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Microsoft Kills Off Kinect (For Good This Time) With Xbox Series X

You know that dust-covered Kinect you have tucked away with a menagerie of other electronics and chords? Well, you can go on ignoring it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Kinect, Rip, Xbox Series X


Victoria reports 428 new coronavirus cases and three deaths as NSW tightens restrictions

Gladys Berejiklian announces eight new Covid-19 cases in NSW as Victorian premier Daniel Andrews extends mask advice to regionsFollow our Australian live blogMost Covid-19 patients admitted to a Sydney hospital in March still have symptomsMore than 150 hospital staff in isolation but Victoria refuses to reveal details about Covid-19 in health institutionsMelbourne coronavirus map: where Covid-19 cases are rising or fallingVictoria announced another record day of new coronavirus cases on Friday, ...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, Victorian politics, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus outbreak


Here's Why Some of Peacock's Biggest Movies Are Already Disappearing From the Streaming Service

A handful of Peacock’s titles have or are shortly set to vanish from the brand new streaming service that officially rolled out this week. Here’s why that’s happening so soon after its launch.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Streaming Service, Peacock, Streaming Wars


Next Time You Read a Facebook Post About Voting, Check Out the Sick Label Underneath

It’s been weeks since Mark Zuckerberg pledged to wipe voter suppression from the site, thanks, perhaps, to a grim internal which called Facebook’s measures to curb voter suppression and racism “reactive and piecemeal,” or, maybe, the ad boycott. How’s it going over there?Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Facebook Post, Weekly Facebook Misinformation Check In


Coronavirus live news: cases in Brazil pass 2m

Country’s death toll tops 76,000; Spain reports 580 new cases; Covid-19 direct cause of death among 89% of the pandemic’s victims in ItalySpain remembers Covid-19 victims as France accelerates mask lawRussian state-sponsored hackers target Covid-19 vaccine researchersFamily fortunes of super rich increase during pandemicUS coronavirus updates – live 11.32pm BST Puerto Rico’s governor has announced major rollbacks including the closure of bars, gyms, marinas, theaters and casinos and restrict...
Tags: Science, France, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Puerto Rico, Wanda Vazquez, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


NASA Ominously Chooses Halloween 2021 to Launch Long-Delayed Space Telescope

NASA hopes to launch the much-anticipated James Webb Space Telescope from French Guiana on October 31, 2021, the agency announced today. Ongoing technical challenges and the covid-19 pandemic were cited as reasons for the latest delay to the project.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, James Webb Space Telescope, Northrop Grumman, James Webb Telescope, Space Telescopes


Keanu Reeves Is Gonna Soothe Us to Sleep in a New TV Series Based on the Calm App

HBO Max announced today that it’s making a new series based on the popular relaxation app, Calm. The 30-minute, 10-episode series, A World of Calm, will feature the same story time narration style that the app is known for, plus “mesmeric imagery,” HBO says. HBO is working on its new show in collaboration with…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Meditation, Keanu Reeves, Calm, HBO Max


Scanning Blood for Coronavirus for Possible Mass Screening

Israel Aerospace Industries is working with Group 42 of Abu-Dhabi to research and develop a medical system that can scan the blood of people from above the skin and notify in seconds whether the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, Medicine, World, Innovation, Abu Dhabi, Israel Aerospace Industries


Instagram's New Reels Feature Is Pretty Obviously Facebook's Attempt to Take Down TikTok

TikTok is facing a widespread crackdown due to security concerns, which has left Facebook an opening to take down the rival social network. The company will use Instagram to do it, just like it did with Instagram Stories to keep Snapchat at bay. Instagram launched a new TikTok-esque feature, Reels, in India earlier…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Instagram, India, Social Media, Snapchat, Instagram Stories, Tiktok


T-Mobile's Scam Shield Is the Carrier's Latest Attempt to Shut Down Phone Spam

While no one likes being jerked around on the phone, the amount of spam and robocalls we’re forced to endure is only expected to increase, so today T-Mobile introduced a new collection of tools and apps designed to prevent annoying calls from hitting your phone.Read more...
Tags: Science, Spam, Sprint, Wireless, Carriers, Robocalls, Consumer Tech, T Mobile, Block That Spam, Scam Shield


