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Chess lawsuit set for moves in federal court on Thursday Chess lawsuit set for moves in federal court on Thursday
- November 16, 2016

Carlsen is hoping to prove that 'smart is the new sexy, ' as he prepares to defend his title against Russia's Sergei Karyakin. And that has inevitably sparked comparisons with the famous 1972 showdown - dubbed the "Match of the Century" - that saw American Bobby Fischer best the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky in a meeting billed as pitting the two rival superpowers against each other. (more...)
Microsoft teams up with Musk's $1 bn OpenAI project
- November 16, 2016

The service takes advantage of the Microsoft Bot Framework , and Azure Functions ensures that developers only pay for the resources their bots actually use. The partnership also nets OpenAI early use of the software giant's GPU-based Azure N-series virtual machines, which will be opened for general use next month. (more...)
Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro is now officially available, but who's it for?
- November 16, 2016

Playstation 4 Pro, the newest video gaming console , is finally out, but some players are complaining they can't play the device on their TV screens. Gamers point out that with the "Pro" upgrade, performance issues at full HD resolution should not have been a problem in the first place. No matter which resolution one chooses, they will be treated to a game with some of the best graphics around; not to mention one of the most compelling stories in all of gaming. (more...)
France's Hollande calls Paris climate deal 'irreversible' France's Hollande calls Paris climate deal 'irreversible'
- November 16, 2016

This week, Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, said that if the United States pulls out of the Paris Climate Accords , what will likely happen is that countries all over the world are going to put a carbon tax on goods coming from the United States. (more...)
Environment minister says global movement to fight climate change 'irresistible'
- November 16, 2016

Leadership is needed now more than ever. Ban said he hoped that Republican Trump, elected last Tuesday, would drop his view that man-made climate change is a hoax and his pledge to cancel the Paris Agreement. Developing nations will receive a much-needed boost to roll out their climate change action plans through a partnership, launched at U.N. climate talks on Tuesday, that will improve their access to expertise and financial support, its backers said. (more...)
Trump says he won't deport all illegal immigrants Trump says he won't deport all illegal immigrants
- November 16, 2016

Immigrants in U.S. illegally: about 11 million. We wanted to know what they had to say about the two types of Donald Trump we're seeing now - the one on the campaign trail who wanted a full repeal and replacement of Obamacare and the one we're seeing now. (more...)
Google and Facebook move to restrict ads on fake news sites Google and Facebook move to restrict ads on fake news sites
- November 16, 2016

Both sites actions will go some way towards removing the financial incentive to publish fake news, but neither yet has an answer for what happens when fake stories rise to prominence as a result of users' actions. "The idea that fake news on Facebook , which is a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way I think is a pretty insane idea", he had said. (more...)
Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet unveiled at LA motor show Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet unveiled at LA motor show
- November 16, 2016

Mercedes-Benz is adding a new model to its ultra-luxurious Maybach division. The sedan will be available in two configurations, the "normal" sedan which is a stretched version of the long-wheelbase S-Class and a Pullman version which measures a staggering 6.5-metres. (more...)
Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet is a luxed-up, limited-edition S65 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet is a luxed-up, limited-edition S65
- November 16, 2016

The cabriolet will boast three different exclusive exterior colors that play on the American flag: red, white and blue. If a auto from Mercedes-AMG is the fastest, muscley-est, and angriest vehicle that Mercedes will sell you, then a auto from Mercedes-Maybach is the comfortable-est, luxurious-est, and bespoke-est vehicle you can get. (more...)
This year on pace to be hottest ever
- November 16, 2016

Meteorologists said El Nino weather patterns were responsible for some of the temperature spikes early this year, but noted that climate change indicators are also alarming. "This year the world may be experiencing the largest global drought since records began". "Another year. Another record", Taalas said as during the talks. (more...)
Buhari arrives Morocco for COP 22 in Marrakech
- November 16, 2016

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States — the worlds No. 2 carbon polluter — could also have an impact. The ongoing climate change conference in Marrakesh was supposed to be a celebration of all the remarkable achievements made in the last one year. (more...)
White supremacist site: New Balance official shoe for whites White supremacist site: New Balance official shoe for whites
- November 16, 2016

The brand's ill-timed statement, which came directly from New Balance VP of public affairs Matt LeBretton, was meant to support its stance against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but was instead interpreted as pro-Trump by many longtime supporters and sneaker fans. (more...)
New app by Google lets you scan print photos New app by Google lets you scan print photos
- November 16, 2016

The PhotoScan app is available right now on iOS and Android . It lets you skip the flatbed scanner and scan photos using your phone. You can either upload your scanned photos directly to Google Photos, or you can save them to your smartphone. (more...)
More Churches Vandalized With Trump, Racist Graffiti More Churches Vandalized With Trump, Racist Graffiti
- November 16, 2016

St. David's has hosted at least one same-sex wedding and is a member of the Episcopal Church which accepts members who are LGBTQ. One example, earlier this month, was in MS, when somebody vandalized a black church with the words "Vote Trump ", and then burned the church down. (more...)
2016 the hottest year ever recorded, World Meteorological Organisation says
- November 15, 2016

The WMO warned that long-term climate change indicators are also record breaking, with concentrations of major greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continuing to increase to new records. Outgoing US President Barack Obama had identified combating climate change as a key policy of his administration. Other Arctic and sub-Arctic regions in Russia, Alaska and northwest Canada were at least 3 C above average. (more...)
Best Black Friday UK fitness tracker deals: Garmin, Fitbit, Polar and more
- November 15, 2016

The introduction of a 12-day Amazon Black Friday Sale comes after the website sold over 7.4m items on Black Friday 2015 - equivalent to 86 goods a second. Now while that may sound bad, it really isn't. Black Friday can be a bit of information overload. Knowing what laptop to buy can always be hard, and throwing yourself into Black Friday to find a decent laptop could leave you stung by a low-price but low-power device. (more...)
Video shows thousands of dead fish covering entire bay Video shows thousands of dead fish covering entire bay
- November 15, 2016

Predatory fish likely chased the "large, dense school of bunker (Atlantic menhaden) and other bait fish" into the Long Island bay's canal early Monday morning, state officials told ABC News today in a statement. "It was solid bunker, mostly all dead", said Southampton resident Al Gregor. According to the DEC, the fish kill does not suggest there's pollution in the Shinnecock Bay. (more...)
Largest Internet Companies Take on Fake News
- November 15, 2016

And in the week before the election, Facebook and Google were being criticized about fake news on their sites, which critics believe could have swayed the presidential race's outcome. Yesterday, Internet users searching on Google were delivered a bogus report saying Trump won the popular vote in addition to the Electoral College. (more...)
Supermoon to light up the sky
- November 15, 2016

Early Monday morning - or evening, depending on where you live - the largest full moon of the year, called the supermoon, shined its biggest and brightest in almost 70 years. The moon's closest point to earth of this supermoon phase, known as " perigee ", is a distance of a little more than 221,000 miles. The phenomenon will seem to be at its biggest and brightest in its orbit compared to the Earth in 70 years. (more...)
UN chief 'sure' Trump will reconsider climate change stance UN chief 'sure' Trump will reconsider climate change stance
- November 15, 2016

A year ago was the warmest on record, and 2016 seems on course to be hotter still. This creates a perverse incentive for governments to meet trade obligations over climate obligations that could undermine the Paris agreement by deterring countries from putting in place the new policies that are required to meet Nationally Determined Contributions. (more...)

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