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  • 2015 to be hottest year on record - until next year - WMO By Tom Miles - Reuters - 21 hours ago
    Jarraud Secretary-General of the WMO holds a graphic during the presentation of the five-year report on the climate at the UN in Geneva

    By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be even hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said on Wednesday, warning that inaction on climate change could see global average temperatures rise by 6 degrees Celsius or more. WMO director-general …

  • U.S. Air Force official sees issues with space launch priorities By Andrea Shalal - Reuters - Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States could struggle to promote competition in its space launch program while also maintaining two independent ways to launch satellites and ending U.S. reliance on Russian rocket engines, a top U.S. Air Force official said on Tuesday. “I think the space launch situation …

  • Why government and tech can't agree about encryption BREE FOWLER and TAMI ABDOLLAH - Associated Press - Wed, Nov 25, 2015
    FILE - In this July 30, 2014, file photo, Silicon Valley pioneer and Silent Circle co-founder Jon Callas holds up Blackphone with encryption apps displayed on it at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. The Paris terrorist attacks have renewed the debate between law-enforcement officials and privacy advocates over whether there should be limits to encryption technology. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Your phone is getting better and better at protecting your privacy. But Uncle Sam isn't totally comfortable with that, because it's also complicating the work of tracking criminals and potential national-security threats.

  • HP Inc profit forecast misses Street on weak PC, printer sales By Abhirup Roy and Anya George Tharakan - Reuters - Tue, Nov 24, 2015
    A Hewlett-Packard logo is seen at the company's Executive Briefing Center in Palo Alto

    HP Inc, which houses former Hewlett-Packard Co's legacy printer and PC business, forecast adjusted profit for the first quarter below market expectations as it struggles with weak sales of PCs and printers. HP Inc's shares were down 7.1 percent in extended trading on Tuesday, while HPE's shares were up 2.3 percent. "Looking …

  • Billionaire Battle: Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk Square Off on Reusable-Rocket Test

    A reusable-rocket milestone has sparked a mini-squabble between two of the billionaires who are helping transform the private spaceflight industry. On Monday (Nov. 23), Blue Origin — a company established by founder Jeff Bezos —launched a rocket into suborbital space and then brought it back down for a soft …

  • Amazon founder and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos announces plans to build a rocket manufacturing plant and launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said on Tuesday his space transportation company, Blue Origin, plans about two more years of test flights before it will offer rides to passengers. On Monday, Blue Origin successfully landed a suborbital rocket back at its launch site, a key step in its drive to make reusable rockets, the company …

  • Mood-gauging humanoid robots highlight World Robot Exhibition Adam Justice - IB Times - Tue, Nov 24, 2015

    Humanoid robots that can gauge your mood were among the highlights of the World Robot Exhibition in Beijing on 24 November. The exhibition is a part of the three-day World Robot Conference, which also includes a forum and a robot contest for elementary school and junior high school teams. Humanoid robot Xiaoluo, made …

  • I was really disappointed by the iPad mini 3. It was almost identical to the second-generation mini, didn't get the same performance updates as the larger Air did when it became the Air 2, and had only the addition of Touch ID to shout about. The A7 processor (from the iPhone 5s) was over 12 months old, a tiny 16GB …

  • The Wider Image: Earthprints: Rio Pardo

    Brazil's environmental assets exchange BVRio on Tuesday launched an app that promises to help foreign traders and buyers of Brazilian timber make sure the product hasn't been illegally logged. Logging is an important industry in Brazil, where half of the country is blanketed by forests. The government considers illegal …

  • World's biggest animal clone factory raises fears in China Rebecca Davis - AFP - Tue, Nov 24, 2015
    Chinese biotechnology firm Boyalife and South Korea's Sooam Biotech are setting up the world's biggest animal cloning factory in China, planning to churn out a million beef cattle a year

    The world's largest animal cloning factory is under construction in China, with plans to churn out dogs, horses and up to a million beef cattle a year, reports said, prompting online and scientific concerns Tuesday.

  • Global carbon pricing off menu at Paris climate talks Julie Chabanas - AFP - Tue, Nov 24, 2015
    World leaders have vowed to seek a comprehensive climate deal at an upcoming UN conference in Paris

    Climate experts say the need to agree on a global carbon price to cut pollution and aid clean technologies is a no-brainer, and yet the topic will have no place at the upcoming Paris climate talks.

  • U.S. retailers hunt for attacks after warning on stealthy malware By Jim Finkle - Reuters - Tue, Nov 24, 2015
    Picture illustration of People posing with laptops in front of projection with word 'cyber' and binary code in Zenica

    By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - U.S. retailers are hunting for evidence of new breaches leading into the holiday shopping season after a cyber intelligence firm privately warned them about payment-card-stealing malware that it said evades almost all security software. "This is by far the most sophisticated point-of-sale …

  • GameStop's warning on EA's Star Wars game seen premature By Sai Sachin R and Anya George Tharakan - Reuters - Tue, Nov 24, 2015
    Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, senior producer at EA Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment, introduces the new video game "Star Wars Battlefront" during Electronic Arts media briefing in Los Angeles

    Electronic Arts Inc has little to fear from retailer GameStop Corp's warning about weak sales for EA's just-released "Star Wars" title, with analysts agreeing it was too early to predict its success or failure. The videogame publisher's shares fell as much as 7 percent on Monday after GameStop said its sales of "Star …

  • Everyone loves same-day delivery, until they have to pay MAE ANDERSON - Associated Press - Tue, Nov 24, 2015
    FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015, file photo, a forklift operator moves a pallet of goods at an fulfillment center in DuPont, Wash. This year, Amazon has been making an aggressive push to offer same-day delivery to its $99 annual Prime loyalty club members. Their service is now available in 750 cities and towns in 16 metro areas. And where Amazon goes, other retailers must follow. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Everyone likes the idea of same-day delivery. But who wants to pay for it?

  • Correction: Amazon Trees story Associated Press - Mon, Nov 23, 2015
    FILE - In this April 23, 2002 file photo, specimens from the Brazil nut, Lecythidacene family, are displayed inside the Herbarium at The New York Botanical Garden, in the Bronx borough of New York. A first-of-its-kind examination of thousands of types of trees in the Amazon found that as much as half of the species may be threatened with extinction or heading that way because of massive deforestation. It’s not just strange tropical trees, but the plants that provide people with tasty Brazil nuts and elegant mahogany are among the more than 5,500 tree species in deep trouble in the Amazon, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about Amazon trees, The Associated Press erroneously reported how much area the forest has been losing. About 15 years ago, it was losing about 11,600 square miles of forest a year, not 11.6 million square miles. That figure has dropped to about 3,800 square miles a year, not 3.8 million …