cobalt

  • Apple could be buying cobalt from mining companies directly

    Apple could be buying cobalt from mining companies directly

    Cobalt is the new oil. Car companies and battery manufacturers are all rushing to secure multiyear contracts with mining companies for their lithium-ion batteries. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is also participating in this game as the company wants to secure its long-term supplies. Read More

  • Essential Phone arriving in three new limited edition colors

    Essential Phone arriving in three new limited edition colors

    The Essential Phone, still among the best deals you can find in smartphones today, is now set to be available in three new colors, including “Ocean Depths,” “Copper Black” and “Stellar Gray.” These include two previously announced colours, the aquamarine-ish Ocean Depths and the dark matte “Stellar Gray,” but also the surprising third options… Read More

  • No cobalt, no Tesla? Crunch Network

    No cobalt, no Tesla?

    The battery industry uses 42 percent of global cobalt production, critical for Lithium-ion cells. Much of the world’s supply of cobalt comes out of Africa. Chinese players recently bought controlling stakes in one of Africa’s largest known cobalt sources. Tesla has stated that the cobalt it needs will be sourced in North America, but the math doesn’t add up. Is Tesla doomed? Read More

  • Meet Valkyrie, A Super Sleek Aircraft Taking On The Private Plane Industry

    Cobalt Valkyrie: A Super Sleek Personal Aircraft

    Cobalt is a private aircraft manufacturer launching its first two models today. The fully-certified Co50 Valkyrie and its experimental version, the Valkyrie-X, are available for pre-order starting today. Valkyrie is super sleek and built for speed. It’s the fastest in its class (single piston engines), with the ability to travel up to 260 knots, as opposed to the typical 242 knots. Read More

  • DS Lite now available in cornflower – I mean cobalt blue


    If you’ve been holding off on getting a DS lite because none match your new blue kicks, it’s time to pull out that bankroll. The handheld world’s undisputed champion is now available in sweet, sweet cobalt blue. In addition to being a cool color, cobalt has one of the coolest names of all the elements — just say it to yourself right now, “cobalt,” it… Read More