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Airbnb adds loyalty program, site inspections as new rules restrict core business
USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO — In an era when it's facing increasing regulation and scrutiny, Airbnb on Thursday announced a new slate of offerings aimed at helping travelers find exactly what they want, with a new hotel-like incentive to come back. The company is ... ---

Tesla Begins Taking Model 3 Orders
Tesla for the first time is notifying some reservation holders new to the electric-car brand that they can begin configuring and ordering their Model 3 sedan.

SpaceX launches broadband pathfinders
The US rocket company puts up two satellites to test technologies for a broadband mega-constellation.

Tech Tip: Leaping Over the Language Barrier
If you want to browse international sites but cannot understand the text, a number of software interpreters will translate for you.

Acer's Swift 7 is the world's thinnest laptop, making yours look huge
Acer's Swift 7 is the world's thinnest laptop, making yours look hugeAcer's Swift 7 is the thinnest laptop in the world.

Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public
(Reuters) - Intel Corp did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet Inc notified the chipmaker of the problems, according to letters sent by tech companies to lawmakers on Thursday.

Tesla battery 'taking straw off camel's back' for South Australia energy demand
Expert finds pattern of battery charging up overnight to hit grid at peak timesThe big Tesla battery in South Australia is consistently working to serve the peak energy demand each day, taking the “straw off the camel’s back,” according to the Australia Institute’s latest national energy emissions audit.The report also finds emissions from the National Electricity Market [NEM] continued to drop in January, falling to their lowest levels since 2004, driven by the federal large-scale renewable energy target. Continue reading...

Chinese Firm to Open UK Chip R&D Center
Parent company of Dynex Semiconductor to employ about 200 engineers at site in Birmingham, England.

DNA Captured From 2,500-Year-Old Phoenician
Analysis of the ancient man's DNA reveal he had European ancestry.

Adidas adizero 99g football boot on sale from Wednesday
T3, Adidas adizero 99g football boot on sale from Wednesday

Tesla semi truck spotted smoking its tires in the wild - Roadshow
Elon Musk's Tesla semi truck isn't just good for hauling stuff, it can also haul some tuchus.