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Report: Tesla facing criminal probe over “funding secured” tweet
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Enlarge / Elon Musk in Adelaide, Australia in 2017. (credit: Mark Brake/Getty Images) Elon Musk’s August 7 tweet that he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private has become the subject of a criminal investigation by the Justice Department, Bloomberg reports, citing two anonymous sources. The involvement of the Justice Department would be significant because […]

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Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Insatiable’ is even worse than you’ve heard
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“Insatiable,” the Netflix comedy about an overweight high school girl who suddenly becomes slim and beautiful thanks to having her jaw wired shut for a summer, has been drawing controversy ever since its first trailer went online. The reviews for the show were almost uniformly negative, yet they didn’t quite prepare me for the terribleness of […]

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A new CSS-based web attack will crash and restart your iPhone
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A security researcher has found a new way to crash and restart any iPhone — with just a few lines of code. Sabri Haddouche tweeted a proof-of-concept webpage with just 15 lines of code which, if visited, will crash and restart an iPhone or iPad. Those on macOS may also see Safari freeze when opening […]

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Twitter now puts live broadcasts at the top of your timeline
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Twitter will now put live streams and broadcasts started by accounts you follow at the top of your timeline, making it easier to see what they’re doing in realtime. In a tweet, Twitter said that that the new feature will include breaking news, personalities and sports. The social networking giant included the new feature in its […]

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iPhone XS and XR revealed, and iOS 12 comes your way Sept. 17     – CNET
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Here’s a recap of all the iPhone news this week.

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NASA May Sell Corporate Naming Rights For Rockets, Spacecraft
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schwit1 shares a report from Alabama Local News: NASA’s administrator Jim Bridenstine has directed the space agency to look at boosting its brand by selling naming rights to rockets and spacecraft and allowing its astronauts to appear in commercials and on cereal boxes, as if they were celebrity athletes. While officials stress that nothing has […]

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The Morning After: Maybe this is the new cheap iPhone
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Welcome back! The major news this week is set to be Apple's big iPhone showcase on Wednesday. We're expecting new phones, a new Apple Watch and possibly more from the company's fancy new HQ — and we'll be there to report on everything.

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iPhone XS Max or iPhone XS Plus? The final rumors before the Apple Event     – CNET
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Here’s a recap of all the iPhone news this week.

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Vizio May Soon Inform Customers When Its Smart TVs Are Spying On Them
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Vizio is reportedly working on a way to let TV owners know when it spies on their viewing habits. According to The Verge, the company is developing a “notice program with direct notification to the class through Vizio Smart TV displays.” The Hollywood Reporter first spotted the news. From the report: The news popped up […]

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