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China to enjoy 'blue skies' by 2030: official

Global Times

The heavy smog that has been hovering over China in recent years is expected to disappear for good by 2030 when China's carbon emissions reach their peak, a senior Chinese official said Tuesday. China's air quality will be improved significantly by 2030, ...

Technology quiz reveals that nobody including quiz drafters knows anything ...

Register

A terrifying new quiz has indicated that the state of knowledge among Americans regarding IT topics is abysmally low: but the questions are such as to indicate that even the drafters of the quiz didn't know much. The quiz in question is one from Pew Research, ...

Evidence suggest US, UK behind mysterious Regin malware

Brisbane Times

Regin is is the sophisticated work of hackers who dabble as government agents, experts say. This post was originally published on Mashable. For many years, a sophisticated and unprecedented cyberespionage campaign known as "Regin" has been ...

Going my way? Lyft drivers, not the passengers, can now set the destination

VentureBeat

When you're driving, chances are that a nearby Lyft passenger wants to go to the same destination. Starting now, Lyft is helping the two of you share the ride with Driver Destination. With “regular” carpool feature Lyft Line, Lyft matches nearby passengers with ...

Google Fiber's gigabit-Internet service in Austin priced at $70 per month

PCWorld

Zach Miners covers social networking, search, and general technology news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco. More by Zach Miners. Google will offer a basic version of its broadband service for no monthly charge when it launches ...

Bird species Muscicapa sodhii named after Indian ornithologist Navjot Sodhi

The American Bazaar

WASHINGTON, DC: The late Indian ecologist and ornithologist Navjot Sodhi has had several animal species named in his honor: including a snail, a fish, species of crab. Add to that Muscicapa sodhii, the Latin name for a new bird species identified more than ...

Still a better fate than VHS: Unwanted Blu-ray discs repurposed for solar power

Daily Digest

Engineers find Blu-ray discs at the “intersection of information theory, nanophotonics, and materials science” and copy their microscopic patterns in solar panels to improve light absorbance. Blu-ray discs had their day in the sun, but they may be gearing up for ...

Google Revamps Shopping App In Time For Black Friday

ValueWalk

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG) is kicking off the biggest shopping season of the year with a revamped shopping app. This update includes extra mobile features which will simplify the entire Google Shopping experience. Google Shopping ...

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