A Cobalt Crisis Could Put the Brakes on Electric Car Sales

A Cobalt Crisis Could Put the Brakes on Electric Car Sales

Electric vehicle sales are soaring, with factories working full-pelt to churn out as many batteries as possible. And that’s creating some bottlenecks.Global production of electric vehicles is predicted to top four million cars globally this year, rising to 12 million in 2025. In Europe alone, 540,000 electric cars will be sold this year, an increase…

A Tiny Piece of Tape Tricked Teslas Into Speeding Up 50 MPH

A Tiny Piece of Tape Tricked Teslas Into Speeding Up 50 MPH

This week was filled with wide-scale calamity. Hundreds of millions of PCs have components whose firmware is vulnerable to hacking—which is to say, pretty much all of them. It’s a problem that’s been known about for years, but doesn’t seem to get any better.Likewise, Bluetooth implementation mistakes in seven SoC—system on chips—have exposed at least…

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus Review: Close to Perfection

Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus Review: Close to Perfection

Get an IPA or two in me, and I’m liable to start rambling about how Apple retained the stupid, eartip-less design on the second generation of its industry-dominating AirPods, forcing anyone who wants earbuds that are actually comfortable to shell out an extra $90 for the better-designed AirPods Pro (or Beats Powerbeats Pro).Yet I’m elated…

Family Farms Try to Raise a New Cash Cow: Solar Power

Family Farms Try to Raise a New Cash Cow: Solar Power

This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.The Kominek family farm is a green expanse of hay and alfalfa in northern Colorado. The family has planted and raked crops for half a century, but as yields declined over recent years, the farm began losing money. In late 2017, Byron…

13 Best Deals This Weekend: AirPods, Roomba, LG TVs, and More

13 Best Deals This Weekend: AirPods, Roomba, LG TVs, and More

Tech giants are hard at work prepping their latest products for 2020, which means awesome deals on a lot of fantastic (and previously expensive) products to make shelf space. From excellent noise-canceling headphones and a great smartwatch to a 25 percent discount on one of our all-time favorite robot vacuums, it’s a great weekend to…

Russia Doesn’t Want Bernie Sanders. It Wants Chaos

Russia Doesn’t Want Bernie Sanders. It Wants Chaos

If there’s one line intelligence officials have stuck to about Russian interference in US elections, it’s that it never stopped. Not after the 2016 election, not after the 2018 midterms, and certainly not now, well into the 2020 primary season. Which is why it should be no great surprise that, as The Washington Post first…

Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a ‘Hot Coffee’ mod

Red Dead Redemption 2 gets a ‘Hot Coffee’ mod

Someone made a “Hot Coffee” mod for Red Dead Redemption 2, and the creator says Rockstar Games almost instantly sent them a demand to cease and desist with the callback to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ AO-rated scandal from 15 years ago. “Hot Coffee” is, for now, still available on Nexus Mods, and while I’m…

Bethesda games leave GeForce Now streaming service

Bethesda games leave GeForce Now streaming service

In a recent post on the NVIDIA blog, GeForce Now general manager Phil Eisler said:”As we approach a paid service, some publishers may choose to remove games before the trial period ends. Ultimately, they maintain control over their content and decide whether the game you purchase includes streaming on GeForce NOW. Meanwhile, others will bring…