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Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., departs court in San Francisco, California, US, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023. Marlena Sloss | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla shares are up over 10% in premarket trading on Thursday, after beating ...

Facebook will ban Donald Trump again 'if necessary', says Nick Clegg

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Truck sized asteroid 2023 BU will pass by Earth Friday morning, according to NASA

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Inside incredible floating city that could be straight off film Elysium with orb-like houses for 50,000 people

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People are just realising Siri has 5 mind-blowing hacks you’ll want to use constantly

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Check your iPhone right now – new setting can save you from snooping nightmare

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How to check if you’re about to lose access to BBC One – it’s very easy

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