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Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,249 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($346 at Amazon …

Operating Systems

Tesla clarifies federal tax credit phase-out situation, $7,500 by end of the year, completely gone by end of next year

Tesla clarifies the situation over access to the federal tax credit for its buyers in the US after hitting the threshold for the phase-out last month.<p>Last month, we reported that Tesla confirmed hitting federal tax credit threshold of 200,000 vehicles delivered in the US.<p>It results in buyers having …

Tesla

IRS Targets Loopholes for $415 Billion Business Owner Tax Break

The Internal Revenue Service provided some long-awaited answers for business owners hoping to dodge the limits on a juicy new tax break.<p>The IRS’s …

Finance

This Could Be a Game-Changer for Retirement Savers

Legislation that would dramatically increase an important contribution limit just cleared a major hurdle.<p>The House of Representatives recently passed …

Retirement

Unique Kupper Mount Bike Rack System

Cyclists searching for an easy way to transport either a mountain bike or road bike may be interested in a new solution created by Andrew Jarrard …

Bicycles

The 30 Hardest Hill Climbs in the World

If you're looking for a leg-busting, air-sucking slog (and some gorgeous views), this list is for you.<p>1 of 30<p>Mount Evans, Colorado<p><b>Distance:</b> 27.5 miles<b><br>Vertical gain:</b> ~6,500 feet<p>Located on one of Colorado’s famous “fourteeners” (mountains that kiss the sky above 14,000 feet of thin air), the Mount …

Hiking

It's Not Easy Being Green, But The Future Of Real Estate Will Require It

Intro<p>This article isn’t going to try to convince you that humans are harming the environment. There’s honestly no argument anymore so let’s not play …

Kickr's New Trainer Is So Quiet You Can Ride It in a Library

Crank up the watts and don't disturb the whole house with the new, silent Kickr<p>Price: $1,200<br>Weight: 44 lb. (claimed)<br>Drive type: Direct<br>Use: Indoor Riding<p>Indoor trainers have gotten so good lately. But despite all their tech advances and wireless connectivity, no one’s cracked one of the fundamental …

The Myths Of Stocks For The Long Run - Part III

<i>Written by Lance Roberts, Michael Lebowitz, CFA and John Coumarianos, M.S. of</i> <i>Real Investment Advice</i><p><b>Valuations & Forward Returns</b><p><b>“Part III”</b> <b>of this</b> …

According to Consumer Reports Theses Are Top 20 Most Reliable Cars of the Decade

Everyone has their idea of what makes a reliable vehicle. For some, a car that starts every morning and just needs basic repairs every year will do. …

BMW to unveil a series of new all-electric vehicles this year: iX3, iNEXT, and more

BMW has been complacent about all-electric vehicles since launching the i3 back in 2013.<p>Now it plans a second wave of all-electric vehicles and the company’s CEO confirmed today that they will be unveiled this year.<p>At the BMW’s Annual Accounts Press Conference 2018 todau, Harald Krüger, BMW’s CEO, …

Lithium metal batteries could triple EV ranges, and they’re getting closer

If you ask people for their number one concern about making the jump to an electric vehicle, driving range will pretty much always be the answer. No …

Electric Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz launches new home charging station ahead of new electric car

Mercedes-Benz is getting ready to launch new electric cars under its new EQ subbrand starting with the all-electric ‘EQC’ SUV next year.<p>Ahead of the launch, Mercedes is unveiling a new generation of its own home charging station: the Wallbox.<p>The new generation introduces a few significant updates …

Tacx Ciro mixes carbon & glass fiber in surprisingly light, cheap bottle cage

At first glance it’s just another composite cage. How interesting can it be? But Tacx’s new Ciro uses their injection molded tech to mix materials …

Goodyear unveils new tire for electric cars to reduce wear from powerful instant torque

There’s no getting around it, the instant torque of electric vehicles can be quite hard on tires – especially with the heavier and more powerful models, like Tesla’s.<p>Goodyear claims to have a solution with a new tire aimed at the electric vehicle market.<p>After testing, Goodyear says that …

Tesla motor designer explains Model 3’s transition to permanent magnet motor

Tesla made a significant change to its electric motor strategy with the introduction of the Model 3, switching from an AC induction motor to a permanent magnet motor.<p>Now, Tesla’s principal motor designer, Konstantinos Laskaris, explains the logic behind the move.<p>We recently reported on Laskaris …

How Much Does It Cost to Build a Green Home?

