Lucas Nolan

Lucas Nolan

Lucas Nolan is an Irish conservative journalist, regularly writing on topics such as freedom of speech and online censorship. Follow him on Twitter @LucasNolan_

NC State: Electric Scooters Are Not Climate-Friendly After All

According to researchers at North Carolina State University, electric scooters such as Bird and Lime scooters are not as eco-friendly as previously believed. According to researchers, only 34 percent of scooter users would have otherwise used a car, while the majority would have used environment-friendly bicycles or public transportation.

Electric Scooters from Lime, rentable via the Uber app

15 Apps to Look Out For on Your Child’s Phone

Police departments across the United States are warning parents about potentially dangerous apps on their children’s smartphones, here are 15 of the top apps to watch out for.

The Associated Press

Tesla Car Insurance Faces Rough Launch

Elon Musk’s Tesla launched an insurance offering this week which faced a bumpy road in its first few days, including the website being yanked offline for an “algorithm update.”

SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 07: Elon Musk, CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, and chairman of SolarCity, attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 7, 2015 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Many of the world's wealthiest and most powerful business people …

Alphabet’s Legal Chief Accused of Emotionally Abusing Google Mistress

Google parent company Alphabet Inc’s Chief Legal Officer has responded to allegations that he had a child with a subordinate and subsequently emotionally abused her. Executive David Drummond says “there are two sides to all of the conversations and details.”

Google Legal Chief David Drummond advises Eric Schmidt

Women in Tech Conference Drops Palantir for Working with ICE

Women in tech organization AnitaB.org stated that it has dropped Peter Thiel’s Palantir as a sponsor of the largest conference for women in computing, the Grace Hopper Celebration, over the company’s work with ICE.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 31: Entrepreneur Peter Thiel gives remarks at the National Press Club on October 31, 2016 in Washington, DC. Thiel discussed his support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Elon Musk: ‘China Is the Future’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk commented that “China is the future” at the 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai on Thursday.

Elon Musk CEO of Tesla

Elon Musk to Appear at AI Conference – in China

Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma are set to debate the concept of artificial intelligence at the World AI Conference in Shanghai, China, this week. Experts point out that the appearance could be bad timing for Musk, as the United States imposes on China while at the same time, the communist nation strives to control the future of artificial intelligence.

Elon Musk at Model Y announcement

Report: Uber and Lyft Take a Larger Share of Revenue than They Tell Drivers

A recent investigation by automotive website Jalopnik claims that Uber and Lyft are not paying drivers as much as they claim to. After studying nearly 15,000 fares submitted by drivers, the rideshare companies were pocketing between 8.5 and 10.6 percent more of revenues than they claim.

The Associated Press

Amazon Joins Walmart in Claiming Tesla Solar Panels Caught Fire

E-commerce giant Amazon has backed up claims by retailer Walmart that Tesla solar panels caught fire at multiple Walmart locations across the United States by claiming that it experienced its own fire related to the solar panels at a warehouse in California.

Elon Musk shrugs

Vanity Fair: Elon Musk Fooled Tesla Investors, Bilked Taxpayers

Vanity Fair outlined in a recent article how Tesla CEO Elon Musk employed a number of questionable tactics in order to purchase the floundering solar power company he was both the largest shareholder of, SolarCity. In the opinion of former Tesla employee Dennis Scott, who worked at the company’s beleaguered “Gigafactory 2” in Buffalo, New York, Musk is “full of shit.” 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is puzzled

CDC: More Than 100 Vaping Youth Have Contracted Severe Lung Diseases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reportedly investigation 153 possible cases of lung disease that may be associated with e-cigarettes and vaping. The sudden lung problems are primarily occuring amongst adolescents and young adults.

young people vaping

Apple: Credit Card Not Compatible with Jeans, Wallets

According to Apple support, the company’s recently introduced credit card can be damaged by leather wallets and denim jeans — two of the materials it is most likely to come into contact with. The Silicon Valley powerhouse has gone so far as to publish a guide on how to “safely store and carry” the Apple card.

Tim Cook Apple Card

Google Stays Quiet on China After Dismantling Disinformation Campaign

Tech giant Google’s close relationship with China is being called into question once again after the firm failed to join Twitter and Facebook in criticizing the country’s communist government even after being forced to crack down on a disinformation campaign aiming to discredit the current protests in Hong Kong.

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Microsoft Contractors Listened in on Children Playing Xbox

Contractors for Microsoft listened in on the audio of Xbox gamers speaking in their homes in order to improve the console’s voice command abilities. One contractor claims most of the recordings they reviewed were children.

young boy playing Xbox

Amazon Opens Biggest Campus Yet – in India

E-commerce giant Amazon has opened its largest campus yet, but it is not its American HQ2, it is located in Hyderabad, India, as the firm prepares for aggressive expansion in the country.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, laughs as he speaks at a Washington, DC, event in September 2018. (Cliff Owen/AP Photo)