Tesla Makes Offer to Acquire SolarCity

On Monday, Tesla made an offer to buy SolarCity, the solar-power company cofounded by Elon Musk, in hopes to bring together two parts of his larger plan to change how we as humans use energy. Musk, currently CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, and a chairman of SolarCity, wants to remodel the idea of transportation using EVs without the dependence on Earth’s fossil fuels. If Earth is to end disastrously, Musk has his backup plan of making the human race multi-planetary. “Tesla customers can drive clean cars and they can use our battery packs to help consume energy more efficiently, but

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion

Microsoft is announcing today that it plans to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. Microsoft’s deal to acquire the work-focused social networking giant is an all-cash transaction, and it will value LinkedIn’s shares at $196 each. Microsoft says LinkedIn will retain its own brand and independence, and existing CEO Jeff Weiner will remain and report directly to Satya Nadella. “The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals,” Nadella said. “Together we can accelerate the growth of LinkedIn, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics as we seek to empower every person and organization on

This is the Xbox One S

E3’s worst-kept secret is official. Do you have your best shocked face ready? Microsoft just announced a slimmer Xbox One, the Xbox One S. Okay, so the surprise was kinda ruined by a month of leaks, culminating in a picture of the thing finding its way into the wild yesterday morning. But at least now that it’s official, we know exactly why Microsoft thinks you should buy a new Xbox. The big-ticket item is 4K support. That doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to play games in crazy high-res, but if you have a fancy TV it’ll provide plenty of

Everything we know about PlayStation 4.5

New hardware announcements always make for an exciting E3, and while there have been some early leaks this year, the biggest gaming convention kicks off next week and there’s a lot we still don’t know. So ahead of the show, we decided to round up what we do know to prepare for the big event. In Sony’s case, it seems like it’s a safe bet that a new PlayStation 4 — which we’re calling PlayStation 4.5 for this story, though that will likely not be its official name — will be announced. Not up to speed yet? No problem. PlayStation