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The U.S. drops in the World Happiness rankings. Trump policies won"t cheer us up.

The United States keeps getting sadder — and things probably won't get better under the policies of President Donald Trump.  That's one of the conclusions from the latest World Happiness Report released by the United Nations, which has the.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableMar 20th, 2017

US sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions cheating

Volkswagen definitely won't be the only major automaker hauled into court for cheating on diesel emissions tests in recent years. In the wake of EPA accusations from January, the US Department of Justice has sued Fiat Chrysler for alle.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News9 hr. 55 min. ago

FCC Won"t Punish Stephen Colbert For Controversial Trump Insult

Earlier this month, the FCC said it would look into complaints made against The Late Show host Stephen Colbert over a homophobic joke he made about President Donald Trump. Well, it turns out the FCC is not going to levy a fine against the comedian fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 27 min. ago

Wikimedia wins small victory in challenge to NSA “Upstream” spying

“This surveillance will finally face badly needed scrutiny in our public courts.” Enlarge (credit: Noj Han) The Wikimedia Foundation has won another day in court challenging the National Security Agency over the government's so-called "Ups.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 47 min. ago

This new wheelchair lets users move while standing up or sitting down

A team of engineers at Chicago’s Center for Bionic Medicine have developed the world's first manual wheelchair that allows users to switch between both seated and standing positions. The post This new wheelchair lets users move while standing up or.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 3 min. ago

The world’s largest floating solar power plant just went online in China

China has unveiled the largest floating solar power planet on earth. This is just the latest in a series of moves designed to make the nation less reliant on fossil fuels. Will other nations follow suit? The post The world’s largest floating so.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 3 min. ago

Fuel economy rules would decouple “miles traveled” trend from “gas used” trend

But whether those rules are enacted is in jeopardy with Trump and EPA chief Pruitt. (credit: epSos.de) If federal fuel economy rules aren’t weakened, US drivers could consume 1.2 million fewer barrels of gasoline per day in 2025 tha.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 11 min. ago

Fuel rules would reduce US auto gasoline consumption 12 percent by 2025

But whether those rules are enacted is in jeopardy with Trump and EPA chief Pruitt. (credit: epSos.de) If federal fuel economy rules aren’t weakened, US drivers could consume 1.2 million fewer barrels of gasoline per day in 2025 tha.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 19 min. ago

DJI Threatens To "Brick" Its Copters Unless Owners Agree To Share Their Details

schwit1 quotes a report from The Sun: A top drone manufacturer has warned that customers' expensive gadgets will be crippled if they don't register their details on its website. DJI drones -- which cost between $1,200 and $3,000 -- won't be able to f.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 35 min. ago

President Trump"s Budget Includes a $2 Trillion Math Error

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TIME: President Trump's budget includes a simple accounting error that adds up to a $2 trillion oversight. Under the proposed budget released Tuesday, the Trump Administration's proposed tax cuts would boost e.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News11 hr. 47 min. ago

New products of the week 5.22.17

Running its courseImage by UntangleNetwork World's long-running product of the week slideshow has come to an end with this edition. Vendors are still welcome to discuss their products with reporters. Thank you to all who have submitted products. Cyp.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated News14 hr. 2 min. ago

Red Entertainment’s New Visual Novel Our World is Ended Revealed For PlayStation Vita

While not much is known about the title so far, it has an apocalyptic message as well as a headline suggesting a video game world coming to real-life in the adventure game. Read Red Entertainment’s New Visual Novel Our World is Ended Revealed F.....»»

Category: gameSource:  siliconeraRelated News14 hr. 2 min. ago

Our World is Ended Will Have You Literally Save The World From A Bad Video Game Ending

The painful setting, painful characters, and painful story that small-time developer Judgment 7 created has become a reality, and the world is heading into a scenario of destruction in this PS Vita visual novel. Read Our World is Ended Will Have You.....»»

Category: gameSource:  siliconeraRelated News14 hr. 2 min. ago

The digital car

The evolution of the modern automobile is arguably one of the most exciting and most important developments in the tech world today. In fact, it’s probably one of the most important business and societal stories we’ve seen in some time......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News14 hr. 2 min. ago

Unimpeachable logic says Trump shouldn’t quit Paris climate pact

President Donald Trump should keep the US in the Paris Agreement on climate and embrace it as a great deal for his nation's economy, says Owen Gaffney.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated News14 hr. 3 min. ago

Three amazing nature areas shortlisted for World Heritage status

Newly proposed world heritage sites in Argentina, China and West Africa could safeguard threatened and endemic species such as elephants and snow leopards.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistRelated News14 hr. 3 min. ago

Google’s AlphaGo Defeats World’s Top Human Go Player

After defeating several of the top players in the world, the "AlphaGo" AI has now bested Ke Jie, the current Go world champion. The post Google’s AlphaGo Defeats World’s Top Human Go Player appeared first on ExtremeTech......»»

Category: topSource:  extremetechRelated News14 hr. 3 min. ago

Fashion and technology will inevitably become one

There's no denying that the technology world is obsessed with fashion. Amazon, Apple and Google, three of the biggest names in tech, are all trying to carve their own path into the fashion space. Apple's doing so with fancy smartwa.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News14 hr. 3 min. ago

Revolutionary wheelchair lets users move in both sitting and standing modes

A team of engineers at Chicago’s Center for Bionic Medicine have developed the world's first manual wheelchair that allows users to switch between both seated and standing positions. The post Revolutionary wheelchair lets users move in both sitting.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News14 hr. 3 min. ago

Dell EMC World 2017: Services Will Enable the Digital Transformation

Professional services did not feature on the main stage, but Dell EMC's Services will prove to be a key success factor in the company's Digital Transformation strategy. Following years of mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs, Dell EMC Services strate.....»»

Category: hardwareSource:  idcRelated News14 hr. 11 min. ago

Comcast Proves Need For Net Neutrality By Trying To Censor Advocacy Website

Reader mrchaotica writes: As most Slashdot readers are probably aware, the FCC, under the direction of Trump-appointed chairman Ajit Pai, is trying to undo its 2015 decision to protect Net Neutrality (PDF) by classifying ISPs as common carriers. Duri.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 55 min. ago