Researchers suggest 100 percent renewable energy isn’t very green

In order to keep global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius, we’ll need to rely on renewable energy, electric vehicles (EV) and battery storage. But creating that infrastructure will dramatically increase our need for metals like cobalt and lithium.

Source: Researchers suggest 100 percent renewable energy isn’t very green

The first picture of a black hole opens a new era of astrophysics | Science News

supermassive black hole at M87

This is what a black hole looks like.

A world-spanning network of telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope zoomed in on the supermassive monster in the galaxy M87 to create this first-ever picture of a black hole.

Source: The first picture of a black hole opens a new era of astrophysics | Science News

The best Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chrome OS tablets you can buy right now (Spring 2019)

Chromebooks have come a long way from the original CR-48, and for many, a complete workflow is now possible in the confines of Chrome OS thanks to the addition of Android and Linux application support. But there are quite a lot out there to choose from, and some are better options than others. For your convenience, we’ve put together a small list of some of our favorite picks, categorized based on your primary consideration.

Source: The best Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chrome OS tablets you can buy right now (Spring 2019)

Android TV sees 2x growth every year, 140 operators

The past few months have shown that Google’s Android TV platform is growing incredibly fast. That growth, however, isn’t coming from consumer boxes. Rather, operator partners are the source of Android TV growth, and a conference this week shows off some incredible numbers for Google’s platform. At the Connected TV World Summit in London this […]

Source: Android TV sees 2x growth every year, 140 operators – 9to5Google

Oil and gas majors have spent $1 billion undermining climate action

In the three years since world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the world’s five largest oil and gas companies have spent more than $1 billion on misleading branding and lobbying related to climate change, according to a new report.

Source: Oil and gas majors have spent $1 billion undermining climate action

Climate change: CO2 emissions fall in 18 countries with strong policies, study finds | CBC News

In a new study, researchers suggest that countries that are turning to renewable energy sources and moving away from fossil fuels are making progress in reducing CO2 emissions.

Google Drive Has Quietly Become One of the Best Backup Options Around

Google Drive, compared to the attention services like Dropbox and iCloud get, seems to just sit out in the wings hardly looked at. But, much to my surprise, it’s a fantastic service with flexible backup options.

Pretty cool, but crazy expensive.

Pretty cool, but crazy expensive.

We’re at the Samsung Galaxy S10 event and they kicked things off by showing off the Galaxy Fold, their first foldable device. We’ve got a bunch of pictures of the device, which is both phone and tablet, in this here first look. When folded, you have a 4.6″ display, but when unfolded, you’ll get…

What To Do When Your Chromebook Reaches the End of Its Life

Chromebooks are great for anyone who uses them: they turn on in an instant, have great battery life, and updating them is a breeze. But, the day will come when your Chromebook stops getting updates from Google. What do you do then?