Climate change: Why it could be time to cut back on new gadgets and HD streams

We need to cut global emissions, and fast – and in doing so, tech businesses are both part of the the problem – and the solution. A new report from the UK’s Royal Society finds that as technologies keep growing at pace, the onus is on the digital sector not only to reduce its own carbon footprint, but also to come up with innovative ways to reverse climate change globally. 

While there is no exact figure that sums up the impact of digital technologies on the environment, the report estimates that the sector currently represents between 1.4% and 5.9% of global greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, the industry is projected to make huge strides in the coming years: for example, the total number of internet users is expected to reach 5.3 billion by 2023, up from less than four billion in 2018. 

All this extra connectivity comes at

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Research team develops software that cuts time, cost from gene sequencing

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A team of Johns Hopkins University researchers has developed a new software that could revolutionize how DNA is sequenced, making it far faster and less expensive to map anything from yeast genomes to cancer genes.


The software, detailed in a paper published in Nature Biotechnology, can be used with portable sequencing devices to accelerate the ability to conduct genetic tests and deliver diagnoses outside of labs. The new technology targets, collects and sequences specific genes without sample preparation and without having to map surrounding genetic material like standard methods require.

“I think this will forever change how DNA sequencing is done,” said Michael C. Schatz, a Bloomberg Distinguished Associate Professor of Computer Science and Biology and senior author of the paper.

The new process shrinks the time it takes to profile gene mutations, from 15 days or more to just three. That allows scientists to understand

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‘Call’: Park Shin-hye and Jun Jong-seo’s time travel slasher thriller reels you in with engaging premise

When ‘Call’, the Korean movie starring Park Shin-hye and Jun Jong-seo’s trailer had released, many had compared the film to the popular K-Drama ‘Signal’. Of course, we see how that is possible, considering a woman from the past and the present get connected by a call. However, ‘Call’ is beyond this time travel element and that is what makes the film as good as it is. From the first moment in, the opening grainy shot of a woman walking alone in the countryside, we are reeled in bit by bit. The film gives audiences time to settle in the kind of mood that our lead Seo-yeon (Shin-hye) is in before introducing us to Yeong-sook (Jeong-seo). 

We see how Seo-yeon has harbored hatred for her mother because she believed that her mother was the reason why her father had to die. It was her mother’s carelessness in not switching the stove

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Worldstatistics.live Updates Website With Real Time Statistical Data and Information – Press Release

Keeping up to date with the latest information and statistics is vitally important nowadays. This is especially true for things such as coronavirus cases. For this reason, WorldStatistics.live is an online website that is dedicated to providing the latest information and real time statistics on a variety of topics. 

The website covers statistics such as the total number of coronavirus cases around the globe, as well as the overall death count. It also mentions all the patients who have recovered. In addition to this, the website provides accurate real time statistics on the current world population, annual and daily births, as well as deaths. Interested readers can also delve into the myriad of other intriguing statistics they have available. Their many statistics involve topics such as government, economics, social media, environment, energy and more.

Through this, they allow their readers to remain updated and informed. The website takes many efforts

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Digital gadgets and platforms are stealing your time, says PM Modi





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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that digital platforms and tech gadgets are stealing our time and we must assign some time for ourselves. The prime minister was speaking at the event held to celebrate the Centennial Foundation Day of Lucknow University where he unveiled Rs 100 commemorative coin.

“In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, we’re leaving behind the habit of introspection. Digital gadgets and platforms are stealing your time but you must set aside some time for yourself. It is very important to know yourself. It will directly affect your capacity and will power,” PM Modi said.

