Technology

Steve December 3, 2021

According to a statement from China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), Tesla Shanghai filed a recall plan for 21,599 Model Y EVs manufactured in the country. The automaker cited issues pertaining to the strength of front and rear steering knuckles, stating they may not meet the automaker’s design requirements. Just last week, we reported […]

Steve December 2, 2021

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block graphics chip maker Nvidia’s $40 billion purchase of chip designer Arm, saying the deal would create a powerful company that could hurt the growth of new technologies. Nvidia Corp., based in Santa Clara, California, said in September2020 that it was buying United Kingdom-based Arm Ltd. from […]

Steve December 2, 2021

A new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) provides an overview of major developments in the managed charging field, and offers recommendations for designing utility managed charging programs, based on interviews with utility execs and case studies. “The State of Managed Charging in 2021,” which was produced in partnership with several charging industry […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Tesla’s megacasting technique—using giant casting machines to make car bodies with just a few massive cast parts—greatly reduces the complexity of the body assembly process, saving costs and improving efficiency. Tesla is producing Model Y at Gigafactory Texas using an enormous Giga Press to cast a single rear body piece, which replaced 70 different parts. […]

Steve December 2, 2021

The CPU (or processor) is the brain of your computer, so it’s vital that it runs nice and smoothly. Under duress, the CPU temperature can start getting hot, at which point your PC may start slowing down, crashing and – over the long term – the CPU may die. Here’s how to cool down your […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Discord users are facing a weird issue when making calls where it keeps disconnecting and reconnecting automatically. This ruins the experience, as you miss out on what was said or shown during the call. Here are several troubleshooting tips to help resolve the issue. Discord Calls Disconnecting Discord hasn’t addressed or identified the cause of […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Toyota has reportedly partnered with China’s BYD to build a new affordable electric car to launch next year. The Japanese automaker has widely been recognized as a laggard in the transition to electric vehicles. Years of betting on hydrogen fuel cells and hybrid vehicles has put Toyota behind on battery-electric vehicles. The automaker only recently […]

Steve December 2, 2021

A federal judge on Wednesday blocked Texas legislation banning large social media companies from moderating content, one day before the law was due to come into effect. Under the law, HB20, social media platforms with over 50 million monthly active users in the US are prohibited from removing content posted by users, especially if they’re […]

Steve December 2, 2021

Tesla is having issues securing solar panel supply amid the global supply crisis. The issues are starting to lead to delays on some customer projects. Last month, we reported on early signs that supply chain issues are affecting Tesla’s solar panel business. Now things have escalated to the point that the company is warning some […]

Steve December 2, 2021

GM will bring the Chevy Bolt EV and EUV back into production in the week of January 24, 2022. Production is currently paused as GM sorts out a battery recall on both models. In August, GM recalled all Bolt EVs and EUVs responding to a battery defect that had led to fires. The blame was […]

Steve December 2, 2021

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — If you’ve turned on a television in the last three years, chances are you’ve been inundated with advertisements for sports betting, and not only during game broadcasts. Commercials featuring an emperor addressing the masses, a woman urging bettors to “make it rain” and companies enticing gamblers with the chance to turn […]