Tesla implements innovative way to avoid gas cars ‘ICEing’ Superchargers

Following several issues at Supercharger stations where gas-powered vehicles were blocking access, Tesla is now implementing an innovative way to avoid ‘Icing’ Superchargers and make sure the spots are always ready for Tesla owners. It’s not exactly uncommon for vehicles to block access to charging stations. It’s referred to in EV community as ‘ICEing’ a charging …

Surina Shukri is MDEC’s new CEO – Tech News | The Star Online

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo has announced the appointment of Surina Shukri as the new CEO of the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). The minister made the announcement via a statement that Surina’s appointment as CEO, effective tomorrow (Jan 16), is for three years.  Source: www.thestar.com

Apple May Be Working on 7th-Generation iPod Touch, 2019 iPhones Could Adopt USB-C

Apple could have a 7th-generation iPod touch in the works, according to new information shared today by Japanese site Mac Otakara. Several suppliers at CES 2019 reportedly told Mac Otakara that a 7th-generation iPod touch “might” be in development as a replacement for the 6th-generation version. The site did not provide details on when an …

Tesla is entering the Model 3 into Pwn2Own, one of the world’s toughest hacking contests

Tesla is handing over its new Model 3 sedan to Pwn2Own this year, the first time a car has been included in the annual high-profile hacking contest. The prize for the winning security researcher: a Model 3. Pwn2Own, which is in its 12th year and run by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative, is known as …

VW is investing $800 million in US factory to build electric cars

Volkswagen has confirmed today that it will be investing $800 million in its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee to prepare the location for production of new electric cars using the MEB platform. Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, made the announcement: “The US is one of the most important locations for us and producing electric …

Jay-Z’s ‘Tidal’ Faces Investigation for Faking Listener Numbers | Breitbart

Jay-Z’s music streaming service Tidal is reportedly under investigation in Norway over allegations that the company faked listener numbers. The extent of the faked numbers could allegedly involve hundreds of millions of false plays of albums from major artists like Beyonce. According to Bloomberg, Tidal is “being probed by the Norwegian Authority for Investigation of …

Cops Can’t Force People to Unlock Their Phones With Biometrics, Court Rules

Photo: Getty A federal judge in California has ruled that law enforcement can’t compel a suspect to unlock their phone with a fingerprint or face recognition. Combined with a previous court ruling that held police cannot force a suspect to tell them their password, we’re getting some clarity on the future of search and seizure …

Spotify and India’s T-Series ink a global content deal for over 160,000 songs

Ahead of Spotify’s entry into the Indian market, the streaming service this morning announced a global content deal with a leading Indian film and music company, T-Series, which gives it access to T-Series’ entire Indian song catalog. This includes Bollywood and regional movie soundtracks, plus other non-film albums and emerging artist content, the company says. …

Bigger engine, more power, scoops, and wings for Mustang Shelby GT500

reader comments 152 with 76 posters participating, including story author Share this story That’s a heck of a grill. We’ve got mouths to feed. With air. Expect snake logos everywhere. The 5.2L V8 now sports a supercharger. I bet this makes a lot of noise. Ford’s press release says the GT500 is “the pinnacle of …

Verizon charges new “spam” fee for texts sent from teachers to students

reader comments 65 with 52 posters participating Share this story A free texting service used by teachers, students, and parents may stop working on the Verizon Wireless network because of a dispute over texting fees that Verizon demanded from the company that operates the service. As a result, teachers that use the service have been …

Screens Might Be as Bad for Mental Health as … Potatoes

Psychologists can’t seem to agree on what technology is doing to our sense of well-being. Some say digital devices have become a bane of modern life; others claim they’re a balm for it. Between them lies a shadowy landscape of non-consensus: As the director the National Institutes of Health recently told Congress, research into technology’s …

Giant Food Stores will place robotic assistants at 172 locations, company says

(Sue Gleiter/PennLive.com) January 14 at 3:31 PM He goes by the name “Marty.” Tall, slow-moving and gray, he has big cartoonish eyes that disguise something unique about the newest employee at Giant Food Stores: Marty is deliberate and relentless, and — unlike his fellow employees — he has the ability to work a seemingly endless …

Report: Amazon Ring Gave Employees Unrestricted Access to Footage of Customers’ Homes | Breitbart

Ring, a home security camera company owned by Amazon, allowed employees unrestricted access to the cameras inside people’s homes, according to a report from the Intercept. The Intercept reported last week that Ring “provided its Ukraine-based research and development team virtually unfettered access to a folder on Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service that contained every video …

Desalination Is Booming. But What About All That Toxic Brine?

If only humans could drink seawater without dying, we wouldn’t find ourselves floundering in a water crisis. To not die, first you have to boil saltwater and collect the pure vapor, or get yourself a fancy membrane that filters out all the salt and, conveniently, sea life. This is the controversial idea behind large-scale desalination—great, …

P&G Urges Men to Lose Their ‘Toxic Masculinity’ in Gillette Razor Ad | Breitbart

Proctor & Gamble is urging men to shave their “toxic masculinity” in a new ad for Gillette razors. The ad shows men fighting, cooking barbecue, and verbally harassing women, interspersed with news reports about the #MeToo movement. [embedded content] A new ad from P&G razor brand Gillette encourages men to reexamine themselves and the way …

‘Father of DNA’ James Watson Stripped of Awards for Remarks on Race | Breitbart

Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson, often referred to as the “Father of DNA,” has been stripped of several awards and dumped by the lab he led throughout his career after he made remarks on the connections between race and IQ in a recent PBS documentary. 90-year-old James Watson was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology …