Elon Musk: Pre-orders for Tesla’s solar roof tiles to go up today

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Originally, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company’s new solar roof tiles would be coming in April. 

While that timeline slipped slightly, Musk tweeted Wednesday morning that the orders would open sometime on Wednesday. The company’s solar roof tiles, which blend more seamlessly into home designs that traditional photovoltaic panels, have the potential to revolutionize the market for residential solar. 

SEE ALSO: SpaceX releases first test video of the giant rocket that could launch people to Mars

In another tweet, Musk said the roof can be ordered for “almost any country.” However, deployment to customers’ homes will start this year in the U.S., and next year overseas.  Read more…

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Live Blog: Follow Mashable at Microsoft Build 2017

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Microsoft’s biggest event of the year is about to get underway. Build, the company’s annual developer conference, kicks off Wednesday morning when CEO Satya Nadella will take the stage at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle

We’re expecting to hear about what’s next for Windows, Cortana, and Microsoft’s plans for AI. Check back here for all the latest updates and analysis as the event unfolds.

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Twitter comedian Mike Huckabee burns CNN with 100% flawless joke

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Mike Huckabee, the former Governor of Arkansas and current Twitter comedian, is back with another pitch-perfect burn — this one aimed at CNN in the aftermath of President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey.

No one is safe from Huckabee’s famous spoofs, goofs, and gags. The bigwigs at CNN are surely reeling from this one.

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Before we get to the joke, let’s set the stage. President Trump fired FBI director James Comey on Tuesday, in the midst of a criminal investigation by the FBI into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. Read more…

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Robots are getting better at teaching other robots how to do things. Oh.

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Teaching a robot how to do something is usually done by either programming it to perform a specific task, or demonstrating that task for the robot to observe and imitate. The latter method, however, so far hasn’t been accurate enough for robots to be able to transfer their knowledge to other robots. 

That’s changing, however, thanks to researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and a their new teaching method, called C-LEARN. That could have far-reaching consequences by making it easier for non-programmers to teach robots how to perform certain tasks. Even better, it allows robots to teach other robots how to perform the same tasks.  Read more…

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Wow, look at this inspiring image of two students supporting each other during finals week

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During a time as stressful as finals week, college students have to support each other.

Support can come in many forms, of course. Whether it’s studying together, encouraging each other to finish that last paper or reminding each other to eat — peer to peer support is key to success. As an alternative to all that, though, you can also just literally support each others heads while you sleep in class like these two guys from East Texas Baptist University.

SEE ALSO: Please enjoy all the creative ways these students have managed to waste time

This tweet, by Roger Strand, shows two students catching up on sleep in a classroom in a next level position that can only be reached by the truly exhausted. Read more…

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Harry Styles hasn’t quite mastered the stage dive yet, but his solo music sparkles live

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Finally, we have the definitive answer to the age-old question, “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?” Because despite what feels true in your heart, Harry Styles cannot fly. 

A few short hours after premiering his first solo video for the soaring “Sign of the Times,” Styles played an intimate gig for some lucky fans at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, New York, at his iHeartRadio Album Release Party. At the end of the show, he made up his mind to do something he had always wanted try and took a stage dive. It didn’t work, though, and Styles didn’t get far before he took a couple audience members tumbling to the ground with him.  Read more…

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Not even ‘American Idol’ fans want ‘American Idol’ to come back

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You know the old adage, “If you love something, let it go?” 

Yeah, TV networks haven’t heard that one, which is why ABC just revived American Idol little more than a year after Ryan Seacrest ominously declared, “Goodnight America … for now.”

It’s safe to say that no one was missing American Idol yet — we didn’t have time to; 13 months is barely more than the traditional eight we used to get between seasons when the show was airing on a regular cycle on Fox for 15 years

Exhibit A — Twitter’s reaction to the news: 

An #AmericanIdol reboot..pic.twitter.com/t4NyjogcFZ

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Woman slams random ‘social experiments’, says what we’re all thinking

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When you’re sitting alone in a public space, the last thing you want is to become the unwitting subject of a social experiment. But, that’s what happened to one Reddit user, who’s penned an open letter calling out the man for harassing her despite her requests to be left alone. 

SEE ALSO: Woman groped on plane seeks advice on Twitter

Reddit user qiba posted her open letter on r/London, addressing it to “the Australian (?) guy doing a ‘social experiment’ in Islington by talking to random women in the park, who insulted me when I wanted to be left alone.”

“Screw you. I told you repeatedly I’d had a shit day. I told you exactly why. I politely asked THREE TIMES to be left alone and I have no responsibility to be charming or friendly to you when you’re being rude by ignoring my politely stated wishes,” wrote quiba

She wrote that her bad week and “particularly bad day” was rendered even worse by the man who made her “feel like crap” for declining to be a part of his “nice guy act” Read more…

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This ‘Peaky Blinders’ supercut of Tom Hardy swearing is a masterpiece

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There are some YouTube edits that are so spectacular they pretty much speak for themselves.

The video above is a glorious four-minute supercut of Tom Hardy swearing in the BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders, courtesy of YouTuber Furegious.

SEE ALSO: ‘Peaky Blinders’ is the best TV show you’re not watching

If you’ve never seen Peaky Blinders, it’s a nice little introduction — if you have, it’s a brilliant reminder of Alfie Solomons at his absolute finest. Read more…

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