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Tesla Is Killing Off Its Cheapest Model S Options Less Than A Year After Introducing Them

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Sorry, fellow penny pinchers: Less than a year after reintroducing a cheaper 60 kWh battery into its Model S lineup, Tesla will kill off that option in order to “simplify the ordering process.” It sounds like Tesla’s doing that because most people just buy the more expensive version or upgrade to it later.

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zelig2
272 days ago
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They should spend more time In the Tesla forums. The MS 60 is very popular. You get faster charging to 100% due to the battery being top limited and no issues of charging to 100% every day.
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"Some of us want peace . . ." How TSCC Could Have Ended

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Unsubstantiated rumors, spoilers, and speculation ahoy! Seriously.

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zelig2
976 days ago
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I still miss this show.
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SHOOTOUT: Fastest 2015 rMBP 13in versus Fastest 2013 rMBP 15in

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We used 10 different apps to see if a new 13 inch can keep up with an old 15 inc Retina MacBook Pro.
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zelig2
1002 days ago
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Well that solves that idea of getting one of the new 13" rMBP.
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Flats and flip-flops can hurt your feet, too

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Last year, I developed a painful case of tendonitis (inflammation of the tissue between my muscles and bones) in my feet. My toes wouldn't uncurl, and I spent the better of a week soaking them in hot water to appease my angry muscles. The culprit, my doctor said, was a combination of weak ankles and my not-very-supportive winter boots.

Winter boots? Yes. It turns out that heels aren't the only problem.

The Cleveland Clinic has helpfully broken down the best types of shoes for various kinds of foot problems:

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Heels increase pressure on both feet and knees

When it comes to heels, chunky heels might be better than stilettos, but not by much, according to one Harvard study. Both significantly increase pressure on your knees (chunky heels by 22 percent, and narrow heels by 26 percent), which can cause pain and potentially strained muscles. High heels, which push your back forward, can also throw your spine and hips out of alignment, which can cause pain.

According to the Spine Health Institute, a one-inch heel increases pressure on your foot by 22 percent, a two-inch heel ups it by 57 percent, and a three-inch heel increases the burden on your foot by a massive 76 percent, which can also cause pain and injure your muscles.

Flats and flip-flops aren't much better

Flats don't give your arch enough support, which can lead to back, knee, and foot pain, and flip-flops do similar damage. Both can also lead to plantar fasciitis, a painful conditionin which the tissue on the bottom of your foot becomes inflamed from supporting your arch without the help of shoes.

When you wear flats or flip-flops, you're forcing your body to change the way you walk to support itself. One 2008 Auburn study found that people who wore flip-flops took shorter steps than people wearing other types of shoes, and the researchers speculated the change in gait put extra strain on muscles, causing back, foot, and leg pain. People also curl their toes when wearing flip-flops, and that constant flexing of the foot can cause strain, as well.

If you want to wear flats, put in an orthotic insert to give your foot more arch support, experts say, and save flip-flops just for walking on the beach.

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zelig2
1005 days ago
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It's as if humans couldn't walk before modern shoes were invented.
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CURVED/labs-Mac concept brings the original Mac up to date

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What you see in the image above is not a real Mac, which is a bit of a pity because a lot of Mac fans would buy one in a heartbeat. Instead, it's a concept worked up by German tech site Curved that takes the original friendly "toaster" Mac design and...
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zelig2
1066 days ago
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Just take my money!
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JayM
1067 days ago
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I'd buy one!
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CES 2015: TempTraq Wearable Bluetooth Thermometer

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While this new product just announced at CES 2015 is not yet approved by the FDA, it's something that a lot of parents will be clamoring for. TempTraq is a wearable soft patch Bluetooth thermometer that works with an iOS or Android app to let parents...
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zelig2
1076 days ago
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I'll be interested to see the pricing on this one. The single use nature of this product means I'm not going to spend much.
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