“By excluding female-focused Sex Tech, CES and CTA are essentially saying that women’s sexuality and sexual health is not worthy of innovation,” Lora Haddock, the CEO of Lora DiCarlo, wrote on her website after news of the controversy broke.
To take a look back at the story and legacy of the Volt, we spoke with people who knew it intimately: Tony Posawatz, the high-level GM exec pulled out of the trucks division to shepherd the Volt into existence; Chelsea Sexton, who worked on the EV1 program, then started a career advocating for electric cars; John Voelcker, the journalist running Green Car Reports at the time; and Jeff U’Ren, who has had four Volts to date, and runs a Facebook group for his fellow owners.
[ Amazon ] —Robbie Gonzales Knopf John Carreyrou, Bad Blood The astonishing thing about Elizabeth Holmes, the Stanford dropout who raised $1.4 billion to start the blood-testing company Theranos, was how badly the people in her orbit wanted to believe her story.
The internet gives people a false sense of protection; you have to accept that others will respond.” By playing up the caricature when she portrays her harassers, the effect is twofold: The photos offer testament to Morris-Cafiero’s underlying sentiment, as well catharis to anyone who feels somehow complicit in her turning the tables.Cafiero collected over a thousand online comments for The Bully Pulpit.Haley Morris-CafieroAnd from the muses of the project?
Nationwide Bomb Threats Look Like a New Spin on an Old Bitcoin ScamEduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty ImagesIn offices and universities all across the country Thursday, the same threat appeared in email inboxes: Pay $20,000 worth of bitcoin, or a bomb will detonate in your building.
“I still haven’t dealt with removing all of them yet—I just sort of heavy sighed and closed the tab.”Safe SpaceIn interviews and messages with WIRED, more than 30 sex workers, porn consumers, and creators on Tumblr lamented the loss of what they described as a unique, safe space for curated sexually themed GIFs, photos, and videos.
Members of the incel community—including the official Twitter account for incels.is, a central hub for adherents—have joined with other men’s rights activists, using the content policies of online payment companies such as PayPal as weapons to block female pornographic actors and sex workers from making or spending money online.The campaign is called the “ThotAudit,” in reference to the derogatory term “thot,” which stands for “that ho over there.” It began over the Thanksgiving holiday as a grassroots effort to intimidate sex workers and women who sell access to private pornographic social media accounts by reporting them to the Internal Revenue Service for tax evasion—without evidence of wrongdoing.
Just as Elon Musk's automaker has started to hit its stride—churning out Model 3s, outselling Audi and Cadillac, making a profit—the federal tax credit that can knock $7,500 off the price of its electric cars is expiring.That credit, established in 2008, starts to phase out once a manufacturer sells 200,000 fully or plug-in electric vehicles in the US.