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Tesla Model S and Model X ranges get big upgrades
Tesla is giving its Model S and Model X cars much-needed boosts — just as its older offerings have seen sales languish. Range and charging capabilities will be upgraded in both, the carmaker announced in a blog post Tuesday. Tesla is also bringing back a cheaper version of the cars that don't have as much range. The new Model S can now get 370 miles on a single charge, while the Model X steps up to 325 miles thanks to an all-new drivetrain design. Previously, these cars got 335 miles and 295 miles out of their batteries, respectively. The cars will be slightly less-expensive than what used to be Tesla's longest-range options: starting at $88,000 for the S and $93,000 for the X. These upgrades come with no changes to the cars' 100 kWh battery packs. The improvements will start at its Fremont factory this week.  Read more...More about Tech, Transportation, Tesla, Model X, and Model S
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Twitter co-founder subtweets Jack Dorsey into dust following Trump meeting
The subtweet is coming from inside the house. Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey was on the receiving end of a not-so-subtle own today following an April 23 Oval Office meeting with Donald Trump. It seems that Biz Stone, one of the company's original co-founders, doesn't think too highly of the CEO's justification for meeting with the President. And so, Stone did what many frustrated Twitter users do: he used the platform to make his displeasure known.  SEE ALSO: Twitter users trolled Jack Dorsey on a giant projection screen during his TED Talk "I’ve got a meeting today that could result in division," wrote Stone. "I’m letting you know so you don’t hear it from someone else first. I’m volunteering at a grade school math center. I’m hoping both parties will learn from the exchange." Read more...More about Twitter, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Biz Stone, and Tech
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Ford wants to build a better app store for cars
Last year Ford brought on the startup Autonomic to create the Transportation Mobility Cloud, or TMC, to build "smart" car applications for real-time data and connectivity in cars. On Tuesday, Ford announced Amazon Web Services will power the cloud-based platform. The platform has since been available for all car makers, not just Ford. It creates a space for services and apps, like those used for parking, real-time traffic information, and in-car payment options. Think of it like the Apple App Store, but with apps and services made solely for the car. SEE ALSO: Adobe’s first auto app will give real-time car maintenance tips Read more...More about Ford, Android Auto, Carplay, Connected Car, and Infotainment
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Daenerys and Sansa's passive aggressive 'Game of Thrones' talk is now a meme
A lot of viewers are feeling an exaggerated smiley-squint from Daenerys during her heart-to-heart  stand-off with Sansa in the most recent Game of Thrones episode.  Caption thispic.twitter.com/g85egCy4Nc — doom (@reallyhalalfood) April 22, 2019 The Daenerys-Sansa exchange didn't get the same notice as, say, Brienne's knighthood or Daenerys' other big Stark one-on-one conversation, but it's pivotal all the same as it sets up a potential ongoing feud between the Mother of Dragons and, maybe, the Queen of the North.  Provided they survive the upcoming Battle of Winterfell, of course. In the meantime, though, the moment got meme'd as Twitter user @reallyhalalfood called for a caption contest of the moment and, yes, Twitter delivered.  Read more...More about Memes, Game Of Thrones, Sansa Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, and Culture
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This influencer faked a weekend at Coachella with Photoshop and wigs
If you go to Coachella without taking pictures in front of the ferris wheel, did you really even go?  YouTuber Gabbie Hanna decided to do a little experiment in which she faked a weekend at Coachella using Photoshop and footage from friends who actually did go to the festival. With the help of some photographers and colorful wigs Hanna posted three very different (and very convincing) looks to Instagram.  The 28-year-old vlogger was inspired to pull off the stunt by other YouTubers who have faked trips before. Hanna says that while she has "nothing against" Coachella, she doesn't think an introvert like herself would be that into it. Plus, she wanted to prove just how easy it is to lie on social media.  Read more...More about Youtube, Instagram, Photoshop, Coachella, and Gabbie Hanna
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Snapchat just grew for the first time in a year
