The Morning After: Thursday, August 10th 2017
Today we're looking at edible robot surgeons, EVs that will go (some) distance, and free apples. In-game ones, but still! Happy Thursday morning.
A bunch of EPA certification documents have finally revealed that the long-range version of Tesla's Model 3 is equipped with a 350-volt, 230-amp-hour battery pack. Of course, that's the $44,000 version, so anyone sticking with the $35k base model will have a battery pack rated for 220 miles on a charge.
In the near future, robots will no longer be cutting into us -- from the outside, at least. Here's a rundown of several edible robots in development to promote healing from within.
Free apples! Free meat!
The debut of Rez on PCs ($25 on Steam and the Oculus Store) and in VR on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive may be the purest expression of Rez so far.
Want a cheap EV and willing to settle for less range? You might choose the Nissan Leaf over the Chevy Bolt or Tesla Model 3. According to a (now pulled) leak on car-sales site Autobytel, as seen by our sister site Autoblog, the 2018 Nissan Leaf will cost $29,990 for the base model with a 40 kWh battery -- $5,000 less than either the base Bolt or Model 3. With two-thirds the capacity of either model, however, the incoming Leaf will have a range significantly less than its rivals.
The bad news is that Seeso is going away. The good news is that several originals, like HarmonQuest and MBMaM have already found a new home on another service called VRV. Taking on Netflix as a niche service isn't easy -- hopefully Disney is taking notes.