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Elon Musk shows off the first production Tesla Model 3

Now it's time to start fulfilling all those preorders - Musk says production will rise to 100 cars in August, 1,500 in September and 20,000 by December. Tesla is planning a launch party on July 28 to hand over the first 30 Tesla Model 3s to head out into the wild.

Here's the first real, production Tesla Model 3

Tesla unveiled the Model 3 in March last year and began taking $1,000 deposits for the car shortly after. Within a week, the electric-car company had racked up 325,000 pre-orders. At the time, Tesla said the aggregate value of the pre-orders equaled about $14 billion in future sales. The company has taken some 400,000 pre-orders since then.

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Donald Trump’s ‘Impenetrable Cybersecurity’ Is Pure Fantasy

North Korea lit some nasty fireworks on July 4th, successfully testing a long-range missile capable of hitting Alaska. The test sent jitters up the spines of American national security officials—for good reason. The Hermit Kingdom hasn’t yet been able to put a nuclear warhead atop an intercontinental ballistic missile, but it is getting there faster than intelligence analysts expected. All the trend lines are bad. Yields from North Korea’s nuclear tests are getting larger. Its arsenal is too, with an estimated 20-25 weapons already, and enough fissile material to crank out a new nuke about every two months. Meanwhile, launch times are getting shorter and missiles are flying longer—much longer. Not all rocket science is rocket science. Even CNN and Breitbart agree that Kim Jong Un is blowing past “nuclear breakout” with breakneck speed.

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Google Home Breaks Up Domestic Dispute By Calling the Police

While Google Home was a hero in this particular case, these kinds of stories certainly leave some people uneasy. It’s a clear reminder that smart home devices are always listening. We don’t know what data, if any, was recorded by the Amazon Echo that was involved in the December murder case. But police felt confident enough that it may have recorded audio of the incident to seek a warrant.

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What the Apple-Qualcomm battle means for your next iPhone (FAQ)

Most people don't really care about what chips are inside their devices, but Qualcomm has a big advantage over Intel: speed. Its modem is the only one capable of 1 gigabit download speeds, and it's been working to get ready for 5G to show up in our mobile devices within the next couple of years. Intel also is working on a gigabit modem (as well as 5G), but the faster speed won't be ready until after the next iPhone is out.

Self-driving cars just had one of their best months yet

Experts whose job it is to pay close attention to this emerging technology have been impressed with the pace of developments in the last few weeks. “Out of the past three years that I've been researching [autonomous vehicle] policy, this is by far the most important month of Congressional action and partnerships I've seen yet,” said Greg Rogers, a policy analyst at the Eno Center for Transportation. “What we're seeing right now is that autonomous vehicles are moving from their infancy into their adolescence.”

CopyCat Android malware infected 14 million devices, rooted 8 million last year | ZDNet

In order to achieve root status, the malicious code uses six different vulnerabilities for Android versions 5 and earlier through an "upgrade" pack pulled from Amazon web storage. Some of the flaws the malware tests for are extremely old and the most modern ones were discovered over two years ago -- and so should your device be patched and up-to-date, CopyCat should not be a worry.

Reset your Windows 10 system with the Keep My Files option - TechRepublic

Now, it's important to remember that using Reset This PC with the Keep My Files option does not back up and restore any desktop applications you have installed. The reasoning is that a recently installed desktop application could be the cause of the instability. To help you to remember what desktop applications you had installed, the Reset This PC tool will create a list of those applications that were not saved or restored, so that you can decide whether you want to reinstall them.

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10 Games Every Nintendo Wii U Player Needs

$59.99 The premiere game for the Wii U could be the best 3D Mario game since Super Mario 64. Yes, better than Super Mario Galaxy. A big reason why is because Mario in HD looks fantastic. Mario's whimsical, colorful visuals were born for high-def. The orchestrated music will make you wish all Mario games sound this way. The controls feel perfect. Each level is filled with new ideas to toy with like a stage where platforms vanish and reappear to the rhythm of the music. It's also a fantastic multiplayer game. You will argue, yell, and finally agree to work together to find every single last star, stamp, and secret (find all the hidden Luigis!) until you've conquered the game and either replay it all over again or await the inevitable sequel (we hope). A must-have for any Wii U owner.

