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Intel tried desperately to change the subject from Spectre and Meltdown at CES
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 Intel had a bad week last week. It was so bad that the chip maker has to be thrilled to have CES, the massive consumer technology show going on this week in Las Vegas, as a way to change the subject and focus on the other work they are doing. Read More

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NYC sues oil companies for the cost of adapting to climate change
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Enlarge / New York City has extensive knowledge of the risks posed by climate-driven sea-level rise. (credit: Patrick Cashin, MTA) Today, the city of New York joined a number of California cities in suing a group of major oil companies for the costs of climate change. The suit claims that these companies—by ignoring their own […]

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Climate change will make it feel even worse than it is
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Enlarge (credit: NY State Senate) If you’re in the Continental US at the moment, you’re probably giving lots of thought to how the wind chill makes things feel notably worse than the frigid temperatures might indicate. And, if you’re not, your local weather forecaster will probably be happy to inform you of what it really […]

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How do you change the most important law in Internet history? Carefully
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(credit: robby-T) Congress has spent much of the past year grappling with a heartbreakingly difficult issue: victims who are prohibited by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act from suing the websites where they were sex-trafficked. Unfortunately, some of the debate has been sidetracked by a misunderstanding of how the statute works and a recent […]

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Sony may finally let you change your PlayStation Network name
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Many a gamer has had regrets about their choice of username — xXxDeathCrusher420xXx might not be quite so appealing in adult life as it was in your teenage years. And for PlayStation fans, that's been a big problem when your PSN name has always been…

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Bose's new Noise-Masking Sleepbuds may change your life     – CNET
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In an unusual move for Bose, the company launches an Indiegogo campaign looking for testers for its upcoming totally wireless sleep-aid earphones.

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Federal report says humans are the cause of climate change
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Today, over a dozen federal agencies released the Climate Science Special Report, which is a product of the National Climate Assessment — a congressionally mandated review that takes place every four years. In it, hundreds of scientists from dozens…

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Twitter makes another rule change; this time tackling revenge porn
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 In the latest of its (likely fruitless) attemptsto govern the seething mob that comprises its user base, Twitter rolled out a change in how it oversees the publication of what it euphemistically referred to as ‘intimate media.’ The latest rule change intends to combat yet another toxic Twitter problem; the prevalence of revenge porn throughout its network. Earlier this […]

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A 'geoengineering cocktail' is the latest last-ditch proposal to reverse climate change     – CNET
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Humans have been accidentally geoengineering for centuries. At what point should we do it on purpose?

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