European Courts Find U.S. Can't Be Trusted to Process and Store Data

For the past two weeks, US officials have been grilling TikTok and other China-based tech giants over potential concerns surrounding the data security of Americans who use these apps, not to mention the national security implications of these apps’ alleged allegiance to the Chinese government. Now, it’s looking like…Read more...
Tags: Science, Privacy, China, US, National Security, Gdpr, Tiktok, Store Data


Everything We Know About the Big Twitter Hack of 2020

An apparent cryptocurrency scheme that bombed Twitter Wednesday saw the accounts of high-profile brands, crypto exchanges, businesspeople, celebrities, and politicians compromised in an unprecedented hack that raises serious concerns about the security flaws of the platform and what information could have been…Read more...
Tags: Security, Twitter, Science, Privacy, Encryption, Hacking, Hacks


Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Final Season Is Getting Some Incredible Action Figures

Take the Siege of Mandalore to your desk, and do so in style: Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series action figure line is returning to the Clone Wars for a new series of action figures, and yes, they’re pretty much exactly the ones you would want.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Disney, Collection, Animation, Hasbro, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Clones, Darth Maul, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Mandalorians, Star Wars Black Series


Cheap Headphones, Chargers, and More: RAVPower and TaoTronics Deals You Can't Pass Up

Featured Deal: TaoTronics ANC Bluetooth Headphones | $19 (coupon + code: KINJABH47)Read more...
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RIP Brad Parscale, Trump's Digital Wizard Who Levitated Too Close to the Sun :(

Donald Trump’s reelection campaign manager and magically impotent “digital wizard” Brad Parscale has gone to that big dumping ground for washed-up Trump lackeys in the sky.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Social Media, Facebook Ads, Donald Trump, Trump, 2020 Election, Brad Parscale, Brad Parscale Trump, Goon Shuffle


The World Will Need More Than Fancy Whoppers to Fix Its Methane Problem

Burger King just launched a low-methane Whopper, made by changing cows’ diets, with a super cringe ad campaign. It’s meant to be a small fix for a serious problem: Methane has a short-term heating effect 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Read more...
Tags: Food, Science, Agriculture, Burger King, Methane, Cows


'The Most Musical Animals in the World': This New Electronic Album Features Endangered Birds

Put in some headphones, close your eyes, and let chill jams and tropical endangered birdsongs transport you to the threatened jungles of Latin America. A Guide to the Birdsong of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean is a new album that features birds and artists from the region all with the purpose of sharing the…Read more...
Tags: Art, Music, Science, Birds, Endangered Species, Latin America, Caribbean, Mexico Central America, Birdsong, Birdmodo, New Electronic Album Features Endangered Birds


The Five Best Wi-Fi Range Extenders and Repeaters, According to Our Readers

This week’s Co-op project opened my eyes to something: My networking knowledge sucks. Range extender: BAD!Read more...
Tags: Science, Routers, Wireless Router, Wi Fi, Mesh Wi Fi


White House decries science

When it comes to packing kids into underfunded classrooms with at-risk teachers White House spokesfraud Kayleigh McEnany says: "The science should not stand in the way of this." Kayleigh McEnany: Pres. Trump wants schools to open, "and when he says open, he means open and full, kids being able to attend each and every day at their school. The science should not stand in the way of this." https://t.co/USdmss0Ygu pic.twitter.com/XTowM3TKIx — Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) July 16, 2020 Perhaps...
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Everyone's a Smurfhole or a Smurfdamned Idiot on This Smurfed-Up Smurfs Episode

Although they’re usually considered jokes nowadays, the tiny Smurfs are titans of pop culture. I’m not talking about those three live-action/CG movies that came out last decade, although they made a cool billion collectively. I’m talking about the ‘80s cartoon that ran from 1981-89, had 272 episodes, and has been…Read more...
Tags: Science, Smurfs, Animation, Holy Crap Wtf, Nostalgia, 80s, Worst Episode Ever


Twitch Forces U.S. Army To Stop Tricking Viewers With Fake Giveaways

The U.S. Army has a Twitch channel that it uses to fish for potential recruits. Last week, it came under fire for issuing bans to viewers who asked about war crimes. This week, a report by The Nation dug deeper, pointing out, among other things, that the channel had a habit of running fake controller giveaways that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Kotakucore, US Army, Twitch, U S Army, Twitch Forces U S Army


Microsoft's xCloud Will Officially Launch in September as Part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Microsoft has been testing its Project xCloud game streaming platform throughout the past year, and today Microsoft announced xCloud will leave beta and become available to the public in September as an addition to Xbox’s $15 a month Game Pass Ultimate. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Microsoft, Xbox One, Xbox, Streaming, Game Streaming, Consumer Tech, xCloud, Xcloud Goes Live For Real In September


Where is the center of the solar system?

