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US FCC drops plans to vote on business data services reforms US FCC drops plans to vote on business data services reforms
- November 18, 2016

Certain of my colleagues identified the items on today's proposed agenda as controversial and asked that they not be considered today. "They deserve better from this commission", Wheeler said , referencing one of policy items. Both initiatives are in serious jeopardy as Trump prepares to take office, according to tech policy experts, because newly-emboldened Republicans are likely to seek to dismantle them, effectively undoing major components of Wheeler's pro-consumer agenda. (more...)
Trump national security adviser once said fear of Muslims is 'rational'
- November 18, 2016

McChrystal and retired Adm. Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, contacted Flynn and urged him to show more restraint, with Mullen warning that Flynn's behavior could jeopardize White House trust in the military. He adds: "I'm very grateful for the open door, and I look forward to carrying the presided-elect's agenda to all of the members of the Senate and all the members of the House after January 20th". (more...)
Beijing to Trump: Global Warming Isn't a Chinese Hoax
- November 18, 2016

Trump's Republican forebears had taken a leading role in coordinating the worldwide response to climate change. Trump's victory has cast a shadow over the whole process of fighting climate change. He has turned to climate change denier Myron Ebell and fossil fuel lobbyist Mike McKenna to help with transition work at the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy. (more...)
Zuckerberg among Facebook users mistakenly declared ´dead´ Zuckerberg among Facebook users mistakenly declared ´dead´
- November 18, 2016

On Friday, a number of Facebook users including Mark Zuckerberg the social media giant's founder, were declared dead on the site. The tech company immediately fixed the error. The seemingly memorial stated, "We hope people who love [name of the Facebook user] will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate [his or her] life". (more...)
People Die Every Day from Opioid Overdose People Die Every Day from Opioid Overdose
- November 18, 2016

The economic impact of drug and alcohol misuse and addiction amounts to $442 billion each year - topping diabetes at $245 billion, said Vivek Murthy , the surgeon general. "We now have numerous tools we need to protect children, young people, and adults from the negative health consequences of substance misuse", she said in its preamble. (more...)
Donald Trump, Mitt Romney to meet this weekend Donald Trump, Mitt Romney to meet this weekend
- November 18, 2016

Trump had propelled himself as the president-elect by framing himself as an anti-establishment outsider. "I think it's good that the president-elect is meeting with people like Romney", Sessions said on Thursday. And the time he warned about Trump giving way to "trickle-down racism." "One of these men should be our nominee". "People going out of government won't be able to use that service to enrich themselves", Spicer told reporters. (more...)
Message to Trump? Countries say climate fight 'irreversible' Message to Trump? Countries say climate fight 'irreversible'
- November 18, 2016

Matt Patsky, CEO of Trillium Asset Management, said virtually every Fortune 500 business has acknowledged "the reality of climate change". In fact, we are facing its adverse impacts already in the form of droughts, unprecedented and rising temperature, floods, unseasonal rain, and coastal erosion. (more...)
Different Ways You Can Configure the 2017 Jeep Compass Different Ways You Can Configure the 2017 Jeep Compass
- November 18, 2016

In the USA, only a 2.4liter inline four engine is available. These global engines will be a 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged FIRE MultiAir2 and 2-litre four-cylinder Tigershark MultiAir2 petrol engines, and 1.6 and 2-.0litre four-cylinder Multijet turbodiesels. (more...)
Mozilla Firefox Focus Promises More Browsing Privacy To iPhone Users Mozilla Firefox Focus Promises More Browsing Privacy To iPhone Users
- November 18, 2016

Firefox Focus does take it a step further, though. Users could experience a performance boost on numerous sites they visit, according to Mozilla. If you don't want to stop using Safari, Firefox Focus's Tracking Protection features can also carry over to work in Safari. (more...)
Kerry: 'Overwhelming majority' in United States back Paris climate deal Kerry: 'Overwhelming majority' in United States back Paris climate deal
- November 18, 2016

I caught up with Hugh in Marrakech about a week after the election, and as you'll see he does not report that much has changed. And I know it has left some here and elsewhere feeling uncertain about the future. "It's really a yearly summit - 25,000 people-strong this year from all over the world - for all sectors to showcase their commitment to climate action and to discuss ways to expand shared efforts". (more...)
Samsung holds on as number one smartphone maker despite Note 7 woes Samsung holds on as number one smartphone maker despite Note 7 woes
- November 18, 2016

