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Tesla's Solar Factory Is Exporting Most of Its Cells

Most of the solar cells Tesla is producing at its Gigafactory in upstate New York "are being sold overseas instead of being used in the company's trademark 'Solar Roof' as originally intended," reports Reuters. "The exporting underscores the depth of Tesla's troubles in the U.S. solar business, which the electric car maker entered in 2016 with its controversial $2.6 billion purchase of SolarCity." From the report: Tesla has only sporadically purchased solar cells produced by its partner in the f...
Tags: New York, California, Tech, Tesla, Panasonic, Buffalo, Solarcity, Musk, Gigafactory, Reuters, U S Customs, Panasonic Corp, Lyndon Rive, Panasonic Cells


Kickstarter CEO Says Management Won't Voluntarily Recognize Employee Union

Recently promoted Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan wrote in an email to all staff that company management will not voluntarily recognize a union in the process of organizing and will instead seek a National Labor Relations Board election, the Verge reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crowdfunding, Unions, Labor, Kickstarter, Unionization, National Labor Relations Board, Aziz Hasan


Scientists Create World's First Living Organism With Fully Redesigned DNA

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Scientists have created the world's first living organism that has a fully synthetic and radically altered DNA code. In a two-year effort, researchers at the laboratory of molecular biology, at Cambridge University, read and redesigned the DNA of the bacterium Escherichia coli (E coli), before creating cells with a synthetic version of the altered genome. The artificial genome holds 4m base pairs, the units of the genetic code spelled out by...
Tags: Tech, Cambridge, Cambridge University, TCG, Tca


A gunman slaughtered 11 Jews. Then people hunted for hate online

The deadliest attack on Jews in American history appears to have triggered a spike in anti-Semitic searches on Google, exclusive research by CNN shows.
Tags: Google, News, Cnn, Stories


Huawei hits back after Trump declares national emergency on telecoms 'threat'

Order ‘unreasonable’ and will harm US consumers, says HuaweiMove bars business with firms posing national security riskHuawei has criticised as “unreasonable” Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to ban technology from “foreign adversaries” that is deemed to pose a risk to national security.In a statement reported by the state-run Global Times, Huawei said: “If the US restricts Huawei, it will not make the US safer, nor will it make the US stronger. It will only force the US to use...
Tags: Technology, China, US, US news, Donald Trump, Huawei, Trump, Global Times Huawei


XPRIZE names two grand prize winners in $15 million Global Learning Challenge

XPRIZE, the non-profit organization developing and managing competitions to find solutions to social challenges, has named two grand prize winners in the Elon Musk-backed Global Learning XPRIZE . The companies, KitKit School out of South Korea and the U.S., and onebillion, operating in Kenya and the U.K., were announced at an awards ceremony hosted at the Google Spruce Goose Hangar in Playa Vista, Calif. XPRIZE set each of the competing teams the task of developing scalable services that...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, South Korea, Elon Musk, New York, Technology, California, Articles, Tech, Ceo, C, Unesco, United States, United Kingdom, Speech Recognition


President Trump's national emergency likely won't stop you from buying a Huawei phone, much less an iPhone. Here's what it means for you.

President Trump's declaration of a national emergency and executive order banning tech products made by US adversaries isn't likely to affect consumers here anytime soon. Although the order is broad, it's widely expected to be used to target China and Chinese equipment maker Huawei. It likely will be applied to equipment purchased by telecommunications companies, not consumer products and almost certainly won't be applied to iPhones or other goods made in China for US firms. It's unclear exact...
Tags: Apple, China, US, Trends, Britain, United States, Commerce, Dell, Donald Trump, Huawei, Ross, Pillsbury, Trump, Becker, US China, Wilbur Ross


Steam Link now lets you beam Steam games to your iOS devices

About a year ago, Valve announced that it was building an application called Steam Link. It’d let you play Steam games built for Mac/Windows/Linux on your iOS or Android devices through the magic of streaming, with a computer on your local network doing all the actual heavy lifting. Then Valve submitted it to the iOS App Store and… Apple rejected it. At the time, Valve said that Apple pinned the rejection on “business conflicts”. A year later, it seems said conflicts have finally been resolved. ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Tech, Steam, Valve, App Store


