For more than nine months, musician and composer Mehdi Rajabian kept himself hidden away in an underground room in Sari, northern Iran, working to create his latest album undercover. While many artists will tell you they pour blood, sweat and tears into their art, this is much more than just a throwaway phrase for Rajabian.
“There are so many stories,” says Sophie Cunningham, wearily. “So many I was just not able to tell, and that’s because of money and power – success and celebrity goes a hell of a long way to keeping people quiet.” Cunningham is the director and producer of a new documentary confronting the music industry’s dark
Tesla (TSLA) has discontinued its solar subscription service that it started offering in the US two years ago as the cheapest possible way to go solar. In 2019, Tesla launched a new solar subscription under which homeowners can get a solar panel system installed at their home for no cost and no contract. They only pay a
A Plaid Tesla Model S has set a new electric lap record at the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife racetrack in Germany, with a laptime of 7:30.909. This beats the Porsche Taycan’s time by nearly 12 seconds, and is quite competitive with the gas-powered competition as well. Nürburgring Nordschleife, also known as “The Green Hell,” is one
Arlo Parks has won this year’s Mercury Prize, with her album Collapsed In Sunbeams Parks picked up the award at the ceremony at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London, bagging herself a cheque for £25,000 as well as the coveted winner’s trophy. She also performed a track from the winning album Too Good, with the
Ant and Dec have bagged their 20th presenting award in a row at the National Television Awards. The pair also won in the entertainment category with the show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here which took the award. They fought off competition from This Morning’s Holly Willoughby and Alison Hammond, The Chase’s Bradley
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The Wanted have announced their comeback – with bandmate Tom Parker telling Sky News he is feeling “pretty good” following treatment for a brain tumour and excited about performing with the group once again. The chart-topping boyband will play together for the first time in seven years later in September, at a charity gig organised
Some people trade stocks, but Tesla wants to trade energy capacity. The company is building a new team of traders to do just that with its Autobidder platform. Autobidder is a real-time trading and control platform for energy assets, like Tesla’s Powerpacks, Powerwalls, and Megapacks, optimized through machine learning to better use and more directly monetize
The start of sales for the Ola Electric S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters has been hotly anticipated since the scooters were first teased earlier this year. Now that orders are open, all eyes are on Ola to see how the company grows its scooter operations domestically and abroad. Ola’s scooters are built locally in
It will be for Judge Brenda Penny alone to decide if Britney Spears’ conservatorship does finally come to an end. But the application filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court by the singer’s father Jamie seems to signal that the controversial arrangement is now on its last legs. Jamie Spears has always been seen as
Jamie Spears has filed a legal petition to end a controversial conservatorship which has controlled the affairs of his daughter for the last 13 years. Legal documents submitted to Los Angeles Superior Court by Spears on Tuesday state that his daughter Britney “is entitled” to have a judge “seriously consider” whether the arrangement is required.
Micro took to the IAA Mobility trade show in Munich, Germany, to publicly reveal the series-production version of the company’s Microlino 2.0 electric mini-car. Considered a quadricycle in Europe, the Microlino 2.0 takes on a similar design to the BMW Isetta. The four-wheeled electric vehicle lacks side doors and instead has a single large front
Tributes have been pouring in for Michael K Williams, the Boardwalk Empire star who was found dead in his apartment on Monday. Williams, who was known for his role as Chalky White in the hit TV drama, was found by family members at his Brooklyn home at around 2pm on Monday. His death is being
In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): German wind turbine maker Nordex unveils its first 6 MW onshore turbine. More than 200 health journals globally call for emergency climate change action. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching,
Cheryl has paid tribute to former Girls Aloud bandmate Sarah Harding, who died on Sunday after battling breast cancer. In an Instagram post, the 38-year-old said: “Although we knew this day would arrive I am somehow still feeling at a loss for words that our stunning, unique, crazy, quirky, kind and soft-hearted girl has departed.
Mercedes-Benz unveils the production version EQE, its new E-Class-size electric sedan, with an impressive 400-mile range. When it comes to releasing new electric vehicles, Mercedes-Benz has been taking a top-down approach. that’s especially true when it comes to its sedans. It started with the top-of-the-line EQS, which is competing with its own S-Class and against
Elon Musk told employees that he agrees with Ark Invest that Tesla (TSLA) is worth $3,000 a share “if they execute really well.” The CEO has often commented on Tesla’s stock price, but surprisingly, it was often to say that the price was too high. In 2020, when Tesla’s stock was reaching new high, Musk
Before she died, Sarah Harding wanted to tell her story. Hers was a “wonderfully full and colourful life”, she said, and she was grateful to have achieved “above and beyond anything I dreamed of when I was a little girl”. So at the same time as going through treatment for breast cancer, which had quickly
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