SpaceX’s CRS-10 ISS resupply mission rocket launch scrubbed, next window is Feb 19

32945170225_e5b87acce0_k Update: SpaceX aborted the launch with 13 seconds to go, citing the issue with the positioning of an engine nozzle that’s responsible for steering the rocket in the second stage as the cause. The company said it was exercising “an abundance of caution” in postponing the launch, but wanted to be absolutely sure. The next launch window is at 9:38 AM ET on Sunday morning. At… Read More

GM said to be fielding thousands of self-driving test Bolts with Lyft in 2018

Cruise Chevy Bolt Self-driving fleets of cars might be sharing the streets with human drivers sooner than many thought; Reuters reports that GM will field “thousands” of self-driving electric test vehicles, primarily based on the Chevrolet Bolt platform, starting in 2018. The fleets will primarily be used with partner Lyft for on-demand ride-hailing service, according to the report. Read More

Teslab is the companion app Tesla owners have been waiting for

screen-shot-2017-02-14-at-3-03-49-pm Tesla actually makes a lot of data available to vehicle owners via APIs and other endpoints, but it’s not always easy to find and make use of that info. Enter Teslab, a new app that tracks data and links it to your profile, while also letting you share it out to a community of other Tesla owners in a way that, during the beta spotted by Teslerati, users have really enjoyed. The app… Read More

Havard-led woolly mammoth de-extinction project gets closer to reality

ST. PETER-ORDING, GERMANY - MAY 31:  Two replicas of mammoths are seen during the "Giganten Der Eizeit" exhibition opening on May 31, 2011 in St. Peter-Ording, Germany. Europes biggest ice age exhibition opens on 3rd of June.  (Photo by Krafft Angerer/Getty Images) The woolly mammoth is long extinct, but it’s beginning to look like they might make a comeback – or a comeback of sorts, as a hybrid elephant genetically edited to display many mammoth traits. A team of Harvard researchers presented their progress in making this happen at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s yearly meeting this week, and according to… Read More

Elon Musk posts, then deletes, tweets calling Trump’s immigration ban “not right”

musk-deleted-tweets Tesla CEO Elon Musk addressed President Trump’s immigration ban on Muslim majority nations directly via Twitter on Wednesday, saying that the order is “not right” and refers to it as a “Muslim immigration ban” — but he then deleted those tweets almost immediately, referring to them as “earlier drafts.” The specific wording was very strong,… Read More

Jaguar launches in-car payments at Shell gas stations

imgp5939-edit-edit-edit-2-edit-2 In a first for in-car convenience features, Jaguar is teaming up with Shell to launch a new payment feature that lets you use Apple Pay or PayPal (with Android Pay coming later on) to easily pay for gas right within their vehicles at the pumps. The feature is coming to the UK first, but will roll out around the world after that. The feature requires installation of the Shell app to make… Read More

Daimler’s Smart will focus on electric vehicles exclusively in North America

smart fortwo cabrio, prime, black to yellow / titania grey matt ;

smart fortwo cabrio, prime, black to yellow / titania grey matt; The adorable little Smart cars you see on North American roads from here on out will likely be primarily electric, as the company has decided to cease sales of its gas-powered Fortwo and Fortwo Cabrio in the U.S. and Canada from 2017 on. It sounds like the decision has less to do with overwhelming demand for electric Smart cars, however, and more to do with the North American market’s… Read More

This Lucid Air electric car winter test video reminds us snow can be good

lucid-air-winter-testing-1867x1050 Lucid’s Air is a 1,000 HP electric dream car, which is still in the early stages of real-world testing, but which already has more than a few EV fans excited. Now, the company is showing off its winter conditions testing, courtesy of a video shot in Minnesota that makes the state far more appealing than any tourism bureau marketing I’ve ever seen. The video includes footage shot… Read More

Tesla answers claims of poor factory working conditions and unionization efforts

FEBRUARY 4, 2015 FREMONT, CA Workers assemble cars on the line at Tesla's factory in Fremont.  (Photo by David Butow/Corbis via Getty Images) Jose Moran, who claims to be a Tesla employee working at the company’s Fremont, California assembly facility, took to Medium on Thursday to detail working conditions at the company, and to detail efforts on behalf of factory employees to unionize, an initiative in the beginning stages of being supported by the United Autoworkers Union, the U.S. automotive industry’s largest… Read More

Shopify CEO attempts to defend continued hosting of Breitbart’s online store

tobias-lutke-shopify Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke penned an open letter in response to the ongoing barrage of communication being received by himself and other Shopify employees about their continued decision to host the online store of Breitbart, the right-wing publication which regularly publishes racist and sexist headlines and content. Lütke’s argument generally rests on a “free speech”… Read More