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Facebook Workers Ask If Company's in an 'Abusive Relationship' With Trump Amid Internal Unrest: Report

As demonstrated by their virtual walkout earlier this week, the folks working at Facebook aren’t too happy about the company’s refusal to remove incendiary and misleading posts made by President Donald Trump. Now, thanks to a slew of internal documents obtained by the Washington Post, we have a clearer picture of just…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Washington Post, Social Media, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump Administration, George Floyd Protests, Facebook Workers Ask If Company


White House, Military Chiefs Sued for Unprovoked Assault on D.C. Activists

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has asked a federal court to impanel a jury to determine whether senior members of the Trump administration, including Attorney General Bill Barr, violated the constitutional rights of demonstrators when they used U.S. military soldiers to clear them away from a park near the…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, US military, Donald Trump, Trump, American Civil Liberties Union ACLU, Bill Barr, George Floyd Protests, All Cats Are Beautiful


Samsung's Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 Reportedly Launching Aug. 5

With covid-19 having thrown a wrench practically every company’s product launch timeline, it’s impossible to predict when new gadgets might get announced. But according to multiple reports, Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Fold 2 in early August.Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Galaxy Fold 2, Galaxy Note 20, Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Leaks


Did Instagram Just Say It's Rewriting Online Copyright?

In one fell swoop, Facebook may have changed its mind about how the online news media will operate from here on out. Undermining a now age-old assumption, Facebook told Ars Technica on Thursday that embedding from Instagram may not shield news organizations from freely cross-posting on their sites. A spokesperson said:Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, Ars Technica, Quick Quick Gulp The Tea


Lidar helps uncover an ancient, kilometer-long Mayan structure

Lidar is fast becoming one of the most influential tools in archaeology, revealing things in a few hours what might have taken months of machete wielding and manual measurements otherwise. The latest such discovery is an enormous Mayan structure, more than a kilometer long, 3,000 years old, and seemingly used for astronomical observations. Takeshi Inomata of the University of Arizona is the lead author of the paper describing the monumental artificial plateau, published in the journal Nature. Th...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Mexico, Tech, Archaeology, University Of Arizona, Guatemala, Lidar, Belize, Maya, Tikal, Caracol, Takeshi Inomata, Aguada Fénix, Patricia McAnany


Coronavirus live news: Bolsonaro threatens to pull Brazil out of WHO

‘Third of Americans’ misused disinfectants to try to prevent infection; IMF agrees $5.2bn package for EgyptBrazil’s president calls WHO a ‘partisan political organisation’China advises against travel to Australia over claims of ‘racial discrimination’WHO changes advice to back medical-grade masks for over-60sThe first wave of Covid-19 is not over – but how might a second look?Coronavirus lates: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.00am BST California governor Gavin Newsom has said ...
Tags: Science, Australia, California, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Who, Imf, Gavin Newsom, World Health Organization WHO


8 Classic Sci-Fi Books That Offer a Short but Provocative Read

We’re still in the middle of a pandemic and trying to stay socially distant, so it’s a great opportunity to spend time with a classic novel. That doesn’t mean you have to plow through War and Peace to feel like you’re getting some culture. Here are some famous (and lesser-known) quick-to-read stories that helped…Read more...
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Protesting Is a Hack

Protests get shit done. If you celebrate Independence Day, Pride or Martin Luther King Day, you know that public demonstrations, even riots, have forced change where other means could not. Earlier this week we shared with you five demonstrations that changed history; today let’s talk about what’s happening now.Read more...
Tags: Science, Democracy


Future Flexible OLED Displays Could Be Made From Human Hair

Recycled human hair has been used throughout history for a variety of purposes, but never before has it been turned into OLED displays—until now.Read more...
Tags: Science, QLED, Smart Displays, Whoa Thats Cool, Carbon Nanodots, Human Hair


Latest Coronavirus Science: New York's Hopeful Road to Recovery

Here are some of the latest scientific developments around covid-19, including insights about the first major outbreak in Wuhan, China, a raft of hydroxychloroquine treatment trials, and steady progress in some but not all areas of the U.S.Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, New York City, Wuhan China, Hydroxychloroquine, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Instacart Is Changing Its Tipping Policy to Curb Customer Tip-Baiting, but Customers Can Still Bait Tips

Instacart says it has revised its tipping policy to stop tip-baiting, a practice where a customer lures an Instacart shopper with a large tip to pick up their order, but removes the tip after the groceries have been delivered. This practice became increasingly problematic at the height of the covid-19 crisis due to an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Instacart, Covid 19


Coronavirus live news: public trust in science 'may have been hit by publishing false data'

Sweden sees third consecutive day of over 1,000 new cases; virus ‘under control’ in France; Brazil death toll passes Italy; New York urges protesters to get testedPublic trust in science ‘may be shaken by publishing of false data’WHO changes advice to back medical-grade masks for over-60sEU pledges to lift internal border controls by end of monthThe first wave of Covid-19 is not over – but how might a second look?Coronavirus lates: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.51pm BST Chin...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, Sweden, Australia, France, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Brazil


Facebook Will, Uhh, Stop Promoting the ‘Boogaloo’ Race War Thing

Facebook says it is cracking down even further against groups related to the “Boogaloo” movement, which has considerable momentum among far-right militiamen and is based around the idea that the U.S. is headed towards a second Civil War. Just kidding! It only said that it will stop actively promoting them.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Social Media, Protests, Extremism, Boogaloo, Right Wing Extremism, George Floyd Protests


It's Not Enough to Quit Your Job

Across the country, white people are being called on to use their power and privilege to lift up black people—by hiring them, promoting them, and in some cases actively relinquishing power. In a particularly bold reflection of this stance, Alexis Ohanian announced that he will step down from his seat on the board of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Racism, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Ellen Pao, Hate Speech, Black Lives Matter


