Best Tech Stories around the web #271

This week: An electric car that doesn't need to be recharged, the new Google App for users with speech and motor impairments, and China turns on nuclear-powered 'artificial sun'.

INNOVATION

A startup opened orders for a $26,000 solar-powered EV that it claims never needs charging. The first batch sold out in 24 hours by businessinsider.com

Founded in 2005, Aptera was a hot name in the EV space for years — impressing Jay Leno during a test ride and eventually taking thousands of orders for its highly efficient three-wheeler — but it ran out of money and closed up shop in 2011. Read more

DESIGN

How To Use Google’s New ‘Look To Speak’ Android Accessibility App by screenrant.com

Look to Speak is a free Android eye-tracking app that enables fast and low-cost communication for users with speech and motor impairments. Read more

QUERKY

China turns on nuclear-powered 'artificial sun' by france24.com

China successfully powered up its "artificial sun" nuclear fusion reactor for the first time, state media reported Friday, marking a great advance in the country's nuclear power research capabilities. Read more