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A. Tarantola

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Recent articles by Andrew:

Cadillac's Lyriq EV will start at $62,990

Cadillac has announced pricing and charging service options for the Lyriq crossover EV ahead of orders for the 2023 model opening on May 19th.. → Read More

Hitting the Books: Why we need to treat the robots of tomorrow like tools

In their new book, The Digital Mindset, authors Paul Leonardi and Tsedal Neeley make the case for treating tomorrow's humanoid robots like products, not peers.. → Read More

Google makes its AI assistant more accessible with 'Look and Talk'

Google Assistant users will soon be able to activate the feature by looking at a Nest Hub and asking their question instead of saying "Hey, Google.". → Read More

Google Maps adds an ‘Immersive View’ of major cities

Google Maps is getting an "Immersive View" that will offer users digitally rendered looks at major US cityscapes, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai told the audience at Google I/O developer conference on Wednesday.. → Read More

SLAC's newest laser works best when it's colder than outer space

It took nearly a decade but the new super-powerful, super-chilled coherent laser system at Stanford's SLAC is ready to unlock the quantum realm's secrets with massively powerful X-ray blasts.. → Read More

IBM wants its quantum supercomputers running at 4,000-plus qubits by 2025

IBM announced on Wednesday plans to further advance its quantum ambitions and operate a 4,000-qubit system by 2025.. → Read More

Clearview AI agrees to limit sales of facial recognition data in the US

Clearview AI has agreed to permanently stop selling its biometric database to private companies and individuals in the US as part of a landmark settlement with the ACLU.. → Read More

Hitting the Books: US regulators are losing the fight against Big Tech

Despite its nearly limitless resources, federal regulators and legislators have struggled to keep pace -- much less rein in -- the worst tendencies of today's Big Tech corporations as Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Thomas Ramge in 'Access Rules'. → Read More

Polestar raises the price of its single-motor Polestar 2 by $2,500

Polestar announced on Wednesday that it will be increasing the price of its single motor Polestar 2 EV by $2500 on account of all the cool new standard features it has added in recent months.. → Read More

Hitting the Books: Dodge, Detroit and the Revolutionary Union Movement of 1968

In the excerpt below from Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor, journalist Kim Kelly recalls the wildcat strikes across the American auto industry in 1967, coinciding with the emergence of DRUM, the Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement.. → Read More

Blizzard will reveal the first Warcraft mobile game on May 3rd

Tune into Reveal.Blizzard.com on Tuesday, May 3rd at 10am Pacific to learn more about World of Warcraft coming to mobile!. → Read More

Google takes first steps in rolling out Android’s Privacy Sandbox

After an initial round of alpha testing and feedback, Google announced on Thursday that the first developer's preview of the sandbox is now available as part of the Android 13 beta 1.. → Read More

Meta's newest AI discovers stronger and greener concrete formulas

A team from Meta AI, working with researchers at The University of Illinois, Urban-Champaign, have created an AI that can devise and refine formulas for increasingly high-strength, low-carbon concrete.. → Read More

GM’s EV heat pump can extend range up to 10 percent

GM has announced its latest entry into waste heat reclamation game with the debut of its "Ultium Energy Recovery" system that promises to extend EV ranges and improve charging times.. → Read More

Hitting the Books: When the military-industrial complex came to Silicon Valley

In his latest book, War Virtually, professor of Anthropology at San José State University, Roberto J González examines the military's increasing reliance on remote weaponry and robotic systems are changing the way wars are waged.. → Read More

For $200, Best Buy will haul away your two biggest hunks of tech junk

Best Buy announced a new appliance recycling program Thursday allowing customers to have two large pieces (and an unlimited amount of small ones) of unwanted tech hauled away for a flat $200 fee.. → Read More

FAA revokes YouTuber's pilot license, saying he deliberately crashed his plane

On November 21st, Trevor Jacob's single-engine airplane fell out of the sky. → Read More

MIT's newest computer vision algorithm identifies images down to the pixel

A team of researchers at MIT CSAIL, in collaboration with Cornell University and Microsoft, have developed STEGO, an algorithm able to identify images down to the individual pixel.. → Read More

Tesla nearly doubled its revenue in Q1 despite industry wide supply chain woes

Ignoring the whole Twitter thing, Tesla built 305,000 vehicles in the first quarter of this year, delivered 310,000 of them, and opened two new factories in Berlin and Austin.. → Read More

Audi’s Urbansphere EV concept is built for tomorrow's megacities (4/19 7am ET)

Audi showed off the third and latest of its "Sphere" EV concepts on Tuesday. → Read More