First Click: Tesla earnings, Drake reViews, and more in the week ahead

May 2nd, 2016

May the second be with you. Hmm, I guess the ultimate nerd greeting only works on May 4th, aka, Star Wars day, aka, this coming Wednesday.

Wednesday is also the day we’ll hear about Tesla’s first quarter earnings. Although Musk’s little automobile company has blown away all estimates for its upcoming Model 3 with preorders for the $35,000 electric car now approaching half a million, those earnings won’t be recorded until much later (if at all). Instead Tesla is expected to announce a loss amid production and Gigafactory investments. All eyes will be on projections for Q2 vehicle deliveries.

You can also expect a deeper dive this week on the Huawei P9 dual-camera flagship with Leica certification, as well as Drake’s hot selling new album Views.

Kaytranada’s 99.9% lands on Friday. The debut album from the producer and remixer features a dozen guests like Craig David, AlunaGeorge, River Tiber, and Little Dragon. Captain America: Civil War also premieres in the US on Friday, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson. Then, just as you’re ready to kick off the weekend, Jamieson Cox lets loose his latest installment of This is your next Jam for your listening pleasure.

But all that and plenty more in gadgets, tech culture, science, transportation, and entertainment is yet to come. First let’s get caught up on the weekend that was.


  1. Craig Wright claims he is the enigmatic Bitcoin inventor

    Craig Wright, the man already suspected of being the inventor of Bitcoin, has today come out and publicly claimed that he is indeed responsible for the cryptocurrency. The BBC reports that Wright...

  2. Watch this jet-powered hoverboard break a world record

    Franky Zapata, the man who invented the jet-powered Flyboard Air, set a new world record on Saturday for the farthest flight by a hoverboard. Taking off along the coast of Sausset-les-Pins, near...

  3. This motorized wheel adds electric power to your bike

    Many different kinds of personal transportation are undergoing an electric revolution, but electric bikes might make up the biggest section of the market. In fact, it's boomed fast enough that...

  4. LG's new fingerprint reader sits under a smartphone screen

    Fingerprint readers are increasingly ubiquitous in smartphone design, so much so that the question is not whether to include one, but where to put it. Where some manufacturers have chosen to add...

  5. Radiohead appears to be slowly fading from the internet

    Something strange is happening with Radiohead. You could probably write that sentence at almost any time and it would be true, but, as Pitchfork points out, today the band has started erasing...

  6. The CIA is tweeting the 2011 bin Laden raid in 'real time'

    The official CIA Twitter account is a strange place, filled with ICYMI's from decades ago, facts about invisible ink, and images of counterfeit Nazi paraphernalia. The agency will often tweet about...

  7. Drake's new album Views sold over 600,000 copies on iTunes in one day

    Drake is set to have the biggest sales week of his career. The rapper's latest album, Views, sold over 600,000 copies on iTunes in its first 24 hours of availability, sources close to Republic...

  8. The pink fairy armadillo is real, and it’s perfect

    This column is part of a series where Verge staffers post highly subjective reviews of animals. Up until now, we've written about animals without telling you whether they suck or rule. We are now...

  9. How to be human: how can I stop making everything about me?

    Leah Reich was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "Ask Leah" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During the day, Leah is Slack’s user...

  10. An LA judge ordered a woman to unlock a phone with her fingerprint

    A federal judge recently signed a warrant requiring a woman to use her fingerprint to unlock her phone, The Los Angeles Times reports. The woman, Paytsar Bkhchadzhyan, was sentenced for identity...

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