Tesla informs about the first profits

Tesla Motors presented investors with the latest financial report. The report for the third quarter of this year is very optimistic. For the first time in two years, the company reported a profit of $ 21.9 million.

Until quite recently, the situation of Tesla Motors did not look good. Although the American company sold quite a few cars, its activity was not profitable. Fortunately, year after year is getting better and better.

A few days ago, Elon Musk announced the release of all its models in autonomous driving technology. In addition, it plans to equip them with photovoltaic cells that will be built into the vehicle’s roof, charging its batteries and thus raising the vehicle’s reach. This makes Tesla vehicles more and more popular. Particularly Model S, which sold last quarter increased as much as 59 percent, compared with the same quarter last year.

Thanks to this Tesla Motors can finally boast of profits. For the last quarter, the company’s profits totaled $ 21.9 million. This is due to a significant increase in orders for its cars, which for Model S and X increased 68 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Since then, it has also managed to increase production by 92 percent. (37% compared to the second quarter), so the company expects to achieve the goal of producing 50,000 cars this year.

The total revenue of the company as compared to the third quarter of 2015 increased 145 percent. And $ 2.3 billion, and next year may be even better. At the end of 2017 will be the first deliveries of the latest model 3, the first car in the US company’s offer, to be available at a very affordable price of about 30 thousand dollars.

These rumors will certainly delight investors and shareholders of the American concern.

One of the first personal computers went to auction

Many are fascinated by the prices of their first Apple computers, but few are aware that the Kenbak-1 model was available much earlier than the Californian launch of their equipment. And that’s one of those machines that was recently auctioned.

Kenbak-1 is the first personal computer built by John Blankenbaker, which was introduced to the world in 1971, so much earlier than the Altair 8800 and five years before Apple I, albeit slightly after the Datapoint 2200. The machine was offered for $ 500, and the builder hoped that the school would be interested in introducing students to programming.

The device did not have a microprocessor at all and only had 256 bytes of RAM. Kembak-1 has not succeeded commercially, and the constructor now admits that the fault of failure is wrongly defining the target. In retrospect, he thinks it was a good idea to send his product to hobbyists instead of educational institutions.

Kembak-1 was created in a total of around 50 copies, which last year began appearing at auctions. One of them was recently sold for $ 31,000, while another one was auctioned in Germany last weekend.