers, such as Apple. The store is more like a showroom, which is the kind of experience-focused retail that B8ta is creating to a... Read More
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5 Trends At The LA Auto Show That May Change How We Move

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Enlarge this image The Infiniti QX50 Crossover is displayed at the 2017 LA Auto Show in Los Angeles. The car features a new engine that shows automakers are still finding ways to improve the gasoline engine, even as electric vehicles are gaining in popularity. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption ... Read More
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Tesla turns on world’s biggest lithium-ion battery

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Tesla has switched on the world's biggest lithium-ion battery in South Australia. Here's what you need to know.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7... Read More
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Jake Paul’s Litmas is the last Christmas album mankind will ever need

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Quick question: have you heard Jake Paul’s Christmas album yet? Team 10 and Paul, an influencer who once (more than once, honestly) terrorized an LA neighborhood, released an 18-minute, six-track EP dubbed Litmas that will surely be the last thing your eardrums are capable of absorbing. Shall we begin? Paul created a mix of Christmas classics and unique hits, starting with his take on “12 Days of Christmas.” My wish list this year will look a lot like Jake Paul’s list: 12 billion subs ... Read More
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Faraday Future’s chief designer resigns, as some employees stop showing up to work

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Trouble continues to mount for electric car startup Faraday Future: Richard Kim, the VP of design and the man behind the look of the company’s flagship car, the FF91, has resigned. Kim tendered his resignation on Tuesday, and his last day with the company is today, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation. "Richard gave his heart and soul to that company, and he tried to make it work. He’s been considering leaving for 2 to 3 months,” one of these former employees says. Representatives for Faraday Future could not immediately be reached for comment. Kim was ... Read More
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Tesla activates world’s biggest battery

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Tesla has activated a lithium-ion battery big enough to power 30,000 homes in South Australia.Tesla, the US technology giant, has started up the world's largest battery and plugged it into South Australia's power grid.Being one of the world's biggest coal exporters, Australia has also long been seen as one of the world's worst polluters.South Australia is scrapping its coal-fired power stations and switching to renewable energy.Al Jazeera’s Hannah Hoexter reports. - Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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World’s Largest Battery Is Turned On In Australia As Tesla Ties Into Power Grid

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Enlarge this image Warning signs adorn the fence surrounding the compound housing the Hornsdale Power Reserve, featuring the world's largest lithium ion battery made by Tesla, during the official launch near Jamestown, Australia, on Friday. David Gray/Reuters hide caption ... Read More
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Tesla turns on giant lithium-ion battery to support Australia’s shaky power grid

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(Reuters) — Tesla switched on the world’s biggest lithium ion battery on Friday in time to feed Australia’s shaky power grid for the first day of summer, meeting a promise by Elon Musk to build it in 100 days or give it free. “South Australia is now leading the world in dispatchable renewable energy,” state Premier Jay Weatherill said at the official launch at the Hornsdale wind farm, owned by private French firm Neoen. Tesla won a bid in July to build the 129-megawatt hour battery for South Australia, which expanded in wind power far quicker than the rest o... Read More
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Elon Musk’s giant battery is now delivering power to South Australia

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The world's largest lithium-ion battery is now live in South Australia after being delivered a few weeks ago, easily beating the promise Elon Musk made of "100 days or it's free." The South Australian Government notes that for the first time, clean wind energy can be siphoned to the grid 24/7 improving the system’s reliability, whether the wind is blowing or not. The 100MW battery farm has enough storage capacity to power ... Read More
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Tesla Going At ‘Warp Speed,’ But Lags In Race To Produce Mass Market Electric Cars

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Enlarge this image The new Tesla Model 3 is displayed at the 2017 LA Auto Show. The company has struggled to meet its goal of producing thousands of the vehicles per week. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mark ... Read More
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G.M. Unveils Its Driverless Cars, Aiming to Lead the Pack

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“Everything we are doing is geared to speed,” G.M.’s president, Daniel Ammann, told journalists at an event showcasing the cars on Tuesday.To emphasize the company’s progress, Mr. Ammann said the cars would be ready for consumer applications in “quarters, not years.”Meeting that goal would probably give G.M., the nation’s largest automaker, a jump on other companies developing self-driving models.Industry analysts say autonomous vehicles could generate billions of dollars in additional revenue and profit for automakers and technolo... Read More
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Auto industry players outline how autonomous vehicles will affect society

