Elon Musk warns new Tesla battery tech won’t reach mass production until 2022

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Whatever is unveiled during Tesla’s Battery Day event on Tuesday won’t enter “serious high-volume production” until 2022, the company’s CEO Elon Musk has cautioned on Twitter. The time-scale means the technology will mainly impact Tesla’s Semi, Cybertruck, and Roadster projects, the CEO said, adding that the company will continue to buy third-party battery cells even if Tesla decides to make its own. Musk’s comments suggest that whatever is shown at Tuesday’s event will be at the prototype stage, ruling out the new battery technology appearing imminently in Tesla’s current mass-market vehicles like the Model 3 or Model Y. Musk points towards the “extreme… Read More

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Las Vegas Raiders’ first home win over Saints is the highlight the Jon Gruden reboot needed

Las Vegas is going to love the Raiders regardless of whether they can go to the games. They support UNLV basketball in a big way. They rallied behind the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights. It’s a good sports town. Jon Gruden, Raiders get huge win in Las Vegas debutCan Raiders keep it going? … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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UK can avoid lockdowns by ‘outsmarting’ Covid, says top German virologist

Credits Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images Alt Text NHS coronavirus Leading expert calls for end to ‘alarmism’ as death rates fall despite spikes in infections One-Minute Read Joe Evans Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – 9:52am One of Germany’s most senior virologists is claiming that the UK can curb a second spike in coronavirus cases without a nationwide lockdown. Professor Hendrik Streeck, director of Germany’s Institute of Virology at Bonn University, has called for end to “all this alarmism” over rising infections, adding: “We can outsmart the virus using all our knowledge.” See related How Germany is preparing for a second wave UK vs. Germany: coronavirus responses compared Behind Germany’s low… Read More

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UK can avoid lockdowns by ‘outsmarting’ Covid, says top German virologist

Credits Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images Alt Text NHS coronavirus Leading expert calls for end to ‘alarmism’ as death rates fall despite spikes in infections One-Minute Read Joe Evans Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – 9:52am One of Germany’s most senior virologists is claiming that the UK can curb a second spike in coronavirus cases without a nationwide lockdown. Professor Hendrik Streeck, director of Germany’s Institute of Virology at Bonn University, has called for end to “all this alarmism” over rising infections, adding: “We can outsmart the virus using all our knowledge.” See related How Germany is preparing for a second wave UK vs. Germany: coronavirus responses compared Behind Germany’s low… Read More

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Isolation and closed borders: Here’s how ten Pacific Island nations are COVID-19-free, and the costs that come with it

Summary List Placement Along with paradisical warm waters and golden sand, 10 Pacific Island nations are still completely COVID-19 free due to closed border and geographical isolation, but it has come at a cost. Samoa, Tonga, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Vanuatu, Micronesia, and the Solomon Islands, are all COVID-19 free, according to the Sydney Morning Herald These small island nations — that are also dealing with the daily impacts of climate change — managed to keep the coronavirus out by promptly closing their borders after conceding early on this year that their health systems were under-equipped to deal with an outbreak of the coronavirus. Australia Pacific Security… Read More

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Summary List Placement Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Oracle has thrown fresh confusion on its deal to buy part of TikTok after saying that owner ByteDance will have no ownership stake in the new TikTok Global. In a statement on Monday, Oracle announced that its new TikTok venture will be entirely divested from ByteDance, contradicting previous reports of the agreed deal between the two companies, per The Verge. Microsoft bought the massive video-game publisher behind game franchises like ‘Doom,’ ‘Fallout,’ and ‘The Elder Scrolls’ in a major coup that cost… Read More

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LAPD officers reportedly used facial recognition 30,000 times in the past decade, contradicting the department’s previous denials

Summary List Placement The Los Angeles Police Department has on numerous occasions over the years downplayed its use of facial recognition technology, publicly claimed that the department doesn’t use it at all, and denied the existence of related documents that, if they exist, the public is legally entitled to see. But new records obtained by the Los Angeles Times revealed that the department has used the technology widely for more than a decade: 29,817 times between November 6, 2009, and September 11 of this year — including 3,750 instances since February. While the LAPD doesn’t have its own facial recognition software, 330 people within the department currently have access to… Read More

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YouTube told content moderators to ‘trust in God’ and and take ‘illegal drugs,’ says a former moderator who sued the company after she developed PTSD symptoms and depression on the job

Summary List Placement A former YouTube moderator is suing the company over allegations that it violated California law by failing to provide a safe workplace and protect moderators’ mental health, which she said caused her to develop “severe psychological trauma including depression and symptoms associated with anxiety and PTSD.” In a proposed class-action lawsuit filed Monday, the ex-moderator claimed that YouTube, which is owned by Google, “failed to implement the workplace safety standards it helped create” and required moderators “to work under conditions it knows cause and exacerbate psychological trauma.” The ex-moderator, who is not named in the suit, worked as a YouTube contractor via a staffing agency called Collabera… Read More

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Top Republicans appear to give Trump just enough support to confirm a replacement for Justice Ginsburg

Summary List Placement Republicans in the Senate appear to have given President Donald Trump the support he would need to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat. However, even with this support, there are only 43 days before the November election — and even fewer days when the Senate is in session. Justice Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87 due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. The Senate is made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two Independents who caucus with Democrats, and while some Republicans said they opposed considering a nominee before the election, The New York Times reported that two of the three… Read More

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