Tesla says Model X will let you ‘literally survive a military grade bio attack’

Tesla Model X Bioweapon Defense Mode Test
Is the Tesla Model X's "Bioweapon Defense Mode" just a cheesy gimmick feature that the company added to the car to make it sound more futuristic? Tesla swears it isn't, and it's got some new data to prove it. In a blog post on Monday, Tesla said that it had recently conducted some tests on the Model X's air filtration system and said the results show that "you can literally survive a military grade bio attack by sitting in your car."

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Brad Reed

May 3rd

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Court forces woman to provide fingerprint to unlock her iPhone

iPhone Security
Earlier this year, the FBI and Apple found themselves embroiled in a contentious legal dispute regarding the locked iPhone of Syed Farook, one of the San Bernardino terrorists. Unable to access the device, the FBI wanted Apple to create a tailor-made version of iOS that would circumvent built-in iOS security measures. Apple, meanwhile, vehemently refused, with Tim Cook even stating that the FBI wanted Apple to create the "software equivalent of cancer." Eventually, the FBI managed to access Farook's locked iPhone after purchasing a hack from an anonymous third-party. And so while Apple's specific dispute with the FBI seemingly resolved itself, the broader issues the case raised still persist and will undoubtedly assume the public spotlight again.

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Yoni Heisler

May 3rd

Apple

Mobile

Tim Cook defends Apple, teases exciting new products in the pipeline

Tim Cook Defends Apple
Apple's earnings report last week saw the company report a year over year decline in profits for the first time since 2003. The biggest contributing factor to the decline, not surprisingly, is that year over year iPhone sales dropped by 16%. Notably, Apple's most recent quarter marks the first time iPhone sales declined in company history. Consequently, the usual contingent of pundits and analysts have come out of the woodwork, all exclaiming that we've reached 'peak iPhone' and that Apple at this point has nowhere to go but down. In an effort to inject a bit of good news and all-around optimism to a particularly negative Apple news cycle, Tim Cook earlier today appeared on CNBC with Jim Cramer where the Apple CEO teased that the company has some interesting and innovative items in the product pipeline. "We've got great innovation in the pipeline," Cook said to Cramer. "New iPhones that will incentivize you and other people that have iPhones today to upgrade to new iPhones. We are going to give you things you can't live without that you just don't know you need today. That has always been the objective at Apple, to do things that really enrich people's lives. That you look back on and you wonder, how did I live without this."

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Yoni Heisler

May 3rd

Apple

You can try Oculus Rift at Best Buy starting later this week

Oculus Rift Demos Best Buy
Anyone who has tried virtual reality will tell you that there's really no way to explain it to someone who has never experienced it before. That's why this news should excite those of you who haven't had a chance to try it yourselves. Starting on Saturday, May 7th, Best Buy will become the first major U.S. retailer to offer Oculus Rift in-store demos. The demos will be stationed at The Intel Experience inside 48 Best Buy stores around the country.

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Jacob Siegal

May 3rd

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Watch Barack Obama roast Donald Trump then drop the mic in his final Correspondents’ Dinner

Barack Obama Trump Roast
If there’s one thing to look forward to every year, regardless of whether you follow politics or favor the sitting president, that’s the Correspondents’ Dinner. That goes double for a president’s final event – and probably triple when Donald Trump as one of the main contenders to take over the oval office. That said, President Barack Obama’s last Correspondents’ Dinner was a show to watch: We’ve got plenty of hilarious jokes and segments, we’ve got a good Trump roast, and there’s even a mic drop at the end.

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Chris Smith

May 3rd

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Watch Barack Obama roast Donald Trump then drop the mic in his final Correspondents’ Dinner

Barack Obama Trump Roast
If there’s one thing to look forward to every year, regardless of whether you follow politics or favor the sitting president, that’s the Correspondents’ Dinner. That goes double for a president’s final event – and probably triple when Donald Trump as one of the main contenders to take over the oval office. That said, President Barack Obama’s last Correspondents’ Dinner was a show to watch: We’ve got plenty of hilarious jokes and segments, we’ve got a good Trump roast, and there’s even a mic drop at the end.

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Chris Smith

May 3rd

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Watch Barack Obama roast Donald Trump then drop the mic in his final Correspondents’ Dinner

Barack Obama Trump Roast
If there’s one thing to look forward to every year, regardless of whether you follow politics or favor the sitting president, that’s the Correspondents’ Dinner. That goes double for a president’s final event – and probably triple when Donald Trump as one of the main contenders to take over the oval office. That said, President Barack Obama’s last Correspondents’ Dinner was a show to watch: We’ve got plenty of hilarious jokes and segments, we’ve got a good Trump roast, and there’s even a mic drop at the end.

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Chris Smith

May 3rd

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Opinion: Smart Connector is the future but Apple & accessory makers need to work together

Alongside the iPad Pro last November, Apple introduced a new connectivity option for users with the Smart Connector. Originally, Apple only touted the connection as being good for easily pairing things like keyboards to the iPad. We’ve since learned a little more about the capabilities of the three-pin connection, but overarching details are still vague.

Last month, I had the chance to try out the LOGI Base dock with Smart Connector support. Prior to using it, I was totally unaware that the Smart Connector was capable of charging the iPad Pro, albeit it at a slightly slower pace. Using the LOGI Base, however, intrigued me. What are the actual capabilities of Smart Connector?

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Filed under: iOS Devices, Opinion Tagged: Apple, iPad Pro, Smart Connector
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Chance Miller

May 3rd

Apple

Mac

Why did Radiohead erase itself from the internet?

Radiohead Erases Its Online Presence
U.K. band Radiohead are known for doing things unconventionally, but they're also incredibly shrewd marketers who know how to build up hype for themselves and their music. Roughly nine years ago, for example, the bank shocked the world by announcing that fans could pay whatever they wanted for the album In Rainbows that was released directly over the band's website. Now it seems Radiohead is engaging in another zany stunt to promote its upcoming ninth studio album by completely erasing its presence online.

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Brad Reed

May 3rd

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High schooler’s 3D printed ‘mini-brain’ bioreactor accelerates Zika research

A "mini-brain" infected with Zika. The red-dye indicates vulnerable progenitor cells. What are you planning on doing this summer? Probably not designing a revolutionary new bioreactor in which a thousand “mini-brains” can undergo testing. You’re probably not designing a bioreactor at all! But New York high schooler Christopher Hadiono did just that, and his powerful and efficient 3D printed machine is now beginning to make waves. Read More
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Devin Coldewey

May 3rd

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