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Nissan meets to replace Ghosn, as tensions with Renault grow  PHYS.ORG · 1 hour
The board of automaker Nissan meets Monday to discuss replacing former chairman Carlos Ghosn after his arrest for financial misconduct, as tensions grow in the firm's alliance with... more
Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Eisai Co., Ltd. has entered into an agreement to grant exclusive development and marketing rights for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin hydrochloride in Brazil to Eurofarma Laboratorios... more
Save over 30% on a new daily bag from Timbuk2 today  Windows Central · 14 hours
Carry all the things. Amazon, through the end of the day, is offering over 30% off Timbuk2 backpacks and messenger bags. You can choose from eight... more
Get a $25 gift card and $25 off the PlayStation Classic retro console  Windows Central · 16 hours
Essentially giving you $50 in savings. The PlayStation Classic retro gaming console is on sale for the first time since its release.... more
In the winds of crypto winter  TechCrunch · 16 hours
Well, it was surreal while it lasted, by which I mean the 2017-18 cryptocurrency bubble. For a while there, Coinbase was #1 in the App Store, Bitcoin was above $10K, and there were more notional crypto... more
Nations at climate talks back universal emissions rules  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Nearly 200 countries at the U.N. climate talks have agreed upon universal, transparent rules on how nations can cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming, putting the principles of the 2015... more
Nations at climate talks back universal emissions rules  ABC NEWS · 20 hours
Nearly 200 countries at the U.N. climate talks have agreed upon universal, transparent rules on how nations can cut greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming more
Nations agree milestone rulebook for Paris climate treaty  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Nations on Sunday struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need... more
Shenzhen, China's reform pioneer, leads tech revolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The southern city of Shenzhen is the symbol of the transformative reforms launched by China 40 years ago: former fishing villages that morphed into a global manufacturing hub. more
Nations at UN climate talks back universal emissions rules  ABC NEWS · 1 day
After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries limped to an agreement Saturday on the rules that will govern international efforts to curb global warming more
Nations agree rulebook for Paris climate treaty  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Nations on Sunday struck a deal to implement the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global... more
Following criticism, Robinhood backtracks on checking and savings feature  THE VERGE · 2 days
Earlier this week, stock-trading app Robinhood announced that it would offer a new feature to users in early... more
These 5 cheap external drives pair perfectly with Xbox One  Windows Central · 2 days
The Xbox One's biggest titles continue to grow in size, making it easier than ever to fill your console's internal storage. External hard drives are the way to... more
Robinhood lacked proper insurance so will change checking & savings feature  TechCrunch · 2 days
Robinhood will rename and revamp its upcoming checking and banking features after encountering problems with its insurance. The company published a blog post this evening explaining... more
Bitcoin bomb threats believed to be sent by perpetrators of ‘sextortion’ scam: experts  Global News · 2 days
Security experts believe Thursday's emailed bomb threats can be traced back to the same group responsible for the "sextortion" scam this past... more
UN climate talks extended as island countries demand action  CBC · 2 days
Weary officials from almost 200 countries faced another day of negotiations at United Nations climate talks to bridge... more
Climate talks extended as island nations demand action  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Weary officials from almost 200 countries faced another day of negotiations at the U.N. climate talks to bridge their last remaining differences as small island nations on Friday demanded an ambitious stance... more
All I want for Christmas is this twerking Alexa-enabled bear  THE VERGE · 2 days
The company behind the Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass has created the most Spencer’s Gift-y item... more
International academic 'Santa survey' shows children stop believing in Father Christmas aged eight  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
It's that time of year when children look forward to a stocking full of presents—but the first international academic "Santa survey" shows... more
Federal court freezes Faraday Future CEO’s ownership stake, California mansions  THE VERGE · 3 days
A federal US District judge in California has temporarily frozen Faraday Future CEO Jia Yueting’s ownership... more
A path for lignin valorization via additive manufacturing of high-performance sustainable composites with enhanced 3D printability  Science Magazine · 3 days
We report the manufacture of printable, sustainable polymer systems to address global challenges associated with high-volume... more
Scientists warn of slow progress towards United Nations biodiversity targets  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers praises widespread commitment but call for broader participation to better protect global marine ecosystems. more
Robinhood said to not be properly insured to offer checking & savings  TechCrunch · 3 days
Robinhood’s new high-interest, zero-fee checking and savings feature seems to be too good to be true. Users’ money may not be fully protected. The CEO... more
Goldex raises $1M for its marketplace app for ‘ethical’ physical gold trading  TechCrunch · 3 days
Goldex, a trading app that claims to power so-called ‘ethical pricing’ for retail gold investments, says it has now raised over £1M ($1.25M) in... more
Where should you buy Xbox Game Pass?  Windows Central · 3 days
Best answer: Right now, the best place to buy Xbox Game Pass is Amazon thanks to the money-saving potential. However, after the holidays, it won't matter whether you buy it from Amazon or Microsoft.... more
GE ‘s digital future looking murkier with move to spin off Industrial IoT biz  TechCrunch · 3 days
When I visited the GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York in April 2017, I thought I saw a company... more
