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Tesla readies Cybertruck

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/25/19, 10:47 am

CEO Elon Musk said Tesla has received 146,000 orders for its new wedge-shaped electric pickup truck. The company unveiled the futuristic model to mixed reviews on Thursday night.

Is it worth it? The truck starts at $39,900 plus a refundable $100 order fee. Its unveiling derailed when Tesla design chief Franz von Holzhausen broke the truck’s window during a stunt to show how strong the glass was. Some analysts have panned the design, and Tesla shares fell by more than 6 percent on Friday. The Cybertruck is set to go to production in 2021.

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Leah Hickman

Filming on the fly

Technology | An app developer shows how filming by drone is easier than ever
by Leah Hickman
Posted 8/01/19, 03:08 pm

Jim McAndrew drives up in a Tesla Model 3. He parks the shiny white car on the side of the quiet street in Austin, facing orange construction barrels. Those barrels and the dust raised by heavy machinery are the only evidence of highway construction visible from his car. McAndrew has come to take aerial footage of the construction, but he’s not getting any closer: Thanks to the latest drone technology, he can do it all while sitting in his car.

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Facebook announces new cryptocurrency

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/18/19, 10:55 am

Facebook unveiled plans on Tuesday for its own new bitcoin-like cryptocurrency called Libra. Companies such as Lyft, MasterCard, Spotify, Uber, Visa, and others are joining the social media giant in the Libra Association, a Swiss-based council that will give each company one vote in the administration of the currency, Facebook explained in a white paper. Each of those companies would almost certainly accept the new currency after its release.

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