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GitHub caches open-source code in Arctic cave

The fate of humanity lies in an abandoned mine on a windswept Arctic archipelago in Norway. That’s the home of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The apocalypse-proof site contains seeds from many plants, but perhaps most importantly those that humans need to survive. The seed stash is insurance in case an apocalyptic pandemic or nuclear winter wipes out the world’s crops. Now, something else...

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Top ways to use technology for sustainable living

The impact that technology has and can have on the world is difficult to overstate. If you line up all of the areas of industry and of lifestyle that technology has an influence on, it is an extraordinary and diverse list. Sustainability has been something of a buzzword in the last decade. It certainly is not an area that proves to be an exception to the overwhelmingly vast sphere of influence...

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Google plans to offer checking accounts in 2020

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Google is the latest technology company to enter the financial sector. The Big Tech firm is partnering with Citigroup to offer checking account services to its Google Pay users. Currently, the two organizations are eyeing a 2020 launch date for their co-venture. Google’s Checking Account Program Details According to the Wall Street Journal,...

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Federal inquiry opened into Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’

This week, Google announced that it had inked a new partnership with Ascension, one of the country’s largest healthcare providers.  As initially reported by the Wall Street Journal, the initiative gives Google access to the medical records of millions of Americans. While Google claims that collection of patient data is “standard practice,” the deal went through without Google nor Ascension...