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Elon Musk said Tesla stopped selling 'full self-driving' hardware online because customers were confused (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that Tesla stopped selling self-driving hardware on its website because customers were confused. Last week, Musk said via Twitter that the option would be available "off menu" for a week, but on Wednesday suggested the feature would remain available to those who asked for it. In May, a 

The cashier-less Amazon Go store just opened in San Francisco. Here's a look inside. (AMZN)

Amazon opened its first cashier-less Amazon Go store in San Francisco this week and it's located in the Financial District at 300 California Street.  The store is pretty much a modern corner store — complete with candy, frozen pizzas, and chips —along with some fresh pre-packaged lunch options. Amazon's "Just Walk Out" technology worked seamlessly in our experience, though first-time shoppers can be a bit hesitant upon exiting.  Employees are excited about the future of the store and say that even without cashiers, there's plenty of work to be done. 

On Tuesday, the cashier-less Amazon Go store opened in San Francisco.

Amazon Go is the company's vision for the future of shopping. The store uses cameras, sensors and other technology to track the goods you pick off the shelves and automatically charges it to your account when you walk out. No waiting in line. 


Trump continues to take calls from his iPhone even after American spy agencies have determined that China and Russia are listening

Despite being warned that his cell phone calls are not secure, President Trump refuses to stop making certain calls from his iPhone — according to a New York Times report on Wednesday.  Anonymous White House officials said they were disclosing the president's cell phone habits because they've become increasingly frustrated with his lackadaisical tendencies regarding electronic security. The Times' report claims that American spy agencies have determined that China and Russia are indeed listening in on the president's cell phone calls and using the information they collect to their advantage. 

On Wednesday,


Poll shows young Americans are better at differentiating facts and opinions than people aged 50 and older

Americans over the age of 50 are worse at differentiating facts from opinions than younger ones, according to findings from a Pew Research Center study. Researchers gave participants ten statements, five of which were facts, and five others that were opinions. The results showed that 32% of the people aged 18 to 49 who were surveyed correctly identified factual statements as facts. Just 20% of respondents aged 50 and older correctly identified the factual statements. When given a list of opinion statements, 44% of those in the 18 to 49 age group correctly identified the opinions, while only 26% of those aged 50 and older did so. Skipping a statement counted as incorrectly identifying the fact or opinion. The revelations from this study are consequential for multiple reasons, including t...

10 things in tech you need to know today
Posted October 25, 2018 0:59 AM
10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday.

Microsoft on Wednesday reported fiscal first-quarter results that topped Wall Street's expectations, despite a marked slowdown in sales growth from its Azure cloud-computing service. Revenue from the company's Azure cloud-computing service grew at a 76% annual rate, down from 89% the prior quarter.

10 things in tech you need to know today
Posted October 23, 2018 0:17 AM
10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.

An Amazon exec and CEO of server company Supermicro have joined Tim Cook in demanding that Bloomberg retract its report on spying microchips. The Apple CEO told Buzzfeed last week that Bloomberg needs to "do the right thing" and retract the story. A second Oculus cofounder is leaving Facebook after reportedly clashing with management. Oculus cofounder and former CEO Brendan Iribe announced on Monday that he would be stepping down.

Atlassian's stock just got whacked, but Wall Streeters still see a bright future ahead

Software company Atlassian saw its stock prices drop 14% on Friday a day after it announced earnings, and it has only slightly recovered since then. But with a price increase, new product and acquisition announcements, and a focus on the IT market, analysts see potential for growth next quarter. Also read: $20 billion Atlassian explains why it's blowing up its oldest product to evolve with today’s software teams

Australian team productivity software company


An upcoming game is charging fans nearly $8,000 for an 'ultra limited edition' package — here's what's inside

The "Ultra Limited Edition" of "Devil May Cry 5" costs up to $7,978.79 for the most expensive version of the game. For the huge price tag, fans will get one of three replica costumes made with genuine leather, three printed posters, a copy of the game and exclusive character colors to use in-game. Reservations for the ultra limited edition are currently exclusive to Capcom's Japanese online store and will last until November. The game is due out in March 2019.

The Devil May Cry video game series is known for stylish action and the "Ultra Limited Edition" of the upcoming "Devil May Cry 5" wants to help fans capture the flair of their favorite characters, quite literally.


Elon Musk is telling customers to use an unusual loophole if they want to take a Tesla car for a three-day 'test drive' (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk touted on Twitter a way customers can essentially get a three-day test drive of one of the company's electric cars. Customers who purchase a car can return it within that period for a refund. Musk was responding to a tweet by CoverGirl model James Charles, who doesn't meet Tesla's age requirement to test  drive one of its cars.

Consumers worried about buying a Tesla vehicle before they've ever test driven one can exploit a loophole that will let them try out a car for three days.

Better yet: The workaround is sanctioned by none other than CEO Elon Musk himself.


JPMorgan has signed a deal with technology firm Plaid for customer data sharing and it represents a big development for how the largest US bank thinks about fintech

JPMorgan signed an agreement with financial technology company Plaid that will give its customers better control over their personal data.  Plaid connects bank accounts with fintech apps like Robinhood, Venmo and Acorns.  The deal marks an important development in how JPMorgan is thinking about fintech companies and the financial data they touch. 

JPMorgan on Monday signed an agreement with Plaid, a technology company that connects bank accounts with fintech apps like Robinhood, Venmo, and Acorns, that will give its customers better control over their personal data.