New Ad Blocker That Will Be Google's Very Own

New Ad Blocker That Will Be Google's Very Own

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Ad blocking is currently available through an assortment of plug-ins or browser extensions in whatever web browser you choose to engage these days. Google's revenue is driven by advertising and ad blocking. Now Google is trying to make game-changing moves and create their own ad blocker for Chrome. This comes as a huge surprise to many of us. Google is developing an ad blocker that differs quite ...

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Eerie photos of abandoned malls

Eerie photos of abandoned malls

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Hampton Towne Centre, once known as the Hampton Square Mall, is in Essex Township, Michigan. The site lost retailers over time once one of its anchor stores, Kmart, filed bankruptcy. The mall officially closed in 2010, but was purchased one year later by an optimistic businessman. ...

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Mitch Albom on lasting lessons of "Tuesdays with Morrie"

Mitch Albom on lasting lessons of "Tuesdays with Morrie"

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"Tuesdays with Morrie" details soul-searching conversations between sports writer Mitch Albom and his dying former college professor, Morrie Schwartz. Now, 20 years after the book first came out, Albom joined "CBS This Morning" to discuss Morrie's lasting message, his orphanage in Haiti and the heart-wrenching story of a child th...

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Service dog owner denied access to airport lounge

Service dog owner denied access to airport lounge

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- A Santa Clarita woman who is wheelchair-bound says she was kicked out of an airline lounge because of her service dog, CBS Los Angeles reports. Micaela Bensko captured the frustrating ordeal on video as the confrontation unfolded in the Virgin Atlantic lounge at JFK International Airport. Micaela Bensko w...

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Small Spaces, Big Gardens

Small Spaces, Big Gardens

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Are you dying to get caught up in the excitement of spring gardening, but lack the yard space? Never fear, we are here to help ease your green-eyed green thumb monster with some amazing ideas for small spaces gardening. The best part? You don't have to be a Pinterest master or a DIY guru to make our ideas work, you just need some quality soil, a fe...

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Here’s the Early Context for Trump’s Budget

Here’s the Early Context for Trump’s Budget

The first federal budget process under the Trump administration has officially kicked off. But it’s a long, winding road to the final budget as President Trump lays out his expectations, agencies lay out theirs and the House and Senate weigh in. The opening salvo came on Monday, when administration officials said Trump plans to request a $54 billion increase in defense spending, which currentl...

Perry Dodges Climate Questions, Defends Energy Dept.

Perry Dodges Climate Questions, Defends Energy Dept.

Energy secretary nominee Rick Perry fi...

Protection of Public Lands Cast in Doubt

Protection of Public Lands Cast in Doubt

Donald Trump’s election portends a major shift in how one of America’s greatest bulwarks against the impacts of climate change will be protected and used for fossil fuel development. Scientists and conservationists are just beginning to grasp what may lay ahead for more than 600 million acres of national forests, monuments, parks...

Threatened Nations Aim for 100 Percent Renewables

Threatened Nations Aim for 100 Percent Renewables

By Megan Rowling, Thomson Reuters Foundation A group of the countries most at risk from climate change said they would strive to make their energy production 100 percent renewable "as rapidly as possible," as part of efforts to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), which numbers 48...

Negative Emissions Key to Meeting 2°C Threshold

Negative Emissions Key to Meeting 2°C Threshold

Humans will have to not only stop emitting greenhouse gases by 2085, but also develop technology that will result in negative emissions — the removal of 15 billion tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere each year by the end of the century —  in order to prevent global warming from exceeding 2°C (3.6°F), according to a new study...

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Top 10 healthcare tech startups to watch

Top 10 healthcare tech startups to watch

Image: iStockphoto/kopitinphoto Healthcare startups represent a booming industry: Between 2010 and 2014, healthcare tech venture funding deals grew 200%. Driven by the aging baby boomer population a...

