Tesla sells a new wall charger, Maryland backs away from big EV charging program

Enlarge / New Tesla wall charger. (credit: Tesla) This week, Tesla introduced a new wall charger that can plug directly into a NEMA 14-50 standard American wall outlet. The new wall charger is similar to the company’s second-generation mobile wall connector but with the ability to provide 40 amps (9.6kW) to long-range Model S, X, […]

‘Fair report privilege’: Judge backs BuzzFeed in Russian’s lawsuit over Steele dossier

A federal judge in Florida ruled for BuzzFeed in a defamation lawsuit brought by a Russian internet entrepreneur accused of hacking the Democratic Party in the salacious Steele dossier that was published by the outlet. Because BuzzFeed did not attest to the truth of the allegations contained in the dossier and published the documents in […]

Trump’s truculence on trade paying off? G20 backs WTO reform, sometime down the road

Despite criticism for the trade war with China, the US president appears to have backing of other world leaders seeking to overhaul the World Trade Organization, although WTO reform won’t necessarily go according to Trump’s plan. Hammered out by diplomats behind the scenes as the leaders went for photo opportunities, the relevant section starts off […]

‘The Walking Dead’ showrunner says we’ll learn more about the mystery ‘X’ on Michonne and Daryl’s backs next year

Gene Page/AMC Warning: There are spoilers ahead for Sunday’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” season nine, episode eight, “Evolution.” Sunday’s mid-season finale of “The Walking Dead” introduced the show’s next creepy villains, bid farewell to a beloved character, and gave us a deeper look at the rift between Michonne, the Hilltop, and some of her family […]

England World Cup: Geoff Hurst backs England for glory and makes Gareth Southgate claim

England moved into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990 with a 2-0 win over Sweden on Saturday. They face Croatia on Wednesday for a place in the final where they will meet either France or Belgium. And Hurst thinks they can go all the way, and says Southgate is the new […]

‘This bigoted fool should get ZERO votes’: Ted Cruz backs Democrat over Nazi GOP in Illinois

Ted Cruz may have urged voters to choose a Democratic candidate instead of a self-confessed Nazi running for a congressional seat in Illinois, but the internet is giving him very little credit for speaking out. Cruz took to Twitter to condemn Arthur Jones, the Holocaust-denying Republican candidate for the third district of Illinois, ahead of […]

Navy backs ‘omniphobic’ coatings to help ships travel further

Researchers have already explored the idea of using water-repellent ship coatings that let ships travel faster and further. The US Navy, however, is taking things a step further. It’s backing University of Michigan work on an “omniphobic” coating that shrugs off virtually any liquid (it’ll even fend off peanut butter) while lasting for a long […]

US reportedly backs off new North Korea sanctions as talks about a future summit progress

KCNA/via Reuters The US has pushed back additional sanctions against North Korea as the countries continue talking about a summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Talks of reviving the planned summit seem back on track, with US officials meeting North Korean counterparts in the DMZ this week. The Treasury Department reportedly prepared a […]