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Are Portable Solar Chargers Worth It?

Harnessing power from the sun is a great way to recharge gadgets or your smartphone for free while you’re out camping, going off-grid, or dealing with an emergency. However, portable solar panels aren’t free and are not always effective. So, are portable solar chargers worth buying?

The Difference Between Power Strips and Surge Protectors

Although the terms “power strip” and “surge protector” are often used interchangeably, these are two vastly different products. A power strip just gives you more outlets, but a surge protector can shield your valuable electronics from excess voltage. Knowing the difference could save you a ton of money and heartache.

Microsoft’s 3D Emoji Collection Goes Open-Source

Developers and creatives now have free rein over Microsoft’s awesome 3D emoji. As of August 10th, the Fluent UI emoji collection is open-source—you can download everything on GitHub or Figma. The only exceptions are emoji involving Microsoft logos or Clippy.

Tesla Semi Trucks Will Hit the Road Before 2023

Tesla first announced its all-electric Semi truck in 2017, and now nearly five years later, it looks like the big-rig truck will finally hit the streets before 2023. According to CEO Elon Musk, it’ll actually start shipping before the end of the year.

Ford F-150 Lightning EV Orders Reopen With a Price Hike

Just over a year ago, Ford announced the all-new F-150 Lightning EV for under $40,000. The vehicle was so popular that pre-orders quickly sold out. Ford is now ready to reopen the order system and allow buyers to snag the new electric truck, but it costs more than $39,974.

The Meyers Manx Dune Buggy Returns as a Gorgeous EV

The original dune buggy is back, and this time, it’s all-electric. Slated for an August 19th unveiling, the Meyers Manx 2.0 Electric features a retro design by the celebrated Freeman Thomas. But details for the vehicle, including its price, as still largely unknown.
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