TikTok on the Clock + Tesla’s Flop Era + How NASA Fixed a ’70s-Era Space Computer

Hard Fork

Apr 26 2024 • 1 hr 11 mins

On Wednesday, President Biden signed a bill into law that would force the sale of TikTok or ban the app outright. We explain how this came together, when just a few weeks ago it seemed unlikely to happen, and what legal challenges the law will face next. Then we check on Tesla’s very bad year and what’s next for the company after this week’s awful quarterly earnings report. Finally, to boldly support tech where tech has never been supported before: Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab try to fix a chip malfunction from 15 billion miles away.

Guests:

  • Andrew Hawkins, Transportation Editor at The Verge
  • Todd Barber, Propulsion Engineer at Jet Propulsion Lab

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