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Gadget Lab Podcast: Oculus Quest, Elon Musk and the SEC, and more

If it looks like all the news is focused on the Senate Justice Commission hearing this week and you wonder what tech news you might have missed, this is the podcast episode for you. In Gadget Lab this week, we discuss the abrupt departure of Instagram Instagram co-founders; Twitter forbids the dehumanization of language; and the lawsuit filed by the …

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Elon Musk has finally chosen a fight he can not win

The irony of Elon Musk's latest legal drama is grim. He wanted to take the carmaker Tesla private because he hates the bureaucracy, the bureaucracy and the regulation, which go hand in hand with the fact that it is a stock corporation that is traded on the stock market. But the innocent way he tweeted these intentions and later led …

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Trump's Auto Emissions Plan is full of flawed logic

There was a time many years ago, when cars sipped gasoline like beer, teens raced on Friday nights, and Detroit automakers boasted about the ever-increasing horsepower and speed of their vehicles. Since then, cars have become safer, cleaner, and more efficient, especially due to stricter Washington standards. A new proposal by the Trump government could result in half a century …

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Channel your inner Fred Flintstone in this Peddle-Powered car

There are not many ways to make traffic jams productive. You can talk on the phone, listen to audiobooks, or practice your calming breathing exercises. But none of them help you escape reality, trapped in a metal box surrounded by thousands of other metal boxes, all dancing a dance forward, slowly, foot by foot, across the asphalt. A Saudi Arabian …

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Space Photos of the Week: Hubble Captures the Bubble

Behold the Bubble Nebula. Photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way, it looks like a giant space bubble. Astronomers pin the blame for this blow on a hot, SAO 20575, near the center of the nebula. The stellar wind from this O-class star is making its shape, pushing gas outward like a tween's …

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Facebook Wins, Facebook Losses, and More Security News This Week

This week has been hard for lots of people, for lots of reasons, but at least it's over. As a parting shot, though, Facebook announced a security breach that affected at least 50 million people-and possibly as many as 90 million. Or who knows! Maybe more. It's early days yet. Facebook has not yet figured out who the hackers are-and …

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Elon Musk's SEC Settlement could have been so much worse

In early August, Tesla CEO Elon Musk released a fateful tweet, "I'm considering taking Tesla privately for $ 420. Financing secured." On Saturday, two days after the US Securities and Exchange Commission filed a lawsuit against Tesla CEO Elon Musk had filed on Twitter for "false and misleading" statements, Musk, Tesla and the Fed reached a compromise – an agreement. …

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