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Here's How to Free Up Space On Your PS4 to Install Final Fantasy VII Remake

The PS4 has this annoying problem of refusing to install or update games, even if it says you have enough space. Read more...
Tags: Science, Ps4, Hdd, Final Fantasy Vii Remake, Storage Space


Confirmed worldwide Covid-19 death toll passes 100,000 – as it happened

Italy extends lockdown; death rate in Spain begins falling again; cases worldwide top 1.6mLatest developments at a glanceWHO warns of ‘deadly resurgence’ if controls lifted prematurelyFrench police turn back private jet of holidaymakers from UKAll US developments liveSee all of our coronavirus coverage 2.00am BST That’s it from this blog. My colleague Rebecca Ratcliffe has just launched a new one where you can follow developments for the next 24 hours or so. Related: Coronavirus live news:...
Tags: Science, Biology, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Argentina, Who


Discord Launches Beta to Keep Out All That Background Noise

Discord’s testing a new noise suppression tool to help prevent background noise like barking dogs or the deafening clatter of a mechanical keyboard from drowning out people’s voices.Read more...
Tags: Science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Chat, Discord, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


List of scientists in favour of staggered/ managed herd immunity

Politicians are having a great time in popularity polls, as it appears that they are saving lives at very low cost to the economy. But this is a delusion, a bubble, and will come back to haunt such politicians. List of real scientists who recommend (explicitly or implicitly) managed herd immunity: Anders Tegnell Anders Tegnell […]
Tags: Travel, Science, Current Affairs, Anders Tegnell Anders Tegnell


Delta Reportedly Tells Flight Attendants Not to Notify Colleagues If They Get Coronavirus

Delta Air Lines has sent instructions to over 25,000 flight attendants saying that in the event they are diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, they should “refrain from notifying” other employees at the company or publicly disclosing their condition online, the Huffington Post reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Travel, Health, Science, Air Travel, Delta, Aviation, Huffington Post, Delta Air Lines, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


FDA Warns Alex Jones to Stop Selling Fake Coronavirus Cures

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to InfoWars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones over several products being sold on his website that are presented falsely as being curative in connection with the coronavirus, including toothpaste and something Jones calls “immune gargle.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Fda, Jones, Alex Jones, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Infowars, Snake Oil, Coronavirus, Covid 19


3D-printed ‘bionic corals’ mimic a reef’s powers of photosynthesis

The mass die-off of coral reefs is a catastrophe of global proportions, but the sheer scale of their success as organisms has lessons for science. Case in point: these 3D-printed “bionic corals” from Cambridge researchers that are more than scaffolds for fragile microorganisms — they’re built out of them. If 3D-printed corals sound familiar, that’s because a couple of years ago some other researchers suggested using structures printed to resemble the complex shapes of reefs as solid bases on whi...
Tags: TC, Science, Tech, 3d Printing, Cambridge, Daniel Wangpraseurt, Mantaz


The Race to Make Ventilators Is Not Like World War II

Elon made it sound like a breeze. It started on March 18th with a casual tweet to a fan promising that Tesla would make ventilators “if there is a shortage,” setting off an avalanche of replies educating him that there was, already, a shortage. Within hours, Bill de Blasio tweeted “New York is buying!”; within a week,…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Tesla, Ford, Gm, Bill De Blasio, Elon, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Ventilators


You Can Now Send Instagram DMs From a Browser, But the Desktop Experience Still Sucks

At 10 a.m. ET Friday, Instagram started rolling out the ability to see and respond to direct messages in a browser instead of having to open the app. And while this might be nice change for influencers and Instaholics, I can’t help but think this does nothing to address the otherwise atrocious experience you get when…Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Insta, Consumer Tech, Instagram On Desktop Sucks, ET Friday Instagram


Coronavirus Has Me Thinking Way Too Hard About My Bar Soap

When it comes to reducing plastic, I’ve still got a lot of work to do. But I’m working on it. The coronavirus pandemic, however, given me pause for thought about one of my improvements: my bar soap. Read more...
Tags: Science, Plastic, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Birds Are Judging You by Your Outfit

