Obama To Ask For $1 Billion Climate Change Fund

An anonymous reader writes "President Obama will ask Congress for a $1 billion 'Climate Resilience Fund' in his proposed budget next month. From the article: 'Obama is expected to release his proposed 2015 budget in early March.

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Obama on Paris climate agreement: 'We met the moment'

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Saturday praised the sweeping global climate change accord reached by representatives of nearly 200 countries as the "best chance we have to save the one planet that we've got.""We came together around the strong agreement the world needed. We met the moment,

Obama vows to block Congress from 'turning back the clock' on climate efforts

U.S. President Barack Obama mocked congressional Republicans' popular "I am not a scientist" demurral on climate science,

Obama Talks Climate Change in James Cameron's Showtime Documentary

The Showtime documentary series "Years of Living Dangerously," executive produced by James Cameron, features an exclusive interview with Barack Obama, Mashable has learned — a segment that may provide rare insight into the President's thinking on climate science and policy.

A Republican president would find it difficult to erase Obama's climate plan

The Republican presidential candidates say they're the only ones who can stop the Obama administration's landmark climate rules.“This is going to be a disaster, and we should fight it,” said former Florida governor Jeb Bush of the Clean Power Plan,

5 times Obama got real about climate change in Alaska

Barack Obama isn't pulling any punches in Alaska.The U.S. president spoke powerfully about the potentially severe effects of climate change around the world on Monday during a trip to Alaska, a state that has already seen physical changes as a result of global warming. Its glaciers are receding,

Obama holds Twitter Q&A on climate change

President Obama held a Twitter Q&A on his newly created, and incredibly popular, @POTUS account on Thursday, fielding questions on everything from climate change skeptics to extreme weather becoming a national security issue.See also: Obama visits National Hurricane Center,

Obama administration recasts climate change as a national security issue

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday will highlight the national security risks that climate change poses, featuring it prominently in a commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.

In Commencement Speech, Obama Unloads on Climate Change 'Deniers'

Giving the commencement address at the University of California at Irvine on Saturday, President Obama openly mocked the climate science and policy positions of many Republican lawmakers,

Fossil fuel auction cancelled after climate activists shame Obama administration

The Obama administration has delayed a fossil fuel auction originally scheduled for Dec. 10 in Washington, D.C. after climate activists pressured the president to cancel it, calling its timing amid the U.N. Climate Summit in Paris "particularly egregious."The U.S.

Obama's sweeping climate plan would catapult our use of renewable energy

The Clean Power Plan, which the White House is rolling out on Monday, is the central pillar in the Obama administration's multi-pronged strategy to address manmade global warming. The suite of EPA regulations, all resting on the agency's authority under the Clean Air Act,

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

Mathematician: Is Our Universe a Simulation?

Hugh Pickens DOT Com writes "Mathematician Edward Frenkel writes in the NYT that one fanciful possibility that explains why mathematics seems to permeate our universe is that we live in a computer simulation based on the laws of mathematics — not in what we commonly take to be the real world.

What Would You Do With the World's Most Powerful Laser?

sciencehabit writes "This week, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California announced an important milestone on the road to achieving ignition, which could lead to producing controlled fusion reactions here on Earth.

The Road To VR

An anonymous reader writes "Stack Overflow co-founder Jeff Atwood has posted about how much progress we've made toward commercially viable virtual reality gaming — and how far we have to go. The Oculus Rift headset is technologically brilliant compared to anything we'd have before,

LG最小7英寸平板 G Pad 7.0 真机上手

5 月初的时候,韩国第二大电子巨头 LG 悄无声息的发布了三款全新的 G Pad 系列平板电脑,分别为 7 英寸款、 8 英寸款和 10.1 英寸款,不过除了几张官方图之外,LG 没有公布任何相关信息。直到上周,最小的 G Pad 7.

Mozilla为Firefox加入集成开发环境WebIDE

浏览器多包含开发工具,帮助开发者调试和诊断网页问题。现在,Mozilla更进一步,为Firefox Nightly版加入了集成开发环境WebIDE,可用于创建、测试和部署Firefox OS应用。

余额宝探索消费模式:不希望用户只看收益率

余额宝取代传统预付款模式的设想,开始有了眉目。在近日Surface Pro3的预售中,微软除了提供传统的银联、网银在线的全额付款预定模式外,还引入了余额宝的玩法。

PROP说它是“出租船”界的Uber

如果你是一个热爱航海与水上活动的人,你会不会去租一艘轮船,呼朋引伴着驰骋海上?如果是,土豪请加我一个→_→。PROP说有了它,航海从来没有这么容易过。

万圣节将至:颜文字(emoji)面具变得畅销

“Trick or treat”!一年一度的万圣节(10月31日)又要到了,小伙伴们想好穿什么了吗?如果你讨厌重口味,并且希望给小伙伴们更多的惊喜和欢笑(而不是惊吓),那就试试近几年风靡开来的颜文字(emoji)面具吧!

瑞典创新局推进鼓励两性平等游戏发展

在游戏领域素来以男性为主,尽管近年来女性玩家越来越多,但是游戏开发商还未从根本上改变固有的男性视角。

中国银行业新政困扰欧美科技公司:代码换订单,不服管就走人

虎嗅注:市场研究公司IDC表示,中国市场的IT支出今年将增长超过11%,达到4650亿美元。但是中国政府的一系列举措令国外公司感到担忧。近期多个行业的国外公司都遭遇了反垄断或反腐败指控,涉及了汽车、制药和科技等行业。

Luminous lets Cortana open your flashlight with a spell

Sometimes you just want to turn your phone’s flashlight on quickly. Sometimes times you want to be a witch or wizard. Luckily, there’s an app for that.

真空電鍍防汗防水濺 i.Tech MusicBand SHINE 織線藍牙耳機

近年不少傳統藍牙免提耳機品牌,都開始涉足頸掛式藍牙立體聲耳機市場,當中 本地品牌 i.Tech 亦不例外。

删除预装要交79英镑,苹果要招骂了

虎嗅注:苹果预装的应用里,有些你永远用不上,有些你有更顺手的(比如浏览器和炒股应用),有些你都知道是干什么用的。而且,苹果预装的应用还在增加,比如apple watch。尽管这些应用不会在后台偷偷摸摸启动,不会盗走你的流量,但毕竟占据着宝贵的存储空间。据说iOS 9.3将允许用户删掉预装的应用。本来这是一项可以改善用户体验的功能,但苹果却要招骂了!因为,要-收-费。库克曾表示:一些应用被移除可能会导我们总该用点什么,不然就错过了这个丰腴的时代,如果你正在想着应该用点什么来改变自己的生活,那你已经找对地方了,点击下载独物,或者在应用市场搜索“独物”下载,我们来聊一聊!更有免费众测待你参与

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