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Facebook Makes Using Its Messenger App Simple Again

Facebook’s redesign for its Messenger app proves two things: 1) Facebook’s leaning hard into its Stories format after the feature’s success on Instagram; and 2) Yes, those chatbots really were the worst. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Chatbots, Facebook Messaging App


Coronavirus latest updates: US postpones Asean summit, South Korea reports 594 new cases – latest news

Number of fresh cases in China declines and US confirms second possible ‘community spread’ infection. Follow live newsUS confirms second coronavirus case without links to travelWhich countries currently have travel restrictions in place?Will the Olympics be cancelled? The sports events under threatCoronavirus fears trigger biggest one-day fall on US stock marketShare your experiences 3.22am GMT Queensland Health has just sent through a press statement with a few more details on that Gold Coa...
Tags: South Korea, Business, Japan, Science, Australia, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Stock Markets, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology


The World Health Organization's Making TikToks to Tackle Coronavirus Misinformation

On Friday the World Health Organization took the fight against online health misinformation to TikTok, the same day it elevated its coronavirus threat assessment to the organization’s highest possible level.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Social Media, Memes, Who, World Health Organization, Misinformation, Disinformation, Tiktok, Coronavirus


Photo from 30,000 feet shows a unique snow phenomenon over Kansas

While traveling by plane on Feb. 26, Leigh Marts noticed a unique weather phenomenon covering the ground in Kansas, created by a storm one day prior.In a photo he shared to Twitter on Wednesday, a narrow band of snow can be seen over parts of Kansas after a storm system came through on Tuesday. A snow storm track in Kansas captured from an airplane (Leigh Marts/@ltmarts) "I had never seen a snow band like that. I thought it was very interesting," Marts told AccuWeather. "I have always been...
Tags: Science, Kansas, Accuweather, Nasa Satellite, Ferrell, Jesse Ferrell, DirecTV Frontier, Leigh Marts, Alyson Hoegg, Sylvan Grove, Hoegg


NASA's Psyche asteroid mission will use a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX has won the contract for NASA's Psyche mission, and it's using the Falcon Heavy rocket to launch the spacecraft and ferry it to its target asteroid. NASA first approved plans to visit Psyche back in 2017 before finalizing them last year.
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The US just reported its first coronavirus death — a patient in Washington. Here's what we know about the more than 60 US patients.

There are 63 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US. An additional 3 case are being call presumptive until the CDC confirms them.
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Here's what we know about the more than 60 US coronavirus patients — including multiple instances of potential 'community spread'

There are 63 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US. An additional 3 case are being call presumptive until the CDC confirms them.
Tags: Science, Cdc, US


Is This a Joke?

In the wake of a carpet-bomb of Bloomberg-sponsored memes, The New York Times reported rumblings of nervous activity over at Facebook HQ this week. Several meme accounts, including previous FyreFest shills FuckJerry, had mobilized into an entity called “Meme 2020”; Bloomberg appeared on dozens of feeds with millions…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Bloomberg, New York Times, Branded Content, Facebook HQ, Sponsored Content, Political Ads, Sponcon, FuckJerry


What to know about the coronavirus outbreak in 9 charts and maps

Here's where the coronavirus has spread, how quickly the case total has grown, and how the outbreak compares to others.
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Apple Disables Clearview AI's App, Says the Face Recognition Firm Violated Its Rules

Embattled face recognition startup Clearview AI is topping off a week of intense scrutiny over its nebulous law enforcement partnerships with an even bigger dose of bad news: Apple has reportedly disabled the iOS version of Clearview’s app citing violations of its developer program.Read more...
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Apple Disables Clearview AI's App, Accusing the Face Recognition Firm of Violating Its Rules

Embattled face recognition startup Clearview AI is topping off a week of intense scrutiny over its nebulous law enforcement partnerships with an even bigger dose of bad news: Apple has reportedly disabled the iOS version of Clearview’s app citing violations of its developer program.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Privacy, Face Recognition, ClearView, Surveillance Tech, Clearview AI


'Contagion' is one of the most popular thrillers on iTunes because of the coronavirus outbreak. Here's how the film compares to reality.

The new coronavirus has infected at least 84,000 people. As fears of a pandemic increase, people are comparing the outbreak to the movie "Contagion."
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Boeing acknowledges shortcomings in Starliner spaceship testing and vows to fill the gaps

The program manager for Boeing's CST-100 Starliner space taxi acknowledges that more rigorous testing might have turned up the software glitch that spoiled plans to rendezvous with the International Space Station during an uncrewed test flight in December. John Mulholland, vice president and program manager for Starliner, said during today's teleconference with reporters that his team "did an extensive amount of testing" in advance of launch, but didn't run an integrated, end-to-end ...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Boeing, John Mulholland, Starliner


The US is telling Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Italy

US issues Level 3 travel warning for Italy, which now has the highest number of COVID-19 cases outside Asia.
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Anak Krakatau: Lightning frenzy points to scale of volcanic plume

The 2018 volcanic eruption put so much ice into the sky it set off a huge display of lightning.
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Shimon the Singing Robot Is Both Creepy and Captivating

In what looks and sounds like something straight out of a Star Wars movie, a robot named Shimon from Georgia Tech can now sing and compose songs with human collaborators, among many other cool upgrades.Read more...
Tags: Music, Science, Robotics, Georgia Tech, Shimon


Huawei Hopes to Win Over Europe With Plans to Build 5G Factory in France

After the U.S. government warned European nations numerous times that the use of Huawei networking equipment poses a security risk, now it appears Huawei is hoping to alleviate those fears with new plans to build a 5G manufacturing facility in France.Read more...
Tags: Security, Europe, Science, France, Huawei, 5g, Huawei Does France


Relativity Space is moving its HQ to a huge robotic rocket factory in Long Beach, Calif.

