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Tesla secures Shanghai site for $2 billion China Gigafactory

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 06:30

Tesla Inc has signed an agreement with the Shanghai government for an 860,000 square metre plot of land to build its first overseas Gigafactory, the electric carmaker said in a Chinese social media post on Wednesday. The land agreement marks a key step towards the firm and its Chief Executive Elon Musk making cars locally in China for the fast-growing market, even as tariffs imposed by Beijing on U.S.-made goods have caused it to hike prices of its imported models. Tesla signed a long-anticipated deal with Shanghai authorities in July to build its first factory outside the United States, which would double the size of its global manufacturing and help lower the pricetag of Tesla cars sold in the world's largest auto market.


Chief Justice John Roberts Stresses Court's Independence After Kavanaugh Confirmation

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 06:15

Addressing the bitter, partisan battle over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court


How to use Handoff with iOS 12

Macworld - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 06:00

Apple designed Handoff to make it easier to work seamlessly between a Mac and iOS. If you’re reading a text message on one device and pick up the other, you can open up to where you left off. Viewing a webpage? Handoff lets you bring up the same page on the other device with a click or a tap.

But for a couple of versions at least, notifications in iOS interfered with Handoff. You could see a Safari icon on the lock screen, for example, and if notifications were also on the screen, using the swipe-up gesture to open that Safari page didn’t work. I eventually stopped trying.

I can see I wasn’t alone: Apple gave up, too! In iOS 12, Handoff icons no longer appear on the lock screen. Instead, they’re in a better, smart, more accessible place—the app switcher!

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Laura Ingraham: Vote GOP Or Democrats Will Replace You With Immigrants

Top Stories - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 03:21

Fox News host Laura Ingraham used scare tactics about immigration to urge her


Canada braces for cannabis gold rush

Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:35

When Canada legalizes recreational pot Wednesday, market watchers predict the birth of a new industry -- creating thousands of jobs, investor euphoria, a new tax source for governments and maybe even tourism. Hundreds of licensed growers have sprouted in anticipation of the end of pot prohibition, attracting major investment. In just the past year, the market capitalization of firms including Canopy Growth and Tilray has increased fivefold, to a total of more than US$10 billion on the New York stock market.


Chief justice stresses independence in Minnesota speech

Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:30

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday stressed the need for the judicial branch to remain independent, taking note of the tumultuous debate over the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to say that the high court makes mistakes when it yields to political pressures.


Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead

Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:01

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, was found dead hours after his extended-weekend 72nd birthday bash, authorities said Tuesday.


New Finds From RH

Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:00


Basketball without cable: A cord-cutter's guide to the NBA

Macworld - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 19:30
Cord cutters can get their fill of big nationally televised games, but local broadcasts are still left on the bench.

Saudi Princes Were Already Worried. The Khashoggi Scandal May Cause Full-Scale Panic.

Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 19:09

As criticism of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman following the


Sears' bankruptcy will have ripple effect, not all of it bad

Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 18:17

NEW YORK (AP) — Sears' Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing will have ripple effects on everything from landlords to suppliers to workers.


The 2019 BMW X7 Is the Biggest Bimmer SUV Ever

Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 18:01

With its new three-row family hauler, BMW finally shows it understands that more is more when it comes to luxury SUVs.


Cops Won't Charge Students Accused Of Making Cookies With Human Ashes

Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:57

Two students accused of baking cookies with human ashes and feeding them to


Macworld Podcast: Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 10 a.m. Pacific

Macworld - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:00

Adobe announced that Photoshop CC is coming to the iPad. Podcast listeners send us their hot takes and we respond. We also take your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 626.

Watch us live

The Macworld Podcast broadcasts live on the internet on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Pacific. You can watch on Twitter via Periscope or on the Macworld YouTube channel.

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Jared Kushner 'deeply involved' in White House response to Khashoggi’s disappearance

Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:48

Jared Kushner is leveraging his close relationship with the Saudi crown prince to facilitate communication between the White House and the Gulf kingdom.


Mike Pompeo Looks Ready To Accept Saudi Arabia's Spin On Jamal Khashoggi's Fate

Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:53

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday ostensibly


2019 Chevrolet Blazer Prices Start Under $30,000 but Get Expensive Quickly

Top Stories - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:49

The "Blazer" is back, although it's not what you might have been expecting.


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