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Stephen Shankland @stshank SF Bay Area, CA

Senior editor, CNET News. I cover browsers, photography, lots of new tech. DMs open or email first.last@cbsi.com The squirming facts exceed the squamous mind.

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@MarcelMTG @Tesla @elonmusk IIRC Tesla only promised it would stop small-arms fire. (Musk also thought throwing the… https://t.co/4IuxQzwtnvBetter batteries from a host of startups should extend EV range and speed up charging. Too bad surging demand could… https://t.co/2EwQLyXBJBNot The Onion: The first sentence of an announcement of Cloud Print getting shut down points out that it “has been… https://t.co/hwavw95al9
Retweeted by Stephen ShanklandThe toy version of the Dome Zero, which is basically the cybertruck https://t.co/lkbU1AeGA9
Retweeted by Stephen Shankland @campuscodi Well, aside from the self-drivinginess you mean? And I hate to say OTA updates are still a differentiat… https://t.co/i8VZc9p2c1 @FeministWomb I was thinking a cross between a Hummer and a Delorean. @elonmusk @Qrypton Elon is playful, but Elon isn't playing. Under estimate him at your own risk.
Retweeted by Stephen Shankland @_Randy_Watson_ @Tesla @elonmusk Price is $40,000 for 250+mile version, $50K for 300mi version, $70K for 500mi vers… https://t.co/ID8BxqcyJpHere’s the CNET coverage of the #Cybertruck. Love it or hate it, it’s got people thinking and talking. TBD is how m… https://t.co/qVERMnoXl7 @jetscott I’m the plant. @stevenewing Plenty of teeth-gnashing but I’m seeing fans, too. @nevesytrof Oh look, there's my entire desktop. Whoops! @kpedraja @Tesla @elonmusk Fair point. At what cost?There's definitely some shock and awe on the interwebs about the #Cybertruck style. I don't care for it, but I'm a… https://t.co/Uon86H3Y8AI hope one of those stainless steel-clad massive-battery machines doesn't ever plow into the back of my car when I'… https://t.co/Eql9mOYj18 @billplein @Tesla @elonmusk I thought I saw a bunch of people climb out of it? Five or six passengers? I was a bit… https://t.co/7cZAVqj3ll @Tesla @elonmusk I wonder how the Cybertruck handles? Straight-line acceleration is meaningful, and 2.9 seconds 0-6… https://t.co/yo8j9LO5VM @ghaff @Tesla @elonmusk I'm guessing the intended market is not so much about squeezing between trees and rocks, mo… https://t.co/AyB3COsHzy @stshank Growing up around Edwards AFB/Lockheed/Northrop- those stealth bomber angles are part of what I really lik… https://t.co/nDFdKFSmJx
Retweeted by Stephen Shankland @johnmoz Ah, yes! You're absolutely right, although it's harder to tell which is the front end and which is the back. @Tesla @elonmusk I wonder how much the stainless steel alloy, and its structural function, leads to the flat/angula… https://t.co/hZjppw6kafThe angled faces remind me of radar-avoiding stealth aircraft, not that it's an aesthetic I really have been pining… https://t.co/6sJRTQux1N @Tesla @elonmusk I find it hideously ugly, but there is definitely a market for 1. vehicles that look different and… https://t.co/H8yQOc9JjL @JoshuaOehler Boy howdy. @ghaff @Tesla @elonmusk Musk says so, but we shall see. @dobes That's what the event music sounded like. @mfsampson Order two now before you think too carefully about it @Tesla @elonmusk Oh also there's an ATV that fits in the back. https://t.co/jnKSd8fB5z @Tesla @elonmusk Price starts $40,000. Plus the usual EV arguments — no oil changes or smog checks. "You can order… https://t.co/83oYCtzZF0 @Tesla @elonmusk Cybertruck ranges 250 miles, 300 miles, 500 miles. https://t.co/H4y37ektw3 @Tesla @elonmusk Cybertruck will tow 14,000 pounds. Wins the tug-of-war with the Ford F-150. 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds… https://t.co/Ycl7smw65m @Tesla @elonmusk "It's going to have the highest clearance of any production truck." 