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A climate change solution slowly gains ground

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — At the end of a cul-de-sac called Fresh Way, two bright green structures the size of shipping containers gleam in the warm sunlight, quietly sucking from the air the carbon dioxide that is warming the planet. One structure houses computer monitors and controls. Atop the other, large fans draw air through slabs […]

Emerging Tech

Alphabet’s Wing drones now have FAA approval to deliver packages in the U.S.

Alphabet Wing, the drone delivery startup owned by Google’s parent company, announced that it has become the first company to receive Air Carrier Certification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This lets Wing begin commercial deliveries from local businesses to homes in the U.S. — including the crucial ability to fly over civilians […]

Computer

Intel Optane H10 Tech Preview: Here’s What Happens When You Boost an SSD With Optane Memory

Intel’s Optane Memory technology, introduced a few years back, was originally designed to speed up a PC’s hard drive without adding the expense of a full-fledged solid-state drive (SSD). A combination of an Optane Memory module and a hard drive can accelerate your computing experience by learning which tasks you do frequently and stashing them […]

Gears & Gadgets

Microsoft engineer complains that company is biased against white men

Enlarge Rory Finneren Some Microsoft employees are criticizing the company’s efforts to increase hiring from under-represented demographics to make its staff more diverse, according to messages leaked to Quartz. Threads started by an as-yet unnamed female program manager and posted on the internal Yammer message board in January and April assert that white and Asian […]