Elon Musk accuses Tesla employee of 'extensive and damaging sabotage'

Mashable - 22 hours 6 min ago

Elon Musk has discovered a saboteur.

At least, that's what he told Tesla employees in an email sent Sunday night, according to CNBC

"I was dismayed to learn this weekend about a Tesla employee who had conducted quite extensive and damaging sabotage to our operations," wrote Musk, who's under an immense amount of pressure to ramp up production of the Tesla Model 3 sedan. 

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The email was sent the same night a fire shut down operations at a Tesla plant in Fremont, California, for several hours. 

Musk claimed an employee who was upset he didn't get a promotion altered Tesla code and sent "large amounts of highly sensitive Tesla data to unknown third parties."  Read more...

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Tesla's Musk alleges 'extensive' employee sabotage

Technology News (Reuters) - 22 hours 18 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk accused an employee of "extensive and damaging sabotage" to the company's operations in an email sent on Monday to company employees.
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That creepy Olive Garden commercial script is just as weird on screen

Mashable - 22 hours 22 min ago

Last week, a hilariously creepy script made the rounds online. 

Writer and comedian Keaton Patti tweeted that he forced a bot to watch over 1,000 hours of Olive Garden commercials, and then asked it to write its own version. The script he posted had some funny gems like describing pasta nachos as "warm and defeated" and a character revealing her mouthful of "secret soup."

A group of coworkers who normally create drivers ed videos put together their version of the Olive Garden commercial, and it's just as unsettling as the original script. Krista Doyle, one of the coworkers, tweeted that all they could talk about was the Olive Garden bot, so they "decided to just shoot the damn thing." Read more...

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Marriage tied to lower risk of fatal heart attacks and strokes

Health News (Reuters) - 22 hours 53 min ago
(Reuters Health) - People who are married may be less likely to develop cardiovascular disease or die from a heart attack or stroke than individuals who aren't, a research review suggests.
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U.S. top court mulls Apple's App Store commissions in antitrust case

Technology News (Reuters) - 23 hours 21 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up Apple Inc's bid to escape a lawsuit accusing it of breaking federal antitrust laws by monopolizing the market for iPhone software applications and causing consumers to pay more than they should.
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Parents say teens' time alone with pediatricians is important

Health News (Reuters) - 23 hours 26 min ago
(Reuters Health) - Most parents believe their adolescents should spend time alone with the pediatrician during routine visits to talk about any concerns or questions, according to a new study.
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Android Messages now lets users send text messages from their computers

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:58

Google is closing the gap between Android and iOS.

In an update rolling out today, Google is (finally!) releasing desktop support for the texting service, Android Messages. The update will allow Android smartphone owners to send and receive text messages straight from their laptops or desktops. Text, images, and stickers will be supported in the web version of the service.

SEE ALSO: Google's AI Assistant can now make real phone calls and it's frightening to listen to

Android users can get started by visiting the new Android Messages website. From there, they'll be presented with a QR code that they'll then scan with the Android Messages app. Read more...

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More weight loss tied to less knee pain for obese people

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:24
(Reuters Health) - Obese people with knee osteoarthritis, a painful joint disease, may find greater symptom relief when they lose larger amounts of weight than when they shed fewer pounds, a recent study suggests.
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Google to invest $550 million in China e-commerce giant

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:21
(Reuters) - Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse, part of the U.S. internet company's efforts to expand its presence in fast-growing Asian markets and battle rivals including
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Whole Foods only follows Beyoncé and Sting on Instagram. WHY?

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:20

Whole Foods, my close personal friend, what's going on?

The supermarket and Jeff Bezos clique member has long been the place where I occasionally buy salad bar food that always ends up being just okay. But now there's another facet to our relationship: we're both following Beyoncé and Sting on Instagram.

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The Whole Foods Instagram account.

Image: whole foods/instagram

In Whole Foods' case, these two extremely different musicians are the only Instagram accounts it's following. It's also wiped all previous posts from its account, replacing them with two blank, white posts, and it's added a bumble bee emoji to its bio. Very minimalist! Read more...

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The iconic works of art you missed in Beyoncé and Jay-Z's 'Apesh*t' video

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:15

The "Apeshit" music video from Beyoncé and Jay-Z features classic works of art from the Louvre, juxtaposed with modern music and choreography.  Watch for poetic statements about race, gender, love, and humanity. And, of course, those gorgeous pieces of art. Read more...

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You'll want to ignore this heart-shattering audio of kids separated from their parents. Don't.