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' will be Disney's first 4K Blu-ray

The film's director says that having a 4K Blu-ray release is important to the themes of his Marvel Universe space opera.

Video: Finding practical ways to communicate cybersecurity best practices - TechRepublic

Greg Michaelidis, Cybersecurity Fellow at the New America Foundation and former Obama Senior Advisor for Public Affairs, explains why America's cybersecurity posture is dangerous and how companies can protect users from cyberattacks.

Better, faster, cheaper Raspberry Pi alternatives | ZDNet

Here is a selection of single board computers for homebrew projects and automation, with prices starting at only $5. (Updated July 5, 2017)

The time is now for a public debate over cryptography policy | ZDNet

The 1990s saw widespread debate over cryptography, one that didn't really have a winner, Wilson notes. "Most cryptographers said that encryption should be commercially available, that export controls were counterproductive, that government control was futile and that our enemies would roll their own," he says. While these points were not necessarily accepted by governments, there did come a detente whereby access to cryptographic technologies was freed up.

I've seen the future of 3D printing (think Star Trek replicator) | ZDNet

Sending an object to a printer from a phone or over Wi-Fi is common enough now. Innovation won't be a feature here or there, but will instead be more of a gestalt. How frustrated are users, and is that frustration going down? Some of the printers I've used are rock-solid reliable. Others, not so much. Innovation will come in the form of the overall quality rising across all printers.

Here’s What To Say When The Interviewer Asks, “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?”

No matter what you choose to discuss, remember it’s about more than gathering information on the company, people, and role. Beyond that you want to show off your thoughtfulness. What you say gives the interviewer a glimpse into the topics that you think are worth learning more about. So, ask questions you genuinely want to know the answer to–and you’ll also get points for being sincere.

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Just look at all these Microsoft Surface Pro clones - Video | ZDNet

They laughed at the original Surface RT. But Microsoft persisted, refining the Surface Pro's features and engineering away its flaws through multiple iterations. The proof of success? Just look at all the Surface Pro clones.

Stripe strikes global partnerships with China's Alipay, WeChat Pay

NEW YORK Silicon Valley startup Stripe has partnered with digital payment providers Alipay and WeChat Pay to enable merchants using its platform globally to accept payments from hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers.

23 Trump talked to Putin about creating a 'Cyber Security unit'

Yes, you're reading that headline correctly. In the wake of a meeting at the G20 summit, President Trump has revealed that he talked to Russian President Vladimir Putin about creating an "impenetrable Cyber Security unit" that would protect against "election hacking, & many other negative things." He didn't go into details as to what this meant, but the statement is baffling on its face. Multiple US intelligence agencies have determined that the Russian government conducted an election hacking campaign in the US, targeting the DNC's servers, elections officials and voting systems in a bid to help Trump win. Why would you trust the fox to guard the henhouse, especially when you're already taking heat over allegations of collusion with the Russians? Whether or not you believe the claims are well-founded, it doesn't look good.

10 time-saving tips to speed your work in Excel - TechRepublic

Table objects treat data as a unit and consequently, take care of a lot of things automatically—reducing the amount of time you need to interact with the data. When you convert a data set to a Table, you get automatic filters and formatting. Excel knows you're working in a Table, so pressing Tab cycles through the Table for effortless data entry. With a quick click, you can add a totaling row to the bottom of the Table. Headers are always visible, regardless of how many records you have. When you extend the Table by adding a column or a row, the Table extends formulas and formatting. Charts based on Table objects update automatically when you change the source data. You can accomplish all this manually without a Table, but a Table eliminates these tasks.

