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Here’s How to Vet E-Bikes, E-Scooters and Other Products for Battery Safety

Faulty electronics are causing more fires in homes lately. This holiday season, I don’t want to give my neighbors the wrong kind of light show, so I sought advice on how to avoid buying potentially dangerous devices.E-bike and e-scooter battery fires are soaring, particularly in New York, where 17 people have died and dozens have been injured this year.Copyright ©2023Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 Faulty electronics are causing more fires in homes lately. This

Former CNN Boss Jeff Zucker Eyes Unlikely Next Role: British Media Mogul

Updated Dec. 9, 2023 12:16 am ETJeff Zucker ran NBC’s “Today” show as a young executive producer and was CNN’s boss for nearly a decade. Now, the television veteran is angling for a very different assignment: turn conservative British news publications into global brands. Zucker is heading an investment group that has become the top contender to buy the Telegraph and the Spectator, a newspaper and a magazine that are both more than 150 years old. Copyright ©2023Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The Next Chips to Transform EVs Could Be Made From Wood

Listen to article(2 minutes)ADELAIDE, Australia—Ivan Williamsreckons he can help to break China’s dominance of a key ingredient of electric-vehicle batteries. To do so, he has been collecting wood chips from sawmills around the world.At a test plant in New Zealand’s picturesque Marlborough wine region, Williams and his team feed the wood chips into machines that turn out a form of synthetic graphite. He says the engineered material is as pure as synthetic graphite made from fossil fuels, which is mostly produced in China

Chicken Nuggets in Reusable Bowls? McDonald’s Isn’t Lovin’ It

PARIS—A McDonald’s on a buzzy boulevard here offers a glimpse of what the future of serving fast food could look like. The burger giant doesn’t like what it sees.For those dining in, french fries are served in durable red containers, soda is dispensed into clear washable glasses and chicken nuggets come in hard plastic white bowls. When customers are finished eating, they are asked to drop the containers into a bin to be washed, dried and reused.Copyright ©2023Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

sustainability: Green Shoots: Sustainability now part of corporate agenda for Indian tech companies

Walk into the ‘SRR 4’ building at Intel’s sprawling 40-acre Sarjapur Ring Road campus in Bengaluru, and you will spot a welcome board. But that’s not the only purpose it serves. The board, unlike others, displays a live feed of the sustainability metrics of the building — carbon dioxide reduction, water conservation, alternative energy usage, etc. On the day ET visited the campus where 8,000 employees work, the display board said that the smart lighting had saved 2,750 MWh till date (since the building became operational…

X Is Working to Lure Smaller Advertisers as Elon Musk Keeps Alienating Big Brands

X wants Facebook’s secret weapon: small businesses.The social-media site formerly known as Twitter largely relies on advertising revenue from the world’s largest brands. But since owner Elon Musk alienated some of the biggest spenders, finding a new customer base has become critical.Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 X wants Facebook’s secret weapon: small businesses.The social-media site formerly known as Twitter largely relies on advertising revenue

Wonka shows Roald Dahl’s biggest threat isn’t ‘cancel culture’ – it’s corporate greed

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeAgainst the odds, Wonka is a winner. It was supposed to be the prequel nobody asked for, an utterly unnecessary addendum to one of the great works of children’s fiction, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It seemed like it was addled by unflattering CGI. Its buzzy young star, Timothée Chalamet, was miscast – how could anyone fill Gene Wilder’s shoes? Now that critics have actually seen…

Apple Aims to Make a Quarter of the World’s iPhones in India

Apple and its suppliers aim to build more than 50 million iPhones in India annually within the next two to three years, with additional tens of millions of units planned after that, according to people involved.If the plans are achieved, India would account for a quarter of global iPhone production and take further share toward the end of the decade. China will remain the largest iPhone producer.Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 Appleand its suppliers

3 Reasons You Should Buy a Stick Vacuum—And 3 Reasons They Suck

JILL KOCH, 39, bought her first cordless vacuum because it was pink. “I didn’t look at the brand, I didn’t look at the price. I saw the color and was like, ‘I have to have it,’” said the Cincinnati-based home organization and cleaning blogger. Koch, who owns almost a dozen vacuums, says her newest cordless stick, the Shark Wandvac, gets the most use. She finds its motor powerful enough to handle most tasks. But more important, because of its sleek look, “it’s not even weird to store it in plain sight,” she said. Whenever…

The OpenAI Board Member Who Clashed With Sam Altman Shares Her Side

Helen Toner was a relatively unknown 31-year-old academic from Australia—until she became one of the four board members who fired Sam Altman from the artificial-intelligence company he co-founded. Thrust into the spotlight during the ouster and eventual return of Altman as CEO of OpenAI last month, Toner has emerged as a symbol of tension between AI-safety advocates and those giving priority to technological progress.Copyright ©2023Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8