You might be able to quickly recognize a friend from afar based on their body language or their personal fashion choices. It turns out that some birds do the same thing, recognizing familiar, harmless humans by their clothing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, Animal Behavior, Birdmodo


We Can Afford A Green New Deal

The Green New Deal has been pilloried by everyone from House Leader Nancy Pelosi to basically every Republican for being too expensive. Despite that, it turns out implementing it would be really cost effective.Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, House, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal, Green New Deal Bitch


Verizon's Emergency Discount for Low-Income Customers Leaves Behind Those Who Need It Most

When Verizon first announced it was not only waiving late fees but tacking on offers of free high-speed data for low-income households hit by the current pandemic, it seemed like a welcome bit of good news amidst a news cycle that’s anything but. Now, it looks like that sigh of relief might’ve been premature—as…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Broadband, The Digital Divide


Lifehacker What to Watch This Weekend | Deadspin The Sports Personalities Affected By Coronavirus |

Lifehacker  What to Watch This Weekend   | Deadspin    | Kotaku  What Are You Playing This Weekend?   | The Root  Diddy Holds Virtual Coronavirus Town Hall With Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Killer Mike, Sen. Kamala Harris and More   | Jalopnik  Ford Solves The Mystery Of The Mid-Motor Mustang   |
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Good God, Black Widow's Alternate Avengers: Endgame Death Is Infinitely Better Than What We Got

Avengers: Endgame did a lot over the course of its bonkers, audacious runtime. For better or worse, it kind of had to. But trying to do so much, tying together 10 years of moviemaking into a single, only occasionally coherent narrative, inevitably meant that some plotlines just would not wrap up satisfyingly in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Black Widow, Marvel Studios, Hawkeye, Avengers Endgame


Apple and Google Are Teaming Up to Build Coronavirus-Tracking Tech. Hold Your Applause.

As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to spread and testing remains criminally limited, Apple and Google have announced a partnership to roll out contact-tracing technology to track the spread of covid-19. And Apple is promising that privacy is baked in from the start. Forgive our skepticism, but we’ll believe…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Privacy, Coronavirus, Sars Cov 2, Contact Tracing


This Black Hole Is Bending Light Back Toward Itself

Scientists think that they’ve spotted a black hole’s gravity bending light emitted from the disk of matter around it right back toward the black hole, according to a new paper.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Black Holes, Astrophysics


Coronavirus live news: confirmed worldwide Covid-19 death toll passes 100,000

Death rate in Spain begins falling again; cases worldwide top 1.6m; UN chief says virus threatens global securityLatest developments at a glanceWHO warns of ‘deadly resurgence’ if controls lifted prematurelyFrench police turn back private jet of holidaymakers from UKUK coronavirus latest - live blogSee all of our coronavirus coverage 7.21pm BST Canadian life could soon return to a semblance of normality if people bear down now to stop the virus’s spread, Justin Trudeau, the country’s prime m...
Tags: Science, Biology, Africa, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Santiago, Chile, Microbiology, Un


10 Frightful Picks to Get You Started With That Free Shudder Trial

Shudder knows its audience. The horror streaming service has a well-curated interface divided into sub-categories (including a timely selection of tales of confinement) to help you get started, but there’s still a ton of spooky content for newcomers to wade through. Naturally, we have some suggestions.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, The Omen, Poltergeist, The Exorcist, Seoul Station, Tony Todd, Friday The 13th, Shudder, Train to Busan, Tourist Trap, Tananarive Due, Tigers Are Not Afraid, A Nightmare On Elm Street, One Cut of the Dead, Terrified


Ammon Bundy Has a Bold New Plan to Simultaneously Get Covid-19 and Be Arrested Again

Ammon Bundy, the militia leader who led a group of armed ranchers to take over Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016, has a bold new plan to get himself and a bunch of people thrown in jail again: organize a mass defiance of pandemic stay-at-home orders.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Oregon, Ammon Bundy, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Far Right, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Social Distancing, I Actually Want The Virus


Why Is Jared Kushner Creating a ‘National Surveillance System’ of Coronavirus Patients?

