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Tesla built a huge solar energy plant on the island of Kauai

Tesla chief technical officer, JB Straubel told CNBC in an interview yesterday that solar and energy storage formed a new market which accounted for lack of investor interest. Straubel also stressed that Tesla wants to provide an "integrated, collaborative approach" to energy production and supply along with utilities, rather than espousing an "either/or approach", which is a very sensible stance to take when you're presenting alongside a utility company partner and client.

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White House bowling party looks to spare party split

Respectfully, I would say that we have been focused. At the same time, political action groups like the Club for Growth say they would use the vote in scoring how conservative a member is; a vote for the bill could mean a lower ranking, and more vulnerability for a primary challenge.

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McLaren 720S Velocity is Model Line's First MSO Special Edition

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) is responsible for delivering upgraded components for the Woking-based manufacturer's cars. "The lean, sculpted beauty of the new 720S provides the ideal starting point for owners to be creative and the specification of this MSO 720S "Velocity" showcases a taste of the customization options that are possible", Ansar Ali, MSO managing director said in a statement.

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The Latest Solution For Cleaning Up Oil Spills? It's A Sponge

The material, created by Seth Darling and his colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory in IL, is a foam made of polyurethane or polyimide plastics and coated with "oil-loving" silane molecules. This involved the team first creating a thin "primer" layer of metal oxide inside the foam. The oil-loving molecules cling to the sponge on one end and then pull in oil on the other.

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The Division Receiving Two Free Expansions in 2017

Speaking with Game Rant , creative director for The Division , Julian Gerighty, revealed the developer's plan to release two free expansions for all The Division players, with the first one coming sometime this summer. "We will be delivering two separate expansion packs for the game free to everybody in the next 12 months". "Story missions are tricky, but that doesn't mean we won't have narrative content", he explains.

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Hyundai Sonata unveiled with sharp new look, sporty turbo confirmed

Hyundai has given its Sonata a thorough update for 2018. The interior has also been refreshed to look more premium with larger features, new finishes, updated steering wheels. The vehicle is already available to order in South Korea with sales in Australia and other markets expected to begin "around the middle of this year".

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Nintendo says non-gaming apps for Switch will "come in time"

Then again, Fils-Aime's approach is typical of Nintendo's overall approach, since access to those services aren't "differentiators". Most if it is just Nintendo exec marketing speak, but the key takeaway is that they're in talks, and it's not entirely on the backburner.

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Logitech's G Pro mechanical keyboard takes aim at esports crowd

The keys on the G Pro are made with Logitech's own Romer-G switches, which the company says are 25% faster than normal mechanical switches. The keyboard features a short-throw actuation point of 1.5 millimeters. You're going to want to use it perched on a desk at all times, if only because there's no wireless connectivity. When it comes gaming keyboards it's become a standard to use mechanical with several manufacturers launching new keyboards to suit several game types.

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Updated 2017 ACC Tournament Bracket after first round

That one week ranked in the Top-25 was nice, no doubt, but Jim Larranaga's team has bigger and better things to focus on. Grumpy went with the #duckfook bracket , having the Wolfpack shocking the Blue Devils tomorrow. Clemson is averaging 75.1 points per game and they are shooting 45.3 percent from the floor and 36 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 71.2 points and their opponents are shooting 45.2 percent.

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Donald Trump Met Russian Ambassador During The Campaign, Despite Repeated Denials

More than half of American voters want a special prosecutor to investigate any ties between Trump campaign staff and the Russians, a survey released Wednesday said . "The big point here is the president himself knows what his involvement was, and that's zero", she said. Missouri Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill called on Mr.

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Facebook 360 app takes your social media obsession into virtual reality

However, the video-sharing company insisted that it's not about being the first to launch support for 360 videos, but it's about doing this right for its users. Following: "Experience 360 content that your friends have posted on Facebook as well as 360 content from Pages and people you follow". All you need to do is pop open the Oculus Store on your Samsung Phone, find and download the Facebook 360 app, and you're good to go.

