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Tesla will cash in on surging stock price with $5 billion...

Tesla will cash in on surging stock price with $5 billion stock sale
Billions and billions — Tesla needs to expand rapidly to justify its soaring stock price. Timothy B. Lee - Sep 1, 2020 2:31 pm UTC Tesla will sell up to $5 billion in new shares, the company announced in a Tuesday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company didn't give any specific timeline…

Facebook threatens to block news-sharing in Australia

Facebook threatens to block news-sharing in Australia
Temper tantrum — Facebook responds to Canberra’s push to force big tech to pay media for content. Hannah Murphy & Jamie Smyth, Financial Times - Sep 1, 2020 2:25 pm UTC Enlarge / Logo of Facebook displayed on a smartphone screen and keyboard are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on August…

Science and steely nerves spared Houston from a nightmare hurricane evacuation

Science and steely nerves spared Houston from a nightmare hurricane evacuation
Hurricane heroes — It would have been hell for a sprawling city already in the grips of a pandemic. Eric Berger - Sep 1, 2020 11:45 am UTC Enlarge / In parts of the city, traffic moved during the Rita evacuation.F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesHOUSTON—Jeffry Evans’ mobile phone rang shortly before 3am, local time,…

Empirical evidence that nice people don’t always finish last

Empirical evidence that nice people don’t always finish last
No disagreement — Disagreeable personalities only use a subset of the skills that provide success. John Timmer - Sep 1, 2020 10:45 am UTC Enlarge / Look at this jerk.Think your boss is a jerk? Wonder why the management of your organization consists of sociopaths? Some academic researchers suspect you're not alone, and they start…

Trump adviser reportedly wants to let COVID-19 spread, repeat Sweden’s mistakes

Trump adviser reportedly wants to let COVID-19 spread, repeat Sweden’s mistakes
Derp — Looking to herd immunity is “not a solution,” experts say. Beth Mole - Aug 31, 2020 11:19 pm UTC Enlarge / Member of the coronavirus task force Scott Atlas listens to US President Donald Trump during a briefing at the White House August 10, 2020, in Washington, DC. A new adviser to President…

Grado’s Hemp Headphones are an audio high you won’t soon forget

Grado’s Hemp Headphones are an audio high you won’t soon forget
Grado Labs Hemp Headphones “It is hard to imagine headphones looking, or sounding, any better.” Astonishingly detailed sound Precise and clear equalization Beautiful wood design Comfortable for long listening sessions Strong quality control Some rough finishes Open-back design limits usability Restrained bass response Grado Labs grabbed headlines with its cheekily priced $420 Hemp Headphones. When…

Plex launches more than 80 free, ad-supported livestreaming TV channels

Plex launches more than 80 free, ad-supported livestreaming TV channels
In its ongoing bid to be the most inclusive media platform on the planet, Plex has announced the addition of more than 80 free, ad-supported livestreaming TV channels that cover categories such as news, sports, entertainment, lifestyle, and kids. The live TV channels can be accessed through the regular Plex interface under the label “Live…

Always-on video chat is here, and it’s either genius or insane....

Always-on video chat is here, and it’s either genius or insane. Or both
If you thought your days were currently filled with nonstop Zoom-style video meetings, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Well, at least not if a new startup founded by ex-employees of Google and big data analytics firm Palantir Technologies has its way. Sidekick’s pitch is simple: What if, instead of remote workers having to schedule and…

Dell XPS 15 vs. XPS 17: High-performance siblings duke it out

Dell XPS 15 vs. XPS 17: High-performance siblings duke it out
You’d be forgiven for mistaking the Dell XPS 17 for only a slightly bigger XPS 15. Both are large laptops that boast some ambitious performance claims. However, there’s more going on between the two than meets the eye. Just how big of a difference is there between the XPS 15 and the XPS 17? Here’s…

How to download music from YouTube

How to download music from YouTube
Ripping songs from YouTube videos is a fairly common practice, and the demand for making the process easier has inspired the production of countless websites and software. But not every service can be considered safe or even completely trustworthy. In fact, some of these services may infect your computer with malware or just produce poor-quality…

These are the best Google Nest Camera deals for July 2020

These are the best Google Nest Camera deals for July 2020
Looking for the best Google Nest home security camera deals? Nest cameras consistently score high in our best home security camera round-ups. Nest Security Cameras support 24/7 video monitoring and integrate easily with other Google Nest smart home devices, including video doorbells, smart speakers and displays, entertainment, and connectivity products. In addition to compatibility with…

These are the best Nest smart thermostat deals for July 2020

These are the best Nest smart thermostat deals for July 2020
Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Take control of your home utility costs with a Nest smart thermostat. Utility bills can be a challenge at any time and periods of extreme heat result in soaring energy charges. Nest Smart Thermostats can help you save money on heating…