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If successful, the mass-marketed, more-affordable, all-electric sedan will transition Tesla from a boutique auto brand to a major manufacturer.The company releases the first production Model 3s on Friday, and UBS Analyst Colin Langan says it's an event that will decide the company's future."The event should provide the full car specs as well as get a better peek inside the vehicle," Langan wrote in a note to clients sent out on Wednesday."With orders of 374k, expectations are high; therefore positive media reaction to the production vehicle is important."Langan says the company has to show its new vehicle well.There are some major changes, like the lack of an instrument cluster and a large, horizontal touchscreen that replaces many of the console functions.
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Canadian rock band Arcade Fire has found themselves in a bit of a controversy over an upcoming show that will be livestreamed on Apple Music.Fans headed to the Brooklyn concert this Thursday received an email on Monday asking them to comply with a “HIP & TRENDY” dress code, Brooklyn Vegan reported on Monday.The dress code for the Arcade Fire album release party banned shorts, logos, flip flops, tank tops, baseball caps, and solid red or white clothing.The ticket for the album release show also mentioned that the show would be a phone-free viewing experience, with all smartphones “secured in Yondr pouches” that prevent them from taking photos or being used during the show.The album release party isn’t a standard concert — tickets were distributed to fans who answered questions about the band online, the Brooklyn Paper reported.Of course, there was immediate backlash — specifically about the dress code.
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But would you consider spending about $50 for one?If it’s the SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-II SD Card USB-C Reader ($47 on Amazon), the answer is yes.Primarily that’s due to compatibility with UHS-II cards, but it also produced top speeds for UHS-I cards.Most modern SD cards are designed with a UHS-I (Ultra High Speed) bus interface, which features a single row of pins over which data is transmitted up to a theoretical 104 MBps.UHS-II cards include a second row of pins, pushing the data throughput to a theoretical maximum of 312 MBps.We made three copy passes and averaged the results.
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Though Apple hasn’t confirmed the news, President Trump has apparently spoiled a surprise the company has in store by making the announcement himself: Apple is bringing three manufacturing plants to the United States, or so Trump says.The facilities will be ‘three big plants, beautiful plants,’ according to Trump, who revealed the information in a recent news interview.‘Big, big, big,’ he went on to say.Trump’s administration has previously made statements about bringing manufacturing back to the US, something that has seemingly spurred companies like LG and Samsung to both establish plans to new facilities in the US.One such company will be Apple, if Trump’s statements are accurate, per an interview he gave with The Wall Street Journal.‘I spoke to [Apple CEO Tim Cook],’ Trump said, ‘[and] he’s promised me three big plants — big, big, big.
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On 20,000 changes a day, its public task and beautiful, beautiful mapsInterview The UK’s mapping agency has brought in Vodafone’s director of business intelligence Caroline Bellamy to help define and drive its data offering.Bellamy, who is the Ordnance Survey’s first chief data officer, says her appointment on June 28 - which she also reckons might be a first for any national mapping agency - demonstrates the OS’s commitment to data.In an interview with The Register Bellamy, formerly with Voda for almost 10 years, acknowledged that while the “public face and brand” of Ordnance Survey was still its maps, “it costs money to support what we do”.Most of the revenue is from licensing the intellectual property rights inherent in the information it holds – direct licences, which allow customers to use OS data for internal purposes, brought in £104m in the 2015/16 financial year.Bellamy is keen to emphasise that efforts to boost business will not affect the OS’s responsibility to maintain and update the UK’s national maps – its "public task" – or its commitments to open up some of the information it holds.
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Google and Facebook both have fact-check site on their fake-news-fighting teamsFact-checking web site Snopes.com says it is “in danger of shuttering” due to a commercial dispute that has starved it of revenue.A new savesnopes site says Snopes is in dispute with a company that “will not relinquish the site’s hosting to our control, so we cannot modify the site, develop it, or — most crucially — place advertising on it.”“The vendor continues to insert their own ads and has been withholding the advertising revenue from us,” Snopes says, adding that it may soon have insufficient cash to pay staff or legal fees.It's therefore crowdfunding itself, asking users to send $10 to keep it afloat.The dispute is detailed in a complaint [PDF] detailing a dispute between Bardav, Inc. and Proper Media LLC.
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The day of the iPhone 8’s debut is fast approaching, but there are still some things that seem to be still up for debate about it.Most notable is, of course, the presence or absence of Touch ID.Forbes and luxury case maker Nodus dug deep into the facts they had to paint a more complete, and also more promising, picture of the iPhone 8.It will supposedly be only 4 mm at the sides, striking a sweet spot between having thick bezels and having none.It seems that Apple agrees with LG’s stance that having no bezels at the sides is just an open invitation to accidental touches.The one place where it has the thickest bezel is the top, where Apple has not done away with visible sensors as initially imagined.