The Note 7 scandal has cost it billions of dollars and left a dent on its reputation. Previously, its most significant drop in sales was during the fourth quarter of 2014, when it lost out to Apple's phenomenally successful iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. (more...)
Here's all the hidden differences between the new MacBook Pros Here's all the hidden differences between the new MacBook Pros
- November 18, 2016

The Touch Bar adds a second, hard to replace, screen to damage. The SSD, RAM and processor are soldered to the logic board, make it impossible to upgrade. This feature allows multiple users to share the MacBook Pro , as the device can detect and switch user profiles easily. As interesting as the new MacBook Pro is, particularly the Touch Bar model, it seems that Apple has made things under the hood more complicated than ever before, making the laptop practically impossible to ... (more...)
IPhone Data Isn't Kept As Private As Apple Wants You To Think IPhone Data Isn't Kept As Private As Apple Wants You To Think
- November 18, 2016

Apple stores this information for a total of 4 months and while everything is encrypted, the company could become an easy target for governments seeking access to user data, with the firm also raising doubts over possible surveillance that could be performed. (more...)
'Beauty and the Beast' trailer sets new record for most views
- November 18, 2016

The " Beauty and the Beast " 2017 film trailer had 127.6 million views within 24 hours of its release. Talking to Glamour in 2012 about her pixie cut, she said, "If I had it my way, I would have just kept it short forever". We could find true love and live our happy ever afters at any given moment. A recent report noted that the " Beauty and the Beast " record is estimated 5 million more than the whole population of Mexico and just a bit less than the numbers of votes counted, as of now, ... (more...)
Telltale's Batman Episode 4: Guardian Of Gotham Trailer! Telltale's Batman Episode 4: Guardian Of Gotham Trailer!
- November 18, 2016

In this clip, we see that Bruce has been imprisoned in Arkham Asylum, where the Joker has seemingly recognized a darkness within him...even if the Clown Prince of Crime hasn't yet realized that his greatest enemy is right in front of him. If you haven't been playing because you're waiting for the whole story to conclude, the good news is this is the penultimate chapter. How far are you willing to go for justice? Telltale games are often praised for their replay value due to the heavily ... (more...)
Mexican experts say original pyramid found at Chichen Itza Mexican experts say original pyramid found at Chichen Itza
- November 18, 2016

Also known as El Castillo, the Temple of Kukulkan sits at the center of archeological site Chichen Itza which is located in the Mexican state of Yucatan. And while the newly discovered structure has already been mapped, it remains unclear exactly when archaeologists will attempt to excavate it, or what they might find inside. (more...)
CO2 emissions level off, still too high to save climate CO2 emissions level off, still too high to save climate
- November 18, 2016

The new research also suggests that, starting in 2017, the world will have only 800 billion tons, or gigatons, of carbon dioxide left to emit if it wants to preserve a two-thirds chance of preventing the planet from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. (more...)
U.S. election ripples through climate meeting
- November 17, 2016

Well, I think the climate change is just a very, very expensive form of tax. The business group at COP22 said it wants Trump to continue the Obama administration's low-carbon policies in order to allow the U.S.to meet or exceed its promised national commitments; invest in the low-carbon economy in order to give financial decision-makers clarity and boost investor confidence; and continue US participation in the Paris Climate Agreement in order to provide the long-term direction needed ... (more...)
Best Buy 3Q profit jumps as online sales improve
- November 17, 2016

However, in the context of a fairly weak electricals market and intense competition from online players, we believe that the results are respectable and show that Best Buy is finally getting its house in order,"Håkon Helgesen, retail analyst at Conlumino, wrote in an email to Retail Dive."In particular, the 1.8% uplift in United States comparable sales is solid and shows real progress on both the prior year and prior quarter". (more...)
New Zealand Completes Evacuation From Town Cut Off by Quake
- November 17, 2016

Around 400 of the 1,200 tourists stranded in the town were flown out on Tuesday, including 12 people with a variety of injuries, officials said. The town, a popular base for whale-watching, has a population of 2,000, which Prime Minister John Key said is bolstered by tourists , mostly worldwide backpackers. (more...)

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