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Elon Musk Has Sold More Than $3.5 Million Worth of Flamethrowers

Elon Musk Has Sold More Than $3.5 Million Worth of Flamethrowers

Technology
This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.Entrepreneur Elon Musk is primarily known for founding the private spaceflight firm SpaceX and electric car maker Tesla, but he has a few other business ventures. One of them is The Boring Company, which was started ostensibly to develop the necessary technology to drill tunnels for Hyperloop-style transit systems. The company is anything but “boring” now that it’ll sell you a flamethrower. It’s apparently sold a lot of them, too. While The Boring Company is mainly a geotechnical engineering firm, Musk has been getting the (intentionally cheeky) name out there by sharing neat concept videos and selling hats. Yes, before the flamethrower, The Boring Company sold about 50,000 hats for $ 20 each. Musk could ha
Hearing Aids: Better, Cheaper, and More Accessible Than Ever

Hearing Aids: Better, Cheaper, and More Accessible Than Ever

Technology
This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.Hearing improvement technology has marched forward at a slow-but-steady pace, but a new recent law has opened the floodgates. In a rare bipartisan consensus, Congress approved and President Trump signed into law legislation that includes the Over the Counter (OTC) Hearing Aid Act. The act stipulates consumers can directly purchase hearing improvement devices without seeing a medical professional. It also means companies can sell products that claim to improve your hearing without going through the process of qualifying them as medical devices. While the devices will still be FDA regulated, the greater access to consumers is already leading to increased innovation and lower prices. Many current units sell for...
Fukushima’s Reactor #2 is far more radioactive than previously realized

Fukushima’s Reactor #2 is far more radioactive than previously realized

Technology
Earlier this week, Tepco, the Japanese company in charge of cleanup operations at Fukushima Daiichi, seemed to be on the verge of announcing rare good news. Specifically, the company had found some of the fuel debris associated with the failure of Reactor #2 at the bottom of the reactor’s containment vessel. Locating the damaged reactor’s fuel (or what’s left of it) is critical to the clean-up effort. What the company ultimately discovered, however, is that the amount of radiation pouring off the damaged reactor below the reactor pressure vessel is 530 sieverts per hour, vastly higher than had previously been communicated. Previous measurements of the radiation inside the containment vessel had pointed to an exposure level of 73 sieverts per hour. One thing I want to note at this point
Official Nintendo Switch microSD cards are much more expensive than normal versions

Official Nintendo Switch microSD cards are much more expensive than normal versions

Gaming
When Nintendo announced the Switch, the company made it clear that the device wouldn’t require specific, proprietary SD cards. That’s in contrast to companies like Sony, which have previously required that their handheld devices use proprietary SD cards with correspondingly inflated prices. It’s a bit of a surprise, therefore, to see Nintendo partnering with manufacturer HORI in Japan to release two official flavors of SD cards — a 16GB and a 32GB. Forbes reports that at least the 32GB microSD card is notably more expensive than it would be under other circumstances, writing: “The 32 GB card is ¥7,900, or about $ 70 USD. But on Amazon, the “high end” 32 GB SD card from SanDisk is ¥2,690, or about $ 23 USD. Past that, if you want a cheaper version with the same amount of storage (but w
Price for Scott Disick’s parents’ home drops more than $250K

Price for Scott Disick’s parents’ home drops more than $250K

Gossip
David Becker/WireImage Scott Disick arrives at 1 OAK Nightclub at the Mirage Hotel & Casino on Feb. 21 in Las Vegas, Nev. It seems Lord Disick is struggling to sell his family’s castle. Hard-partying reality star Scott Disick, who put his late parents’ Suffolk County house on the market for $ 799,000 in early 2015, has steadily lowered the listing price by more than $ 250,000, real estate records show. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom Baiting Hollow home is currently going for $ 545,000, according to multiple listings for the one-acre property. Its initial selling price, which Newsday reported at $ 799,000, dropped to $ 779,000 in April, $ 699,000 in May, $ 599,000 in June and later $ 549,000 in July and September, according to Zillow records. MLSLI/via zillow.com Designed by
New E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle hits 3 more states

New E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle hits 3 more states

Health
ROBERT GALBRAITH/REUTERS The development is the latest bad news for Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., which saw its sales plummet after the emergence of the larger E. coli outbreak that has sickened 53 people in nine states. The most recent illness linked to Chipotle among those cases started Nov. 10. NEW YORK — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday it is investigating a more recent batch of E. coli cases linked to Chipotle, and that it does not know yet if they are linked to a larger outbreak that began in October. So far, the agency said five people have been reported sick in the new outbreak, with illnesses starting between Nov. 18 and Nov. 26. They include one person in Kansas, one in North Dakota and three in Oklahoma. All five said they ate at a Chipotle the week befo

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