16 inches. Adjusts dynamically so lower on highways. @ghaff @Tesla @elonmusk Maybe designed for inner-city gangsters. @dobes It makes me grimace. Though I guess people buy Hummers to try to look domineering. I will say it's... differentiated. @Tesla @elonmusk "It is literally bulletproof to a 9mm handgun." Stainless steel alloy. As with aircraft, the skin… https://t.co/iTtUPtFuk0 @Tesla @elonmusk "You want a truck that's really tough, not fake tough?" – @elonmusk. Don't see a lot of sledgehamm… https://t.co/J2AqYFA8ms @Tesla "It doesn't look like anything else." – @elonmusk Um, yeah. "We didn't cheat in either width, height, or length."Well, they were right about the surprise and the armored personnel carrier part. @Tesla #cybertruck https://t.co/ygmUeU7vaC @Tim_Stevens Well, Elon says it'll only be a little late. FWIW. https://t.co/jCofVPhUv5 @reneritchie Nice review. I'm on the Pixel 4 XL and I find the battery, initially dismal, is now OK (though not gre… https://t.co/X3102MPHj8I broke down and signed up on Tesla's website to watch the Cybertruck livestream, which starts 8 am PT = 12 minutes… https://t.co/cJ1i6fsUVx @katiecollins Oh, this is rich. A guy at a conference yesterday had a ringtone that sounded like a fire alarm. It… https://t.co/lDp56yXEpz @Krewell Methinks entry point is more likely. Still not convinced VR has mainstream staying power. Could help trigg… https://t.co/SExUtgT2ix
11/22
2019
@Myrmecos @Armin_Moczek Superb photo — one of a series. @kylealden I want to watch, but I have to get kids to bed, and that's 9:15 p.m. or so, so I'm pretty pessimistic. @alheeti_3 After three years in France, we figured out one of the reasons our guardien (apartment building super, b… https://t.co/xtF4wnMryb @dtemkin s/near/some unknown distance behind I do vividly remember a jet I was flying in getting struck by lightin… https://t.co/5yGdgXEL64I just saw someone on twitter say that if outdoor cats were a problem we’d hear about it more. Outdoor cats are a… https://t.co/NSai7MbivQ
Retweeted by Stephen Shankland @edzitron @ezpr To be fair, I didn't drink anything at the Whiskey Breakfast. Though some did. Come to think of it,… https://t.co/Iyw3bD1CNR @edzitron @ezpr I went to a Whiskey Breakfast event one year in Vegas. Not saying you have to match that, but just… https://t.co/WPv7Qm0xvxVerizon's "ultra wideband" branding for 5G got my dander up since "ultra wideband" already means something specifi… https://t.co/hHy1OJ103qSee also: https://t.co/H82d1RWN7S"VR has energized us," Valve founder Gabe Newell said. VR hasn't energized too many others, but the Half Life repu… https://t.co/ZT1pNg9EU3 @jetscott Portal is the only VR game I know I'd be interested in from Valve or anybody else. My son was just playin… https://t.co/9228lW0ivt @Tim_Stevens <photoshopped image of Tim Stevens with red Borg eye, VR gloves, and mohawk>Open Invention Network teams up with IBM, Linux Foundation, and Microsoft to protect open-source software from pate… https://t.co/VSq3HPLdClThe @tesla Cybertruck event starts with a livestream at 8 p.m. PT tonight. Our @roadshow gang will be on hand for c… https://t.co/5xg5h2jdb4Google now offers $1 million bug bounty to crack Titan security on Android. https://t.co/bNRiLgjVmjThe Motorola Razr's hinge is a feat of engineering. It's essential to the phone not having a crease in the middle o… https://t.co/Y6x4rOz0St
Retweeted by Stephen Shankland @photojoseph Is that some big polarizing filter?3GPP, IGPP, whatever. Mobile network standards and geophysics are pretty hard to tell apart. At least I didn't say IPCC.OK, but what if Apple uses its $200 billion to acquire IGPP, Nokia, Ericsson, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint? https://t.co/vOY6Laumz2 @JenMsft No touch keyboard, just hardware ones. I can’t use the international keyboard because it messes up other s… https://t.co/iKoYofW64c @JenMsft Looks handy. What’s the fastest way to get accented characters these days on Windows 10? It’s so easy on M… https://t.co/m23VemAWqjI was trying to analyze the different ball-rolling patterns to see which workflow styles seemed more useful and pro… https://t.co/KbSFAkVtNeGoogle Voice now is available in Ireland. https://t.co/FZO08Vf9nzOh, hey, @jetscott, what are you doing at the @IDTechEx conference and who's your +1? I like the new shades. https://t.co/Tn0PKHkVOU @rob_carlson @AMIGraphene @IDTechEx More slides if you're curious. https://t.co/cVEVo15Qtv @rob_carlson @AMIGraphene @IDTechEx But, but graphene! Yeah, that's not home power supply. Incidentally, another s… https://t.co/C0hrw51g2U @tesla_raj Ha! I'd say half the ones I see are white. Almost no gray, blue is rare. Still, when I see the delivery… https://t.co/yDARfZN1MI @AMIGraphene @IDTechEx And here's another from Enevate's HD-Energy battery tech: 5 minute charging to add 240 miles… https://t.co/g9kO7zrgHaHigh hopes for EV batteries: charging faster, driving farther, lasting more recharge cycles. One claim from Global… https://t.co/EVH9QjG7GI