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Active Stocks in Review: Tesla Motors Inc., Allergan plc

Global Equities Research reiterated an overweight rating and issued a $385.00 target price on shares of Tesla in a research note on Tuesday, December 6th. Earlier the firm had a rating of Neutral on the company shares. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 359,655 shares in the company, valued at $68,629,367.10.

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Oil prices set to rise sharply, unless new projects are approved

India's oil demand growth will outpace China by then. Libya is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries that's exempt from a group-wide production ceiling, though fighting has led to output cuts of around 37,000 barrels per day, or about 5 percent of total production based on January data.

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Champions League stats fans will hate reading after Bayern Munich loss

But that can come with good results. The Chilean global is out of contract in the summer of 2018, and reportedly had a bust-up with manager Arsene Wenger last week. "This group of players, it's a nice group", said Lehmann. But they were easily picked off by Bayern on the counterattack and the closing stages turned into a humiliation.

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The Nintendo Switch Has Become a Bigger Hit Than Anyone Expected

Unsurprisingly, Nintendo's "1-2-Switch" also made it to the list at number four. Globally, the Switch hasn't been groundbreaking, but it does show promise. Fortunately for Nintendo , the Switch has more going for it than mere hype. So with that in mind, maybe is it best for fans to just go out and grab Zelda Breath of The Wild on Wii U? What's even more awesome about these numbers is the fact that the Nintendo Switch still has big titles waiting upon the horizon with the ...

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Jeff Bezos aims Blue Origin ferocity at tourism to cut space costs

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos made several announcements for his private space travel company, Blue Origin , showing off the first pictures of new rockets, picking up the company's first customer and releasing a new video . To recover its boosters, Blue Origin will use a vertical landing method because it is "so scalable", Bezos explained. The BE-4 and AR1 will employ a staged combustion cycle, a more efficient engine cycle than now available on other US liquid hydrocarbon rocket engines.

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First Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gameplay Shows Dragon Mounts

This time around, Monolith has been able to dedicate all of its resources to the new consoles, so there won't have to be any concessions made on Shadow of War . This new mechanic allows gamers to establish new stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. Shadow of War was announced earlier this month and Tolkien fans everywhere can't wait to step back into Mordor and start slaying Orcs as the deadly Ranger Talion.

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Malta's Azure Window rock formation collapses into the sea

Only last January, rough seas had exposed the fragility of the iconic site, with waves breaking off a large slab at the base of one of its cliffs. The country's opposition leader, Simon Busuttil, also took to Twitter: "This is a sad day for Malta".

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Qualcomm Teams With Microsoft to Displace Intel in Servers

In a move that will put more pressure on Intel in the data centre market just a day after AMD announced its next-gen Naples server CPU, Qualcomm announced that the two firms will this week successfully demonstrate Windows Server running on its 10nm Centriq 2400 system.

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RGV's Women's day tweet on Sunny Leone lands him in legal trouble

A case was filed on Wednesday against the filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma over his controversial tweet on actress Sunny Leone on the eve of International Women's Day. This tweet, as expected, did not go down well with the Twitterati even going to the extreme extent of suggesting that he must say this to his mother and daughters as well.

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White Supremacists Are Spreading Their Message On College Campuses, Report Says

It has tracked 104 incidents since the beginning of the school year in September across US campuses. Racist fliers and posters have been reported on campuses in at least 25 states, spanning from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.

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Geneva Motor Show: Italdesign Airbus Pop Up Concept

The company, which worked with Italdesign, unveiled the new modular transport system concept, Pop.Up, at the Geneva International Motor Show Tuesday. Airbus bills their creation as the first modular, fully electric, zero emission concept vehicle system created to relieve traffic congestion in crowded megacities, Popular Mechanics reported.

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Urban Outfitters posts 11.8% drop in Q4 net profits

The company's last traded volume of 3.5 million shares as compared to it's an average volume of 2.4 million shares. Kentucky Retirement Systems bought a new position in shares of Urban Outfitters during the second quarter worth $203,000. With an institutional ownership near 81.9%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 0.48. MKM Partners cut Urban Outfitters from a "neutral" rating to a "sell" rating and set a $35.00 target price on the stock.in a research report on Monday, February 27th.

