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Topic: Tesla

Tesla to restock sold-out wireless phone charger, cut price by $16

09/10/2018, 10:09 pm

After quickly selling out of a sleek but underpowered wireless smartphone charger in late August, Tesla this week informed customers that the device will soon be back in stock at a roughly $16 discount.

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Tesla debuts - then pulls - portable Qi wireless charger with ho-hum specs

08/28/2018, 10:08 pm

A new $65 iPhone charger, using the Qi standard, appeared on Tesla's website Tuesday -- but had mysteriously disappeared by the end of the night.

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Apple poached 'scores' of Tesla employees in recent months, but not all go to 'Project Titan'

08/23/2018, 06:08 pm

Apple appears to have stepped up its poaching activities involving Tesla employees over the past few months, luring away manufacturing, security and software engineers, and supply chain experts to work on the "Project Titan" self-driving car initiative and other products, according to a new report.

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Solar-powered iPhone X 'Tesla' by Caviar goes on sale for $4,500

05/16/2018, 10:05 am

Russian accessory producer Caviar has commenced sales of a "Tesla" version of the iPhone X selling for $4,500 with the first off the production line to be offered to Elon Musk.

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Siri voice control options added for Tesla Model 3 owners

03/21/2018, 10:03 am

Owners of the Model 3 -- Tesla's first mass-market EV -- can now use Siri voice commands for a select range of functions.

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Tesla begins taking Apple Pay for Model 3 reservations

03/19/2018, 12:03 pm

Tesla has started accepting Apple Pay for the $1,000 deposit on the Model 3 -- the automaker's first EV aimed at the mass market, already in a huge production backlog because of demand and slow production.

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Amazon continues to claim top spot in Harris reputation poll, Apple plummets to 29th

03/13/2018, 08:03 am

In the annual poll that measures the reputations of various major companies, Apple has dropped all the way to 29th, after years in the top five.

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Tesla unveils new Semi with a 500 mile range, Roadster that can hit 250 miles per hour

11/17/2017, 12:11 am

Elon Musk's Tesla has debuted its semi truck that was previously expected with a 500 mile range between charges, and also unveiled a new roadster capable of going 620 miles -- with the ability to go zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds.

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Swift creator Chris Lattner moving to Google Brain's artificial intelligence effort

08/14/2017, 03:08 pm

After a six-month stint at Tesla, one-time Apple engineer and Swift champion Chris Lattner has landed at the Google Brain artificial intelligence project.

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Tesla in talks for own music service, skipping likes of Apple Music & Spotify - report

06/23/2017, 11:06 am

Tesla is allegedly in talks with major record labels, hoping to offer its own streaming music service for owners of vehicles like the Model 3 and Model S -- apparently skipping default integration of options like Apple Music, Pandora, or Spotify.

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Steve Wozniak suggests Tesla, not Apple, will create the next successful tech moonshot

05/29/2017, 09:05 am

Apple may not be the source of the next major technological moonshot, according to Steve Wozniak, with the Apple co-founder suggesting electric car producer Tesla is in the "best direction" to come up with the next big thing in tech, with Apple's potential in doing the same potentially hampered by its large size.

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10 years after Apple axed 'Computer' from its name, Tesla tosses 'Motors'

02/01/2017, 02:02 pm

In a move that carries some parallels to the company formerly known as Apple Computer from a decade ago, Tesla on Wednesday announced it will no longer be known as Tesla Motors, signaling that it is more than just a car company.

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NHTSA closes investigation into fatal Tesla Autopilot accident, says no defect to blame

01/19/2017, 01:01 pm

Eliminating a potential obstacle to the development of self-driving technology such as developments from Apple's "Project Titan," the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Thursday that there was no evidence a fatal Tesla accident in May was caused by an autonomous driving system defect demanding a recall.

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Apple culture of secrecy claimed to cause Swift lead's exit, but Chris Lattner denies report

01/13/2017, 08:01 am

According to colleagues, Swift developer Chris Lattner reportedly left Apple because of a culture of secrecy within the company -- a claim that Lattner denies.

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Apple loses mechanical engineer responsible for original MacBook Air enclosure to Tesla

01/11/2017, 09:01 am

Matt Casebolt, one of Apple's key hinge designers, and the key designer of the original MacBook Air mechanical design has departed Apple, and is now working at Tesla.

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Tesla buys Grohmann Engineering to speed up electric car manufacturing

11/08/2016, 01:11 pm

While Apple is still deciding whether or not to design its own electric car, Tesla has announced its acquisition of Grohmann Engineering, which could help dramatically increase output of the Model S, X, and 3.

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Tesla tips more details of self-driving ridesharing service

10/21/2016, 12:10 pm

Tesla has let slip some more information on its upcoming ridesharing program, which will eventually let the company's cars pick up fares while their owners stay at home or at work, cutting the cost of ownership.

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New US guidelines on self-driving cars coming in July, NHTSA official says

06/08/2016, 04:06 pm

The U.S. Department of Transportation will reportedly be laying out new guidelines on self-driving cars in July, hoping to improve the speed with which companies like Apple and Google can deploy their technology.

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New hires at Apple suggest work on prototyping 'Apple Car' parts

04/22/2016, 01:04 pm

Apple has picked up two more workers from the auto industry, both of whom are now believed to be at the company's "Product Realization Lab," where prototype hardware is developed.

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Apple picks up Tesla's former VP of Vehicle Engineering for 'special projects'

04/19/2016, 10:04 am

Apple has reportedly recruited Tesla's former VP of Vehicle Engineering, Chris Porritt, to work on "special projects" at the company -- possibly to replace Steve Zadesky, the one-time head of Apple's electric car project, codenamed Titan.

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