Electric Car Range May Soon Triple, Thanks to New Research

BRIEF A major difficulty in electric vehicle adoption is their battery capacity and range. One new study could help us potentially triple electric car range, hopefully supporting the global break from fossil fuels. BATTERY BREAKTHROUGHS As increasingly more companies and governments move to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, it is becoming apparent that electric car [...]

2017-12-13T16:30:40+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

PepsiCo makes biggest public pre-order of Tesla Semis: 100 trucks

Revealed: Tesla's new electric semi truck Tesla 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. PepsiCo Inc (PEP) has reserved 100 of Tesla Inc's (TSLA) [...]

2017-12-13T15:51:15+00:00 December 13th, 2017|

What Apple is likely to do with Shazam, the early name-that-tune iPhone app

What Apple is likely to do with Shazam, the early name-that-tune iPhone app  2017-12-11 23:30 UTC by USA TODAY One of the earliest apps, for music discovery, faded in use as more listeners switched to Pandora then Spotify.       Apple is reportedly buying music recognition app Shazam, a move that could allow it to integrate [...]

2017-12-12T15:29:39+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

Treasury Department says GOP tax plan will pay for

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin arrives to attend a press conference at the White House on October 17. On Monday, the Treasury Department released a one-page memo defending the GOP tax plan. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI  Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The Treasury Department released a one-page analysis of the Republican-led Senate tax plan Monday that says the [...]

2017-12-12T02:29:23+00:00 December 12th, 2017|

VW executive sentenced to 7 years for

Former VW executive Oliver Schmidt, 48, has been sentenced to seven year in prison and fined 400,000 US dollar for his role in the company's emissions scandal. Photo courtesy of the Volkswagen Group of America/EPA  Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A federal judge sentenced a former Volkswagen executive to 7 years in prison Wednesday for his role [...]

2017-12-07T22:28:12+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Anheuser-Busch orders 40 new electric Tesla semis

2 of 3 Tesla's electric semi-truck, announced last month, can go 500 miles with a full load at highway speeds -- twice the distance of most U.S. freight routes. Photo by Tesla/UPI  | License Photo Dec. 7 (UPI) -- To reduce its carbon footprint, beer maker Anheuser-Busch said Thursday it's ordered 40 new, fully electric Tesla semis equipped [...]

2017-12-07T22:21:51+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Porn star August Ames commits suicide after bullying for not wanting to have sex with man who

  Adult film actress August Ames appears at the Twistys booth during the 2017 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 18, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ames committed suicide after relentless bullying online.  (Getty) A porn star relentlessly bullied on Twitter after saying she did not want to [...]

2017-12-07T16:54:50+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Just 15 vehicles met tougher criteria for 2018 IIHS safety picks

Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Only 15 cars this year met tougher criteria for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating, the group announced Thursday. Safety tests this year included a passenger-side crash test, a first for the IIHS award. "Drivers expect that their passengers, who are often family, will be [...]

2017-12-07T16:51:14+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

Hackers steal nearly $70B in bitcoins as

Bitcoin's value hit $15,000 on Wednesday, a new record for the cryptocurrency. File Photo by Nata-Lia/UPI Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Nearly $70 billion worth of bitcoins were stolen from a service called NiceHash as the cryptocurrency's value skyrocketed to $15,000. NiceHash, a cryptocurrency mining service, was forced to shut down its operations for 24 hours following [...]

2017-12-07T14:48:31+00:00 December 7th, 2017|

SEC files charges against cryptocurrency firm for misleading investors

A board on the floor of the NYSE shows the price of oil at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street in New York City on March 9, 2016. On Monday, the SEC pressed charges against a cryptocurrency firm for misleading investors. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo  Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The Securities [...]

2017-12-05T14:35:56+00:00 December 5th, 2017|