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Of the many villains that Danny Rand faced in Netflix’s Iron Fist, a case could be there was none greater than Scott Buck, the series’ showrunner, who gave the series an unlikable Danny Rand, too many boring Rand Corporation board meetings, and a dearth of fight scenes that actually looks cool.But it’s just been announced Iron Fist getting a new showrunner for its second season.According to Entertainment Weekly, Buck has been replaced by former Sleepy Hollow producer Raven Metzner who also directed Marvel’s criminally underrated Elektra film from 2005.In a statement to EW, Marvel exec Jeph Loeb expressed his confidence in Metzner’s ability to head up Iron Fist as the show begins to delve into the show’s more mystical elements.“Raven’s love of all things Iron Fist and his extensive knowledge of martial arts films made him the perfect choice to continue telling the adventures of Danny Rand and Colleen Wing.Season One and The Defenders are only the beginning of this fantastic action packed tale.”
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The RealReal CEO Julie Wainwright tells TechCrunch in a video interview that she’s preparing the luxury consignment e-tailer to go public someday.“We really aren’t in the mood to sell the business, we’re in the mood to go public at some point in the future.”It makes sense that a startup that’s raised $173 million in funding would be expected to provide liquidity for its investors eventually.Just last month, the company announced a round of $50 million led by private equity firm Great Hill Partners.Previous investors include Canaan Partners and Greycroft Partners.The RealReal is a site that connects buyers and sellers of luxury items, including designer fashions, handbags, jewelry and now furniture.
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Microsoft har presenterat sin senaste kvartalsrapport och sammanfattningsvis är det fler positiva än negativa nyheter.Omsättningen för årets andra kvartal hamnar på 23,3 miljarder dollar, medan vinsten hamnar på 6,5 miljarder dollar.Det är snäppet bättre än vad analytikerna förväntat sig, men trots det har aktien backat under dagens handel på Nasdaqbörsen.Bäst går det för Office och Azure, vad gäller det förstnämnda segmentet handlar det om en ökning med hela 43 procent jämfört med motsvarande period förra året.Inte helt oväntat går det däremot riktigt dåligt för mobildivisionen, här har omsättningen minskat med 361 miljoner dollar jämfört med för ett år sedan.
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Writing has never been easy.But in the age of emojis, abbreviations, microscopically tiny keys and autocorrect, it’s never been more painful to wade through paragraphs clogged with typos, grammatical errors and prose that would make your 5th grade English teacher smack her forehead in frustration.Thankfully, Ginger Page Premium stands ready to take back your sanity from horrendous communication.Make sure you’re part of the solution and not the problem with this app that’ll make you a better writer, on sale now for $69.99, a 90 percent savings, from TNW Deals.With a rating of 4.5 out of 5 among more than 1,200 iTunes reviews, Ginger Page earns the raves by attacking bad spelling, punctuation and sentence construction across all of your devices and throughout all of your various writing programs.Just download the app and start writing.
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Protectionism and nationalism are in the air again and the Euro crisis continues to rumble on, but how is outward-looking Amsterdam faring among all this?Judging by house prices (up 20% per annum) and the proliferation of startups and new eateries on every straat corner, it all feels very 2005 or London in the late 90s – less cautious optimism and more full-on gold rush.“What’s happening in Amsterdam now is unlike anything we’ve seen before,” says Hans Brouwer, founder of MassiveMusic and one of the city’s best-known creative entrepreneurs.And encouragingly, he’s unwaveringly positive and quick to call ‘boom’.Brouwer’s music agency now has offices in London, New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Tokyo.Our arms are wide open.”
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PayPal is teaming up with both Chase and Citi to make it easier than ever to spend your money, the online payment service announced Thursday.PayPal already worked with JPMorgan Chase, the international financial institution, to an extent.Now, the companies have agreed to expand their partnership.You'll be able to use Chase cards to make purchases in brick and mortar stores directly from your PayPal account.Alternatively, you can use Chase's mobile payment service, called Chase Pay, at online retailers that accept PayPal.PayPal recently became integrated in both Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, the phonemakers' respective mobile payment systems.
