Y Combinator has quietly cut ties with Peter Thiel

Startup accelerator Y Combinator has parted ways with Peter Thiel, where he served as a part-time adviser since 2015. The company did not specify why the two have cut ties; a short statement at the top of a Y Combinator blog post introducing and welcoming Thiel two years ago reads “Peter Thiel is no longer affiliated with Y Combinator.” More...

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By admin On Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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Forget the Roadster and the Semi — Tesla’s fate still hinges on the Model 3

There was a lot of pomp and circumstance at SpaceX’s Hawthorne, California, headquarters for the big Tesla Semi truck unveiling. There was even a surprise cameo from the ghost of Tesla’s Christmas past: More...

By admin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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How Amazon could create a nightmare future for filmmaking

Earlier this week, Amazon Studios revealed it was planning a prequel series to Lord of the Rings, a timid choice that passed over fresh fantasy literature in favor of a well-established and ever-expanding franchise. More...

By admin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Polaroid wants millions in royalty from Fujifilm for copying its trademarked white border film

Until this fall, Polaroid had not made instant cameras and film in about a decade and has instead branched out to licensing its name to other electronic products like televisions, tablets, and even drones. But More...

By admin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Netflix’s Punisher would be timely if it had anything coherent to say about gun violence

It’s hard to imagine a worse time for a Punisher TV show. A little over a month after one of the worst mass murders in American history, in a country where mass shootings come at the rate of roughly one per More...

By admin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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SpaceX’s mysterious Zuma launch is postponed indefinitely

Update November 17th, 4:15PM ET : On Thursday, SpaceX stated that it had decided to stand down from the launch as it reviewed data of a fairing test the company did for another customer. SpaceX said it still More...

By admin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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One small backflip for a robot is one giant leaping backflip for humankind

Something that often bothers me about sci-fi is the loner inventor trope. A guy in a garage builds a robot, or AI, or frequently both that are somehow decades beyond the technology of his day, and all the wild More...

By admin On Saturday, November 18th, 2017
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Tesla's portable phone-charging battery will complement your Tesla-branded life

Tesla’s had a big week so far with the launch of its ultra fast supercar and its new electric semi truck. But what’s the biggest announcement for us here at Circuit Breaker? I’m glad you asked. More...

By admin On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Everything we learned from the Tesla Semi and Roadster event

Doubts that Elon Musk would be unable to put on a raucous reveal party were put to rest late Thursday night. Amid Tesla’s “production hell” this fall, the automaker delivered two beacons of hope for the More...

By admin On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Lenovo Yoga 920 review

The Lenovo Yoga 920 is the direct sequel to Lenovo’s Yoga 910 convertible laptop. Before every Windows PC company was making 2-in-1 computers, it was Lenovo’s line of 360-degree hinged laptops that pioneered More...

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