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Coronavirus live news: US questions Beijing cluster figures as WHO eyes 2bn Covid-19 vaccine doses by end of 2021

Researchers working on more than 200 vaccines, says WHO; global deaths pass 450,000; Brazil nears 1m cases. Follow the latest updatesUS questions new China outbreak figuresBeijing outbreak may have started a month earlier than thoughtWHO eyes 2bn vaccine doses by end of 2021Coronavirus map of the US: latest cases state by stateSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.23am BST All non-essential shops in Wales will be able to reopen from Monday so long as physical distancing can take place, as part ...
Tags: UK, Science, Wales, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Beijing, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Brazil, Red Cross, Coronavirus outbreak


Big Oil Is Scared Shitless

Big Oil has spent decades perfecting the art of lying and pursuing a strategy to divide the public so it can continue its polluting ways. It’s been a successful model that has run into a brick wall that is the new climate movement.Read more...
Tags: Science, Email, Oops, Environmentalism, Black Lives Matter, Chevron, Big Oil, Climate Movement


Republicans Blow Off Intelligence Hearing on Election Security With Top Silicon Valley Officials

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee were a no-show as top officials from Facebook, Google, and Twitter testified and answered questions about their companies’ efforts to safeguard voters from the spread of disinformation concerning the 2020 presidential election.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, House Intelligence Committee, Facebook Google, Devin Nunes, Top Silicon Valley, Intel Committee, Election Security


Tucson Footage Shows Heavy Smoke From Bighorn Fire

The Bighorn fire in Arizona’s Pima County has burned over 31,000 acres and prompted evacuations on Thursday, June 18, according to local media reports.The blaze had burned through 23,892 acres by Wednesday night. Coronado National Forest officials said winds on Wednesday contributed to a 7,000-acre increase in the fire’s spread.A lightning strike ignited the fire on June 5, and it has continued to spread with the help of dry and windy conditions, according to a National Wildfire Coordinating Gro...
Tags: Science, News, Arizona, Tucson, Pima County, Santa Catalina Mountains, Coronado National Forest, Tucson Footage Shows Heavy Smoke From Bighorn Fire, National Wildfire Coordinating Group


Britain Scraps Its Doomed Contact-Tracing App, Turns to Apple and Google for Help

Britain swore an oath of sovereignty against Apple and Google earlier this year, resolving to devise a workable contact-tracing app that didn’t have to cave to Apple and Google’s user privacy demands. After numerous warnings from experts that the app simply wouldn’t work, the rollout has been delayed from May to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Britain, Contact Tracing


Mask or No Mask, Anti-Fog Coating Is Free at GlassesUSA With Any Purchase Over $100

Free Anti-Fog Coating With Any $100+ Order | GlassesUSA | Promo code FREEFOGRead more...
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Here's a First Glimpse at Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3

We’ve been hearing rumors about all the devices—including a brand new smartwatch—that Samsung might show off at its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event. But new leaked photos may have just given us the first look at the Galaxy Watch 3.Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartwatches, Leaks, Rumors, Tizen, Consumer Tech, Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch 3, First Look At The Galaxy Watch 3


SDCC Halts Eisner Awards Voting Due to Weird Security Screw-Up

The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic forced San Diego Comic-Con to go entirely digital this year. But voting for the annual Eisner Awards was meant to go rather smoothly as people could participate through an online portal put together with SDCC’s organizers. Just as the deadline for voting was seemingly extended,…Read more...
Tags: Security, Comics, Science, Technology, Voting, San Diego, SDCC, San Diego Comic Con, Eisner Awards, Comic Con 2020


Attention Passengers: We’ve Got a Dweeb Alert

This is your captain speaking. Dweeb alert! This is not a drill. Dweeb alert! That’s right, folks, there is a dweeb alert in effect on this aircraft.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Air Travel, Airplanes, Airlines, Lol, American Airlines, Pandemic, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Inside Dungeons & Dragons' Chilling New Adventure, Rime of the Frostmaiden

Pack your bags with as many winter clothes and things to bludgeon giants with as you can, adventurers: Wizards of the Coast has unveiled the latest adventure module for Dungeons & Dragons’ fifth edition. We’re heading off to Icewind Dale to uncover grand mysteries and sinister secrets.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Hasbro, RPG, Dungeons And Dragons, Wizards Of The Coast, Tabletop Games, Icewind Dale


OK, But How Big Is the PS5, Really?

