Atoll Islands Home to Thousands Could Be Uninhabitable by Mid-Century

In a matter of decades—not centuries—most atoll islands, low-lying islands that emerge around coral reefs, could become uninhabitable. These thousands of tiny islands scattered throughout the Pacific, which are home to more than 50,000 people, are at severe risk due …

Snapchat plans to test unskippable six-second ads

In its quest to turn a profit, Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. is looking for more ways to generate revenue while preventing users from defecting to other platforms. But Snapchat users may have to endure more ads in the …

DoJ Now Investigating Huawei for Allegedly Violating Iran Sanctions

In 2017, the US Department of Commerce fined ZTE almost $900 million for violating sanctions by illegally shipping US goods to Iran. Then, last week the DoC stepped up the punishment after ZTE failed to fully comply with its restrictions …

Here’s what Netflix’s Wild Wild Country doesn’t explain about cult leaders

<em>Cult leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his followers in India.</em>When Ma Anand Sheela first met the Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh in his apartment in Mumbai in 1968, she hugged him and cried. “My whole head melted,” Sheela says in the Netflix docuseries Wild Wild Country, which discusses …

Microsoft follows Google and ditches its pistol emoji for Windows

New pistol emoji for WindowsGoogle and Facebook both committed to ditching the pistol emoji earlier today, leaving Microsoft as the only major platform with a realistic handgun emoji. Microsoft now says it’s planning to ditch the pistol, too. “We are in the process …

Facebook’s quarterly earnings are a bright spot amid a sea of bad headlines

Facebook reported strong first quarter earnings today, marking a bit of good news for a company that’s been challenged with a torrent of bad headlines, a Congressional testimony centered on its chief executive, and what has shaped up …

Ford will only sell two kinds of cars in America

Ford has previously made it known it’s placing its bets on two major areas: the extremely profitable line of trucks and SUVs and a heavy investment in more forward-looking mobility solutions like connected cars and smart cities. But the automaker …

A power meter made for budget-conscious cyclists

<img src="https://img.newatlas.com/iq2-power-meter-3.jpg?auto=format%2Ccompress&amp;fit=max&amp;h=297&amp;q=60&amp;rect=0%2C210%2C960%2C540&amp;w=530&amp;s=eb5fdff141a740dd6c00aa32ab0e521f" alt="The IQ&sup2; is installed between the pedal and the crank" />

A lot of cyclists use power meters, but likely a lot more would use them if the things weren’t so expensive – they can easily cost over …

World’s largest offshore wind turbine to be developed in the UK

<img src="https://img.newatlas.com/ge-haliade-x-wind-turbine-7.jpg?auto=format%2Ccompress&amp;fit=max&amp;h=297&amp;q=60&amp;rect=0%2C0%2C1919%2C1079&amp;w=530&amp;s=588ad0d47dd740db47fb9f1a20945361" alt="The Haliade-X will stand 260 meters (853 ft) tall, with a 220-meter (722-ft) rotor incorporating three ..." />

Last month, GE Renewable Energy unveiled its plan to build the world’s largest, most powerful offshore wind turbine, known as …