From: BGR - Laptop and tablet ban may soon include international flights from the U.S.

Amid concerns that terrorists are actively looking to hide explosive devices inside of tablets and laptops on international flights, the U.S. earlier this year issued a travel ban restricting passengers on select inbound U.S. flights from traveling with electronic devices bigger than a smartphone. The travel ban, which went live this past March, impacts travelers from a number of countries, including Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates.

Now comes word via Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly that the aforementioned laptop and tablet ban might soon become more expansive. In remarks made to CNN this past Friday, Kelly confirmed that there have been discussions about extending the ban to include overseas flights departing from the United States.

When asked whether it is true that he has hinted the laptop ban could expand to US soil, Kelly said that those characterizations of his thinking are accurate.

“No, they didn’t misread me,” he answered. “I would tell you that the threats against passenger aviation worldwide are constant. The good news is that we have great intelligence collection overseas — US intelligence collection. We also have great sharing with partners overseas. So, we are doing everything we can to get after these threats — but they are real.”

As it stands now, there’s no indication as to when a more expansive travel ban might be implemented, if at all. Kelly has remained rather coy on the matter, and for the time being, he seems intent on simply relaying the idea that such a ban may become a reality later on down the line.

“We will make a decision when the time is right,” Kelly said.

From: Gizmodo - Study Identifies the Likely Genetic Mutation Responsible for Smooshed-Faced Dogs

Scientists have long understood that dogs with flat faces like pugs and bulldogs are the result of out-of-control selective breeding. But they’ve yet to discover the exact genetic mutation that’s responsible for the physical traits of these dogs. A new study has gone a long way towards finding the answer and could…

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From: Digital Trends - Localization, please? Capcom reveals ‘Monster Hunter XX’ for Switch

Monster Hunter XX, an updated version of Monster Hunter Generations, is coming to Nintendo Switch in Japan on August 25. The game will feature cross-play and cross-save between Switch and 3DS versions.

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From: BGR - New batch of Model 3 pictures surface online

As Tesla ramps up road-testing on its upcoming Model 3, sightings of Tesla’s mass market EV are becoming increasingly commonplace. Now typically, seeing an unreleased car out on the open road is hardly a big deal. Tesla, though, is far from your ordinary car company. Immediately after Tesla first unveiled the Model 3, you might remember that reservations quickly went through the roof, even surprising Tesla executives like Elon Musk in the process. While the current tally of Model 3 reservations remains unknown, it’s believed that it currently falls somewhere in the 400,000 range.

Interestingly enough, Musk during a recent earnings conference call said that the Model 3 reservation count continues to grow each and every week, a feat made all the more impressive given that advertising for the car has been non-existent.

“We antisell the Model 3,” Musk said a few weeks ago. “But our net reservations continue to climb week after week. No advertising, antiselling, nothing to test drive, still grows every week.”

All that said, the excitement and intrigue surrounding the Model 3 is extremely rare for the auto industry, which is why there tends to be so much interest surrounding every new Model 3 sighting that makes its way online.

Not to worry, if you’ve been angling for your Model 3 fix, we’ve got you covered with a slew of new Model 3 pictures — and even a video — for your viewing enjoyment.

First up, we have a video of a red Model 3, which some believe may be a Signature Red model.

Following that, a thread on the Tesla subreddit directs us to a handful of new Model 3 photos, both in white and red. The photos below were originally snapped by Steve Wang from an unofficial Model 3 fan page on Facebook.

And last but not least, Electrek over the weekend published a photo of a white and black Model 3.

Some additional Model 3 photos that you may have missed over the past few weeks can also be seen below.