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China and the US agree to 'historic' climate change pact

World's top two carbon emitters pledge sharp reductions ahead of global climate talks next year<p>The US and China this week announced a landmark agreement to sharply cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, as part of a deal that President Barack Obama described as a "major milestone." As the <i>New York</i> …

Obama, Putin meet (briefly) in China

President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin crossed paths Tuesday during a summit of world leaders in China -- but little else.<p>The world leaders registered just a few chats during the daylong Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit meetings in Beijing despite both flanking Chinese …

Obama, Putin circle each other warily in China

BEIJING (AP) — On the surface, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin were all niceties — a pat on the back here, a pleasantry …

White House explains why its visa reforms are a big deal for the U.S. economy

<i>Editor's note: Penny Pritzker is the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, and Jeffrey Zients is the Director of the National Economic Council. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors.</i><p>People naturally think of boosting exports as shipping more products to faraway lands, but …

Google introduces the biggest algorithm change in three years

Marking Google's 15th birthday, Hummingbird is the biggest change to the inner workings of the world's most popular search engine since Google's "Caffeine" update in 2010, which sped up Google's indexing of sites and delivery of search results.<p>The Hummingbird update focuses more on Google's …

Where is wearable tech headed?

Imagine a small adhesive strip that can collect intimate biological data and tell your smartphone that you need to apply sunscreen or hydrate. How …

Advancing the state of the art for in-ear headphones, at a lower price

When I first reviewed the 1964 Ears V6custom in-ear headphones earlier this year I not only loved the sound, I got the distinct feeling the company tries harder to please its customers than other custom in-ear makers. For example, 1964 Ears V6-Stage headphones are sold with a longer warranty (two …

NSA’s Targeting Prowess Doesn’t Extend To Ads

If the NSA only invited TechCrunch to its birthday party, it’d have to eat its cake alone. While we aren’t big fans of the NSA, it appears to fancy our readers, as it consistently advertises on our site.<p>This makes me slightly uncomfortable, as I have spent a good portion of my time these past few …

iPhone, iPad owners complain of motion sickness due to iOS 7

At least some of the 200 million people that have downloaded iOS 7 to this point aren't so pleased with what they've found.<p>Apple's iPhone and iPad owners have been taking to the company's forums over the past week to complain about iOS 7's new parallax and zoom features. Many of the folks in the …