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Apple Leaked Documents Reveal iPhone 7 Hardware Problems

Apple has big plans for new iPhones in 2018, but before it can fully concentrate on a potential game changer the company needs to stop iOS repeatedly breaking current models. The latest problem of which Apple has now quietly acknowledged…<p>In a leaked internal document attained by the ever-reliable …

Mobile Technology

France's Macron takes aim at Trump agenda in pointed speech to Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Emmanuel Macron may be known in the US for his close relationship to President Donald Trump, but in his address to Congress on Wednesday, the French President took aim at several key points of Trump's agenda.<p>Speaking before US lawmakers from both the Senate and the House, Macron …

Obama Administration

One of the most worrisome predictions about climate change may be coming true

Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic pulses of fresh water from melting glaciers could upend the circulation of the oceans, leading to a world of fast-rising seas and even superstorms.<p>Hansen’s scenario was …

Global Warming

Your 13-inch MacBook Pro might need its battery replaced

Apple admits that some MacBook Pro laptops have a problem that causes their batteries to swell up. The company is replacing these free of charge.<p>This affects only the non-touchbar version of the macOS laptop, and only models with a 13-inch screen. In addition, the device needs to have been produced …

Palantir Knows Everything About You

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Silicon Valley

7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.<p>Earth Day turned 48 on Sunday, April 22, and Google celebrated it with a Google Doodle of conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who nudged us in a video to “do our part for this beautiful planet.”<p>When Sen. Gaylord Nelson …

Hurricane Maria

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

Leadership

Ex-Secret Service agent: Barbara Bush's code name was absolutely perfect

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former first lady Barbara Bush once said, "Nobody likes, you know, the ugly parts of politics." On Tuesday night, the ugliness of our current political landscape dissipated for a moment as people reflected on the life of this remarkable woman. We quietly smiled at the pictures flashing …

Government

Tesla Model 3 Already Whooping Gasmobile A**

Via CleanTechnica: At the beginning of the month, Tesla noted that it had gotten Model 3 production up to 2,000 cars a week at the end of March. More …

Nanofilm recycles electronic waste heat as electricity

Waste heat generated by electronics is a big problem. Not only can it damage components if it gets out of hand, but it represents a large amount of …

Deck Rescue: Renew Your Deck

Bring new life to your aging deck for less than $300.<p>If you've been putting off renewing your deck because you think it requires a lot of time, tools …

How to Revive a Deck

Strip and refinish to make the wood look like new<p>Remember how excited you were the day you finished building your new deck? The smell of fresh-cut …

21 Creatures From The Deep Sea That Will Absolutely Give You Nightmares

*Shudders.*

Zoology

How often to clean everything you own, from your toilet to your phone, according to science

Humans do not live in our homes alone. There are approximately 7,000 different species of bacteria floating around in your house right now. And that's just in the dust.<p>The rich and complex web of dirt, viruses, and pollen floating around us isn't all bad. It's important to keep some microbes around …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Something weird is happening to the Gulf Stream current

And that could mean trouble.<p>The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the 1800s and are at their weakest in 1,600 years, according to new research my colleagues and I have conducted. As we’ve set out in a new study in <i>Nature</i>, …

Global Warming

The US Navy basically admitted that the Littoral Combat Ship looks like a massive failure

After 16 years and billions of dollars, the Navy may have finally acknowledged that its Littoral Combat Ship program looks like a miserable failure.<p>The service "may not" deploy any of the dozen small surface combatants this year despite officials' previous plans to deploy several to join the 7th …

Military

China plans Taiwan Strait live-fire exercises amid tensions

BEIJING (AP) — China announced it will hold live-fire military exercises in the Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions over increased American …

China

Hearing aids are getting smarter. Think AI, health tracking

Traditional hearing aid makers and the likes of Bose and Harman are pouring resources into augmented hearing and "hearable" devices that do more than improve sound.<p>Using AI to turn these into real-time health monitoring devices is an enormous opportunity for the hearing aid to transform …

Hearing Aids

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Baby wet wipes 'cause food allergy', new study warns

Parents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers have hailed a “major advance” in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and …

A Tiny Move from Mueller Has Trump in a Tricky Legal Spot

The special counsel tells the president's lawyers that he is a "subject," but not a "target," of the investigation. For now.<p>The funniest running subplot to Robert Mueller's investigation is that everything the special counsel does, no matter how monumental or mundane or exculpatory or damning it …

People are downloading their Facebook data and posting it to Twitter, and the results will terrify you

The Cambridge Analytica scandal continues to roll on. As it does, people are becoming more and more aware of just how much data Facebook has on them.<p>One easy (yet slightly horrifying) way to see it all in one place is to request all of your Facebook data as a zip file. A lot of people have been …

Social Media

F-35s in Japan are still losing dogfights to F-15s sometimes — here's why

The most expensive weapons system in history, the US's F-35 Lightning II, is still sometimes losing to the 1970s F-15 in dogfights during training scenarios in Japan.<p>US Air Force F-15 pilot Capt. Brock McGehee, when asked by Defense News if the F-35s at Kadena Air Force base in Japan still …

Aviation

How to enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone, Mac and Apple Watch

Wi-Fi Calling is a technology that lets you make and receive calls over a WiFi connection instead of the regular cellular connection. Wi-Fi Calling on your iPhone can be helpful in areas with little or no cellular coverage.<p>Let’s see how you can enable Wi-Fi calling on your …

We asked astronauts if they think aliens exist. Here's what they said

Jeff Hoffman has floated in the vacuum of space. He’s looked down at our planet from above, seen the whorls of clouds, the vast oceans, and the …

China's new stealth fighter uses powerful materials with geometry not found in nature

Metamaterials can make the J-20 an extra stealthy electromagnetic force.<p>China's new fighter, the J-20, uses a combination of stealth and datalinks to compete with the best fighters on the planet. Now, state media says the country is also mass-producing metamaterials for the aircraft, which could …

Electromagnetism

6 Simple Projects You Can Make From Scrap Wood

They’re easy, they’re strong, they’re reliable—and they’re yours.<p>When I was a kid, carpenters built, didn’t buy, their toolboxes and a lot of their day-to-day work aids. I admit, it’s hard to beat the store-bought tool bags and parts organizers in wide use today. Wear-resistant fabrics, plastics, …

Trump would love to fire Mueller. But here’s why he’s been afraid to so far.

Things could change, but there are very good reasons the president hasn’t pulled the trigger yet.<p>President Donald Trump’s fury over the raid of his lawyer Michael Cohen’s office has initiated a new round of discussion about whether the president will finally fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in …

Russian Hackers Attacking U.S. Power Grid and Aviation, FBI Warns

Russian hackers are conducting a broad assault on the U.S. electric grid, water processing plants, air transportation facilities and other targets in …

Cybersecurity