11/21
2019
@IDTechEx Graphene trivia: 1 gram is enough to cover an area of 10 tennis courts. (Not that anybody can make a grap… https://t.co/HtccHUuIWJThere are different ways of making graphene — a carbon lattice sheet only one atom thick. Sometimes you "exfoliate"… https://t.co/WGSn0lUrbjI hoisted this giant plastic ball mostly filled with graphene, close to a meter wide. It's super fluffy though — on… https://t.co/MLy0F8FAoh @MarcelMTG @IDTechEx I’m not an expert but seems like there’s a lot of uncertainty. Analysts would rather lowball than overestimate.I finally found a worse brand name capitalization pattern than Data General's former CLARiiON: Evonik's TAeTTOOz. (… https://t.co/XGPqRqHOSi @googlechrome @opera Marked "fixed." https://t.co/EaRJLdxeQa2 terms I encountered listening to GM Senior Technical Leader Gayatri Dadheech talk about anti-smudge display techn… https://t.co/3kFJGTHbJh"Peak car" is a decade away, predicts @IDTechEx https://t.co/NonAfMou6eSigns I'm at a British-run conference (@IDTechEx): 1. power strips with hulking UK power plugs 2. registration desk… https://t.co/xgUkuKBOsL @googlechrome @opera One use of SVG favicons: https://t.co/PBM0e8jyUgScoop: Amazon will follow Google's Stadia with its own game streaming launch next year, says @iansherr. It's alread… https://t.co/QuzT9jQalL
Retweeted by Stephen ShanklandWhy password reuse is bad, example No. 489. https://t.co/4Uaht9vXBvSmashing pumpkins. (From the Halloween pumpkin drop at @Hillermuseum. Sorry, going through older photos.) https://t.co/DIOVpkRXwHLooks like SVG favicons could come to @googlechrome (thanks to @opera developer). (Favicons are the little icons th… https://t.co/KAenAw4rMPI visited the lab at Motorola's headquarters in Chicago where I saw the design and engineering process behind the M… https://t.co/LTauLvHLYf
Retweeted by Stephen ShanklandMicrosoft is standardizing on DoH. Chrome and Mozilla are actively supporting DoH. Stick a fork in the DoT/DoH deba… https://t.co/b9hRvRHiKP
Retweeted by Stephen Shankland @rfavali OK that's 15 seconds of my life I'm never getting back.Here's a sum of what went down today at NTSB's board meeting determining who and what was at fault for Uber's fatal… https://t.co/POqpqQywY3
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11/20
2019
@Waymo Oops, did I say Google above? It's Waymo, obviously. Apparently the whole "Alphabet parent company" idea has… https://t.co/grBR8n8jyhThe @Waymo cars have two big rear-facing radar sensors on the upper corners. It's not clear how many cameras, radar… https://t.co/CurN3pDq1s @Grimezsz Which sent me down this wormhole: https://t.co/UrU7feJSnk Caution: reading this piece will mean that you… https://t.co/vyl29nSGhrListened to this today while walking the dog in the dark. It was pretty good. I only had the shallowest knowledge o… https://t.co/EMMFwwrNDW @robcee I was grimacing and planning to head to an Apple store. Happy I won’t have to do that, but “I don’t feel li… https://t.co/X2ZSz6GbYENever seen this before: USB-C iPad Pro wasn't charging. I tried three chargers, all of which worked for other devic… https://t.co/gBOaLwejll @jdolcourt @JohnLegere @RogerWCheng @CNET soon to be the un-CEOVerizon’s 5G mobile network is now also available in Boston, Houston, and Sioux Falls. https://t.co/3kZI4o2N4y @karlfreund @Qualcomm AMD and Nvidia makes lots of discrete graphics chips for PCs, and that’s a fine business and… https://t.co/fljJekkpVk @Qualcomm @karlfreund OK, that was funny.
11/19
2019

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