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We were duped. Or, at least, we were given some false hope. In the three years between 2014 and 2016, global carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels had finally stopped increasing and leveled out. Emissions weren't yet going down — but there was the potential that they had peaked. Perhaps, mused scientists, this was the fruitful beginning of humanity's collective response to alter the course of history, and in doing so, avoid the mounting woes wrought by climate change. But, no. With 2017 came news that emissions had ticked up. And, critically, the newly-released 2018 Global Carbon Budget Report shows that carbon emissions bumped up yet again in 2018, and are now at their highest levels on record. Read more... More about Science, Global Warming, Climate Change, Carbon Emissions, and Science

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The only thing grosser than a dirty keyboard is having to clean a dirty keyboard. The silver lining: You can do it using items you'll find around your house or office and a few cheap cleaning supplies. Read more... More about Mashable Video, Keyboard, Slime, Clarification Please, and Keyboard Cleaning

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Checkmate.Competitive and casual chess players alike now have a new foe. In addition to computers, there's a new AI platform called AlphaZero that can totally beat us all.SEE ALSO: An AI wrote the script for this movie, and let's just say there's eyeball vomiting in it AlphaZero is from DeepMind Technologies, a subsidiary under Alphabet, which is Google's parent company. It can tackle not only chess, but also shogi and Go — two equally difficult, if not even more challenging, games. AlphaZero comes after many years of research, succeeding AlphaGo Zero from last year, the world's best Go player. But this time around there wasn't any human help. AlphaZero taught itself how to play from scratch.  Read more... More about Google, Ai, Chess, Deepmind, and Alphazero

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There are 11 brand new fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and almost all of them kicked my ass.As I spent dozens of hours playing Ultimate in the last week, I unlocked tons of new fighters, including all of the new additions to the game from Chrom to Simon. Some of them gave me a really hard time in our one-on-one duels, and some of them infuriated me as they blasted my fighters off the stage time and time again.SEE ALSO: 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' is exceptional in every way Of course some of them were pretty easy. I am, after all, a lifelong Smash player and have the capacity to beat bots on a first attempt. But a surprising number of newcomers forced me into a second round. Read more... More about Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Entertainment, and Gaming

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Listening to the news over a Google Home smart speaker is going to get more useful. On Thursday, Google announced a new effort to personalize the audio news feed available through the company's digital assistant software.The goal behind the project is to create a radio station that caters to your interests, Google product manager Liz Gannes said in a blog post. It'll also be smart enough to avoid repeating the same new stories you've already heard during the day.The company's AI-powered algorithms on Google News can already personalize text-based articles for you by looking at what topics you like to read and your search history. Now the tech giant is bringing some of the same technologies to the audio realm. Read more... More about Google, Google News, Google Assistant, Tech, and Consumer Tech

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