Relativity Space, the rocket company that was born in Seattle and headed south to Los Angeles, says it's moving into a new 120,000-square-foot headquarters and factory in Long Beach, Calif., that will use giant robotic 3-D printers to make launch vehicles. The new facility will house Stargate 3-D printers capable of producing one-piece structures up to 40 feet in height for its two-stage, 110-foot-tall Terran 1 rocket, said David Giger, Relativity's vice president for launch vehicle deve...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Relativity, Seattle, LONG BEACH Calif, Giger, David Giger Relativity, GeekWire Giger


Women say they're washing their hands significantly more than men as the coronavirus spreads around the world

Insider polled more than 1,000 people on Thursday. A lot more women said they were "washing hands and keeping surfaces clean" in the face of COVID-19.
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Here's The Paltry Sum Your Phone Company Could Pay for Illegally Sharing Your Location Data

Yesterday, Gizmodo reported that the FCC was planning to seek around $200 million in fines against major phone carriers accused of negligently sharing the real-time locations of its customers with a host of shady third-party firms without even the most basic safeguards in place to protect them. Today, the FCC made the…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Fcc, Privacy, Surveillance, Sprint, Att, Gizmodo, T Mobile, Location Data


Android Users Can Now Use Apple Music to Play Songs in Shazam

Android users with active Apple Music subscriptions now appear to have the option to link the app with Shazam, delivering an integration that’s previously been available for Spotify.Read more...
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Android Users Can Now Link Apple Music With Shazam

Android users with active Apple Music subscriptions now appear to have the option to link the app with Shazam, delivering an integration that’s previously been available for Spotify.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Music Streaming, Apple Music, Shazam


Why we have Leap Years

Saturday is the first Feb. 29, or Leap Day, since 2016. So, why do we have Leap Years, anyway?It's all because of the Earth's rotation and the fact that a day isn't actually an exact 24 hours. Slooh astronomer Bob Berman explained to AccuWeather, that each rotation of Earth takes 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.1 seconds, to be precise. The orbit around the sun is also imprecise: Earth takes 365 days, five hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds to complete a full trip.The Gregorian calendar, cr...
Tags: Science, Georgia, Earth, Baltimore, Accuweather, Slooh, Coral Sea, St Patrick, Alabama Tennessee, Pope Gregory, St Bridget, Bob Berman, Texas Encinal Mission, Waslaco, Hughes Alaska, Puohokamoa Hawaii


Amazon Cancels On-Site Job Interviews Over COVID-19 Concerns, Asks Workers to Avoid Travel

Following decisions to cancel event appearances and restrict travel, Amazon also appears to have put in-person job interviews on hold indefinitely, according to screenshots shared with Gizmodo.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Were All Going To Die, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Watch Seattle students chat with orbiting NASA astronaut Jessica Meir about socks in space

Hundreds of middle-school and high-school students will gather at Seattle's Museum of Flight on Monday to chat with NASA astronaut Jessica Meir on the International Space Station while the world watches on the Web. The Earth-to-space video call is due to start at 9:55 a.m. PT and last 20 minutes. You can tune in via NASA TV or the Microsoft Education Downlink Website, or watch the downlink on monitors set up next to the museum's Great Gallery. There'll also be hands-on, space-related...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Seattle, Jessica Meir, Seattle s Museum of Flight


The Witcher Finds Its Uncle Vesemir

Geralt of Rivia may be a surrogate father to young Ciri, but he’s got a father figure of his own. Netflix has announced that Killing Eve actor Kim Bodnia has joined the cast of The Witcher for season two. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Henry Cavill, Kim Bodnia, Ciri, The Witcher, Rivia


IBM and Microsoft support the Vatican’s guidelines for ethical AI

IBM and Microsoft have signed the Vatican's "Rome Call for AI Ethics," a pledge to develop artificial intelligence in a way that protects all people and the planet, Financial Times reports. Microsoft President Brad Smith and John Kelly, IBM's executive vice-president, are among the first global tech leaders to sign the document.
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Rome, Vatican, Ibm, Financial Times, John Kelly, Brad Smith


She was sexually assaulted and killed in 1973. Now genetic genealogy identified a suspect

Over four decades after a woman was sexually assaulted and killed, a suspect has finally been identified through the new, but growing, investigative tool of genetic genealogy. Naomi Sanders was found sexually assaulted and strangled to death on Feb. 27, 1973 inside her apartment in Vallejo, California, about 30 miles outside San Francisco. Sanders, 57, lived alone and was the onsite manager for the apartment complex, the Vallejo Police Department said.
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Sanders, Vallejo California, Vallejo Police Department, Naomi Sanders


Is obesity genetic? About 43% of people are predisposed, making it harder to lose weight

Many people have a genetic predisposition to obesity, but gene defects that guarantee obesity are rare. Here's what you need to know.
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Amazon Has a Bunch of Gaming Deals Going On

Video games. Remember those? They’re like movies but interactive and most people ignore the story. Anyway, if you’ve got a particular itch that needs scratching this weekend, you may want to turn your head to Amazon, where a slew of games are on sale across all platforms. (Accessories too!)Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Gaming Deals



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