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Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Electric car maker Tesla Inc's move last week to cut 9 percent of its workforce will sharply downsize the residential solar business it bought two years ago in a controversial $2.6 billion deal, according to three internal company documents and seven current …

Tesla

Microsoft Publishes Massive 948-Page PDF With Every Windows Terminal Command You Could Ever Need

Image: byrev / Pixabay<p>If you wanted an exhaustive reference for all the command line tools and utilities available in Windows, "/h" was as good as it …

17 Movies Streaming On Amazon Prime With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

If you're in the mood for a really good movie — like, highly rated movies on Rotten Tomatoes — then boy is this a list for you. Even better, these …

Entertainment

Facebook might lose about $23 billion after the announcement of change in News Feed

<b>Facebook</b> was on course to lose 17 billion pounds ($23 billion) of its value after it announced it was making <b>changes to its News Feed</b> feature that …

Facebook offers free music and sound effects for video makers

Facebook today announced it was offering a selection of free music and sound effects to content creators. If you want to use music in a Facebook or Instagram video, the Sound Collection gives you options that won’t get you dinged for copyright infringement.<p>Facebook removes any video uploaded that …

This Steve Jobs quote perfectly sums up the difference between billionaires and the rest of us

Rich people think differently than the average person, and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, who died with an estimated net worth of $10.2 billion, was no …

AI and CGI will transform information warfare, boost hoaxes, and escalate revenge porn

When the Roman Republic first conquered the Italian peninsula between 500-200 BC, it was known to send fake refugees into enemy cities to "[subvert] the enemy from within." "Pope Joan" was believed to be a woman who allegedly tricked her way into become pope in the Middle Ages by pretending to be a …

Open Whisper Systems defends Whatsapp against 'backdoor' claims

Last spring, Whatsapp announced that every message on its service is delivered with end-to-end encryption, meaning no one, not even Whatsapp, can tell what's inside. Now, a report by <i>The Guardian</i> cites a security researcher claiming that its implementation is open to being backdoored or hijacked by …

Razer's stunning prototypes stolen from CES, CEO reports

Razer had a great CES, wowing many with Project Valerie, a triple-screened laptop, and Project Ariana, a smart projector that makes use of the company's Chroma lighting to make your gaming experience more immersive.<p>But the trade show didn't have the happiest of endings, with Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan …

Consumer Tech

The 21 games on SNES Classic, ranked

Nintendo’s NES Classic mini was one of the hottest items on gamers’ lists last holiday season, and for good reason. The small box paid tribute to a …

After Trump’s victory, the world is left to wonder: What happened to America?

LONDON — Allies recoiled. Adversaries rejoiced. And on the day after U.S. voters made Donald Trump the country’s 45th president, the world was left to collectively wonder: What happened to America?<p>The question hung in the air even as once-unthinkable congratulatory messages poured into Trump Tower …

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Tim Cook laid out the playbook for Apple's next big thing

The Apple Watch, which has been selling poorly for Apple, isn't going to do it.<p>Apple needs a new platform. And Apple CEO Tim Cook knows it. That's why he's been dropping hint after hint that Apple's next major technology initiative is augmented reality — basically, integrating software into the …

Samsung is in shambles as it recalls 2.8 million glitchy washing machines

Samsung just can’t catch a break – and things keep getting worse. The company has recalled 2.8 million top-load washing machines following reports that the devices are falling apart during use.<p>The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the recall announcement today, warning owners that using the …

Washing Machines

Moto Z, the modular smartphone, goes on sale in India tonight

If regular smartphones aren't cutting it for you, then you could take a look at the Moto Z and Moto Z Play moldular smartphones that are going on …

The special features that enable Apple to remove security tethers from demo devices

[Update: Additional details below the fold.]<p>I suggested last week that Apple’s apparent move to remove security tethers from demo devices in its retail stores likely wasn’t too risky thanks to a range of hidden security measures, and we’ve been hearing a little detail on how some of these …

Samsung reportedly tested the exploding Galaxy Note 7 batteries in-house

While it’s a standard practice for most smartphone manufacturers to leave it up to third-party companies to convey tests on its phone batteries, it turns out this isn’t the way Samsung does things.<p>Unlike other companies like Apple, the South Korean tech giant is apparently among the few …

Galaxy Note

Qualcomm Announces Its First 5G Modem

Wait a minute. 5G doesn't even exist yet. So how does Qualcomm have a modem for it?<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

Mobile

On Twitter, women are more misogynistic than men

LONDON — When it comes to misogyny on Twitter, we're all in this together. A new study has found that misognyistic tweets were written by women 52 …

Feminism

Why Samsung Needs to Kiss and Make Up With China After Note 7 Debacle

Chinese consumers are giving Samsung the cold shoulder after the hot mess that was the Galaxy Note 7.<p>The fire-starting phone has sparked a crisis for Samsung globally, but there's one very important group of consumers who really aren't happy with how Samsung has handled it — and they're in China, …

Galaxy Note

Camera shootout pits Google’s Pixel against the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 edge

Although the iPhone 7 wasn’t as excited a departure as many smartphone junkies had hoped it might be, reviews proved it was still one of the best …

Dropbox cofounder Arash Ferdowsi passes off CTO role to VP of engineering

Although Ferdowsi will step back from running the day-to-day technical side of the company, Dropbox says he will continue to be involved in all aspects of the business, including product, technology, and recruiting.<p>"The cofounder is a way better title for Arash because of all the different things …

Samsung's exploding phones are causing a nightmare for the company in China

The company is facing a growing backlash from Chinese customers and even the country's government after it refused to recall the phone there.<p>China is a lucrative market for smartphone manufacturers, and Apple is doing all it can to gain market share there. There was a time last year when Apple was …

The Hell of Owning an iPhone 6 Plus With 'Touch Disease'

Apple continues to pretend that the touchscreens of thousands of iPhone 6 Plus devices are spontaneously breaking due to an engineering flaw.<p>Because Apple won't publicly acknowledge the fact that the touchscreens of thousands of iPhone 6 Plus devices are spontaneously breaking due to a known …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat is now called Snap Inc., and is selling "Spectacles" for $129 (£99).</b> They're smart sunglasses with a camera mounted on them.<p><b>2. The wait for Nintendo's next console is testing the company's most passionate fans.</b> The NX is going to be a combination handheld device and home console.<p><b>3.</b> …

This app lets you stalk your Facebook friends on Tinder

You’re casually swiping away on Tinder, and then it happens — you spot a Facebook friend. For some people, that’s a reason to panic.<p>But what if you could sneakily spy on your friends’ Tinder profiles, without them having to know?<p>Enter FriendSwipe, an app that scans your Facebook account for …

Google's October 4 Event: Here's What To Expect

The invites are out for Google's October 4 press event, and it looks like the company will reveal a whole host of new devices. Here’s your roundup of what to expect and how you can tune in:<p><b>Pixel And Pixel XL Smartphones</b><p>The Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones (codenamed Sailfish and Marlin) are expected …

Bill Gates could do pretty well if he ran for president, study suggests

Fidelum Partners asked 1,012 adults to rate Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and other famous people on qualities related to warmth and competence. Those traits have been shown by Princeton University social psychologist Susan Fiske and others to underlie many of our preferences, with us feeling …

Watch: Bill Maher slams Apple for pointless iPhone upgrade and consumers for falling for it

If Apple wants to live up to its motto of “think different,” perhaps it should try not releasing a new phone for a change.<p>That was the message HBO talk-show host Bill Maher had for the iPhone maker on Friday (Sept. 23). And he advised consumers to think twice before forking over their dollars for …

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