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Report: Apple Likely Won't Reopen in Full Until 2021, Many Retail Staff Asked to Switch to Online Roles

With over 90 of Apple’s 271 outlets across the U.S. closed down once again due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the company is asking retail staff who are unable to show up to a physical location to instead work from home, according to a Monday report in Bloomberg. Apple reportedly also expects that its plan to …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Science, Technology, Retail, Bloomberg Apple, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Covid 19 Reopening


21 Ridiculous (and Seriously Problematic) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures of the '90s

Damn, they made a lot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toys over the years.Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Superlist, 90s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nostalgia, Collectibles, 80s


The Old Guard Turns Immortality Into Something Worth Living For

Director Gina Prince Bythewood’s adaptation of Image Comics’ The Old Guard is a movie that asks you to really reflect on what it is about superheroes and their stories that keeps us coming back. Rather than fully trying to reinvent the comic book movie, The Old Guard instead takes hallmarks of the genre and uses them…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Netflix, Streaming, Lgbtq, Matthias Schoenaerts, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlize Theron, Image Comics, Gina Prince Bythewood, Immortality, Harry Melling, Leandro Fernandez, Marwan Kenzari, Greg Rucka, Kiki Layne


Ted Cruz's Office Says He Was Just Enjoying a Delicious Beverage, Not Violating Mandatory Airline Mask Policy or Anything

American Airlines has said it is investigating after Senator Ted Cruz was photographed in apparent violation of its policy mandating use of face masks during the coronavirus pandemic by all passengers and crew on Sunday, per CBS News.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Air Travel, Planes, Ted Cruz, Airplanes, Aviation, Airlines, American Airlines, Pandemic, CBS News Read, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Gimlet Media Sued for Not Making Podcasts Accessible to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The podcasting company Gimlet Media now faces a class-action lawsuit for failing to make its podcasts accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing. In the complaint, filed today in New York, plaintiff Kahlimah Jones argues that Gimlet violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide closed…Read more...
Tags: Podcast, New York, Science, Accessibility, Lawsuits, Ada, Americans with Disabilities Act, Gimlet, Gimlet Media, Kahlimah Jones


Nvidia Might Stop Making Some RTX 20-Series Cards Soon, Which Could Drive Up GPU Prices

Now that we’re getting closer to Nvidia’s anticipated September 2020 release date of its next-generation GeForce RTX 30 ‘Ampere’ graphics cards, rumor has it that the company is already ceasing production of some RTX 20-series cards. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Graphics Cards, Gpus, RTX 2080, Rtx 2080 Ti, RTX 2070, RTX 2070 Super, Rtx 2080 Super


Coronavirus live news: global Covid-19 cases pass 13m as WHO warns against 'shortcuts'

Cases rise by 1m in five days; Hong Kong reimposes social distancing measures; California orders bars to close. Follow the latest updatesGlobal cases pass 13mWHO chief warns against ‘shortcuts’‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – study Fauci sidelined as Trump’s White House steps up briefing campaignBereaved urge EU chief to supervise Italian coronavirus inquiry 12.15am BST The WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that there would be “no return to the old norma...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, California, White House, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Trump, Fauci, Johns Hopkins University, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


Colombia faces calls to put capital into total lockdown – as it happened

Cases rise by over 230,000 worldwide in 24 hours; EU summit ‘may not agree Covid-19 recovery fund’; 130m ‘may go hungry in 2020 because of virus’. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – studyGerman study finds low Covid-19 infection rate in schoolsFauci sidelined as Trump’s White House steps up briefing campaignBereaved urge EU chief to supervise Italian coronavirus inquiry 12.04am BST We’ve launched...
Tags: Science, Africa, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Colombia, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Who, Johns Hopkins University, Trump 's White House, Coronavirus outbreak


UK experts fear up to 120,000 Covid-19 deaths this winter

Preparations to avoid second wave worst-case scenario in NHS hospitals ‘must start now’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain must start “intense preparations” for a second wave of coronavirus that has the potential to kill as many as 120,000 hospital patients in a worst case scenario, experts have warned.Senior doctors and scientists convened by the Academy of Medical Sciences said on Tuesday that, without urgent action, a resurgence of cases this winter could overw...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, NHS, Patrick Vallance, Academy of Medical Sciences, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


