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Shuffle PrivateLine: putting robocalls on notice [#sponsored]

Shuffle PrivateLine: putting robocalls on notice [#sponsored]

If you thought the spam situation on the Internet and mobile devices is bad, you should get a load of what’s happening over ye ol’ telephone lines. Robocalls have been plaguing the country for months, years even, and there doesn’t seem to be any indication that the numbers are going down anytime soon. And that’s with advertised solutions already in place, some coming from carriers directly and others through third party vendors. Some of those used to very basic methods of identifying robocallers. Others even employ their own users to help build up their blacklist database, sometimes at the risk of users’ privacy. Clearly, there’s more than enough room for a better and, more importantly, smarter solution and Shuffle Ventures’ upcoming AI-powered PrivateLine might be the key to ending robocalls once and for all.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT First Drive: Porsche’s nightmare

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT First Drive: Porsche’s nightmare

In any up-and-coming professional's life, there's a moment where a pressing decision must be made: is it time to buy a Porsche 911? Virtually a uniform for flaunting success at almost any age, the 911 has become synonymous with inconspicuous conspicuous consumption, the acceptable way to flaunt status and cash without making your employees feel too terrible on the morning walk into the office.

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Desert storm: Catching air in Toyota’s TRD at the 2017 Mint 400

Desert storm: Catching air in Toyota’s TRD at the 2017 Mint 400

There's more than one way to get to Las Vegas from downtown Los Angeles. You could hop on a jet at LAX and be there before you're half-way through your in-flight movie. There's always I-15, that shimmering ribbon of sun-baked asphalt that takes you through Barstow and Baker before spitting you out across the Nevada line within spitting distance of Sin City. Then there's the road less traveled - where's there's not really any road at all - that runs you through the network of casually-maintained desert paths frequented by utility companies, park rangers, rattlesnakes, and in my case, a pack of brand-new 2017 Toyota TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro pickups.

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