Is it too soon to call this a turnaround?  Snap just reported its results for the first quarter of 2019 and delivered investors some long overdue good news: Snapchat added new users for the first time in a year. The app now counts 190 million daily active users (DAUs), up from 186 million last quarter. Overall, DAUs are still down from its previous peak of 191 million, but the new growth suggests the company has been able to reverse the momentum caused by an unpopular redesign last year. $Snap results are in and Snapchat just had its first quarter of growth in a year (though DAUs are still slightly down from Q1 '18) pic.twitter.com/2INobIUIfZ — Karissa Bell (@karissabe) April 23, 2019 Read more... More about Tech, Snapchat, Snap Inc, Tech, and Social Media Companies
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Kids hack dad's facial recognition lock in easiest way possible
Hacking facial-recognition systems is so easy a kid could do it.  One Irish politician found this out the hard way when he discovered the reason he kept finding his laptop battery drained. It turns out his kids were using his campaign flyers — prominently featuring a picture of his face — to bypass the facial-recognition lock on his computer.  SEE ALSO: Think twice about posting photos of your kid on Facebook "So, I was wondering why the battery on my laptop was running down every time I left it at home," Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy, who represents the Midlands Northwest constituency, tweeted Tuesday. "Turns out the kids have been using my election leaflets to get through the facial recognition lock..." Read more...More about Hacking, Facial Recognition, Tech, and Cybersecurity
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Mark Zuckerberg might not be untouchable after all
Mark Zuckerberg may soon find himself in an unfamiliar situation: facing actual, personal consequences for Facebook's missteps.  As the FTC continues to investigate the social network's mishandling of user data, it's looking more and more likely that officials will single out the Facebook CEO as they look to impose new punishments on the company.  Days after the Washington Post reported the FTC is in the midst of "discussions about how to hold Zuckerberg accountable for Facebook’s data lapses," the paper now reports a Democratic senator is urging the agency to put the Facebook founder on blast. Zuckerberg should be "individually liable," for Facebook's privacy violations, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden wrote in a letter to the FTC. Read more...More about Tech, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Tech, and Mark Zuckerberg
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Park ranger’s gorilla selfie goes viral
A park ranger in the Democratic Republic of Congo snapped a selfie with two gorillas that went viral. Virunga National Park shared the funny photo on their Instagram page. Read more...More about Instagram, Animals, Mashable Video, Virunga National Park, and Selfie
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Netflix increasing its operations in New York City
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the streaming giant will open a new production location in Brooklyn. The company will also soon move to bigger working spaces in the borough of Manhattan.  Read more...More about Tv, Netflix, Mashable Video, New York City, and Streaming Services
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Free music streaming is coming to Google and Amazon
For Amazon Music Unlimited, a free version of the service will first launch in America. It can be used on the Echo smart speakers, which means songs can be voice-activated. Google's free service will be through YouTube Music. Read more...More about Google, Music, Amazon, Spotify, and Mashable Video
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A Tesla Model S burst into flames out of nowhere
A surveillance camera captured a parked Tesla Model S suddenly burst into flames in Shanghai. The incident is certainly strange since the car was not on, or even charging. Tesla says it is looking into the incident, but as of now there is no need for alarm.   Read more...More about Mashable Video, Tesla, Elon Musk, Tesla Model S, and Tesla Safety Concerns
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Save up to $420 on SanDisk, WD Elements, and Toshiba external hard drives at Amazon