A Lost Boys Prequel Musical Is Getting Closer to Release

How did David, the leader of The Lost Boys, first become a vampire? That’s the subject of an upcoming stage musical called A Lost Boys Story by G Tom Mac, who wrote the film’s unforgettable theme song, “Cry Little Sister.” The show has been in development for several years, but now, according to Mac, it’s getting…Read more...
Tags: Science, Musicals, Vampires, David, The Lost Boys, A Lost Boys Story, G Tom Mac


Warren Ellis’ Accusers Launch New Push to Seek Transformative Justice

Last month, the comics industry faced yet another reckoning of accusations of pervasive, systemic abuse of creatives of marginalized genders, in some ways sparked by a series of allegations against writer Warren Ellis. Now, those who say they were affected by Ellis specifically have established a space to share their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Netflix, Streaming, Sexual Harassment, Ellis, Warren Ellis, Castlevania, Frederator Studios, Powerhouse Animation


How to Claim Your Piece of Apple's $500 Million iPhone Throttling Settlement

Earlier this year, Apple agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit claiming iOS updates throttled iPhones. Now the company is responsible for paying out $500 million to those who owned one of the affected iPhone models. Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Throttling, Iphone Throttling, Get Dat Money


Google Accidentally Leaked Its Cheaper Pixel 4a Just Weeks From Launch

The upcoming launch of Google’s next mid-range smartphone, the Pixel 4a, has been rumored for months. But today, the Pixel 4a inadvertently showed up on Google’s Canadian online store, effectively removing any doubt that the Pixel 4a is coming soon. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Leaks, Pixel, Consumer Tech, Pixel 4a


Death Valley Recorded the Hottest Temperature on Earth This Year

For the hottest place in the U.S. to make news, it has to be pretty damn hot. And folks, it’s pretty damn hot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Records, Death Valley, Heat Wave, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason


Biden's Grand Plan for the Internet: Restore Net Neutrality, Create Municipal Broadband

If elected president, Joe Biden has big plans. In addition tackling climate change, reforming the criminal justice system, and providing universal health care, Biden aims to restore net neutrality rules and get rid of laws that block municipal broadband, or internet access that’s provided fully or partially by local…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Internet, Joe Biden, Broadband, Biden, Restore Net Neutrality Create Municipal Broadband


India Might Be Censoring Environmental Organizations Online

Three Indian environmental organizations’ websites appear to have been censored in the country.Read more...
Tags: Science, Activism, Internet, India, Censorship, Climate Strike, Fridaysforfuture


Johnnie Walker Will Soon Come in Paper Bottles, but Let's Not Cheers to That Just Yet

When future civilizations look back at the geological record, one product will stand out dramatically from this time period: plastic. In an effort to stem the rising tide of plastic pollution just a bit, a top-selling whiskey will soon come in paper bottles. Don’t get excited just yet, though.Read more...
Tags: Science, Plastic, Zero Waste, Plastic Pollution, Johnnie Walker, The Plastocene


Fax Machines Are Screwing Over the Healthcare Officials Trying to Track Coronavirus

Fax machines are widely regarded as insecure, clunky, and just generally obsolete pieces of tech that deserve to be burned in effigy, not unlike a lot of the other shit we remember from the earlier decades of technological innovation. But because bureaucracy’s gonna bureaucracy, federal officials can’t seem to stop…Read more...
Tags: Science, Covid 19, We Love The 90s, Fax Machines


What's the Best Wi-Fi Range Extender or Repeater?

I don’t envy you office IT folks. At. ALL. I’ve assumed that role in a five-person work-from-home stint that lasts, well, indefinitely, and it’s starting to drive me nuts. The latest complaint: The Wi-Fi is too slow. Sorry, MOM (emphasized for passive aggression), but everyone is simultaneously holding Zoom calls,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Range Extender, Mesh Network, Wi Fi, Mesh Wi Fi


The Adventure Zone Creators on Adapting the Series' Most Controversial Storyline

The Adventure Zone podcast is great at mixing the silly and sincere, but it’s occasionally misfired, most notably in “Petals to the Metal,” a storyline from the Balance Arc that was criticized for stumbling into the “Bury Your Gays” trope. Speaking to io9, the creators of The Adventure Zone comic got honest about the…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Podcast, Science, Interview, Macmillan, Exclusive, Griffin McElroy, The Adventure Zone, Travis Mcelroy, Carey Pietsch


Influencer ‘The Billionaire Gucci Master’ May Have Been ‘Kidnapped’ by the United States

A Dubai-based influencer with numerous luxury vehicles, a private jet, a $150,000 watch, and miles upon miles of Louis Vuitton print fabric, purportedly gained through real estate development, has been arrested and faces criminal charges for alleged conspiracy to launder hundreds of millions of dollars from frauds and…Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Dubai, Influencers, Louis Vuitton


What’s the Evidence for Covid-19 Reinfection?

