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It looks as though the state of Colorado is welcoming electric vehicles (EVs) with open arms. The state just took the wraps off what it is likely the country’s best state-based incentive with respect to EVs: a tax credit that is worth a whopping $5,000 [PDF]. Unlike previous EV tax credits from the state, which relied on often complicated calculations based on battery size, this is a flat tax applicable to all light-duty EVs. Georgia’s EV credit also used to top out at $5,000, but it was discontinued as of July 1st 2015. What makes Colorado’s incentive even more attractive is that the $5,000 can be assigned to a dealership or finance company at the point of sale. That means that you’d effectively... Read more...
As the FCC continues to debate the issue of net neutrality and fast lanes, while continuing issues with Internet Service Providers continue to plague internet users, 7 towns in Colorado have decided to branch out on their own. All 7 towns have voted to let their local governments offer internet service. About 20 states have laws, mostly due to ISPs such as Comcast helping to get them passed, which make it difficult for a community to develop its own municipal broadband. But the rules in Colorado are unique. Colorado’s laws state that towns are able to pursue broadband if the resident’s approve the idea on an election ballot. In Boulder, which has a population of 100,000 residents,... Read more...
A woman may have her dog to thank for catching a burglar. It's not, however, because the dog himself caught the burglar, but instead because the iCam application she used on her iPhone to monitor her dog clued her into a burglary. The iCam app runs on both Android and iPhone. Claire, who did not want her last name released, downloaded the app so she could peek in on her dog while she was away. She said, "It's creepy. I've never had a house broken in to. He went through my drawers, my jewelry. He even touched my clothes and pillow." Claire used iCam and activated her computer's webcam, possibly to check in to see if her dog was destroying things in a separation anxiety-ridden event, only to see... Read more...