Tesla has fired hundreds of employees after performance reviews

Tesla fired hundreds of employees following what the company said is an annual performance review process, the company told TechCrunch. The news was first reported by The Mercury News. “Like all companies, Tesla conducts an annual performance review during which a manager and employee discuss the results that were achieved, as well as how those results … Read more

The best Bluetooth earbuds: top wireless earbuds available today

Bluetooth and wireless earbuds have been a choice for music lovers who don’t want to get tangled up for a while now. But, due to their high cost, sound quality and battery life – they’ve not always been the best choice for everyone. Thankfully, the best Bluetooth earbuds have been quickly getting better and better, … Read more

Baidu plans to start mass-producing autonomous vehicles around 2019

Those are lower grades of automation than the fully-autonomous, no-steering-wheel level five ‘robo taxis’ that many automakers are salivating over (and NVIDIA claims its dedicated new AI computer can power). But those, like Intel’s partnership with Waymo for L4/L5 vehicles, are mostly eventual goals. Baidu has outlined a roadmap for its line of self-driving cars … Read more

It’s the 70th Anniversary of the First Supersonic Flight

Supersonic flight—it conjures up ideas of speed, luxury, the future. But the very first flight to break the sound barrier occurred 70 years ago this week. Since then, we’ve seen the development and demise of the Concorde, and today’s flyers are stuck traveling at boring subsonic cruise speeds of around 600 miles per hour. A … Read more

Fandango pulls a Ticketmaster with plans to buy MovieTickets.com

The deal will add more US coverage to the Fandango stable of movie theaters, including National Amusements, Cineplex, Landmark Theatres and Marquee Cinemas. Fandango will also get a bigger hold in Latin America, while entering Canada and the UK for the first time. MovieTickets.com will continue to operate from its Boca-Raton, Florida headquarters. “MovieTickets.com has … Read more

Best 55-inch 4K TVs of 2017: the best medium-sized screens for any budget

When you’re looking for the best 55-inch 4K TVs in 2017, you’ll need to look for one that really strikes a balance between size, price, and all the high-end tech that’s in style right now. With winter around the corner and the temperatures start to chill things out, sending us all scrambling back indoors, we’ll … Read more

Surreptitious cryptocurrency miners hide on Politifact and hundreds of other sites

Politifact is the latest and perhaps most high-profile website to have hosted code that secretly hijacks visitors’ CPUs to mine cryptocurrency. Driven by a boom in cryptocoin value and a lack of protections against JavaScript routines like this one, this surprising form of audience monetization is now found on hundreds of sites. (Update: Politifact has … Read more