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Tesla And Consumer Reports Might Be On Better Terms Now

Tesla And Consumer Reports Might Be On Better Terms Now

Tesla, which has a long and sometimes sour history with Consumer Reports, did pretty well in this year’s CR rankings of automakers, rising eight spots to take 11th, with Porsche finishing first. The rankings are based on safety scores, a reliability survey, and road tests. Maybe this means Tesla and CR are entering a period of rapprochement.

Let’s cut to the chase. Here are the top 13,...

24 minutes ago.

How to Get Noticed at Your New Job

How to Get Noticed at Your New Job

Ever thought you were a shoo-in for a promotion at work, only to watch your boss announce the role was going to someone else? It’s got to be one of the worst feelings you can experience.

So I understood where a Lifehacker reader was coming from when they wrote to me recently for career advice.

After 15 years, this reader had hit a ceiling at their company; even though they had stellar annual...

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Corey Foster Said Goodbye, Now The Flood Is Dry

Corey Foster Said Goodbye, Now The Flood Is Dry

And as tradition dictates, we had to roast him but I don’t think we did a very good job.

Shep McAllister, a Real Person

And then he’d leave to go raise his daughters and run his businesses and tend to his bees and maintain his home and 3D print some toys and play 18 holes of disc golf and review some products and play some video games and cook meals and serve on I don’t know how many local...

25 minutes ago.

Drawing Inspiration from Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade Makes His Rap Debut on Rick Ross Banger 'Season Ticket Holder'

Drawing Inspiration from Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade Makes His Rap Debut on Rick Ross Banger 'Season Ticket Holder'

For professional athletes, retirement is all about new beginnings.

For Kobe Bryant, it meant collecting an Oscar for his animated short Dear Basketball and launching the Mamba Sports Academy in order to guide and inspire the next generation of athletes.

For Dwyane Wade, it means becoming the Chief Culture Officer for CAA Sports, dropping a candid documentary and...rapping?

Once you’re done...

39 minutes ago.

Google Is Finally Cracking Down on Android Apps That Track Your Location in the Background

Google Is Finally Cracking Down on Android Apps That Track Your Location in the Background

Google has informed developers that it’s about to enforce new restrictions on Android apps that unnecessarily track user location data in the background. It informed developers that all apps in the Google Play store will need to have express approval from the company to collect such data or risk being pulled entirely.

The news was shared in a blog post on the developers’ forum by Google’s...

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Pixar loses a little of the magic with Onward

Pixar loses a little of the magic with Onward

Just about every Pixar movie transports audiences to a shiny new world of wonder: the depths of the ocean, the deepest reaches of space, the inside of the human brain. But the key to the studio’s enduring popularity may be the way it tethers those meticulously crafted backdrops to stories of relatable emotion and experience, even when the characters are, say, hunks of sentient plastic or...

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39 minutes ago.

Nick Ciarelli‏ and Brad Evans' "Blue Up The Vote" is the year's best political parody

Nick Ciarelli‏ and Brad Evans' "Blue Up The Vote" is the year's best political parody

Comedy duo Nick Ciarelli‏ and Brad Evans, who previously lit up the political sphere with their “Bloomberg Dance,” are now targeting pandering “get-out-the-vote” campaigns with a new parody that skewers both clueless celebrities and the byzantine technologies that, as the Iowa caucus demonstrated, do little more than muddy up democracy.

The pair star as politically-conscious celebs—an EDM...

44 minutes ago.

Morgan Harper Thinks She Can Finally Unify 'the Black Vote'

Morgan Harper Thinks She Can Finally Unify 'the Black Vote'

When Jezebel sat down with Morgan Harper, a 36-year-old progressive running for Congress in Ohio, one quality was evident from the jump: Drive. She was passionate, focused, and eager to share her vision of a more equitable America, one that she is confident she will have a hand in shaping. On March 17, she’ll find out whether it’s paid off.

Harper is vying to unseat incumbent Democrat Joyce...

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Grease is the word: KFC’s chicken and doughnuts are now available nationwide

Grease is the word: KFC’s chicken and doughnuts are now available nationwide

KFC is finally bringing its eagerly anticipated chicken and doughnut monstrosity nationwide in an attempt to kill us all. I, for one, hope that my eventual demise somehow involves fried chicken and hot, fresh glazed doughnuts, which sounds a like a much better way to go than having a baby grand piano “accidentally” dropped on me. Unfortunately, this unholy pairing—which drops February 24—is...

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Should You Get Your Tax Refund on a Prepaid Debit Card?

Should You Get Your Tax Refund on a Prepaid Debit Card?

Earlier this week, we looked at whether it’s ever a good idea to get your tax refund in the form of an Amazon gift card (my verdict, for what it’s worth, is no).

But what if your tax preparer offers to put your tax refund on a prepaid debit card? Is that a smart move?

Don't Get Your Tax Refund on an Amazon Gift Card

If your tax provider offers to put your tax refund on an Amazon gift card—or...

