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This is the new HTC One.
So what’s new about it?
At first glance it looks awfully similar to the old one, no? There are quite a few hardware differences once you spend some time with it, though. The screen is a little bigger (5.0 inches versus 4.7 inches) and its all-metal body has a little more heft to it. During a pre-briefing, the phone felt very sturdy. Solid. “This year with the HTC One we really wanted to double down on what was working very well on that design, which was about 70% metal,” Scott Croyle, HTC senior vice president of design, told Fast Company. “We’re actually able to get 90% metal now… all the way around to the front housing. It creates fewer breaks and a purer design.”
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The American political atmosphere might be polarized when it comes to climate change, but new evidence suggests that the public is more passionate about energy’s impact on the environment than one might think.
A new survey from the University of Michigan Energy Institute found that 60% of respondents worried “a great deal” or a “fair amount” about the environmental impact of energy use. By comparison, 55% worried a great deal or fair amount about energy affordability. The two concerns, researchers say, were basically equivalent.
“We’re not going to be landing, we’re going to be dropping things.”
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“Readers don’t seem to really care about what organization they’re getting their news from, or what device format they’re reading on; what matters, really, is the news itself.”
"It’s not until something terrible happens—like hurricanes or explosions—that basic repair projects to shore up infrastructure become a top priority. That will have to change, for the sake of our economy, the environment, and our lives. A 21st-century city can’t move forward with 19th-century pipes."
“Stay away from it.”
“The intense interest in the ongoing mystery surrounding Flight 370
notwithstanding, the many organizations and corporations developing safety tools for passenger jets are doing their job: 2013 had one of the lowest rates of commercial aviation incidents in history.”
“According to the official narrative, monitoring metadata is no big deal. But two Stanford University researchers wanted to see how “sensitive” metadata actually was. So they enlisted hundreds of volunteers to install an app called “MetaPhone” on their Androids to pick up that metadata over several months. What they found shocked them.
"Participants had calls with Alcoholics Anonymous, gun stores, sexually transmitted disease clinics, strip clubs, and much more.”
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“Nobody is growing enough marijuana. Activity is off the charts, but we’re still not meeting demand.”
“The key factor is accountability. We can’t have officials like [national intelligence director] James Clapper who can lie to everyone in the country, who can lie to the Congress, and not even face criticism.”