New Vehicle Inventory Stuck Near Record Low, Shortages Shift to Fuel-Efficient Cars, Prices Hit Record. But Used Vehicle Price Spike Runs out of Fuel amid Plenty of Supply

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Still the strangest auto market ever. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. The inventory shortages at new vehicle dealers continue unabated, and inventories remain desperately low, but the shortages are shifting, as demand has shifted, and there is now supply piling up, for example at Ram dealers, while fuel-efficient vehicles are essentially sold out, and EV models have … Read more

How One Player Beat Elden Ring Without Getting Hit Or Leveling

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On July 9, late into the night, Twitch streamer Ainrun roared in relief after beating Elden Ring’s final boss. After a grueling two-and-a-half hours he had finished the game without taking a hit from any enemy or spending a single rune to make his character stronger. “Oh my god it’s over dude, let’s go, yes!” … Read more

Elon Musk wants Sergey Brin’s wife to sue WSJ over ‘hit piece’ claiming affair

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Elon Musk encouraged Sergey Brin’s wife to sue The Wall Street Journal for defamation Wednesday after the newspaper published a story claiming the Tesla mogul had an affair with the Google co-founder’s estranged spouse. Musk, the world’s richest person with an estimated net worth of $219 billion, said he considered suing the Journal himself over … Read more

COVID outbreaks hit TSA, American and Southwest airlines at LAX

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COVID-19 outbreaks have hit Los Angeles International Airport with at least 400 confirmed cases among Transportation Security Administration staff and workers at American and Southwest airlines, according to county health officials. At least 233 TSA staffers at LAX have tested positive for the coronavirus since an outbreak was first detected among workers June 9, according … Read more

17 Times Celebs Were Hit With Something Or Attacked While Onstage

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Throwing things at celebrities, storming the stage they’re on, and doing anything that violates their personal space and boundaries IS NOT OK — but it does happen, unfortunately. But others aren’t always so lucky. Here are 16 other times celebs were attacked, humiliated, sabotaged, or hit by something onstage in front of everyone: 1. For … Read more

Kid Cudi walks offstage at Rolling Loud after being hit with water bottle

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Comment on this story Comment Midway through his Friday night performance at the Rolling Loud festival in Miami Gardens, Fla., rapper Kid Cudi was sick and tired of audience members throwing water bottles and other debris at him during his headlining set. When a water bottle hit his face, Cudi — filling in as a … Read more

Germany hands $15 bln bailout to Uniper after Russian gas hit

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Government to take 30% stake in Uniper Uniper risked collapse due to dwindling supplies, high prices Uniper can pass higher gas costs to consumers Uniper shares plunge to record low Scholz promises help to households to offset rising energy bills FRANKFURT/HELSINKI/BERLIN, July 22 (Reuters) – The German government stepped in to rescue Uniper (UN01.DE) with … Read more

Yankees lose to Astros on walk-off hit in Game 1 gut punch

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HOUSTON — The Yankees might have the best record in the majors, but some things haven’t changed, like having rough losses in Houston. After the Yankees tied the game with a run in the top of the ninth inning, the Astros won it in the bottom of the ninth with JJ Matijevic’s two-out, bases-loaded infield … Read more

You can see where the Webb Telescope took a direct hit from a micrometeorite on one of its mirrors

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Comparison of Webb’s mirror alignments, taken from the “Characterization of JWST science performance from commissioning” Report (July 12, 2022). Credit: NASA/ESA/CSA The world is still reeling from the release of the James Webb Space Telescope’s (JWST) first images. These provided a comprehensive overview of the kind of science operations that Webb will conduct over its … Read more

What NASA actually said about the space rock that hit the Webb telescope

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Yes, a tiny rock particle hit the Webb telescope. No, the mission isn’t nearly doomed. You may have read misleading headlines emphasizing that the James Webb Space Telescope — the most powerful such observatory ever built — has incurred some permanent damage. That’s a cherry-picked bit from a new 55-page report describing the instrument’s excellent … Read more