Tesla introduces home battery
Tesla motors has revolutionized the automobile with its electric powered luxury cars, easily recognized on streets around the world. But visionary CEO Elon Musk has aspirations that transcend the vehicle industry.
The U.S. company has unveiled batteries that can store solar energy and power entire homes and businesses. “Today, Tesla introduces Tesla Energy, a suite of batteries for homes, businesses, and utilities fostering a clean energy ecosystem and helping wean the world off fossil fuels,” the company said in a statement.
The new batteries were launched at a Tesla facility in Los Angeles on Thursday, and will retail at $3500. “Tesla is not just an automotive company, it’s an energy innovation company. Tesla Energy is a critical step in this mission to enable zero emission power generation,” the company said.
Despite transforming energy usage in the automobile industry, Tesla’s resolve for innovation has not slowed and the company looks to be playing a central role in the movement to create a world with more efficient energy.
Microsoft Edge announced
There has been much hype surrounding Microsoft’s newest operating system, Windows 10. The revamped Windows 10 will look to help Microsoft gain some traction in the mobile space where it lags behind its competitors and enhance the experience of Windows PC users with features like interaction with 3D holograms and Cortana, a voice control app.
Windows 10 does away with Internet Explorer, and has named its replacement browser: Microsoft Edge.
The new browser will have a new feel, with an interface that includes a page layout for new tabs with vision of creating a highly customized home page based on frequently visited websites and most used applications, according to CNET.
The company made its announcement about Microsoft Edge at its 2015 Build Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday, leaving anticipation of the new software’s release higher than ever.
Microsoft is also strengthening its position in mobile by releasing software tools that make it easier to run Android and iOS apps on its mobile devices.
Grooveshark shut down
Music streaming has been stealing the headlines recently with new entrant Tidal, begun by popular artist Jay-Z, causing a stir as the first platform run by the artists themselves. Before that, popular platforms like Spotify faced issues with disgruntled artists about the royalties they received from the company.
This week, the saturated market got one competitor lighter, with popular music streaming service Grooveshark announcing it would be shutting down. After accusations from record companies that Grooveshark possessed pirated pop content, the company failed to get the appropriate licences and is now being forced to close down.
“We made very serious mistakes,” the company said in a statement. “We failed to secure licences from rights holders for the vast amount of music on the service.”
At its peak, Grooveshark boasted 35 million users per month in 2006, highlighting its fall from grace.