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Tesla offers another hint that the Model 3 is on the way

The Gigafactory is cranking out battery cells<p>Tesla has started producing the battery cell for the upcoming Model 3 at its massive — and still-under-construction — Nevada Gigafactory, an important milestone as the company prepares to launch its electric vehicle made for the masses.<p>The information, …

Trump Is Destroying His Own Administration's Policies

The Cabinet and National Security Council are developing sensible strategies. But they don’t survive contact with the president.<p>Remember the iconic <i>New Yorker</i> cover with Manhattan as the towering center of the world, all else minuscule, nothing between the Atlantic and Pacific coastal cities? …

National Security

How to scrape websites with Python and BeautifulSoup

There is more information on the Internet than any human can absorb in a lifetime. What you need is not access to that information, but a scalable …

Imagination Technologies opens dispute with Apple over iPhone chip

Imagination Technologies has opened a dispute with Apple over the tech giant's use of its technology in the iPhone after the two sides were unable to come to an agreement.<p>The British graphics chip designer said it had "commenced the dispute resolution procedure" and hoped to reach a new deal when …

Selling

Sonos unveils Playbase, its new $699 TV and music speaker

The Sonos family of hi-fi speakers is expanding this week with the introduction of Playbase, its new TV and music speaker. Playbase is the first new hardware product from Sonos since the second-gen Play:5 was unveiled in September 2015 (and it uses the new touch-style buttons).<p>As rumored, Sonos …

Yahoo is expected to confirm a massive data breach, impacting hundreds of millions of users

A hacker named “Peace” is bringing chaos to the internet giant just as its sale to Verizon is pending.<p>Yahoo is poised to confirm a massive data breach of its service, according to several sources close to the situation. The company was the victim of hacking that has exposed several hundred million …

With the iPhone 7, Apple Changed the Camera Industry Forever

Camera companies, like traditional phone manufacturers, dismissed the iPhone as a toy when it launched, in 2007. Nokia thought that the iPhone used inferior technology; the camera makers thought that it took lousy pictures. Neither thought that they had anything to worry about. Of course, neither …

Here's Why Facebook Removing That Vietnam War Photo Is So Important

Facebook is more than just a site where people share photos of their children or pets. It has become a crucial way in which hundreds of millions of …

By scrapping your antiquated headphones, Apple is doing something extraordinary for music

Gone, officially, is the headphone jack from Apple’s new iPhone. Retired. Dead. Defunct.<p>May it rest in peace.<p>As much as users are griping (already) about the disappearance of the 3.5mm jack, which is widely used across many digital devices including Apple’s own laptops, the new options for …

Why China won’t own next-generation manufacturing

After three decades of dramatic growth, China’s manufacturing engine has largely stalled. With rising salaries, labor unrest, environmental devastation and intellectual property theft, China is no longer an attractive place for Western companies to move their manufacturing. Technology has also …

Manufacturing

Sci-Hub is providing science publishers with their Napster moment

A report from Science shows that academic paper piracy site Sci-Hub is not a niche product catering to cheapskates and isolated mad scientists: It’s as popular as it is illegal, and its millions of users span the globe, from Tehran to Boston.<p>For those not aware, Sci-Hub is, in the X for Y startup …

This malware sold to governments could help them spy on iPhones, researchers say

Many people assume their iPhones are secure, but new research sent Apple scrambling to fix vulnerabilities that left users at risk.<p>Spyware relying on three previously unknown, or “zero-day,” flaws in Apple’s iOS mobile operating system for years made it possible for governments to take over …

Security

A New Wireless Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens

Author: Andy Greenberg. Andy Greenberg Security<p>Date of Publication: 08.10.16.<p>Time of Publication: 4:29 pm. 4:29 pm<p>In 2013, when University of …

Extracted

Bought a Volkswagen in the last 20 years? It can probably be unlocked by hackers

Almost 100 million cars made by Volkswagen are vulnerable to numerous hacks that could let thieves unlock them remotely through a wireless signal, security researchers have revealed.<p>The "worrying" flaws in the cryptography of the physical keys have been around since the 1990s, and could be used to …

Hacking

How 7-Elevens Are Becoming Lifelines for Japan's Elderly

Convenience stores and the country’s housing agency are teaming up to serve the aging population.<p>Though you’ll find some of the same offerings in a Tokyo 7-Eleven as in an American branch—coffee, doughnuts, fried chicken—Japanese convenience stores are a different animal than their U.S. …

The Two Things Killing Your Ability to Focus

I used to wake up, stumble over to my phone, and immediately get lost in a stream of pointless notifications. This digital haze continued throughout the day, keeping me from accomplishing important tasks. I was distracted, anxious, and ineffective as a leader. I knew I had to change but could not …

New attack steals SSNs, e-mail addresses, and more from HTTPS pages

Approach exploits how HTTPS responses are delivered over transmission control protocol.<p>The HTTPS cryptographic scheme protecting millions of websites …

This is what Apple should tell you when you lose your iPhone

Two weeks ago, I was on holiday in Turin, Italy and made a boo boo. I forgot my phone in our rental car for a two hour visit to a local outdoors spa …

A Famed Hacker Is Grading Thousands of Programs — and May Revolutionize Software in the Process

At the Black Hat cybersecurity conference in 2014, industry luminary Dan Geer, fed up with the prevalence of vulnerabilities in digital code, made a …

Highlights from David Cameron's hilarious final PMQs

David Cameron signed off as Prime Minister with advice for successor Theresa May to keep the UK "as close to the European Union as possible".<p>After being forced out of the premiership by last month's referendum vote to quit the EU, Mr Cameron won a standing ovation from Conservative MPs and applause …

United Kingdom

Meet Apple Energy – the new face of an old business

Revolutions often begin with small prosaic steps. Three weeks ago, a company filed for permission from the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to …

After the vote, chaos

SO THE gambler finally lost. David Cameron has usually been lucky, winning office in 2010 at the head of a coalition and then outright in 2015. He …

The macOS Sierra developer preview: Different name, same ol’ Mac

Siri ushers in a range of updates that refine but don't transform the Mac.<p>When Apple runs through its operating system announcements at WWDC, the OS …

Apple Opens Up iPhone Code in What Could Be Savvy Strategy or Security Screwup - MIT Technology Review

<i>A second article on this story includes additional information from Apple.</i><p>When Apple announced a new version of its mobile operating system in San …

Tim Cook

Segway miniPRO is the best Segway ever

The Ninebot by Segway miniPRO is not a hoverboard. Instead, it’s a true descendant of the original revolution in personal transportation, the …

Remote Controls

The Parasite Underground

When Vik was in his late 20s, blood started appearing in his stool. He found himself rushing to the bathroom as many as nine times a day, and he quit his job at a software company. He received a diagnosis of severe ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory condition of the colon. Steroids, which suppress …

Warren Buffett won't buy these 3 types of stocks

However, Berkshire's stock-picking success has mainly been due to good (not amazing) returns that were sustained over long periods of time.<p>With that in mind, there are several types of stocks Buffett and company tend to stay away from. Here are three examples, and the reasoning behind each.

Drivers, couriers, cleaners and handymen are now at your beck and call thanks to a host of apps. But what’s it like to earn your living waiting for someone else to press a button?<p>It’s the simplicity that is so seductive. Thanks to apps such as Uber or Handy, in a few clicks you can be whisked home …

Deliveroo

These are the 20 safest airlines in the world

Despite some recent tragedies, air travel is still one of the safest forms of transportation around.<p>According to Australian consumer aviation website …

Aviation