Surreal Landslide Sweeps Several Homes Into Norwegian Fjord

Whoa, here’s something you certainly don’t see everyday: A large chunk of land fell into and temporarily drifted atop a Norwegian fjord earlier this week. Footage taken during the disaster has to be seen to be believed.Read more...
Tags: Science, Geology, Disasters, Natural Disasters, Landslides


Massive Fire Engulfs Third-Party Amazon Fulfillment Center in California

A massive three-alarm fire erupted early Friday at a distribution facility in Redlands, California, engulfing the structure in flames. The building belonged to one of Amazon’s distribution partners that handles extra-large shipments.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, California, Fire, Redlands California


I’ve Worked in Customer Service Long Enough to Know That People Generally Look Down on You

Have you been laid off or furloughed? Are you a frontline worker dealing with new stresses or irresponsible management? Is working (or not working) from home starting to take a psychological toll? Submit a story using this Google form or send me an email with the subject line “My Covid Story” and provide as much…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Jobs, Economy, Unemployment, Sick Days, Covid 19, Customer Service Long Enough


Wonder Woman 1984 Is Delayed, But Here Are 17 Other Female Fighters to Watch in the Meantime

Today was supposed to be the day we got to hear that unmistakable guitar riff again. You know the one. The song that plays when Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman makes an epic entrance (or at least some radical ‘80s remixes this time!). To hopefully provide some consolation, we’ve compiled a list of movies starring other…Read more...
Tags: Science, Wonder Woman, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman 1984, Watch It Nerds


The Five Best Heavy Duty Office and Gaming Chairs, According to Our Readers

When I sat down to read your comments for our latest group project (in the same chair I can’t wait to replace once I can afford one of these expensive ass recommendations you gave me), I didn’t realize I’d get such a polarizing response to my use of the phrase “Pooh-sized.”Read more...
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Cheap Headphones, Chargers, and More: 11 RAVPower and TaoTronics Deals You Can't Pass Up

Featured Deal: Utaxo Active Noise Canceling Bluetooth Headphones | $30 (code: KINJAJJ8)Read more...
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Singapore Plans to Roll Out Its Own Contact-Tracing Wearable

As several countries mull how best to utilize contact-tracing technology, Singapore is planning to issue virus-tracking wearables to each of its 5.7 million residents. Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Privacy, Singapore, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Contact Tracing


Coronavirus live news: WHO updates stance on masks and urges countries not to relax

Sweden sees third consecutive day of over 1,000 new cases; virus ‘under control’ in France; Brazil death toll passes Italy; New York urges protesters to get testedWHO changes advice to back medical-grade masks for over-60sEU pledges to lift internal border controls by end of monthThe first wave of Covid-19 is not over – but how might a second look?Coronavirus lates: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.44pm BST On Sunday, the European Union will launch a humanitarian air bridge to s...
Tags: New York, Science, Sweden, France, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Brazil, Brussels, Wuhan


WHO advises public to wear face masks when unable to distance

Over-60s should use medical-grade masks and all others three-layer fabric ones, health body saysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople over 60 or with health issues should wear a medical-grade mask when they are out and cannot socially distance, according to new guidance from the World Health Organization, while all others should wear a three-layer fabric mask.The announcement on Friday marks a significant change of stance by the WHO, which until now has been reluctan...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Coronavirus outbreak


Now 10% off, Our Custom Neck Gaiters Can Double as a Headband—and Proceeds Go to Charity

10% off Neck Gaiters | GizmodoRead more...
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iPhone 12 Release Could Be Delayed, A Surprising Source Says

Every September, almost like clockwork, Apple releases a new iPhone. Based on recent comments from an unlikely source, the CEO of wireless component supplier Broadcom, the iPhone 12's release might get delayed until much later in the year.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Smartphones, Broadcom, Iphone Day, Iphone 12, Iphone 12 Delays


Amid Pandemic and Protests, Trump Fast-Tracks Dangerous Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Amid nationwide protests against racist police brutality and a pandemic that’s disproportionately affecting Black people, on Thursday night, Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to fast track the construction of projects that will put communities of color at risk.Read more...
Tags: Science, Trump, Climate Justice, Rollbacks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, George Floyd


Influencers Are Fumbling the Revolution

On Sunday night, beauty YouTuber Allana Davison posted a 23-minute long video that opened with a general, brief mention of the protests around the country in response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.Read more...
Tags: Science, Activism, Minneapolis, Black Lives Matter, Influencers, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, YouTuber Allana Davison


Alexis Ohanian Is Done With Reddit

Alexis Ohanian has stepped down from his seat on the board of Reddit, the website he cofounded just shy of 15 years ago, in an apparent act of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.Read more...
Tags: Science, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Black Lives Matter


After 25 Years, DC Has Cut Ties With the Largest Distributor of Comics in America

Diamond Comics has held an essential monopoly on the distribution of mainstream comics on the biggest publishers in the industry for decades. And now, in the wake of ongoing differences between Diamond and one of the biggest of those publishers, DC Comics, the two are officially parting ways.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, America, Diamond, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Distribution, Diamond Comics, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Lunar Distribution, Ucs Comic Distributors, Largest Distributor of Comics


Coronavirus live news: WHO reverses stance on masks and urges countries not to relax

Sweden sees third consecutive day of over 1,000 new cases; virus ‘under control’ in France; Brazil death toll passes Italy; New York urges protesters to get testedWHO changes advice to back medical-grade masks for over-60sEU pledges to lift internal border controls by end of monthThe first wave of Covid-19 is not over – but how might a second look?Coronavirus lates: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.59pm BST Key developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include: 6.44...
Tags: New York, Science, Sweden, France, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Brazil, Coronavirus outbreak



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