You need a lot of storage space to collect all of your most special projects, especially if you edit a lot of photos and videos. Or maybe you just have thousands of pages of fan fiction that covers your ultimate crossover event where Thor and Loki come to the rescue of Jon Snow. A sale on best selling external hard drives by SanDisk and other brands at Amazon is what you need to keep your life's work together in one place.  SEE ALSO: 7 of the best laptops for video editing right now Right now, Amazon has a variety of PC accessories on sale, but the external hard drives are some of the best deals available. You can save on top brands such as SanDisk and WD Elements, and most external hard drives provide a variety of uses for PCs, laptops, and gaming consoles including Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Here are some of the best offers to check out, along with links to optional storage capacities to fit your needs. Read more...More about Toshiba, Hard Drives, Sandisk, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Solo
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Microsoft Paint won't be banished to oblivion—for now
One of technology's last truly innocent creations just got an 11th hour reprieve.  Microsoft Paint, the 33-year old program released with the first version of Windows back in 1985, is not being banished to the oblivion of the Windows Store after all — news that is sure to warm the cockles of many an elderly digital Seurat's heart.  The program was added to Microsoft's "deprecated" list back in 2017, and in the summer of that year Microsoft insisted that MS Paint would always be available for download in the Windows Store. However, unbundling it from Windows appeared to many like step one in a two-step process of removing it from life support.  Read more...More about Microsoft, Windows 10, Microsoft Paint, Ms Paint, and Tech
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This community collects insults that have hilarious translations
Good insults are hard to come by. Thankfully, there's a new subreddit that captures some of the very best, and in more language than one. Newly founded subreddit r/TranslatedInsults collects insults in many languages. While some of the insults border on aggressive and some are downright vulgar, there are plenty of them that, when translated, come across as beautifully absurd. The subreddit's moderators have made it clear that it is not meant to be a hostile place. Instead, the group provides a lighthearted forum for jabs that, when translated, turn into something delightful. "First and foremost, just be kind to each other. This sub is in place for insults, yes, but not insults aimed at each other," the community rules state. "Posts should be about translated insults. Insults that, when translated into English, are quite funny in their wording and meaning." Read more...More about Web Culture, Subreddit, Culture, and Web Culture
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Samsung's Foldable Phone Disaster
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Mother’s Day sale: Save on subscription boxes from Cratejoy with this code
Mother figures play vital roles in our lives, so when we get the chance to celebrate them we want to make sure we do it well. If you need a little help figuring out what to get your mom, mother-in-law, grandma, or any other mama in your life, check out our Mother’s Day gift guide. For those sticking to a budget, we also found some of the best gifts under $50. If you’re in the market for a unique gift that continuously reminds the recipient how special she is, consider a subscription box. You can typically select set subscription periods like three or six months if you don’t want to commit to a year of gifts. Now through Mother’s Day (May 12), Cratejoy is offering discounts on more than 60 subscription boxes — just enter the code MOMSDAY at checkout. Read more...More about Subscription Box, Mashable Shopping, Shopping List, Gifts For Mom, and Mothers Day
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Gillibrand pledges to not use hacked information in 2020 campaign and this is the world we live in now
Donald Trump set such a low bar during the 2016 election that one Democratic candidate is pledging not to use stolen or hacked information from foreign actors in the 2020 race. This is how we live now, folks. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the detailed pledge on Tuesday. While many Democratic candidates, including Gillibrand, went on the record with the Daily Beast in February saying they wouldn't use hacked material in their respective campaigns, Gillibrand is reportedly the first to put this promise in the form of a formal pledge.  Yes, Trump's shenanigans and Russia's role in influencing that election has had such a stark, lasting effect on American politics that candidates now feel they have to promise they won't seek another country's help to win.  Read more...More about Russia, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand, 2020 Presidential Election, and Culture
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Comedian Simone Norman pays homage to Bob Ross by dressing exactly like him — The Bob Ross Challenge
