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5 transformative energy technologies to watch

Global greenhouse emissions rose last year, an unwelcome development after they'd leveled off the 3 previous years and a clear call to action for the …

Renewable Energy

How big corporations are — and aren't — fighting global warming

Major companies in the U.S. and worldwide are increasingly taking steps to lower the carbon footprint of what they produce, how they ship goods, and …

Renewable Energy

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

<b>#1 New York Times Bestseller</b><p><b>The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg,</b> <b>now available as a beautifully</b> …

Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he'd just given $12.5 million, the biggest investment of his career. Larry …

This Map Shows the Best-Paying Company In Every State

You don't have to be a top executive to make six figures.<p>You may think earning a big salary means climbing the corporate ladder. Not necessarily.<p>Many …

New Jersey

Facebook still doesn’t know what user data Cambridge Analytica actually had

Did the Trump campaign have suspicious-looking data sets? “No, not really.”<p>There are still some (big) rocks to be turned over in Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica drama.<p>Despite suspending the data firm, which collected the personal data of as many as 87 million Facebook users without their permission, …

Why rudeness is so toxic — and how to stop it

Rudeness perpetuates rudeness. And the act of being rude or being the recipient of rude behavior can impede productivity, emotions and overall health.<p>No one likes being cut off, bumped into or the recipient of a terse email. Yet it happens all the time — both to us and if you think hard enough, you …

Psychology

White House to convene GOP lawmakers to review classified information on FBI source

The White House and the Justice Department have put off a high-stakes confrontation over the FBI’s use of a confidential source to aid an investigation into the Trump campaign, after top law enforcement and intelligence officials met with President Trump on Monday to discuss the brewing controversy.<p>…

Donald Trump

Mark Zuckerberg to Apologize Again, This Time to European Parliament

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, plans to strike a conciliatory note when he speaks to members of the European Parliament on Tuesday, in the latest stop on his apology tour for the social network’s mishandling of user information.<p>Mr. Zuckerberg is expected to stick to …

Fortnite is coming to Android this summer

Epic Games’ battle royale hit is getting a bunch of new mobile features and an Android release later this year<p>Epic Games’ massively popular battle royale game <i>Fortnite</i> is coming to Android phones this summer, the company announced in a developer blog post this morning. The post, titled “The State of …

In-App Purchases

Criminals' drone swarm used to obstruct FBI hostage raid

Last winter, as an FBI hostage rescue team took up an elevated position to assess an unfolding crisis, agents heard the buzz of small drones approaching.<p>Soon, the tiny unmanned aircraft had the team surrounded, swooping past in a series of "high-speed low passes at the agents in the observation …

Facebook will allow users to opt out of letting Facebook collect their browsing history

It’s arguably the company’s biggest update since the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.<p>Facebook users will soon be able to opt out of one of Facebook’s key data gathering practices: Its collection and use of people’s web browsing history, which the company uses to sell targeted ads.<p>Facebook …

How Bad Is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There - WSJ

HAMILTON, Ohio—Jobs at the paper mills and safe manufacturers on this stretch of the Great Miami River mostly dried up by the early 2000s, leaving behind closed factories and an abandoned downtown.<p>Today, a spruced-up waterfront, loft apartments and help-wanted signs give the appearance of economic …

Lofts

Google Tasks is a new standalone to-do app for Android, integrates w/ Gmail and Calendar

In addition to a leak late last month, the Gmail on the web revamp confirmed the existence of Google Tasks. Today, Google’s new and unified to-do solution is available for Android with heavy “Material Design 2” stylings.<p>Google Tasks is a straightforward app with the company emphasizing its …

Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

Snoozing, nudging, hover actions, and a new sidebar — it’s a mobile app on the web!<p>The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut …

Google

Can a brain injury change who you are?

Who we are, and what makes us “us” has been the topic of much debate throughout history. At the individual level, the ingredients for the unique …

How a Child Who Was Denied the Luxury of Being Selfish Can Become Quite Indecorous as an Adult

In an emotional animated essay, the very insightful School of Life gently explains how children who were denied the of luxury being selfish, …

Facebook moves 1.5bn users out of reach of new European privacy law

Facebook has moved more than 1.5 billion users out of reach of European privacy law, despite a promise from Mark Zuckerberg to apply the “spirit” of the legislation globally.<p>In a tweak to its terms and conditions, Facebook is shifting the responsibility for all users outside the US, Canada and the …

Privacy

Surface Phone: Microsoft Might Be Working On An Upgraded Surface Pen

Patents pertaining to an upgraded stylus have emerged, and they are pretty interesting.<p>Microsoft might have gotten incredibly silent about the …

India and Pakistan Tell Banks to Cut Ties to Cryptocurrency

The Reserve Bank of India late Friday issued an order saying that all entities under its regulation would have three months to cut ties with any …

Twitter suspends over 1.2 million accounts for terrorist content

Facebook isn't the only one cracking down on the toxic side of its platform. Twitter is getting into the mix too.<p>Twitter on Thursday disclosed that it has suspended more than 1.2 million accounts because of terrorism content since August 2015. It shut down nearly 275,000 accounts in the second half …

Internet

Before Ivanka Trump, other presidential daughters also wielded influence at the White House

Ivanka Trump is the first first daughter in American history to score a West Wing office and hire a chief of staff. As her father’s “special adviser,” her portfolio encompasses both outreach to Europe and rolling her eyes at commander-in-chief dad jokes. In Berlin on Tuesday, she endured boos when …

Data of 37 million Panera Bread customers may have been exposed

As many as 37 million customers, including corporate and catering accounts, who ordered food online with Panera Bread may have had their personal …

Americans less likely to trust Facebook than rivals on personal data

(This March 25 story has been corrected to remove reference to level of trust being lost over time)<p>SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON (Reuters) - Opinion polls published on Sunday in the United States and Germany cast doubt over the level of trust people have in Facebook over privacy, as the firm ran …

Social Media

Apocalypse Soon

<i>The reason climate fiction is not a subset of science fiction = you do not need a speculative element to write climate fiction. This should be</i> …

Has dopamine got us hooked on tech?

We are abusing a useful and necessary system. We shouldn’t do it, even though we can<p>In an unprecedented attack of candour, Sean Parker, the 38-year-old founding president of Facebook, recently admitted that the social network was founded not to unite us, but to distract us. “The thought process …

Neuroscience

Nokia 8110 4G reboots the phone from 'The Matrix'

Smartphones are cool and all, but sometimes you just want to answer a call by pressing a button and having your phone snap open. Sometimes you just want to pretend you're in "The Matrix".<p>Welcome back, then, the Nokia 8110 4G, a new, updated version of the classic 20-year-old phone.<p>Woah.<p>First …

15 Major Award-Winning Novels You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

O fame, fame, thou glittering bauble. In searching for thee, what fame have I not lost? Yes, even literary fame, the mildest of the family, can be …