Tesla to recall 475,000 cars in the US

Tesla is to recall more than 475,000 cars in the US, according to documents filed with the US safety regulator. The electric vehicle firm announced it was recalling 356,309 vehicles because of potential rear-view camera issues affecting 2017-2020 Model 3 Teslas. A further 119,009 Model S vehicles will also be recalled because of potential problems […]

Elon Musk rejects claims that his satellites are hogging space

Elon Musk has rejected claims that his Starlink satellite internet project is taking up too much room in space. “Tens of billions” of satellites can be accommodated in orbits close to Earth, he told the Financial Times. His comments come after a claim by the head of the European Space Agency (ESA) that Mr Musk […]

Riot Games to pay $100m in discrimination case

Riot Games, the studio best known for League of Legends, has agreed to pay $100m (£74.3m) to settle a 2018 class-action gender discrimination case. The settlement will “remedy violations against approximately 1,065 women employees and 1,300 women contract workers”, California’s Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) wrote. DFEH said the firm engaged in “systemic […]

Elon Musk criticised after China space complaint to UN

Elon Musk is facing a social media backlash after China complained that its space station was forced to avoid collisions with satellites launched by his Starlink Internet Services project. The country’s space station had two “close encounters” with Starlink satellites, Beijing claimed. China’s complaints, lodged with the UN’s space agency, have not yet been independently […]

Covid: Scientists to brief PM as he weighs need for new restrictions

The prime minister is due to be briefed on the latest Covid data as he weighs whether to impose additional measures in England before the new year. After two days without published figures, Boris Johnson will hear the impact on the NHS of record infections. The PM has so far resisted new restrictions, but the […]

Intel apologises to China over supplier advice

US microchip maker Intel has apologised following a backlash over its letter urging suppliers not to source products or labour from China’s Xinjiang region. The company’s letter sparked criticism in China, with calls for a boycott. The letter said Intel had been “required to ensure” its supply chain did not use labour or source goods […]

Zee-Sony merger will create an Indian entertainment giant

Japanese conglomerate Sony’s Indian arm has finalised a deal with local rival Zee Entertainment to form the country’s second largest entertainment network. The merged entity will include more than 75 television channels, film assets and two streaming platforms. It is poised to become a major player in the country’s fast-growing entertainment industry, challenging rivals such […]

Boeing and Airbus warn US over 5G safety concerns

Bosses from the world’s two biggest plane makers have called on the US government to delay the rollout of new 5G phone services. In a letter, top executives at Boeing and Airbus warned that the technology could have “an enormous negative impact on the aviation industry.” Concerns have previously been raised that C-Band spectrum 5G […]

Amazon-owned Twitch bans Amazon account after breast revealed on air

Amazon-owned livestreaming site Twitch has banned an Amazon Prime Video channel after a presenter appeared to accidentally reveal her breast during a live show. The official Spanish-language Prime Video channel was suspended from Twitch on Sunday, with no public reason given. However, it followed a segment on the talk show Esto es un Late where […]