Rivian’s sporty R3X will be the first R3 to hit the streets

Rivian’s R3X electric SUV will arrive before the base model, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe says on today’s episode of Decoder. Even though Scaringe still doesn’t provide an exact date when the performance variant will roll out, it will be “as soon as we possibly can.” “We’re launching R2 first, allowing some time to get that…

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Reddit’s NFL, NBA deals bring more sports highlights — and ads

Reddit has struck deals with major sports leagues, including the NFL, NBA, and the MLB, as the company looks to boost revenue following its move to go public. Through the program, Reddit will show more game highlights, behind-the-scenes videos, and ask-me-anything (AMA) sessions with players. In exchange, advertisers on Reddit, such as Samsung, Ford, Volkswagen,…

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CrowdStrike outage: Photos, videos, and tales of IT workers fixing BSODs

The CrowdStrike outage that hit millions of Windows machines on Friday has left IT workers scrambling to get their organizations’ computer infrastructure back up and running. Images and stories shared online are illustrating just how tedious and overwhelming this task is. And these things must be done for every individual computer affected. The work seems…

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Apple’s original content spending spree might finally be over

Apple is known to spend billions of dollars on its Hollywood projects, but that could be set to change following production losses across the wider streaming industry. According to Bloomberg, Apple’s senior vice president of services, Eddy Cue, is pushing studio chiefs Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht to oversee project budgets more closely in…

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AI terminology, explained for humans

Artificial intelligence is the hot new thing in tech — it feels like every company is talking about how it’s making strides by using or developing AI. But the field of AI is also so filled with jargon that it can be remarkably difficult to understand what’s actually happening with each new development. To help…

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Galaxy Z Flip 6 and Z Fold 6 phones won’t come with Samsung Messages in the US

“Starting with Starting with the Flip6, Fold6 and newer models, the Samsung Messages app will no longer be preloaded,” reads a Samsung message posted by Android leaker Max Weinbach. “Instead, Google Messages will provide a new and enhanced experience to express your emotions, making communication safe and fun.” Google Messages has been the default for…

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NotchNook gives MacBooks their own Dynamic Island

Just like the Dynamic Island, NotchNook expands out from the notch, revealing a “Nook” with basic media controls (sort of like Live Activities in iOS) and other customizable widgets. Then there’s a “Tray” tab that you can drop files or apps into; it’s similar to the macOS dock, except that the tray empties when you…

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Microsoft releases recovery tool to help repair Windows machines hit by CrowdStrike issue

While CrowdStrike has issued an update to fix its software that led to millions of Blue Screen of Death errors, not all machines are able to automatically receive that fix. Some IT admins have reported rebooting PCs multiple times will get the necessary update, but for others the only route is having to manually boot…

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By endorsing Trump, Elon Musk is gambling with Tesla’s future

Within 30 minutes of the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump, Elon Musk did what he had previously promised not to do.  “I fully endorse President Trump and hope for his rapid recovery,” the billionaire posted on X. So much for that vow to stay on the sidelines.  But it didn’t stop there. Days…

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The all-seeing AI webcam

On the infinite list of possible uses for AI, “getting selfie advice from a Kylie Jenner voice clone” seems both completely off-the-wall and also pretty inevitable. So of course it does exist. It’s not a widely-available app, at least not yet; it’s an experiment from artist and programmer Dries Depoorter. With access to a couple…

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