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An asteroid is definitely going to hit the Earth, expert warns

Space is a dangerous place to be, and since the Earth is in space, every living thing on the planet is at risk of eventually feeling its wrath. …

Why Ossoff Lost

Despite the opposition Trump has galvanized, the Democrats still haven’t figured out how to win in the places where they’re trying to stage a comeback.<p>ATLANTA—Around midnight, hours after their candidate conceded he had lost the Most Important Special Election in History, the last remaining …

U.S. Politics

Ford Focus Production Is Still Leaving Michigan, Headed For China, Not Mexico

President Trump will not be pleased to hear this news.<p>Under pressure from Donald Trump, Ford scrapped its plans to build a $1 billion plant in Mexico that would’ve produced its Focus compact car. But in a move that’s likely to vex the president, the automaker has decided to relocate its production …

India’s IT slowdown has started hitting the pay cheques of its top bosses

As India’s $150-billion information technology (IT) industry grapples with slowing revenue growth and massive layoffs, its executives are also feeling the heat.<p>The annual reports released so far by a number of top companies for the 2016-17 financial year show that many IT leaders have seen a drop …

India

EPA Reportedly Ordered To Remove Climate Change Webpage, Rescinded 24 Hours Later

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees have been ordered by the Trump administration to remove the agency’s climate change webpage, a resource used by scientists and educators worldwide, according to Reuters, whose report early Wednesday morning is based on the accounts of two anonymous EPA …

John Doerr on why he joined Bill Gates’ billion dollar energy fund

It’s been nearly a decade since famed investor John Doerr — overcome by his emotions — fought back tears while wrapping up his now famous TED talk on climate change. It was a call to action, to fix what his teenage daughter had aptly noted was a problem caused by his and previous generations.<p>And …

Two ex-Googlers explain why Chromebooks don’t run on Qualcomm processors

There are a lot of Chromebook models on the market, but the vast majority use Intel’s various processors. We’ve seen some other chipsets used, but we’ve yet to see an option packing Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors which are more than capable of running the lightweight Chrome OS. Why is …

Report: LG wants to release the G6 early to get a head start on Samsung

LG’s smartphone division has gone through a bruising year. The phone that was supposed to drive its recovery, the G5, turned out to be a dud. People just didn’t like it, and the its modular “friends” proved just as disappointing.<p>It makes sense for LG to accelerate the transition to its next …

LG Electronics

Nokia sets new record for submarine cable capacity as demand jumps

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Nokia’s Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) said on Wednesday it set a new record for cable transmission capacity for communications traffic - doubling its previous levels - as the company responds to a pick-up in demand from Internet firms.<p>The top supplier of undersea cable …

Ericsson to end Swedish production and cut 3,000 jobs, reports say

Mobile telecoms firm will halt 140 years of manufacturing in home country as part of cost cuts, according to Swedish media<p>Mobile telecoms company Ericsson is reportedly planning to close the last of its Swedish manufacturing sites as part of planned savings, cutting about 3,000 jobs and ending 140 …

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‘You’re Asian, Right? Why Are You Even Here?’

What I learned when I was attacked—and spared—because of my race at a Black Lives Matter protest.<p>MILWAUKEE — I knew the protest was going to spiral into something bigger when I saw a man in tears push a police officer. I had never seen anyone lay a hand on a cop, even amicably. But these people …

AMD crashes Intel's party: Powerful Zen CPUs are coming next year

A block away from Intel's Developer Forum in San Francisco, AMD brought together a select group of media and analysts to make one thing clear: Its long-awaited Zen processor actually exists, and it's on track to ship early next year for desktops. Surprisingly, the company is aiming directly at the …

Apple insists that iPad Pro is now a computer

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>There was a time when Apple CEO Tim Cook wasn't uplifted by tablet/laptop hybrids.<p>Why, he even called the Microsoft Surface Book "diluted."<p>Perhaps he's coming around to the idea that a computer is whatever …