A small bright spot in the coronavirus disaster has been that people who become sick appear to have at least temporary immunity to the virus. But over the weekend, a Vox article written by a primary care doctor in Washington D.C. laid out an imminent and frightening pandemic scenario, based on one of his own cases:…Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Vox, Immunity, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Reinfection


Coronavirus live: Colombia faces calls to put capital into total lockdown

Cases rise by over 230,000 worldwide in 24 hours; EU summit ‘may not agree Covid-19 recovery fund’; 130m ‘may go hungry in 2020 because of virus’ ‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – studyGerman study finds low Covid-19 infection rate in schoolsFauci sidelined as Trump’s White House steps up briefing campaignBereaved urge EU chief to supervise Italian coronavirus inquiry 8.13pm BST In Colombia, 14 medical associations have called for complete lockdown across the capital ...
Tags: Science, Africa, US, Eu, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Colombia, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Fauci, Trump 's White House


Our 25 Favorite Summer Blockbusters of the 2010s

For the first time in most of our lifetimes, your local movie theater won’t have a summer blockbuster season. The covid-19 pandemic took care of that, pushing most of the big-budget popcorn films scheduled for this year’s summer months into fall, spring, or even next summer. Since we can’t enjoy summer blockbusters in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Ted, Harry Potter, Wonder Woman, Universal, Jurassic World, Warner Bros, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Man Of Steel, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Nostalgia, Blockbuster, The Avengers, Mad Max Fury Road


Hong Kong Disneyland Is Closing Again After a Coronavirus Spike of 50 Cases Per Day

Hong Kong Disneyland announced on Monday that it would close its gates to visitors again due to a recent spike in novel coronavirus infections, according to a statement obtained by CNN. Hong Kong identified 41 new cases on Monday, and 38 cases on Sunday—a concerning outbreak by the standards of most wealthy countries.…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Florida, Science, China, Disney, Cnn, Shanghai, World Health Organization, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Pandemics, Hong Kong Disneyland, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Apple Warns Against Closing Your Laptop While Using a Webcam Cover

With folks in parts of the U.S. beginning to go back into the office after working from home for months, Apple has an important reminder: Don’t close your laptop while using a webcam cover.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Security, Science, Webcams, Privacy, Macbook, Hacking, Laptops, Macs, Consumer Tech, Be Careful With That Webcam Cover


Star Wars' Next Animated Series is a Clone Wars Spin-Off

The Bad Batch is coming to Disney+. Lucasfilm just announced a brand new animated Star Wars series is coming to the streaming service next year centered on the ragtag group of enhanced clones seen at the start of the final season of The Clone Wars. It’s called Star Wars: The Bad Batch.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Disney Lucasfilm, Dave Filoni, Star Wars The Clone Wars, The Bad Batch, Disney Plus, Star Wars The Bad Batch


SiriusXM Enters the Podcast Wars With Purchase of Stitcher for Up to $325 Million

The war over podcasting appears to be heating up. Today, SiriusXM announced it will acquire Stitcher from the E.W. Scripps Company in a deal that’s potentially worth a whopping $325 million.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science, Podcasts, Scripps, E W Scripps Company, SiriusXM, Stitcher, Pivot To Podcast


Railway Construction Exposes Iron Age ‘Murder Mystery,' Among Other Finds

Preparatory work for a high-speed rail project in Britain has resulted in some interesting archaeological discoveries, including a 2,000-year-old skeleton thought to be a murder victim.Read more...
Tags: Science, Britain, Iron Age, Skeletons, Iron Age Britain


Japan's Newest Bullet Trains Can Keep Running on Battery Power in the Event of a Disaster

Japan’s bullet trains are quite possibly the world’s most punctual form of transportation, and the safest way to hit speeds of over 200MPH without leaving the ground. The newest version, the N700s that’s now running on the country’s Shinkansen Line between Tokyo and Osaka, is also the first to feature a battery backup…Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, Science, Safety, Earthquake, Tokyo, Osaka, Bullet Train, N700s



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