Scientists create bee vaccine to fight off 'insect apocalypse'  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists in Finland have developed what they believe is the world's first vaccine to protect bees against disease, raising hopes for tackling the drastic decline in insect numbers which could... more
Scientists warn of slow progress towards United Nations biodiversity targets  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists from the United States and Brazil warn that the current global progress toward United Nations (UN) sustainability goals is not fast enough to avert the biodiversity crisis.... more
On the horizon: Looking ahead for global conservation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Every year for the last decade, an expert team of horizon scanners, science communicators and researchers have identified the top emerging issues in global conservation. This year's team included Fauna & Flora... more
Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. This is the conclusion of a study performed by... more
Researchers fine-tune wind farm simulation  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Wind power is on track to supply almost a fifth of the world's demand for electricity by 2050, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. While wind turbines are generally thought of as a sustainable alternative to traditional... more
2019 Kia Forte is ready for prime time - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
Kia's compact sedan is all new for 2019 and should give cars like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla a run for their money. more
Parents and infants show similar brain activity when they play together, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
When infants are playing with objects, their early attempts to pay attention to things are accompanied by bursts of high-frequency activity in... more
International money transfer company TransferGo scores $17.6M Series B  TechCrunch · 3 days
TransferGo, the London-based international money transfer startup, has raised just over $17.6 million in Series B funding, including an earlier tranche of funding closed in May. The round is led... more
Soot particles from road traffic significantly contribute to air pollution  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. more
Apple upstages Amazon in selecting new tech hub locations  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
One tech giant strung dozens of North American cities through a circus-like contest that led mayors and governors to desperately pitch their regions—and offer huge sums of public money—in hopes... more
Facebook wants you to pay to watch HBO shows on its own app - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Facebook is in talks to sell TV subscription services, to be watched on its "Watch" hub, Recode reports. more
Australia's Commonwealth Bank to Support Apple Pay Starting Next Month  MacRumors · 3 days
Commonwealth Bank (CBA) today announced that next month it will become the second of Australia's "Big... more
Australia’s largest bank finally announces support for Apple Pay coming next month  9to5Mac · 3 days
Apple Pay adoption has been rather slow in Australia due to disagreements between Apple and major banks over access to the NFC chip in... more
Bitcoin scammers send bomb threats worldwide, causing evacuations  THE VERGE · 3 days
Spammers are sending a wave of threats to businesses, schools, and other locations in English-speaking countries across the world, demanding... more
The NES and SNES Classic consoles won't last long after the holidays  Windows Central · 3 days
Remember when the Nintendo NES Classic and SNES Classic retro gaming consoles first released and you had to fight the denizens of the Internet... more
Megacity traffic soot contributes to global warming  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. The reduction of pollutants from road traffic such as... more
Researchers pioneer machine learning to speed chemical discoveries, reduce waste  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Machine learning algorithms can predict stock market fluctuations, control complex manufacturing processes, enable navigation for robots and driverless vehicles, and much more. more
UN climate talks inch forward, appear headed for overtime  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Efforts to agree on the fine print of the Paris climate accord drew closer Thursday, three years after the landmark agreement on curbing global warming, but negotiators remained deadlocked on... more
Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC  TechCrunch · 3 days
A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they don’t... more
Bitcoin scammers send bomb threats across US, causing evacuations  THE VERGE · 4 days
Spammers have sent a wave of threats to businesses, schools, and other locations, demanding Bitcoin in exchange for... more
Spatiotemporal transcriptomic divergence across human and macaque brain development  Science Magazine · 4 days
Human nervous system development is an intricate and protracted process that requires precise spatiotemporal transcriptional regulation. We generated tissue-level and single-cell transcriptomic data from up to 16 brain regions covering... more
Integrative functional genomic analysis of human brain development and neuropsychiatric risks  Science Magazine · 4 days
To broaden our understanding of human neurodevelopment, we profiled transcriptomic and epigenomic landscapes across brain regions and/or cell types for the entire span of prenatal and... more
UN climate talks inch forward, success uncertain  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Negotiators from almost 200 countries are racing to find agreement on the rules that will govern an international treaty on curbing global warming more
Apple to open $1B campus in Austin, Texas  CBC · 4 days
The tech giant said Thursday that the new campus will open with 5,000 positions in engineering, research and development, operations,... more
Large restaurant portions a global problem, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A multi-country study finds that large portion sizes in fast food and full service restaurants is not a problem unique to the US. The researchers found that 94 percent of full service... more
Ford accused of 'treachery' in France over factory closure  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire accused Ford of "treachery" and "cowardice" on Thursday in a furious reaction to the US automaker's decision to shutter a factory near Bordeaux and... more
Amazon is officially stocking Google Chromecasts yet again  TechCrunch · 4 days
There’s been a break in the multi-year feud between Google and Amazon, apparently, as Amazon is now — once again — selling Google Chromecast devices on its site. The devices were banned... more
