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Judge Holds Himself in Contempt After His Windows Phone Goes Off in Court

Judge Holds Himself in Contempt After His Windows Phone Goes Off in Court | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
A judge in Michigan fully comprehends the intricacies of the law, but when it comes to Windows phones, he's totally lost.
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Elon Musk now says Tesla’s highly anticipated 8.1 update is coming March 28-29

Elon Musk now says Tesla’s highly anticipated 8.1 update is coming March 28-29 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
11 days ago, Elon Musk said that Tesla’s highly anticipated 8.1 software update will come in “about 10 days”. Today, he updated the ETA to next “Tuesday-Wednesday”, bu…
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Tesla Model 3 will give ‘superhuman’ safety to driver and be ’10x safer than current cars’, says Tesla analyst Adam Jonas

Tesla Model 3 will give ‘superhuman’ safety to driver and be ’10x safer than current cars’, says Tesla analyst Adam Jonas | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Even though Tesla CEO Elon Musk already announced that the company aims for the Model 3 to score 5 stars in every safety category, Morgan Stanley’s Tesla analyst Adam Jonas says that the vehi…
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Tesla Autopilot 2.0: law firm attempts class action lawsuit against Tesla over self-driving claims

Tesla Autopilot 2.0: law firm attempts class action lawsuit against Tesla over self-driving claims | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Hagens Berman, one of the law firms leading a class action lawsuit against VW and Mercedes for the emissions-cheating software, is attempting to start a class action against Tesla over the claims m…
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Apple announces red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Apple announces red iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In the midst of launching a new video-editing app for the iPhone and iPad, Apple has also just snuck out a new special edition red iPhone 7, to barely an
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Apple replaces iPad Air with cheaper 9.7-inch iPad

Apple replaces iPad Air with cheaper 9.7-inch iPad | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple has refreshed its iPad line-up, dropping the 9.7-inch iPad Air 2 and rebranding it simply as the iPad. The specs of the device remain largely the same, but with the old A8X chip replace
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Twitter Rolls Out New Blocking Tools For Users

Twitter Rolls Out New Blocking Tools For Users | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Twitter has been having problems with trolls and cyberbullies for the longest time ever, kind of like what you might expect from a socia
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US bans tablets and laptops on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries

US bans tablets and laptops on flights from eight Muslim-majority countries | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The Department of Homeland Security today announced new carry-on restrictions for flights to the US from eight Middle Eastern countries, confirming reports from yesterday that such a ban woul
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There were more device searches at US border last month than all of 2015

There were more device searches at US border last month than all of 2015 | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
CBP has not answered Ars' questions; ACLU has heard no explanation.
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OK, Google: Don't put ads in the Google Assistant

OK, Google: Don't put ads in the Google Assistant | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Given how genuinely useful so many of its products are, I sometimes forget that Google is, above all else, an advertising company. The vast majority o
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Tesla is discontinuing its cheapest car, the 60kWh Model S

Tesla is discontinuing its cheapest car, the 60kWh Model S | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Next month, Tesla will no longer offer the Model S sedan with a 60 kilowatt-hour battery pack — the cheapest car it sells. With the change, the Model S will start at $74,500 with a 75kW
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Money, Malice, Mercers: The Megadonors Who Want To Blow Up The System

Money, Malice, Mercers: The Megadonors Who Want To Blow Up The System | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
If you thought the Kochs were extreme, wait until you hear about the Mercers, Donald Trump's billionaire patrons.
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Chevy Bolt EV tested by Tesla Model S owner: his assessment

Chevy Bolt EV tested by Tesla Model S owner: his assessment | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Fleeing my home in New York’s Hudson Valley for California during February and March has a number of charms. Currently at the top of the list: reading about Winter Storm Stella while watching the surfers at Rincon Beach. For electric-car nuts like me, however, there’s anothe
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Tesla might have real competition soon—meet the Lucid Air

Tesla might have real competition soon—meet the Lucid Air | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Still a couple of years from production, but the prototype is very convincing.
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Two-Thirds of All Cancer Mutations Are Unavoidable, Scientists Claim

Two-Thirds of All Cancer Mutations Are Unavoidable, Scientists Claim | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
In a study that’s bound to attract considerable controversy, a pair of researchers are claiming that between 60 and 66 percent of all cancer-causing mutations are the result of random DNA copying errors, making them essentially unavoidable. The new research is offering important insights into how cancer emerges, and how it should be diagnosed and treated—but many questions remain.
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Senate agrees to let carriers use your data however they want

Senate agrees to let carriers use your data however they want | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
The US Senate on Thursday voted in a resolution that will effectively eliminate the consumer privacy rules that the Federal Communications Commission enacte
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Apple’s new Clips app makes social videos for other social networks

Apple’s new Clips app makes social videos for other social networks | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple wants in on social video sharing — just not with its own social network.
The company just announced a new Apple-made app called Clips, which borrows features from Snapchat, Instagram
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Tesla Model 3: Autopilot is most popular option among reservation holders and 58% want a battery upgrade

Tesla Model 3: Autopilot is most popular option among reservation holders and 58% want a battery upgrade | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Ben Sullins from the Youtube channel Teslanomics – the same who brought us the new travel tool for Supercharger costs – build a new interesting data visualization tool about Tesla. This…
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Apple Store goes down as Apple teases ‘something special’ – maybe new iPad

Apple Store goes down as Apple teases ‘something special’ – maybe new iPad | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Apple has taken down its online store as the company is prepping to show fan boys and girls 'something special' – and it's coming very soon.
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Alphabet's new VP will grapple with self-driving car regulation

Alphabet's new VP will grapple with self-driving car regulation | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
For Alphabet's Waymo, technology might not be the biggest challenge to putting self-driving cars on the road -- it's making sure there's a regulator
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Chevy Bolt EV is already being discounted by $5,000+ as deliveries are stalling

Chevy Bolt EV is already being discounted by $5,000+ as deliveries are stalling | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
There’s a good news-bad news situation going on with GM’s Chevy Bolt EV right now. As we recently reported, deliveries surprisingly went down to 952 units in the US last month – o…
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The coming automation disruption

The coming automation disruption | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
Two new studies point to industries and jobs that could change dramatically with the rise of the machines
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SpaceX is pushing hard to bring the internet to space

SpaceX is pushing hard to bring the internet to space | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
For months, SpaceX has been quietly meeting with the FCC to advocate for one of its least-known projects. According to recent disclosures, the company met with FCC officials twice in recen
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Republicans Are Crying About Obamacare Problems They Helped Create

Republicans Are Crying About Obamacare Problems They Helped Create | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
They've been trying to undermine the health care program -- and they have.
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Marijuanaville Trademark Denied for Similarities to Margaritaville, a 'State of Mind Inspired by Margaritas'

Marijuanaville Trademark Denied for Similarities to Margaritaville, a 'State of Mind Inspired by Margaritas' | Nerd Vittles Daily Dump | Scoop.it
With legalization sweeping the country, the number of trademark filings for marijuana-related products are through the roof. But when a shop recently tried to register Marijuanaville, Jimmy Buffett contested the trademark, claiming that it was too close to his own Margaritaville. And the US Patent and Trademark Office agreed.
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