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Tesla Model 3 wins top safety rating after acing crash tests

Tesla Model 3 wins top safety rating after acing crash tests

Crash tests — Insurance industry group rates Model 3 one of the safest electric cars. Timothy B. Lee - Sep 19, 2019 2:31 pm UTC The small overlap driver's side front crash test. "The driver's overall survival space was maintained well," IIHS wrote after the small overlap driver side front crash test. "Although intrusion overall…
Tesla’s Model 3 scores the company’s first top safety award from IIHS

Tesla’s Model 3 scores the company’s first top safety award from IIHS

Tesla often touts that its cars are really safe, but the company has just received a specific recognition of that safety for the first time ever: the Model 3 was just awarded “top safety pick” from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Model S had previously fallen short of earning top marks from…
Tesla Model S will take on famed Nürburgring racetrack, Elon Musk says

Tesla Model S will take on famed Nürburgring racetrack, Elon Musk says

Earlier this week, Porsche released its first all-electric sports car, the Taycan, at an event that was simulcasted from three different locations around the world: Canada, Germany, and China. Leading up the announcement, the German automaker boasted that a prototype version of the Taycan “conquered” the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife racetrack in Germany with a record time…
Tesla’s Model 3 interior (even the steering wheel) is now 100% leather-free

Tesla’s Model 3 interior (even the steering wheel) is now 100% leather-free

Tesla said Saturday that its Model 3 interiors are now completely free of leather, fulfilling a promise made by CEO Elon Musk at this year’s annual shareholder meeting. Tesla has been closing in on a leather-free interior for a couple of years now. But a sticking point was the steering wheel, which Musk made mention…
Tesla suspension update helps Model S and Model X high-speed driving – Engadget

Tesla suspension update helps Model S and Model X high-speed driving – Engadget

The latest software (2019.28.3.1) makes adjustments to the adaptive suspension system, using "dampening algorithms" to better handle speeds over 160 km/h (100mph), as reported by Electrek.That means the feature won't be of much use to drivers in the US, who are stuck with a maximum allowed speed of up to 85mph. It will be useful…
Tesla Model 3 owner implants RFID chip to turn her arm into a key

Tesla Model 3 owner implants RFID chip to turn her arm into a key

Forget the keycard or phone app, one software engineer is trying out a new way to unlock and start her Tesla Model 3. Amie DD, who has a background in game simulation and programming, recently released a video showing how she “biohacked” her body. The software engineer removed the RFID chip from the Tesla Model…
A Model Hospital Where the Devices Get Hacked—on Purpose

A Model Hospital Where the Devices Get Hacked—on Purpose

Healthcare environments are stuffed with sensors, scanners, monitors, and PCs that all connect to networks that share massive amounts of sensitive data.Casey Chin; Getty ImagesIn the middle of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino convention hall in Las Vegas, amid workshops on cryptography and digital defense, a hospital will soon be humming with activity—or at…
Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale is a model of longform worldbuilding

Hulu’s Handmaid’s Tale is a model of longform worldbuilding

Sometimes, discovering a new fictional world is like forming a crush on a relative stranger. It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement for something fresh and unique. In fiction, that can mean discovering a new universe that feels revelatory. But often, the more you learn about that world, the less it holds up,…

The Great Model Train Robbery

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Musk: Tesla is not working on a Model S or Model X refresh

Musk: Tesla is not working on a Model S or Model X refresh

There is no "refreshed" Model X or Model S coming, only a series of minor ongoing changes. Most significant change in past few years was to use high efficiency Model 3 rear drive unit as S/X front drive unit. That went into production 3 months ago.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2019Responding to a query…

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DigitalOcean launches managed MySQL and Redis database services

Half a year after launching its managed PostgreSQL service, upstart hosting and cloud services platform DigitalOcean today announced the launch of its managed MySQL and Redis database offerings, too. Like most of the company’s latest releases, this move exemplifies DigitalOcean’s ambition to move beyond its discount hosting roots and to become a more fully-fledged cloud…

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