Elon Musk promises to take Tesla Model S to ‘Plaid’ with new powertrain – gpgmail

[ad_1] Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised a more powerful powertrain option in future Model S, Model X and the next-generation Roadster sports car that will push acceleration and speed beyond the current high bar known as Ludicrous mode. Musk tweeted Wednesday evening “the only thing beyond Ludicrous is Plaid,” a teaser to a higher performing […]

Uber plans to keep defending independent contractor model for drivers – gpgmail

[ad_1] In light of gig worker protections bill AB5 passing in the California State Senate last night, amendments to AB5 passing in the Assembly this morning, Uber has made it clear it plans to do whatever it takes to keep its drivers independent contractors. “We will continue to advocate for a compromised agreement,” Uber Chief […]

Porsche Taycan vs Tesla Model S: Spec for spec, price for price

[ad_1] The Porsche Taycan is a missile aimed straight at Tesla. The German electric sedan packs everything needed to give the Model S its first real fight. The Porsche is just as fast, is sleeker thanks to a lower drag coefficient, and packs several technical goodies missing from Tesla’s sedan. However, the Tesla Model S […]

Kobo brings the Forma form factor to a cheaper model – gpgmail

[ad_1] I’ve long had a soft spot for Kobo for a few reasons. First is the simple fact that the company (now part of Rakuten) was one of the last few competing with Amazon in the e-reader market. Second is features like Pocket integration. Third is the device’s openness to file formats like ePub that […]

Tesla Model 3 Owners Locked Out of Cars Thanks to App Outage

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Tesla Model 3 is the budget offering in Tesla’s lineup, but it’s still jam-packed with fancy technology like custom driver profiles, autonomous driving, and a top speed of 162 miles per hour. You can even control the car […]

Tesla’s Model 3 interior (even the steering wheel) is now 100% leather-free – gpgmail

[ad_1] Tesla said Saturday that its Model 3 interiors are now completely free of leather, fulfilling a promise made by CEO Elon Musk at this year’s annual shareholder meeting. Tesla has been closing in on a leather-free interior for a couple of years now. But a sticking point was the steering wheel, which Musk made […]

DoorDash reveals details of its new tipping model – gpgmail

[ad_1] DoorDash announced last month that it would be changing its controversial tipping model. Today it’s revealing the basics of how the new system will work. Under the past model, Dashers (DoorDash drivers and other delivery people) were guaranteed a minimum payment per delivery, with DoorDash paying a $1 base, then providing an additional payment […]

Automattic’s bargain-bin Tumblr deal plugs right into the WordPress business model – gpgmail

[ad_1] Tumblr has been an millstone around the neck of its owners, first Yahoo and later Oath and Verizon Media, pretty much since it was acquired in 2013. They never found an answer to the question that new owner Automattic is presumably about to take a crack at: how to make this unruly erstwhile porn […]

Tesla Model 3 owner implants RFID chip to turn her arm into a key – gpgmail

[ad_1] Forget the keycard or phone app, one software engineer is trying out a new way to unlock and start her Tesla Model 3. Amie DD, who has a background in game simulation and programming, recently released a video showing how she “biohacked” her body. The software engineer removed the RFID chip from the Tesla […]

Tesla brings back free unlimited supercharging for the Model S and X – gpgmail

[ad_1] Tesla is resurrecting a popular benefit that CEO Elon Musk once called “unsustainable” as it attempts to boost sales of its more expensive electric vehicles. Tesla announced Saturday that all new Model S sedans and Model X SUVs will come with free unlimited access to its network of electric vehicle chargers known as superchargers. […]