Cadillac’s inaugural Lyriq EV sold out of reservations in 19 minutes

Cadillac didn’t have any problems finding buyers for its Lyriq EV once reservations opened. As Electrek learned, GM’s luxury badge sold out of reservations for the Lyriq’s Debut Edition in 19 minutes. The brand didn’t say how many people paid the $100 fee, but it’s clear there was at least some pent-up demand for the…

Watch SpaceX’s all-civilian spaceflight return to Earth starting at 6PM ET

SpaceX’s all-civilian Inspiration4 spaceflight is coming to an end, and the company wants to be sure you see those last moments. The firm is livestreaming its Crew Dragon capsule’s return to Earth starting at 6PM Eastern, with an expected splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida at 7:06PM. You can watch the stream below. The…

Laika Heads to Wildwood for Its Next Stop-Motion Movie

One of Carson Ellis’ lovely illustrations from the Wildwood series.Image: HarperCollins Laika, the maker of fine stop-motion animated movies such as Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings, has announced its newest project: an adaptation of Wildwood, the 2011 YA novel by Colin Meloy, singer/songwriter of the indie rock band the Decemberists, and illustrated by…

Tesla to Reverse Massive Price Hikes for Some Solar Roof Customers, Court Document Shows

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Tesla solar roof customers who were blindsided by the company’s massive (and legally questionable) price hikes in April may be able to get their original rates restored, according to a court document published this week. Advertisement As first spotted by CNBC, a Thursday filing with the U.S. district court in…

Telegram blocks Russian opposition leader’s chat bots during vote

The Russian government still has a strong influence on Telegram despite lifting a ban last year. RadioFreeEurope reports Telegram has temporarily blocked all of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s Telegram chat bots during voting in the country’s parliamentary election this weekend. Company founder Pavel Durov said Telegram would obey an election law barring campaigning during…

Harley-Davidson will sell its retro-inspired e-bike by the end of 2021

Don’t worry if you were disappointed that Harley-Davidson’s first e-bikes didn’t include that eye-catching vintage model. As Electrek notes, Harley’s Serial 1 brand now plans to sell a highly similar retro bike, the MOSH/TRIBUTE, in “late Q4” (read: December). Pre-order it for $5,999 and you’ll get the MOSH/CTY’s underpinnings with looks that would seem right…

Tesla kills referral programs for cars and solar panels

If you were hoping to score a few thousand Supercharging miles from Tesla referrals, we’re afraid you may already be too late. In a notice on its website spotted by Electrek, Tesla said that “vehicle products and solar panels are no longer eligible for Referral awards” as of September 18th. The company’s only active program…

Amazon has banned over 600 Chinese brands as part of review fraud crackdown

Have you noticed some well-known tech accessory makers disappearing from Amazon? Those aren’t just rare incidents — they’re part of a larger campaign. In a response to The Verge, Amazon has confirmed a South China Morning Post report that the internet giant has banned over 600 Chinese brands (spread across 3,000 seller accounts) over review…

Spot Has a New Gig as a Robo-Guard Dog

Gif: Hyundai Motor Group / Gizmodo Spot may not be working for the cops anymore, but Boston Dynamics’ quadruped robot already has a new gig as a guard dog at a South Korean auto factory. Cue a fresh wave of “Black Mirror” memes. Advertisement Its official role will be as a “Factory Safety Service Robot,”…