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NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook refuses to inform leak victims, and more

09 Apr 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook refuses to inform leak victims, and more

By now everyone knows how a Facebook security breach leaked personal data belonging to its 533 million users. That means one in five active Facebook users has been compromised.

Following outcry, Tesla refunded customers who were double-charged for cars

08 Apr 2021

Following outcry, Tesla refunded customers who were double-charged for cars

Late last month, we reported that several Tesla customers were charged twice for their new electric cars. One of the affected customers, Christopher T. Lee, who goes by the name Everyday Chris on YouTube even made a video detailing his experience.

Musk wants to hire you even without a college degree

05 Apr 2021

Musk wants to hire you even without a college degree

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, may want to hire you.

Tesla sold more cars than it produced in Q1 2021

04 Apr 2021

Tesla sold more cars than it produced in Q1 2021

Tesla has announced that it has delivered more cars in the first quarter of 2021 than it produced in the same period.

Tesla customers double charged; Forced to seek help from banks

31 Mar 2021

Tesla customers double charged; Forced to seek help from banks

In a strange development, multiple Tesla customers have reported being charged twice for their new electric cars. Christopher Lee is one such customer who documented his ordeal in a YouTube video, where he was billed $56,579 twice for the Tesla Model Y.

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla surprises customers with two-for-one offer, and more

31 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla surprises customers with two-for-one offer, and more

Tesla customers were in for a surprise when they received two withdrawals instead of one for vehicles that cost anywhere between $37,000 and $100,000.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple Card isn't sexist after all, and more

24 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple Card isn't sexist after all, and more

Back in 2019, prominent Silicon Valley millionaires accused a credit card of being sexist, because their wives were given lower credit limits compared to them.

Elon Musk officially crowns himself Technoking through Tesla's regulatory filing

16 Mar 2021

Elon Musk officially crowns himself Technoking through Tesla's regulatory filing

Elon Musk's love for bizarre names and antagonizing investors continues with its latest regulatory filing. Tesla has given its CEO Musk the peculiar title Technoking through its new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers expose massive surveillance oversight, and more

11 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers expose massive surveillance oversight, and more

Hackers broke into the secure networks of Verkada Inc., which provides video surveillance and facial recognition solutions to Tesla, Cloudflare, and several government organizations. By "broke in," we mean it used the publicly exposed master password to simply log into their network.

Massive video surveillance hack exposes Tesla, US hospital/jail security feeds

10 Mar 2021

Massive video surveillance hack exposes Tesla, US hospital/jail security feeds

There have been a number of hacks in recent times, but the latest security breach involving Silicon Valley start-up Verkada Inc. strangely doesn't seem to be the malicious kind.

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla hooking up Texas to mega-battery, and more

10 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla hooking up Texas to mega-battery, and more

Battery backup is a necessity in Third World countries, where the power grid is unreliable. However, First World countries are trying to replicate the same conditions by embracing fickle wind and solar energy.

Tesla covertly installing mega-battery to stabilize Texas power grid

09 Mar 2021

Tesla covertly installing mega-battery to stabilize Texas power grid

While Tesla is famous for its electric cars, the company's official mission is to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy". Bloomberg reports that the company is currently building a battery facility at Angleton, Texas.

Gadkari assures Tesla of lower cost of manufacturing than China

03 Mar 2021

Gadkari assures Tesla of lower cost of manufacturing than China

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has said that India is ready to offer incentives to US automaker Tesla to ensure that its production cost here is cheaper than China.

Tesla to open manufacturing unit in Karnataka, says CM Yediyurappa

14 Feb 2021

Tesla to open manufacturing unit in Karnataka, says CM Yediyurappa

American electric car giant Tesla will set up its first manufacturing unit in India in Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said.

Tesla must recall 12,300 units of Model X: Germany's KBA

13 Feb 2021

Tesla must recall 12,300 units of Model X: Germany's KBA

Tesla will possibly be recalling 12,300 units of the Model X with faulty body moldings globally, according to a declaration made by KBA - Germany's motor vehicle authority.

Bitcoin surges past $44,000 after Tesla invests about $1.5 billion

08 Feb 2021

Bitcoin surges past $44,000 after Tesla invests about $1.5 billion

Elon Musk is out ruffling feathers yet again. Bitcoin hit record levels surpassing $44,000 after Tesla invested a massive $1.5 billion in the cryptocurrency.

Tesla to recall 1.35 lakh cars over touchscreen issue

03 Feb 2021

Tesla to recall 1.35 lakh cars over touchscreen issue

Tesla will recall 1,34,951 Model S and Model X cars with touchscreen displays that could fail and raise the risk of a crash.

NewsBytes Briefing: Reddit makes Wall Street bleed billions, and more

28 Jan 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Reddit makes Wall Street bleed billions, and more

What began as a price war between Reddit's army of trading enthusiasts and the Wall Street billionaires over the GameStop stock, saw the hedge funds lose more than $10 billion.

Plaid+ Model S is world's fastest-accelerating production car: Elon Musk

28 Jan 2021

Plaid+ Model S is world's fastest-accelerating production car: Elon Musk

Tesla's quarterly earnings call saw the launch of the updated Model S with a glass roof to show off the fancy interiors.

Wall Street short-sellers lose $5 billion to Redditors over GameStop

28 Jan 2021

Wall Street short-sellers lose $5 billion to Redditors over GameStop

Short-selling video game retailer GameStop's stock has cost investors and hedge funds $5 billion in losses (once you apply some fancy financial calculations) in 2021.

