With Stadia, Google's Gaming Dreams Head For the Cloud

With Stadia, Google's Gaming Dreams Head For the Cloud

"Within five seconds, you can be playing the game." Stadia doesn't simply present a challenge to traditional consoles and computers, but to distribution platforms themselves.

Beyond Cas9: 4 Ways to Edit DNA

Beyond Cas9: 4 Ways to Edit DNA

Seven years ago, the bug that causes strep throat, toxic shock syndrome, and flesh-­eating disease supplied researchers with their first gene-snipping nuclease, Cas9.

1 Year After Uber’s Fatal Crash, Robocars Carry On Quietly

1 Year After Uber’s Fatal Crash, Robocars Carry On Quietly

1 Year After Uber’s Fatal Crash, Robocars Carry On Quietly In the year since an Uber self-driving SUV killed pedestrian Elaine Herzberg, talk around autonomy has shifted to hushed tones, with an emphasis on safety.

For Workers in the Gig Economy, Client Interactions Can Get … Weird

For Workers in the Gig Economy, Client Interactions Can Get … Weird

And the already-ambiguous situation is further complicated by the fact that most gig workers are independent contractors who need good reviews from the client and who don’t have access to an open-door human resources department or colleagues they can complain to.

The Mosque Shooter Exploited the Power of the Internet

The Mosque Shooter Exploited the Power of the Internet

Mark Baker/AP After each new horrific mass shooting, an all-too-familiar cycle often plays out: Reporters (myself included) race to attempt to unpack an alleged shooter’s possible motivations by piecing together clues from their social media accounts and online postings before it all gets scrubbed from the internet.

Stacking Tesla’s Model Y Against Its Electric SUV Competition

Stacking Tesla’s Model Y Against Its Electric SUV Competition

Those are impressive specs, but while a new Tesla still feels like a major event, a whole host of family-toting electric SUVs are already on sale or about to come online.

Kids and Teens Strike Against Adults’ Climate Screw-Ups

Kids and Teens Strike Against Adults’ Climate Screw-Ups

“My GPA isn’t going to matter if I’m dead,” said an Oakland high-schooler named Bruke, 16, who’d crossed the bay to strike in front of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s office in San Francisco along with at least 1,000 other kids—ranging in age from toddlers with their parents to 18-year-olds.

A Ferocious Shrimp Inspires a Robot Claw That Shoots Plasma

A Ferocious Shrimp Inspires a Robot Claw That Shoots Plasma

The temperatures are so high, in fact, that they create light-emitting plasma, which you can also see when the pistol shrimp snaps its own claw.

Marvel's Shang-Chi Movie Just Got a Director

Marvel's Shang-Chi Movie Just Got a Director

Well, aside from Captain Marvel 's continued dominance, we've got an Oscar-winning documentary landing on Hulu and some good news for Marvel's first Asian-American-led movie. In fact, just yesterday word came out that the studio has hired Destin Daniel Cretton to direct Shang-Chi , Marvel’s first superhero movie with an Asian lead.

How Google Influences the Conversation in Washington

How Google Influences the Conversation in Washington

In a statement, An, the Google lobbyist, said he has no knowledge “of the author who goes by The Real DC.” Yelp vice president of public policy Luther Lowe denied any connection to the video or tweet.

The World's Recycling Is in Chaos. Here's What Has to Happen

The World's Recycling Is in Chaos. Here's What Has to Happen

Like most municipal recycling programs, those cities contract with Duong’s company to collect and sort recyclable waste at its materials recovery facility, where they are baled and sent to end-market processors.

The Departure of HBO's Boss Reveals AT&T's Plan for Empire

The Departure of HBO's Boss Reveals AT&T's Plan for Empire

AT&T's move signals that to start a new branded content enterprise, you'll need to be part of an enormous, epic bundle that is either integrated into a distribution powerhouse (think AT&T and Comcast) or so ginormous that the distribution powerhouses have to take it seriously and allow it to reach consumers undisturbed.

Firefox Send Is an Easy Way to Share Large Files Securely

Firefox Send Is an Easy Way to Share Large Files Securely

Even if I delete a file from some cloud storage somewhere, I don’t even know if it’s actually gone for good, or just gone from the user interface.” Because Firefox Send is end-to-end encrypted, not even Mozilla can see the contents of what you’re sharing.

A Teen Started a Global Climate Protest. What Are You Doing?

A Teen Started a Global Climate Protest. What Are You Doing?

Greta Thunberg cut a frail and lonely figure when she started a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish parliament building last August.

Just Rent Your Clothes

Just Rent Your Clothes

I was partly inspired to do this after reading a late-2017 New York Times column about the author's " no-shopping year ." If I was going to curb my consumerism, clothes seemed like a good place to start.

