The sudden death of the website | TechCrunch

When we started building websites in the mid-’90s, we had great dreams for e-commerce. We fundamentally thought all brick-and-mortar stores would disappear and everything dot-com would dominate. But e-commerce has failed us miserably. Today, less than 15 percent of commerce occurs through a website or app, and only a handful of brands (think: Amazon, eBay and Netflix) have found success with e-commerce at any real scale. There are two giant structural issues that make websites not work: HTML and Google.

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How to revive a dead rechargeable battery with a barbeque clamp – DIY Photography

Sometimes it a rechargeable AA or AAA battery dies and you can’t recharge it. However, it’s not always actually dead, and Iddo Genuth from Lensvid shows you a simple tip how to “bring it back to life.” All you need is another battery and a barbeque clamp. https://youtu.be/gnxidU_F0Vc If the charger doesn’t detect the battery, before you throw it away, try this revival trick. Take any full metal barbeque clamp. You probably already have it at home, but even if not, it costs a few bucks. Clean it thoroughly and make sure it’s dry. […]

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Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy protection in US – BBC News

The once dominant toy retailer has struggled against larger rivals such as Amazon and Walmart.

Toys ‘R’ Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada as it attempts to restructure its debts.

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China Fossil Fuel Deadline Shifts Focus to Electric Car Race – Bloomberg

China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, becoming the biggest market to do so in a move that will accelerate the push into the electric car market led by companies including BYD Co. and BAIC Motor Corp.

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Solar now costs 6¢ per kilowatt-hour, beating government goal by 3 years | Ars Technica

Cost goals met, the DOE is moving on to address grid reliability in solar.

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Dutch Company Powers Streetlights With Living Plants; Will Your Cell Phone Be Next? by Kayla Schultz — YES! Magazine

Forget potato clocks. This promising new technology derives substantial amounts of electricity from living plants.

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Everton’s under-23 squad help buy house for homeless – BBC News

Everton FC’s under-23 team have helped raise £245,000 to buy a house for young people at risk of becoming homeless.

The money will be used to buy and run a house near Goodison Park for 16 to 23-year-olds who have fallen on hard times and need a place to stay in Liverpool. Continue reading “Everton’s under-23 squad help buy house for homeless – BBC News”

Artificial Intelligence Is About To Make Us All Managers. But Are We Ready?

Contrary to popular belief, artificial intelligence isn’t going to take your job. But you will need to adapt to a new future of work, with robots in tow.

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Millions of British couples stay together just to buy a house | The Independent

1.8 million UK adults are staying in relationships simply so that they can buy a house faster, a new survey has found.

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