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Innovation always shapes society, and few innovations will have as dramatic an effect on our lives as autonomous vehicles (AVs). As an early investor in Lyft, my team at Mayfield has a deep interest in how innovation affects transportation, but we also take a people-first view of technological change. That’s why we hosted a series of open discussions with key players across the automotive ecosystem on the future implications of autonomous vehicles. The group included entrepreneurs from disruptive companies such as Lyft, Peloton, Tesla, and Zoox; automotive innovators from compa... Read More
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Tesla’s Model 3 has a range of 310 miles, EPA confirms

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Tesla’s Model 3, the most important car to come out in decades, has a confirmed range of 310 miles, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That figure applies to the long-range version of the Model 3, and echoes the vehicle specs released by Tesla back in July. It also makes the Model 3 one of the most efficient passenger electric vehicles on the market. The EPA’s range is used as the advertised figure for electric vehicles that are sold in the US. The 310-mile range is an... Read More
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Talkin’ Travel On The Weekend After Thanksgiving

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Ashly Knapp discusses how China is leading the shift toward electric cars

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Though initially slow to catch on, electric vehicles (or EV's) now offer a viable alternative to gas-guzzlers, and demand for them is rising in China. CGTN's Elaine Reyes spoke with Ashly Knapp, owner and founder of autoadvisor.com, about how China is leading the shift towards EV's and reshaping the market.Detected Closed Captioning: My Colleague Elaine Reyes Spoke With Ashley Knapp Owner And Founder Of Auto Advisor Calm She Aston If Tesla's Moves In China Are Also Opening The Electric Car Market To Other Foreign Car Makers Well What It Does For Foreign Automakers Is It Opens Up A Whole Marketplace For Them Tesla's Been Revolutionary In The Way They Want To Retail So I Think We're Going T... Read More
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3 trends powering the rise of financial robo-advice

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Three critical trends are driving forward the rapid development of a new generation of financial robo-advice models. In fact, gains in these three areas create the potential for a Moore’s Law pattern of acceleration in the field of artificial intelligence-powered financial advice models. 1. Availability of data We generate more than 2.5 billion GB of data every day. Innovators and developers access the vast lakes of this data from a seemingly endless range of sources. For example... Read More
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Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, Delivers on Installing a Giant Battery in Southern Australia

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Published on Nov 24, 2017Tesla CEO, Elon Musk met his promise to build and install the world's largest lithium ion battery in Southern Australia to help stabilize the state's power grid Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed... Read More
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Tesla finishes mega battery in South Australia

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The Australian Energy Market Operator says if nothing is done, Australia is headed toward a major gas supply shortage in 2018.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73787/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: it Appears Tesla CEO Elon Musk Won A Really Expensive Bet We're Talking Like 50 Million Dollars A While Back Musk promised To Help Solve South Australia's Energy Problem The State Suffers From Power Blackouts Due In Large Part To A Gas Supply Problem It's An Issue Throughout Australia But South Australia Feels A Lo... Read More
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Tesla’s electric Semi trucks are priced to compete at $150,000

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Last week Tesla unveiled its electric Semi to great fanfare. The four-motor truck was announced with a 500-mile range and some self-driving capabilities. What Elon Musk failed to provide was a price. Now that’s changed: the regular versions of the 300-mile and the 500-mile trucks will cost $150,000 and $180,000 each. There is also a "Founders Series" of the trucks, which will cost $200,000 per truck. Tesla says the prices are "expected" leaving the company some wiggle room on the final pricing. If those prices... Read More
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How Silicon Valley is Cracking the Construction Code

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Silicon Valley’s latest axiom: Move fast and build things. VC firms expect to invest $375 million in construction tech this year—a 420 percent increase from 2014. “It’s one of the last massive industries to be disrupted,” says Darren Bechtel, founder of Brick and Mortar Ventures (and kin to the ­founders of the eponymous construction giant). Investors like him envision streamlining a process that has traditionally required teams of contractors to build a single house. The so-called constructech industry’s unlikely darling, Katerra, builds homes by controlling every step of the process, from fabricating walls to installing doorknobs. Despite the fact that the founders have never worked ... Read More
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Elon Musk has finished building the world’s biggest battery in less than 100 days

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Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems. “100 days from contract signature or it’s free,” Musk tweeted at the time, in a deal initially negotiated over Twitter. Musk is well ahead of schedule (a rarity for Tesla!), with the 100MW battery set to be energised and tested in the coming days, according to a press release from the local ... Read More
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Shanjiang Zhu takes a look at the future of commuting

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Detected Closed Captioning: Well For More On The Future Of Commuting We Are Joined Now By Zhu Shin Jung He Is The Assistant Professor Of Transportation Engineering At George Mason University Welcome To The Broadcast It's Great To Be Here For People Watching This At Home How Many Times Have We All Been Sitting in Traffic And Thought To Ourselves If I Could Just Catapult Myself Up And What Over All Of This Traffic I Could Get To my Appointment And I Could Get To My Meeting How Far Off Of A Reality Is This Really Well It's The Technology Is definitely There A Lot Of Companies Are trying To Prove Their Concepts Recently We Have Seen Many Excite Exciting Demonstrations At Various Locations But still They're A Lot Of A Technology ... Read More
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Manny Anekal discusses Tencent’s surpassing of Facebook in value

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Chinese internet giant Tencent passed Facebook in market value on Tuesday, hitting a market capitalization of over $520 billion. Not only did it surpass the American social media giant, but it also edged out the company to become the fifth largest in the world. Manny Anekal, founder and CEO of The Next Level, Versus Sports, and Versus Consulting, joins CGTN’s Elaine Reyes to discuss.Detected Closed Captioning: Joining Me Now From New York Is Manny On Urkel He's A ESports Expert And Founder Of Versus Consulting And The Website The next Level So Manny You Know We See Here 10 Cent In The Company Of Apple Amazon and Past Facebook So How Significant Is this Milestone Especially When You Look... Read More
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Tencent chief ‘richer than Google founders’

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The value of China's biggest social network company - Tencent Holdings - has overtaken that of Facebook.The company owns WeChat, an enormously popular messaging app in China, and hit gaming franchises such as League of Legends and Honour of Kings.It is the first Asian firm to surpass a market value of $500bn (£377bn).Its chief executive, Ma Huateng, is now worth more than the founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, according to ... Read More
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Could Tesla Power Its Electric Truck With Solar Panels?

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Tesla just keeps making cool things. On the top of the list is its newest addition to the lineup, an all-electric semitruck. Oh, that might sound like a dumb idea—but I don't think so. Just consider how much stuff is shipped back and forth across the country. Clearly a train would be more efficient, but trucks also play a large role. It seems like the Tesla semi might be able to make two improvements over a traditional truck. First, the electric truck will clearly ... Read More
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Honda is using Facebook to find owners affected by Takata airbag recall

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Several years after US government officials got involved in the massive Takata airbag recall that encompassed tens of millions of cars, many still haven’t been repaired. One of the automakers implicated in the recall scandal is turning to Facebook to track down owners. On Monday, Honda announced a new set of initiatives to complete the replacement of defective Takata... Read More
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Uber Strikes Deal With Volvo to Bring Self-Driving Cars to Its Network

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From automakers like Ford, Tesla and General Motors to technology companies like Google, Uber and Lyft, titans of the transportation industry are racing to gain an edge in a future of autonomous vehicles. Each of the players has approached the issue differently. ... Read More
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Autonomous cars could end drowsy driving, but don’t hold your breath

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Most drivers wouldn’t even consider driving while drunk, but few so much as pause before getting behind the wheel when they’re tired—even though drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. According to the CDC, drowsy driving caused 72,000 crashes in 2013. These crashes resulted in 44,000 injuries and 800 deaths that year, though the CDC suggests these numbers could be low and the problem may be getting worse. In 2016, the U.... Read More
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Tesla Has Unveiled Its First Electric Truck

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Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] Tesla Has Unveiled Its First Electric Truck Elon Musk Showed The Semi-truck Off In Los Angeles On Thursday November 16th A Truck Can Drive 500 Miles On A Single Charge And Has Been Dubbed The new King Of The Road A Title That Has Long Been Given To The Diesel-powered truck Which The Vast Majority Of 3.5 Million US Truck Drivers Are Currently sat On Tesla Says It Will Go Into production In 2019 However Musk Is Not Getting It All His own Way Tesla's Production Of The Model 3 Car Is Currently Behind Schedule And Some Investors Are Worried Meanwhile On Thursday Tesla Also Announces New Roadster This Car Can Go naught To 60 Miles Per Hour In 1.9 Seconds And Can Speed Up To 250 Miles per Hour Th... Read More
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James Chao discusses Tesla’s first electric semi-truck

