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Tesla lost its chief engineer just before hitting Elon Musk’s Model 3 goal

Tesla lost its chief engineer just before hitting Elon Musk’s Model 3 goal

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Tesla’s chief engineer Doug Field left the company last week, according to a filing with the SEC. Field had been on a leave of absence since May. The news, which was first reported by the Wall Street Journal, came on the same day that Tesla announced it barely met CEO Elon Musk’s goal of making […]

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EVGA Introduces BR Series Power Supplies: 80Plus Bronze, 450W-750W, $50+

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EVGA has introduced a new lineup of power supplies to add to their ever-growing list. Dubbed the BR series, EVGA says the new PSUs are built upon their existing bronze rated power supplies but have made improvements customers have asked for. The BR series is 80 PLUS certified, non-modular design using all black fully sleeved […]

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Federal investigators want to know if Facebook lied about Cambridge Analytica

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The federal investigation into data mining firm Cambridge Analytica and its relationship to Facebook has been expanded to include an examination into the social network itself, according to a report from The Washington Post. Specifically, investigators want to know whether members of the social network lied to lawmakers, the public, and investors about the massive […]

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Sony raises monthly cost of PlayStation Vue by $5 for all plans

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Sony is raising the cost of its over-the-top, pay-TV service PlayStation Vue by $5 a month for all four tiers of customers, the company announced today in a blog post. Sony does not give a concrete explanation for the price increase, other than to attribute it to “rising business costs.” PlayStation Vue’s cheapest plan, called […]

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Samsung phones are spontaneously texting users’ photos to random contacts without their permission

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Bad news for Samsung phone owners: some devices are randomly sending your camera roll photos to your contacts without permission. As first spotted by Gizmodo, users are complaining about the issue on Reddit and the company’s official forums. One user says his phone sent all his photos to his girlfriend. The messages are being sent […]

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This is what Samsung’s next tablet might look like

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Images of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 have leaked, giving us a first look at the new tablet, which is rumored for a release later this year. What appears to be official press renders have leaked from an anonymous source to Android Headlines, showing a lack of a home button and a larger display. […]

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Question Club: What do we want from Westworld season 3?

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Spoiler warning: this piece discusses the biggest reveals from the Westworld season 2 finale. Proceed at your own risk. Westworld’s second season concluded with some major reveals, some high-profile deaths, and a list of unanswered questions. For a show that’s constructed around the ideas of perception and mystery, that’s to be expected. More so than […]

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Astronomers snap one of the best baby pics yet of a newborn planet

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Around 370 light years away from Earth, a big, cloudy planet is in the middle of being born — and astronomers have snapped an incredibly detailed image of its birthing process. The picture is one of the most robust we have of a planet forming, and it could help us learn more about how worlds […]

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Facebook details data sharing agreements with Amazon, Qualcomm, and AT&T among others

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In over 700 pages of responses sent to Congress over the weekend, Facebook acknowledged that it shared user data with 52 hardware and software companies, many of which were previously undisclosed. The new list includes several large tech companies like Apple, Microsoft, and Amazon, and lists several Chinese companies like Huawei as being part of […]

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Facebook bug randomly unblocked some users from people’s block lists

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Facebook disclosed a bug this morning that affected about 800,000 users by unblocking at least one person on that user’s block list for around one week. Writing in a blog post, Erin Egan, the company’s chief privacy officer, said the bug was active between May 29th and June 5th. It did not re-establish friend connections […]

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