Building green is no longer <i>just</i> an environmentally responsible approach. It is now a cost-effective approach too. This is a critical point in the …

10 REITs That the Insiders Love

Real estate investment trusts (REITs), like bonds, are high on the list of income investments the experts think will get hit as the Federal Reserve …

Investing

Tenerife Is Possibly the World's Best Cycling Destination

Europe steals the spotlight when it comes to racing, but if you want to train or just ride where the Euro pros go, you’ll likely need to brush up on your geography (and pull up a map) to find the sweet cycling oasis of Tenerife, the current training spot of choice for the biggest names in the sport.<p>…

8 (New) Energy Efficient Materials Architects Should Know

Whether architects are trying to meet the Architecture 2030 Challenge or pursuing their own mission to save energy, they have an opportunity to …

Top residential solar panels from the 10 largest suppliers

There were approximately 98GW of solar power installed globally in 2017, versus 70GW in 2016. That represents 40% volume growth in a single year! Woo, yeah!<p>The top 10 module suppliers delivered about 57GW of those volumes – 58% of the total. Even though these groups mostly tilt toward utility-scale …

ConnectSense Debuts New HomeKit-Compatible Smart In-Wall Outlet

Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show that's set to take place next week, ConnectSense has introduced its latest HomeKit-compatible product, the Smart In-Wall Outlet.<p>ConnectSense first released a HomeKit-enabled dual-plug Smart Outlet back in 2015, and is now following it up with an in-wall …

Solar panel efficiency record set for ’60 cell monoPERC’ – JASolar at 19.97% and 326W

JA Solar has had their monocrstyalline (mono) passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) panel certified as the highest efficiency model in the market today. The solar panel’s power output was rated at 326.67W, for a panel level efficiency of 19.97%.<p>JA Solar’s current monoPERC products for sale max out at …

Higher Calling

<b>Higher Calling is a book that will resonate with all cyclists who cycle up big hills voluntarily. Those who fit that description recognise that</b> …

​ 18 for 2018: The 18 Best Helmets of 2018

The original bike helmets resembled Igloo Coolers, except they hardly kept your head cool and were often hefty. And you could forget about aerodynamics. Today, you can score a lightweight lid that not only looks great and protects your head but also makes you faster than going bare. Whether you’re …

Halogens can increase solar cell performance by 25 per cent

New research from the University of British Columbia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that using halogens—a class of …

CHART: How The Final Version Of The Republican Tax Bill Would Affect You

<b>Updated on Dec. 20 at 4 p.m. ET</b><p>Congressional Republicans handed their party and the president a major legislative victory when they passed their tax cut plan.<p>The final bill looks a lot like earlier versions from the House and Senate, with minor modifications — for example, it lowers the corporate …

Republicans

Arc'Terxy Granville Commuter Backpack Reviewed

Arc’teryx is known for making high-performance gear for extreme conditions, as well as packing features into an ultra-sleek, minimalistic designs. While most Arc'teryx products are geared toward alpine adventures, the company's ethos crosses over into its lifestyle products as well, including this …

Pro Stealth saddle review

<b>The stubby saddle has risen in popularity over recent years, and the Pro Stealth is fast becoming our favourite version</b><p><i>Saddles are a very personal</i> …

Flagship residential solar panel from LG breaks 21% efficiency, goes all black

LG is pushing out their upgraded “Neon R” and “Neon AC” solar panels to the residential solar market in the USA. The Neon R peaks at 365W and 21.1% efficiency in a 60 cell format. The Neon AC – with an integrated Enphase Microinverter – peaks at 330W and a 19.3% efficiency.<p>Both panels are available …