Former Tesla employee’s tweets show allegedly flawed batteries

The employee Tesla is suing for theft of proprietary information has tweeted photos and other details, perhaps in an attempt to back up some of the claims he made against the automaker. Two of the photos Martin Tripp has tweeted out show what he says are punctured battery cells used in Model 3 vehicles before […]

California primary candidate faced cyberattacks for a year

It’s not just sitting politicians that have faced cyberattacks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. Former California congressional primary candidate Dr. Hans Keirstead has reported to Rolling Stone that his campaign faced hacking attempts for roughly a year, starting in August 2017. They began with phishing emails sent to Keirstead’s address at his biomedical company […]

Google publishes its own archive of US political ads

In the months leading up to the US midterm elections, the big online sites that inadvertently hosted the worst manipulation back in 2016, like Facebook and Twitter, have adopted new advertising policies to enforce transparency. So has Google, which has followed Facebook in preparing another resource for the public: An archive of ads. Today, the […]

“A huge outlier”: Musk’s Tesla buyout tweet could get him in legal trouble

Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich) Elon Musk left traders scratching their heads last week after tweeting that he was thinking about taking Tesla private for $ 420 per share—and had “funding secured” to do so. Musk finally cleared up some of the confusion on Monday, publishing a blog post saying that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund […]

The road to bipedalism wasn’t straight and narrow

Enlarge / The 3.32 million-year-old foot from an Australopithecus afarensis toddler from different angles on the left, next to the fossil remains of an adult Australopithecus foot on the right. Credit: Jeremy DeSilva & Cody Prang (credit: Jeremy DeSilva and Cody Prang) Early hominins’ four smaller toes had adapted to bipedal walking by around 4.4 […]

MoviePass owner posts huge loss as investors launch lawsuits

Back when MoviePass first announced its $ 10-a-month subscription for one movie a day, AMC said the scheme was like “turning lead into gold.” Since no alchemist stepped forward to do that for MoviePass, the movie ticketing service’s parent company, Helios and Matheson Analytics, has posted a massive operating loss that reached $ 126.6 million […]