U.S. approves plans for electric car charging stations in 50 states

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) said on Tuesday that it has approved plans for electric vehicle charging stations in all 50 states including Washington and Puerto Rico. These electric car charging stations will cover about 75,000 miles (120,700 kilometres) of highways. The $1 trillion infrastructure bill in November 2021 provides $5 billion for this … Read more

The Pico 4 is better than the Oculus Quest 2, so why isn’t it coming to the U.S.?

When most people think of VR these days, it’s almost always accompanied by thoughts of Beat Saber or Oculus. At the moment, VR is unlike any other tech sector because it has only one real leader: Meta. But there’s one up-and-coming brand, Pico, that has a very real chance of challenging Meta. It’s just a … Read more

U.S. government plans to regulate ‘buy now pay later’ loan companies

There are reports that the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) plan to regulate “buy now, pay later” companies. The reports claim that due to the rapid growth of financial products companies such as Klarna and Affirm Holdings, CFPB believes that they may harm consumers. Thus, plans are on the way to regulate these companies. The … Read more

U.S. labour groups and investors accuse Apple of “infidelity”

American manufacturing giant, Apple, has to deal with several controversies annually. This is more or less a regular situation for many large multinational companies. According to reports, U.S. labour groups and investors have submitted a shareholder proposal asking Apple to review the issue of “how it treats the rights of its employees”. The proposal, submitted … Read more

Paramount+ offers U.S. subscribers in-app Showtime bundle – TechCrunch

It’s happening—Paramount+ now has an in-app Showtime bundle. Previously announced back in February, the company is offering a new bundle to U.S. subscribers that brings all the content from Showtime to its flagship streaming service. The two services were already available in a discounted streaming bundle, but now U.S. subscribers can upgrade in-app to a … Read more

Toyota triples U.S. EV investment in North Carolina – TechCrunch

Toyota said Wednesday it will triple its planned investment for its first U.S. battery factory due to rising consumer demand for electric vehicles. The automaker now plans to spend $3.8 billion, up from the initial $1.3 billion announced, to build a plant near Greensboro, North Carolina. Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina is expected to begin … Read more

Apple AirTag helps the U.S. police once again to crack down theft

Florida police recently made public a case of using Apple AirTag to search for suspects. An airline subcontractor was arrested this month for allegedly stealing $16,000 worth of items from luggage at a Florida airport. According to a press release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, Giovanni De Luca, who lives in Mary Esther, turned 19 this … Read more

FDA orders Juul to stop selling its vaping products in the U.S. – TechCrunch

The axe has fallen for e-cigarette maker Juul. The FDA ordered the company to stop selling and distributing its ubiquitous vaping devices in the U.S. Thursday, a dramatic end for a company that dominated the e-cigarette market and was valued at $38 billion at the top of its game. Juul will no longer be able … Read more

Einride to operate its cab-less autonomous pods on U.S. public roads – TechCrunch

Einride, the Swedish startup that wants to electrify the autonomous freight industry, will begin operating its purpose-built, self-driving pods on public roads in the U.S. this year as part of an existing partnership with General Electric Appliances (GEA). Einride’s pods are built without a front cabin for a human safety operator, which the company says … Read more

The U.S. is about to lose the chip competition

Ex-Google CEO, Eric Schmidt wrote in an opinion piece published on Monday that for national security concerns, the United States should do more to attract overseas chips manufacturers and build factories locally. Schmidt points out that China is accelerating investment in chip manufacturing technology and capacity. He is urging the United States to reduce its dependence … Read more