Oh no, there’s A.I. whiskey now

Forget all those whiskey brands from musicians and celebs — there’s A.I. whiskey now. Microsoft this week announced it has teamed up with Finnish tech company Fourkind and Sweden-based distillery Mackmyra Whisky to create the “world’s first whisky developed with artificial intelligence.” Oh no! Here’s how it will work. As part of the distillation process, whiskey first spends time — typically years — sitting in charred wooden casks. This turns the clear liquor a darker color, and gives it a uniq...
Tags: Google, Sweden, Microsoft, Tech, Mackmyra, Fourkind, Angela D'Orazio Mackmyra


Having trouble with Amazon Alexa? You’re not the only one.

If your requests to Alexa are being met with answers like “I’m having some trouble, please try again later,” you are not alone. Multiple users are reporting connection issues with Amazon’s voice assistant. According to Down Detector’s outage tracker and live outage map, issues are currently being detected around the world, with user reports starting around 7PM EST. @amazon Hey, alexa is down. what’s going on? — Jordan McCrea (@ShiningArmoire) May 15, 2019 @amazon Hey, alexa is down. what...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Tech, Alexa, Amazon Fire, Outage, Amazon Alexa, Jordan McCrea, Jefferson James


Microsoft announces new AI for Accessibility grantees

In honor of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Microsoft is announcing on Thursday seven new grantees that will work on AI-powered projects over the next year.
Tags: Technology, News, Microsoft


Trump Signs Executive Order Barring US Companies From Using Huawei Gear

schwit1 shares a report from Reuters: President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order declaring a national emergency and barring U.S. companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms posing a national security risk, paving the way for a ban on doing business with China's Huawei. The executive order invokes the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which gives the president the authority to regulate commerce in response to a national emergency that threatens th...
Tags: China, US, Tech, United States, Commerce, Donald Trump, Huawei, Reuters, Commerce Department, Trump Signs Executive, Wilbur Ross Read


Trump's Huawei ban could spark a tit-for-tat fight with Beijing that puts Apple in the middle of the crossfire (AAPL, NVDA, INTC, AMD, QCOM)

The US ban on Chinese tech giant Huawei could trigger a major retaliation by Beijing. Analysts say China could hit back at US tech giants doing business in the Asian nation, with Apple especially at risk. One analyst believes the reaction could be so severe that the effect on some US tech companies could be 'disastrous.' Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories A ban on Chinese tech giant Huawei by the Trump Administration could spark a tit-for-tat with Beijing that would turn th...
Tags: Apple, Japan, China, US, Trends, Intel, Beijing, Huawei, Idc, Trump, Wedbush, Ives, US Commerce Department, Trump Administration, Bajarin, Stacy Rasgon


Trump Admin Creates Web Portal for Supporters to Complain About Getting Banned on Social Media

Donald Trump has made absolutely no secret of his feelings on free speech: He hates it when it’s not servile paeans to him and his agenda. He’s called for opening up “libel laws” to make it easier to sue journalistic outfits, issued (empty) threats to revoke the broadcast licenses of TV outlets that embarrass him,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, White House, Social Media, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Trump, Tech Policy, Mods Mods, Freedom Of Speech Is Not Freedom From Consequences


Epic Plans More Exclusives For Its Games Store

DarkRookie2 shares a report from Ars Technica: If you thought Epic was done adding to the growing pile of PC games exclusively available on its own Games Store, well... I'd like to know where you got that impression. In any case, you should think again, because Epic has announced it will "reveal brand-new material for several games, including some exclusives, coming to the Epic Games store" at next month's Electronic Entertainment Expo. Epic also confirmed the platform's first storewide sale wil...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Epic, Electronic Entertainment Expo Epic, Epic Games Store Mega Sale


