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Mysterious rise in CFC11 emissions

Mysterious rise in CFC11 emissions

It's a distressing result for what's widely seen as a global environmental success story, in which nations - alarmed by a growing "ozone hole" - collectively took action to phase out chlorofluorocarbons. The chemical is also a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. The Montreal Protocol, signed by more than 200 countries and generally regarded as having a good record of compliance, is created to protect the Earth's ozone layer.


Offline Support Comes to the New Gmail

Offline Support Comes to the New Gmail

This new mode will allow users to compose e-mails and do a number of tasks even when they aren't connected to the internet. Previously this feature was available for Chrome users as an add-on for the browser, but this naturally hinders performance like most add-ons.


Cough up $1bn for using our iPhone designs — Apple to Samsung

Cough up $1bn for using our iPhone designs — Apple to Samsung

Jurors at the retrial before US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California, learned at the outset that the South Korean company infringed three of Apple's design patents and two utility patents. "They're seeking profits on the entire phone", explained Samsung lawyer John Quinn. On the other hand, Samsung only wants to provide a mere $28 million in reimbursements.


Battlefield V Live Reveal Date and Time Announced

Battlefield V Live Reveal Date and Time Announced

Although there's no telling exactly what will be shown off during next week's reveal for Battlefield V, it's a safe bet to make that the official unveiling will mostly revolve around a highly polished trailer created to highlight the cleanest-looking visuals developed so far.


Rumor: Pokemon Switch Titles Revealed, Will Be Pokemon Yellow Remake

Rumor: Pokemon Switch Titles Revealed, Will Be Pokemon Yellow Remake

The Let's Go in the title may refer to the connectivity with the Pokemon Go mobile app. Now, the company CSC Corporate Domains registered the websites pokemonletsgopikachu.com and pokemonletsgoeevee.com on May 15th. Still, the Nintendo Switch offers a unique facet that other consoles don't, which is that it, too, can be played on the go (pun sort of intended) and thus be taken to the same places a phone or tablet could - and it even has a touchscreen.


Microsoft may challenge Apple with new Surface tablet

Microsoft may challenge Apple with new Surface tablet

Microsoft hasn't really refreshed the design of its Surface tablets since the 2014 Surface Pro 3, so it will be interesting to see Panos Panay's team can out-innovate Apple's popular but slightly dated iPad design. Beyond cutting the new tablets' prices, Microsoft will apparently also offer less expensive versions of its keyboard cover, stylus, and mouse accessories, which will be sold separately.