Magic Leap’s cheapest headsets will cost as much as a high-end phone, says CEO

Magic Leap is planning multiple editions of its augmented reality glasses for different levels of consumers and professionals, with the cheapest starting at the price of a “higher-end mobile phone to higher-end tablet,” says company president and CEO Rony Abovitz. “I think we’re trying to establish certain tiers — we’re not going to be a single-product company over time,” Abovitz told an audience during an interview at Recode’s Code Media conference today.

Abovitz says the Magic Leap One, a “creator edition” headset that’s supposed to be coming out this year, falls somewhere in the middle of Magic Leap’s price range. “We will have a product line in that price point probably for the company’s history, and we’ll probably have some above…

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Uber “Express Pool” offers the cheapest fare if you’ll walk a little

 Uber’s found a way to shave another 25% or so off the price of a ride. Uber Express Pool asks you to walk up to a few blocks to your pickup and destination before and after the ride in exchange for the cheapest fare out of all of Uber’s options. The feature dynamically generates “smart spots” that are easy to drive to and close to the origin or destination of… Read More
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Amazon is bringing Audible support to its cheapest Kindle

Amazon’s new Kindle Oasis has some cool new features. It’s waterproof, but it also supports Audible, if you have have a set of bluetooth headphones or speakers handy. According to a listing on Amazon, it looks as though that functionality is coming to its cheapest kindle model as well.

According to the Kindle’s product page (via The Digital Reader), it will support Audible “in the coming months.” It looks as though it’ll do something similar to the Oasis: because the device doesn’t come equipped with speakers, users will have to pair the device with their own via bluetooth. The page notes that the feature will be available as an over-the-air-update at some point in the near future.

Unfortunately, it looks like it’ll only be the Oasis…

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Tesla to Discontinue Its Cheapest Model S

Anyone on the fence about buying the Tesla Model S 75 with rear-wheel drive should make a decision soon, because Tesla will discontinue that model after Sunday, September 24.

The company told Electrek in July it would say goodbye to the cheapest Model S, but didn’t give a specific date. Now, both Electrek and Business Insider are reporting this Sunday to be the cut-off date.

At $ 69,500, the rear-wheel drive Model S 75 was the most affordable Tesla vehicle available, but it’s now on its way out to make room for the currently in-production Model 3. Starting at $ 35,000, the Model 3 will soon be the only vehicle Tesla offers with single rear-wheel drive.

“Model 3 is a smaller, simpler, more affordable electric car,” Tesla explains on the Model 3 page. “Although it is our newest vehicle, Model 3 is not “Version 3” or the most advanced Tesla. Like Model S, it is designed to be the safest car in its class.”

If consumers want a Model S, they’ll have to choose between the 75D, 100D, and P100D, which are all dual-motor all-wheel-drive sedans; the 75D will become the cheapest Tesla model at $ 74,500.

This isn’t the first time Tesla has discontinued one of its cars. In 2016, both the 85-kWh Model X and the rear-wheel drive 90-kWh Model S were cut off to make room the current Model S line-up.

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