First came the memes about the PlayStation 5's swooped design, and now people are wondering just how big Sony’s next-generation console is going to be. From everything we’ve seen so far, the PS5 certainly looks like it will be a behemoth—it may even put your old DVD player and the original Xbox to shame. Sony hasn’t…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Sony, Sony PS4, Lorge, Sony PS5


Apple’s Rejection of Facebook’s Gaming App Conveniently Leaks Just When Everyone’s Mad at Apple

Facebook released a stand-alone gaming app in April, but, try as it might, the company can’t convince Apple to allow it in the iOS App Store. Facebook has submitted the app five times, in fact, according to the New York Times. The reason? Apple doesn’t allow apps that are essentially storefronts for distributing…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, New York Times, App Store Facebook, Gaming Apps


Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 450,000

John Hopkins says 450,435 have died; WHO condemns Napoli football fans’ celebrations as ‘reckless’; Beijing expert says new outbreak under controlBeijing outbreak may have started a month earlier than thoughtBrazil cases near 1mNew Zealand confirms one new caseSee all our coronavirus coverage 8.10pm BST A rogue Russian priest who denies the existence of Covid-19 has seized a convent in the Urals region and announced that he will only be removed by force.Father Sergei Romanov stormed the Sred...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Beijing, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Who, Napoli, John Hopkins, Coronavirus outbreak, 1mNew Zealand


UK abandons contact-tracing app for Apple and Google model

NHS to switch to alternative design by tech giants, says Matt Hancock in latest U-turnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has been forced to abandon a centralised coronavirus contact-tracing app after spending three months and millions of pounds on technology that experts had repeatedly warned would not work.In an embarrassing U-turn, Matt Hancock said the NHS would switch to an alternative designed by the US tech companies Apple and Google, which is months...
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Facebook Removes Trump Ads With Nazi Iconography

Measured against its peers, Facebook has been particularly soft on Donald Trump and his administration’s penchant for spewing violent rhetoric, misinformation, and outright lies. It seems, after no shortage of pressure, the social media company has found where it draws the line for a sitting president: the…
Tags: Facebook, Science, Donald Trump, delete Facebook, Facebook Removes Trump, Red Inverted Triangle


5 International Sci-Fi Shows Worth Checking Out on Netflix

Science fiction has a rich history in countless cultures, from the Epic of Gilgamesh to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. And Netflix has been getting in on the action for a while now. Here are our five picks for international sci-fi shows you should definitely check out on the streaming platform.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Netflix, Streaming, Sci Fi, Westworld, Black Mirror, Dark, Tenet, Leila, The Handmaids Tale, Osmosis, Omniscient, Epic of Gilgamesh, Watch It Nerds, My Holo Love


UK abandons contact-tracing app in favour of Apple and Google model

NHS will switch to alternative design by tech giants, says Matt Hancock in latest embarrassing U-turnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe NHS has been forced to abandon a centralised coronavirus contact tracing app after spending three months and millions of pounds on technology that experts had repeatedly warned would not work.In an embarrassing U-turn, Matt Hancock said the NHS would switch to an alternative designed by the US tech companies Apple and Google, which i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, UK, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, US, UK News, World news, Mobile Phones, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak


A New York Primary Challenger Shows Why the Green New Deal Has to Take on the Military

The U.S. military is the world’s largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels. Yet the carbon footprint of warfare hasn’t been a central focus of the U.S. climate movement. Even the game-changing Green New Deal resolution that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduced last year—the most…Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, War, Military, Eliot Engel, Sen Ed Markey, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Sunrise Movement, Green New Deal, Jamaal Bowman


The Five Best Carry-On Luggage Bags, According to Our Readers

In our latest Co-op project, you guys let me have it for daring to think about taking a vacation during a pandemic. And I know, I know—cases are spiking in diverse places, and the thought of getting away from it all seems even more of an impossibility.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: WHO condemns Napoli football fans' celebrations as 'reckless'

Large crowds gathered in streets of Naples after match win; Beijing health expert says new outbreak under control; Germany quarantines 7,000 people in local outbreakBeijing outbreak may have started a month earlier than thoughtBrazil cases near 1mNew Zealand confirms one new caseUK coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.34pm BST The number of people who died from coronavirus infection in France rose by 28 to 29,603 on Thursday, the same increase as Wednesday. In a state...
Tags: Science, France, Germany, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Beijing, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Brazil, Juventus, Who, World Health Organization


