Now’s not a great time to be a Chevy Bolt owner. Less than a month after issuing a full recall for every Chevy Bolt EV ever made, GM is now advising customers to park their beloved Chevrolet at least 50 feet away from other vehicles and vulnerable structures, such as homes or other buildings.
The automaker’s new guidelines show that Chevy Bolt battery defects are more dangerous (and perhaps more common) than we initially believed. And that seems to be the trend for this story—GM first told us that it could prevent Chevy Bolt battery fires with a small firmware update. Then, it asked Bolt owners not to leave their car inside overnight just to be extra safe. And now, Chevy Bolt owners must treat their car like a roaming stack of TNT until GM can teach its battery supplier how to follow “quality metrics.”
I’ll go on a rant if I make this blurb any longer, so go ahead and check out our top story for Chevy Bolt madness.
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Chevy Bolt owners that call into GM’s help hotline are being asked to park their car 50 feet away from other vehicles. While it isn’t the most realistic piece of advice, it’s a sign that the Chevy Bolt’s battery issues are more dangerous and pervasive than first expected. Read More »
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If you thought that the original Razer Huntsman was fast, you’ll be shocked by the new Huntsman V2 and V2 Tenkeyless. Both mechanical keyboards feature a 8,000Hz polling rate, eight times that of the original Huntsman, for a nearly lag-free gaming experience. Read More »
Last year IKEA announced a partnership with ASUS to create a line of “Gamer Gear” inspired furniture and accessories for ASUS ROG fans. The retailer offers clean, minimal, RGB light-free options for gamers to decorate their space. Read More »
While you’ll never know exactly when disaster will strike, you can be prepared for it with this handy weather radio. It has a 5000mAh battery that can be recharged by hand crank or its built-in solar panel, though it accepts AAA batteries and AC power as well. It has a bright yellow design and a built-in 3W flashlight with an SOS function, making it (and you) easy to see. There’s even a 3.5mm headphone jack and a 2.5W reading lamp, and it can charge your smartphone. It even supports FM/AM/SW/NOAA bands so you can easily hear weather updates and news. It has an IPX3 rating for decent water resistance, as well as a built-in compass.
GoPro just launched the HERO 10 Black, a new flagship action camera with an updated processor and unbelievably powerful image stabilization features. But it’s also GoPro’s most expensive product to date—priced at $400 with a year-long GoPro subscription (or $550 without). Is it worth the upgrade? Read More »
The race for fancy electric vehicles with the longest range is heating up, and this week Lucid Motors confirmed its high-end Lucid Air received an official EPA rating of 520 miles per charge. For those keeping track, that’s over 100 miles further than the longest-range Tesla. Read More »
We first saw the TP-Link Archer GX90 Wi-Fi 6 gaming router at CES 2020, and after waiting for over a year, it’s finally available to purchase. It’s an exciting option at just $250, offering dedicated gaming features and mesh Wi-Fi support, plus notable improvements over the company’s previous C5400X router and specs that usually cost upward of $300. Read More »
Popular audio brand Harman, maker of JBL speakers and headphones, is making its first foray into non-audio products with a line of new InfinityLab charging devices. All InfinityLab charging accessories are made from 90% recycled plastic and feature USB-C PD with efficient GaN charging technology. Read More »
On September 17, 1991, Linus Torvalds released Linux kernel (version 0.01) for the first time. Here’s a brief look at how a small hobby project grew up and enveloped the world—and what has made Linux endure for so long. Read More »