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Arctic Heatwave Cold Breaks Records

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave.
 
Climate scientists say these unseasonably warm weather patterns in the Arctic region are directly linked to man-made climate change.
 

University of Maine/Climatereanalyzer.org
 
Temperatures throughout November and December were 5C higher than average.
 
Handheld ZX Spectrum ‘not easy to work with’
The makers of a handheld ZX Spectrum console, which has the support of Sir Clive Sinclair have blamed issues with the device’s buttons for its delayed launch.
 
Retro Gaming Computers Limited has told the BBC the first batch will now ship in February 2017.
 

 
Google app aids hospital health checks
Doctors at imperial College hospitals will soon be monitoring the health of patients with an app developed by Google-backed AI firm DeepMind.  The Streams app gathers information about key physiological measurers and warns when readings are high or low.  Streams came from a deal with London’s Royal Free hospital that gave Google access to 1.6 million patient records.
 
Phil Booth, Coordinator of medical data privacy campaigning group MedConfidential, said that the deal needed more scrutiny. “Patients should see how their medical records have been used,” he said,” including uses by large suppliers who see profit beyond the sticker price paid by the NHS.” BBC report. 
 
US issued Jordan travel warning after deadly attacks.
“Threats from terrorist groups” after recent deadly attacks.
The department also warned of similar threats to US citizens in Egypt, after a series of attacks there.
 
I am sure some already have plans to travel, just be alert and have a safe trip and enjoy your holidays. 
 

 




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