If somebody asks you where the center of the solar system is, you would probably say “the sun.” The orrery shows it all. Everything orbits around the sun (which we knew a lot earlier than most think. Geocentric beliefs were kind of always pseudo science). Except that it’s not that simple. What is a barycenter? A barycenter is the point in any system around which the objects in the system orbit. So, the barycenter for the Earth and the Moon is… …you guessed it. Not exactly the Earth. Now, because...
Tags: Startups, Space, Science, Earth, Syndication


The New Mutants Is Coming to Comic-Con After All

Though Marvel Studios won’t be attending Comic-Con this year, a new member of the family is making a late-breaking appearance. Disney just announced that long-awaited Marvel film The New Mutants will have a virtual panel during the convention on Thursday, July 23.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Fox, Maisie Williams, Comic Con, Marvel Entertainment, Josh Boone, San Diego Comic Con, Anya Taylor Joy, New Mutants, Alice Braga, Charlie Heaton, Comic Con 2020


Health Experts Say Alcohol Limit for Men Should Be One Drink a Day

Experts are saying there shouldn’t be a gender gap when it comes to safer drinking. On Thursday, a committee of experts brought together by the U.S. government to work on updating the country’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans released their recommendations. Among them: Both men and women should limit their…Read more...
Tags: Science, Diet, Alcohol, Drinking, Dietary Guidelines


Coronavirus live news: Spain reports steepest rise in cases in months; Covid-19 caused 89% of Italy pandemic deaths

Spain reports 580 new cases; Covid-19 direct cause of death among 89% of the pandemic’s victims in Italy; Israel faces new lockdownSpain remembers Covid-19 victims as France accelerates mask lawRussian state-sponsored hackers target Covid-19 vaccine researchersFamily fortunes of super rich increase during pandemicUK coronavirus updates - liveUS coronavirus updates – live 6.32pm BST The team behind the development of the Covid-19 vaccine at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute in the UK hope ...
Tags: UK, Science, France, Israel, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Most Covid-19 patients admitted to a Sydney hospital in March still have symptoms

Exclusive: more than three months after being discharged from St Vincent’s hospital, some 80% continue to experience symptoms, doctors sayCoronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 317 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths as NSW records 10 casesCovid-19 cases will need to keep rising in NSW before restrictions are tightened, experts sayMelbourne coronavirus map: where Covid-19 cases are rising or fallingSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus emailThe majority of patients admitted to an acute car...
Tags: Health, Science, Australia, Australia news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Sydney, Victoria, St Vincent, Bondi, Gail Matthews, Coronavirus outbreak


Scientists Unlock the Secret to Ultra-Black Skin of Deep-Sea Fish

New research shows how some deep-sea fish, with their specialized, ultra-black skin, are able to avoid detection even in the presence of light.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fish, Deep Sea, Camouflage, Ultra Black


UK coronavirus live: some lockdown measures lifted in Leicester but not all, Matt Hancock announces

Pubs, restaurants, bars will remain closed in city, but restrictions on schools lifted; Patrick Vallance says government was advised to impose lockdown week before it did; 66 coronavirus deaths recorded in UKRussian state-sponsored hackers target Covid-19 vaccine researchersGovernment orders halt to Randox Covid-19 tests over safety issuesVaccine: Oxford team aim to start lab-controlled human trial soonExclusive: England’s face mask law could backfire, says EU expertGlobal coronavirus updates – ...
Tags: UK, England, Science, China, Eu, UK News, Unemployment, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Leicester, Johnson, TSSA, Patrick Vallance, Matt Hancock


Coronavirus vaccine: Oxford team aim to start lab-controlled human trial soon

Jenner Institute at Oxford hopes to recruit healthy volunteers for human challenge trial within months Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe team behind the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine hope to begin tests on volunteers who will be intentionally exposed to the virus in a “challenge trial”, a move seen as controversial since there is no proven cure for the illness.Although challenge trials, in which healthy volunteers are given a pathogen, are routine in vaccine development, ...
Tags: Science, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Vaccines and immunisation, Immunology, Biochemistry and molecular biology, Coronavirus outbreak, Jenner Institute at Oxford, Oxford Covid



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