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Saudi Fund in Talks to Invest in Tesla Buyout Deal, Report Says
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Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is in talks that could see it becoming a significant investor in Tesla as part of Elon Musk’s plan to take the electric car maker private, Bloomberg reported Sunday, citing a person with direct knowledge of the fund’s plans. From the report: The Public Investment Fund, which has built up […]

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NASA doesn’t have the funds to get to Mars alone, Ted Cruz says
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Enlarge / Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) speaks during a rally to launch his re-election campaign at the Redneck Country Club on April 2, 2018 in Stafford, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images) On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) spent the morning at Houston’s Johnson Space Center for a ceremony announcing the nine astronauts who will fly […]

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China beating US in race for 5G wireless, economic gains, says report     – CNET
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The US has been outspent by $24 billion since 2015.

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Intel says not to expect mainstream 10nm chips until 2H19
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Lenovo IdeaPad 330, the sole system with Intel’s sole 10nm processor. (credit: Lenovo) Intel has set a concrete deadline for when it’ll finally have processors built on a 10nm process in the mainstream market: holiday season 2019. While the company’s 14nm manufacturing process is working well, with multiple revisions to improve performance or reduce power […]

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After indictment, Russian hackers’ lives “changed forever,” ex-ambassador says
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Enlarge / US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (C) holds a news conference at the Department of Justice July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC. Rosenstein announced indictments against 12 Russian intelligence agents for hacking computers used by the Democratic National Committee, the Hillary Clinton campaign, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and other organizations. (credit: Chip […]

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Facebook loophole let marketers easily harvest data from your 'private' groups, report says     – CNET
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Members of a closed group discovered a Chrome extension let people download their personal information, according to CNBC.

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YouTuber Says He Was Accused of Infringing His Own Song
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CNET reported this week that a musician, who plays guitar and has lots of viewers on YouTube, received an unusual email from the company alleging that he had copied a tune he wrote himself two years ago. From the report: But last month, Paul Davids says he got a rather unusual email from YouTube. The […]

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A hydrogen-powered research boat has many advantages over diesel, lab says
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Glosten Sandia National Laboratories says a hydrogen fuel cell-powered research boat is technically and economically feasible today. The lab network has released a report describing the specifications of an ideal hydrogen fuel-cell research vessel. Currently, research boats are largely powered by diesel, but a shift to hydrogen fuel cells could offer some significant advantages over traditional […]

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Companies Must Let Customers Cancel Subscriptions Online, California Law Says
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A California law that went into effect July 1 is aimed at making it easier for customers to cancel their subscriptions online. From a report: The law states that customers who accept an automatic renewal or continuous service offer online must be able to cancel the service online. That could include a pre-written “termination email” […]

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