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Tesla’s Model 3 March reveal could feature a second new car

Tesla’s Model 3 March reveal could feature a second new car

Tesla's Model 3 is almost upon us, but according to the rumor mill it could be bringing an unexpected friend to its March 2016 reveal. A second new car, potentially the Model Y crossover that Tesla CEO Elon Musk teased briefly as the smaller counterpart to the Model X SUV, is said to be lining up ready to debut alongside the more affordable Model 3.

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Tesla’s latest ad highlights Summon and Autopilot

Tesla’s latest ad highlights Summon and Autopilot

Tesla is working hard to bring some very cool and innovative features to the Model S electric car by way of software updates. Earlier this month Tesla unveiled Summon, a virtual valet that will bring your car to you with no need for a driver. Summon allows the car to park itself and then return to pick you up using a button on the key fob.

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Tesla Gigafactory coming up short on employment promise

Tesla Gigafactory coming up short on employment promise

Tesla's Gigafactory, the production complex that will ultimately make the batteries that the company needs for its electric vehicles, has been the focus of much sensationalism. First was the speculation, and even "bidding" on which state will host the factory. Then, when construction started, reporters were so intrigued that they would break the law just to get a scoop. Now the Gigafactory in Nevada might again be in the spotlight, but in a negative way, as Tesla is allegedly unable to fulfill its promise of generating more jobs and income for the state's citizens.

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With Summon, your Tesla gets a virtual valet

With Summon, your Tesla gets a virtual valet

A free software update has taught Tesla's Model S to autonomously park itself and then return, summoned from the keyfob like a virtual valet. Dubbed "Summon", the new ability is part of Tesla Version 7.1, the latest iteration of the electric car's software which has been released as an over-the-air update this weekend.

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Tesla ships 17,192 Model S, 208 Model X in Q4 2015

Tesla ships 17,192 Model S, 208 Model X in Q4 2015

With the turning of the year, Tesla is coming clean with the numbers of its electric vehicle delivers for the last quarter of last year and for 2015 in total. And while the car maker didn't exactly hit the high expectations it had set in February last year, which was 55,000, it does come close. For 2015, Tesla was able to ship a total of 50,580 vehicles. More than a fourth of that number came from the fourth quarter sales of the Model S sedan, amounting to more than 17,000. The Model X, on the other, only saw 208 sales before the year's end.

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Tesla says Merry Christmas with the Model X, lights, and music

Tesla says Merry Christmas with the Model X, lights, and music

Anyone with kids knows that today is Christmas Eve; if you don’t have kids, it might not be as rambunctious tonight as it is for others but you still know Christmas is here. In the lead up to Christmas Day, we are feeling the holidays and so is Tesla. Tesla Motors has published a new Christmas video that uses a trio of its new Model X electric SUVs.

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Spotify offers free Premium service to Tesla S owners

Spotify offers free Premium service to Tesla S owners

When Pandora acquired and shut down Rdio's streaming service, the move naturally upset a fair number of its users. Most upset were likely the Tesla owners, who had enjoyed the integrated service in their cars. With Rdio out, who might they turn to for their music streaming needs?

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Tesla makes Spotify the Model S’ magic jukebox

Tesla makes Spotify the Model S’ magic jukebox

Tesla has inked a deal with Spotify to include premium music streaming for the Model S, direct from the huge in-dash touchscreen. The agreement will affect cars in Europe, Hong Kong, and Australia, which until now have used Rdio's streaming service for their media playback.

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Tesla isn’t impressed by your DIY self-driving car

Tesla isn’t impressed by your DIY self-driving car

Turns out, claiming that you can best Tesla's Autopilot with a DIY system you built in your garage isn't the best way to win praise from the Silicon Valley automaker. Notorious iPhone and PlayStation hacker George Hotz made headlines earlier this week when he revealed the self-driving Acura he created in a month, saying it was rising to the challenge set by Tesla's Elon Musk that motivated his efforts to build a low-cost homebrew alternative.

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First iPhone hacker built a self-driving car with Linux

First iPhone hacker built a self-driving car with Linux

Wait, what? You might be asking yourself what inspired a hacker by the name of George Hotz to build his own self-driving car. That's what we wanted to know, too. It would seem that Hotz decided to kick out a self-driving car using a 2016 Acura ILX in "about a month." He's using Ubuntu Linux as his operating system and has an absurdly massive 21.5-inch display sitting in the middle. A flight navigator joystick rests between the front two seats which, when triggered, engages a fully operational self-driving vehicle system.

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Tesla now sells leather iPhone cases made from leftover upholstery

Tesla now sells leather iPhone cases made from leftover upholstery

It seems like everyone wants to get into the iPhone case market this holiday season. First it was rival Android smartphone makers OnePlus, with their unique "Sandstone" texture iPhone case, and now it's popular electric car maker Tesla. The company has just updated its online store, which features items like wallets, key fobs, and driving gloves, and now it offers two styles of leather cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (presumably they'll work with the new 6s models as well).

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Google hires Tesla/SpaceX veteran Robert Rose

Google hires Tesla/SpaceX veteran Robert Rose

Google hires Robert Rose, a veteran of HP, Tesla, and SpaceX, just after the engineer left Tesla - just after Tesla's Autopilot program was released to the public. Word is that Rose left Tesla just shortly after this October's release of Autopilot for Tesla vehicles, and joined Google several weeks later. At this time it is not clear exactly what Google will be doing with Rose or what his role is within the company.

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