Lucid Air Electric Sedan Zips By Tesla With EPA-Rated 520-Mile Range

The EPA says the Lucid Air electric sedan will do 520 miles on a full charge, which is well over 100 miles more than the Tesla Model S Long Range, which delivers an estimated 405 miles. CNET reports: The 520-mile range estimate is specific to the Air Dream Edition Range with 19-inch wheels. Buyers should know the optional 21-inch wheels drop the… Read More »

Posted on 17 September 2021 | 12:45 am

China Intensifies Hunt For Cryptocurrency Miners In Hiding

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: China's campaign against the cryptocurrency industry is now targeting miners who tried to disguise themselves as data researchers and storage facilities to stay in business, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Inspections intensified this month in several Chinese provinces,… Read More »

Posted on 17 September 2021 | 12:02 am

WhatsApp Reinvents the 'Yellow Pages'

WhatsApp is testing a new "Yellow Pages" like feature in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that will let users search for local shops. The Next Web reports: WhatsApp's head, Will Cathcart, announced this feature and said "we've built this in a private way." He claims that the company won't log your location or the businesses you're searching for. If you live in… Read More »

Posted on 16 September 2021 | 11:20 pm

AMC Theaters Will Accept Cryptocurrencies Other Than Bitcoin

In August, AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron said the company will start accepting bitcoin as payment for movie tickets and concessions at all of its U.S. theaters. Now, Aron says he expects the company to also accept Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash. In a tweet, Aron said: "Cryptocurrency enthusiasts: you likely know @AMCTheatres has announced… Read More »

Posted on 16 September 2021 | 10:40 pm

Tech Giants Used 'Loopholes' To Duck Merger Reviews, FTC Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Hundreds of deals by U.S. technology giants flew under the radar of merger watchdogs, fueling the companies' unchecked growth in the digital economy, according to a Federal Trade Commission study (PDF). The data on acquisitions by Apple, Amazon, Alphabet's Google, and Microsoft show that… Read More »

Posted on 16 September 2021 | 10:00 pm

Home Computing Pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair Dies Aged 81

Sir Clive Sinclair, the man behind the Sinclair Spectrum and the first computer to retail for under a hundred dollars (the Sinclair ZX-81, A.K.A. The Timex/Sinclair 1000), died September 15 after battling a long illness. His daughter, Belinda, said he died at home in London on Thursday morning after a long illness. Sinclair… Read More »

Posted on 16 September 2021 | 9:25 pm