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    Tesla Pilots ‘Virtual Power Plant’ Using Powerwall Owners’ Spare Energy

    Tesla has introduced a beta program called Virtual Power Plant (VPP) to encourage owners of its Powerwall home batteries to contribute some of their excess energy to California’s power grid.…

    Apple’s Portable MagSafe Battery Charger for the iPhone 12 Lands for $99

    (Credit: Apple) Apple has begun selling its first portable MagSafe battery chargers over the company’s website.  The product, simply dubbed the “MagSafe Battery Pack,” retails for $99. And it can…

    Tesla’s New Model S Plaid Reportedly Burst Into Flames

    Tesla started to deliver the Model S Plaid on June 10. The company’s new high-end vehicle was touted for its speedy acceleration, performance-to-motor-weight ratio, and powerful touchscreen console. Now it…

    Facebook Patents An ‘Artificial Reality’ Baseball Cap

    (Credit: United States Patent and Trademark Office) Facebook has been granted a patent for an “artificial reality hat” — and it looks as ridiculous as it sounds. On Tuesday, the…

    Amazon’s Echo Lineup: What’s the Difference?

    Anyone who’s embraced Alexa likely has an Echo product to thank. Since 2014, Amazon’s smart speakers and displays have been listening for their wake words, ready to set timers and…

    The Best Smart Water Leak Detectors for 2021

    Best For Best for Cellular Connectivity Peril Protect The Peril Protect is a smart leak detection system that uses cellular technology and a call center to alert you of water…

    How to Carry Your Vaccination Card on Your Phone

    (Image:Shutterstock) After an initial rollout that left people anxiously refreshing Twitter feeds and state health websites for appointment slots, COVID-19 vaccinations are going into arms across the country, and there…

    AMD’s Ryzen 5800X Chip Now Available for as Low as $399

    (Credit: Micro Center) The chip shortage is bad. But in some good news, retailers have AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X CPU in stock—and they’re discounting it by $30 to $50.  The…

    The Best Free PC and Console Games to Claim in May 2021

    Horizon Zero Dawn (Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment) Everyone loves free games. Steam has a hefty collection of them, but some places offer titles for only a limited amount of time.…

    What to Do If Your Headphones or Speakers Sound Terrible

    (Image: Shutterstock) There’s no feeling like turning on your new high-end speakers or noise-cancelling headphones, only to hear static-filled music. But before you start blaming your audio peripherals, it might…