The polar vortex is showing people just how poorly their homes are insulated

The polar vortex is showing people just how poorly their homes are insulated

Leaky homes are energy hogs. Home energy audits can reveal how much. It’s been a struggle to stay warm in the Midwest and Eastern US this week as the polar vortex has paid us a rather unwelcome visit. There have been at least nine deaths linked to the frigid temperatures, and utilities have struggled to cope with the spike in heating demand. Some utilities even asked their customers to turn down their thermostats. Cold temperatures…

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Apple restores Facebook’s ability to run internal iOS apps

Apple restores Facebook’s ability to run internal iOS apps

Facebook said today that Apple has restored its enterprise certificate, the software permission that allows the social network to load internal mobile apps onto the devices of employees, beta testers, and research participants. The move comes roughly one day after Apple blocked Facebook from using the program after a TechCrunch investigation revealed it had re-skinned its Onavo VPN app, pulled from the App Store last summer, as the “Facebook Research” app. Facebook was paying teenagers…

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Nintendo reportedly planning to release a smaller, cheaper Switch

Nintendo reportedly planning to release a smaller, cheaper Switch

A report from Japanese business daily Nikkei claims Nintendo is developing a smaller, cheaper version of its Switch console. The rumored Switch will focus on portability, and it will cut some features to bring the price down, but it’s not yet known what those features might be. The Nikkei report, translated by Nintendo Everything, states that Nintendo has begun working with multiple suppliers and game development companies, informing them that the console could be released…

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Trump just lied about what his intelligence officials said

Trump just lied about what his intelligence officials said

He says you should read the “COMPLETE testimony.” The problem is it proves he’s wrong. On Tuesday, much of the media noticed that top US intelligence officials made public statements about the current state of the world that directly contradicted many of President Donald Trump’s most important claims about foreign policy. But despite the fact that those statements were made on live television before Congress, and were also written down and entered into the congressional…

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Trump repeatedly pushed incoherent talking points about the wall over the course of a single day

Trump repeatedly pushed incoherent talking points about the wall over the course of a single day

He wants you to believe the wall is being built — while demanding Congress give him money to build the wall. President Donald Trump wants you to believe his administration is already building a wall along the southern border, even if Congress refuses to give him any money for it. But he’s also demanding Congress give him money so he can build the wall. Trump pushed these incoherent talking points repeatedly throughout the day on Thursday….

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Kanye West settles lawsuit with fan who thought Life of Pablo would remain a Tidal exclusive

Kanye West settles lawsuit with fan who thought Life of Pablo would remain a Tidal exclusive

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with a fan who sued the artist in 2016 over false claims that The Life of Pablo would be available to stream exclusively on Tidal. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed, according to court documents, but all charges involved have been dropped. The court documents specifically state that Justin Baker-Rhett (plaintiff) and West, “hereby stipulate and agree to the dismissal of Plaintiff’s individual claims with prejudice and…

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Why Chris Christie and Jared Kushner hate each other so much

Why Chris Christie and Jared Kushner hate each other so much

In his new book, Christie accuses Kushner of exacting a revenge plot over a decade-long family feud. One of the strangest — and most consequential — feuds in Donald Trump’s orbit has long been the enmity between presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and former New Jersey governor Chris Christie. And now it’s back in the news, because Christie has aired his grievances in a new book. Christie is currently making the rounds promoting Let Me Finish,…

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