Internet Meme Pioneer YTMND Shuts Down

An anonymous reader quotes a report from PC Magazine: You're the Man Now Dog, a pioneer in the internet meme space, has shut down. The online community at YTMND.com allowed users to upload an image or a GIF and pair it with audio for hilarious results. Traffic to the website, however, dried up years ago with the rise of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. In 2016, site creator Max Goldberg said YTMND would likely shut down soon due to declining ad revenue and his ill health. "It seems like the inter...
Tags: Tech, Gizmodo, Sean Connery, Facebook Twitter, Goldberg, Max Goldberg


A turntable fitting for the 2020s

As a fitting companion to our favorite (and perhaps the most controversially popular) music playback device, the Elbow Cassette Player, Louis Berger’s oTon is a quirky playback device for serious design junkies and audiophiles.With a design that’s audacious enough to get me to quit Spotify to listen to LP discs full time, the oTon is vertical, exposes most of the vinyl disc, and is practically completely transparent… a design choice that makes the album art on the vinyl discs visible during play...
Tags: Gadgets, Music, Design, Audio, Turntable, Transparent, Product Design, Louis Berger, Oton, Vinyl Player


Tesla’s communications chief is leaving the automaker

Dave Arnold, Tesla’s senior director of communications, is leaving the company after two-and-half years, according to sources familiar with the move. Tesla confirmed to TechCrunch that Arnold was leaving in June. “We’d like to thank Dave for his work in support of Tesla’s mission, and we wish him well,” a Tesla spokesperson said in a company-issued statement. “Dave will remain with the company for the next month to help transition his responsibilities to Keely Sulprizio, Tesla’s director of Glob...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Facebook, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Dave, Automotive, Arnold, Tesla Model S, Musk, Global Communications, Personnel, The Boring Company, Dave Arnold Tesla, Keely Sulprizio Tesla


Close To 735K Fraudulently Obtained IP Addresses Have Been Uncovered and Revoked

The American Registry for Internet Numbers, Ltd. (ARIN) has won a legal case against an elaborate multi-year scheme to defraud the Internet community of approximately 735,000 IPv4 addresses, the organization has revealed. An anonymous reader writes: While the specifics of the findings are not released, John Curran, ARIN President and CEO said the fraud was detected as a result of an internal due diligence process. ARIN is a nonprofit member-based organization responsible for distributing Interne...
Tags: Tech, Caribbean, US Canada, Arin, John Curran, American Registry for Internet Numbers Ltd ARIN, ARIN Read


Google’s new travel portal will improve the way you plan your trips online

Slowly but surely, Google has become a one-stop shop for everything travel related. Few sites (if any) offer a cleaner and easier approach to booking travel arrangements than Google, and now, a new travel portal for the web has made the process even easier. All you have to do to check it out is head to google.com/travel.While most of the functionality of this travel hub was previously available through Google's website, this unifies all of the various features and options into a single webpa...
Tags: Google, News


Division 2 Multiplayer and Single-Player Campaign Broken By Latest Update

Longtime Slashdot reader Andy Smith writes: Gamers enjoying the single-player campaign in The Division 2 have been bitten by a bug in the latest update that spawned a range of server connection issues. While you might expect this to affect only multiplayer games, The Division 2 controversially requires a continuous server connection for the single-player campaign to work. Since Tuesday, campaign players have reported being kicked out of the game and losing their items, skills, and mission progre...
Tags: Tech, Slashdot, Andy Smith


Whiskey Coffee, Immigration, AI: MassChallenge’s New Austin Cohort

Austin—MassChallenge has picked the 74 early-stage companies that will eventually compete for a portion of $500,000 in cash as a part of its Austin accelerator program. They’re startups that are developing products in a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, agriculture, and artificial intelligence.A majority of the startups are from Texas, although some come from elsewhere in the US and world, including California, Virginia, Mexico, and Israel. Many of the founders are women: 56 perce...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Technology, Magnets, Cloud Computing, Cancer, Israel, Immigration, US, Employment, Trends, Startup, Tech, Diversity, Crops


