Maserati plans to launch all-electric Alfieri in 2020

Maserati plans to launch all-electric Alfieri in 2020

In a recent confirmation to Autocar, Maserati has revealed that it has plans underway to launch an all-electric version of its Alfieri two-seater sports car in 2020.

According to Autocar, the 2020 availability timeframe being targeted by Maserati for the launch of its first production electric vehicle (EV) is in line with the launch date which the company had previously disclosed for the EV.

Report: Apple has a tool to pull data off MacBook Pro’s non-removable SSD

Report: Apple has a tool to pull data off MacBook Pro’s non-removable SSD

According to a 9to5Mac report, tech giant Apple can pull data off the non-removable, non-upgradable, soldered-on SSD of the MacBook Pro with the help of a tool which it can use in case of an emergency.

The report comes against the backdrop of an iFixit teardown which showed that MacBook Pro's SSD - as well as its CPU and RAM - is soldered onto the logic board of the laptop. Furthermore, the battery of the laptop is also affixed. The iFixit teardown also revealed that the repair of the 2016 MacBook Pro is more difficult than that of its predecessor.

NHTSA asks smartphone makers to consider adding “driver mode” to their devices

NHTSA asks smartphone makers to consider adding “driver mode” to their devices

On Wednesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed voluntary guidelines to smartphone manufacturers, asking them to help prevent distracted driving by blocking certain apps and functions for drivers.

In its guidance, the NHTSA has urged smartphone makers Apple, Samsung and others to consider the addition of a "driver mode" to their devices, for blocking drivers' access to certain apps and functions.

Apple gets a new patent titled ‘Flexible display devices’

Apple gets a new patent titled ‘Flexible display devices’

On Tuesday, US Patent and Trademark Office revealed that it has granted Apple a new patent for a 'flexible' iPhone which can fold in half and uses a flexible OLED display.

The patent granted to Apple is titled 'Flexible display devices.'

The patent was filed by Apple in July 2014. It features a touchscreen smartphone which has a foldable design, similar to the one popularized by clamshell phones manufactured by Motorola in the 1990s.

Intel is reportedly readying its third round of layoffs in past 18 months

Intel is reportedly readying its third round of layoffs in past 18 months

Online journal TechCrunch has disclosed in a recent report that chip maker Intel will likely announce another round of job cuts in the near future. The projected layoff move by Intel will mark the company's third round of layoff in the last 18 months.  

According to the TechCrunch report, citing "sources close to Intel", the impending round of layoffs to be announced by Intel is apparently a result of the company's lackluster performance in its embryonic wearables business.

Apple is throttling the performance of Qualcomm modems in iPhone 7

Apple is throttling the performance of Qualcomm modems in iPhone 7

According to a Re/code report, unidentified sources familiar with the proceedings at Apple have confirmed that the company is throttling the download speeds on iPhone 7 versions equipped with the Qualcomm modem chip.

The report comes against an early Friday disclosure by Bloomberg that the performance of Qualcomm LTE chips in Verizon/Sprint versions of iPhone 7 is being intentionally throttled by Apple to ensure that their performance matches with that of the slower Intel modems used in the AT&T/T-Mobile versions of iPhone 7.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wins shareholders’ approval for SolarCity acquisition

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wins shareholders’ approval for SolarCity acquisition

On Thursday, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors' CEO Elon Musk closed a stock swap deal for the acquisition of beleaguered residential solar energy system installer SolarCity.

The SolarCity acquisition deal, worth approximately $2 billion, was closed by Musk after Tesla shareholders -- assembled at the company's manufacturing facility in Fremont, California -- gave their approval to the move on Thursday.

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