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5 new Tesla vehicles coming by the end of the decade – Tesla has long been a 1-car company. From when it first started production of the Roadster in 2008 to the end of the program and the start of Model S production in 2012. [electrek]

The Fatal Mistake That Doomed Samsung’s Galaxy Note – After reports of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones catching fire spread in early September, Samsung Electronics Co. executives debated how to respond. Some were skeptical the incidents amounted to much, according to people familiar with the meetings, but others thought the company needed to act decisively. [wsj]

iFixit’s Pixel teardown shows us the innards of Google’s latest phone – Google started shipping its its Pixel and Pixel XL phones earlier this week, and the team at iFixit documented their teardown, showing off the insides of the company’s new device. [the verge]

7 drone-based business ideas for 2017 – Drones have arrived. We’ve seen a plethora of ideas springing up around drones and their potential uses for business – aerial surveying and reporting, real estate assessment, wedding photos, sports action photos, to name a few. [venture beat]

Flight of the Brexit Bankers – Where in Europe will they go? If London loses its luster, Dublin and Frankfurt look like winners, but places like Warsaw—yes, Warsaw—stand to gain, too. [bloomberg]

The iPod is now 15 years old – Fifteen years ago, on October 23, 2001, Apple cofounder and former chief executive Steve Jobs unveiled the iPod, nine months after Apple introduced its iTunes music software. [venture beat]

Google quietly made a major privacy policy change — and barely anyone noticed – For almost 10 years, Google promised to protect users’ privacy from advertisers by keeping personally identifiable information about its users, gleaned from Gmail accounts and other Google services, separate from its subsidiary DoubleClick’s database of web-browsing records. [business insider]

Apple Adds ARM Support to macOS Sierra Kernel –  Apple has added support for an ARM chip to macOS Sierra 10.12, reports Techtastic. [iClarified]

Bill Gates: He eats Big Macs for lunch and schedules every minute of his day – meet the man worth $80 billion [telegraph]

How massive DDoS attacks are undermining the Internet – On Friday morning, I awoke to find that our company-wide single sign-on and cloud storage was disrupted due to the massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack against domain host Dyn. [tech crunch]

The Weird Economics Of Ikea – Ikea is a behemoth. The home furnishing company uses 1 percent of the planet’s lumber, it says, and the 530 million cubic feet of wood used to make Ikea furniture each year pulls with its own kind of twisted gravity. [fivethirtyeight]

Siri compared to new Google Assistant in extensive video, holds her own – With the release of Google Assistant, supplanting Google Now on the new Pixel with Android 7.1, Google’s speech recognition/AI engine is supposed to be more personable and less robotic. [9to5mac]

Instagram appears to be testing live video – Facebook’s all-out embrace of live video appears to be heading to Instagram. A new report from a Russian news site shows live functionality embedded into Instagram stories. [the verge]

Pokémon Go made you walk 25 percent more than you used to – In a month, America walked an additional 144 billion steps, a new Stanford/Microsoft study says. [recode]

Full(er) House: Exposing high-end poker cheating devices – In 2015, I stumbled upon a post in an underground forum, discussing how someone was ripped off at a poker table by a very advanced poker cheating device. From what I understood at that time, the post being in Chinese, the device was able to remotely read card markings to inform the cheater who will win the next hand. [elie]

What Does Nevada’s $35 Billion Fund Manager Do All Day? Nothing – Steve Edmundson has no co-workers, rarely takes meetings and often eats leftovers at his desk. With that dynamic workday, the investment chief for the Nevada Public Employees’ Retirement System is out-earning pension funds that have hundreds on staff. [wsj]

New: GoPro HERO4 Session

GoPro has released a new camera. It is a little strange to say the least. It is kind of like the new MacBook in the sense that it is slightly smaller and slightly worse but at the same price.

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It is missing the 4k resolutions of the other upper range GoPros and comes in at the same price as the GoPro HERO4 Silver which has an LCD screen included. It doesn’t have a removable battery but thankfully has a micro USB instead of the GoPro classic mini USB port.

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Breaking: GoPro is making a Drone

The CEO of GoPro happened to mention that GoPro are making a Drone while on stage at the Code Conference.

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This is HUGE news. We have been seeing so many cool drone concepts lately, including LILY. Now what happens when the king of action cameras makes a drone? I bet that this drone will be awesome and fairly affordable. And with the might of GoPro behind it I bet it will be a huge success.

Woodman also revealed that GoPro is working on a drone, slated for debut in the first half of 2016.

“It’s incredible to see our world from new perspectives. It’s a real ‘Oh my God’ moment,” said Woodman on stage at the conference. “We did that with our GoPro cameras, and we see a similar opportunity in the quadcopter market. It’s something that’s in our DNA, and we are excited about it across the company.”

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Cool Shit: a Drone Camera That Follows You

Introducing Lily, a drone that you throw up in the air and (she?) follows you. Filming all the cool stuff you do. She is like a real, live, robot GoPro.

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