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Tesla Solar Roof: 8 Things You Don't Realize Until You Own One

You will become internet-famous.<p>In April, Amanda Tobler took a risk. She switched on her newly-installed Tesla Solar Roof on her house San Jose, …

Tesla

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle with the company

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the world's biggest coffee-shop chain Wednesday for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education.<p>Separately, they reached a deal with the city for a symbolic $1 …

Trespassing

Janelle Monáe Frees Herself

She rose to fame as an endlessly inventive pop android. Now, she's finally revealing the real person inside<p>Janelle Monáe is crying in her spacesuit. …

Music

In a feel-good Korea summit, Kim lays the groundwork for meeting with Trump

GOYANG, South Korea — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has laid the foundations for a meeting with President Trump as soon as next month, signaling a willingness to discuss denuclearization and trying to dispel the idea that he’s an unreliable “Little Rocket Man.”<p>In an astonishing turn of events, a …

North Korea

Study: Global warming is weakening key ocean circulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is likely slowing the main Atlantic Ocean circulation, which has plunged to its weakest level on record, according to a new study.<p>The slowdown in the circulation — a crucial part of Earth's climate — had been predicted by computer models, but researchers said they …

Global Warming

“The Clock Is Ticking”: Inside the Worst U.S. Maritime Disaster in Decades

A recording salvaged from three miles deep tells the story of the doomed “El Faro,” a cargo ship engulfed by a hurricane.<p>I. “The Clock Is Ticking”<p>In the darkness before dawn on Thursday, October 1, 2015, an American merchant captain named Michael Davidson sailed a 790-foot U.S.-flagged cargo ship,</i> …

Sailing

“It feels like the future of comedy and entertainment”: The magic of “2 Dope Queens”

Salon talks to Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, the 2 Dope Queens, about their inclusive HBO comedy specials<p>Every moment with Jessica Willliams and Phoebe Robinson, better known as the 2 Dope Queens, feels like hanging out with your closest friends. The mark of any successful performer is …

Grammys Preview: In With the New, Finally? - The Atlantic

When the sound of popular music shifts, it takes a while for the supposed scorekeepers of popular music to notice. In 1991, Nielsen and <i>Billboard</i> switched to new, more statistically rigorous methods to measure sales and spins (rather than trusting radio stations and record stores to self-report) and …

Music

Facebook Says Social Media Isn’t Always Healthy for Democracy

Facebook Inc. acknowledged today that social media can have a negative impact on democracies, and that the company has more work to do in order to …

If you liked ‘Making a Murderer,’ you’ll love Netflix’s new docuseries on corruption in food

You don’t have to be obsessed with Michelin-starred restaurants to enjoy Netflix’s new docuseries about food. <i>Rotten</i>, which is available to stream on …

TV

Watch a Tesla Model X all-electric SUV pull a semi truck out of the snow

Tough driving conditions are spreading in North America with this massive wave of cold, which keeps going south, where people are not always well prepared to face snowy roads.<p>Even experienced semi truck drivers are not immune to it, but lucky for one truck driver stuck in the snow, a Tesla Model X …

With 3D Printing, Medical Devices Are Cool Again

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dr. Michael Patton is co-founder and CEO of Texas-based Medical Innovation Labs.</i><p>The recent and successful human implantation of a 3D-printed vertebra at Peking University in China captured the public’s imagination. I read the news (and its quick spread) as evidence that medical …

The SNES Classic outsold the PS4 and Xbox One again in October

Nostalgia is a hell of a drug<p>Nintendo followed up its stellar September by taking the top two spots on the U.S. hardware sales charts yet again in October, the company announced today.<p>The Nintendo Switch was the top-selling gaming console in the U.S. during the month of October, followed by the …

2017 Was A Magical Year for Nintendo

2017 Was A Magical Year for Nintendo<p>/ January 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM / Gaming, Gaming Opinions<p>Two years ago, I would have said that Nintendo was in a …

Here's how Trump launches a nuclear weapon

Despite Trump's tweets this week indicating he has a so-called "Nuclear Button" that's "much bigger & more powerful" than Kim Jong-un's are nothing …

North Korea

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

Thanks for Nothing, White Voters

White women voted for Roy Moore, as they did for Trump. Same with white men. Why is this still surprising?<p>In 2016, white women voted for Trump. In …

Disney Makes $52.4 Billion Deal for 21st Century Fox in Big Bet on Streaming

LOS ANGELES — In a move that will reverberate from Hollywood and Silicon Valley to TVs and smartphones around the world, the Walt Disney Company said Thursday that it had reached a deal to buy most of 21st Century Fox, the empire controlled by Rupert Murdoch, in an all-stock transaction valued at …

Walt Disney Company

Republican Tax Bill in Final Sprint Across Finish Line

WASHINGTON — The day after suffering a political blow in the Alabama special Senate election, congressional Republicans sped forward with the most sweeping tax rewrite in decades, announcing an agreement on a final bill that would cut taxes for businesses and individuals and signal the party’s …

Income Tax

Samsung video leak shows the Galaxy S8 in all of its glory

Samsung might finally have a release date for the much-anticipated Galaxy S8, but the leaks keep rolling in.<p>Dedicated leak portal Slashleaks has obtained footage that gives us a close look at Samsung’s upcoming flagship handset. The video comes from a Weibo user and appears to show both the …

This Cosmologist May Have Found Evidence of a Parallel Universe

Scientists have examined a great cosmic glow in the sky, and at least one cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology thinks he has found …

Universe

She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away

Her name is ‘Sparkle.’ She operates a drone. She is sick of whiny boys. And she is perfectly OK with dealing out death.<p>Anne crawled out of bed in her …

Al-Qaeda

CMOS Inventor Working on Gigapixel Sensor That Can Detect Single Photons

Hold onto your seats: there may soon be game-changing breakthroughs in image sensors that could take low-light photography to whole new levels. The …

10 Famous Street Photography Quotes You Must Know

If you want to get a deeper insight into street photography and take better photos, I feel it is very important to study the work of the street …

How I Shot a Plane Flying Through the Supermoon

So an image of mine (@lightbrekkie) appears to be doing the rounds lately on Instagram and you may have seen it.<p>One of those normal days started with …

Does smoking pot change the way the brain develops?

The effects of marijuana on the brain may be more complicated than experts previously thought, and may depend on factors related to the person using …

Couples Who Do This Together Are Happier

Study after study has shown that laughing is good for the soul. But now we know something else: sharing giggles with a romantic partner keeps the …

42 Megapixels of Garbage: An Unconventional Review of the Sony a7R II

The 42MP Sony a7R II has got to be one of the most anticipated camera systems in the history of cameras, and for good reason.<p>Over the years, I’ve had …