CVS is testing Google's nearby beacons program

CVS Pharmacy is one of the first businesses to test Google's new Nearby beacon program, reports Internet Retailer.<p>Beacons are small, inexpensive pieces of hardware that typically use Bluetooth signals to wake up specific apps on a user's smartphone based on the user's location. Retailers most often …

Google in legal trouble in India for including PM Modi in top criminals search results

An Indian court has issued a notice to Google, its CEO and India head for listing Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the world's top ten criminals in …

Germany might not care if the UK loses access to the single market

Those who backed the Leave campaign prior to the vote argue that the UK's trade relationship with the rest of the world will remain healthy even outside the EU.<p>But since the vote, Germany — one of Britain's most important trade partners within the EU — has consistently maintained that when Britain …

How to try Android Auto before you buy

Android Auto — whether it came in your car from the factory or you're using an after-market head unit — is a pretty complicated piece of equipment. …

Android News

Qualcomm Demonstrates First Sub-6 GHz 5G New Radio Prototype At MWC Shanghai 2016

You may not know this, but on-time delivery at expected performance with 5G is being determined right now in engineering labs across the globe. This is true even though end user deployments won’t be for another three to four years. You see, the ground is being laid <i>right now</i> with manufacturers, …

Scientists find a massive coral reef just chilling in the Amazon

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>Viewed from above, the spot where the world's largest river meets the sea looks like an Impressionist painting. Satellite images of the mouth of the Amazon show brick-red tendrils of water spilling into the deep blue of the Atlantic. The sediment-laden freshwater billows …

Remedy Addresses Quantum Break Performance Problems, Promises Fixes

Turning back the clock.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Remedy's Head of PR, Thomas Puha, has said that updates for both the Xbox One and PC versions of Quantum Break are "in …

What lurks beneath Yellowstone Lake? This robot sub will find out

The Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration (GFOE) has an admirable mission — it wants to develop robotic technology that’ll help explore the world’s …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Amazon has promoted the leaders of its online-retail site and cloud-computing unit to CEOs of their respective groups.</b> Jeff Wilke is the new CEO of Worldwide Consumer and Andy Jassy is the new CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS).<p><b>2. Verizon is expected to place a bid for Yahoo next week, while</b> …

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Windows 10 Steals PC Gaming Crown: Now Most Popular OS With Steam Users

Windows 10 is now installed on over 200 million PCs – a figure that’s been achieved since it’s launch in July 2015 just eight months ago. In fact, that number is closer to 300 million, which is likely to be achieved in the not too distant future. However, it hit another major milestone last month …

Why Hollywood isn’t the hero for shutting down Georgia’s anti-LGBT bill

<b>"The Avengers" (Marvel Studios)</b><p>We should credit activists for defeating the bill, not the studios who receive generous handouts from the state<p>Daniel Denvir<p>March 30, 2016 8:37pm (UTC)<p>On Monday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a bill that would have legalized discrimination against LGBT people in the …

Georgia (U.S. State)

At Ikea, Everybody Is Equal

During a visit in February to Ikea’s store in Miami, the company’s U.S. president, Lars Petersson, started talking trash.<p>It began when a worker there …

U.S. Regulator Cracks Down On Ads For Poor-Credit Auto Loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reached a $700,000 settlement with a “buy-here, pay-here” dealership earlier this month, part of the CFPB’s ongoing policing of alleged misleading advertising and marketing in auto lending.<p>The CFPB directly regulates financing at buy-here, pay-here …

Here's What's in the Next Xbox One System Update

As suspected, Microsoft on Tuesday officially announced the first details on the next Xbox One system update. Microsoft engineer Mike Ybarra wrote on the Xbox Wire that this month's update, which is available starting today for Preview Program members, focuses on social features (not background …

Windows 10

25 Million New Jobs Coming to America, Thanks to Technology

Last week’s stellar jobs report notwithstanding, it’s easy to understand why so many people are anxious that they may find themselves out of work …