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Tesla strikes another mammoth energy storage deal in California

Enlarge / A collection of Powerpacks deliver 20MW/80MWh next to the Mira Loma substation in Southern California. (credit: Megan Geuss) Late last week, California utility Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) asked the state to approve four lithium-ion battery storage projects. Three of which would...

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The 6 Best Free Tools to Fix Any Problem in Windows 10

Windows 10 is Microsoft’s final operating system. That is to say, the Windows 10 operating system is a continually evolving platform, as opposed to older Windows versions. Since its launch in July 2015, Windows 10 has gone from strength to strength and now, in June 2018, accounts for some 34 p...

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How to Change Gmail Themes, Background, Fonts, and More

While millions of people have enjoyed Gmail since its launch in 2004, its appearance isn’t the most beautiful. Features like inbox tabs, filters, and search look a lot better when they’re not showing on a boring white background. Thankfully, you can customize Gmail’s look with them...

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7 Facebook Search Tips to Find What You’re Looking For

Facebook is about so much more than a news feed full of rubbish memes. And we’re not talking about the dumb features you’re unlikely to use. The social network is arguably the biggest repository of personal information in existence. But—in typical Facebook fashion—it’s...

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Don’t Text and Drive! 4 Ways Google Assistant Can Keep You Safe in Cars

According to the US Department of Transportation, roughly 10 percent of all fatal vehicle crashes are caused by distracted driving—and 14 percent of those are directly caused by cell phone use. With this kind of risk, a solution like Google Assistant could significantly reduce your risk of cau...

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iPhone USB Drives for External Storage: Think Twice Before Buying

Did you know you can buy USB drives with Lightning connectors, designed specifically for the iPhone and iPad? Strange though it may sound, these devices are nothing new and have been on the market for a few years. But you’d be forgiven for not realizing, since they’re niche and come with...

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Almost a million Facebook users had their block list unblocked by a bug

Facebook has revealed via a blog post that a bug, active between May 29 and June 5, had messed with over 800,000 users’ block list over that one-week period, accidentally unblocking people the affected users had previously blocked.While the social media giant claims that no friendships that we...

Internet

StumbleUpon has stumbled its last

StumbleUpon, a content discovery engine from the early days of the internet that attracted 40 million users over its 16-year run, shut down Sunday. But, its successor will launch before long.Before sites like Facebook, Tumblr and Reddit made it easy for people to curate their own bubbles of personal...

Android

Facebook is Shutting Down Hello, tbh, and Moves Apps

Facebook announced this week that it is shutting down three apps: Hello, tbh, and Moves. If you’re somewhat unfamiliar with these apps, I don’t blame you at all, simply because Facebook’s cause for closing them down is lack of usage. For closing dates, Facebook says Hello will be s...

Android

T-Mobile LG G6 Receives Oreo Update

T-Mobile’s LG G6 is being updated to Oreo, labeled as version H87220a. If you don’t know what Oreo is all about, we recommend reading one of our many write ups. If you don’t have that kinda time, you can expect picture-in-picture, notification channels, native autofill, new em...


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