Some genius created a blank song to avoid his phones horrible autoplay feature

Some genius created a blank song to avoid his phones horrible autoplay feature
Prepare for the sweet sounds of silence.Image: Shutterstock / fongbeerredhotAt long last, one of the greatest #FirstWorldProblems to plague this tech-savvy generation has been solved and it's all thanks to a song. As anyone with a fairly new vehicle knows, within seconds of plugging in your phone to charge or play music through the car's stereo, passengers are forced to listen to the first song that's listed alphabetically in the device's music library. In the grand scheme of life

Tesla’s future will be funded by $1.5 billion in debt

Tesla’s future will be funded by $1.5 billion in debt
Fueled by debt.Image: Yuya Shino/Epa/REX/ShutterstockThe next part of Tesla's future will be fueled by debt. Elon Musk's automaker is issuing $1.5 billion in debt to fund its plans. That means that instead of raising funding from investors, the company will offer $1.5 billion of debt a a form of capital. It's a new move for Tesla, which has always sold off pieces of the company to fund its operations. Tesla will use this $1.5 billion to strengthen its balance

iPhone 8 might auto-mute notifications when you’re using it

iPhone 8 might auto-mute notifications when you’re using it
The iPhone 8 might not bug you with notification sounds.Image: loris ravera/mashableThe iPhone 8 is expected to have a front-facing biometric sensor for scanning your face. Its most obvious use seems likely to be scanning your face to verify your identity to unlock the phone, but it might also help suppress one of the most grating parts of the iPhone experience. This week's bountiful HomePod firmware leak was loaded with info (including what the iPhone 8 will likely look

Nissan’s next all-electric car rumored to undercut Tesla with super-low price

Nissan’s next all-electric car rumored to undercut Tesla with super-low price
Nissan aims to make the popularization of electric vehicles a three-brand race later this year with the 2018 version of the Leaf, the automaker's affordable, all-electric car. Nissan might edge in on the market by undercutting its main competitors, Tesla and GM, by offering the Leaf for under $30,000. A spec sheet chock-full of details about the 2018 Leaf recently leaked, giving us a closer look at what we might expect when Nissan unveils the next-gen EV on September

Elon Musk’s claims about self-driving Teslas might have been overblown

Elon Musk’s claims about self-driving Teslas might have been overblown
Elon Musk talks a big game about Tesla's self-driving car plansbut some of those claims might have been a bit overblown. Tesla's newest cars are being outfitted with a new onboard computer system, according to a report from Electrek. The news was later confirmed to Mashable by the automaker's reps in an email. SEE ALSO: Why Elon Musk is a master of deception The new system adds even more computing power for self-driving functionality as Tesla aims to achieve

Tech gadgets under $20 that you’ll keep coming back to

Tech gadgets under $20 that you’ll keep coming back to
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. There are plenty of products out there that cost less than $20, but most of them never get used. A USB drive that works in outer space? Cant imagine a situation where that would come in handy unless perhaps you're Richard Branson. Are you Richard Branson? Anyway, here are 20 products under $20 that you will actually use every day. 1. The

British model says criminal gang kidnapped her and attempted to sell her on the dark web

British model says criminal gang kidnapped her and attempted to sell her on the dark web
Image: Chloe ayling/facebookA 20-year-old British model has said she suffered a horrific ordeal at the hands of a criminal gang who attempted to sell her on the deep web to the highest bidder and asked for ransom in bitcoin. SEE ALSO: How to buy Bitcoin and Ethereum The model, who identifies herself as Chloe Ayling, was allegedly kidnapped upon arriving in Milan for a photoshoot July 11 and drugged, assaulted, and locked in a suitcase, according to Italy's Polizia

The coming of a fully automated society has led some Silicon Valley execs to extreme measures

The coming of a fully automated society has led some Silicon Valley execs to extreme measures
Image: tristan quinn / bbcUntil a couple of years ago, Antonio Garcia Martinez was living the dream life: a tech-start up guy in Silicon Valley, surrounded by hip young millionaires and open plan offices. He'd sold his online ad company to Twitter for a small fortune, and was working as a senior exec at Facebook (an experience he wrote up in his best-selling book, Chaos Monkeys). But at some point in 2015, he looked into the not-too-distant future and