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Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenewsSubscribe to CGTN America on YouTubeFollow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews»» Watch CGTN ««Washington, DC (and greater area)• MHz - Channel 3• COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273• FIOS - Channel 277New York City• Time Warner - Channel 134... Read More
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Tesla’s new semitruck might be playing catch-up

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Several companies have already announced plans for their own electric trucks.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73636/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosNo Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Everything we learned from the Tesla Semi and Roadster event

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Doubts that Elon Musk would be unable to put on a raucous reveal party were put to rest late Thursday night. Amid Tesla’s “production hell” this fall, the automaker delivered two beacons of hope for the California-based company’s future. The Tesla Semi drew excitement from the crowd at the Hawthorne, California facility, as people eagerly waited for Musk to emerge from the big truck. But the surprise showing of the ... Read More
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Time Compiles List of 25 Best Inventions of 2017

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Detected Closed Captioning: Time Magazine Weeded Through Hundreds Of Breakthroughs, Big And Small, To Compile Its 25 Best Inventions Of 2017. The List Includes Some Products You Already Know. For Instance, Apple's IPhone X Replaced Touch ID With Facial Recognition. Tesla Brought Its Electric Cars To The Masses With The Model 3, Which Starts Around $35,000. And We Can't Forget Fidget Spinners ― Those Ubiquitous Twirling Pieces Of Plastic That Mesmerize The Young ... And Young At Heart. All Three Inventions Made The Cut. But Time Also Tapped Some Products You May Want To Get To Know. There's Decadent Halo Top Ice Cream, Which Contains Only About 300 Calories A Pint. And The Nike Pro Hijab Has Been Called A Game-changer For Sp... Read More
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Tesla unveils electric semitruck

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CEO Elon Musk detailed all the specs during an unveiling event Thursday evening.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73626/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosNo Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Analyst Notes Challenges for New Tesla Truck

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Tesla unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon Musk says the semi is capable of traveling 500 miles on an electric charge and will cost less than a diesel semi. (Nov. 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Tesla Unveils an Electric Rival to Semi Trucks

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He said the truck would be no less groundbreaking, claiming it would have a single-charge range of 500 miles, greater than many analysts had expected and enough to serve in many typical trucking routes.The truck can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in five seconds without a trailer, and in 20 seconds when carrying a maximum load of 80,000 pounds, less than a third of the time required for a diesel truck, he said.... Read More
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Revealed: Tesla’s new electric semi truck

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Published on Nov 17, 2017Tesla CEO Elon Musk hopped out of the first fully electric semi truck at SpaceX headquarters, unveiling the Tesla Semi. Musk promised that the truck will help transform the trucking industry and improve safety. Here’s what it’s all about. Category License Standard Yo... Read More
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Tesla unveils semi-truck super-fast Roadster

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Published on Nov 17, 2017Varney & Co. discuss their outlook for Tesla shares amid Elon Musk's announcement of the new Roadster and its first truck. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Why Tesla’s new electric Semi is such a big deal

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Published on Nov 17, 2017With an electric hauler that can go up to 500 miles without stopping for a recharge, Tesla is revolutionizing the trucking industry one big rig at a time. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected w... Read More
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Tesla Unveils Its Electric ‘Semi’ Truck, And Adds A Roadster

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Enlarge this image Elon Musk had a surprise for Tesla fans Thursday: a new Roadster super car with a top speed above 250 mph. Tesla hide caption toggle caption Tesla A workhorse truck and a new super car are in the work... Read More
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Elon Musk Gives First Look At Tesla’s Electric Semi

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised the company's first electric semi-truck would be mind-blowing, and he delivered. Musk took the wraps off the big rig on Thursday at Tesla's Design Studio in Hawthorne, California, and the vehicle's design was definitely what got the most attention. The semi can go 0-60 mph in five seconds without a trailer attached. The big rig has an impressive range of 500 miles per charge. With 80,000 pounds of cargo, it can make the same run in just 20 seconds. It can charge up to 400 miles in just 30 minutes when using a Megacharger, which is a new high-speed charger.The interior of the vehicle is minimalistic and designed around the comfort of the driver. The dri... Read More
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The Best Electric Skateboard

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Photo: Rozette Rago Upgrade pick Thanks to its intuitive controls and impressive results, the Boosted Dual+ is the bes... Read More
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Raw: Tesla Unveils Electric Semitractor-Trailer