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:59

ProPublica has obtained and released an absolutely heartbreaking audio recording of several children who've been separated from their parents at the border.

The nearly eight-minute long video comes after reports that almost 2,000 immigrant children have been taken from their families and placed in detention centers over a six-week period. The family separations are a result of the Trump administration's new "zero-tolerance" policy, which requires authorities to detain any immigrants who cross the border and take their children into custody. 

In the audio obtained, which was reportedly recorded inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facility last week, scared young children can be heard sobbing and shrieking, begging to be reunited with their loved ones. Meanwhile, border patrol agents are heard cracking jokes about the noise, saying, "Well, we have an orchestra here. What we're missing is a conductor." Read more...

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Build your own miniature food sculptures with this polymer clay kit

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:54

Pocket Kitchen by Aiclay is the kit for all burgeoning artists who dream of tiny inedible foods. From cakes to veggies, this comprehensive kit provides all the tools you need to make your cake - but not to eat it too. Read more...

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Shane, somehow, is reportedly coming back to 'The Walking Dead'

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:36

Warning: Spoilers for the second season of The Walking Dead ahead.

The infamous Shane Walsh, one of the earliest villains in The Walking Dead (besides all the zombies), is returning to the show. Somehow.

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Shane, played by Jon Bernthal, was famously killed twice in the second season of The Walking Dead, first being stabbed by Rick Grimes, and then shot by Rick's son Carl after Shane turned into a zombie. Despite this fact, Shane is coming back seven seasons later according to TV Line.

TV Line's report comes after rumors bubbled up about Shane's return to the series and a recent Instagram post showed Bernthal in the same room as series stars Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln. Read more...

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With FDA input, compassionate use programs appear to work well: study

Health News (Reuters) - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:34
(Reuters Health) - When terminally ill Americans receive experimental medicines through so-called "compassionate use" programs, they typically only get these drugs after extensive tests for safety and effectiveness, a U.S. study suggests.
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Unchill Stan Twitter turned Beyoncé and Jay-Z's 'Mona Lisa' moment into a meme

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 22:27

Beyoncé and Jay-Z blessed us this weekend with their surprise joint album Everything Is Love

Then they unveiled the music video for "Apeshit" — which, by the way, they rented the LOUVRE for — and took the collective internet for a lesson in art history. It's incredible. 

So naturally, the internet had to ruin it.

SEE ALSO: Every artwork to look out for in Beyoncé and Jay-Z's 'Apesh*t' video

The music video includes a stunning shot of the couple dressed in pastel suits and standing before Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa." 

But because stan Twitter can't just enjoy anything, Twitter users in different fandoms turned the scene into a meme that serves their specific interests. Read more...

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U.S. regulator to send observer for Tesla probe of Model S fire

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:49
(Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will send a technical specialist to observe a Tesla Inc examination into the causes of a battery fire last Friday involving one of the electric automaker's Model S vehicles in California, the agency said on Monday.
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ACLU petitions Amazon to stop selling surveillance technology to the government

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:38

The American Civil Liberties Union is delivering a petition to Amazon's Seattle headquarters today with more than 150,000 signatures. They are requesting for Amazon to stop providing the government with facial recognition technology.

"Amazon has entered the surveillance business, and they're selling to the government," reads the online ACLU petition, which has nearly 60,000 signatures of the 75,000 they want. Other organizations like Demand Progress and Fight for the Future acted in conjunction with the ACLU and collected more than 90,000 signatures elsewhere.

SEE ALSO: Amazon is under fire for selling facial recognition tools to cops Read more...

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Exclusive: GameStop in talks with buyout firms after drawing interest - sources

Technology News (Reuters) - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:36
(Reuters) - Video game and electronics retailer GameStop Corp is holding talks with private equity firms about a potential transaction after receiving buyout interest, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.
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What the most successful people do, according to this meme

Mashable - Mon, 06/18/2018 - 21:12

It seems like everyone on Twitter has an opinion about what makes a person successful. 

Last week, Twitter user @APompliano tweeted a list of things he believes "the most successful people" do. It's a pretty vague bunch of descriptors —  successful people "have laser focus" and "build incredible teams," he claims. 

Apparently, successful people and the protagonists of Disney movies have something in common: They "believe in themselves." Sure.

The most successful people I've met:

1. Read constantly
2. Workout daily
3. Are innately curious
4. Have laser focus
5. Believe in themselves
6. Build incredible teams
7. Admit they know very little
8. Constantly work to improve
9. Demand excellence in everything they do

— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) June 10, 2018

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