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One dead as heavy snow and record cold hit Japan

Tourists reveled in wintry scenes across Japan on Wednesday, as much of the country was blanketed by snow in a cold snap that has killed at least one person and disrupted travel......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 25th, 2023

Will recent storms save California from a brutal fire season?

It's something of a Golden State paradox: Dry winters can pave the way for dangerous fire seasons fueled by dead vegetation, but wet winters—like the one the state has seen so far—can also spell danger by spurring heaps of new growth that can lat.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 5 min. ago

Three Chicago-area refineries that dump toxins into Lake Michigan, rivers may be among worst polluters in US

Oil refineries are dumping massive amounts of toxic chemicals and heavy metals into the Great Lakes and the nation's rivers with little, if any, oversight from government regulators, according to a new analysis that found some of the worst polluters.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 5 min. ago

Climate change is already putting the heat on insurance companies—Auckland"s floods could be a turning point

The clean-up from Auckland's devastating floods last week is just beginning but insurance companies will need to start thinking about what the record-breaking weather event will mean for future coverage......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 33 min. ago

Why much of Northeast US experiences "snow drought"

Winter is more than halfway over and many large cities in the Northeast have yet to see their first snow. New York has gone 300 days without substantial snowfall accumulation. Philadelphia, which usually has its first measurable snow in mid-December,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 33 min. ago

The "brown food web": Dead vegetation found to play essential role in desert ecosystems

A reduction in decaying vegetation can have significant impacts on the desert food chain, UNSW scientists have found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 33 min. ago

Instagram Notes launches in Europe, comes to everyone in the US

Instagram Notes – a short status message that floats above your profile and disappears after 24 hours – has now launched in Europe and Japan, and is rolling out to all users in the US. The feature was previously available to a limited number of.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News5 hr. 5 min. ago

The best video games of January 2023: Hi-Fi Rush, Dead Space, and more

From creative action games like Hi-Fi Rush to JRPGs like One Piece Odyssey, don't miss these great January games......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 34 min. ago

Samsung"s operating profit drops 70%, sales for foundry service breaks record

Due to a weak economy that leads to low demand for electronics, Samsung Electronics posted a sharp fall in its operating profit and expects the business environment to improve in the second half of 2023......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News13 hr. 33 min. ago

Truck maker AB Volvo penalized $130 million by NHTSA over delayed recalls

NHTSA says heavy truck manufacturer AB Volvo agreed to a three-year consent order that includes one of the largest-ever penalties for violations under the recall law......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News22 hr. 34 min. ago

GM"s defense arm, American Rheinmetall win U.S. army contract for trucks

The multi-phased program aims to replace the army's family of heavy tactical trucks with the production of up to 40,000 trucks valued at up to $14 billion......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News22 hr. 34 min. ago

Is the 2023 Mac Pro dead on arrival? [Opinion]

The Mac Pro has effectively been defined as two things. First, the most powerful Mac in Apple’s line-up. Second, the most expandable machine, but it’s looking increasingly like neither will apply to the 2023 Mac Pro. And if you take away both of.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Critical OpenEMR vulnerabilities may allow attackers to access patients’ health records

Critical vulnerabilities discovered in OpenEMR can be chained to gain code execution on a server running a vulnerable version of the popular open-source electronic health record system. Discovered, privately reported and now publicly documented by re.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Wi-Fi 6E to be restricted to iPhone 15 Pro with A17 processor

A leaker with a limited but positive track record has shared internal diagrams showing Wi-Fi 6E will be restricted to iPhone 15 Pro, likely due to the A17 processor not coming to the standard iPhone 15.A17 to gain Wi-Fi 6EThe leaker is known as "Unkn.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

iPhone 14 Crash Detection false positives are now a problem in Japan

False positives by the Crash Detection system in the iPhone 14 series is causing problems in Japan, with fire departments near skiing areas dealing with more emergency call-outs than normal due to the automated calls.[Mati Mango/Pexels]The Fire and D.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Expanding global cold chains: Effective adaptation, or dangerous contribution to climate change?

Keeping food cold as it moves through the supply chain is crucial to fighting food insecurity, preventing food waste, and supporting agricultural livelihoods and economies throughout the developing world......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

ASML says "rules are being finalized" on chip export controls to China

ASML, a Dutch maker of semiconductor equipment, says "rules are being finalized" on export controls, amid reports that the Netherlands and Japan have joined the United States in restricting sales of some computer chip machinery to China......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

"Drought" has New Yorkers asking: "Where"s the snow?"

The idea of New York in wintertime conjures up images of Manhattan's Times Square and Central Park shrouded in snow. Not this year......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 29th, 2023

If you think PCs are dying, you haven’t been paying attention

Microsoft and Intel are down bad right now, but that doesn't mean it's time to declare that PCs are dead once again......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

Stellantis dealers near record profitability despite lower sales

Increased profitability and a surge in Stellantis’ J.D. Power sales satisfaction scores gave the company and its dealers plenty to be excited about despite the production constraints that kept inventory tight......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

Volcano-like rupture could have caused magnetar slowdown

On Oct. 5, 2020, the rapidly rotating corpse of a long-dead star about 30,000 light years from Earth changed speeds. In a cosmic instant, its spinning slowed. And a few days later, it abruptly started emitting radio waves......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 27th, 2023