Elon Musk: Tesla will stay public

Remember a couple of weeks ago when Elon Musk, out of the blue, tweeted that he had “funding secured” and would consider taking his car company private at a price of $420 per share? Well, you can forget it, since the billionaire announced tonight in…

The next TBS esports series looks inside a major ‘CS:GO’ tournament

TBS has become an unexpected home for esports content over the last two years, though it’s mostly covered Eleague, the pro gaming circuit the cable network’s parent company Turner helped create. Its next show dives into the recent CS:GO pro tournamen…

The electric Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow is retro quick

There’s no shortage of electric concept cars based on vehicles of the past. But that’s doesn’t mean I’m any less excited about the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow. Based on the W 125 Benz from 1937, the single-seater concept car looks like its ready fo…

Reddit moderators spotted Iranian fake news campaign months ago

Earlier this week, Facebook, Twitter and Google announced they had pulled a number of accounts linked to a misinformation campaign based out of Iran. Facebook took down 652 pages believed to be connected to the campaign while Twitter suspended…

Magic Leap teardown reveals the complexities of mixed reality

After years of waiting, Magic Leap released its mixed reality headset earlier this month. The Magic Leap One Creator Edition isn’t quite a consumer-facing device — instead, it comes bundled with several ‘preview experiences’ meant to inspire folks w…

Japan teams up with Uber, Airbus and 19 others on flying taxi plan

Japan wants to bring flying taxis into the mainstream over the next decade and it’s putting together a government-led group in order to do so, Bloomberg reports. The country’s trade ministry said to today that the group will bring together at least 2…

Twitter CEO to testify before House committee on September 5th

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on September 5th about the company’s use of algorithms and how it monitors content.

31 plastic bottles and some algae is practically all this backpack is made from

Mobius is a backpack with a sustainable twist: Not only is it made almost entirely out of upcycled materials, but its creators will also plant 10 trees for every unit that is sold.
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MoviePass forces annual subscribers to its new three-movie plan early

Earlier this month, MoviePass announced that its customers, previously allowed to see one movie per day, would be limited to just three per month. At the time, the company said that the change wouldn’t affect annual subscribers until their plan renew…

About that Facebook trust ranking

To the complete horror and amusement of those watching the grand experiment Facebook is doing on everyone, this week we found out the company is assigning a reputation score to users that ranks their trustworthiness. The perversity of the situ…