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Paris Climate Agreement Could Bring a Huge Economic Boom

In the lead up to talks between the G20 nations that will take place over the next few months, Germany has commissioned an independent study to analyze the potential impacts of the Paris Agreement to combat climate change. The report found that the i.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoMar 20th, 2017

Ask Slashdot: Could We Build A Global Wireless Mesh Network?

An anonymous reader wants to start a grassroots effort to build a self-organizing global radio mesh network where every device can communicate with every other device -- and without any central authority. There is nothing in the rules of mathematics.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 55 min. ago

Goby launches its All-Black Brush Kit to bring style to your bathroom sink

Promising "extraordinary beauty and elegant design to oral care," the new All-Black Brush from Goby will make your bathroom seem a bit more...elegant, even if it's where you do the basest of things. The post Goby launches its All-Black Brush Kit to b.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 55 min. ago

How to Talk Across the Aisle When You"re Marching For Science (Or Climate Change)

The March for Science brought historic numbers of scientists to the streets to stand up for evidence-based reasoning, but whether it actually helped heal the partisan divide on issues like climate change is far less certain. A cursory look at the pos.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News13 hr. 31 min. ago

Startups Struggle For Survival As Investors Turn "Picky"

An anonymous reader quotes The Wall Street Journal: Eighteen months ago, Beepi Inc. was rapidly expanding its online used-car business to 16 U.S. cities where people could buy cut-rate vehicles adorned with giant shiny bows. Beepi doesn't exist anymo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 39 min. ago

Giant companies that won’t buy your startup

 Huge companies in fast-changing, technology-intensive businesses buy startups. After all, they have the money and need fresh entrepreneurial talent to tap new markets and stay abreast of disruption. That’s the collective wisdom about M&A.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 7 min. ago

Snapchat is stifled by its un-algorithmic feed

 Snapchat invented its best products by being the anti-Facebook. Its disappearing chats made visual communication quick and casual compared to Facebook’s email-esque text messages. Stories ditched the likes and permanacy so you could share.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 7 min. ago

EPA Officially Removes Its Climate Change Sub-site

Well, it took 100 days but the EPA has finally removed the climate change section of its website. An agency spokesman explained that the information that has been collected on the page over the last 20 years posed a problem because it contradicted th.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated News16 hr. 31 min. ago

How Echo Look could feed Amazon’s big data fueled fashion ambitions

 This week Amazon took the wraps off a new incarnation of its Alexa voice assistant, giving the AI an eye so it can see as well as speak and hear. The Echo Look also contains a depth sensor that’s being used, in the first instance, to crea.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News20 hr. 31 min. ago

Stray WiFi Signals Could Let Spies See Inside Closed Rooms

sciencehabit quotes a report from Science Magazine: Your wireless router may be giving you away in a manner you never dreamed of. For the first time, physicists have used radio waves from a Wi-Fi transmitter to encode a 3D image of a real object in a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News22 hr. 39 min. ago

EPA Website Removes Climate Science Site From Public View After Two Decades

Last week there were reports that the EPA climate change website was set to be taken down, though later the EPA denied that. On Friday evening, however, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its website would be "undergoing changes" to better.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Self-driving technology could boost market for mergers and acquisitions

The race to deploy self-driving cars could bring new life to the mergers and acquisitions market......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Car Dogs" have their day on screen

A new feature film about a day in the life of a car dealership resonated with some store employees who could identify with the long hours, the hypercompetitive atmosphere and the sense of camaraderie among stressed-out salespeople......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

For Lexus sedans, it could be do or die

With car sales falling at Lexus, Toyota's top branding officer says the luxury line is contemplating sedans that are more casual and sporty - and maybe even a station wagon......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Nismo"s global expansion could bring performance pickup

Nissan's Nismo performance tuner sub-brand plans a massive global push over the next five years......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsApr 29th, 2017

Airbnb Gives In To Regulator"s Demand To Test For Racial Discrimination By Hosts

As part of an agreement with California regulators, Airbnb will allow the government to test for racial discrimination by hosts. The Guardian reports: The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) announced Thursday that it had reso.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

Get your Sagan on with these 38 awe-inspiring photos of the final frontier

Few things instill a sense of wonder quite like the final frontier. These 38 photographs show the beauty of Earth, our solar system, and far corners of the universe -- just in case you need to bring out your inner Carl Sagan. The post Get your Sagan.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

Washington State Orchard Owners Look To Robots As Labor Shortage Worsens

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Seattle Times: Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States. That system eventually could change dramatica.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

New York Times Columnist Has a Few Thoughts About People Who Believe in Climate Change 

It’s time to talk about climate change. Because Bret Stephens wants to. Stephens, as you may know, is the recently hired New York Times columnist known for holding ugly, entirely unremarkable ideas (Black Lives Matter is “thuggish,” there’s.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

MIT built a robot that can 3D print an entire building in about 14 hours

Researchers at MIT developed a new robotic system capable of 3D printing the basic structure of an entire building. It could make construction faster, cheaper, and far more adaptable. The post MIT built a robot that can 3D print an entire building in.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

VTech VM991 Safe & Sound Expandable HD Video Baby Monitor

The VTech VM991 Safe & Sound Baby Monitor delivers sharp HD video and will record a clip when your infant moves, but its Wi-Fi connectivity is inconsistent and its audio quality could be better......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017