Business

Analogue Pocket delayed again as COVID challenges mount

Analogue Pocket delayed again as COVID challenges mount

Analogue announced today that the release of its upcoming Pocket handheld has been delayed once more. Originally slated to begin shipping at some point in 2020, the Pocket was first pushed back to May 2021 and then again to some point in October. With September here and October on the horizon, Analogue has announced one more delay for the highly anticipated FPGA handheld.

Continue Reading

World’s largest direct air capture and CO2 storage plant goes online

World’s largest direct air capture and CO2 storage plant goes online

Climeworks has announced that it has begun operations of its Orca direct air capture and CO2 storage plant, which is the largest of its type in the world. The facility is designed to remove carbon dioxide from the air permanently. Construction of Orca started in May 2020 and uses advanced modular technology with stackable collector units.

Continue Reading

Amazon reveals new college tuition benefit for its US warehouse workers

Amazon reveals new college tuition benefit for its US warehouse workers

Amazon has announced a new plan to cover its warehouse workers' college tuition costs, among other educational options, as part of its Career Choice program. Though some details are lacking at this time, the company says that some of its workers can qualify for the tuition coverage after only three months spent working for the company.

Continue Reading

Avocor reveals new video conferencing solutions for Google Meet

Avocor reveals new video conferencing solutions for Google Meet

Avocor has announced a new partnership with Google Workspace intended to make attending meetings easy for in-person and remote employees. The company has announced new hardware devices, including the Google Meet Series One Desk 27 and Board 65. The first device is an all-in-one video conferencing solution, with the other being a digital whiteboard.

Continue Reading

US solar roadmap makes Biden’s surprisingly bright predictions for 2035

US solar roadmap makes Biden’s surprisingly bright predictions for 2035

Close to half of America's electricity needs could be handled by clean solar energy by 2035, the US Department of Energy has concluded, as the Biden Administration looks to ways to trim emissions without increasing the costs of power. A focus on solar power has been key to that strategy, but even record-setting installations so far have been a relative drop in the ocean compared to the sort of solar farms required to ween America off its fossil fuel dependence.

Continue Reading

Apple Car lead Doug Field heads (back) to Ford

Apple Car lead Doug Field heads (back) to Ford

Ford just announced Doug Field as their new Advanced Technology and Embedded Systems Officer. Field most recently worked at Apple as Vice President of Special Products. Field worked with Apple in this position for just a bit over 3 years. Field also worked with Tesla Motors, Segway, DEKA, Johnson & Johnson Medical Inc., and Ford.

Continue Reading

Facebook and Ray-Ban tease smart glasses ahead of this week’s reveal

Facebook and Ray-Ban tease smart glasses ahead of this week’s reveal

We've known since Zuckerberg's confirmation in July that Facebook plans to launch a pair of smart glasses. The product was said at the time to feature Ray-Ban's 'form factor,' and now we have the vaguest idea of what the design may look like. Ray-Ban has launched a promotional page on its website with a teaser for the smart glasses, as well as a reveal date.

Continue Reading

Smartphone prices could rise as TSMC raises chip fees

Smartphone prices could rise as TSMC raises chip fees

There was a time when smartphone prices were getting ridiculously high, and there didn't seem to be any stopping that trend. Market dynamics and global events like the COVID-19 pandemic, however, did at least put a pause on it or made more affordable but still capable phones more enticing to consumers. Unfortunately, another worldwide situation is causing havoc in multiple industries with rippling effects on product prices. One such unfavorable effect will be a foreseeable increase in smartphone prices next year now that TSMC, the world's biggest semiconductor foundry, has announced its biggest price hike in a decade.

Continue Reading

I fear Sony is burning PS5 bridges with its most loyal gamers

I fear Sony is burning PS5 bridges with its most loyal gamers

At the beginning of this generation, it really seemed like all Sony had to do was stay the course and it would wind up on top again with the PlayStation 5. History proves that can be a tough thing to do, as winners in one generation sometimes become losers in the next. For instance, consider that the PlayStation 2 - the best-selling game console of all time - was followed by the PS3, a console that struggled from the outset and in the end only managed to break even with the Xbox 360. An even better - and more dramatic - example is the bomb that was the Wii U following the 100 million-selling Wii.

Continue Reading

Stellantis will purchase its own in-house financing company

Stellantis will purchase its own in-house financing company

When it comes to buying cars, automakers typically prefer to have people by their car and finance in-house. All major automakers, save one, have their own in-house financial arms. The lone automaker who doesn't do its own financing is Stellantis.

Continue Reading

FAA grounds Virgin Galactic flights

FAA grounds Virgin Galactic flights

Virgin Galactic is one of a few companies that aim to take civilians into space. Recently, Virgin conducted a test flight that included Sir Richard Branson, the company founder, among its crew. Branson and other crewmembers lifted off on July 11 and flew the Virgin Galactic Unity aircraft to an altitude of 86 kilometers above the ground.

Continue Reading

New chip shortage forces GM to close most manufacturing plants

New chip shortage forces GM to close most manufacturing plants

GM has announced it is taking drastic measures in the face of renewed chip shortage. Due to the lack of availability for chips for various components inside GM vehicles, the automaker is idling most of its plants in North America for two weeks, starting on Monday. However, GM did say that its Arlington Assembly plant in Texas producing full-size SUVs will continue to run regular production next week.

Continue Reading

Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 Next