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Twin Capital Management Inc. Sells 7400 Shares of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ)

The stock remained 1.16% volatile for the week and 1.69% for the month. Trust Co. of Vermont's holdings in Verizon Communications were worth $10,330,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Therefore, the stated figure displays a quarterly performance of 1.45% and year to date performance of -5.16%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.89 earnings per share.

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Say it Ain't Snow: Uncertain Forecast for This Weekend

There will be a 30 percent chance of snow after 8 p.m. The pattern will pave the way for opportunities for snow, according to AccuWeather. The low will dip back down to 34 degrees, making way for expected rain and snow on Friday before 10 a.m., which could make for a nasty mix - a 70 percent chance of rain is expected to fall between 10 a.m.

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Nvidia launches beefy Jetson TX2 credit-card computer

In that state, the Jetson TX2 draws less than 7.5 watts of power. Nvidia has continued the rollout of its Pascal-based chipsets, with its Jetson embedded platform officially joining the latest generation of Nvidia products. The Raspberry Pi Foundation makes some fun and well-supported single-board computers, but sometimes a small embedded system needs more graphical horsepower than the four 300 MHz stream processors in the Raspberry Pi 3 can provide.

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NCTA Pushes Senate to Axe Broadband Privacy Rules

The groups, which also include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Consumer Technology Association, say the rules harm consumers by creating confusion between the FCC approach to ISP data collection and sharing and that of the Federal Trade Commission approach to edge provider privacy oversight.

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Natural disaster study: 'Big One' could be overdue along Grapevine

The earthquakes examined by the authors of the study were most often around 7.5, a magnitude significantly less devastating than 7.9, but scientists say that's still powerful enough to cause tremendous disruptionacross Southern California.

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There Is Apparently A Secret Members-Only Version Of Tinder

Once inside the exclusive S club, you can apparently invite others into the fray to try and get some action with the elite personalities that inhabit Tinder Select . But the some of the designs of the user interface has been enhanced to fit in with the members-only feel. The signature orange accents of the app has also been replaced by the color blue.

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Sadly, The Lost Legacy will probably be the last Uncharted game

Naughty Dog's Evan Wells has addressed this question and provides fans with some clarity about the future of Uncharted and the future of Naughty Dog. When you think of a video game series that's extremely successful, the Uncharted series is one that comes to mind. The new chapter takes place six months after Uncharted 4 and focuses on Nadine Ross and Chloe Frazer, who travel to India in search of the Tusk of Ganesh.

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Nintendo sells 313700 Switch consoles in Japan over launch weekend

He further noted that Nintendo's success is "particularly notable" considering they chose March as release month, rather than the standard practice of the holiday season , around November-December. Nevertheless, the Switch is off to a fast start. It's unclear just how much the limited launch title lineup will affect Nintendo Switch sales, official data is expected to be announced by Nintendo in April.

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The highly-anticipated Nokia flagship might arrive in June

Although these unveilings were enough for their comeback, it did disappoint customers anticipating a 'flagship device' launch. The Nokia flagship, claims the report , will be available in two sizes, following the same approach as Apple, Samsung, and Google.

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Nintendo Switch: Incredible Opening Weekend Sales Outpacing Wii

Nintendo's latest console got off to a good, healthy start in the United Kingdom last week, with 80,000 consoles sold on Friday. The Nintendo Wii was sold over 600,000 times over an eight day period but it turns out that recoords are made to be broken and it's going to be broken by the Nintendo Switch .

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Hillary's portrait looms over Trump as he greets White House visitors

FILE - President Donald Trump walks with former President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington. Can't miss it. President Donald Trump's surprise appearance at a White House tour on Tuesday, March 7, was more than a little awkward. White House tours are free, but tickets are tough to get and are a highlight for tourists visiting the nation's capital. The White House even encourages visitors to use the hashtag #WhiteHouseTour on their social media accounts if they post the photos.

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WikiLeaks Adds to Samsung Headaches With Claims of Spying TVs

Wikileaks says numerous hacking tools described in Vault 7 were made unclassified to skirt rules on posting classified information to the internet-most of the CIA's malware requires the use of the internet for communication. According to the statement from WikiLeaks , government hackers can penetrate Android phones and collect "audio and message traffic before encryption is applied".


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