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GBatteries let you charge your car as quickly as visiting the pump – TechCrunch

GBatteries let you charge your car as quickly as visiting the pump – TechCrunch A YC startup called GBatteries has come out of stealth with a bold claim: they can recharge an electric car as quickly as it takes to full up a tank of gas. Created by aerospace engineer …

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Schneider’s EVLink car charging stations were easily hackable, thanks to a hardcoded password – TechCrunch

Schneider’s EVLink car charging stations were easily hackable, thanks to a hardcoded password – TechCrunch Schneider has fixed three vulnerabilities in one of its popular electric car charging stations, which security researchers said could have easily allowed an attacker to remotely take over the unit. At its worst, an attacker …

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Nissan’s new Leaf E+ is packing more than just 226 miles of range – TechCrunch

Nissan’s new Leaf E+ is packing more than just 226 miles of range – TechCrunch Electric vehicle competition is heating up and it’s pushing some of the first entrants to add range and other features in hopes of keeping up with automakers that are just bringing EVs to the market. …

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GM is smartening up its Bolt EV smartphone app – TechCrunch

GM is smartening up its Bolt EV smartphone app – TechCrunch GM is sprucing up its smartphone app for owners of the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt through a collaboration with charging network companies EVgo, ChargePoint, and Greenlots. The idea is to take aggregate dynamic data from each of the EV charging …

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Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions – TechCrunch

Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions – TechCrunch Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company developing technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and process it for use in enhanced oil recovery or in the creation of new synthetic fuels, has locked in …

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This hole-digging drone parachutes in to get the job done – TechCrunch

This hole-digging drone parachutes in to get the job done – TechCrunch A new drone from the NIMBUS group at the University of Nebraska can fall out of a plane, parachute down, fly to a certain place, dig a hole, hide sensors inside it, and then fly away like some …

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The Matrix PowerWatch 2 is a vampiric timepiece that sucks your life-force – TechCrunch

The Matrix PowerWatch 2 is a vampiric timepiece that sucks your life-force – TechCrunch When Matrix came out with its first PowerWatch the watch world was enamored. The self-powered smart watch would suck energy from your skin by using the temperature differential between your skin and the air, allowing it …

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First buses, now Shenzhen has turned its taxis electric in green push – TechCrunch

First buses, now Shenzhen has turned its taxis electric in green push – TechCrunch Roads in a Chinese city have gotten much quieter in recent years. Shenzhen, widely called the Silicon Valley of hardware, has been pouring resources to phase out rattling diesel vehicles chugging through the city of 12 …

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Apple plans major US expansion including a new $1 billion campus in Austin – TechCrunch

Apple plans major US expansion including a new $1 billion campus in Austin – TechCrunch Apple has announced a major expansion that will see it open a new campus in North Austin and open new offices in Seattle, San Diego and Los Angeles as it bids to increase its workforce …

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