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Coronavirus live news: Trump backs anti-lockdown protests as global deaths pass 150,000

China pushes ‘comprehensive’ economic reopening; first virus case in Syria’s northeast; Germany says pandemic ‘under control’. Follow latest updatesNHS staff in UK told ‘wear aprons’ as protective gowns run outCoronavirus ‘under control’ in Germany Coronavirus latest: at a glanceUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.23am BST Hospitals in Japan are increasingly turning away sick people as the country struggles with surging coronavi...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, Science, China, Germany, US, UK News, US news, Syria, Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Associated Press, Guatemala, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


Coronavirus live news: China pushes for 'comprehensive' economic reopening as global deaths pass 150,000

Trump again casts doubt on virus origins; Germany’s health minister says pandemic ‘under control’; Putin warns of ‘high risk’ from Covid-19NHS staff in UK told ‘wear aprons’ as protective gowns run outCoronavirus ‘under control’ in Germany Coronavirus latest: at a glanceUS coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.06am BST At a meeting on Friday, China’s politburo said that the government must pursue comprehensive reopening of China’s ec...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Putin, China, Germany, UK News, US news, Infectious Diseases, Trump, Global Times, Trump Administration, Coronavirus outbreak, CPC Politiburo


Nearly 100,000 EU citizens remain stranded overseas due to pandemic – as it happened

China denies cover-up as Wuhan death toll revised up by 50%; Brazil’s president fires health ministerThis blog is now closed: follow our live coverage hereSee all of our coronavirus coverage 1.46am BST We are closing this live global blog now, but you can pick up all of our continuing coverage on our new global blog here.You can also see our latest summary of events at Coronavirus latest developments: at a glance. 1.41am BST Oliver Milman, an environment reporter for Guardian in New Yor...
Tags: New York, Science, White House, China, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology


America's First Crewed Space Launch in Nearly a Decade Set for May 27

Next month, NASA will launch its first astronaut mission from U.S. soil in almost a decade. This mission marks the final test for SpaceX before NASA begins regularly ferrying astronauts into orbit using the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, America, Nasa, International Space Station, First Crewed Space Launch


America's First Manned Space Launch in Nearly a Decade Set for May 27

Next month, NASA will launch its first astronaut mission from U.S. soil in almost a decade. This mission marks the final test for SpaceX before NASA begins regularly ferrying astronauts into orbit using the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, America, Nasa, International Space Station


Apple And Google's Tracking Tech Reportedly Isn't Invasive Enough For UK Authorities

When Apple and Google publicly announced that they’d be partnering to roll out contact-tracing tech meant to help stem the coronavirus’s spread, the duo did everything they could to promise the program would put user privacy front and center. It’s a claim that’s left more than a few researchers and reporters skeptical…Read more...
Tags: Google, England, Science, Privacy, Covid 19, Invasive Enough For UK Authorities


Trump Proposes 'Phase One' Gym Reopenings Day After Call With Owner of SoulCycle, Equinox

During this pandemic, nothing is more important than friends. Fortunately for Stephen Ross, the founder and chairman of the firm that owns Equinox and its subsidiaries SoulCycle, Blink Fitness, and Pure Yoga, he may have very beefheaded, suggestible friends in high places.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Fitness, Gyms, Soulcycle, Donald Trump, Trump, Equinox, Stephen Ross, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Total Coincidences, SoulCycle Equinox, SoulCycle Blink Fitness


Airline Future is Empty Middle Seats Now and Business Class Only Later

Wizz Air is considering flying with empty middle seats to enable social distancing while on flights. This would need to be combined with all passengers have masks and other sanitizing and safety... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Travel, Business, Science, Technology, Medicine, Future, World, Public Health, Innovation, Wizz Air, Air Plane, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Italy’s Trends Suggests Slower US Coronavirus Victory

The world has over 2 million coronavirus cases. Italy’s coronavirus epidemic has been about two weeks ahead of the US. Italy has had a slow reduction in daily cases and daily deaths from its... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Medicine, World, Public Health, Italy, Innovation, US Italy, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Test and trace: lessons from Hong Kong on avoiding a coronavirus lockdown