YouTube brings its trending charts to the YouTube Music app  THE VERGE · 4 days
YouTube has announced that its YouTube Music Charts will now be integrated within the YouTube Music... more
Best stocking stuffers: The top tech gifts under $25 - CNET  CNET · 4 days
Looking for practical, cheap-but-good stocking stuffers? We've got you covered. more
Don't miss your rare opportunity to save on the Sonos Play:5 speaker  Windows Central · 4 days
Listen closely. Right now you can pick up the Sonos Play:5 speaker for just $459 at Amazon, which is a savings of $40. It's... more
The ecobee3 lite smart thermostat pays for itself in no time at $132  Windows Central · 4 days
The savings on your electric bill are well worth the upfront cost of a smart thermostat. I'm a big believer in practical... more
Renault board maintains Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The board of the French automaker Renault said Thursday that it was keeping Carlos Ghosn as its chief executive, after an internal review of his pay package found... more
On stock prices and Nvidia  TechCrunch · 4 days
Yesterday’s analysis of Nvidia’s challneges triggered a surge of mail from readers. The company has lost about half of its value over the past two months, and has mostly blamed a “crypto hangover” for the problem. But as... more
Construction management software developer Procore raises $75 million at a $3 billion valuation  TechCrunch · 4 days
Procore Technologies, a provider of software to manage construction projects, is now worth $3 billion thanks to a new $75 million round... more
The Latest: Diplomat: Consensus near on global warming rules  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A diplomat representing Fiji at the U.N.'s annual climate talks says he expects a "helpful" outcome but also one that won't make everyone happy more
Robinhood launches no-fee checking/savings with Mastercard & the most ATMs  TechCrunch · 4 days
Robinhood is undercutting the big banks by forgoing brick-and-mortar branches with its new zero-fee checking and savings account features. With no overdraft or monthly fees, a juicy 3... more
The long dry: Why the world's water supply is shrinking  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is... more
What China searched for in 2018: World Cup, trade war, Apple  TechCrunch · 4 days
Soon after Google unveiled the top trends in what people searched for in 2018, Baidu published what captivated the Chinese in a parallel online universe, where... more
The Latest: Climate passport for victims of global warming?  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A prominent researcher is proposing establishing a "climate passport" for people driven from their homes by the impact of global warming more
Hurricane flooding affects Lumbee River Basin  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
As the global population has exploded over the last century, nitrogen has become one of the most common water contaminants in the world. more
'Holiday Savings With Apple Pay' Promotion Expands to Additional Stores  MacRumors · 4 days
Apple today expanded its "Holiday Savings with Apple Pay" promotion to seven additional stores through December... more
Whale experts call for rethink of global shipping routes to stop marine giants becoming 'roadkill'  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In a new report, researchers from Macquarie University are calling for a rethink of global shipping routes, to... more
How to best predict chemical reactions of contaminants in water  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Turning on the faucet and not getting clean water, or any water at all, is a global issue. Cleaning wastewater could help make more water available. In delving... more
The long dry: global water supplies are shrinking  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is the drying of soils,... more
Ericsson Opens Global AI Research Facility in Bengaluru  Gadgets 360 · 4 days
The Bengaluru facility will create 150 jobs for data scientists, engineers, machine learning (ML) and AI architects, and software developers in 2019. more
New project aims to understand why and how metabolic disorders develop in patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The global prevalence of diabetes has reached more than 410 million individuals, underscoring the need for novel therapeutic strategies targeting the pathology... more
For the asking, a check is in the mail to help pay for costly drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Kip Burgess was relieved last year when pharmaceutical giant Amgen overnighted him a $2,976 check to help pay... more
China retaliates in Huawei row by detaining two Canadians  Sky News · 4 days
China has confirmed that it has detained two Canadian men in what appears to be retaliation for the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer. more
Huawei row: China confirms two Canadians detained  Sky News · 4 days
China has confirmed that it has detained two Canadian men in what appears to be retaliation for the arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer. more
Huawei row: Second Canadian man feared detained  Sky News · 4 days
A second Canadian man is feared detained in China in what appears to be retaliation for Canada's arrest of Huawei's chief financial officer. more
Feds like cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech and so should antitrust agencies  TechCrunch · 4 days
Thibault Schrepel Contributor Share on Twitter Thibault Schrepel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Economic Law at Utrecht University and a reviewer at... more
Global hacking campaign targets critical infrastructure - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The sophisticated campaign has targeted dozens of companies, most of which are based in the US. more
Revolut gets European banking license in Lithuania  TechCrunch · 4 days
Fintech startup Revolut is now officially a bank. While the startup initially expected to get its European banking license during the first half of 2018, the company has finally come out of the regulatory... more
UN chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The United Nations secretary-general called on countries to make compromises in tackling global warming, amid concern that a U.N. talks on the issue could end without a substantial agreement more
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YouTube Music now features Top 100 songs and music videos from YouTube Charts
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Plex now offers Tidal integration, with savings of up to $60 a year
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