Simone's expectation of being a painting prodigy falls short. Read more...More about Funny, Mashable Video, Comedy, Landscape, and Painting
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Bebe Rexha reveals bipolar diagnosis
Bebe Rexha is opening up about her mental health, posting on Twitter that she has bipolar disorder and just wants acceptance. Read more...More about Entertainment, Music, Celebrities, Mashable Video, and Mental Health
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Emilia Clarke says 'Game of Thrones' gave her confidence
Emilia Clarke spoke about her character in the hit series Game of Thrones and admitted that playing the formidable Daenerys Targaryen has given her more confidence. Read more...More about Entertainment, Mashable Video, Hbo, Actress, and Game Of Thrones
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Amazon launches in-garage delivery service
Heads up, Amazon Prime members: The in-garage delivery service Amazon first tipped in January is now available. With Amazon Key for Garage, you won't have to worry about porch pirates stealing your packages – as long as you're comfortable giving Amazon access to your garage. Amazon is launching the new delivery service today for Prime members in 50 U.S. cities and surrounding areas; to check if it's available in your zip code, head here. "We know it is important to keep innovating to make delivery as convenient as possible for customers, which is why we're excited to now have Key for Garage available," Key by Amazon General Manager Rohit Shrivastava said in a statement. "Today, we are thrilled to open Key by Amazon to millions of Prime members who can now have their Amazon packages delivered securely to their garages." Read more...More about Amazon, Amazon Delivery, Amazon Delivery Services, Tech, and Consumer Tech
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You'll want this for summer: The Sony XB10 Bluetooth speaker is under $35 on Amazon
Summer party checklist: A juicer (for cocktails) A grill (for proving your dominance as the best veggie burger cooker) A Bluetooth speaker (for when you're hosting or the host's music just sucks) Cross the third one off your list today: The Sony XB10 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is $25 off at Amazon, down to just $34.99. Sony's extra bass (XB) is the only thing that will cut through crowd noise — and you know Beyoncé's new album (and Lemonade, obviously) deserve more than a speaker made out of a plastic cup. Psst: It's not on sale at Sony's website, so grab it here before it sells out. Listen for up to 16 hours on one charge with the Sony XB10 portable speaker, a tiny little guy that was made for being everywhere you go. Just connect via Bluetooth or NFC and boom: You're getting concert-grade base, balanced treble, and minimal distortion. The speaker's IPX5 waterproof rating make beach and lake drips a go — and protects against the inevitable spills. Read more...More about Sony, Streaming, Bluetooth Speakers, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Solo
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KitchenAid mini food processor is on sale at Walmart — save $15
We’re always looking for ways to upgrade our kitchen setup, but there are just so many options and brands out there that it can be super overwhelming to even begin your search. If you ask us, one brand we’d probably point you to is KitchenAid — they have a huge catalog of high-quality, long-lasting appliances that will have you impressing yourself with your newfound affinity for culinary creation. SEE ALSO: 8 of the best slow cookers right now, according to Amazon reviews One of KitchenAid’s highlights, the 3.5-cup mini food processor, is currently $15 off at Walmart — pick this one up if you’re ready to chop and purée with ease, all while taking up minimal storage space.  Read more...More about Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Skimlinks, Shopping Solo, and Kitchenaid
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Calphalon is almost never on sale, but this 8-piece nonstick cookware set is more than $125 off at Walmart
Moving season is in full swing and everyone is scrambling to cross things off their shopping lists. Extra appliances like a coffee maker or an Instant Pot can come later, but a cookware set is essential (unless you're still in the ramen days — not judging). You don't have to keep using hand-me-downs from your mom's first apartment, either: Walmart has a Calphalon Nonstick 8-Piece Cookware set on sale for $125.02 off, making it just $195.67.  (If you bought this same set on Calphalon's site, you'd be paying $329.99. So yeah, it's kind of a big deal.) Cooking nerds know that Calphalon is the brand of pots and pans to get — these things receive all kinds of praise and are always on "best cookware brands" lists. Because they're made with heavy-gauge, hard-anodized aluminum and coated with a top non-stick coating, they'll be in top shape for years to come. The idea is "Buy a set for $200 now, never worry about it again." Read more...More about Cooking, Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Solo, and Calphalon
