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Tesla Is Making Over 2,000 Model 3s a Week, Falling Just Short of Its Goal

According to an email from Elon Musk, Tesla has increased its production of its mass-market electric Model 3 to over 2,000 units per week. "It's an impressive ramp up of production, but it still falls

Gay Dating App Grindr Is Letting Other Companies See User HIV Status, Location Data

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BuzzFeed: The gay hookup app Grindr, which has more than 3.6 million daily active users across the world, has been providing its users' HIV status to two other

Google Is Considering Launching a Mid-Range Pixel Phone This Summer, Claims Report

According to a report from The Economic Times, Google is developing a new mid-range Pixel smartphone. "The paper claims that 'Google's top brass shared details of its consumer products expansion plans

Ask Slashdot: Should CPU, GPU Name-Numbering Indicate Real World Performance?

dryriver writes: Anyone who has built a PC in recent years knows how confusing the letters and numbers that trail modern CPU and GPU names can be because they do not necessarily tell you how fast one

SpaceX Completes Its Seventh Successful Mission of 2018 With Launch of CRS-14

Longtime Slashdot reader lalleglad writes: SpaceX today launched a Falcon 9 with its 14th Resupply Services mission. I saw it went well, and I hope it will also attach to the International Space

Zuckerberg On Facebook's Role In Ethnic Cleansing In Myanmar: 'It's a Real Issue'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Vox: Facebook's fake news problems extend far beyond Russian trolls interfering in U.S. elections. Overseas, false stories have turned into tools of political

Tor Winds Down Its Encrypted Messenger App 3 Years After Launch

The Tor Project has announced that it's winding down its privacy-focused Tor Messenger chat program, nearly three years after its beta debut. From a report: Tor, an acronym of "The Onion Router," is

Chrome Is Scanning Files on Your Computer, and People Are Freaking Out

Some cybersecurity experts and regular users were surprised to learn about a Chrome tool that scans Windows computers for malware. But there's no reason to freak out about it. From a report: Last

OpenBSD 6.3 Released

OpenBSD announced on Monday that v6.3 update, which was slated to be released on April 15, is ready for download. From the announcement post: This is our 44th release. We remain proud of OpenBSD's

Google Bans Chrome Extensions That Mine Cryptocurrencies From the Web Store

An anonymous reader writes: Google announced that effective today, the Chrome Web Store review staff would stop accepting new extensions on the Web Store that perform cryptocurrency mining. Existing

No More Intel Inside, Apple Plans To Use Its Own Custom-Built Chips in Mac

Apple is planning to use homegrown custom-built processors in its Mac line of computers, ditching Intel, the processors by which powers Apple's current line of computers, Bloomberg reported on Monday.

Move Over Moore's Law, Make Way For Huang's Law

Tekla Perry writes: Are graphics processors a law unto themselves? Nvidia's Jensen Huang says a 25-times speedup over five years is evidence that they are. He calls this the 'supercharged law,' and

Large Crack in East African Rift is Evidence of Continent Splitting in Two

A large crack, stretching several miles, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear emerged after heavy rains caused havoc in the nation last month, which also saw neighborhood

Google is Equipping More Rural School Buses With Wi-Fi and Chromebooks

Google on Monday said it was formally expanding its Rolling Study Halls program, or school buses equipped with WiFi, computers and on-bus educators to help rural students with work beyond school

Verizon Has Been the Fastest US Mobile Carrier in Last Six Months: Wirefly

Verizon was the fastest mobile carrier in the United States during Q4 2017 and Q1 2018, according to 2018 Internet Speed Rankings Report published by Wirefly. According to the report, Verizon Wireless

EU's Long-Promised Digital Media Portability Rules Go Into Effect

The EU's long-promised digital media portability rules have taken effect as of April 1st, letting residents access Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and other paid digital media services in other member

Red Hat CEO Talks About State Of Open Source

To mark Red Hat's 25th anniversary, TechCrunch spoke with the company's CEO Jim Whitehurst to talk about the past, present and future of the company, and open-source software in general. An excerpt:

Mark Zuckerberg: Tim Cook is 'Extremely Glib'

A week after Apple CEO Cook said "some well-crafted regulation is necessary " in light of the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal and that Apple was better off than Facebook because it doesn't sell

Interviews: Ask a Question To Christine Peterson, the Nanotech Expert Who Coined the Term 'Open Source'

Christine Peterson is a long-time futurist who co-founded the nanotech advocacy group the Foresight Institute in 1986. One of her favorite tasks has been contacting the winners of the institute's

CRISPR-Altered Plants Are Not Going To Be Regulated (For Now)

Good news for people who like genetically altered tomatoes and other plants. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced it will no longer regulate them. From a report: The USDA not only rolled back