BMW makes a bet on batteries for electric vehicles

March 21, 2018

The future is electric.Image: bmw group BMW is betting on a better battery. On Tuesday, the company announced it’s teaming up with Bay Area-based Sila Nanotechnologies (known as Sila Nano), and promised electric vehicle (EV) battery improvements within five years. SEE ALSO: Your iPhone may be driving Apple to desperate measures in a race that’s bad for the planet Sila Nano wants to improve rechargeable lithium-ion batteries by using silicon…

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Fitbit launches investigation after a wearable reportedly explodes on a woman’s wrist

May 25, 2017

The Fitbit Flex 2 worn by a model, thankfully not engulfed in flames.Image: fitbit A woman in Wisconsin said her Fitbit exploded on her wrist, causing second-degree burns and prompting her to get up and move for all the wrong reasons. Dina Mitchell told ABC News in an email she had only been wearing her tracker, the Flex 2, for about two weeks when it burst into flames while she…

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