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Find out what's new in Debian 8 and if you should upgrade:
The controversial "systemd" comes to an OS known for stability.
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"All of the Powerwalls and power packs are connected to the Internet," Elon Musk said. "We’re able to work with utilities to shift power around."
Elon Musk extols the virtues of battery power in an evening press conference.
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There's a $4000 power converter out some such involved too. You're into this thing for 5 figures before you're using it...
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Most drawn out, disappointing casino trip ever.
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“This is a night and day difference since switching from AT&T​," he said. "Everything that AT&T did wrong, this small local company is doing right.”
For new homeowners, accurate information from Internet providers is hard to find.
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I have 25/10 fiber from a local company. Very good ping times too. And this is in a small town in Oklahoma.
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Don't look now, Xbox One​s are selling.
Sony still maintains a sizeable lead, while the Wii U is big in Japan.
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Wii U + PC is all I need for current gen right now. Although I do have a PS4. It's collecting dust... 
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Google​ search, now a bigger friend of "mobile-friendly"
Why desktop-centric sites are becoming second-class citizens.
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A mobile site is different from a responsive site. (Or at least it should be in most web designer's minds). I'm totally cool with this and would be cool with my search engine of choice (DuckDuckGo), adopting this.
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Grooveshark is officially dead.
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+Manny Brum , I know what you mean, and sometimes I can somehow get it to select a relevant picture. But it has happened in the past that I could not even do that. At times I can see the image, yet cannot use it (thus assuming Flash/Silverlight embedding) and yet other times all they have is a youtube/video clip (which does not select).
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Alternatively, according to reader @rjwolstenholme on Twitter, "How to turn $35 Raspberry Pi into a tiny workstation with your Windows applications and desktop."
It's for businesses, not hobbyists, but can be used free by three users.
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"It's for business, not hobbyists, but can be used for free by three users." Can I be one of the three users, or is it already too late?
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If excessive heat isn't your thing, Snapdragon has another offering.
It's a better-behaved chip than the beefier 810, though it drops a few features.
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In what (common) application might you actually notice the difference? Gaming?
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As if we aren't spending too much time on Twitter as is.
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Japanese cows do Internet of Things better than US cows.
Cloud data tracking helps farmers track when cows are in heat, monitor health.
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Later today, Elon Musk​ is having a get together at the Tesla Motors​ factory... to announce a home battery?

(We'll be there to find out more, stay tuned.)
Company will use excess gigafactory capacity to spin off another business.
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it would be nice to have a power supply that would keep the UPS on the computers up in case of a utility outage....  
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