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Did Tesla Buy Maxwell for Its Ultracapacitors or Higher-Density Batteries?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Tesla made headlines this month — actually, when doesn’t Tesla make headlines? — when the company bought battery-maker Maxwell for its ultracapacitor technology and its work on battery density. Analysts agreed Tesla was smart to pay in shares of Tesla stock, not cash, because Tesla has lots of stock on hand. Analysts are also divided

Early Copy of Super Mario Bros. Sells for Record-Setting $100,150

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. You might think spending $ 60 on a new AAA video game is a lot, but three video game enthusiasts just spent more than $ 100,000 on a single game, and they don’t even plan to play it. The record-setting price for the game makes a bit more sense when you find out it’s an

Most Website Terms of Service Are Functionally Incomprehensible to Americans

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A recent study on the Terms of Use policies used by Google, Facebook, and hundreds of other prominent online sites have concluded that the documents are written in a way that renders them functionally useless to most US adults, despite the fact that these documents are considered to be legally binding. Or, put differently, and

NHTSA Claim That Tesla Autosteer Reduced Crashes Proven Bogus

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In January 2017, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a statement on the safety and efficacy of Tesla’s Autosteer technology. According to the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI), Tesla’s lane-keeping technology had reduced accident rates by nearly 40 percent. We now know that number was completely wrong, based on a new analysis of the

Metro Exodus Makes Much Stronger Case for Nvidia RTX Ray Tracing, DLSS

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Metro Exodus drops on Friday, and early previews of the game have begun to appear on various websites. This is an important launch for Nvidia and its RTX GPU family. Metro Exodus is the second title to support Nvidia’s RTX technology and the first game to launch with support for both DLSS and ray tracing.

Beat Saber Players Move Faster Than Thought Possible, Forcing Steam VR Update

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Beat Saber is one of my favorite VR games, even if the PC version of the title has been somewhat ignored in favor of PSVR development. Beat Saber launched on PC in 2018 and has become one of the most popular games on the platform. It’s a rhythm game where you use the Oculus or

After 15 Years, NASA Officially Ends Opportunity Mission on Mars

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA’s Opportunity rover far exceeded all expectations, but it’s finally time to say goodbye. The agency confirmed today that the mission has officially ended. After months of trying to make contact with Opportunity following a planet-wide dust storm, NASA is calling it quits. This is not a time to be sad, though. Opportunity was only

Unreal Engine Adds Support for DX12 Raytracing

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Ever since Nvidia launched its RTX GPUs, the company has been banging the drum on ray tracing as a major, must-have feature that will eventually transform the entire gaming industry. Unfortunately, the company’s efforts to promote ray tracing as a truly imminent Next Big Thing as opposed to a technology that’s perpetually 4-5 years from

SpaceX Seeks FCC Approval for 1 Million Earth-Based Satellite Uplinks

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Private spaceflight firm SpaceX has been publicly planning to deploy a network of “Starlink” satellites to offer broadband internet for several years, but all the details have been on the space-based end. Now, a subsidiary company called SpaceX Services has asked the FCC for authorization to deploy up to a million ground transmitters to communicate

Engineers Are Using AI to Predict How New, Unknown Materials Will Perform

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Materials engineering is critical to the modern world in ways we almost never stop to think about. Understanding how solid structures behave at the nanoscale level is critical to modern advances in many fields, including semiconductors. Researchers working at MIT and in Russia and Singapore are using AI to predict how strain will impact material