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Coronavirus live news: New Zealand traces 320 'close contacts' of pair in quarantine breach

Beijing Covid-19 outbreak ‘extremely severe’; Brazil suffers record case increase; Six US states see record new cases. Follow the latest updates. Jacinda Ardern says new cases are the result of an ‘unacceptable failure’Beijing travel restricted to tackle ‘extremely severe’ situationSix US states see record case increasesCovid-19 outbreaks in New Zealand and China highlight stark choicesSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.19am BST Here’s the full story on the news out of New Zealand now, with ...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Beijing, Britain, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Zealand, Brazil


Coronavirus live news: New Zealand PM criticises 'unacceptable failure' after fresh cases

Beijing Covid-19 outbreak ‘extremely severe’; Brazil suffers record case increase; Six US states see record new cases. Follow the latest updates. Jacinda Ardern says new cases are the result of an ‘unacceptable failure’Beijing travel restricted to tackle ‘extremely severe’ situationSix US states see record case increasesCovid-19 outbreaks in New Zealand and China highlight stark choicesSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.28am BST After a months-long campaign to succeed Jeremy Corbyn, Sir Keir...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Microbiology, New Zealand, Brazil


T-Mobile, Which Said Sprint Merger Would Create Jobs, Already Laying Off Sprint Employees

T-Mobile insisted that its dreaded $26.5 billion merger with rival Sprint was all about job creation, saying the two companies would have 11,000 more employees by 2024 than they were expected to as separate entities. But now that the deal’s closed, hundreds of former Sprint employees working under the merged brand …Read more...
Tags: Layoffs, Science, Technology, Labor, Sprint, Telecoms, Wireless, Mergers, Carriers, T Mobile


The Federalist Bends the Knee to Big Tech, Deletes Its Awful Comments Section

Google has booted fringe libertarian/conspiracist page Zerohedge from its AdSense platform over user comments and warned crackpot haven the Federalist that it could face the same fate, NBC News reported on Tuesday. The Federalist, which has postured itself as a haven for ideological outcasts of all stripes to post…Read more...
Tags: Google, Politics, Science, Technology, Advertising, Nbc News, Social Media, Adsense, Section 230, Garbage Fires, The Federalist


The Federalist Bows the Knee to Big Tech, Deletes Its Awful Comments Section

Google has booted fringe libertarian/conspiracist page Zerohedge from its AdSense platform over user comments and warned crackpot haven the Federalist that it could face the same fate, NBC News reported on Tuesday. The Federalist, which has postured itself as a haven for ideological outcasts of all stripes to post…Read more...
Tags: Google, Politics, Science, Technology, Advertising, Nbc News, Social Media, Adsense, Section 230, Garbage Fires, The Federalist


Drone-deployed sterile mosquitoes could check spread of insect-borne illnesses

Drone deployment of sterile mosquitoes could accelerate efforts to control their populations and reduce insect-borne disease, according to a proof of concept experiment by an multi-institutional research team. The improved technique could save thousands of lives. Mosquitoes are a public health hazard around the world, spreading infections like malaria to millions and causing countless deaths and health crises. Although traps and netting offer some protection, the proactive approach of reducing t...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, Drones, Uavs, Aerospace, Mosquitoes


A Switch in How Hospitals Use Anesthesia Could Have Huge Climate Benefits

Right before surgery, the climate crisis is probably the last thing on your mind. If you’re under general anesthesia, you actually might not be thinking about much of anything at all. But anesthetics—especially the generalized kind—can have a pretty big impact on the climate. A new study in the journal Regional…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Healthcare, Greenhouse Gases, Nitrous Oxide, Anaesthesia, Desflurane


RIP, Bose AR, We Hardly Knew Ye

Bose seemed like a company that had a slightly different, incredibly interesting vision for augmented reality. It was different from other tech companies’ approaches—Bose put AR in its Bose Frames sunglasses, but it wasn’t like the AR glasses or headsets that are already on the market. In lieu of holographic images…Read more...
Tags: Wearables, Science, Rip, Augmented Reality, Bose, Ye, Bose Ar, Bose Frames


Airlines Have Been Banning Booze on Flights as a Covid-19 Precautionary Measure

A basic measure to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus is to maintain a distance of at least six feet between yourself and another person. But this becomes tricky in the tight quarters of a commercial aircraft, particularly for flight crew who may be required to make their way through aisles to service…Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Airlines, Flights, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Max Brooks' Bigfoot Tale Devolution Is Headed for the Big Screen

Author Max Brooks has a new book out called Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre, and it arrives with some exciting news: much like Brooks’ previous best-seller, zombie-apocalypse story World War Z, Devolution will be getting the feature-film treatment.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Bigfoot, Monsters, Legendary, World War Z, Brooks, Max Brooks, Rainier Sasquatch Massacre


