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Trump Tells Reporters He Plans to Ban TikTok as Soon as Saturday [Update: TikTok Responds]

President Donald Trump said he plans to sign an executive order banning TikTok as soon as Saturday, according to several reporters he spoke with aboard Air Force One on Friday evening.Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Trump, Tiktok, Tick Tock Tiktok, Ban TikTok


Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global daily cases as Victoria announces 397 new cases and three deaths

Almost 300,000 new infections on Friday, led by US, Brazil and India; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown. Follow all the developments liveFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this yearThe week Covid-19 roared back in Europe 3.11am BST The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has faced a grilling over reports that the families of people in aged care homes stricken by the coronavirus are unable to find out which hospitals their loves ones have been moved to. Andrews said the federal go...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, India, World news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Boris Johnson, Victoria, Daniel Andrews, Andrews, US Brazil, Coronavirus outbreak


Bytedance, Microsoft Offer Acquisition Deal After Trump Mentions Upcoming TikTok Ban [Updated]

Update: 8/1/2020, 1:41 p.m. ET: Per a Saturday Reuters report, TikTok’s parent company Bytedance has agreed to full transparency with the U.S. government and offered to divest its U.S. operations of TikTok completely if it’ll keep President Donald Trump from banning the app, according to two people familiar with the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Reuters, Bytedance, Tiktok, Tick Tock Tiktok, Bytedance Microsoft


Trump Tells Reporters He Plans to Ban TikTok as Soon as Saturday

President Donald Trump said he plans to sign an executive order banning TikTok as soon as Saturday, according to several reporters he spoke with aboard Air Force One on Friday evening.Read more...
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Trump, Tiktok, Tick Tock Tiktok, Ban TikTok


The problem of groupthink and the madness of crowds

A placeholder post. Some recent tweets: WE HAVE A LONG WAIT AHEAD FOR HUMANITY TO RECOVER FROM COVID HYSTERIA – IT MAY TAKE MANY MONTHS, IF NOT YEARS. "Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and […]
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Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record global daily cases as easing on hold in England

Almost 300,000 new infections on Friday, led by US, Brazil and India; Boris Johnson warns of second UK lockdown; Victoria braced for more restrictions in Australia. Follow all the developments liveThe week Covid-19 roared back in EuropeFauci optimistic about having a vaccine this year 1.10am BST In Australia, the state of Victoria is mulling further restrictions to curb the rise in case numbers. The state has recorded more than 1,300 new infections over the past two days, including a record ...
Tags: UK, England, Science, Australia, India, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Who, Boris Johnson, Victoria, GlaxoSmithKline, Trump, Sanofi, US Brazil


Senators Worry Post Office Changes May Obstruct November Ballots

Democratic senators warned Friday that controversial changes to U.S. Postal Service procedures have raised concerns in Washington about the timely delivery of mail-in ballots ahead of the November election.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Usps, United States Postal Service, U S Postal Service, Election Security, Mail In Ballots


Senators Worry Changes at Post Office Could Obstruct November Ballots

Democratic senators warned Friday that controversial changes to U.S. Postal Service procedures have raised concerns in Washington about the timely delivery of mail-in ballots ahead of the November election.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Post Office, Usps, United States Postal Service, U S Postal Service, Election Security, Mail In Ballots


Senators Worry Post Office Changes Could Obstruct November Ballots

Democratic senators warned Friday that controversial changes to U.S. Postal Service procedures have raised concerns in Washington about the timely delivery of mail-in ballots ahead of the November election.Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington, Usps, United States Postal Service, U S Postal Service, Election Security, Mail In Ballots


Lone Florida Teen Charged in the Single Worst Hack in Twitter's History

Earlier this month a number of Twitter accounts belonging to prominent, highly-followed individuals like Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos were compromised, seemingly to defraud strangers out of bitcoin. Unfettered access to potentially sensitive information contained therein generated…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bitcoin, Jeff Bezos, Twitter Hack, Graham Clark, Florida Boy, Elon Musk Joe Biden Barack Obama Bill Gates


Amazon Prime Day 2020: When's It Happening and the Best Deals Right Now

Featured Deal: Get 3 Blu-rays for the Price of 2Read more...
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Hundreds of Kids in Georgia Tested Positive for Coronavirus After Summer Camp

A new case report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds to the growing concern over how safe it will be to reopen schools during the current pandemic. It details an outbreak of covid-19 at an overnight summer camp in Georgia this past June, in which hundreds of children of all ages and teenage staff…Read more...
Tags: Science, Children, Georgia, Schools, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Three Charged in the Single Worst Hack in Twitter's History [Updated]

Earlier this month a number of Twitter accounts belonging to prominent, highly-followed individuals like Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos were compromised, seemingly to defraud strangers out of bitcoin. Unfettered access to potentially sensitive information contained therein generated…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bitcoin, Jeff Bezos, Twitter Hack, Graham Clark, Florida Boy, Elon Musk Joe Biden Barack Obama Bill Gates


Quantum physicists say time travelers don’t have to worry about the butterfly effect

