Samsung SDI is reportedly setting up a new pilot production line to build 4680 battery cells for Tesla. It will be the third manufacturer to try to secure a volume contract to supply Tesla with the new battery cell format. Korea’s TheElec reports that the Korean manufacturing giant is preparing...
Nothing’s debut smartphone, the Phone 1, is powered by Qualcomm’s midrange Snapdragon 778G Plus processor, the company has confirmed to Input Mag. That means the phone is unlikely to have the raw performance of a device equipped with a flagship Qualcomm processor like the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. Nothing...
Following the April announcement, Google’s partnership to make Pixel repair parts officially available on iFixit is now live. Google this morning said iFixit now offers genuine parts for the Pixel 2 through 6 in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and EU countries where the phone is available. At launch, it’s targeting the...
When you read a sentence like this one, your past experience tells you that it’s written by a thinking, feeling human. And, in this case, there is indeed a human typing these words: But these days, some sentences that appear remarkably humanlike are actually generated by artificial intelligence...
After sunsetting Google Hangouts for Workspace users in February, Google’s now beginning the process of migrating free, personal Hangouts users to Chat. In an announcement posted to its blog, Google says people who still use the Hangouts mobile app will see a prompt to move to Chat. As for users...
Testing the longevity of new electric vehicle battery designs could be four times faster with a streamlined approach, researchers at the University of Michigan have shown. Their optimization framework could drastically reduce the cost of assessing how battery configurations will perform over the long haul. "The goal is to design a...
Last week, Tesla announced a program for California-based owners of its home battery products. Sign up with the company, and you'd become part of what the company calls a "virtual power plant." You would be able to use your battery to keep the grid stable during periods of high...
When you picture a hospital radiologist, you might think of a specialist who sits in a dark room and spends hours poring over X-rays to make diagnoses. Contrast that with your dentist, who in addition to interpreting X-rays must also perform surgery, manage staff, communicate with patients, and run...
Apple Music has raised the subscription price of its student plan in the US, UK, and Canada, as first reported by 9to5Mac (via TechCrunch). While it’s increasing the price from $4.99 to $5.99 / month in the US and Canada, student users in the UK can expect a similar...
1. What is a metaverse? A harbinger of the new era of digital connectivity, the metaverse combines blockchain with AI (artificial intelligence), VR (virtual reality) and AR (augmented reality), collectively known as XR (extended reality) experiences. A metaverse is a 3D virtual world accessed through a VR headset. Users can navigate this world...
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