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Why LFP batteries are poised to bring down entry-level EV prices

An older, cheaper and safer battery technology is poised to reshape battery manufacturing worldwide and boost EV sales in the U.S. — if the global...

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What’s the ‘secret sauce’ behind Croatian EV maker Rimac?

Rimac Group made headlines after raising a Series D round that valued the Croatian startup at $2.2 billion, prompting the question: How has it...

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Leica’s new camera costs $20,000 and has zero megapixels

Leica releases the Leica M-A Titan, the 250-unit limited edition camera.

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Ghost kitchens ride into college campuses on the backs of delivery bots

Universities are increasingly relying on bots to both address labor shortages and explore new business opportunities, such as delivery-only kitchens,...

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Is that a ski coach in your boot, or are you just happy to see me?

It’s like a Fitbit, except you add it to your ski boots to get data-driven tuition to figure out where you’re doing well and where there’s...

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Nothing teases phone (1) design ahead of next month’s launch

It’s hard to get a thrill from glimpses of unreleased smartphone hardware these days, given the baked-in maturity of the mobile market and the...

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Dual-chemistry battery tech could push BMW’s iX EV to 600-mile range

BMW’s iX was introduced late last year with a maximum range of 324 miles. With the prototype, ONE is hoping to nearly double that to 600 miles.

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Meta is reportedly scaling back plans for its AR glasses, pivoting away from marketing Portal as a consumer device

Meta is scaling back its plans for its augmented reality (AR) glasses and is pivoting its Portal smart display device away from the consumer market,...

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Peloton hires Amazon Web Services executive Liz Coddington as new CFO in latest shakeup

Peloton has announced that its chief financial officer, Jill Woodworth, is leaving the company and will be replaced by Amazon Web Services executive...

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US battery production enters new era as Solid Power’s pilot production line debuts

By Solid Power’s very realistic timeline, we might have the opportunity to buy a solid-state battery EV as soon as 2028.

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For the first time in years, the Apple Store is down ahead of WWDC

Expect the Apple Store to return to its normal operations following today's WWDC Keynote.

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Unlikely players team up to lead South Korea’s air taxi industry

South Korea, which lacks the VC, entrepreneurial ecosystem and aerospace legacy of the U.S., might be the first to lay the groundwork for taking air...

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The US is about to get serious about EVs

The US market for electric vehicles is at an inflection point. Get ready for mass adoption.

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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go 2 arrives with a fingerprint reader and new Intel chips

Microsoft's new laptop arrives with an upgraded processor, 11th-gen Intel Core i5, fingerprint reader in the power button, and an improved...

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AI chip startup Sima.ai bags another $30M ahead of growth

Sima.ai, a startup developing an embedded edge chip to accelerate AI workloads, has raised $30 million in an expanded venture funding round.

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Chrysler’s first EV draws inspiration from the Pacifica minivan

Based on the Chrysler Airflow crossover concept, this inaugural EV is tasked with setting the design direction for parent company Stellantis’ $35...

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Salty, subterranean water could relieve world’s lithium shortage

Today’s lithium mines can't hope to meet skyrocketing demand. Startups like Lilac Solutions and Vulcan Energy Resources have leaped into...

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Investors reward battery startup SES for losing money (but not too much)

While R&D work continues on its lithium-metal technology, an increasing amount of SES' cash is going toward building facilities in the ramp...

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Revel founder Frank Reig a year later on driving EV adoption in big cities

"We literally have millions of vehicles that need to transition to electric, and there’s really no charging in sight, which is where our...

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Battery startups are working to disrupt more than just cars and trucks

Startups no longer have to pretend that they’re going to be the Next Big Thing in electrified mobility -- they can acknowledge that they have far...

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Batteries have become VC and PE’s most electric investment opportunity

Five years ago, battery startups attracted important but not transformative investments. But money began pouring in toward the end of 2020. What...

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Exclusive look at patent filings reveals Our Next Energy’s plans for a no-compromise EV battery pack

TechCrunch reviewed ONE’s patent applications and has an exclusive look at how the company plans to merge different battery types into a pack...

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Charged with billions in capital, meet the 9 startups developing tomorrow’s batteries today

Today’s batteries are better in every respect than those made five years ago, but they still leave much to be desired. What’s needed are some...

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Exafunction aims to reduce AI dev costs by abstracting away hardware

Exafunction, which is developing a platform to abstract away AI hardware infrastructure, has raised $25M in a venture funding round led by Greenoaks.

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Apple’s fix to the Studio Display webcam is rolling out in beta

We really liked the Mac Studio. It’s powerful and pretty and scratches practically all of a Mac desktop user’s itches in a meaningful way. Much...

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Meet the first 5 startups in Amazon’s new $1B industrial innovation fund

Amazon launched Thursday a $1 billion fund focused on logistics, the supply chain and customer fulfillment with focus — at least in this first...

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Musk says robot, aimed for 2023, will be worth more than Tesla’s car business

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company's robot, named Optimus, will be "worth more than the car business."

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Steer’s Anuja Sonalker explains the benefits of chasing the less glitzy side of autonomy

"We are revenue positive and we are cash-flow positive. We have a strong balance sheet and good reserves. All of our operations today are...

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