Rivian nixes its entry-level R1T and R1S trims due to low demand

Rivian has discontinued the entry-level Explore trim for its R1T and R1S electric vehicles. “After weighing customer demand, Rivian decided to remove Explore Package as an option when configuring an R1T or R1S,” wrote in a support article. “We realize this news comes as a surprise and apologize to customers who have had their planning… Continue reading Rivian nixes its entry-level R1T and R1S trims due to low demand

‘Jetpack Joyride 2’ debuts as an Apple Arcade exclusive

It took more than a decade, but there’s finally a sequel to Jetpack Joyride — if not for everyone. Halfbrick Studios has released Jetpack Joyride 2 as an Apple Arcade exclusive for iPad, iPhone, Mac and Apple TV. Sorry, Android fans. The endless flier revolves around more “story-driven” gameplay with a new character to play… Continue reading ‘Jetpack Joyride 2’ debuts as an Apple Arcade exclusive

Kia officially unveils its 576-HP EV6 GT at Monterey Car Week

It was good times for the Ford Mach-E GT atop the e-muscle car heap. Those halcyon days of performance dominance will soon be coming to an end when Hyundai unleashes its EV6 GT performance crossover on North America. With 576 horses under the hood and a 0-60 of 3.4 seconds, not even a Huracan Evo… Continue reading Kia officially unveils its 576-HP EV6 GT at Monterey Car Week

Paramount+ will stream the UEFA Champions League until 2030

Paramount+ will be the home of UEFA Champions League soccer for the rest of the decade. Paramount Global (formerly ViacomCBS) has secured a six-year extension to stream the glitzy annual soccer tournament until the end of the 2029-30 season. The deal includes the English-language rights to the Europa League and Europa Conference League, the second… Continue reading Paramount+ will stream the UEFA Champions League until 2030

Discovery+ is the new home for CNN originals following CNN+ shutdown

The short life of CNN+ left its parent network without an official home for original shows, but the broadcaster now appears to have a makeshift solution. Discovery+ has launched a CNN Originals hub that offers more than 800 episodes of library material, including Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, HLN’s Vengeance lineup and movies like Race for… Continue reading Discovery+ is the new home for CNN originals following CNN+ shutdown

Acura’s Precision EV concept is inspired by… boats

Acura revealed a chonky new electric vehicle concept this week, apparently taking some inspiration from the shape of luxury Italian power boats. Teased earlier this month, the Acura Precision EV concept represents the company’s “north star” for the direction of its future EVs, focusing on a “modern expression of performance,” according to Acura creative director… Continue reading Acura’s Precision EV concept is inspired by… boats

Lucid unveils top-of-the-line performance EV that does zero to 60 in under two seconds

Luxury electric vehicle maker Lucid Motors unveiled the new Lucid Air Sapphire Edition, a top-of-the-line sedan, which the company says will do zero to 60mph in under two seconds, zero to 100mph in under four seconds, and the quarter-mile in under nine seconds. That’s tremendously impressive in a full-size, fully-electric luxury sedan and potentially makes… Continue reading Lucid unveils top-of-the-line performance EV that does zero to 60 in under two seconds

To fight climate change, we need to start biking like the Dutch

If people around the world were as enthusiastic cyclers as they are in the Netherlands, we could cut an impressive amount of planet-heating pollution. The Dutch use bicycles to get around more than folks in any other country, cycling about 2.6 kilometers (1.62 miles) a day. If that was the trend across the world, it… Continue reading To fight climate change, we need to start biking like the Dutch

Rivian has dropped its cheapest trim level due to low customer demand

Rivian is discontinuing the cheapest trim level of its all-electric truck and SUV known as the Explore package due to low demand, according to emails sent this week to customers. The company said in the email, which was first cited in the Rivian Owners Forum, that customers  with a pre-order for the Explore package will… Continue reading Rivian has dropped its cheapest trim level due to low customer demand

Zūm founder strikes balance between accessibility and a massive logistics network

Zūm’s mission is simple – to introduce student transportation that is reliable, efficient, sustainable and transparent. To achieve the feat of modernizing an incredibly outdated, stuck-in-the-mud system, Zūm relies on cloud-based analytics software to create an agile bus routing system with real-time visibility for schools and parents. The startup also uses a diverse fleet that… Continue reading Zūm founder strikes balance between accessibility and a massive logistics network