Happy Hump Day, everybody! Here are some of the tech stories we’re taking a look at this morning.
Want a Tesla Model 3? Or Elon’s submarine?
Jalopnik yesterday reported that Tesla has opened up orders of its slightly-less-expensive Model 3 electric vehicle to everybody with a $2,500 reservation/deposit. But as Jalopnik points out, Tesla still has not introduced a long-promised $35,000 base model of the car, just more-expensive iterations with add-ons and premium features. That’s by design to pay for the production of the cheaper models. In the meantime, Tesla is also trying to speed up the delivery process for the car to about five minutes. Reminder: you don’t HAVE to buy one even if you want one.
Cody Wilson triumphs in 3-D gun suit
Wired reports that Austin’s Cody Wilson, who made headlines for his work in the field of 3-D printable weapons, has reached a settlement after being part of a suit against the U.S. government over whether distributing materials to print 3-D guns constitutes free speech. The victory means that distributing and downloading such files is now legal.
AT&T peeks behind the curtain at Magic Leap
AT&T is partnering with secretive mixed-reality startup Magic Leap, which has an Austin office, as the sole distributor of its future hardware and an investor in the company, with AT&T’s CEO John Donovan being granted observer rights on Magic Leap’s board, reports VentureBeat.
And also... audio illusions!
This clever video explains why some audio illusions can trick your ears -- because, science! Enjoy.
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