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Texas newspaper opens a bar-café because people would rather drink than buy ads

Texas newspaper opens a bar-café because people would rather drink than buy ads

The last newspaper I worked at used to have, back in the ’90s, the biggest classified section in the country. The ads filled an entire section of the paper—the largest—and the money rolled in. Reporters made livable salaries. Editors were able to have families. There was profit sharing. Parties! Fun! Good times! The few people who were still around from the boom times would tell us stories...

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A Study Linking E-Cigs to Heart Attacks Was Just Retracted—What Does That Mean for Vaping's Health Risks?

A Study Linking E-Cigs to Heart Attacks Was Just Retracted—What Does That Mean for Vaping's Health Risks?

This week, a study that had suggested using e-cigarettes could increase the risk of heart attack was retracted, following an investigation by the journal’s editors that deemed its findings “unreliable.” But does the retraction mean vaping is safe, and should we be concerned about the validity of other vaping research?

The study was published last June in the Journal of the American Health...

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The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Doesn't Drive Like Other Mid-Engine Sports Cars

The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Doesn't Drive Like Other Mid-Engine Sports Cars
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place.

I can’t think of a car that has been more hyped, argued, and picked apart than the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. The C8 Corvette. The mid-engined one. After 60 years of waiting, I sort of expected it to emit a faint glow, perhaps shoot rainbows from its tailpipes. There will be time later for the think pieces and the philosophical...

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1 hours 24 minutes ago.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Is the First Foldable Phone Worth Caring About

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Is the First Foldable Phone Worth Caring About

With all the hazards and issues found on previous foldable phones, it’d be hard to blame anyone for writing off flexible screen tech completely. But that sentiment might be a bit premature, because with the Galaxy Z Flip, Samsung has made the first foldable phone worth caring about.

Honestly, the biggest compliment I can give the Z Flip is that it feels a lot like a traditional smartphone, but...

1 hours 24 minutes ago.

Michael Bloomberg's Growing Sphere of Influencers and Celebs

Michael Bloomberg's Growing Sphere of Influencers and Celebs

Rich people love a party, especially one where they can donate non-taxable money to a friend’s charity, usually covering the price of drinks and the chance to hear some one-hit wonders play their first paid gig in 10 years. For many in this world of galas and step-and-repeats, charity work also translates to a different sort of power—social capital, and the ability to shape and influence...

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Make the Perfect Instant Pot Pork Ragu With Burnt Onions

Make the Perfect Instant Pot Pork Ragu With Burnt Onions

I primarily use my Instant Pot for cooking large cuts of meat until they are so tender they fall apart with a glance. The appliance produces a wonderful pork roast but, if you cook that roast in a can of tomatoes, you get a transcendent ragu.

The juices from the meat mix with the plum tomatoes (and a bit of wine and garlic), creating hearty, scoopable sauce that was made for thick, sturdy...

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1 hours 34 minutes ago. 1 comments

Moscow Using Facial Recognition to Enforce Coronavirus Quarantine of 2,500 Travelers from China

Moscow Using Facial Recognition to Enforce Coronavirus Quarantine of 2,500 Travelers from China

Moscow is using facial recognition technology to enforce a quarantine on thousands of people who arrived in Russia from China, over fears of the new coronavirus that has killed over 2,000 people worldwide, according to a new report from the Moscow Times. The news comes as the virus, which causes an illness dubbed Covid-19, continues to spread more rapidly outside of China, and as Russia comes...

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1 hours 39 minutes ago. 5 comments

Wait, did Dean Koontz predict the coronavirus in 1981?

Wait, did Dean Koontz predict the coronavirus in 1981?

COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus, while certainly a spooky major headline story in early 2020, still seems like it’s not something the average American needs to worry over at the moment. That’s not to say it isn’t a nastily infectious virus, but it still only has around a 2% fatality rate, so the odds certainly remain in your favor, unless you recently hopped aboard a cruise ship....

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1 hours 41 minutes ago. 4 comments

The F1 Miami Grand Prix Is Getting Sued But It Might Actually Happen

The F1 Miami Grand Prix Is Getting Sued But It Might Actually Happen

The ongoing saga of the Formula One Grand Prix in Miami has been truly mindblowing. With an initial design that looked truly horrible followed by a delay and a relocation , it would be easy to assume the event just isn’t happening . But... it might actually happen. Even if it might get sued first.

To understand what’s next in this very complicated story, we have to step back and look at...

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1 hours 44 minutes ago. 2 comments

Mattel Turned This Graphic Designer's Minimalist UNO Deck Into a Game You Can Actually Buy

Mattel Turned This Graphic Designer's Minimalist UNO Deck Into a Game You Can Actually Buy

Occasionally, sharing a piece of work you’re proud of on the internet can lead to good things (not just other people stealing your creation) as Brazilian graphic designer Warleson Oliveira discovered when Mattel reached out to turn his gorgeous, minimalist UNO deck design into an actual product.

Oliveira originally shared his UNO redesign, which he calls Versão Minimalista (Version...

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