Semi-autonomous city followed WHO advice and moved swiftly to stem contagion without rigid curbs on movementCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernments in Europe and the US can learn from Hong Kong, which has kept infections and deaths from Covid-19 low without resorting to the socially and economically damaging lockdown that the UK and other countries have imposed, scientists say.Hong Kong, with a population of nearly 7.5 million, has had just 715 confirmed cases of ...
Tags: Health, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Science, China, US, Society, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Epidemics, Sars, Coronavirus outbreak


Deadpool and the X-Force Mutants Have Invaded Fortnite

After making their bawdy, bloody introduction in Fox’s Deadpool 2, a handful of classic members of Marvel’s X-Force are dropping into Fortnite of all places and they’re all packing some serious heat.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Cable, Marvel, Fox, Deadpool, Domino, Marvel Entertainment, Psylocke, X Force, Fortnite, Mutants


Sketchy Science Journal Publishes Article Titled 'What's the Deal With Birds?'

This past week, assistant zoology professor Daniel Baldassarre at SUNY Oswego published a paper in a supposedly scientific journal with the following abstract:Read more...
Tags: Science, Birds, SUNY Oswego, Predatory Publishers, Science Publishing, Birdmodo, Daniel Baldassarre


The Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox Looks Rad but Could Use More Keanu

Cyberpunk 2077 may have been delayed, but to ease the blow, at least you can watch Microsoft’s sizzle trailer for its heavily leaked Cyberpunk 2077 Xbox One X bundle. Needless to say, it looks pretty sick, with glow-in-the-dark decals, laser etchings, and LED lighting—but in this blogger’s opinion, it could use a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Xbox, Keanu Reeves, Keanu, Cyberpunk 2077, Xbox One X, I Humbly Accept The Keanu Beat


Apple Music Now Available On the Web, But It's a Pain to Set Up

Apple Music for the web is now accessible for anyone to stream tunes in any browser on a Mac or PC. If you already have an Apple Music subscription and have been using iTunes to play your music, your transition will be seamless—just head over to music.apple.com, log in with your Apple ID, and the browser version will…Read more...
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The Best Coffee Makers to Keep You Caffeinated While Working From Home

If there’s one piece of advice I can pass on to people who are working from home for the first time, it is this: caffeine is key. Working from home effectively requires more discipline than most might realize. You’re surrounded by comfort—your bed, your couch, your things, your kitchen—and infinite distractions from…Read more...
Tags: Coffee, Science, WFH


Can a VPN Hide What I Do on the Internet From My Employer?

When it comes to privacy issues, the best advice is the simplest advice: Don’t mix work and play. That means no installing BitTorrent on your work laptop; no browsing for naughty things when connected to your company wifi (or VPN) and no forwarding company secrets (or inappropriate memes) using your work email. No,…Read more...
Tags: Work, Science, Privacy, Surveillance, Browser, Vpn, Bittorrent


Coronavirus has killed 150,000 people worldwide, as of today

A Reuters calculation published today shows that more than 150,000 have died of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness it causes. From Reuters: The first death came in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Jan. 9. It took 83 days for the first 50,000 deaths to be recorded and just eight more for the toll to climb to 100,000. It took another eight days to go from 100,000 to 150,000. The death toll is still far short of the so-called Spanish flu, which began in 1918 and is estimated to h...
Tags: Health, Post, Science, News, World news, US news, World, Public Health, United States, Wuhan, Reuters, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid19


Amazon Employees Plan Virtual Walkout Over Firings of Employees Critical of Warehouse Conditions

Amazon employees are preparing an organized action for a collective digital “sick-out” to protest the recent firing of two employees who raised concerns over conditions in the company’s warehouses and the lack of protections for workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Protests


Leaks Emerge About Google's Upcoming Rival to the Apple Card

After numerous tech companies including Robinhood, Apple, and even T-Mobile have ventured into the financial world by releasing smart debit or credit cards, it appears Google will be following suit with its own Google debit card.Read more...
Tags: Google, Credit Cards, Science, Debit Cards, Consumer Tech, Google Pay, Robinhood Apple, Google Card, The Google Card Is Coming


