Tesla is setting up shop at 800 Home Depot stores

February 7, 2018

Moving on up.Image: JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES Tesla is going mainstream. No, not the electric cars.  Elon Musk is bringing his solar panels and Powerwall batteries to 800 Home Depot locations in the U.S., Bloomberg reported this week. That’s a big boost for the venture, previously known as SolarCity. The products, also available for sale on Tesla’s website, will now be exposed to more customers’ eyes. SEE ALSO: Man avoids rain…

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This cryptocurrency is blowing up. But it’s not currency

January 6, 2018

Image: Getty Images Move over ethereum and litecoin — ripple is suddenly the hot new cryptocurrency.  But ripple is different. It can’t be mined. It can’t be used to go shopping. And it’s operated by a private company. Ripple is still far smaller than bitcoin, the reigning king of cryptocurrencies, but it’s had a remarkable 2017. Ripple has increased by 29,000 percentin the past 12 months, pushing its value to…

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Dubai police will soon zoom around the sky on hoverbikes

October 19, 2017

Dubai's cops will soon take to the air.Image: AFP/Getty Images Dubai is aggressively turning itself into a “Future City,” putting self-flying taxis in the skies and a facial recognition system in its airport. The Dubai police department’s latest ride is now adding another sci-fi transportation staple: the hoverbike. The Dubai police, which already has luxury patrol cars, self-driving pursuit drones, and a robot officer, just announced it will soon have…

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AIM will officially sign-off forever in December

October 11, 2017

Image: Liz Pierson / mashable composite AOL Instant Messenger (AIM), the beloved messaging service that was the first online experience for an entire generation, will finally reach the end of its life later this year.  SEE ALSO: How dancing emoji hijacked your job — and why there’s no going back The remnants of the once popular chat service will be taken off life support (i.e. AOL parent company Oath will…

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Microsoft and Facebook’s big undersea cable is now complete

Marea cable headed towards the oceanImage: microsoft More than 17,000 feet below the ocean’s surface, there now lies the “most technologically advanced subsea cable,” providing up to 160 terabits (Tbps) of data per second — beating Google’s alternative, now poorly named, “Faster.” The cable is the handiwork of Facebook, Microsoft, and Spanish telecommunication company Telxius.  Construction on the cable, which stretches 4,000 miles from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Bilbao, Spain,…

September 28, 2017
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‘South Park’ is trolling America by messing with their home assistants IRL

Comedy Central’s satirical and politically incorrect series “South Park” is back, and this time it’s messing with people IRL.  SEE ALSO: South Park game’s difficulty will be based on your skin color in a bold-ass move Fans watching the premiere of Season 21 of the animated series got a surprise when on-screen commands to Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home set off their own devices.  We have an Alexa and a…

September 15, 2017
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PewDiePie makes yet another racial slur during videogame live stream

PewDiePie is in deep water, again.Image: WireImage PewDiePie is at the centre of a controversy, once again.  SEE ALSO: PewDiePie after Charlottesville: ‘Nazi memes are not even that funny anymore’ YouTube’s highest paid and most prominent personality, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, used a racial slur during a livestream video playing Battle Royale shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.  In the video, PewDiePie can be seen getting frustrated with another player and…

September 12, 2017
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Everything we expect to see at Apple’s big iPhone 8 reveal

Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple’s next iPhones are almost here. We’re just days away from what will be Apple’s most anticipated reveal in recent memory. On Tuesday morning, CEO Tim Cook will take the stage at the company’s Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino and show off three new iPhones.  We’ll also get our first look at the next Apple Watch, Apple TV, and hear the latest updates on iOS and…

September 12, 2017
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Smarter Every Day Got Amazing Footage of the ISS Transiting the Sun During the Eclipse

Destin of Smarter Every Day, along with his friends Trevor Mahlmann and Matt Whitman were granted access to an open field on a Native Reserve in Wyoming to observe this week’s solar eclipse. Fortunately for them, it turns out they were in an ideal spot to also witness the International Space Station transiting the sun during the Solar Eclipse. The three were able to get some pretty remarkable footage and…

August 31, 2017
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