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IN STORES: Super Fast Tesla Hits “Ludicrous Mode”

NEW YORK (AP) — Tesla Motors says it's adding a new "Ludicrous Mode" to high-performance versions of its Model S electric car.

CEO Elon Musk said Friday that the upgrade will cost $10,000 for new buyers of the Model S, whose base price is $70,000

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Watch 4th of July Fireworks Shows Across the U.S. With EarthCam

America’s birthday is just a few days away and the folks at EarthCam will be streaming live video of some of the biggest fireworks displays from sea to shining sea!

Why? Because... ‘Merica!
Not enough of a reason? Okay, think about how fun fireworks are... then multiply that by eleventy brazillion!

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Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images
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Fourth of July Tips For Taking Great Photos of Fireworks On Your Smartphone

The folks at TIME.com recently had a professional photographer write a list of six tips for taking great pictures of fireworks just using your smartphone.

One of the tips was more in reference to editing and another included the use of a 'selfie stick' and those things should be outlawed so we're leaving it off this list:

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Pick a Great Beer — There’s an App For That Coming Soon — Dave’s Diary

No matter which beer you prefer, there’s a pretty good chance it’s flavored with Yakima Valley hops. But get this: Could there soon be an app that decides which beer is best for you based on a DNA analysis? High-tech cold brew appreciation!

ABC News reported recently on a Swiss scientist who says his goal is to create a beer genome tree that will help people better figure out what beer they'd most enjoy drinking.

The popularity of microbrews is the inspiration for the inventor, who says he came up with the idea after being given too many beer choices at Switzerland's microbreweries.

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New Study Shows Personal Technology Is a Productivity Killer — Dave’s Diary

I’m old enough to remember the original promises of the past-- how technology would make us so much more productive in the future, and professionally applied technology has. But personal technology such as cellphones, texting, Facebook, etc. is now actually killing our productivity.

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Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Thompson Square
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Heritage University to Host a Music Video Shoot — Dave’s Diary

MTV ushered in the era of music videos in 1980 and you’ve been dying to be in one ever since. Maybe here’s your chance. Heritage University will be the backdrop for a music video to be shot this Saturday, June 6, and producers are looking for aspiring models, extras and classic cars for the video shoot. So if you aren’t a model, maybe you qualify as an “extra!"

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Thierry Esch/Paris Match via Getty Images
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To Sit Too Much Is to Die — Dave’s Diary

Look around the office. What do you think is the most dangerous item in the room?  That pair of scissors? The mirror? Stapler? Paper weight? Nope. It’s your chair. It's a killer.

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Cell Phone Ban In School Dials In Higher Grades – Dave’s Diary

The cell phone is an awesome piece of technology.  The question I have is this – could the success of the cell phone contribute to the end of the cell phone?  

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Tesla Unveils New Battery System
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Tesla Unveils Batteries to Power Your Home with Solar Electricity

FOSTER CITY, Calif. (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk late Thursday unveiled a plan for the company's batteries to store solar electricity and reshape the way the power grid works while reducing pollution

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Entry Level Work – The Best And Worst Jobs Await –Dave’s Diary

 In six weeks or so millions of new graduates will flood into the workplace looking for that first job. Not all entry level gigs are equal so personal finance website WalletHub  released its 2015 Entry-Level Jobs Report, which take

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