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Tesla unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon Musk said the truck is capable of traveling 500 miles on an electric charge with a full 80,000-pound load. (Nov. 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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AP Top Stories November 17 A

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Here's the latest for Friday November 17th: House passes GOP tax reform bill; Senator Franken accused of forcibly kissing woman; Massive fire in senior home; Tesla introduces electric truck.Stay up to date with daily round ups: http://smarturl.it/APTopStoriesSubscribe for more Breaking News: ... Read More
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Tesla unveils electric truck and $200,000 sports car

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(Reuters) — Tesla upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig’s trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever. The showmanship wowed the crowd although some analysts’ heads started throbbing at the variety of new projects launched as the company is struggling to produce the more affordable sedan upon which its future depends. As the presentation appeared to end, the Tesla Semi opened its trailer, and the Roadster drove out. The sports car with a removable glass roof is an updated version of Tesla’s first production vehicle. It can seat four and travel 620 miles (1,000 km) on... Read More
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Raw: Tesla Introduces New Electric Truck

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Tesla unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon Musk said the semi is capable of traveling 500 miles on an electric charge - even with a full 80,000-pound load. (Nov. 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Tesla Unveils New Roadster

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At the end of Tesla's semi-truck event, Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's brand new convertible. Musk said the new Tesla Roadster will be the "fastest production car ever made, period." The prototype has reportedly traveled faster than 250 mph. The car seats four and will have a 620-mile highway range, and that's just the base model. Musk said the Roadster is expected to be available in 2020. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: ... Read More
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Tesla’s new second-generation Roadster is the fastest production car ever made

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Elon Musk promised a surprise during the Tesla semi unveiling event, and boy did he deliver: the return of the Roadster. But it’s no repeat performance. The stunning four-seater roadster boasts jaw-dropping numbers, that if they measure up to Musk’s claims, will make it the world’s fastest production car. In his remarks, Musk described it as a “smackdown” to the fossil fuel-addicted auto industry. The finale to his semi-truck reveal was all about driving home th... Read More
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All of the news from Tesla’s electric semi truck event

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In true Tesla fashion, CEO Elon Musk held a lavish event in Hawthorne, California on Thursday evening to reveal not just one, but two varieties of the all-electric semi truck the company has been teasing for months. The vehicle, designed to take on the industrial trucking market by leveraging electric motors and self-driving capabilities, were shown off for the first time, featuring a fair amount of borrowed parts and design from the company’s Model 3 sedan... Read More
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This is the Tesla semi truck

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The Tesla semi truck is a hulking and menacing hauler, with the presence of Darth Vader lurking from above when cast in the black hue, or more like an apparition in metallic silver-white. In other words, exactly what we expect to see from Tesla, as they attempt to make a semi truck that lives up to the brand’s DNA of making the future seem cool. I sat in the driver’s seat hours before the truck was revealed at Tesla’s Hawthorne, California facility on Thursday. ... Read More
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A first look at Tesla’s promised electric semi

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This is a placeholder image provided by Tesla—more photos will be uploaded shortly. Tesla ... Read More
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Congressmen introduce bills to standardize agencies’ geospatial data

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Senate and House bills were reintroduced recently that would require standardization of agency geospatial data across the federal government. The Geospatial Data Act, introduced by Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Mark Warner, D-Va., in the Senate and Reps. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., and Seth Moulton, D-Mass., would prevent duplicative data purchases by federal agencies and modernize the government’s collection of that data. “The Geospatial Data Act will save taxpayer dollars, increase government efficiency and unlock innovation i... Read More
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Tesla unveils its largest Supercharger station in the US — and it kind of looks like a truck stop

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About halfway between Los Angeles and the Bay Area, right off Interstate 5, is the tiny town of Kettlemen City. It’s home to a cheese factory, a hazardous waste facility, and as of today, the largest Tesla Supercharger station in the country. It has solar rooftops and a lounger for vehicle owners to hang out while their Tesla car recharges. And if you look closely, you’ll notice that the layout of the station mimics a truck stop, which sure is interesting when you consider that Tesla is unveiling its first semi truck this evening. While the Kettlemen station isn’t the largest in t... Read More
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Does the world need a Tesla truck?

