This Week in Tech – 05/27/2018: Tesla Model 3 Travels 606 Miles on a Single Charge in New Hypermiling Record

Tesla Model 3 Travels 606 Miles on a Single Charge in New Hypermiling Record

Hypermiling is the practice of driving vehicles as efficiently as possible in order to achieve the longest distance possible on one charge/fuel tank…


Comcast Website Bug Leaks Xfinity Customer Data

A bug in Comcast’s website used to activate Xfinity routers can return sensitive information on the company’s customers…


Child Campaigners to Zuckerberg: Scrap Messenger Kids

More than 21,000 child health advocates are petitioning Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg to “pull the plug” on the company’s Messenger Kids app aimed at under 13s, warning of the “addictive power of social media”…


Amazon Is Selling Facial Recognition Technology to Police, Allowing Them to Analyze ‘Millions of Faces in Real-Time’

Amazon found itself at the center of a brewing privacy controversy on Tuesday after the American Civil Liberties Union disclosed that the tech giant is selling facial recognition technology to law enforcement that the company has said “helps identify persons of interest against a collection of millions of faces in real-time.”…


Sir Richard Branson to Blast Himself Into Space ‘In Months’ After Training as an Astronaut

Sir Richard Branson has revealed he is training to become an astronaut, saying he expects to be launched into space within months…


Doctor Slammed by Med Board for Selling $5 Homeopathic Sound Waves for Ebola

The California medical board is threatening to revoke the license of Dr. William Edwin Gray III for selling homeopathic sound files over the Internet that he claims—without evidence or reason—can cure a variety of ailments, including life-threatening infections such as Ebola, SARS, swine flu, malaria, typhoid, and cholera…


Internal Documents Reveal Apple Knew the iPhone 6 Was More Likely to Bend Than Previous Models

Recently released internal Apple documents (revealed by Judge Lucy Koh as part of an ongoing lawsuit against Apple regarding touchscreen failure due to bending) has revealed that Apple knew that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus phones were more likely to bend than previous models, via Motherboard…

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