PepsiCo reserves 100 Tesla Semis, likely at $20,000 a pop

Reuters reported on Tuesday that PepsiCo had recently placed 100 reservations for Tesla Semis. The order is the largest public one to date and may have cost the food and beverage manufacturer as much as $2,000,000. (The Wall Street Journal reported in November that Tesla had bumped the ...

Want to really understand how bitcoin works? Here’s a gentle primer

The soaring price of bitcoin—the virtual currency is now worth more than $250 billion—has gotten a lot of attention in recent weeks. But the real significance of bitcoin isn’t just its rising value. It’s the technological breakthrough that allowed the network to exist in the...

A sea of calm behind the wheel: The 2018 Audi Q5, reviewed

The Q5 has long been one of Audi’s best-selling models in the US. And what’s not to like? It’s a respectable-looking and functional mid-size crossover, slotting in between the bite-size Q3 and the three-row Audi Q7. With a base MSRP of $42,475, the Q5 competes with stalwarts like the BM...

Feds moving quickly to cash in on seized bitcoin, now worth $8.4 million

A federal judge in Utah has agreed to let the US government sell off a seized cache of more than 513 bitcoins (BTC) and 512 Bitcoin Cash (BCH). At current prices, that would yield approximately $8.4 million for the bitcoins and nearly $1 million for the BCH. In a court filing, prosecuto...

A sea of calm behind the wheel: The 2018 Audi Q5, reviewed

The Q5 has long been one of Audi’s best-selling models in the US. And what’s not to like? It’s a respectable-looking and functional mid-size crossover, slotting in between the bite-size Q3 and the three-row Audi Q7. With a base MSRP of $42,475, the Q5 competes with stalwarts like the BM...

Feds moving quickly to cash in on seized bitcoin, now worth $8.4 million

A federal judge in Utah has agreed to let the US government sell off a seized cache of more than 513 bitcoins (BTC) and 512 Bitcoin Cash (BCH). At current prices, that would yield approximately $8.4 million for the bitcoins and nearly $1 million for the BCH. In a court filing, prosecuto...

The Grand Tour season 2: the one where Hammond nearly dies… again

Some say it’s the greatest car show… in the world. Others say it started well but had a very patchy first season. All I know is that The Grand Tour came back to Amazon Prime on Friday for a second season. If you loved the first season of The Grand Tour, you’ll have a f...

Saturn’s rings are a recent addition to the solar system, Cassini observations show

Saturn’s icy rings are just a few hundred million years old. NASA/JPL Saturn’s rings are a recent addition to the solar system, Cassini observations show NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA—The rings of Saturn seem like permanent fixtures in the solar system, firing the imaginat...

Did air pollution cause a deadly Chinese landslide?

Rescuers search for survivors in the debris from the 2009 Jiweishan Mountain landslide, which may have been triggered by air pollution. AP Photo Did air pollution cause a deadly Chinese landslide? Air pollution in China has led to higher rates of asthma, heart disea...

Ancient penguins may have weighed more than 100 kilograms, been as tall as a human

G. Mayr/Senckenberg Research Institute Ancient penguins may have weighed more than 100 kilograms, been as tall as a human Ancient penguins were huge. That’s what fossils of a newly described penguin species dubbed Kumimanu biceae suggest. Researchers estimate the bir...
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