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 Tesla founder Elon Musk revealed at the Tesla Semi unveil that the truck can work in a convoy mode, with a three-truck convoy beating not only traditional diesel trucking, but also rail transport in terms of a cost per mile price. It can do $0.85 per mile, with diesel only able to do around $1.25 per mile at today’s gas prices. Convoying involves using a lead car to provide guidance… Read More

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 Tesla has unveiled a new Roadster, the new version of its original sports car. It’s the fastest production car ever made, according to Elon us, with speeds of just 1.9 seconds for 0 to 60 4.2 seconds for 0 to 100. It can handle a quarter mile in 8.9 seconds. “This is the base model,” Musk said, then went on to mention that its top speed is above 250 mph. and it has a 200… Read More

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 Tesla’s Semi is an all-electric semi truck, which itself is a major feat, but its powertrain isn’t the only technological innovation that the automaker is applying to trucking. One other key element of the new Semi is that it will automatically avoid one of the most notorious, and dangerous potential safety issues faced by big rigs with trailers: jackknifing. Even the name is… Read More

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 Tesla’s truck is a departure from more traditional diesel powered equivalents in a number of ways, but it might be most starkly different when it comes to the cabin. I got the chance to spend some time in and around the Tesla Semi, and it’s going to offer up a dramatically different experience for drivers once they get the chance to hit the road. The truck cab itself is obviously… Read More

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 It boasts a considerable charge capacity, and has a very aesthetically distinct look, as you can see, which will obviously help it stand out from other commercial freight vehicles on the road. The Tesla Semi will go 0 to 60 mph in just 5 seconds, which is incredibly fast compared to a diesel truck. It can go 0 to 60 mph towing 80,000 lbs, its max tow load, in just 20 seconds. It can go 65 mph up… Read More

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 Today’s Stories  These tech companies want to get rid of fake news Say goodbye forever to Facebook app invites Apple is giving out free Postmates Unlimited Mashable sells to Ziff Davis Virgin Hyperloop One goes to India Credits Written by: Sarah Buhr Hosted by: Sarah Buhr Filmed by: Joe Zolnoski Edited by: John Murillo Notes: Tito’s continues his journey out in the Outback… Read More

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 There’s been plenty of appetite for Stitch Fix’s upcoming NASDAQ listing, but concern around disappointing listings from Snap and Blue Apron may explain why the fashion e-commerce company has opted to slim down its IPO tomorrow. Stitch Fix stands to raise $120 million after it announced a lower than expected $15 share price and a reduced number of shares on offer. That price comes… Read More

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 Partnering beyond your borders — something many of the world’s leading multi-sided businesses and online marketplaces already engage in — is becoming a low-friction way for those in less developed countries to add their value to the global economy. So what’s keeping businesses from getting contributions from emerging markets, and how do they overcome those obstacles? Read More

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 Remember Rampage? It was a classic Midway arcade game (perhaps the greatest arcade game) where you got to bash cities to rubble while playing as a giant gorilla, lizard or wolf. (Let’s be real though: No one wanted to play as the wolf.) Well, Warner Bros. is turning it into a movie starring Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, directed by Johnson’s San Andreas director Brad Peyton. The… Read More

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 Safely investing in and storing digital currency isn’t exactly easy, especially if you’re a large institutional firm. So to help Coinbase just announced that they’re launching a service called Coinbase Custody, which will securely hold digital assets for institutional investors. The service will only be available to funds willing to store $10M or more of digital currency… Read More

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 Digital art technology company Meural has raised a $5 million Series A round of funding, led by Corigin Ventures and with participation from Netgear, Resolute Venture Partners and assorted angels. The $5 million in fresh funds accompanies the news that Meural will now be distributing its Canvas in retail stores across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, France and the Netherlands. The… Read More

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 Furniture and kitchenware giant Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (WSI) is acquiring augmented reality startup Outward in an all-cash deal for $112 million. The furniture mega-brand, which operates stores like Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, West Elm and others, will be using the startup’s 3D imaging tech to “enhance and extend its high-touch customer service platform,” the company… Read More

