Tesla loss grows as it falls short of sales goals

DETROIT >> Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. ended its turbulent second quarter with a larger-than-expected loss but said it remains on track to increase production in the second half of this year and introduce a new car in 2017. Tesla's second-quarter loss grew nearly 60 percent to $293 million as it delivered fewer vehicles than planned.

Splice launches rent-to-own pricing model for software synths

Serum One by one, most software has succumbed to the cloud; Designers have Adobe, gamers have Steam, programmers have GitHub and now musicians have Splice. Splice is launching a rent-to-own pricing model for software synths. Starting today, musicians will be able to use Serum from X for Records, to their hearts content without any upfront fees.  The company likes to call their service a rental,… Read More

VIPKID nabs $100M to link Chinese kids with native speakers to learn English

Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 13.52.56 As interest and investment continue to pour into the online education market, startups building platforms with a lot of traction are reaping the rewards. In the latest development, a company out of China called VIPKID — which has built a popular platform connecting children aged between five and 12 years with native English speakers for one-to-one online language lessons… Read More

Intel shows off mystery depth-sensing virtual reality accessory

An Intel engineer just tweeted out a photo of a new VR sensor prototype and suggested that VR would play a large role in the company’s developer conference late this month. In the since-deleted tweet, Dimitri Diakopoulos, a senior prototyping engineer at Intel, showed off what he referred to as a depth-sensing prototype attachment for the HTC Vive. At least visually, the sensor… Read More

Pooh returns to NY library after yearlong conservation

Three researchers whose work with cell proteins has implications for Alzheimer's disease, cancer and other degenerative illnesses will share one of the largest awards in medicine and science in the U.S.,... Three researchers whose work with cell proteins has implications for Alzheimer's disease, cancer and other degenerative illnesses will share one of the largest awards in medicine and science in the U.S., officials at a... In the midst of a five-hour standoff that turned deadly, Facebook granted an emergency request from the Baltimore County Police Department to take offline the social media accounts belonging to a woman who wielded... In the midst of a five-hour standoff that turned deadly, Facebook granted an emergency request from the Baltimore County Police Department to take offline the social media accounts belonging to a woman who wielded a... Eric Greitens already has a resume ... (more)