Binary co-founder blames "corrupted" media for his resignation offer

What I think is that we are an industry full of entitled human beings. Particular to silicon valley but not exclusive to it. There are victims out there paying for oppression with their lives. As for the people here that whine that they aren't taken care of, who have not to worry about their lives being taken from them or their basic needs met, who owes them more than the voice they already have access to? To these whiners who want me to constantly address their questions preemptively, I say that we all have priorities. Even I do. I spend my time working through those priorities. And maybe there are priorities beyond your personal feelings. I would love to get to them, but maybe I just have not prioritized it high enough. If you feel that, reach out, don't whine about what you expect me to do. Ask it. The world is better off when we take control of our own voice, and fight for those who have truly none. Most in silicon valley have a voice, not everyone in the world does. I learned the power of my voice again this past week when I allowed my trust in Justin to enable him to retain control of the voice of the firm, and gave my input up.

Five more ways to minimize fileless malware infections - TechRepublic

One of the ways to stop these types of mail from entering your enterprise's network is through the use of spam filters that work to cut down on some of the bogus incoming mail. A second, more powerful solution is a dedicated email gateway filtering appliance. These stand-alone devices sit on your private network between the firewall and email server and inspect each incoming message destined for your email server. Using signature, behavioral, and heuristics-based scanners, the appliance works to effectively drop rogue messages that are found to be a match in any of the multiple databases used to query for threats.

9 great iPhone pranks to fool your friends

Everyone is a fan of a good prank. Well, that usually holds true until a prank gets pulled on them. But when it comes to someone’s iPhone, these pranks can be pulled off quickly and are very harmless, which saves the pranked and the prankster from any unwanted headaches if you catch my drift. Check out 9 of the best iPhone pranks you can pull on friends and family.

Your Hulu or Netflix may be hacked, here's what to do

But it led me to do some research on how to know if your account is hacked and how to get back control. Here's what you need to know.

Trump says discussed forming cyber security unit with Putin

U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that he discussed forming a cyber security unit to guard against election hacking with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

How to Set up Parental Controls on iPhone and iPad

Now that you have set up the Restrictions, you can feel better when your child is using the iPhone or iPad. Do you find these restrictions to be helpful with your child?

Who was Eva Ekeblad and how did she make flour and alcohol out of potatoes?

C ountess Eva Ekeblad was a Swedish noble and agronomist who discovered how to extract starch from potatoes, paving the way for gluten-free baking and alcohols such as vodka, moonshine and potato wine.

Waymo's going to Phoenix to work on Avis' self-driving fleet

Waymo, the self-driving division inside of Alphabet, has partnered with car rental company Avis to manage its fleet of autonomous cars in Phoenix, Arizona.

Windows 10 tip: Shut down OneDrive completely | ZDNet

In Windows 10, OneDrive is built in. The connections are so tight, in fact, that OneDrive has its own node in File Explorer, with no obvious way to remove it. But the options to disconnect OneDrive are there if you know where to look. Here are the full instructions.

Next DC Animated Movie Looks to Be Batman's Gotham By Gaslight

Gotham by Gaslight was written by Brian Augustyn with art by Mike Mignola and inking by P. Craig Russell. It’s considered the first story in DC’s Elseworlds line of alternate reality adventures, and it’s   a fan favorite. For good reason; this story is just the right kind of bonkers. It features a late-19th century Bruce Wayne influenced to fight crime in part by a run-in with Sigmund Freud (!) and who ends up hunting down Jack the Ripper, who has traveled to Gotham City from London because, umm, it seems murder is a global career.

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China starts 200-day simulation of living on another planet

This isn't the longest such test, but it could be important for China. The country is determined to catch up to the space programs of the US and Russia, and that means being ready for extended stays on distant worlds. What China learns now could pay dividends if it's ready to explore the Solar System right as its biggest rivals embark on their own manned explorations of the Solar System.

