Tesla short sellers lost $1.33B on Thursday’s stock pump — Musk only got richer

Tesla stock surged again this week, this time by more than 8% to set a new price record of $1,228. If you were Elon Musk, you’re likely already hard at work on a sick new club track to celebrate — but those who’ve bet against it are probably pissed. Thursday’s Tesla pump not only solidified its position as the world’s most valuable car company, it also meant its chief exec Musk has added $20 billion to his wealth since March. But it absolutely wrecked the company’s short sellers, who lost $1.33 billion yesterday according to data shared by industry analyst Ihor Dusaniwsky of data… This story continues at The Next… Read More

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The Capture brings compelling deepfake thrills to Peacock’s launch lineup

NBC Peacock, the 370th streaming service to debut in the past 12 months, will publicly launch on July 15 after an Xfinity-exclusive soft launch earlier this year. That means it’s time to review the service’s exclusive series—though in the case of The Capture, one of Peacock’s most captivating launch options, that “exclusivity” is regional. Unlike Peacock offerings like Brave New World and Intelligence, The Capture is an import for American viewers, having already aired on the online-only BBC Three in autumn 2019. But it’s still decidedly current: a mystery thriller that revolves around deepfake technology and government distrust. Due process versus “real” videos Holliday Grainger shows us how to make… Read More

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The best tech deals for the July Fourth weekend

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge Tomorrow is July Fourth, or Independence Day if you live in the US. Like all major US holidays, there are some good sales happening on tech that are worth mentioning. We’ve listed the best ones we know about below, broken up by category. Many of them are happening through tomorrow night, so it’s best to hurry if you want to get your shopping on. Though, some of them last for a few more days. Computing Acer is offering a 20 percent discount on almost anything from its online store, including laptops, monitors, desktops, accessories, and more. Use the code JULY2020 at checkout to… Read More

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I’ve been using this $450 Android phone that has features even Apple’s $1,000 iPhone 11 Pro is missing — here are the best and worst things about it so far

TCL’s 10 Pro costs $450 and comes with features that even the $1,000 iPhone 11 Pro lacks, like an in-screen fingerprint sensor, four rear cameras, a curved AMOLED screen, and a headphone jack. I’ve been using the TCL 10 Pro for a few days, and so far I’ve been impressed with its customization, always-on display, and headphone jack. But there are a few ways in which the phone falls short. Its fingerprint sensor, for example, isn’t always very responsive. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The smartphone industry has undergone a shift over the past year, as major device makers have moved away from focusing primarily on high-end, premium… Read More

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