Coronavirus live news: Brazil adds record 34,918 daily cases as infections surge in six US states

Beijing Covid-19 outbreak ‘extremely severe’; French police fire tear gas at healthcare protest; New Zealand cancels compassionate quarantine exceptions. Follow the latest updatesBeijing travel restricted to tackle ‘extremely severe’ situationBrazil suffers record case increaseSix US states see record case increasesCovid-19 outbreaks in New Zealand and China highlight stark choicesSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.29am BST Brazil has had its worst day for new confirmed cases, recording 34,...
Tags: Texas, Science, Biology, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, New Zealand, Brazil


It's Hard to Imagine Ever Finding a Smaller Travel Mouse Than This

As handy as a built-in trackpad is, there are many laptop users who absolutely despise the option. To them, a mouse is still the only way to push a cursor around, and for those times when they have to travel, the surprisingly tiny CheerPod packs an impressive amount of functionality into a pocket-friendly device…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Crowdfunding, Tech, Mouse, Indiegogo, Mice, Consumer Tech, Cheerpod


The Perfect Gaming PC Case For Rainbow Six Siege Fans

Today NZXT, maker of gaming PCs and gaming PC parts, revealed the latest in its CRFT line of custom limited edition hardware. Limited to 500 pieces worldwide, CRFT 06 H510 Siege is a very special version of the company’s H510 case designed especially for fans of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. They sent me one to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hardware, PC Case, NZXT, Kotakucore, Ubisoft, Pc Gaming, Rainbow Six Siege, Tom Clancy, CRFT, Rainbow 6 Siege, Rainbow 6


6 Things We Liked About Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Season 2 (and 3 We Didn't)

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is one of those word-of-mouth shows that started small and grew into a tidal wave. The post-apocalyptic story of a half-jaguar girl and her friends roaming a brightly colored wasteland continues with season two, which wonderful expands its world while making a few sophomore missteps. Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Animation, Dreamworks, Streaming, Dreamworks Animation, Dan Stevens, Sterling K Brown, Amy Landecker, Karen Fukuhara, KIPO, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, Jee Young Han, Liked Vs Didnt, Sydney Mikayla


SpaceX’s Starlink Broadband Service Might Be Too Slow for the FCC

Based on requirements and procedures detailed in a Federal Communications Commission report published last week, SpaceX might not have good enough broadband service to qualify for phase one of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction in October. In fact, the FCC thinks it’s unlikely that any low-Earth orbit…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Fcc, Internet, Broadband, Federal Communications Commission, Rural Internet, Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Starlink Satellites, Starlink Broadband Service


Adobe Flash Is Actually Going to Die This Time, For Real

Three years ago, long after the rise (and fall) of Flash, Adobe announced that its once-ubiquitous multimedia platform was finally going away. But Adobe never provided a specific date for when Flash would reach its end-of-life. Now we know: Adobe Flash is going to officially die on December 31, 2020.Read more...
Tags: Science, Adobe, Flash, Html, The Internet, Rip, Adobe Flash, Macromedia, Rip Flash, Time For Real, Flash Adobe


This Kickstarter-funded brass stylus helps you avoid germs in public places

The CDC says your hands spread germs on objects like tables, ATM machines, elevator buttons, and door handles.Hygiene Hand is a tool to help avoid direct contact with shared surfaces.After a successful funding round on Kickstarter, the Hygiene Hand is now available to everyone. You've likely never washed your hands as much as you have in these last few months. But sadly, not everyone is as vigilant about hand-washing as you are. As the CDC warns, hands can leave germs on numerous objects—tablet...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Virus, Innovation, Invention, Edc, Hunter, Coronavirus, StatGear Hygiene Hand, Hygiene Hand


A glimmer of hope

Hola pandemic pals, It’s the middle of June and COVID-19 is still here. In fact, the data indicates it’s just getting started. We’re seeing the largest daily spikes of new cases since scientists began tracking the disease back in December of 2019. At the rate we’re going, experts figure about one in every five people could end up contracting a “serious” case of the disease. That’s the bad news. But, as you can see above, there’s some good news. The number of cases have gone up with the number of...
Tags: Startups, Science, Newsletter, Tech, Coronavirus


Quibi Almost Had an Infuriatingly Worse Name

I must confess, my first thought about Quibi was, “Quibi is a really stupid fucking name.” How do you even pronounce it? Is it like, kwih-bee, kwee-bye, kwi-bee? What does Quibi even mean? I still don’t know the answer to most of these questions, but thanks to a Wall Street Journal report, I now know that the name…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Streaming, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Wall Street Journal, Meg Whitman, Streaming Wars, Quibi, Katzenberg Is Probably A Weeb Huh