Whiskey Coffee, Immigration, AI: MassChallenge Austin 2019 Startups

Austin—MassChallenge has picked the 74 early-stage companies that will eventually compete for a portion of $500,000 in cash as a part of its Austin accelerator program. They’re startups that are developing products in a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, agriculture, and artificial intelligence.A majority of the startups are from Texas, although some come from elsewhere in the US and world, including California, Virginia, Mexico, and Israel. Many of the founders are women: 56 perce...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Texas, Technology, Magnets, Cloud Computing, Cancer, Israel, Immigration, US, Employment, Trends, Startup, Tech, Diversity, Crops


Amazon drops prices on Fire 7, Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablets

Amazon Fire Kids Edition are some of the best kids' tablets on the market. Score your Fire 7, Fire HD 8, or Fire HD 10 Kids Edition, now available on Amazon at their lowest prices ever. The post Amazon drops prices on Fire 7, Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablets appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Mobile, Kids, Trends, Tablets, Amazon Fire, Amazon Fire Kids Edition, Kids Tablets


Gunman killed 11 Jewish worshippers. Then people hunted for hate online

The deadliest attack on Jews in American history appears to have triggered a spike in anti-Semitic searches on Google, exclusive research by CNN shows.
Tags: Google, News, Cnn, Stories


Watch SpaceX’s 60-satellite Starlink launch tonight right here

SpaceX’s launch tonight is being performed for a very important client: itself. Yes, the Falcon 9 that will lift off at 7:30 PM Pacific time is loaded not with government or commercial payloads, but the first of SpaceX’s own Starlink orbital communications satellites. You can watch this first-of-its-kind launch here. In the launch press kit (PDF), SpaceX provided new details of the launch, deployment process, and the Starlink satellites themselves, which have only been described in roundabout...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Earth, Launches, Falcon, StarLink, Space Internet


Accel closes $575M fund to double down on European and Israeli Series A deals

On the heels of Romanian-founded enterprise startup UiPath raising at a $7 billion valuation, the startup’s biggest investor is announcing a new fund to double down on making more investments in Europe. VC firm Accel has closed a $575 million fund — money that it plans to use to back startups in Europe and Israel, investing primarily at the Series A stage in a range of between $5 million and $15 million. At $575 million, this makes the fund one of the largest in the region, and it brings the tot...
Tags: Spotify, Europe, London, France, Softbank, Israel, Tech, Venture Capital, Kpmg, Adyen, Brexit, Accel, Farfetch, Philippe Botteri, Bucharest, Botteri


White House launches survey looking for tech industry bias

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The White House has launched an online form asking people to share their experiences if they think political bias has led to their posts being removed from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The White House’s official Twitter account tweeted a link to the form on Wednesday, saying that “The […]
Tags: Facebook, Business, Technology, News, White House, San Francisco, Ap, Nation


The White House wants to know if you’ve been ‘censored or silenced’ by social media

It’s no secret that the Trump administration has been at war with social media. In the past year, the President has accused several online giants of censoring conservative voices, in particular giants like Twitter, Google and Facebook. The Trump Administration is fighting for free speech online. No matter your views, if you suspect political bias has caused you to be censored or silenced online, we want to hear about it! https://t.co/9lc0cqUhuf pic.twitter.com/J8ICbx42dz — The White House ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, White House, Social Media, Tech, Policy, Jack Dorsey, Trump, Donald J Trump, Oval Office, Facebook Instagram Twitter, Twitter Google, President Trump, Facebook The Trump Administration


You can now buy a 1 terabyte microSD card

Remember when the idea of having a terabyte of storage was just mind-blowing? Now they’re packing a terabyte onto a card the size of your pinky nail. In news that would have made teenage me’s head pop, SanDisk is now selling a 1 terabyte version of its Extreme microSD line for $450. The company first talked up these cards at Mobile World Congress back in February, but now they’re actually hitting the shelves. As Tom’s Guide spotted, it’s available on SanDisk’s site as of this morning. Read sp...
Tags: TC, Tech, Sandisk, Mobile World Congress, Microsd, Tom



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