Tesla has gotten regulatory approval to start delivering its Model 3 mid-size electric sedan in Europe, Bloomberg reported Monday.
After getting the green light from Dutch vehicle authority RDW, the company is slated to start delivering the Long Range Battery variant of the Model 3 in February.
It's been a long wait for European customers, many of whom reserved a Model 3 back in early 2016 when the pre-orders first opened. UK customers will have to wait a little longer still; The Telegraph notes that production of right-hand Model 3s is slated to start in mid-2019. Read more...More about Europe, Tesla, Model 3, Tech, and Big Tech Companies
At the end of December, Redditor u/schrodert was watching Sesame Street with his daughter, when he thought he heard beloved monster Grover drop an F-bomb.
"Yes, yes that's a fucking excellent idea!" he seemed to say.
The clip went viral, like the whole Laurel/Yanny debate, even Jimmy Kimmel heard it. But the late show host wanted to know if it was just adults who could hear it. So, he sent his crew to ask a bunch of kids if they could catch a naughty word in the clip.
Some of these kids don't hear it at all, or hear "sounds like an excellent idea," but a handful hear the forbidden word — and their reactions are frankly adorable. Read more...More about Watercooler, Kids, Jimmy Kimmel, Sesame Street, and Audio Illusions
Sony's robot dog companion, Aibo, now comes in a brand new colour: chocolate.
The tech giant announced the new special edition, tri-tone shade for its four-legged friend on Tuesday.
An alternative to the standard Bicentennial Man-like white/ivory version, the special edition Aibo will come in three shades of brown.
It's available for preorder now in Japan, with shipping set to start on February 1.
Sony's all-new Aibo was first unveiled at CES in January 2018, and landed in the U.S. in September . But these adorable robodogs are pretty damn expensive, going for a cool $2,899 each — about as much as MacBook Pro. Read more...More about Sony, Robots, Aibo, Tech, and Consumer Tech
It figures that in the midst of the longest government shutdown in American history, the earth would literally open up a block from the grounds of White House.
Yet another sinkhole — a depression in the ground caused by a collapse of land — has opened up in Washington D.C., this time just a block from the presidential residence.
Opening up on Tuesday afternoon, the "large" sinkhole was reported by D.C. Police as being the reason for road closures on 17th Street NW between C Street and E Street NW.
Instagram is once again trying to reassure users that its algorithm isn't actively "hiding" posts from people.
The company issued a rare rebuttal to criticism of its algorithm in response to a viral meme claiming that said algorithm only surfaces posts to 7 percent of an account's followers.
"We’ve noticed an uptick in posts about Instagram limiting the reach of your photos to 7% of your followers, and would love to clear this up," the company wrote on Twitter.
"What shows up first in your feed is determined by what posts and accounts you engage with the most, as well as other contributing factors such as the timeliness of posts, how often you use Instagram, how many people you follow, etc. Read more...More about Tech, Instagram, Social Media Companies, Tech, and Social Media Companies
Twitter has suspended an account which was linked to the magnification of a confrontation between high school students wearing MAGA hats and Native American protesters.
According to CNN, the account @2020fight was suspended from the social media platform after it shared a captioned video of the encounter on Jan. 18 in Washington D.C., where both the Indigenous Peoples March and the anti-abortion March For Life were taking place.
Groups from both, as well as a handful of protesters linked to the , converged near the Lincoln Memorial. This led to a standoff between 64-year-old Native American elder Nathan Phillips and MAGA-hat wearing teenager Nick Sandmann, which would be shared in many viral videos throughout the weekend. Read more...More about Twitter, Native Americans, Protest, Teens, and Tech
Watch Bon Appetit's Claire Saffitz nearly break. Again. This time over Pringles.
The pasty chef tackled the recreation by first breaking down the texture of the snack: She noticed that Pringles are more of a "potato crisp" made of a powder composite than traditional thinly sliced potatoes.
"This is gonna be a project that's more about process and construction than flavor," she noted.
She rolled a combination of rice flour, ground potatoes, and cornstarch through a pasta press to nail down the signature paper-thin texture.
Next challenge: getting the shape down.
When drying the dough over a rolling pin and frying it between two slotted spoons didn't work, she went back to adjusting the potato composite. Eventually, she made a mold by hacking apart a sieve. Read more...More about Viral Videos, Pringles, Bon Appetit, Culture, and Web Culture
In the end times, when the Earth is populated solely by roving bands of marauders, at least we'll know Apple was able to find new ways to profit from the iPhone.
The environmental nonprofit CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) dropped its latest report on Tuesday, and it's very depressing. The group asked more than 7,000 companies to share the risks and opportunities that come with climate change, reported Bloomberg. And it turns out there is money to be made even in a world ravaged by drought and storms.
Apple notes that "as people begin to experience severe weather events with greater frequency, we expect an increasing need for confidence and preparedness in the arena of personal safety and the well-being of loved ones." Read more...More about Tech, Google, Apple, Climate Change, and Tech