The Best Computer Monitors of 2017

Size: Desktop monitors generally fall between 15 and 34 inches. The size of the panel is measured diagonally. While it's always nice to have a big viewing area, it may not be practical, given desktop space constraints. Plus, the bigger the screen, the more you can expect to pay. A 24-inch monitor is a good choice if you wish to view multipage documents or watch movies, but have limited desk space. But there's nothing like watching a movie or playing a game on a large screen, so if you have room on your desktop, a 27-inch display delivers a big-screen experience for a reasonable price. Or, if space is not an issue, consider a massive 34-inch, curved-screen model to bring a true movie-theater experience to your desktop. If you're looking to replace a dual-monitor setup with a single display, check out one of the ultra-wide, big-screen models. They are available in sizes ranging from 29 to 38 inches with curved and non-curved panels, have a 21:9 aspect ratio, and come in a variety of resolutions, including Wide Quad High-Definition (WQHD) and Ultra High-Definition (UHD).

One year later, Pokemon Go remains AR's biggest killer app

Augmented reality is the catchphrase of 2017 like VR was in 2016. Every major tech company seems to have its hand in it, from Google to Microsoft to Facebook, and most recently -- and maybe most impressively -- Apple. By this fall, many iPhones will be seriously adept little handheld AR devices, able to cast 3D objects into reality through the lens of the phone's little screen. Forget headsets for now: AR will be social, and communal, and mobile.

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This iconic brand should have stayed away from phones

Kodak says it wanted to make the Ektra for people with "artistic-oriented hobbies, interests, passions." The way that some people are into Lomography or Holga cameras, Kodak wants to tap a demographic that enjoys the aesthetic look and experience of using a modern version of a throwback camera as much (if not more) than they do creating images. I get that, and I even like the concept, but that nostalgia of holding one of Kodak's classic, metal film cameras will be quickly lost when you pick up this plastic thing.

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Three Star Wars Fans Made a Shot-for-Shot Remake of Revenge of the Sith

The work of a couple of guys with some toy lightsabers and a lot of spare time, this version of Revenge of the Sith is more of a demake than a remake. The sets are living rooms, car backseats, and an incredibly dreary beach. The sound effects are canned. The costumes are terrible. And the whole thing is played for laughs.

How Spammers, Superstars, and Tech Giants Gamed the Music Industry

It’s not a new tactic. Plenty of artists have used covers over the years to boost their own popularity, but with Spotify there’s an element of deceit. When a group seeds the service with their own version of that month’s most popular hit song, it’s trying to make sure it shows up on searches for dozens of artists across many different genres. The result is artists such as Alex Goot, another YouTube sensation who’s racked seven-digit streaming totals on songs by Taylor Swift, OneRepublic, Katy Perry, and others. These covers require a license, which ensures a cut of the streaming totals goes to the original artist, in addition to the guy singing their song. So for cover artists, Spotify’s already-microscopic streaming payouts are cut in half. But if Goot’s recent releases tell us anything, it’s that it’s still more lucrative than relying on people listening to your original music.

Donald Trump Solved the Cyber

Former Trump Campaign Manager and current informal White House advisor Corey Lewandowski appeared on Fox News on Saturday and gave the best indication of what’s going on here. “What we saw yesterday and what’s been reported yesterday is that the president took this issue directly to Vladimir Putin, questioned him if they were involved in meddling in the elections in any way, shape, or form, and from what we are hearing, the Russians have denied this,” he said. “I don’t know what else the mainstream media can talk about other than the fact that there was no collusion,” said Lewandowski. “There was no coordination. Now, the president is taking this issue directly to the president of Russia and raised it so now I think the issue is officially dead.” Putin says he didn’t do it. So, that’s true. And there’s no possible coordination between the campaign and Russia because Putin didn’t do it.

