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I put myself through hell as an IPCC convening lead author, but it was worth it

I put myself through hell as an IPCC convening lead author, but it was...

In my day job, I am a scientist at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland studying things such as how agriculture contributes to climate change and what we can do about it. Recently, though, I found myself in Geneva, to take part in my fourth “adoption plenary” for a report of the Intergovernmental Panel on…
Week in Review: Snapchat beats a dead horse

Week in Review: Snapchat beats a dead horse

Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about how Netflix might have some rough times ahead as…
Sonos’ first portable Bluetooth speaker leaks in more detail

Sonos’ first portable Bluetooth speaker leaks in more detail

We’re getting a better look at the long-awaited portable bluetooth speaker from Sonos thanks to a slew of new images posted by WinFuture. The German publication that specializes in Microsoft leaks has posted what it says are “official marketing images” of the new speaker, while also giving us a name for product model S17: Sonos…
Runkeeper drops its Wear OS app due to a ‘buggy experience’ – Engadget

Runkeeper drops its Wear OS app due to a ‘buggy experience’ – Engadget

The representative added that only a "very small" chunk of the community used the app, though the message suggested this wasn't the main reason. Other developers who've scrapped smartwatch apps have frequently cited either demand or a lack of necessity. Slack scrapped its Apple Watch app in part because it just wasn't needed -- you…
KB4512534 for Windows 10 version 1809 fixes VB bug and more – Ghacks Technology News

KB4512534 for Windows 10 version 1809 fixes VB bug and more – Ghacks Technology...

Microsoft released the cumulative update KB4512534 for its Windows 10 version 1809 operating system on August 17, 2019.The update follows the release of the updates KB4517297 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, KB4517298 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, and KB4512494 for Windows 10 version 1709 which the company released on…

Psychology vs. the Graphics Pipeline (2017)

(EDIT Much more accurate measurements are available eg for native software and for web software. The former says that most native psych libraries can get to frame-level accuracy with the appropriate hardware. The latter has results for web software similar to what I found here and concludes that they don’t affect power for most experiments,…
Galaxy Note 10 Plus ongoing review: Seriously fast battery charging, awkward buttons – CNET

Galaxy Note 10 Plus ongoing review: Seriously fast battery charging, awkward buttons – CNET

The Note 10 Plus.  Angela Lang/CNET  The Galaxy Note 10 Plus and I have grown closer since I first unboxed the phone. I've set it up just the way I like, and we've taken dozens of photos and video to test out features, like the camera's standalone night mode, portrait video and a perk that amplifies sound…

Tech Interview Handbook

"The Tech Interview Handbook played a crucial role in the success of my previous job search. The contents are carefully curated and well organized. It served as an excellent roadmap for my interview prep.In addition to the thorough Data Structures and Algorithms section, the handbook also provides a lot of resources on other aspects of…
PDFs are a pain to edit, but these four free apps make it easy – CNET

PDFs are a pain to edit, but these four free apps make it easy...

Sending PDF files is pretty straightforward, but editing one can be a hassle, especially on your phone's relatively small screen. Luckily I found easy and fast ways to edit a PDF file on an iPhone ($1,000 at Amazon) and Android phone, as well as on a Mac and PC. I'll walk you through basics like…
The World’s First Solar Road Has Officially Crumbled Into a Total Failure

The World’s First Solar Road Has Officially Crumbled Into a Total Failure

JAMES PASLEY, BUSINESS INSIDER 16 AUG 2019 In July, the French daily newspaper Le Monde reported that the 0.6-mile (1 kilometre) solar road was a fiasco.In December 2016, when the trial road was unveiled, the French Ministry of the Environment called it "unprecedented". French officials said the road, made of photovoltaic panels, would generate electricity…