Tesla’s Newest Factories Are ‘Money Furnaces’

Musk visiting the Tesla ‘Gigafactory’ outside of Berlin on September 3, 2020.Image: Maja Hitij (Getty Images) Tesla plants in Germany and Texas are burning money. Not literally of course, but these factories are losing “billions of dollars,according to CEO Elon Musk in a recent interview. Elon Musk says that Tesla’s massive factories in Texas and … Read more

11 Times Elon ‘Dogefather’ Musk Said to NEVER Invest in Crypto

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who last year proclaimed himself the “Dogefather,” wants you to know that he never told people to invest in cryptocurrency, sparking confusion among those familiar with his enthusiasm for the subject. Speaking on Tuesday at Bloomberg’s Qatar Economic Forumthe richest man in the world sack away from his past bullishness on … Read more

A New JRR Tolkien Collection Gathers the Author’s Writings on Middle-earth’s Second Age

Image: HarperCollins With Prime Video’s prequel series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power arriving in early September, it stands to reason there’ll be a renewed interest in JRR Tolkien’s original writings on Middle-earth’s Second Age. So the timing is perfect for The Fall of Numenorwhich gathers all of Tolkien’s works on the … Read more

How to Use Google Password Manager On-Device Encryption

Photo: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP (Getty Images) Eventually, Google and other big tech companies want to dispense with passwords entirely, but until that day comes, a Google Password Manager feature called on-device encryption might be your best bet for protecting your precious codes. Though it quietly came out earlier this springsince you can now easily access Google … Read more

The Mites That Live and Breed on Your Face Have Anuses, Genome Study Finds

An illustration of Demodex folliculorum. Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Scientists have finally unraveled the genetic secrets of humanity’s coziest roommates: Demodex folliculorum, also known as the skin mite. Among other things, the findings confirm that these mites actually do have anuses, contrary to previous speculation. They also indicate that the microscopic animals may not be as … Read more

Crypto Workers Behind Terra and Luna Are Facing a Flight Ban

The ongoing crypto crash has brought a lot of investors back down to earth. In the case of current and former Terraform Labs employees, it’s keeping them literally grounded. Dozens of past and present staff from the company behind two notorious crypto coins, terraUSD and Luna, have been barred from leaving South Korea, according to … Read more

Pixar Film Has Weak Box Office Open

Image: Disney/Pixar It’s been awhile since we’ve had multiple big budget blockbusters all fighting for space in one weekend, but that’s what we’re getting now that Lightyear has released. The Toy Story semi-spinoff putting Chris Evans into the space suit of the Space Ranger has had some stiff competition in the form of Jurassic World … Read more

Strange, Isolated Group of Polar Bears Discovered in Greenland

A Southeast Greenland polar bear on glacier, or freshwater, ice at 61 degrees north in September 2016.Photo: Thomas W. Johansen/NASA Oceans Melting Greenland Researchers have identified a previously unknown population of polar bears living in isolation Southeast Greenland. The bears hunt for seals in fjords, on freshwater ice shelves, instead of on rapidly receding sea … Read more

Phil Tippett’s Mad God Shudder Review: A Gross, Gorgeous Horror

Image: Shudder Based on the trailer and its near-mythical status as a project Oscar-winning animator and special effects supervisor Phil Tippett (Jurassic ParkStarship Troopers, Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back) has been working on for three decadesyou might have an idea of ​​what you’re in for while watching Mad God. Scratch … Read more

Gravity Falls Creator Shares Disney’s Bananas Censorship Notes

Screenshot: Disney It was 10 years ago yesterday that Gravity Falls debuted on the Disney Channel. If you know the show, there’s about a 98 percent chance you love it and are still somewhat aching from the loss since the finale aired in 2016; if you don’t know the animated series, all I call tell … Read more