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Ring App Shares Personal Data With Facebook, Other Unlisted Trackers, EFF Says

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Monday announced that its research into the Ring app’s Android version identified several embedded third-party trackers sucking up “a plethora” of personal information.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Privacy, Police, Ring, Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF, Surveillance Tech


Sandy Hook Hoaxer and Fake InfoWars 'Expert' Arrested Over Online Harassment Campaign

Lake County, Florida deputies arrested a former contributor to Alex Jones’ conspiracy theory hellhole InfoWars, 73-year-old Wolfgang Halbig, on Monday after he waged a relentless campaign of online harassment against the families of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims.Read more...
Tags: Harassment, Science, Technology, Conspiracy Theories, Doxxing, Alex Jones, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Infowars, LAKE County Florida, Disinformation, Wolfgang Halbig, Sandy Hook Hoaxer


Watch This Veteran Collapse on Antiques Roadshow When He Learns His $345 Rolex Is Actually Worth $700,000

There’s rarely as satisfying a moment on TV as watching someone strike it rich on Antiques Roadshow when a random item turns out to be worth a fortune. That’s exactly what happened on when an Air Force veteran learned a rare was worth upwards of $700,000.
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Watches, Antiques Roadshow, Air Force, Antiques, Rolex, Paul Newman, Rolex Daytona, Rolex Oyster Cosmograph


Doctor Who's Surprise Return Says They Kept It a Secret From Almost Everyone...Except David Tennant

Doctor Who’s latest episode was full of surprises—to the point where a major cast member making their long-awaited return wasn’t even the biggest part! The actor behind one of the coolest cameos this side of the TARDIS is sharing details about that fateful Chris Chibnall phone call, what his codename was on set, and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Bbc, David Tennant, Bbc America, John Barrowman, Chris Chibnall, Jodie Whittaker, Captain Jack Harkness


Coronavirus: China death toll climbs to 106 with first fatality in Beijing – live updates

US updates travel warning to China to highest level as mayor of Wuhan admits authorities were too slow in releasing information about virus. Follow the latest newsWuhan mayor admits mistakesWhat is the coronavirus and how worried should we be about it?Coronavirus: how to protect yourself from infection 2.23am GMT As I mentioned earlier, the US consulate in Wuhan is preparing to fly its diplomats and some other Americans out of the country. Many other countries are also considering this, such...
Tags: Science, Australia, China, US, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Wuhan, Hubei, France Australia, Dan Tehan, Japan Mongolia, Coronavirus outbreak


State Department Urges Citizens to Reconsider Travel to China Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The State Department has urged U.S. citizens to reconsider traveling to China amid an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus there that has killed at least a hundred people and has begun to spread across the globe, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Authorities are also considering implementing stricter screenings at borders and…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, China, Bloomberg, State Department, Outbreak, Outbreaks, 2019 Ncov, Wuhan Virus, Coronavirus, State Department Urges Citizens


NASA picks space tourism outfit for its first commercial ISS module

The ongoing NASA privatization push just reached an important milestone. The administration has chosen Axiom Space to supply its first commercial destination module for the International Space Station. The habitable module will connect to the station's Node 2 forward port and serve as an example of what companies can do -- Axiom Space has plans for space tourism and other private journeys. Officials at NASA hope it will usher in a "low-Earth orbit economy" aboard the ISS where NASA is just a...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Iss, Axiom Space


Coronavirus: first death in Beijing as US issues new China travel warning – live updates

Death toll rises to 82 as mayor of Wuhan admits authorities were too slow in releasing information about virus. Follow the latest developmentsWuhan mayor admits mistakesWhat is the coronavirus and how worried should we be about it?Coronavirus: how to protect yourself from infection 12.28am GMT Still in Australia, where the country’s schools are returning this week after the long summer break, health authorities in the state of New South Wales have confirmed there are four confirmed cases of ...
Tags: Science, Australia, China, US, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, New South Wales, Wuhan, Melbourne Australia, Chris Weston, Westmead, Pepperstone, NSW Australia, Coronavirus outbreak


NASA clears Axiom Space to put commercial habitat on space station, with Boeing on the team

Houston-based Axiom Space has won NASA's nod to attach a commercial habitation module to the International Space Station by as early as 2024. The "Axiom Segment" of the space station is designed to connect to the station's Harmony node and provide a crew habitat, a research and manufacturing facility and a large-windowed Earth observatory. When the International Space Station reaches retirement, Axiom plans to add a power platform and turn its hardware into a free-flying commercial space...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Houston, Boeing, Axiom Space, Maxar Technologies NASA


Are your houseplants bad for the environment?