Super-Sized Lego Go-Kart Is Big Enough for Even Grown-up Kids to Drive

Matt Denton was one of the clever engineers responsible for designing and building the functional BB-8 robots and puppets used to film the most recent Star Wars trilogy. But online Denton is probably better known for his clever use of 3D printing to supersize Lego Technic sets, which now includes a functional go-kart…Read more...
Tags: Science, Lego, 3d Printing, Denton, Matt Denton, Lego Technic, Go Karts


Toilets Can Blow Coronavirus Poop All Over the Place—You’ve Been Warned

Here’s some bathroom advice for the covid-19 pandemic era, courtesy of a new study published Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Poop, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Track the Coronavirus's R₀ in Your State

Remember when the coronavirus was brand new, and we were all worried about what its R0 might turn out to be? R0, pronounced “R naught,” is a measure of how many people each infected person tends to pass an infection to. To stop a pandemic, we need to bring that number down to something smaller than 1. A tool called …Read more...
Tags: Math, Science, Lifehacks, Coronavirus


SpaceX to build floating spaceports for rockets bound for the Moon and Mars, and for hypersonic Earth travel

SpaceX is hiring experts in Offshore Operations in Brownsville, job ads revealed on Tuesday – and the purpose is to help the company develop and build floating spaceports that will provide launch sites for the company’s’ Super Heavy-class launch vehicles. SpaceX will use these larger rockets to get its forthcoming large payload rockets to the Moon, to Mars – and also for point-to-point travel right here on Earth, according to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. SpaceX is building floating, superheavy...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Science, Tech, Ceo, Earth, Paris, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft


Dr. Fauci Made the Coronavirus Pandemic Worse by Lying About Masks

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been hailed as a hero during the coronavirus pandemic, delivering thoughtful health advice while most members of the Trump regime have spread misinformation about covid-19. But there’s one area where Fauci let America down, hindering the public health response and giving the U.S. both the highest…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Fauci, Coronavirus, Covid 19


How to Pick the Right Power Supply for Your Next PC

Figuring out how much power you need to keep all your components fed and happy is usually the last part of building your own PC. It can also be the most confusing. Every component takes a different amount of power, and the bigger and faster your PC, the more power you need. The latest Intel Core i9-10900K can suck up…Read more...
Tags: Science, Corsair, Power Supply, PSU, Seasonic, EVGA, Intel Core


In Our First Look at Umbrella Academy Season 2, Long Hair and Swedish Assassins Abound

Look, it’s been a wild time for everyone, let alone the time-hopping heroes of Umbrella Academy. You’ll be forgiven for some of them letting their hair get a bit out of place. Or, really, a lot out of place.Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Streaming, Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Robert Sheehan, Dark Horse, Emmy Raver Lampman, Umbrella Academy, Aidan Gallagher, David Castañeda, Umbrella Academy Season, Justin H Min


Amazon Introduces Social Distance Software at Warehouses, but That Won't Fix Its Coronavirus Problem

Amazon is debuting a new software that will send its warehouse employees real-time visual cues about their physical proximity to other workers, one of the company’s latest initiatives in response to covid-19—a problem the company has been struggling to address in its facilities.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Social Distancing, Amazon Introduces Social Distance Software


European Commission Launches Investigation Into the App Store and Apple Pay

The future is streaming and payment plans, and it is also a maelstrom of antitrust disputes. This is to say that the mutiny against Apple is making a little headway: the European Commission has announced two antitrust investigations into the iron rule of the App Store and Apple Pay.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, European Commission, Antitrust


How to Tell If That New COVID-19 Story Is Worth Getting Excited About

Maybe someday there will be a vaccine or a miracle cure for COVID-19. But if that occurs, it will not be immediately obvious from a news story that’s trumpeted across your TV or your social media feed. Big, important-looking studies come along all the time, and most turn out to be disappointing once you learn the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Lifehacks, Bullshit Resistance School, Coronavirus


Don't blame public for Covid-19 spread, says UK scientist

Exclusive: Prof John Drury says cooperation more prevalent than selfish behaviourCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrom empty supermarket shelves to crowded parks, public behaviour has come in for criticism during the Covid-19 outbreak.But blaming the spread of Covid-19 on selfishness or thoughtless behaviour is misguided and distracts from the real causes of fatalities, according to one of Britain’s leading behavioural psychologists. Continue reading...
Tags: Psychology, UK, Science, UK News, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Don, John Drury, Coronavirus outbreak



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