UK coronavirus live: Hancock says 'we backed both horses' as he defends contact tracing app

News updates: UK official death toll rises by 135; Sturgeon announces key measures in lockdown easing; Stormont ditches 2-metre rule for schools from AugustGovernment to abandon contact-tracing app for Google and Apple modelsRaab: taking the knee ‘feels like symbol of subjugation’Crisis risks UK ‘lost generation’ of people about to retireTreasury blocks plan for private hospitals to tackle NHS backlogCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 6.06pm BST The number of prisoners wh...
Tags: Health, Google, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Sturgeon, Ministry Of Justice, Sadiq Khan, Department Of Health


Apple Now Supports In-Store Mac Trade-Ins

Apple users will now be able to trade-in their old Macs in physical Apple Stores rather than having to use the company’s online system for these devices.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Mac, Macbook, Apple Stores, Trade In, Store Mac Trade Ins


Apple's App Store Is Due a Reckoning

The long-standing controversy over the so-called “Apple tax” the company imposes on apps in its App store has resurfaced in a new standoff with recently launched email management app Hey, a dispute that brings into sharp focus the unchecked dictatorial power Apple wields over apps and their creators—and one that’s…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Science, Antitrust, App Store, Apple App Store, Wwdc 2020


An Ancient Dark Crystal Mystic Comes to Life for the First Time in a New Book of Thra

The world of Thra is full of incredible beings and creatures, from major civilizations like the Gelfling and the Skesis, to humble landstriders and adorable (and occasionally horrifying) Nurlocs. Now, a new book wants to detail Thra’s grand bestiary—and io9 has an exclusive look inside shows.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Netflix, Puppets, Streaming, Exclusive, Preview, Jim Henson Company, Adam Cesare, Insight Editions, The Dark Crystal, Brian Froud, Thra, The Dark Crystal Age Of Resistance, Iris Compiet


In Our First Look at Zack Snyder's Justice League, Wonder Woman Faces the Myth of Darkseid

Darkseid Is, and most importantly, Darkseid is here.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Justice League, Wonder Woman, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Zack Snyder, Darkseid, Snyder Cut, HBO Max


UK coronavirus live: Hancock takes press conference as Stormont ditches 2-metre rule for schools from August

News updates: UK official death toll rises by 135; Sturgeon announces key measures in lockdown easingGovernment to abandon contact-tracing app for Google and Apple modelsRaab: taking the knee ‘feels like symbol of subjugation’Crisis risks UK ‘lost generation’ of people about to retireTreasury blocks plan for private hospitals to tackle NHS backlogCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.32pm BST Hancock says last week there were slightly fewer people dying than in a normal we...
Tags: Health, Google, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Office For National Statistics, Sturgeon, Sadiq Khan, Emmanuel Macron, Stormont


West Coast States Are Teaming Up to Build an Electric Highway

The West Coast is preparing for a future where giant diesel transport trucks go electric. Utilities and state agencies in California, Oregon, and Washington announced a plan to transform highway infrastructure that would speed the transition.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Washington, Oregon, Electric Vehicles, West Coast, California Oregon, Electric Highway, The Clean Energy Revolution, West Coast States


Get Ready for Another Summer of Out-of-Control Ticks

The U.S. tick problem is not getting any better. And, unfortunately, we’re doing a dreadful job at tracking their movements, let alone keeping them in check, according to a new study out Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Lyme Disease, Infectious Diseases, Ticks, Ticking Me Off


Feds Charge Philly Protester With Torching Police Cars After Following Unnerving Online Trail

FBI agents used online evidence including an Etsy shop and profiles on LinkedIn and fashion website Poshmark to identify and charge a woman they say set fire to two police cars during recent protests in Philly, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Etsy, Police, Linkedin, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Fbi, Protests, Philly, Philadelphia Inquirer, Poshmark, George Floyd Protests


UK abandons coronavirus app in favour of Apple and Google model

Government will switch to contact-tracing model preferred by tech giants in latest embarrassing U-turnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe NHS has abandoned a near three month attempt to build a centralised coronavirus contact-tracing app and will instead switch to the model preferred by the technology firms Apple and Google.The embarrassing U-turn comes after officials concluded it was technically impossible to create an effective app that did not conform to the Googl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, UK, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, UK News, World news, Mobile Phones, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Coronavirus outbreak



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