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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Do April showers bring May Tesla fires? There have been two notable Tesla fires this month, following a dramatic fire April 21 in a Shanghai garage. Now, a Tesla parked in a Hong Kong shopping mall burst into flames a half-hour after the owner parked the car and departed. Closed-circuit TV monitoring reportedly captured three

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. OnePlus started as a scrappy (and annoying) upstart company that promised to “kill” flagship phones and invited buyers to “Never Settle.” It began by offering phones that cut a lot of corners but cost hundreds less than the competition. Little by little, OnePlus has improved its hardware and software, and that brings us to the

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Modern artificial intelligence employs complex algorithms to do all sorts of tasks in an instant, such as figuring out how a customer feels based on their review or identifying specific characteristics of an image. However, AI’s brightest moments come from the creative ways we employ these algorithms. People have used AI to generate new sports,

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Geologic processes, like your mother, are both fundamentally responsible for life as we know it and probably something you don’t think about very much. (You did call your mother on Sunday, right?) Geologists are interested in the geological activity going on across the solar system because we know these processes on Earth have fundamentally shaped

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Once upon a time, motherboard chipset updates were major news — mostly because we were impatiently waiting for circuit engineers to fix whatever they’d broken in the previous hardware release. There’s a lot less of that these days, happily, but the flip side of that equation is that motherboards don’t tend to evolve as quickly,

BROOKLYN — Mini is busy underwriting the future of (hip) American cities with its pocketbook. Mini’s US arm is behind a startup incubator, the Urban-X Accelerator, helping polish fledgling companies that may make the city of the future even more livable. Even if some of the startups’ core offerings will compete for the cars and crossovers than Mini sells. Mini is doing its work in New York City’s hippest borough,

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Antibiotics were miracle drugs for most of the 20th century, but they’re no longer a silver bullet that can treat any infection. Overuse of antibiotics has fostered the proliferation of resistant organisms that can prove life-threatening, especially to those with already weakened immune systems. A teenager in the UK was at death’s door following complications

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Amazon has installed new robots in its facilities that can pack hundreds of objects per hour and has considered rolling the technology out across its factories. The robots can wrap packages inside boxes it custom-assembles to fit each item. While the robots cost over a million dollars each, Amazon expects to recover the costs within

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If Google had known the mess Android updates would become, it probably would have taken a different approach to distribution. Alas, Google gave device makers control over almost every aspect of the OS early on and has been trying to make up for that decision ever since. Its latest effort to make Android easier to

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When it comes to the history of the universe, figuring out how we got what we currently exist in based on our understanding of what the earliest conditions were is something of a fun scientific puzzle, if the phrase “fun scientific puzzle” translates to “a major field of study you can dedicate a lifetime to