Gardeners, botanists and environmental campaigners share ways to keep your horticultural hobby sustainable
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Why the smartest AI is still dumber than a toddler — and how we can fix that

Artificial intelligence is, undeniably, one of the most important inventions in the history of humankind. It belongs on a fantasy ‘Mt. Rushmore of technologies’ alongside electricity, steam engines, and the internet. But, in it’s current incarnation, AI isn’t very smart. In fact, even now in 2020, AI is still dumber than a baby. Most AI experts – those with boots on the ground in the researcher and developer communities – believe the path forward is through continued investment in status quo sys...
Tags: Startups, Science, Insights, Tech, Rome, Artificial Intelligence, Gary


Martin Shkreli Faces New Lawsuit Over Scheme Inflating Cost of a Life-Saving Drug

Convicted securities fraudster Martin Shkreli is facing fresh allegations that he and his company purposely and illegally inflated the price of the drug Daraprim, a life-saving medication used to prevent malaria and treat deadly diseases caused by foodborne illness.Read more...
Tags: Science, Monopolies, Pharmaceuticals, Martin Shkreli, Pharma Bro, Life Saving Drug


Weather for 2020 Iowa caucuses not expected to be repeat of 2016's snowstorm

Meteorologists say that even though there won't be a repeat of stormy winter weather for the 2020 Iowa caucuses, the pattern may have some tricks up its sleeves with major temperature fluctuations expected.The Iowa caucuses will occur on Feb. 3, 2020, and the Democratic Party will follow a new slate of rules that may add confusion to an already complicated process in order to have the ability to do a recount if needed, according to the Iowa Public Radio.However, the weather should pose fewer...
Tags: Science, Atlantic, Iowa, East Coast, Accuweather, Anderson, Midwest, Iowa Caucus, Brett Anderson, Democratic Party, Feb, Witt, DES MOINES Iowa, Central Plains, Ottumwa Iowa, Mississippi Valley


The FTC and New York attorney general are suing 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli, claiming he created an illegal monopoly by raising a drug price by over 4,000%

New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement that Shkreli stifled competition by raising the price of a life-saving drug.
Tags: New York, Science, Ftc, Shkreli, Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli, Letitia James


Gusty winds to raise wildfire risk, temperatures for Southern California

Following the misty conditions that gripped parts of Southern California at the time of the deadly helicopter crash that left millions mourning the loss of Kobe Bryant on Sunday, winds are forecast to increase and allow a warming trend in the state this week.The anticipated offshore winds will prevent extensive fog and low clouds in the region but can lead to some other problems.As an area of high pressure builds inland across Northern California then the Great Basin while a disturbance moves th...
Tags: Science, Kobe Bryant, Accuweather, Southern California, Northern California, Santa Ana, Great Basin, Dave Samuhel, DirecTV Frontier, Samuhel


Reducing Air Pollution Saved the US $24 Billion on Elderly Health Benefits

Air pollution is expensive. Like, really freaking expensive. That’s why it’s worthwhile to keep our air clean. A study out recently has found that reduced air pollution levels between 1993 and 2013 saved the U.S some $24 billion a year looking only the benefits to elderly people and early deaths related to the air…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Air Pollution, Elderly, Good Newssorta, Billion on Elderly Health Benefits


Intel Announces Latest Attempt at Zombieload Patch Coming... 'In the Near Future'

Intel on Monday announced the third in a series of patches meant to address processor vulnerabilities. The latest is closely related to issues addressed in November known as ZombieLoad 2, or TSX Asynchronous Abort. A fix will be available in the near future, an advisory notice said.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Intel, Processors, Zombieload


How Long Will It Take to Develop a Vaccine for the Wuhan Virus?

As a newly discovered pneumonia-causing virus threatens to engulf China and spread far beyond its borders, governments and researchers are scrambling to create a preventive vaccine. But will it arrive too late to help people? And is it possible that we missed having a head start on its development?Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines, Outbreaks, 2019 Ncov, Wuhan Virus


NASA taps startup Axiom Space for the first habitable commercial module for the Space Station

NASA has selected Houston-based Axiom Space, a startup founded in 2016, to build the first commercial habitat module for the International Space Station (ISS). This module will be used as a destination for future commercial spaceflight missions, potentially housing experiments, technology development and more performed by commercial space travellers taking rides up to the ISS via human-rated spacecraft like the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing Starliner, once those start regular operational serv...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Steve Jobs, Tech, Nasa, Designer, International Space Station, Philippe Starck, Houston, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace


What you need to know about the Wuhan coronavirus

An outbreak of a new strain of the coronavirus has sparked worries of a global epidemic around what health officials have dubbed the novel coronavirus, also referred to as the Wuhan or new coronavirus.Coronavirus is a broad family of viruses, ranging from strains that can be treated like the common cold to ones like MERS and SARS which can cause pneumonia, kidney failure and death. A SARS outbreak had also posed a public health crisis for China from 2002 to 2003, claiming the lives of nearly 800...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Science, Cdc, China, United States, Cctv, Wuhan, Macao, Department Of Health, Hubei, U S State Department, South China Morning Post, Reuters More, Wong Tai Sin Temple, France Canada


A Clock That Writes the Time in Sequins Is My New Fidget Obsession

If you spend your life living under a rock you might have missed one of the recent obsessions amongst the young’ns: sequin-covered pillows, plush toys, and even clothing that change color when you rub your hand across them. It’s a completely pointless experience, but also an incredibly satisfying one that’s actually…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Diy, Time, Clocks, Hacks, Sequins, Sequino


10 essential new skills you can start learning today

These 10 skills training bundles will have you mastering a new talent.Subjects range from music producing and graphic design to electrical engineering and stock trading.Each skill training bundle is currently at least 95% off. New year, new you. Too often, we get to the end of another 12 months and realize that maybe we didn’t accomplish as much as we’d have liked over the past 365 days. Well, there’s a simple way to set yourself up for a happy appraisal once 2020 is finished—jump in and start ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Music, Science, Design, Movies, Entertainment, Success, Culture, Engineering, Innovation, Personal Growth, Amazon EBay, Noiselab


How to Switch Over to Microsoft Edge Now That It's Actually Good

In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft Edge is back: The rebooted, revamped, and rebuilt program is now based on the same Chromium engine as Google Chrome and a variety of other browsers, and Microsoft has taken the opportunity to streamline and tidy up the application at the same time. Here’s how to give it a trial…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Web Browsers, Web, Desktop, Microsoft Edge


Urban planners say China's effort to quarantine 35 million people could help contain the coronavirus outbreak — but it's impossible to seal off a city

All public transportation has been halted in Wuhan, China, including buses, metros, and ferries. No trains or planes are coming in or leaving.
Tags: Science, China, Wuhan China


Face masks aren't a very effective way to prevent the spread of coronavirus, experts say, despite spiking sales

Wearing a face mask won't protect you from the Wuhan coronavirus as much as washing your hands and avoiding contact with anyone who may be infected.
Tags: Science, Wuhan


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Just Won...a Grammy?

With credits that include Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Superman, Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Home Alone, everyone knows that composer John Williams can do it all. But whoever thought he could win a Grammy for a theme park? Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Music, Science, Disney, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Grammys, John Williams, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Harry Potter Indiana Jones


Drink It While You Can: Climate Crisis Puts 85 Percent of Wine Regions at Risk

The climate crisis is changing all aspects of human life, from the communities we live in to the air we breathe to the food we eat. Thinking about it is terrifying. It makes me want a glass of wine to soothe my nerves. Read more...
Tags: Science, Agriculture, Wine, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Pour One Out


Our Cosmos is a Spacecraft Graveyard

While it’s common to think of the universe as dark, mysterious and infinite, it’s less often that we consider all the human-made space junk floating around nearby. The cosmos is a graveyard of spacecraft—each with its own story. These defunct vessels “glide silently in Earth’s vicinity” with “their mission to chronicle the wonders of the universe long ended.” The Kepler, for instance, trails our planet since running …
Tags: Space, Science, Design, Tech, Research, Nasa, Earth, Space Exploration, Kepler, Spacecraft, Linkaboutit


Stephen Hawking thought black holes were 'hairy'. New study suggests he was right.

A recent study analyzed observations of gravitational waves, first observed in 2015.The data suggests, according to the researchers, that black holes aren't bounded by smooth event horizons, but rather by a sort of quantum fuzz, which would fit with the idea of Hawking radiation.If confirmed, the findings could help scientists better understand how general relativity fits with quantum mechanics. What's it like on the outer edges of a black hole?This mysterious area, known as the event horizon...
Tags: Space, Science, Mit, Physics, Innovation, Stephen Hawking, ISI, Black Hole, Einstein, Gravitational Waves, Ligo, String Theory, University of Waterloo, John Wheeler, Afshordi, Jahed Abedi


Google Drive Is Down for Some of You

Google Drive and Google Docs are down...at least for some people. According to Downdetector, the popular cloud service and software suite appeared to crater out of existence at 12:57pm Eastern Standard Time today. Read more...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Science, Google Docs, Outages, Outage, Eastern Standard Time, Google Doc



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