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Australia doesn’t care to break its coal habit in the face of climate change
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Enlarge / Coking coal. (credit: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a dire warning about climate change: unless governments of the world coordinate to implement multiple long-term changes, we risk overshooting the 2°C warming scenario that countries strived to target in the Paris Agreement. This would lead […]

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Chrome 70's Upcoming Security Change Will Break Hundreds of Sites
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When Chrome 70 arrives on October 16th, it will drop trust for a major HTTPS certificate provider, putting hundreds of popular websites at risk of breaking. “Chrome 70 is expected to be released on or around October 16, when the browser will start blocking sites that run older Symantec certificates issued before June 2016, including […]

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Uber diversity head says 'culture change doesn't happen overnight'     – CNET
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Bo Young Lee says meaningful reform usually takes a few years.

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Spotify users still can't block followers, but that could change
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Spotify isn't as much of a haven from harassment as many might like. Since the service shares your plays with followers by default, it's possible for harassers to keep up with your listening habits and exploit that to their advantage (say, by findin…

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Mitsubishi hopes you'll trade driving data for a cheaper oil change
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Companies and cities love it when you supply driving data, but how do they convince you to hand it over? In Mitsubishi's case, it's simple: shower people with gifts. The automaker has launched a mobile app that asks American commuters to share data…

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Cryptocurrency has been great for GPU makers—that might change soon
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Enlarge / Mostly bare shelves in the graphics card case at a Washington, DC, Best Buy in January. (credit: Timothy B. Lee) Nvidia announced its financial results on Thursday, and they were spectacular. For the company’s first fiscal quarter—which runs from late January through late April—the company had revenues of $3.2 billion. That’s up 10 […]

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Star Wars has a new 2nd unit director and she's a big change     – CNET
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Director Ava DuVernay uses Twitter to announce that Victoria Mahoney will be the first black woman to take the second unit director role on a Star Wars film.

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EPA to its employees: Ignore science when talking about climate change
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Enlarge / NEW YORK: Scott Pruitt, administrator of US EPA speaks at the 2017 Concordia Annual Summit at Grand Hyatt New York. (credit: Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit) On Wednesday, an internal Environmental Protection Agency memo was leaked to the Huffington Post. Under the guise of developing “consistent messages about EPA’s climate adaptation efforts,” […]

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LittleThings blames its shutdown on Facebook algorithm change
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 A recent Facebook algorithm change seems to have claimed a high-profile casualty: LittleThings, a digital publisher focused on inspirational and how-to content for women, which shut down yesterday. I wrote about the company at the beginning of 2016, when it raised debt funding from City National Bank. At the time, it seemed to be flying […]

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