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Tesla Gigafactory spending: More than $50M so far, and much more to come

Just outside Reno, Nevada, work on Tesla Motors’ massive lithium-ion cell “Gigafactory” continues.<p>The plant meant to supply large quantities of battery cells for future electric cars is expected to cost around $5 billion, and now Tesla has started to spend tens of millions of dollars toward that …

Get That Graphics Tablet Functionality With Astropad

Did you ever wish you could sync up your iPad’s drawing or painting app directly with your Mac? Now you can with Astropad, a brand new app that literally mirrors your Mac desktop via Wi-Fi or USB.<p>Created by two ex-Apple engineers — Matt Ronge and Giovanni Donelli — Astropad works with several …

Motorola’s CEO fires back at Jony Ive and Apple

In Ian Parker’s excellent <i>New Yorker</i> profile of Apple’s Jony Ive, the Apple design maestro is mentioned to be disparaging of an unnamed competitor who allows customers to make their devices into “whatever you want.”<p>Apparently, Motorola thinks the comment was about them, and Motorola CEO Rick …

Films to fuel your wanderlust this year

Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from <i>Siddhartha</i> to <i>On The Road</i>, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.<p>But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as <i>Into the Wild</i>, <i>Lord of the …

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Apple reveals new gorgeous West Lake store in China

Apple’s architectural firm, Foster + Partners, released pictures of the gorgeous new West Lake store in Hangzhou that was recently completed. The new Apple Store was covered by an incredible mural during construction, but the finished all-glass facade is even more stunning.<p>The firm says West Lake …

Farage Says He 'Doesn't Vet People Outside Pubs' As Picture With Chelsea Fan In Paris Racism Storm Emerges

Nigel Farage has said he "doesn't vet people outside pubs" after being spotted in a picture with a Chelsea fan who was on the Paris train when a …

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How Japan’s Line App Became A Culture-Changing, Revenue-Generating Phenomenon

It’s already a powerhouse in messaging, entertainment, and merchandise, with payments and more on the way. Next stop: America.<p>When the young people of Tokyo want to go shopping, they head for Harajuku. A fabled wellspring of youth culture, the neighborhood offers international retail chains on its …

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Sony wants to sell you an overpriced memory card 'for premium sound'

Would you pay $150 for a quieter memory card?<p>Never let it be said that Sony lacks the courage of its convictions. The company that introduced the $1,200 Walkman at CES last month is now preparing to release its perfect companion: a 64GB microSD card engineered for better sound quality. It's …

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