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How to Improve Your ACT Score

If you’ve gotten your ACT results and they’re not as high as you hoped, you may want to consider taking the test again. A higher score increases your chances of being accepted into the college of your choice and can help you earn scholarships, so it’s worth the effort and preparation involved in taking the(…)

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How to Check Your Credit Score

Your credit score determines whether you can borrow money and the interest rate if you are successful. Increasingly, landlords and employers are looking at credit reports also. To check your score, visit a website that offers credit scores for free. If you are unhappy with your score, work to improve it by paying your bills(…)

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Arrival disqualified from Oscar for Best Original Score because it’s ‘diluted’ by old music

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released a list of 145 films that will be eligible for this year’s Oscar for Best Original Score. That list doesn’t include Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic Arrival, which has an original score by Jóhann Jóhannsson. The decision to disqualify Arrival was unanimous, Variety reports, due to(…)

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Model X ‘malfunctions’ are hurting Tesla’s reliability score

Tesla was featured for the first time in Consumer Reports’ annual survey of vehicle reliability, but not in a good way. The upstart electric car company was ranked near the bottom, 25 out of 29, with the publication knocking the Model X SUV for “abundant problems, including frequent malfunctions of the falcon-wing doors, water leaks,(…)

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Google could replace some passwords with a ‘trust score’ by the end of the year

Conventional passwords might soon be a thing of the past, or at least on devices running Android. Google announced at I/O last week that it’s pushing ahead with plans to replace passwords with “trust scores” that incorporate various data points about users to determine whether or not they’re legitimate. Its Trust API is the result(…)