Tesla sues former employee for stealing 26,000 confidential files

25 Jan 2021

Tesla sues former employee for stealing 26,000 confidential files

According to a legal filing, Tesla has sued a former Software Automation Engineer, Alex Khatilov for trade secret theft and breach of contract. In an interview with New York Post, Alex claimed he "forgot" about moving the files to his personal Dropbox.

From Tesla Cybertruck to Ford F-150: Meanest electric pickup trucks

24 Jan 2021

From Tesla Cybertruck to Ford F-150: Meanest electric pickup trucks

Several automakers, including start-ups as well as prominent players, have decided to tap into the EV craze by manufacturing all-electric pickup trucks.

Waymo CEO dismisses Tesla's Autopilot; doesn't consider it competition

23 Jan 2021

Waymo CEO dismisses Tesla's Autopilot; doesn't consider it competition

Tesla is widely considered the leader in self-driving car technology, but rival Waymo's CEO John Krafcik begs to differ. In an interview with the Manager magazine, the head of Google's autonomous vehicle endeavor rubbished the idea of Tesla being a competitor.

Musk puts out $100 million bounty for carbon capture tech

22 Jan 2021

Musk puts out $100 million bounty for carbon capture tech

Elon Musk has put out a $100 million bounty for the best carbon capture technology. The billionaire entrepreneur took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the prize meant to encourage solutions to address carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Tesla cars are 'cat-killers,' Britney's sister calls Musk out

21 Jan 2021

Tesla cars are 'cat-killers,' Britney's sister calls Musk out

Tesla cars are considered engineering marvels, with the technology wooing any automobile lover.

Microsoft partners with GM, invests $2bn in self-driving start-up Cruise

21 Jan 2021

Microsoft partners with GM, invests $2bn in self-driving start-up Cruise

Microsoft has jumped headlong into the driverless car space by investing $2 billion in Cruise. Microsoft's stake in General Motors' autonomous vehicle subsidiary takes its total valuation to an impressive $30 billion.

Tesla hiring support specialists for Twitter complaints directed at Musk

20 Jan 2021

Tesla hiring support specialists for Twitter complaints directed at Musk

In an unusual development, Tesla has posted a job listing for a role that involves handling "social media escalations directed at the CEO." Elon Musk has a reputation for replying to most customer questions on Twitter, ever since the company dissolved its PR team.

India to hike import duties on smartphones, electronics, etc.: Report

19 Jan 2021

India to hike import duties on smartphones, electronics, etc.: Report

India is reportedly considering a hike in import duties by 5-10% on smartphones, electronic components, and appliances among more than 50 items in the upcoming Union Budget.

'Cyberpunk 2077' developer sorry for the experience, promises patches soon

17 Jan 2021

'Cyberpunk 2077' developer sorry for the experience, promises patches soon

Gamers are foul mouthing Cyberpunk 2077 out of the sheer frustration they have been facing as bug-riddled gameplay on consoles left their joysticks a bit too clean since the game's release on December 10, 2020.

Tesla enters India, sets shop in Bengaluru; Gadkari confirms news

14 Jan 2021

Tesla enters India, sets shop in Bengaluru; Gadkari confirms news

After years of speculation and a failed pre-order attempt, Tesla has finally entered India. And this time it's for real because the company has registered an Indian arm in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Rivaling Tesla, NIO launches ET7 electric sedan with autonomous driving

10 Jan 2021

Rivaling Tesla, NIO launches ET7 electric sedan with autonomous driving

As the company's first-ever battery-powered sedan, Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO has launched the all-new ET7 model in its home country.

Hyundai negotiating with Apple to manufacture its self-driving electric car

09 Jan 2021

Hyundai negotiating with Apple to manufacture its self-driving electric car

According to a report by Korea Economic Daily, Apple is negotiating with Korean auto giant Hyundai for manufacturing its long speculated electric vehicle.

Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest person

07 Jan 2021

Elon Musk surpasses Jeff Bezos to become world's richest person

Tesla Inc. and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has surpassed Amazon boss Jeff Bezos to become the world's richest person, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

World's first Tesla Model Y commissioned as a police car

29 Dec 2020

World's first Tesla Model Y commissioned as a police car

Tesla Model Y has made its global debut as a police patrol vehicle in the US, after being commissioned by New York's Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department.

Tesla to start operations in India next year

29 Dec 2020

Tesla to start operations in India next year

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, on Monday, said American electric car major, Tesla is set to start its operations in India next year.

Tesla Model 3 to arrive in India by June 2021

28 Dec 2020

Tesla Model 3 to arrive in India by June 2021

Tesla will launch its Model 3 sedan in India by the end of the first quarter of FY 2021-22 i.e. by June, as per ET Auto. The report notes that the bookings for the car will commence in January and the deliveries will begin soon after launch.

Elon Musk says it's 'impossible' to take Tesla private

25 Dec 2020

Elon Musk says it's 'impossible' to take Tesla private

Billionaire Elon Musk has clarified that privatization of Tesla Inc. is impossible even though he is keen to spend more time on innovation rather than engineering, design, and general company operations, which limit the tech genius to some extent.

US: Virgin Hyperloop scripts history; completes first human passenger ride

09 Nov 2020

US: Virgin Hyperloop scripts history; completes first human passenger ride

Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop created history on Sunday after successfully completing the world's first human passenger ride in a hyperloop pod at its DevLoop test facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon unhappy with Future Group-Reliance deal, and more

08 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Amazon unhappy with Future Group-Reliance deal, and more

Last night, Amazon expressed discontent over Future Group's deal to sell its businesses to Reliance Retail and issued the former a legal notice.

#WeeklyRecap: New Echo products, 2FA cracking malware, and more

27 Sep 2020

#WeeklyRecap: New Echo products, 2FA cracking malware, and more

This week, a number of developments were noted in the world of technology.