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Consumer Reports denies its recommendation to Apple MacBook Pro 2016

Consumer Reports denies its recommendation to Apple MacBook Pro 2016

According to a Business Insider report, Consumer Reports has denied its recommendation to tech giant Apple’s latest MacBook Pro 2016 laptops because of apparent inconsistencies in the battery life of the device.

Apple’s MacBook Pro 2016 lineup consists of beastly laptops boasting an elegant and modern appearance. The 13-inch MacBook comes with a 2.0GHz dual-core i5 processor, 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM; whereas the 15-inch MacBook features a 2.6 Ghz quad-core i7 processor, 256 GB SSD and 16GB of RAM.

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Christmas Bird Count continues

Christmas Bird Count continues

Thousands of volunteer birders are watching, identifying and recording birds as part of Christmas Bird Count that started on Dec. 14th and will run through Jan. 5th across North America.

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Google will launch two new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches in 2017

Google will launch two new Android Wear 2.0 smartwatches in 2017

The Verge has disclosed in a recent report that tech giant Google plans to launch two new flagship smartwatches in the first quarter of 2017.

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Holiday season and not chilly weather causes spike in deaths: study

Holiday season and not chilly weather causes spike in deaths: study

A new study has suggested that it is not the chilly winter that causes a notable spike in heart-related deaths at Christmas and New Year’s; rather it is the holiday season itself.

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FCC's Republican Commissioners vow to revisit Net Neutrality rules “as soon as possible”

FCC's Republican Commissioners vow to revisit Net Neutrality rules “as soon as p

In a letter sent recently to five industry trade groups, Ajit Pai and Michael O'Rielly – the two Republican Commissioners on the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – have hinted that one of the key priorities of the right wing after getting majority control of the FCC is to scrap the Net Neutrality regulations.

The five industry trade groups to which Pai and O’Rielly have sent the letter include the CTIA, Competitive Carriers Association, American Cable Association, NTCA -- The Rural Broadband Association, and WISPA -- Wireless Internet Service Providers.

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Uber’s self-driving cars still operating on SF roads despite DMW’s order

Uber’s self-driving cars still operating on SF roads despite DMW’s order

In a recent interaction with reporters, Anthony Levandowsk – VP of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group – said that Uber will continue to offer self-driving vehicles to its passengers in San Francisco in spite of opposition from California DMW.

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Tesla Users hogging superchargers will have to pay fee at 40 cents per minute

Users hogging Tesla superchargers will have to pay fee at 40 cents per minute

Tesla Motors has announced a new policy aimed at users hogging superchargers in order to improve access for all Tesla users to the charging stations. In the recent times, Tesla users have expressed their concerns about access to superchargers. Tesla Motors has been improving its supercharging network but the issue at times is also caused by some users leaving their cars at terminals even after they have been fully charged. Tesla announced a fee of 40 cents per minute on users leaving their car on the charging point for more than 5 minutes after their vehicle has been charged.

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Big diamonds shed more light on Earth’s mantle

Big diamonds shed more light on Earth’s mantle

The biggest and most valuable diamonds hold particular interest to geologists because they may offer unprecedented clues as to how Earth's mantle works and what does it may be containing.

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Study reveals East Antarctic ice’s vulnerability to ocean heat

Study reveals East Antarctic ice’s vulnerability to ocean heat

Harsh winds and chilly ocean currents have cut off East Antarctica from the rest of the world, and its massive stores of ice have mostly remained intact. But, researchers have discovered major melting that could foretell a less stable future for the region.

Last year, a team of Australian researchers found a channel of warm water nearly 10 kilometers wide and 1 kilometer deep in front of the massive Totten Glacier, causing it to unprecedentedly melt.

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U.S. overdose deaths rising ruthlessly: CDC report

U.S. overdose deaths rising ruthlessly: CDC report

Driven by heroin and synthetic opioids like fentanyl, overall drug overdose deaths in the United States have jumped by nearly 33 per cent in the last five years, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's latest report.

At least 30 states saw spikes in overdose deaths resulting from the abuse of drugs like heroin and prescription painkillers or opioids, with some states seeing increases of nearly 200 per cent. For instance, the states of New Hampshire and Maine saw increases of 191 per cent and 100 per cent, respectively.

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