Google Nest Doorbells, Cams Have Battery Charging Issues in Cold Weather

The Nest Doorbell (battery). Chris Monroe / CNET If you’re having trouble with your battery-equipped Google Nest Doorbell or Cam charging and live in a cold climate, Google has some answers and advice for you. On a support page reportedly posted this week, the company confirmed that “at temperatures below freezing, the lithium-ion battery in … Read more

Elon Musk’s claims of ‘broken’ promises denied by the SEC

The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) has responded to Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s claims that the agency has subjected him and his electric car company to “endless, unfounded investigations,” first reported by the Wall Street Journal. In a letter to Judge Alison Nathan, the SEC refutes Musk’s allegations that it’s ignoring its commitment to distribute … Read more

Olaf Scholz says West must keep Russia guessing on sanctions

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Saturday rejected calls from Ukraine’s president to sanction Russia now, saying that Moscow should not be sure “exactly” how the West will respond to a potential invasion. Speaking to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at Germany’s annual Munich Security Conference, Scholz said that Western allies were “well prepared” to sanction Russia – … Read more

Car repossessions see sharp surge as used auto market in slow lane

The usually booming used car market is facing a serious demand-supply mismatch. As new model availability has decreased due to semiconductor shortages, consumers are holding on to their old vehicles instead of trading them in. Resellers are counting on more consumer bad news – a rising number of auto repossessions – to meet the gap … Read more

State releases guidance as masking in schools left to locals

Connecticut officials have released guidance on how K-12 schools across the state should handle face mask rules now that local districts are preparing for the statewide mask mandate to end on Feb. 28. The public health and education departments are recommending various metrics for districts to consider as they determine whether to continue requiring masks, … Read more

Australian Defense Force accuses Chinese Navy of lasing aircraft in ‘serious safety incident’

The Australian Defense Force (ADF) has issued a statement saying a Chinese naval vessel pointed a laser at an Australian aircraft in what it says is a “serious safety incident”. The ADF said an Australian P-8A Poseidon aircraft detected that it was being illuminated by a laser coming from a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA-N) … Read more