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Tesla Will Be First Automaker To Lose the Federal Tax Credit For Electric Cars

Tesla has confirmed to Jalopnik that its 200,000th vehicle has been delivered this month, meaning the full $7,500 federal tax credit for electric cars will slowly be phased out. Tesla is the first automaker to reach this mark. “GM is

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How Minecraft Is Helping Kids Fall In Love With Books

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1881 classic Treasure Island tells of Jim Hawkins’s adventures on board the Hispaniola, as he and his crew — along with double-crossing pirate Long John Silver — set

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The New MacBook Pro Features ‘Fastest SSD Ever’ In a Laptop

Last week, Apple refreshed the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models, bringing newer Intel processors and quieter keyboards. The new 13-inch MacBook Pro also just so happens to feature the fastest SSD ever in a laptop, according to benchmarks from

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Coinbase Says It’s Exploring Adding 5 New Coins To Its Platform

Coinbase, the largest U.S.-based digital currency exchange, announced that it is “exploring the addition” of five new cryptocurrencies to its platform. The five cryptocurrencies being considered are Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Zcash (ZEC), and 0x

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EFF To Japan: Reject Website Blocking

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation: The latest country to consider a website blocking proposal is Japan, and EFF has responded to the call for comment by sharing all the reasons that cutting off websites

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Game Company Receives Complaints About Bad Example Set By ‘%FEMALENAME’

ArenaNet narrative designer Jessica Price was fired last week after she accused a Twitter user of “mansplaining”, and adding later “Don’t expect me to pretend to like you here.” (Her employer characterized this as “attacks on the community.”) So what

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‘A Lot of Hoped-for Automation Was Counterproductive’, Remembers Elon Musk

Thursday Elon Musk gave a surprisingly candid interview about Tesla’s massive push to increase production of Model 3 sedans to 5,000 a week. An anonymous reader quotes Musk’s remarks to Bloomberg: I spent almost the entire time in the factory

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Chrome is Using 10-13% More RAM to Fight Spectre

An anonymous reader quotes PCWorld: The critical Meltdown and Spectre bugs baked deep into modern computer processors will have ramifications on the entire industry for years to come, and Chrome just became collateral damage. Google 67 enabled “Site Isolation” Spectre

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Interviews: Christine Peterson Answers Your Questions

You asked questions, we’ve got the answers! Christine Peterson is a long-time futurist who co-founded the nanotech advocacy group the Foresight Institute in 1986. One of her favorite tasks has been contacting the winners of the institute’s annual Feynman Prize

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Wells Fargo’s Scandals Finally Hurt Its Bottom Line

An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Wells Fargo said operating losses surged 77% last quarter because of various problems in its auto lending, wealth management, mortgage and currency businesses. Overall expenses rose by 3%. Meanwhile, Wells Fargo said profit declined by

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