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Tesla is investing an additional $3.6 billion into Nevada Gigafactory

Jan 26, 2023

TechSpot is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. In brief: Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada will continue to grow thanks to an additional infusion of cash. The electric automaker has announced plans to invest over $3.6 billion more into the massive 5.4 million square foot battery and component complex. The expansion calls for two new facilities including a 100 GWh 4680 cell factory capable of producing enough batteries for 1.5 million lig ...read more

Welcome to the Jungle grabs $54 million for its slick job platform

Jan 26, 2023

French startup Welcome to the Jungle has raised a new $54 million (€50 million) Series C round. The startup helps other companies recruit new employees more easily by creating sophisticated profiles packed with a ton of information. In particular, Welcome to the Jungle sends a photo and video crew to your office so that they can shoot some high-quality photos and record some quick interviews with employees. Essentially, a profile on the platform should look like a feature article in a f ...read more

Popular seven-year-old Steam game gets price increase due to inflation

Jan 26, 2023

TechSpot is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. A hot potato: Imagine a game that came out seven years ago, has never taken part in a Steam sale, and is now getting a price increase. One might imagine such a scenario causing universal outcry among fans, but not when said game is Factorio. Like most products today, Factorio's price is increasing—from $30 to $35—due to inflation. Game prices are going up as more titles adopt the ne ...read more

Getsafe expands to France starting with home insurance

Jan 26, 2023

German insurtech startup Getsafe is adding a fourth market with today’s product launch. In addition to Germany, Austria and the U.K., Getsafe is now going to offer insurance products in France. The company will first offer a home insurance product. Getsafe is trying to disrupt the insurance market with a focus on digital-first insurance products. It sells its products directly to end customers through its website and app unlike its German rival Wefox. In its home market, Getsafe origina ...read more

Scientists create robot that can alternate between solid and liquid states

Jan 26, 2023

TechSpot is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. Forward-looking: Following the creation of robots that can alter their state between solid and liquid, humanity is once again left wondering if scientists have even watched Terminator 2. Researchers demonstrated one of the machines turning into ooze to get escape the bars of a cage, not unlike the T-1000 in the 1991 classic. This isn't a step toward creating a perfect killing machine, o ...read more

Seattle School District Files Laughably Stupid Lawsuit Against Basically Every Social Media Company For… ‘Being A Public Nuisance’

Jan 26, 2023

from the that's-not-how-any-of-this-works dept I just wrote about Utah’s ridiculously silly plans to sue every social media company for being dangerous to children, in which I pointed out that the actual research doesn’t support the underlying argument at all. But I forgot that a few weeks ago, Seattle’s public school district actually filed just such a lawsuit, suing basically every large social media company for being a “public nuisance.” The 91-page complaint is bad. Seattle tax ...read more

Supernormal raises $10M to automatically transcribe and summarize meetings

Jan 26, 2023

Generative AI is the tech industry’s buzzword of the moment. It’s no wonder — the VC firm Sequoia not long ago predicted that generative AI, which comprises AI that can generate text, art and more from prompts, could yield trillions of dollars in economic value over the long run. Is that simply the optimistic musing of a firm heavily invested in the space? Perhaps. On the other hand, generative AI has proven to be a labor savor. Supernormal hopes to demonstrate the value of generative AI ...read more

Go inside the $2 billion Seattle Convention Center expansion, viewed as a big boost to downtown

Jan 26, 2023

Inside the Seattle Convention Center’s new Summit addition on Pine Street in downtown Seattle, looking over the the Hillclimb staircase, across I-5 at the city. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser) The sparkling new addition to the Seattle Convention Center is a $2 billion statement piece in the downtown Seattle landscape. Now state and local leaders hope the massive new building can help attract more activity to a city core disrupted by the pandemic. “We’re on the rebound. We’re com ...read more

Microsoft cloud revenue up 22%, Windows business plunges 27% in first report since job cuts

Jan 26, 2023

GeekWire File Photo Microsoft’s revenue rose 2% to $52.7 billion in its second fiscal quarter, just missing Wall Street’s expectations, and profits dropped 7% to $17.4 billion, not counting a special charge related to its layoffs — providing a glimpse of the growing economic uncertainty that the company cited in announcing the cutbacks last week. The company reported strength in some of its products and services for businesses, led by a 22% increase in Microsoft Cloud revenue, to $2 ...read more

Space startup schedules launch to test asteroid mining and ore refining in orbit

Jan 26, 2023

TechSpot is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. In a nutshell: A space-mining startup called AstroForge intends to mine asteroids for their mineral content. The company has two missions planned for 2023 to test the project's viability. The first will demonstrate zero-g refinement while in orbit, and the second will slingshot around the moon to study its target rock in deep space. AstroForge's first mission is slated for April. It wil ...read more