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HTC U12 teardown

HTC’s transparent phone is as fragile as you’d expect

July 2nd, 2018

Despite the fact that many phones have adopted the “glass sandwich” design of glass back panels, it’s still unusual to see a phone with a fully transparent back. HTC’s recently-released U12+ fully embraced the transparent design, but as YouTube’s very own Lord of Destruction JerryRigEverything demonstrates, the cool design comes with a few trade-offs. The biggest problem …

Model 3

Not everyone is impressed by Tesla’s new Model 3 production record

July 2nd, 2018

Not everyone thought it was possible, but Tesla towards the end of June finally manged to manufacture 5,000 Model 3 units per week. The path towards hitting that threshold, though, was anything but easy. Initially, Tesla boasted that it would hit the 5,000 per week mark by December of 2017, a goal that the company …

PlayStation Vue price increase

PlayStation Vue increasing price of all plans by $5 at the end of July

July 2nd, 2018

Just days after AT&T announced that all of its DirecTV Now streaming packages would see their price bumped up by $5, Sony has shared eerily similar news with PlayStation Vue subscribers. Starting July 24th, 2018, all PS Vue multi-channel plans will increase in price by $5. This includes the Access, Core, Elite and Ultra plans. …

Facebook unblock bug

Facebook apologizes for yet another privacy screw-up

July 2nd, 2018

Facebook has acknowledged a new bug that improperly tinkered with user settings — this time, a bug that affected more than 800,000 users and unblocked users that they’d blocked. The beleaguered social network confirmed in a company blog post today the existence of the bug, said it’s fixed now and that the vast majority of …

Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3 production finally hits 5,000 units per week

July 2nd, 2018

It’s no secret that Tesla has something of a long history of over-promising and under-delivering. Indeed, every single car Tesla has ever made has been subject to extremely long production delays. Consequently, many people were understandably skeptical of Tesla’s claim that it would be able to manufacture 5,000 Model 3 units per month by the …