Hacking Attacks Against Corporations Have More Than Doubled in the Last Month

Since the massive shift to remote work last month, hacking activity targeting U.S. corporations and businesses other countries has more than doubled, Reuters reported. According to software and security company VMWare Carbon Black, ransomware attacks rose a whopping 148 percent in March compared to February and the…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Hacking, Vpn, Reuters, VMWare Carbon Black, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Hacking Attacks Against Corporations Have More the Doubled in the Last Month

Since the massive shift to remote work last month, hacking activity targeting U.S. corporations and businesses other countries has more than doubled, Reuters reported. According to software and security company VMWare Carbon Black, ransomware attacks rose a whopping 148 percent in March compared to February and the…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Privacy, Hacking, Vpn, Reuters, VMWare Carbon Black, Coronavirus, Covid 19


NASA sets launch date for SpaceX U.S. manned mission to space station

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted that billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's space company, SpaceX, will send two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station aboard its Falcon 9 rocket from Florida - marking the company's first mission carrying humans aboard. "BREAKING: On May 27, @NASA will once again launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil!" Bridenstine wrote on Twitter. The U.S. space agency had previously said the mission, in which NASA as...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Nasa, International Space Station, Falcon, Jim Bridenstine, Bob Behnken, Bridenstine, Doug Hurley


Latest Coronavirus Science: Antiviral Drug Shows Promise in New Trials

The pace of research into covid-19 has been unprecedented, with dozens of studies and new trials arriving by the day. Here are the latest scientific developments that could be especially important moving forward.Read more...
Tags: Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


10 Perfect Movies for Hosting Your Netflix Watch Party

Gonna have a Netflix watch party, we don’t need nobody. Social distancing has forced us to change the way we get together with our friends, and that can include remote watch parties. We’ve pulled out our picks of some wonderful (and wonderfully bad) movies to have a movie-fest with. If you’ve gotta be a homebody,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Godzilla, Skype, Minority Report, Zoom, 2012, Jupiter Ascending, Hook, Event Horizon, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, The Princess And The Frog, Bird Box, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse, Watch It Nerds


Cheap Battery Packs, Headphones, and More: 10 RAVPower and TaoTronics Deals You Can't Pass Up

The best RAVPower and TaoTronics deals for April 2020 are here.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Taotronics Deals, Ravpower Deals


Sale of .Org Registry to Private Equity Vampires Stalled After California AG Warning

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has delayed a decision on whether to allow the sale of the organization that controls .org registrations to a band of private equity ghouls after the California attorney general’s office issued a warningRead more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Internet, California, Icann, Private Equity, Nonprofits, ISOC, Internet Society, Public Interest Registry, Ghouls Of Late Capitalism, Org Registry, California AG Warning


Zoom Has a Google Problem

Last week saw the U.S. Senate join the ever-growing chorus of federal officials advising staff against using Zoom, with one top official calling the video software a “privacy and security concern.” And while there are myriad reasons to be concerned about the video-call platform—from the potential for foreign snooping…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Zoom, U S Senate, Its Legal I Swear


This Video May Have Given Us an Early Look at the iPhone 12

The next flagship iPhone isn’t expected to be announced until sometime later this fall, but that hasn’t stopped people from imagining what Apple’s next phone might look light. And with the aid of some leaked specs, a recent video featuring some high-quality fan renders may have just given us an early glimpse of the…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Smartphones, Leaks, Rumors, Renders, Iphone 12, Could This Be Apples Next Iphone Design


I’m Going Through Some Stuff, So Check Out These PeePee Plushies

“It’s inspiring to watch Whitney self-actualize into an absolute mutant,” my colleague Bryan Menegus remarked this morning, in the Gizmodo Slack channel devoted to dropping morning news tips for our daily assignments. Whilst my fellow reporters have been hard at work pursuing tech-related leads, holding the CDC to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Whitney, Health and Wellbeing, Bryan Menegus, Peens, Peepeeplush, Gizmodo Slack



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