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#flakenews: Will Tesla Ever Have a Drama-Free Analyst Call?

In the publicity run-up and zaniness leading up to Super Bowl 53 (Super Bowl “LIII” for traditionalists), the quarterly Tesla earnings call cum Elon Musk-analyst sparring match might seem restrained. Almost. Musk, like Tom Brady, rises to the occasion and makes the call newsworthy. At least he gives analysts something to write about (read: dispute.) In his earnings reported and analyst Q&A, Musk announced earnings that were below expectations, the

Foxconn’s Wisconsin Factory Is Supposedly Back On After Call With Trump

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Yesterday, we reported that Foxconn had effectively canceled its plans to build a major factory in Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin, despite the promise of $ 4.5B in total tax credits, utility costs, incentives, sales tax exemptions, worker training, road improvements, and local government grants. Now, that plan is supposedly back on following a conversation between President

Bungie and Activision Call It Quits, Bungie Keeps Destiny

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Bungie and Activision have decided to go their separate ways, with Bungie retaining control of the crown jewel in its own empire (and the publishing rights). “We have enjoyed a successful eight-year run and would like to thank Activision for their partnership on Destiny,” the company writes. “Looking ahead, we’re excited to announce plans for

Tesla Stock Hammered After Elon Musk Throws Tantrum On Conference Call

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Elon Musk has wiped billions off Tesla’s market cap since yesterday, after he petulantly refused to answer analysts and investor questions during the Q&A portion of Tesla’s Q1 2018 conference call in favor of shooting the breeze with YouTubers instead. Tesla has been in the news for multiple reasons of late, none of them good.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 May Drop Single-Player, Offer Battle Royale Mode

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Later this year, the 15th main franchise Call of Duty title will arrive. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a sequel to the 2015 Black Ops 3, but we’re already hearing rumors Activision might opt for a different approach to the series this time. Previous main Call of Duty titles have always included a

Nintendo would really prefer it if you didn’t call its left Joy-Con design issue a ‘design issue’

Ever since the Nintendo Switch launched, there have been issues reported with its left Joy-Con controller. Teardowns and analysis confirmed the source of the problem. Unlike the right Joy-Con, which had its own separate antenna, the left Joy-Con’s antenna was part of the circuit board and partly shielded by the player’s hand. Nintendo has fixed the problem with the left Joy-Con by implementing a small piece of conductive foam at

Can Rogue One and Call of Duty power up the PSVR?

It’s been a few months since the launch of the PlayStation VR, and the holidays were relatively quiet. We decided this slow period was a good opportunity to check-in on the state of PSVR. And since we’ve seen a few high-profile free releases pop-up here and there, that’s reason enough to dust off the headset for another round of virtual reality coverage. When the PSVR shipped in October, we spent

Asheron’s Call, Asheron’s Call 2 both set to close next month after 17 years

Just over 17 years ago, Turbine Software launched the third major MMO to hit the market, Asheron’s Call. Now, that journey and the briefer resurrection of its sequel, Asheron’s Call 2, are both coming to an end, with servers scheduled to go offline on January 31. The announcement was made as part of a general shakeup at Turbine, which also developed Dungeons and Dragons Online as well as Lord of

Oxford scientists call into question the idea that the universe’s expansion is accelerating

Type Ia supernovae are affectionately called “standard candles” in astronomy. They’re blessedly predictable, so we use them to measure distances. The 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics went to three astronomers who used standard candles to reach the same conclusion based on the same data: namely, that the universe is expanding at an ever-accelerating rate. But a team of cosmologists from Oxford have done a new analysis using an expanded library

Ancient bones call Irish Celtic heritage into question

[embedded content] Irish people’s proud Celtic roots are in question this St. Patrick’s Day. The first-ever DNA sequencing of ancient Irish genomes announced in late December has caused experts to cast doubts on the deeply-held link between today’s Irish people and the Celtic tribes of yesteryear. Many scientists caution that tracing any people’s ancestors to one source is impossible. Yet findings from a Trinity College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast