Some 30,000 drivers have made down payments for Porsche’s first electric car, according to the high-end automaker’s chief executive. Those customers in Europe have plunked down 2,500 euros toward the Porsche Taycan, CEO Oliver Blume told the German newspaper Handelsblatt. The company has locked more than 10,000 of those...
SAN FRANCISCO — Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city leaders are considering requiring businesses to get permits before trying out new high-tech ideas in public. Supporters of the legislation, which the Board of Supervisors will...
An enormous asteroid that could one day hit Earth in a devastating impact is mysteriously spitting out rocks. So-called “doomsday” asteroid Bennu is ejecting meter-sized “particles” into space — and NASA is baffled. Bennu has achieved infamy after being declared a “hazardous object” by astronomers. The 1,600-foot asteroid could smash into...
Smartphone messaging app WhatsApp, which boasts more than 1.5 billion active users, will soon go silent for millions who are still using outdated devices. Calling it a “tough decision,” the Facebook-owned company outlined which smartphones would no longer support the app, including older versions of Android, Apple and Windows...
Saturn’s moon Enceladus has been shrouded in mystery since its discovery in the late 18th century, but now researchers believe they have solved what causes the moon’s “tiger stripes,” according to a new study. The “tiger stripes,” which were first spotted by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, are evenly spaced fissures,...
Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of Fitbit will face scrutiny by the Department of Justice amid data-privacy fears, The Post has learned. The controversial merger in recent days was cleared for review by the DOJ after federal law enforcement tussled with the Federal Trade Commission, which had also sought authority...
Although social media giants such as Facebook and Twitter have taken heat for spreading misinformation, it turns out that we — all of us — may be our own worst enemies in the battle against the scourge of fake news. A new study found that people given accurate statistics...
SpaceX was finally able to launch its Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station this week after the initial launch was scrubbed due to poor weather conditions. The spacecraft is carrying a whole bunch of neat stuff to the ISS, including an upgraded version of an AI-powered...
If there’s one thing sci-fi movies have taught us over the year it’s that combining one animal with another animal almost always ends badly. Scientists in China aren’t trying to create mutant monsters, but they did successfully create baby pigs with monkey cells. Yes, you read that correctly. As...
China plans to boot foreign technology from government offices in the next three years amid an ongoing trade war with the US, according to a new report. The policy — which reportedly affects both hardware and software — could strike a big blow to American tech companies such as...