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Andrew J. Hawkins

Tesla built a giant tent to expand production of the Model 3

Tesla’s push to make more Model 3 electric cars expanded outdoors this week: On June 16th, Musk announced that Tesla had built an “entire new general assembly line” in just three weeks with “minimal resources.” He posted a photo of a gleaming red Model 3, the company’s first dual-motor, all-wheel drive performance model, inside what appeared to be a very large tent. And like all things Tesla, the tent instantly became the focus of intense interest.

Internet sleuths posted and...


Jake Krol

This is the Lego Batmobile that Batman would want

Bluntly, I’m jealous of the toys of today, and Lego has managed to stoke that sentiment with its latest. The toy giant’s motorized DC Super Heroes Batmobile is part of the Lego's Powered Up line, and it's super cool.

The App-Controlled Lego Batmobile set will be landing on Aug. 1 for $99. And while it is only a 321-piece set, included in the box are the two twin motors and the battery pack.

SEE ALSO: 'The Lego Movie 2' trailer is here to remind you that everything is not, in fact,...


Karissa Bell

Facebook also wants to show you how much time you spend in its app

It looks like Facebook may soon be able to nudge you to spend less time in its app. 

The company appears to be testing a new feature that shows statistics about "your time on Facebook," which could help remind users to take breaks from the app.

SEE ALSO: The 13 most annoying Facebook notifications, ranked

Screenshots of the feature reveal a new menu that shows you how many minutes you've spent in the Facebook app over the last week. There's also a "manage your time" section, which will send...

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Erin Griffith

Another Failed Silicon Valley Exec Gets a Crypto Project

After mismanaging digital-payments company Clinkle, Lucas Duplan has resurfaced with a venture fund of his own.

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Issie Lapowsky

Bill Could Give Californians Unprecedented Control Over Data

Lawmakers in California have introduced a sweeping privacy bill that could reign in the power of their Silicon Valley neighbors.

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Analysis: Trump tied himself into an impossible immigration knot

President Donald Trump has taken almost every possible Republican position on immigration in the span of a week as he's tried to deal with the crisis he created of separating thousands of children from their parents at the border.

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Trump to address immigration alongside 'angel families'

President Donald Trump will give remarks on immigration on Friday, capping off a week framed by a crisis of more than 2,000 immigrant children separated due to Trump administration policies from their parents, a hastily-prepared executive order, mixed messages from the President on Twitter, and more questions than answers about what will happen next.


Sarah Perez

Reddit launches a ‘News’ tab into beta testing

Reddit is rolling out its “news” tab into beta, the company announced this week. The expansion follows on Reddit’s initial test of a news-related feature that began this May, when an alpha version shipped to some users of Reddit’s iOS app. At the time, Reddit explained it wanted to give news its own dedicated home on its site in order to make it easier for those with a lot of subreddit subscriptions to find the news without having to hunt around.

To determine what’s newsworthy,...


Sarah Wells

A look back at the best tech ads of the last 35 years

Last week the Association of Independent Commercial Producers announced the winners of its annual awards honoring the best moving image marketing of the year and Apple’s “Welcome Home” ad took home the prize for Advertising Excellence in the single commercial category. Directed by Spike Jonze, the person behind movies like Her and Being John Malkovich, the musical short film follows the journey of a young woman, FKA Twigs, as she returns home from a challenging work day to an empty...


Connie Loizos

VC Brian O’Malley jumps from Accel to Forerunner Ventures

Brian O’Malley may be the most-poached venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. While rising through the ranks at the global investment firm Battery Ventures, where O’Malley had led deals in Hotel Tonight among others, he was plucked out of the firm by Accel Partners in 2013, where both O’Malley and Accel thought he could be even more successful.

Now, fast forward five years, and O’Malley is announcing today (through Forbes) that he just joined Forerunner Ventures, the top e-commerce...


Christian D'Andrea

Hey ADs! Lane Kiffin’s buyout will be a scant $2 million

In buyout cash to FAU, that is. He’ll probably want an actual salary too.

Lane Kiffin’s reputation rehabilitation tour will continue at Florida Atlantic University in 2018, and another Conference-USA championship could lead him back to a Power 5 head coaching job. The Owls aren’t exactly making it difficult for him to leave.

FAU locked its mercurial head coach in to a 10-year contract after his 11-3 debut in Boca Raton, but that pact won’t tie Kiffin down for long. If a needy team...


Sources: Lakers pass on invite to LiAngelo Ball

The Lakers officially informed LiAngelo Ball he will not be on their summer league team, sources close to the situation told ESPN. Ball went undrafted Thursday night.


Celtics' 1st-rounder Williams oversleeps call

Robert Williams, who fell to the Celtics at No. 27 in Thursday's draft, admitted to sleeping through the team's introductory conference call Friday morning due to a "good night's sleep after a busy two days."


Hawks GM nixed trade after media reports

The Atlanta Hawks pulled out of a possible trade with the Bucks during the NBA draft because of media projections about whom Milwaukee was going to take.


Tess Owen

DeVos' school safety experts can’t link violent video games to school shootings

When Betsy DeVos told Congress that her school safety commission would focus on exploring the effects of, not guns, but violent video games, senators raised their eyebrows. And so far, not even the experts she invited to present to the commission could provide a definite link between teens’ beloved entertainment and school shootings.

“Mass shooters, if anything, consume less rather than more violent media than other males of their age,” Christopher Ferguson, an associate professor in...


Stephen Woodman

Central Americans are more afraid of their home countries than Trump

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Like most migrants stopping in Guadalajara on their way to the United States, Ricardo made it here by riding on top of the trans-Mexico freight train commonly known as “the beast.”

The 22-year-old Honduran arrived at the city’s migrant shelter in a desperate state; still shaken after seeing a traveling companion fall from the railroad car to his death and dismayed by the news trickling through of President Donald Trump’s crackdown on the border.


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Getting to the Bottom of ‘Thrift Store Smell’

Have you noticed that every thrift store and neighborhood Goodwill smells the same? And that the clothes also smell the same? With the help of science, we got to the root of why. (And we have tips to help you get rid of it.)

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What Stress? It's Good to Be a Bank

The fortunes of the largest United States banks have changed remarkably over the past decade. So is it time to loosen regulation?

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In the Race for Governor, How Far Left Is Colorado Willing to Go?

Jared Polis, who has earned a reputation for his left-wing politics, is one of four Democrats seeking to replace Gov. John Hickenlooper, whose trademark has been moderation.

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Behind Trump’s Plan to Overhaul the Government: Scaling Back the Safety Net

A small army of conservatives have produced dozens of initiatives like the cabinet reshuffle proposal, with the goal of dismantling the social welfare system.

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