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It might be summer, but that doesn't mean Harry Potter fans can't get excited about celebrating Christmas J.K. Rowling style.An upcoming Harry Potter-themed holiday experience called "Christmas in the Wizarding World" will offer a chance to visit Hogsmeade village and shop at Ollivanders, where the Wandkeeper will offer tips for finding the perfect wand.A variety of official Harry Potter merchandise -- like house sweaters, plush owls and unusual sweets -- will be featured in storefronts similar to those seen in the films.The new Harry Potter experience launches in select shopping venues this fall.Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Global Experience Specialists, the producers of the international touring exhibition "Harry Potter: The Exhibition," are behind the new experience announced Tuesday.The stores featuring the "Christmas in the Wizarding World" attraction have yet to be revealed, but that doesn't mean you can't start making your holiday wish list now.
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Online courses have become a digital alternative to the classroom, as millions of students take to their computers to learn new skills like coding or to earn their college degree.The trend isn't lost on cybercriminals, who have developed a six-week seminar to turn beginners into full-fledged fraudsters.Digital Shadows, a security firm based out of the United Kingdom, followed the online fraud ecosystem, and released its research on Wednesday.The company found several guidebooks online, that can sell for $1, or forums where thieves can trade tips in secrecy, but nothing as in-depth as the six-week course.WWH-Club advertises itself as the "world's largest carding forum."Carding is slang for using stolen credit cards for fraud.
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Here's how to permanently delete your account from the disappearing picture messaging app.Snapchat is a great way to give your friends fun and quick updates about what you're doing.It started life as a basic picture messaging app that offered privacy and fun, with images that can be drawn on and disappear after a few seconds.The app has grown in popularity since its launch in 2011 and now has around 166 million daily users, including Rihanna, Kylie Jenner and Arnold Swarzenegger.As it has evolved, Snapchat has become more complex, with filters, Stories, a news section and, now, a map.But in the sea of social apps we're expected to keep pace with on a daily basis it could be one too many.
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Utvecklingen går helt enkelt framåt, med andra tekniklösningar.Så när IBM introducerar den nya stordatorn Z14 lägger man fokus på specialiserad användning.Tanken är att kunder som använder Z14 ska kunna kryptera... allt.Enligt IBM hävdar forskare i alla fall att man kan reducera ”hotytan” med 92 procent genom att göra så.Snabb kryptering ska ordnas genom att Z14 har fyra gånger så mycket kretsar avsedda att användas för just kryptering, som föregångaren Z13.Det ska ge sju gånger bättre prestanda för kryptering.
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Phones with the greatest battery capacity can be found still in between - and budgetsegmenten, then the manufacturer believes that those who put big money on a smartphone prioritizes a thin and lightweight design.the Latest example is the Panasonic P55 Max launched in India, with a local price corresponding to 1100 dollars.the Phone is running Android 7.0, and offers a 5.5-inch display (720p/2.5 D glass), the chip MediaTek MT6737, 3GB ram, 16GB storage, memory card slot and a battery with the full 5000mAh.Along with the HD resolution, customers should be able to count with a marathon runner.Kamerakombinationen consists of a 13MP sensor at the back and a 5MP camera on the front.In a survey from this spring found the largest number that better battery life is the biggest reason to upgrade, but it seems to take some time before the really big batteries become common in the toppsegmentet.
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Going on two years now, an Indonesian macaque monkey named Naruto, represented by his self-appointed lawyers from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has been trying to claim ownership of the selfies he took of himself with a camera he swiped from a British nature photographer in the jungle of the Tangkoko reserve.Let's assume PETA is correct—that copyrights can be granted to animals.That's PETA's position—one that has been generally down-voted so far in court and across a broad swath of the Internet as being bananas.It's one threatening to unwind Internet freedom, and it's an argument that has been lost in the headlines surrounding this monkey selfie brouhaha.That's because David Slater, the photographer, has self-published the photos in a book, Wildlife Personalities.Toward the goal of winning the rights for animals to own property, PETA asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to overturn a lower court judge who last year ruled the US Copyright Act doesn't grant legal standing to Naruto, or to animals in general, to sue for infringement.
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Grab, the Uber rival in Southeast Asia that operates across seven countries, is reportedly in talks to raise up to $2 billion from Japan-based SoftBank and China-based Didi Chuxing, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources.The funding would reportedly value Grab at more than $5 billion, which would make it the most valuable startup in Southeast Asia.SoftBank is the telecom giant that has become known for investing in any ride-hailing company other than Uber.SoftBank first invested in Grab in 2014, with a $250 million investment.That investment came just a couple of months after SoftBank put $210 million into India’s Ola ride-hailing startup.SoftBank also invested in 99, Uber’s rival in Brazil.
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