Tesla drops Standard Range versions of Model S and X

Tesla has discontinued the Standard Range versions of the Model S and Model X, effectively increasing the minimum price of each car by a few thousand dollars, reports Reuters. The company’s online configurator now only lists the Long Range and Performance models of each car as being available to order. …

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Tesla workers say they had to cut corners to meet production goals

Over half a dozen current and former Tesla employees claim that aggressive production goals have forced workers to take shortcuts when manufacturing its cars in a new report from CNBC. They also accuse Tesla of creating harsh working conditions, especially for employees working in the “GA4” production tent where assembly …

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Slack isn’t worried about Microsoft’s big Teams push

Microsoft revealed last week that it now has more than 13 million people using its Microsoft Teams chat software, a milestone that means the app has overtaken Slack. While the news is significant, active user numbers don’t tell the whole story. Microsoft has been leveraging its popular Office 365 service …

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A Leaky Component Caused the SpaceX Crew Dragon Explosion

Ever since the space shuttle program ended in 2011, American astronauts bound for the International Space Station have had to hitch a ride with the Russians. It’s a costly arrangement—$75 million per seat—and depends on cordial relations between Moscow and Washington. That’s why the US space program has made it …

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Yeti Hopper Cooler Deal: $90 Off for Amazon Prime Day

I come by my Yeti fandom reluctantly. As I’ve said before, Yeti’s reengineering of utilitarian objects like a bucket, or a lunch bag, is so extensive as to almost invite parody. But there’s no doubting its commitment to premium, rugged, and attractive products. Yeti is the no-brainer choice for all …

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Amazon's Echo Show 5 puts Alexa on your nightstand

Amazon’s (AMZN) first-generation Echo Show was a solid product with a, well, unfortunate design aesthetic. Okay, I’ll just come out and say it. The thing was ugly. Amazon turned things around with its 2nd-generation Echo Show, but with a 10-inch screen, the thing was huge. That’s where the company’s new Echo Show 5 comes …

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