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Hamilton Beach stand mixers are $60 off on Amazon
If you’re looking to become a star baker à la The Great British Bake Off, you’re going to need the right kitchen tools to do so. If you’re going to start anywhere, it should probably be with a durable, high-quality stand mixer to assist you in whipping together your favorite from-scratch masterpieces with ease. For today only, Hamilton Beach stand mixers are $60 off on Amazon — and this one device is going to change the entire makeup of your kitchen in the best way possible.  SEE ALSO: Here are the best hand mixers that Amazon reviewers are raving about Hamilton Beach’s planetary mixing action rotates the beaters around and ensures complete bowl coverage every single time. It comes stocked with 12 different speed settings, ranging from a slow stir to a fast whip. And don't take Hamilton Beach's low prices as a sign of poor quality — in our experience, their products stay in great shape even with a lot of use, and this stand mixer is built to last. Its 400-watt motor is likely to stay kicking for years, and the included stainless steel mixing bowl can really take a beating as well. The full package also comes with some fun accessories, including a flat beater, a dough hook, a whisk, and a pouring guard to control all the mess.  Read more...More about Kitchen, Mashable Shopping, Shopping Skimlinks, Shopping Solo, and Hamilton Beach
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Donald Glover to collaborate with Adidas on new shoe line
Donald Glover and Adidas have sealed a partnership for a new footwear line and a set of comedic short films that feature Glover. Read more...More about Entertainment, Music, Fashion, Mashable Video, and Rapper
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Sony in-ear headphones with powerful bass are $20 off at Amazon
There are a ton of earbuds available on Amazon, so many that it might be overwhelming to decide on a pair that suits you. Luckily, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and rounded up the best earbuds on Amazon.  One of our top choices is Sony’s XB50AP Extra Bass in-ear headphones and one of the only drawbacks of the set was that the price was a tiny bit high. But right now, the earbuds are on sale for $20 off at Amazon, dropping the price down to $29.99. SEE ALSO: Best cheap headphones, according to online reviews Though they are small, these earbuds deliver booming bass and use neodymium magnetic technology to create powerful, equal sound in each ear. Wired headphones normally come with the hassle of tangles, but the Y-type flat cord of the Sony Extra Bass earbuds reduces tangling. Read more...More about Sony, Earbuds, Wired Headphones, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Solo
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iPad Air (2019) review: Apple's best bang for your buck
Apple iPad Air (2019) $499 View Product The Good Blistering-fast performance • Long battery life • Supports Apple Pencil (first-gen) • Large high-res Retina display The Bad Two-year-old design • Average cameras • No Face ID The Bottom Line Despite its name, the new iPad Air (2019) is basically an iPad Pro, only without the expensive price tag. ⚡ Mashable Score 4.25 😎 Cool Factor 3.0 📘Learning Curve 5.0 💪Performance 5.0 💵 Bang for the Buck 4.0 Buying an iPad is less complicated than it looks. If you want the smallest iPad, get the 7.9-inch iPad mini; the cheapest iPad, get the regular 9.7-inch iPad; the most powerful iPad, take your pick between the 11 or 12.9-inch iPad Pros. Read more...More about Apple, Ipad, Tablets, Reviews, and Mashable Choice
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Save over 80% on this training bundle that can help you break into DevOps
Consider for a second that Westeros in Game of Thrones is a software company. Sansa would be the Operations department, and Daenerys would be in charge of Development. Meanwhile, Jon Snow is the DevOps Engineer whose primary role is to diffuse the palpable tension between the two so that Winterfell and the rest of Westeros can finally know peace. See, as the head of development, Daenerys' goal is to introduce new features and continuously improve the product. On the other hand, Sansa's operations team is more concerned about the stability of the product. They're aware that any big changes could potentially topple the system, so they try to defer them as much as they can. Read more...More about Business, Development, Online Learning, Mashable Shopping, and Shopping Solo
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