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On the evening of November 16th, the world will get its first look at Tesla’s next big project: an all-electric semi truck with a rumored range of up to 300 miles. The big question is, does the world actually need this? Elon Musk certainly thinks so. Earlier this week, he tweeted that the truck would “blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.” Which seems like a to... Read More
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Struggling For Investments, Silicon Valley Women Reluctant To Speak Out On Harassment

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Enlarge this image Ellen Pao sued her former employer, the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield and Byers, alleging she was discriminated against and sexually harassed. She lost the case but is seen as a leading voice on harassment in Silicon Valley. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images... Read More
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GM promises profitable electric cars in wake of Tesla’s Model 3 fiasco

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(Reuters) — General Motors (GM) plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday. Her plans represent a direct challenge to money-losing electric vehicle specialist Tesla, which is struggling to get its more affordable, high-volume Model 3 launched and recently reported its largest-ever quarterly loss. “We are committed to a future electric vehicle portfolio that will be profitable,” Barra said at the Barclays Global Automotive Conference in New York. Electric and autonomous vehicles – known in the industry as EVs and AVs – are widely seen as the keystones of ... Read More
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Asia’s highest-valued tech giant, Tencent, smashed forecasts for its third quarter earnings

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Published on Nov 15, 2017For more on Tencent's booming business CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Ari Zoldan, CEO of Quantum Networks. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World

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Such technology will improve health care in places where doctors are scarce. But eventually, it will streamline care in the developed world as well. Google is already running tests inside two hospitals in India, and the start-up Infervision has deployed similar technology in hospitals across China.In the longer term, similar methods promise to rapidly accelerate drug discovery and so many other aspects of health care. “Everything from the nature of the food that we grow and eat to the drugs that we give ourselves to how we monitor the impact of these things is all being transformed by A.I. in deeply profound ways,” said Matt Ocko... Read More
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Lady Dynamite’s brilliant second season is openly hostile toward Netflix, its platform

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Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite, created in collaboration with Arrested Development’s Pam Brady and Mitch Hurwitz, was the most interesting addition to Netflix’s original content catalog in 2016. It’s a bizarro-world show-biz sitcom with three timelines, a smattering of animation, Candy Land production design, talking pugs, and a heroine who explains that, physically, she can only speak in “baby voice” or “rich lady at a cocktail party” voice. It’s a more immediately lovable iteration on 30 Rock’s entertainment-industry satire. Lady Dynamite has the same ability to pull apart popular culture and command impressive guest turns. (Season 1 has Ana ... Read More
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Deep breath: Hyperloop-related Arrivo chooses Denver, but tickets to ride far off

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Artist's rendering of downtown Denver with Arrivo. Arrivo Arrivo hopes to make its system central to a metropolitan area. It's not looking to connect more distant cities like Hyperloop One. Arrivo Artist's rendering of the maglev system Arrivo would use. Arrivo Four pods would be used to transport people, cars... Read More
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Tesla faces class action lawsuit over alleged racial discrimination

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(Reuters) – U.S. automaker Tesla on Monday was hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming its California production plant is a “hotbed for racist behavior.” The lawsuit filed in California state court in Oakland is at least the third filed this year by black workers who say they were addressed using racial slurs and that the company ignored their complaints. But Monday’s lawsuit, filed by former Tesla employee Marcus Vaughn, is the first to bring those claims on behalf of a large class of black workers at the automaker’s Fremont, California factory. Tesla did not respond to a request for comment. The company is also facing lawsuits accusing it of discrimination against gay and older workers. It has den... Read More
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Tesla hit with discrimination lawsuit

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A former employee says the​ California factory is a "hotbed for racist behavior."Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73523/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Tesla May Have A Discrimination Problem it's Being Sued For At Least The Third Time By Black Workers Who Say They Were Repeatedly Called The N-word And Subjected To Other Racist Behavior And The Company Did Nothing To Stop It The Suit Was Initiated Monday On Behalf Of Over 100 Employees It's The First Such Class-action Suit By Black Workers Against The Comp... Read More
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Airbus to build, SpaceX to launch Turkey’s 2 new satellites

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ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey has geared up its satellite programs as it consecutively signed new deals with one European and one U.S. aerospace concern. Turksat, Turkey’s state-run satellite operator, signed on Nov. 9 a contract with Airbus Defence and Space for two new-generation communications satellites, Turksat 5A and Turksat 5B. Both satellites are based on the latest electric orbit-raising version of Airbus’ Eurostar E3000 pla... Read More
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What we know about the Tesla semi truck before the Thursday reveal

