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Tesla Model 3 parts were being built by hand, causing bottleneck: report

Tesla Model 3 parts were being built by hand, causing bottleneck: report

Tesla recently said that 'production bottlenecks' were slowing down its Model 3 efforts, and a new report allegedly sheds light on why: some of the parts were being built by hand, at least according to sources. Those sources claim that this hand-building process involved 'major portions' of the Model 3 vehicles, and that the hand production was still happening as recently as early September.

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Google Pixelbook leaks on reseller site alongside Clips accessory

Google Pixelbook leaks on reseller site alongside Clips accessory

The Google Pixelbook, a rumored premium Chromebook, has leaked once again, this time on an inventory page from a reseller. The page has since been taken down, but not before details were harvested from it. Among those details is the revelation of another Google device supposedly called Clips, a computer accessory of some sort, but one we know nothing about.

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Google Home Mini was just outed by Walmart

Google Home Mini was just outed by Walmart

Tomorrow is a big day for Google, as it's expected to reveal a number of big items like the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and the Google Home Mini. Before it gets the chance, though, Walmart is taking a little wind out of Google's sales by letting the cat out of the bag. It would appear that the massive retailer accidentally spilled the beans on the Google Home Mini just a day before it's going to be revealed.

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HTC U11 Life specs beat Android One release

HTC U11 Life specs beat Android One release

Android One has become quite popular since its introduction back in 2014, but it's been somewhat rare to see a mid-range phone launch under the Android One umbrella. The HTC U11 Life is shaping up to be one of the few mid-range Android One devices available, and today we're getting a good idea of what to expect from a hardware standpoint. That's thanks to a leaked list of specifications that leave little to the imagination.

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Google’s upcoming security upgrade is only for its high-risk users

Google’s upcoming security upgrade is only for its high-risk users

Google is readying special security tools for its high-profile users, reports claim, going beyond mere two-factor authentication. The development comes as investigations into the political impact of alleged Russian hacking during the US election in 2016 continue, alongside other high-profile attacks on data. However, according to insiders, Google plans to target its new system at a specific subset of users.

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Apple’s homemade MacBook chips could be the biggest Intel snub of all

Apple’s homemade MacBook chips could be the biggest Intel snub of all

The era of artificial intelligence is upon us, and Apple is working to get a solid place in it with the development of proprietary semiconductors, according to sources. The company recently revealed an artificial intelligence chip that is powering the new Face ID facial recognition tech in the iPhone X, but a report out of Japan claims that is just the start. This move is one that will decrease Apple's reliance on others like Intel and Qualcomm.

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Amazon’s surprise event makes new Echo likely

Amazon’s surprise event makes new Echo likely

Still got any gadget enthusiasm left between Apple's iPhone X aftermath and Google's upcoming Pixel 2 launch? Amazon is hoping the answer to that is yes, since it's holding an unexpected launch in Seattle today. The retail behemoth is playing exactly what's on the agenda close to its collective chest - though we're holding out hope for Jeff Bezos spending three hours talking about Whole Foods' new hot counter food line-up - but we have a few ideas as to what we can expect.

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Google plans drastic split to escape further antitrust fines

Google plans drastic split to escape further antitrust fines

Facing a potentially expensive deadline in Europe, Google will reportedly take drastic steps to avoid another antitrust fine over allegations its comparison shopping service squeezes out the competition. Regulators in the European Union had taken Google to task over how its Google Shopping system worked, picking up on complaints by rival shopping comparison services that the search giant was hogging the prime results positions for itself. The EU had given Google until Thursday, September 28 to come up with a solution.

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Road Rover luxury EV tipped from Range Rover in 2019

Road Rover luxury EV tipped from Range Rover in 2019

If the average Range Rover owner goes no further off the asphalt than up the curb, you might as well embrace that. So, it's claimed, goes the thinking at Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), which is said to be planning a new model line that accepts many drivers aren't in it for the AWD cred.

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Noon smart lighting control may offer Nest-like polish

Noon smart lighting control may offer Nest-like polish

Looks like Hue, LIFX, and others will soon have some new smart lighting competition, with a former Nest exec preparing to launch a rival system of his own. Locoroll is the brainchild of Erik Charlton, formerly a member of the founding team at Nest and the company's head of business. It's been working for more than a year and a half on what appears to be smart dimmer switches for the connected home.

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The T-Mobile and Sprint merger terms are reportedly almost set

The T-Mobile and Sprint merger terms are reportedly almost set

T-Mobile and Sprint's on-again, off-again merger is near to terms being agreed, sources claim, though there's still some way to go before the four major carriers become three. The two networks have been potential suitors for several years now, though so far have failed to reach a conclusive deal that would see them merge. However, reports earlier this month claimed that it was once again a possibility.

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BlackBerry Krypton leaks as TCL prepares all-touch Android

BlackBerry Krypton leaks as TCL prepares all-touch Android

BlackBerry's resurgence at the hands of TCL continues, and though the KEYone has given physical keyboard fans something to tap at, there's also a full-touch device in the works. That's the phone currently known as the BlackBerry Krypton, though so far we've had little in the way of leaks or whispers about what it might look like. Still, that's changed with a sneaky pre-announcement photo that has emerged this week.

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