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With all the news coming out of Microsoft’s Build developer conference and Tesla unveiling its Model 3, you may have missed some of this week’s best new apps

Each weekend, we round up a few of our favorite new and updated apps. This week’s list includes an app to help you outsmart Uber’s surge pricing, an app for sending voice messages and a game you can play in an unexpected place on your iPhone.

Check out the gallery below to see our top picks. If you’re looking for more, take a look at our last roundup of can’t-miss apps.

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Diddy, Snoop, Ray J promote hoverboard successor: a folding, electric scooter

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It’s happening again: A group of high profile celebrities are flocking to a new electronic transportation gadget, but this is no hoverboard

Sean “Diddy” Combs, Ray J, Chris Brown, actor Terrance J and Snoop Dogg are all promoting a new device called the Scoot-E-Bike, a fold-up, two-wheeled electric vehicle that actually looks pretty slick

Some of the features promised by Raytroniks, the company selling the $1,599 Scoot-E-Bike, are a wireless key lock and the ability to charge your smartphone via USB port. According to the Raytroniks website, the device weighs 264 pounds, travels 15.5 miles per hour, needs three to five hours to charge and can travel 30 miles when fully charged Read more…

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Tesla Model 3 vs. Chevrolet Bolt: Battle of the long-range EVs

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It’s the battle Chevrolet has been waiting for: Model 3 versus Bolt EV.

No more than a few minutes after Tesla CEO Elon Musk pulled the proverbial covers off the mass-market Model 3 on Thursday night did my electric-vehicle enthusiast father email me with an idea. 

“You should compare Model 3 to the Bolt EV,” he wrote.

Honestly, though I ignore most of my father’s generally bad but always well-intentioned ideas, this one was a goodie.

That’s because these cars represent the new-school versus the old-school way of tackling a challenge: building an affordable, reliable, long-range EV that people will not only want to buy but love owning. Read more…

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A timeline of Apple’s fight with the feds

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Last Updated: Sat., April 2, 2016, 9:00 a.m. ET

For just over five weeks, Apple and the FBI were embroiled in a legal and public relations battle for the ages.

At the center of the dispute was an iPhone 5C. This iPhone belonged to the employer of Syed Farook, one of the gunman in December’s San Bernardino attacks. Over the course of the investigation, authorities came across the phone and wanted to investigate it for communications or information that could be related to the crime.

There was just one problem, the phone was locked. And because it was running iOS 9 — Apple’s latest operating system — there wasn’t a technical way to access the phone. Read more…

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Look stylish and stay fresh with this sleek commuter backpack

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Mashable Fashion Reporter David Yi straps on a SLICKS backpack for a test run around the city. It comes with compartments that neatly fit your suit, so you can transform your look from the street to your office seat in no time. It’s awesome, but it is a bit complicated to master at first. Read more…

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13 apps that support and empower the autistic community

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Whether it’s a notes app to remember your grocery list or a game to feel less frustrated during delays in your commute, you probably use apps on a regular basis. 

But you probably don’t think of it as anything special — just normal tech. Yet that ability to fill a need with a simple download on an already accessible device has held particular, and sometimes life-changing, importance to the autistic community.

People on the autism spectrum have begun to use apps as tools to turn their phones and tablets into assistive tech, catered to their needs. Simple, common devices we all have in our homes and pockets can suddenly become pieces of technology that enable communication, enhance social skills and radically improve learning, both in and out of the classroom, for autistic people. Read more…

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