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Tesla’s big year (the good and the bad) isn’t over yet. The company is set to unveil its Class 8 semi truck prototype Thursday night at its Hawthorne, California facility. While perhaps not as critical to the automaker as its new mass-market Model 3, the Tesla semi truck announcement will mark yet another turning point and big test for the company. But why is Tesla’s next act a semi truck? That question has become more important as the second half of 2017 for Tesla has appeared to be about mitigating damage control over the Model 3’s production hurdles. Tesla is scrambling to build a lot of cars quickly in order to start delivering to thousands of waiting customers. Tesla first began accepting depos... Read More
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Faraday Future loses three top executives as manufacturing stalls

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The auto executive who was brought in to save Faraday Future has resigned. Stefan Krause, who came to the floundering automotive startup from BMW after spending years at Deutsche Bank, actually left the company in October, according to Jalopnik. Krause is not alone. Ulrich Kranz, the company’s CTO and another former BMW executive ... Read More
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Nvidia steps up its transition to an AI company

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Nvidia reported earnings that beat expectations and showed that the company’s focus on artificial intelligence is still paying off. For the past decade, Nvidia has been rising above graphics chips for gamers, expanding to parallel processing in data centers and lately to artificial intelligence processing for deep learning neural networks and self-driving cars. The company reported earnings per share of $1.33 (up 60 percent from a year ago) on revenue of $2.6 billion (up 32 percent), beating Wall Street’s expectations. The company’s stock price is up more than 100 percent in the past year on the popularity of artificial intelligence. But it slumped during the day on T... Read More
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Self-driving shuttle crashes hours after launch

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Not long after a self-driving shuttle bus was let loose in downtown Las Vegas, it was involved in a minor accident with a delivery truck.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73405/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: [Music] this Self-driving Shuttle Buses Big Debut In Downtown Las Vegas Started Off With A Bang Well More Like A Crash Not Long After The Shuttle Was Let Loose On The Streets Wednesday It Was Involved In A Minor accident With A Delivery Truck We Were All Like Oh My God She's Gonna Hit It and There Was No... Read More
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Tesla buys automated manufacturing firm as it struggles with production

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Tesla has announced it’s buying Perbix, a private machining firm that makes automated equipment for factories. According to a report from CNBC, Perbix has been a Tesla supplier for almost three years, but the acquisition will allow the carmaker to bring the production of more parts in-house. Tesla described the deal as a step further in its long-stated ambition to “build the machine that makes the machine.” The acquisition comes in the middle of ... Read More
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Ford inks $765 million deal to build electric vehicles in China

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Ford has agreed to a $765 million joint venture with Chinese car manufacturer Zotye Auto to build electric vehicles in China, CNET reports. Each company has a 50 percent stake in the effort, though the Chinese government still needs to approve the deal. Once complete, they will build the cars in China’s Zhejiang Province. The combination of these two companies is a result of a mandate from the Chinese government that requires foreign manufacturers to strike up partnerships with local ones in order to build cars domestically. And considering... Read More
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The Invisible Hours turns Nikola Tesla’s murder into a VR whodunit

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Nikola Tesla is dead, and his murderer is somewhere in the house. But finding them isn’t going to be straightforward. In The Invisible Hours, a virtual reality mystery game, you’ll observe seven characters, eavesdrop on their conversations, and glean their secrets to unravel what happened to Tesla and why. It’s the latest title from Spain-based indie studio Tequila Works, and it’s available on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR for $30. Everything happens in real time in The Invisible Hours, though you may fast-forward, rewind, and pause so that you can freel... Read More
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Meet the Woman Making Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Smarter, Cheaper

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Next month in San Francisco, Uber will stand trial in federal court for allegedly cheating in the race to commercialize self-driving cars. Google parent Alphabet accuses Uber of stealing designs for sensors called lidars that give a vehicle a 3-D view of its surroundings, an “unjust enrichment” it says will take $1.8 billion to heal. Meanwhile in Toronto, Uber has a growing artificial-intelligence lab led by a woman who’s spent years trying to make lidar technology less important. Raquel Urtasun ... Read More
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Electric car sales reflect consumers’ internal struggle between practicality and luxury

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The title of the most popular vehicle in the electric car market has created a long and highly competitive race between Tesla and Chevrolet. Though the two brands offer vastly different versions of electric vehicles, they seem to be the two makes dominating electric vehicle sales in 2017. Reports show that the top spot for monthly electric car sales was taken by either the Chevy Volt, the ... Read More