Need new Nikes? Check your Instagram feed

I've reached out to Instagram for clarification on whether the effort to help brands connect with the user base is officially out of its test phase or not, and to ask if any other brands are preparing to jump aboard. I'll update this piece if I hear back.

Real-world solutions to fix online hate

So far, tech has proved ineffective at curbing online hate speech, and that's not just because of the internet's reach and anonymity. Take today's tools that automatically flag derogatory words or phrases. Humans get around them through simple code words and symbols, like a digital secret handshake. So instead of the slur "kike" for Jew, they write "skype." The smear "spics" for Hispanics becomes "yahoos," "skittles" stands for Muslims (a reference to Donald Trump Jr.'s infamous comparison of the candy to Syrian refugees) and "google" stands for the N-word.

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Accenture opens Liquid Studio to speed up software development

Multinational services firm Accenture has opened its first Liquid Studio in London’s business district, to enable customers and collaborators to speed up software development.

How to migrate your Android contacts to Google - TechRepublic

Jack Wallen shows you how to migrate your contacts from your Android phone's local storage to your Google account.

Weekend Streaming: Brock Lesnar takes on Samoa Joe

Here's our brief weekly roundup of the newest videos to end up online. This time, we looked around the web to find great new content to watch. As you could see with the title of this post, WWE is holding a new live event and it's called "Great Balls of Fire." Yes, that is the name. While the name is silly, the event card is quite good. Former UFC champion Brock Lesnar defends his Universal championship against Samoa Joe in a match that is much anticipated.

51 It's looking more and more like Twitter actually condones some abuse to retain its celebrity users
52 HBO vaguebooks about new 'Game of Thrones' episodes
53 Spotify purportedly testing new driving feature
54 Virgin Atlantic shares 'mile-high club video,' Facebook gasps
55 World's priciest fidget spinner costs as much as some cars
56 What if you could brush your teeth in 10 seconds through the power of crowdfunding?
57 Ethereum startups don’t need Silicon Valley
58 5 tips to make your OnePlus 5 photos shine
59 Let's Encrypt brings free wildcard certificates to the web | ZDNet
61 Sony HT-ST5000 Soundbar
62 Understanding Support Vector Machine via Examples
63 Finding the iOS 11 beta to be too buggy?
64 New experiments reveal that AI is still terrible at naming paint colors
65 Apple’s iTunes Falls Short in Battle for Video Viewers
66 Engadget on Twitter
67 How to choose the best tech vendors: 3 tips | ZDNet
68 This Minimalist Mount Makes It Easy To Keep Your Phone Accessible [Deals Hub]
69 How to Schedule iMessage and SMS Messages on iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]
70 Mathew Ingram on Twitter
71 No One Wins the Machiavellian Game of Trump vs. the Press
72 How to set up a Windows Mixed Reality headset
73 Strange Noise in Gravitational-Wave Data Sparks Debate
74 The dos and don’ts of data lakes
76 IGN on Twitter
77 Trump discussed forming “impenetrable” cyber security unit with Russia
78 MacBook Pro: Features, specifications, and prices for Apple’s high-end laptop
79 The TheTechNewsBlog Daily
81 The Verge on Twitter
82 Why so costly?
83 Text SF's MOMA and It Will Respond With Art to Fit Your Mood
84 Mashable on Twitter
85 WIRED on Twitter
86 Sexual harassment in Silicon Valley: have we reached a tipping point?
87 16 secret WhatsApp features that everyone should know about
88 Donald J. Trump on Twitter
89 Tips for a Successful Amazon Prime Day
90 Republicans deride Trump's idea for cyber security unit with Russia
91 Tesla’s Hong Kong Sales Gutted by Tax Change
92 This AR lunar model takes you as close to the moon as you can get (without a spaceship)
93 Amazon Prime Student cost: how to get the school discount
95 Trump’s Son Met With Russian Lawyer After Being Promised Damaging Information on Clinton
96 Bradd Jaffy on Twitter
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