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Elon Musk’s mystery Tesla buyout funder is Saudi Arabia
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Enlarge / Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (credit: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is the mystery funder that has offered to finance a deal to take Tesla private, Elon Musk wrote in a Monday morning blog post. The post lays to rest a mystery that has […]

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Twitch is closing its Communities
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Say goodbye to Twitch’s Communities. The game-streaming service says it’s soon killing off this still relatively new addition to its site in favor of implementing a tagging system instead. With the changes, users will be able to filter streams by tags within a directory or across different games on the Browse page, in order to […]

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Federacy wants to put bug bounty programs in reach of every startup
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Federacy, a member of the Y Combinator Summer 2018 class, has a mission to make bug bounty programs available to even the smallest startup. Traditionally, bug bounty programs from players like BugCrowd and HackerOne have been geared toward larger organizations. While these certainly have their place, founders William and James Sulinski, who happen to be […]

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Here are the platforms that have banned Infowars so far
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Over the past two-and-a-half weeks, tech platforms have taken a (if sometimes meek) stance against the far-right and conspiracy theorist content of Alex Jones by removing, banning or penalizing Jones and his podcast Infowars for breaking their community and hate-speech policies. These removals signify an important moment in the history of the internet’s tug-of-war with free […]

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2018 iPhones may be missing something, and iOS 12 hides clues about the next iPhone     – CNET
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Here’s this week’s iPhone news.

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Tesla's Limited-Edition Surfboards Now Selling For $6,450
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An anonymous reader quotes the Mercury News: Tesla’s sleek, $1,500 carbon fiber surfboard sold out in a day, and it’s not surprising: The company, in collaboration with a Southern California board maker, said it was producing a limited edition of 200, and Tesla has many die-hard fans. The board “features a mix of the same […]

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Apple's 2018 iPhones Are Rumored To Not Include Headphone Dongle In the Box
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Apple will reportedly ditch the 3.5mm to Lightning port headphone dongle with this year’s iPhone models. Apple notoriously dropped the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in 2016. It has included a headphone adapter with every iPhone since to help curb public unease. The Verge reports: The research note claims that Cirrus Logic, a supplier […]

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Facebook's 'playable ads' bring game demos to the news feed
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Facebook's next foray into the gaming space is giving players a chance to try mobile games out before they download them. The social network is calling them "Playable Ads," which is fairly self-explanatory. There's a lot of advertising mumbo-jumbo in…

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Mammoth Biosciences raises $23 million for its CRISPR-based disease detection engine
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Mammoth Biosciences, the biotech company that grew out of a close relationship with CRISPR legend Jennifer Doudna, has raised $23 million in a sturdy Series A. Mammoth previously raised $120,000 from NFX and the company continued quietly picking up funding as it built toward its exit from stealth mode in April 2018. Its current round […]

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