Startup Makes Call Center Workers Sound Like White Americans

Startup Makes Call Center Workers Sound Like White Americans

Continuing Silicon Valley’s long and storied history of misreading dystopian satires as instruction manuals, a startup has created a tech product that makes call center workers’ voices sound white…


Battery Made of Aluminum, Sulfur and Salt Proves Fast, Safe and Low-Cost

Engineers at MIT have developed a new battery design using common materials – aluminum, sulfur and salt. Not only is the battery low-cost, but it’s resistant to fire and failures, and can be charged very fast, which could make it useful for powering a home or charging electric vehicles…


In a US First, California Will Pilot Solar-Panel Canopies Over Canals

In March 2021, Electrek reported that scientists published a feasibility study about the benefits of erecting solar panels over canals. That study is about to become a reality when a pilot project breaks ground in California…


30TB Portable SSD Hits Walmart For $39 But Stay Away From It

If something sounds too good to be true, then it is. That’s the first thing that should go through your mind when you see a 30TB portable SSD selling for $39(opens in new tab) at Walmart (h/t to Ars Technica(opens in new tab)). The drive is far from being one of the best SSDs – but it deserves a spot on everyone’s blocklist…