India: How to help communities break the vicious "disaster-poverty" cycle

India: How to help communities break the vicious "disaster-poverty" cycle

India: How to help communities break the vicious "disaster-poverty" cycle Disasters caused by natural hazards push the near poor to below the poverty line and contribute to more persistent and severe poverty, creating poverty traps.

Oceans Are 'Spiking a Fever' With Record Heat Waves

Oceans Are 'Spiking a Fever' With Record Heat Waves

The number of heat waves affecting the planet’s oceans has increased sharply, scientists have revealed, killing swathes of sea life like “wildfires that take out huge areas of forest.” The damage caused in these hotspots is also harmful for humanity, which relies on the oceans for oxygen, food, storm protection and the removal of climate-warming carbon dioxide the atmosphere, they say.

The Life-Threatening Consequences of Overhyping AI

The Life-Threatening Consequences of Overhyping AI

The Life-Threatening Consequences of Overhyping AI On February 11, The New York Times published a story with the headline “AI Shows Promise Assisting Physicians .” While the article focused on a scientific paper showing how an artificial intelligence system could help doctors diagnose certain conditions, it missed a key part of the AI story: Accuracy does not equal impact.

An Alphabet Moonshot Wants to Store the Security Industry's Data

An Alphabet Moonshot Wants to Store the Security Industry's Data

The tool is a cloud platform on which companies can store their network intelligence data indefinitely, allowing them to use Google's search smarts to comb through logs and gain insight into emerging digital security threats.

FAO - News Article: New UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration offers unparalleled opportunity for job creation, food security and addressing climate change

"The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration will help countries race against the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss," said José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Disasters due to natural hazards are just the tip of the iceberg in MENA cities

Disasters due to natural hazards are just the tip of the iceberg in MENA cities

Disasters due to natural hazards are just the tip of the iceberg in MENA cities Resilience is increasingly recognized as a key attribute of an effective urban system. Without efforts to boost resilience in MENA, this rapid growth is exposing cities to significant risks to natural hazards and other shock and stress factors.

As the World Warms, Clouds Could Disappear—Catastrophically

As the World Warms, Clouds Could Disappear—Catastrophically

This is one of several lines of evidence, Bretherton said, “that would favor the range of predictions that’s 3 to 5 degrees, not the 2- to 3-degree range.” Schneider’s new simulation with Kaul and Pressel improved on Bretherton’s earlier work primarily by connecting what happens in a small patch of stratocumulus cloud to a simple model of the rest of Earth’s climate.

International climate experts gather in Wellington

International climate experts gather in Wellington

“NIWA depends on the Unified Model for its forecasting and predictions of New Zealand’s weather and climate and it will be more critical for us in the future as we adapt to a changing climate.” Dr Dean says the Unified Model provides a platform for collaboration that enables development beyond what would be possible by a single organisation.

The Perfect Pair of Pants Is Just a 3D Body Scan Away

The Perfect Pair of Pants Is Just a 3D Body Scan Away

Isabella Wren , a Hong Kong-based fashion brand, sells tailor-made jackets, dresses, and trousers with a proprietary body scanning technology that lifts a woman's exact measurements from a few photos.

Polestar Tempts the Masses by Taking on the Tesla Model 3

Polestar Tempts the Masses by Taking on the Tesla Model 3

Polestar Tempts the Masses by Taking on the Tesla Model 3 The Polestar 2 is an all-electric five-door fastback aimed at buyers who want battery power but don't have $70,000 to spend on an SUV.

Nearly 50% of Transportation Pollution Deaths Linked to Diesel: Study

Nearly 50% of Transportation Pollution Deaths Linked to Diesel: Study

Some 385,000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions, a study found on Feb. 27. The authors cautioned that their estimates were "conservative" as their study did not take into account all types of harmful emissions or pollution-linked diseases.

Hackers Can Slip Invisible Malware into 'Bare Metal' Cloud Computers

Hackers Can Slip Invisible Malware into 'Bare Metal' Cloud Computers

"Once the firmware is infected, there’s really no way to know if it is still infected or to recover from it." Karsten Nohl, Security Research Labs In their experiments, Eclypsium's researchers would rent an IBM bare metal cloud server, and then make a harmless alteration to its BMC's firmware, simply changing one bit in its code.

Your Weather Tweets Are Showing Your Climate Amnesia

Your Weather Tweets Are Showing Your Climate Amnesia

People who understood that human activities were warming the planet were more likely to perceive weather events as being related to climate change.

Inside the Creation of Zero's All-New Electric Motorcycle

Inside the Creation of Zero's All-New Electric Motorcycle

“This [new] generation allows us to create a gap again.” Rather than trying to disguise the SR/F as a conventional motorcycle, Zero's design team left the 14.4-kWh battery exposed, emphasizing the bike's electric nature.

Trump's Border Wall Lawsuit Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

Trump's Border Wall Lawsuit Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

What Really Happened: A little over a week ago, just as President Trump was signing a spending bill that would keep the government open, he declared a national emergency to fund his border wall.

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