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 Apple has released a brand new ad for the iPad Pro. It features a young girl and a rose gold iPad Pro running iOS 11. And Apple’s pitch is quite clear here — the iPad is the future of computers. The company even thinks there will be a time when a young person doesn’t know what “computer” means. There’s this meme that keeps coming back on Twitter. A young… Read More

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 The Federal Communications Commission will drive a stake through its own net neutrality rules roughly this time next month, if Chairman Ajit Pai gets his way. Sources at Bloomberg and Reuters say the FCC’s head honcho will showcase plans next week for a vote to repeal a 2015 order regulating web traffic throttling.  If Pai gets his way, the vote will go down just ahead of winter… Read More

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 Parkour! That’s what we should all be devoting our combined robotics expertise towards. There’s no nobler human pursuit, so of course we should create a robot that can master the so-called ‘sport of kings.’ And yes, that is the true sport of kings. Boston Dynamics has shown off its new version of SpotMini, a robot dog that’s slightly less intimating cased in its… Read More

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 Apple’s first-ever vice president of diversity and inclusion, Denise Young Smith, is leaving Apple at the end of this year, TechCrunch has learned. Smith, who has only been in the position since May of this year, previously served as Apple’s head of worldwide human resources for three years. Taking over as VP of inclusion and diversity will be Christie Smith, who spent 17 years as… Read More

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 HTC’s Vive Tracker allows objects to be tracked in VR. It utilizes the same weirdly shaped configuration at the top of the HTC Vive controller, tosses a battery into it and a tripod mount and for $99.99 allows you to bring objects into virtual reality with you. It’s been open to developers for a few months but now the device and some associated bundles are going up for pre-order… Read More

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 On November 16, TechCrunch and Elevacao hosted Startup Battlefield Australia in Sydney. The pitch-off competition featured startups from all over Australia and New Zealand. Top-notch investors and founders served as judges. We also had a great line-up of speakers who discussed everything from entrepreneurship to inclusion to the blockchain. Here are all the videos from the event. Read More

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 Apple has made iOS 11.1.2 available, the second minor point release it’s put out in as many weeks. This one is specifically designed to address a bug where the iPhone X could become temporarily unresponsive to touch input when moving from warm weather to dramatically colder temperatures – like venturing outside in winter in Canada, for instance. The update is also said to address… Read More

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 Trello today announced that it is launching operations in Japan next year as part of its overall global growth strategy. When Atlassian bought Trello earlier this year, one of the motivations for the sale was that the Trello thought the larger company could help it reach more users. It’s no surprise then that Trello is now leveraging Atlassian’s existing presence in Japan to grow… Read More

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 Tech site Mashable is being sold to publishing giant Ziff Davis, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The website, which focuses on tech and tech-related stories and has been publishing since 2005, will sell to Ziff Davis for around $50 million according to the report, which is far less than its valuation of $250 million, from a funding round it raised in March last year.… Read More

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 It’s been a while since my Facebook notifications feed was filled to the brim with invites to play FarmVille, but I’ve been reminded every so often at how awful those times were. It seems that tool for growing an app’s audience is not long for this world as Facebook has announced that App Invites, alongside a bunch of other developer integrations will be sunsetting over the… Read More

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 Twitter confirms it’s testing a feature that allows users to more easily create “tweetstorms” – those series of connected tweets that have grown to be a popular workaround for Twitter’s character count limitations. The feature, which was recently spotted in the wild, offers a new interface for composing tweets, where individual tweetstorm entries can be written… Read More

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 Personal finance startup NerdWallet seems to be on the struggle bus, having just laid off 53 people today (about 11 percent of its workforce) due to the fact that the company is not hitting its profitability goals, TechCrunch has learned. As part of the restructuring, NerdWallet’s sales and partnerships teams will be folded into various product teams. Read More

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 Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it’s giving social media stars a powerful tool to foster communities around their content. Today Facebook launches Facebook Creator, offering influencers Live Creative Kit for adding intros and outros to broadcasts, a unified inbox of Facebook and Instagram comments plus Messenger… Read More

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