In a letter to Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, federal lawmakers on Friday aired concerns about reported efforts to establish a “national surveillance system” to monitor coronavirus patients. The purpose of the program remains, for the most part, a mystery, but allegedly one goal is to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Jared Kushner, Privacy And Security, Jared Kushner Donald Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Buy Committee: Tell My Friend Eric He's Missing Out on Final Fantasy VII Remake

Buy Committee, my buddy Eric has a problem. He’s “waffling” (uncontrollably, I might add) over whether or not he should buy Final Fantasy VII Remake.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ps4, Eric, Buy Committee


Amazon Is Building a Coronavirus Testing Lab, Which Is Something I Guess

A day after the Los Angeles Times reported that Amazon employees have filed complaints with the state of California asking for a workplace safety probe, Amazon has announced that it’s building a covid-19 testing center for “small numbers of front line employees.” It amounts to throwing a press release on a wildfire,…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, California, Los Angeles Times, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Amazon Is Now Letting Warehouse Workers Clock In From Their Phones

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Amazon has begrudgingly rolled out safety measures, seemingly more in response to negative media attention than concern for their workers. Those social distancing measures thankfully now include trusting associates to record their own work hours.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Coronavirus, A2z, Amazon Clock In


WHO warns of 'deadly resurgence' if coronavirus controls lifted too soon

As global deaths pass 100,000, White House adviser also cautions against lifting restrictionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization has warned that a premature lifting of restrictions on peoples’ movements by countries fighting the coronavirus pandemic could spark a “deadly resurgence”, as global deaths from the virus passed the grim milestone of 100,000.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the WHO, said it was working with countries on ways ...
Tags: Science, France, White House, Spain, World news, Taiwan, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Who, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Coronavirus outbreak


A New Case of Ebola Scuttles WHO's Plan to Declare the Outbreak Over

Just days before the World Health Organization was set to declare the official end of the world’s second-deadliest outbreak of Ebola, a new case in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was reported Friday. Now, it’s uncertain when this outbreak will truly end.Read more...
Tags: Ebola, Science, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Democratic Republic of Congo DRC, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Oubreaks


Making the Future Fashionable as Hell Takes a Lot of Work

The future of fashion. Can anyone really predict what the most fabulous designs from far, far away will look like? Well, plenty of sci-fi films have tried and costume designers put an incredible amount of work to make our fantastical futures look fab.Read more...
Tags: Costumes, Star Wars, Fashion, Video, Hbo, Science, Interview, Disney, Westworld, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, Blade Runner, Sci Fashion, Ami Goodheart


Britons evacuated from Wuhan regret coming home

Some who left Chinese city as coronavirus hit wish they were still there now lockdown has liftedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLike many of the Britons who were evacuated from Wuhan, the centre of the coronavirus pandemic, it was a difficult journey for Anthony May-Smith, involving a frantic last minute dash to the airport through the locked down city in January.All those repatriated from Wuhan underwent two weeks of quarantine in the Wirral, and after a brief stint ...
Tags: Science, China, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Smith, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak, Anthony May Smith


This tiny wearable helps you better understand your sleep health

An estimated 47 million Americans do not get enough sleep every night. Proper sleep is one of the most important components of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While individuals vary, adults generally need seven to nine hours of sleep. Sleep plays a role in your everyday health, and not getting enough sleep at night can have negative impacts on your well-being. Still, an estimated 70 million Americans don't get enough sleep. Beyond the potential cognitive problems this creates, people w...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Sleep, Data, Brain, Innovation, Mind


U.S. Postal Service Will Soon 'Collapse' Without Emergency Funds

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will run out of money by the end of September if Congress doesn’t provide emergency funding, according to Postmaster-General Megan Brennan, who gave a private briefing to some members of Congress on Thursday. The news comes as the Postal Service is hemorrhaging cash from the coronavirus…Read more...
Tags: Science, Congress, Usps, Postal Service, Donald Trump, U S Postal Service, U S Postal Service USPS, Megan Brennan, President Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19



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