PepsiCo orders 100 Tesla Semis, the largest reservation yet

From CNET: If you want your name spread across the internet in late 2017, there's no better way to do it than by ordering some Tesla Semi trucks.

PepsiCo has placed an order for 100 Tesla Semi trucks, Reuters reports, citing a conversation with a company executive. It's believed to be the largest such order -- of the orders that have been made public, at least.

Google is sending more traffic than Facebook to publishers - again

From Recode: Google used to be the main source of referral traffic for web publishers. Then Facebook eclipsed it.

And now, Google is back on top again.

Over the course of 2017, the search engine has become publishers’ main source of external page views, according to new data from, a digital analytics company.

Engineers Charged in Tech Theft Plot

From EETimes: Four former Applied Materials executives have been charged by the U.S. Justice Department in an alleged plot to steal trade secrets from their employer and use them in a competing startup in China.

Apple scoops up Shazam for a musical score

From CNET: Apple on Monday confirmed its acquisition of music recognition app Shazam, saying it's "thrilled" to be gaining one of the consistently most popular apps in its App Store.

"Apple Music and Shazam are a natural fit, sharing a passion for music discovery and delivering great music experiences to our users," the company said in a statement. "We have exciting plans in store, and we look forward to combining with Shazam upon approval of today's agreement."

Marvell Announces 802.11ax Wireless Portfolio

From AnandTech: Marvell introduces three products today (88W9068, 88W9064, 88W9064S), each catering different market segments from the enterprise down to use-case scenarios such as OTT set-top-boxes. All three products fully support OFDMA and MU-MIMO on both down- and up-link, as well as 1024-QAM. Where they differentiate is in the spatial stream and frequency band capabilities as well as Bluetooth 5 integration.

Toshiba, Western Digital Reportedly Close to Settlement

From EETimes: Toshiba and Western Digital are nearing a settlement that end litigation between the firms which continues to be an obstacle to finalizing an $18 billion deal by Toshiba to sell its semiconductor business to a consortium led by private equity firm Bain Capital, according to a report by the Reuters news service.

HP Forgets Keylogging Code In Driver (Again)

From Tom's Hardware: Security researcher Michael Myng announced that he uncovered a keylogging component in HP’s keyboard driver. The keylogging code seems to be from a debugging tool that HP forgot to take out before shipping the driver to customers. The company forgot to disable similar keylogging functionality from an audio driver earlier this year, and it was also found to be silently collecting data on its customers computers with a new telemetry client.

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ROMOSS UPower and Lovely Elf Video Review | Lounge

In this episode of our new series here at APH Networks, Alex takes a look at the ROMOSS UPower 10,000mAh and Lovely Elf 6,000mAh Power Banks.

2018 OLED iPhones Expected to Use Bigger L-Shaped Batteries

From PC Mag: If you are still considering which new iPhone to buy this year, it may be worth waiting until next year's iPhone refresh. I realize you can say that every time a new iPhone appears, but 2018 is different if KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is to be believed. Forget any new and novel features, next year's iPhone are getting bigger batteries.


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