The prime minister attended the event through video conferencing and also released a special commemorative postal stamp issued by India Post and its special cover during the event. Apart from PM Modi, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and defence minister Rajnath Singh, who is a Lok Sabha

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SpaceX just launched a Falcon 9 rocket for the 100th time, delivering 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit



Elon Musk et al. around each other: SpaceX founder Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images


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  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket delivered 60 Starlink satellites into orbit on Tuesday night, marking the rocket’s seventh successful launch.
  • The launch was also SpaceX’s 16th Starlink mission, its 100th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket, and its 23rd flight in 2020 — the most flights it has ever achieved in one year.
  • SpaceX’s two-stage Falcon 9 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 9:13 p.m. on Tuesday. The booster then returned to Earth and landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” drone ship.
  • Elon Musk’s space company now has at least 830 Starlink satellites in orbit. It plans to surround the Earth with up to 42,000 satellites beaming down high-speed internet.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

SpaceX successfully launched one of its Falcon 9 rockets on Tuesday night for

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches for record 7th time, Starlink mission

  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket delivered 60 Starlink satellites into orbit on Tuesday night, marking the rocket’s seventh successful launch.
  • The launch was also SpaceX’s 16th Starlink mission, its 100th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket, and its 23rd flight in 2020 — the most flights it has ever achieved in one year.
  • SpaceX’s two-stage Falcon 9 rocket took off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 9:13 p.m. on Tuesday. The booster then returned to Earth and landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” drone ship.
  • Elon Musk’s space company now has at least 830 Starlink satellites in orbit. It plans to surround the Earth with up to 42,000 satellites beaming down high-speed internet.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

SpaceX successfully launched one of its Falcon 9 rockets on Tuesday night for a record-breaking seventh time, delivering 60 satellites to orbit for its

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Why It’s Time To Consider Outsourcing For Software Development

CEO at Ascendle — building innovative web and mobile apps for the world’s leading companies. Author of The Epic Guide to Agile.

For close to eight years now, a 100% virtual model has worked for Ascendle better than I could have imagined. Most of our U.S.-based team members live within two hours of one another, which has allowed for regular meetups—before the pandemic, that is—for teambuilding and staying connected. Web conferencing platforms support daily interactions between team members and have kept everyone feeling included and accountable. Recently, everyone received a fleece onesie with the corporate logo, and our virtual office was united over Zoom with each of us in the most comfortable of uniforms.

Since March of 2020, we have watched colleagues and clients learn on the fly how to accommodate a new situation where everyone’s working remotely. We have team members across nine time zones, and they deliver

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Is It Time To Start Developing Your Software Solutions In-House?

Veer Singh, CTO at FoodJet Inc, leads enterprise engineering projects, motivating teams and stakeholders with a customer-first approach.

The SaaS industry has democratized access to technology for businesses of every size. However, once you begin to scale your business, you’ll start to notice the pitfalls of licensing a third-party SaaS solution. 

When the seams start to show, you’re faced with a decision: Is it time to stop renting your software systems and owning them instead? There’s no single right answer, but there is a decision matrix to run through.

Customization, Control And Competitive Advantage

The first question to ask is whether the business function(s) is business-critical. The more critical the function, the more you want to control the software system running it and the system’s evolution.

A small SaaS may be highly responsive to your function requirements and customizations. But the SaaS will grow, and its product development

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Why It’s Time to Retire Black, White & Gray Hats in SEO

Experienced SEO professionals are goal-oriented workers.

They work with their employers or clients to set clear expectations for traffic growth and the timeline for meeting those goals.

A successful SEO pro first evaluates where the company stands in terms of domain authority and sales, then creates an action plan for selecting and improving key performance indicators.

Creating this action plan is where it gets complicated.

SEO professionals have to meet their employer’s objectives and primarily need to improve their site’s Google PageRank to do so.

Because SEO pros work within Google’s framework, many assume they have to follow Google’s guidelines to succeed.

The industry’s history of Google dependency has led SEO professionals to categorize their ranking strategies based on their compliance with Google’s user expectations.

The terms “black hat,” “white hat,” and “gray hat” have been used for years to legitimize and criticize different SEO tactics.

It’s become increasingly clear

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