Elon Musk’s Teslaquila is actually a good idea

“Teslaquila” started as part of an April Fools’ Day joke — a troll holiday celebrated only by amateurs and engineers. (Amateurs usually aren’t funny and engineers have a very specific sense of humor. But as engineer humor goes, “There are many chapters of bankruptcy and, as critics so rightly pointed …

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Oppo O-Free review: the $100 AirPods for Android

There are a lot of wireless earbuds on the market at this point, but none have quite matched the experience of Apple’s AirPods yet. The combination of well-designed case, excellent battery life, and seamless software (with iOS, at least) makes them the wireless earbuds to beat. Almost every competitor has …

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An App Built for Hurricane Harvey Is Now Saving Lives in Florida

Last Wednesday, Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle at 155 miles per hour, flattening neighborhoods, turning subdivisions into rubble, and plunging the coast into darkness. On Friday, Trevor Lewis packed up two trucks with crowbars, chainsaws, sledgehammers, ropes, walkie talkies, and five other guys from Cocoa Beach, where he …

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Twitter's Dated Data Dump Doesn’t Tell Us About Future Meddling

Twitter dropped an almost unfathomably large archive of tweets connected to two alleged influence campaigns on Wednesday. The trove included over 9 million tweets associated with 3,841 accounts connected to Russia’s notorious Internet Research Agency, or IRA, as well as more than a million tweets attributed to a network of …

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You can now preorder the iPhone XR

The iPhone XR, Apple’s new lower-priced iPhone option that starts at $749 for a 64GB model, is now available to preorder online (apple.com or the Apple Store app) or by walking into an Apple store. It comes in six different colors, including black, white, red, yellow, blue, and coral. Just …

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The Verge Guide to Android

The Verge Guide to Android is a comprehensive page that will help you decide which Android phone to buy, learn how to use its best features, and further educate you about the world’s largest mobile operating system. Our guide is organized by sections, including Android phone recommendations, plenty of how-tos, …

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