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London (AP) — Elon Musk said Friday that Twitter plans to relaunch its premium service that will offer different colored check marks to accounts next week, in a fresh move to revamp the service after a previous attempt backfired. It's the latest change to the social media platform that the billionaire Tesla CEO bought last month for $44 billion, coming a day after Musk said he would grant “amnesty” for suspended accounts and causing yet more uncertainty for users. ...
See the slides Elon Musk used for his company talk on Twitter 2.0, including graphs saying signups and active minutes are at an all-time high
The slides listed features Musk has planned for Twitter 2.0, including long-form tweets, encrypted DMs, and "advertising as entertainment."
Allentown, Pa. — Smart thermostats can help save energy and money by adjusting the temperature when you are at sleep, away from home, and so-on. According to PPL Electric Utilities, the use of a smart thermostat can save between 10 and 15 percent on heating and cooling costs. If you're looking to upgrade your home's thermostat or have a friend who could use one, now is the time to buy one. PPL is offering discounts up to $120 on energy-efficient smart thermostats in its online store. The sale will run through December 1. Smart thermostats connect to Wi-Fi and can be controlled from a smartphone, tablet, or computer. A schedule may be set to automatically adjust heating and cooling temperature settings at certain times. Some will even "learn" your temperature preferences based on commonly-used settings and suggest an automatic schedule.
Black Friday sales are everywhere. Judging by retailers’ advertisements stuffed with language like “must-have deals” and “can’t-miss epic finds,” you’d be led to believe that every deal is too good to pass up. But what actually makes a Black Friday deal worth pursuing? An item’s reduced price, availability and affordability are key elements. Here’s what to consider before you buy. ...