Ashton Kutcher's most forward-thinking investments

Ashton Kutcher's most forward-thinking investments

It's been five years since the New York Times declared Ashton Kutcher was "no dummy when it comes to technology." The 38-year-old actor is the "A" in A-Grade Investments, a venture-capital fund that, according to a 2016 Forbes report, is worth $250 million. With partner Guy Oseary, Kutcher also call the shots on a new fund, Sound Ventures. Here's a lo...

Video: How startups can thrive outside Silicon Valley

Video: How startups can thrive outside Silicon Valley

Video: How startups can thrive outside Silicon Valley - TechRepublic Video: How startups can thrive outside Silicon Valley At IdeaFes...

Why South African startups have an equal number of male and female founders

Why South African startups have an equal number of male and female founders

A view of Pretoria, South Africa. Image: iStockphoto/vlbentley The year 1994 was a big one for South Africa: It marked the death of the apartheid. It was the first year all races were allowed to vo...

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USCGC Polar Star Makes New Zealand Trip

USCGC Polar Star Makes New Zealand Trip

21-02-2017 Science

The USCGC Polar Star escorts a tanker through the sea ice of McMurdo Sound. Credit: U.S. Coast Guard New Zealand has granted the United States permission for a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star, to visit the port of Lyttelton later this month. The icebreaker will make the port call on its way to its home port of Seattle after completing a resupply mission...

Seven Myths About Introverts

Seven Myths About Introverts

29-09-2016 Science

1. Alone time isn't lonely  We introverts recharge our batteries by spending time alone. When you see us off in our own world, reading a book or playing a game on our phones, it doesn't mean we're bored. It doesn't mean we need a distraction. It doesn't mean we need cheering up. What it means is that we need time to be silent with ourselves. It means we're unwinding in the way the feels best...

Volcanic Eruption Masked Acceleration in Sea Level Rise

Volcanic Eruption Masked Acceleration in Sea Level Rise

15-08-2016 Science

Mount Pinatubo’s 1991 eruption and its effects masked sea level rise. Credit: USGS The cataclysmic 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines masked the full impact of greenhouse gases on accelerating sea level rise, according to a new study. “These scientists have disentangled the major role played by the volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo on trends in global m...

Experts to Use Drones to Discover More about Killer Whales

Experts to Use Drones to Discover More about Killer Whales

10-08-2016 Science

Drone footage of Killer Whales. Image-Video screenshot NOAA/Vancouver Aquarium Drones will be used to discover more about the social lives of killer whales as part of new research which could help protect the species. Experts from the Universities of York, Exeter and the Center for Whale Research in Washington State, USA, believe drone footage could revolutionise our und...

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How to create Outlook appointments from Excel data

How to create Outlook appointments from Excel data

Image: iStock/ShinyfamilyIt's not unusual to receive an Excel sheet with a list of appointments or tasks. But if you use Outlook to keep up with your obligations, a list in Excel isn't helpful. You could enter each record as a new appointment—or you can import the Excel data directl...

New Ad Blocker That Will Be Google's Very Own

New Ad Blocker That Will Be Google's Very Own

Ad blocking is currently available through an assortment of plug-ins or browser extensions in whatever web browser you choose to engage these days. Google's revenue is driven by advertising and ad blocking. Now Google is trying to make game-changing moves and create their own ad blocker for Chrome. This comes as a huge surprise to many of us. Google is developing an ad blocker that differs quite ...

The best security? Have Zero Trust, says expert

The best security? Have Zero Trust, says expert

Image: iStock/suphakit73 Cybersecurity may well be the only $100 billion industry that fails spectacularly on a regular basis. Thus far, each attempt to respin cybersecurity has followed the same ...

Hyperconverged infrastructure: The smart person's guide

Hyperconverged infrastructure: The smart person's guide

Image: iStock/Vladimir_Timofeev The popularity of cloud computing has created a demand in on-premises data centers to abstract physical hardware from the computing and storage resources that hardw...