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Tesla is testing a low-priced ‘Rent Solar’ program for homes, but read the fine print

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Tesla has struggled so far to make residential solar power a reality, and company executives are no doubt hoping that a new “Rent Solar” program will change that.

It’s a pretty straightforward deal: for as little as $50 monthly, you get all the necessary panels and other hardware, plus installation, support, and ongoing maintenance. There’s no up front cost for the installation and no long-term contract commitment.

There’s one big catch, however: if you decide to end your commitment and want…

If you’re a procrastinator, you need this to-do list app

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TL; DR: Get a lifetime subscription to the the multitasking Toodledo Plus Online Task Manager for $39.99. It’s usually priced at $299.40, you’ll be saving an impressive 86% off. 


Everyone procrastinates. Yes, even the most productive people amongst us have those days where, no matter what, they just can’t focus. Sadly, there’s no magical switch you can flip to turn on your productivity, but there are tools that can help you say “toodle-loo” to procrastination — like Toodledo Online Task…

Don’t make calls with Siri or Google or you could get scammed

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If you’ve ever used Siri or Google to call a business, you could be in danger of falling victim to a new scam. 

Phone calls made with voice assistants could open people up to scammers, who have found a clever new way to exploit our growing dependence on Siri and Google. That’s according to the Better Business Bureau, which issued a warning about the scheme.

Here’s how it goes down, according to the BBB: you need to call a business, like an airline, but you don’t know what number to call. So…

Google Assistant’s abilities dominate Siri and Alexa, research shows

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Alexa and Siri aren’t nearly as capable as Google Assistant, according to new research. 

Research firm Loup Ventures recently published its semi-annual report on smartphone-based digital assistants, and the results once again show that Google is significantly ahead of Amazon and Apple. 

To find out which assistant was best, analysts Gene Munster and Will Thompson asked each one the same 800 questions across five different categories and graded them on understanding and…

Don’t make calls with Siri or Google or you could get scammed

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If you’ve ever used Siri or Google to call a business, you could be in danger of falling victim to a new scam. 

Phone calls made with voice assistants could open people up to scammers, who have found a clever new way to exploit our growing dependence on Siri and Google. That’s according to the Better Business Bureau, which issued a warning about the scheme.

Here’s how it goes down, according to the BBB: you need to call a business, like an airline, but you don’t know what number to call. So…

Don’t make calls with Siri or Google or you could get scammed

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If you’ve ever used Siri or Google to call a business, you could be in danger of falling victim to a new scam. 

Phone calls made with voice assistants could open people up to scammers, who have found a clever new way to exploit our growing dependence on Siri and Google. That’s according to the Better Business Bureau, which issued a warning about the scheme.

Here’s how it goes down, according to the BBB: you need to call a business, like an airline, but you don’t know what number to call. So…

Google Assistant’s abilities dominate Siri and Alexa, research shows

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Alexa and Siri aren’t nearly as capable as Google Assistant, according to new research. 

Research firm Loup Ventures recently published its semi-annual report on smartphone-based digital assistants, and the results once again show that Google is significantly ahead of Amazon and Apple. 

To find out which assistant was best, analysts Gene Munster and Will Thompson asked each one the same 800 questions across five different categories and graded them on understanding and…

Don’t make calls with Siri or Google or you could get scammed

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If you’ve ever used Siri or Google to call a business, you could be in danger of falling victim to a new scam. 

Phone calls made with voice assistants could open people up to scammers, who have found a clever new way to exploit our growing dependence on Siri and Google. That’s according to the Better Business Bureau, which issued a warning about the scheme.

Here’s how it goes down, according to the BBB: you need to call a business, like an airline, but you don’t know what number to call. So…

Don’t make calls with Siri or Google or you could get scammed

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If you’ve ever used Siri or Google to call a business, you could be in danger of falling victim to a new scam. 

Phone calls made with voice assistants could open people up to scammers, who have found a clever new way to exploit our growing dependence on Siri and Google. That’s according to the Better Business Bureau, which issued a warning about the scheme.

Here’s how it goes down, according to the BBB: you need to call a business, like an airline, but you don’t know what number to call. So…

Why Tesla should reconsider its stance against heads-up displays

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After eight hours of driving through heavy traffic, re-routed directions to avoid congestion, and a close call with the highway patrol, I was more than grateful for the bright glow of information projected onto my windshield.

The 2019 Lincoln Navigator I was driving from New York City to northern Vermont had a “heads/head-up display,” or HUD, with navigation directions, driving speed, speed limits, the time, temperature, and other information superimposed onto the road ahead. The display…