After years of decline, US carbon emissions are rising again

After years of decline, US carbon emissions are rising again

That’s alarming. The Trump administration has frequently deflected responsibility for regulating greenhouse gas emissions to limit climate change by arguing that emissions are on the decline in the US anyway. “Thanks to President Trump’s regulatory reform agenda, the economy is booming, energy production is surging, and we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions from major industrial sources,” said acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler in a statement last year. “The Trump Administration has proven that…

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A smart baby bed has stirred controversy for its $1,300 price tag. Now parents can rent it.

A smart baby bed has stirred controversy for its $1,300 price tag. Now parents can rent it.

Creator Harvey Karp says the rental cost of the Snoo breaks down to about “a cup of coffee” per day. How much are parents willing to spend for their infants to sleep soundly? According to Dr. Harvey Karp, an LA-based pediatrician and children’s author, about $1,300. That is the price tag Karp put on the Snoo, the smart baby bassinet he debuted in 2016. Based on a theory he premiered in his 2003 book The…

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What’s actually happening at the US-Mexico border, explained

What’s actually happening at the US-Mexico border, explained

Beyond rhetoric and rebuttals, here’s what you need to know. President Trump wants you, and everyone else in America, to believe that the US-Mexico border isn’t just in trouble but in crisis. The fundamental premise of the government shutdown is that the US-Mexico border is so dangerous to human life that it is worth shutting down whole swaths of the federal government, forcing 800,000 federal employees to miss paychecks, in order to address it. “Beyond…

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Whirlpool’s smart oven uses AR to assist your baking

Whirlpool’s smart oven uses AR to assist your baking

Whirlpool’s new smart oven concept uses augmented reality to show you where to place your croissants and pizza. It’s called the Whirlpool Connected Hub Wall Oven, and the AR aspect makes it a little bit unique within the smart oven category. The oven has a 27-inch transparent LCD display on its front door, which you can use to pull up recipes. Once you select a recipe, the screen will tell you to gather the necessary…

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Twitter will begin a public test of new features in the coming weeks

Twitter will begin a public test of new features in the coming weeks

A few months ago, Twitter announced that it had begun testing new features to promote healthy conversations on the platform. Now, these changes will be rolling out to a test group of users in the coming weeks, according to Engadget. Twitter first demonstrated these features to The Verge in October. Presence indicators that show when a user is online and “ice breaker” tweets to promote discussion are among the changes that Twitter is planning to…

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Even Sprint is dunking on AT&T’s 5G nonsense

Even Sprint is dunking on AT&T’s 5G nonsense

First it was T-Mobile’s turn, then it was Verizon’s, and now it’s Sprint’s chance to make fun of AT&T’s decision to mislead its customers and apply a “5G E” label to phones that aren’t actually connected to a 5G network. “AT&T is blatantly misleading consumers,” Sprint CTO John Saw said in a statement sent to Engadget. “5GE is not real 5G.” Sprint said it would market “real 5G that is standards-based” in the coming months….

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“It simply isn’t true”: former top terrorism official says there’s no terror crisis at the border

“It simply isn’t true”: former top terrorism official says there’s no terror crisis at the border

A terrorism expert who worked in the Trump administration blasts the current push for a border wall. A former top counterterrorism official under Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump just torched the current administration’s plans to build a wall mainly to keep terrorists out of the United States. In an article that appeared Tuesday on Just Security, a website about national security and the law, Nicholas Rasmussen decimated Trump’s argument for a border wall —…

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The mysterious grand jury appeal reportedly tied to the Mueller investigation, explained

The mysterious grand jury appeal reportedly tied to the Mueller investigation, explained

The Supreme Court declined to put a financial penalty on the company in question on hold. For months now, close watchers of the Mueller investigation have been intrigued by a mysterious court appeal involving a challenge to a grand jury action that appears to be tied to the probe — though most of the details remain tantalizingly sealed. The case is about a corporation owned by a foreign country. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that…

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