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Why pulling out of Paris Accord damages Americas economic future

More posts by this contributor: The need for algorithmic accountability Unscaling politics Pullingoutof the Parisagreementon climate change will become one of the greatest economic blunders by a U.S. president in our lifetimes. People can disagree about the scientific premise behind climate change, butits an inescapable fact thatthe world is driving ahead to replace carbon energy with clean energy anyway. That makes advanced energy technologies one of the biggest business opportunities of…

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Austria jails two couples for taking their children to Isis-controlled Syria

Two men and two women took their eight children to Syria in 2014, where children watched gruesome initiation videos and one saw a beheading An Austrian court sentenced two couples to up to 10 years in jail for taking their children to live in an Islamic State-controlled part of Syria and showing them execution videos. The couples travelled to Syria with their eight children the youngest of whom was two…

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How to create the most value for the next technology wave

Doug Clinton is a managing partner and co-founder at Loup Ventures and previously worked as an analyst at Piper Jaffray. Major technology platforms shift every 10-15 years, with new platforms building on the ones they preceded. The PC was the platform of the early-1980s, then the internet came in the mid-1990s to improve the functionality and connectedness of PCs, then the smartphone emerged in the mid-2000s to put an internet-connected…

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Kevin Spacey uses ‘House of Cards’ to force you to embrace the silly and serious sides of VR

Discovering virtual reality in Season 5 of 'House of Cards.'Image: netflix  What’s crazier than the insane political machinations of House of Cards being outdone by the very real politics of 2017? How about the show taking Season 5 viewers into yet another layer deeper into the surreal by introducing virtual reality into the very plot of the show. Here’s your Spoiler Alert warning. If you haven’t already binge-watched the latest…

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Toyota’s best-selling car will roll out with new Linux-powered dashboards

Toyota's next generation of cars will have open source infotainment consoles.Image: Toyota Toyota is embracing a wide open platform for its next generation of vehicles, giving itself even more options to keep drivers entertained and engaged as cars become more connected. The automaker’s 2018 Camry will be the first car available in the U.S. market to include an Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)-based infotainment system. AGL, an open source platform based…

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The Country Adopting Electric Vehicles Faster Than Anywhere Else

Since the 14th century, Akershus Fortress has protected Oslo from raids by bloodthirsty Swedes. Now a Cold War bomb shelter in its basement is being repurposed to help save the Norwegian capital from more insidious foes: pollution and global warming. Starting this month, anyone else on the planet. More than a third of all new cars are either fully electric or plug-in hybrids, well over 10 times the proportion in the…

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What Did Trump Just Do? The Paris Climate Withdrawal Explained

The U.S. departure from the Paris climate accord won’t happen overnight, as President United Nations climate treaty, signed by President George H.W. Bush and ratified by the U.S. Senate. That would have made it harder to rejoin the deal later. What’s next? Under the terms of the Paris accord, Trump must wait until November 2019 to formally submit his intention to withdraw. At that point, the U.S. enters a one-year…

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Skype just got its biggest redesign in 10 years

Skype might be the last messaging app you’d expect to get the Snapchat treatment, but that’s exactly what’s happening because it’s 2017 andthere can never be enough ways to share selfies. Microsoft just unveiled a redesigned version of Skype that adds a suite of new features ripped straight from Snapchat and Facebook’s playbook. SEE ALSO: Snapchat’s new ‘limitless’ snaps will change everything For one, the messaging app has seriously upped…

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Facial recognition will catch students watching Netflix instead of video lectures

Image: vicky leta/mashable Remember those days of being in school struggling to concentrate in class? Well, a school in France is hoping to tackle those wandering minds by using technology. ESG Business School in Paris is starting an artificial intelligence program which will identify whether students are paying attention in class. SEE ALSO: Prepare to have your face scanned at airports across America From September, software called Nestor (like the…

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Reggae Star Damian Marley, Others Buy Control of High Times

Los Angeles (AP) — Put this in your pipe and smoke it. An investment group that includes legendary ganga guru Bob Marley's son has bought a controlling interest in High Times, the magazine that for decades has separated the stems and seeds from the leaves when it comes to showing people the best ways to grow, roll and consume the finest blends of marijuana. Damian "Junior Gong" Marley, whose forthcoming…

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Coal Isn’t Coming Back, Even With Trump Leaving the Paris Accord

President handful of new mines have surfaced in Appalachia, but they’re primarily the kind used to supply steelmakers, not polluting power plants. And by the end of last year, the nation’s mines still In his speech, Trump lamented the idea of China building “hundreds” of new coal-fired power plants under the Paris pact. “We can’t build the plants, but they can,” he said. In fact, China has set targets to…

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These googly eyes are bringing broken streets objects to life

A face tempered like steel.Image: Eyebombing bulgaria Post-socialist cities like Sofia in Bulgaria, aren’t known for their architectural diversity. They tend to be a bit monotonous. And rusty. Very rusty. SEE ALSO: This city has no monuments to women so an artist did a colourful shake-up But when you add googly eyes (aka eyebombing) to cities rumbling ruins gain a certain charm. OOO-ways look on the bright side of life….

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Voiceitt lets people with speech impairments use voice-controlled technology

Voice-controlled technology like Amazon Echo, Siri or hands-free features in Google Maps are things were starting to take for granted. But as Mary Meekers 2017 Internet Trends Report noted, voice controls are changing computer-human interfaces, and industries, broadly. Speech recognition or voice controls are being added to medical devices and business applications, even vehicles and industrial robotics. But theres a problem voice systems have been built for standard speech today….

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One of Crisprs Creators Faces Her Fears

In terms of impact on the future of the human race, no invention in this still-young century may measure up to the gene-editing tool Crispr. “Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats” existed in nature as an antiviral defense system in bacteria; their potential for genetic editing fascinated scientists but went largely untapped until 2012, when Jennifer Doudna, a microbiologist at the University of California at Berkeley, and French researcher Emmanuelle…

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