Sea Levels Are Rising Faster Than They Have in Millennia

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Humans are causing sea levels to rise at the fastest rate in nearly 3,000 years, according to a series of scientific reports released Monday. What’s more, the new research concludes that this acceleration is already resulting in increased flooding …

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Naysayers Force California’s Bullet Train to Change Tack

Consider the plight of Californians attempting to traverse the 400 miles, give or take, separating San Francisco and Los Angeles. Their choices include: A) Freeways—either the coastal, scenic, and frequently snarled Highway 101, or the I-5—a freeway so pockmarked with potholes that it resembles a ribbon of lunar landscape, passing …

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Tip: How to Quickly and Easily Get Rid of Old E-Mails

It’s tempting to let old e-mail pile up, knowing that your Webmail service’s search function can find anything and that you’ll never come close to exceeding your vast storage quota. (At least I’m assuming that all applies to your Webmail service; if it doesn’t, we need to talk.) But then …

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Why Wireless Charging Is Still a Tangled Mess

(Images by Rob Pegoraro) BARCELONA — At last year’s Mobile World Congress, just one of the high-profile phones debuting at the show supported wireless charging. It was accompanied by many, many other new phones that completely ignored the technology. The same thing happened at this year’s MWC. That’s the problem with …

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Bill Gates Weighs in on Encryption Battle Between Apple, FBI

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is wading into Apple’s encryption battle with federal authorities, offering a different take than many of his Silicon Valley counterparts. Gates said he thinks there is a way for Apple to cooperate with federal authorities to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino …

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The Retro Freewrite May Just Be the Ultimate Word Processor

35 years after the birth of the laptop computer and 25 years after Wi-Fi was invented, someone finally may have built the ultimate word processor. The Freewrite, which was called the Hemingwrite when it was introduced to the world in a very successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2014, is a …

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Eero Starts Shipping Its Solution for Home Wi-Fi Dead Zones

Update 2/23/16: After a year of development and additional funding, Eero is about to ship out pre-order devices. The Eero will also be made available to the general public, although no specific timeline was stated for that release. The company behind the Eero router has announced it will begin taking orders on its brand …

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DJI Will Cover Cost of Repairs If You Crash Your Drone

It can be thrilling to fly your drone at top speed low to the ground, but that’s also asking for trouble, since accidents can be quite expensive. Owners of DJI drones, the Phantom or the Inspire, can now push the limit without worrying about covering the full cost of repairs. The …

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