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A Tesla Megapack caught fire at the Victorian Big Battery facility in Australia

A 13-tonne Tesla Megapack caught fire on Friday morning at a battery storage facility in south-east Australia. The blaze occurred during testing at 10 - 10.15am local time. Saqib Shah Contributor Saqib Shah.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchJul 31st, 2021

Ford invests $50M, partners with Tesla co-founder"s battery-recycling company

The automaker says its partnership with Redwood eventually could include the use of recycled battery components in future EVs......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Self-driving tech firm Aurora to test driverless delivery with FedEx

Aurora, which is led by former heads of self-driving programs at Google, Uber and Tesla, said it is aiming for trucks without a safety driver by late 2023......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Microsoft’s Surface Duo 2 gets better specs, an even bigger $1,499 price tag

Despite fire sales, Microsoft doubles down on the original Surface Duo concept. The Surface Duo 2. From this angle it looks identical to the Duo 1. [credit:.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Researchers "watch" molten salts carve tiny nooks and tunnels into metal alloys in 3D

A multidisciplinary team of scientists has used the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User facility located at the DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory, to investigate how high-tempera.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

PS4 System Update 9.00 Reportedly Fixes Missing CMOS Battery Issue

PS4 system update 9.00 has reportedly issued a fix for the missing CMOS battery problem. Read more details here. The post PS4 System Update 9.00 Reportedly Fixes Missing CMOS Battery Issue appeared first on PlayStation Universe. Sony launched PS.....»»

Category: gameSource:  psuRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Google buying new office building for $2.1 billion, employees "need to collaborate"

A former freight facility, the purchase of St. John’s Terminal represents the most expensive sale of a US office building since the pandemic began nearly two years ago, according to The Wall Street Journal. The building will be Google's largest off.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Soft corals, hard problem: New technique reveals corals vulnerable to bleaching

UNSW marine biologists have developed a method for identifying Australia's soft corals that are most vulnerable—and most resistant—to rising sea temperatures and episodes of coral bleaching, and therefore, which species are in most urgent need of.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

5.9 earthquake causes some damage in Australia, no injuries

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake caused some damage in suburban Melbourne on Wednesday in an unusually powerful temblor for Australia......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Foxconn to invest in Gogoro

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) has disclosed it will invest US$20 million for a 0.76% stake in Gogoro, a Taiwan-based electric scooter maker and battery swapping system provide......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

SpaceX crewmember has colorful response to first view of Earth

As the first all-civilian crew aboard a SpaceX spacecraft caught their first glimpse of Earth through the cupola, one of them uttered an unforgettable response......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

Amazon Fire TV Stick gets a limited-time discount today

Get the Amazon Fire Stick streaming device on sale today at Amazon for just $28......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

The Sonos Roam speaker just got a major connectivity fix

Sonos has updated the software on its Sonos Roam portable speakers to address battery life and connection issues......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

The first iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max reviews are in

With a 120Hz ProMotion display, longer battery life and an improved camera system, the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max bring some welcome upgrades......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

A new study suggests Tesla drivers tend to be more distracted when autopilot is enabled

There have been reports of multiple crashes involving Tesla's autopilot (AP) system, at least enough to raise concerns about their safety. US safety agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Office of Defects.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Facebook adds a battery-powered smart screen to the Portal line

The Portal line has always been a kind of odd duck in the world of smart screens. Facebook’s most significant contribution to the category is almost certainly Smart Camera, which uses AI to track a subject and pan and zoom accordingly to keep them.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite returns with a bigger screen, USB-C and wireless charging

We’ve entered the throes of hardware season, with big events from all of the industry’s big names. Amazon has already announced a number of new Fire TVs, with plans for a big (likely Echo-focused) event a week from today. In the meantime, the ret.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Battery Resourcers raises $70M to grow closed-loop battery supply chain

Battery Resourcers, a startup that’s developing a closed-loop approach to lithium-ion battery materials, has closed $70 million in mid-round funding to scale its commercial operations across two continents. The company, which is based in Worcester,.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

First complete national assessment of Australia"s sharks and rays

The first complete assessment of extinction risk for all Australian sharks, rays and ghost sharks reveals Australia is home to more than a quarter of shark species on the planet, but 12 percent of those are at risk of extinction......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Anti-shark device cuts likelihood of attack by two-thirds

A surfboard-mounted shark deterrent device has been found to reduce the likelihood of bite by 66 percent during testing off Western Australia......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Climate change is testing the resilience of native plants to fire, from ash forests to gymea lilies

Green shoots emerging from black tree trunks is an iconic image in the days following bushfires, thanks to the remarkable ability of many native plants to survive even the most intense flames......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021