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Elon Musk refuses to sell a Tesla to ‘super rude’ customer

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Tesla buyers, be careful what you write about the company — if you’re deemed “rude,” you just might get banned from buying a Tesla car

That’s what happened to Californian venture capitalist Stewart Alsop, whose Tesla order got canceled — by company CEO Elon Musk, no less — after he wrote a blog post criticizing the company’s Model X launch event

In September 2015, Alsop wrote a blog post titled “Dear @ElonMusk: You…

How to use the robot AI that is becoming the bane of telemarketers

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Instead of just hanging up every time “Sharon, your local Google specialist” calls, one person decided to create an artificial intelligence that is as effective at wasting telemarketers’ time as telemarketers are at annoying you.

The Jolly Roger Telephone Co. was created by Roger Anderson, and it’s a robot that talks to telemarketers (or anyone you want) by starting with “hello?” and keeps the conversation going by responding during silent moments with affirmatives like “yeah,” “uh-huh,” and…

How to use the robot AI that is becoming the bane of telemarketers

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Instead of just hanging up every time “Sharon, your local Google specialist” calls, one person decided to create an artificial intelligence that is as effective at wasting telemarketers’ time as telemarketers are at annoying you.

The Jolly Roger Telephone Co. was created by Roger Anderson, and it’s a robot that talks to telemarketers (or anyone you want) by starting with “hello?” and keeps the conversation going by responding during silent moments with affirmatives like “yeah,” “uh-huh,” and…

The real ‘X-Files’: CIA shares greatest hits from UFO reports

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Do you want to believe?

Sunday’s Democratic debate will be getting the YouTube treatment

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YouTube announced that four of its creators — Connor Franta, Marques Brownlee, MinuteEarth and Franchesca Ramsey — will be featured in Sunday’s Democratic Presidential Debate.

The news comes just one month after YouTube and NBC News partnered to present the final Democratic presidential debate before February’s Iowa caucuses. Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley will be filling out the stage.

SEE ALSO: YouTube to stream the Democratic presidential…

Sunday’s Democratic debate will be getting the YouTube treatment

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YouTube announced that four of its creators — Connor Franta, Marques Brownlee, MinuteEarth and Franchesca Ramsey — will be featured in Sunday’s Democratic Presidential Debate.

The news comes just one month after YouTube and NBC News partnered to present the final Democratic presidential debate before February’s Iowa caucuses. Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley will be filling out the stage.

SEE ALSO: YouTube to stream the Democratic presidential…

Sunday’s Democratic debate will be getting the YouTube treatment

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YouTube announced that four of its creators — Connor Franta, Marques Brownlee, MinuteEarth and Franchesca Ramsey — will be featured in Sunday’s Democratic Presidential Debate.

The news comes just one month after YouTube and NBC News partnered to present the final Democratic presidential debate before February’s Iowa caucuses. Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley will be filling out the stage.

SEE ALSO: YouTube to stream the Democratic presidential…

Seniors without smartphones can now use Lyft, too

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Tech-savvy smartphone users aren’t the only ones who could use rides on demand. Senior citizens want them, too.

Lyft has launched a new third-party ride-request service called Concierge catered to seniors seeking rides to doctor’s appointments.

The pilot program, a collaboration with New York City’s National Medtrans Network, was announced by the ride sharing app in a blog post Tuesday. Health care providers can request rides for patients online by inputing just a name, pick-up location and…

You’re not ready for that Jelly app that Twitter’s co-founder is bringing back

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Jelly, the question-and-answer based social network created by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, is making a comeback.

The app, which debuted to a much hype back in 2014 — quickly fizzled with users.

After trying again with the app Super, it looks Stone wants to revisit what made the idea of Jelly compelling in the first place. In a blog post, Stone calls this “an un-pivot.”

The whole concept of Jelly was that certain questions are much better answered by people than by search engines

Stones…

This British guy is photographing the angry notes he finds stuck on parked cars

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LONDON — There’s something spectacularly blunt about a sweary, hastily scrawled note left on a parked car.

You know the ones: balanced on windscreens or tucked under a wiper, they’re the anonymous, all-caps messages left to not-so-politely inform drivers they’ve done something to piss someone else off.

Bristol-based writer Daniel Mehmet has been documenting these notes since 2012. He’s set up an Instagram account,