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TechCrunch
Facebook puts friends above publishers in “News Feed Values” and ranking change
TechCrunch
After the conservative trends fiasco, Facebook is pushing itself to a new standard of transparency. The company is publishing a formal “News Feed Values” document that details how it decides what shows up in your feed — a common question amongst users ...

Forbes
Reportedly Perverted Penguins Are Now Being Harassed Back... By Climate Change
Forbes
A century ago, a biologist's observations of the “depraved” sex acts of antarctic Adélie penguins so disturbed him that he never published them and the records were lost until 2012. Now, new research finds the same species of polar bird is under threat ...

PerfScience
El Niño brings on severe wildfire risk for Amazon
PerfScience
Scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine have presented their 2016 seasonal fire forecast. In it, they have raised a strong possibility of severe season in the Amazon due to El Niño. The data has unveiled the effects of El Niño on ...

CNET
Google's underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan is about to go live
CNET
Back in 2014, Google announced that it was one of several companies investing in a $300 million underwater internet cable linking the US west coast to Japan. Today, that cable will go live. Nicknamed "Faster", the 9,000 kilometre (5,600 mile) cable ...

New York Times
Toyota Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles for Airbag Problem
New York Times
A Toyota factory in Takaoka, Japan. The automaker also said on Wednesday that it was recalling nearly three million vehicles worldwide over fuel tank issues. Credit Ko Sasaki for The New York Times. Public concern about faulty automobile airbags spread ...

Engadget
HTC's Vive business is now run by a new subsidiary
Engadget
HTC has seen its share of ups and downs and CEO shuffles in the past few years. Now, with its virtual reality division looking strong on the back of the HTC Vive release, the Taiwanese company may be prepping to spin off that lucrative business into ...

The Verge
Microsoft's most powerful Surface models now available outside US
The Verge
Microsoft is expanding its Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 line-up outside the US and Canada today. Both devices are now available with 1TB of storage, an Intel Core i7 processor, and 16GB of RAM in Australia, Austria, China, France, Hong Kong, New ...

Fortune
Why GM is Slashing the Price of its In-Car Wireless Data Plans
Fortune
Internet-connected car, means greater demands for data, and more access to customers. General Motors has cut the price of its wireless data plans in half, giving the automaker a competitive advantage over an industry trying to use in-car Internet ...

Ars Technica
Paris climate agreement plans don't match Paris agreement goals
Ars Technica
If anyone thought that December's historic Paris climate agreement meant the problem of climate change was officially solved, they got the wrong idea. While a critical first step, the emissions cuts pledged cannot be the end of the story if we want to ...

Washington Post
Massive effort to save the Amazon is failing even in 'protected' areas
Washington Post
Up to now, attempts to protect the Amazon have largely focused on preventing deforestation — historically one of the greatest threats the vast South American region has faced. And while efforts in recent years have been successful at slowing or ...

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