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How the iPad mini became Apple’s middle child

From the iPod to the iPhone to the iPad, Apple has managed shifts in category lifecycles better than any consumer technology company, but even it …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

The Fastest Way to Remove All the Photos from the iPad Camera Roll

Deleting a single photo from the iPad Camera Roll is easy. Deleting a handful of photos – say 20 or so – is also pretty simple to get done. But if you have got hundreds or even thousands of images in your Camera Roll, there’s not an easy or quick way to remove them all right on the iPad …

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Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

The mysterious story of the battery startup that promised GM a 200-mile electric car

At the end of November 2012, Atul Kapadia and Sujeet Kumar hosted the staff of their startup company for a holiday lunch of Mexican food at a Palo Alto, California restaurant. For days, the pair—the CEO and CTO, respectively, of a lithium-ion battery company called Envia Systems—had awaited an …

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