What if I told you all your favorite time-travel films and books were actually created by big tech in order to wrest control of the time-travel industry from the proletariat? Think about it. Back to the Future, The Terminator, The Time Machine, all of these stories share a central theme where traveling through time is a dangerous proposition that could destroy the very fabric of our reality. It’s called the butterfly effect. The big idea is that you’d step out of your time travel machine and acc...
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Microsoft Reportedly Looking to Buy TikTok as Trump Admin Edges Closer to Crackdown

After what seems like a lifetime of political flak and negative media attention, the China-based company ByteDance might finally surrender ownership of TikTok in the United States. This afternoon, Fox Business Network correspondent Charles Gasparino tweeted, and Bloomberg reported, that Donald Trump plans to order…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, China, Bloomberg, United States, Donald Trump, Fox Business Network, Charles Gasparino, Bytedance, Tiktok


This Was Not His Design: Bryan Fuller's Hannibal Could Have Been Hugh Grant

It’s not an overstatement to say that Hannibal, Bryan Fuller’s nouveau gothic drama take on the Hannibal Lecter mythos, made ’s career in Hollywood. But casting a nearly unknown Danish actor for a lead role in a prime-time network drama is not easy, as Fuller will tell you. And it took NBC some time to…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Nbc, Cannibalism, Hannibal, Hugh Grant, John Cusack, Hugh Dancy, Fuller, Bryan Fuller, Mads Mikkelsen, Serial Killers, Hannibal Bryan Fuller


House Dems Say Trump Admin Got Played for Chumps on $644 Million Ventilator Deal

The White House got duped into overpaying for ventilators by half a billion dollars in the first few months of the novel coronavirus pandemic, House Democrats alleged in an oversight subcommittee report released Friday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, White House, House, Donald Trump, Peter Navarro, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Ventilators, House Dems Say Trump Admin Got Played for Chumps


Microsoft Is Reportedly Delaying the Dual-Screen Surface Neo

While it seems like we’ll be seeing the Surface Duo very soon, it appears we’ll have to wait a lot longer for the Surface Neo. Microsoft originally planned for the Neo to launch during the 2020 holiday season, but has reportedly instead hit pause on the production of the dual-screen tablet.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Microsoft, Tablets, Consumer Tech, Windows 10X, Surface Neo


HBO Is Safe on Fire TV—Kind Of

In an apparent final-hour agreement between WarnerMedia and Amazon, Fire TV users will be able to continue streaming HBO. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Amazon Fire TV, Hbo Now, WarnerMedia, HBO Max


Poacher Who Killed a Rare Gorilla Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison

In Uganda, a man was just sentenced to prison for 11 years after he confessed to killing a rare silverback gorilla last month in a landmark decision for wildlife.Read more...
Tags: Science, Prison, Gorillas, Uganda, Conservation, Mountain Gorillas, Rafiki


How Sperm 'Swim' May Be Nothing But an Optical Illusion

An international group of scientists say their latest research will upturn one of the earliest scientific discoveries ever made about human sperm. In a new paper out Friday, they seem to show that sperm cells don’t propel themselves by simply flicking their tails back and forth, as is commonly believed. Rather, sperm…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Sex, Sperm, Semen


The X2 Cast Allegedly Almost Quit the Marvel Film Over Bryan Singer

Director Bryan Singer became a name in Hollywood after The Usual Suspects but shot to fame after taking on the X-Men franchise. Years later, and after years of rumors of Singer allegedly sexually abusing a number of young men, a damning Atlantic report was released in which four men detailed their personal experiences…Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Marvel, Fox, Atlantic, Hugh Jackman, Sexual Abuse, Bryan Singer, Stunts, 20th Century Fox, Lauren Shuler Donner, Tom DeSanto, X Men, X2


The Three Biggest Lies Google and Facebook Spouted About Your Privacy Before Congress

The landmark antitrust hearing earlier this week had a little bit of everything: tantrums over mandated masks, questions about cancel culture, and, of course, diapers dot com. And while a lot of us here might’ve predicted some of the turns that unfolded over the six and a half ungodly hours of CEO-grilling, the one…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Congress, Antitrust


Big Oil Has Never Lost This Much Money

It’s never been a worse time to be an oil company. Even the biggest of Big Oil firms are falling apart like shoddily built McMansions on a patch of quicksand.Read more...
Tags: Science, Losers, Exxon, Big Oil, Crude Awakenings


GeForce Now Finally Lets Users Automatically Sync Games With Their Steam Library

Nvidia has given GeForce Now an easier way to search for compatible games with a new feature called Game Sync. Instead of scrolling through game categories in the main menu or typing game titles into the search bar, GeForce Now users can sync their Steam library with their account. Games will automatically appear…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nvidia, Cloud Gaming, Stadia, GeForce Now


Twitter Finally Bans the Nazi. No, Not That One. No, the Other One.

Twitter has finally booted David Duke, a former KKK grand wizard and founder of the KKK revival group the Knights of the Klu Klux Klan. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Kkk, David Duke, Klu Klux, Good Job Guys


Take Flight and Save 15% on All Drone Accessories From Moment [Exclusive]

One thing I learned about myself in the Great Summer of Social Isolation is I am absolutely a Drone Guy now. Whether to snap photos from an aerial view or because I just feel like playing with a quadrocopter outside video games like Watch Dogs 2 and Forza Horizon 4, flying the DJI Mavic Air 2 in my parents’ backyard…Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Watch Dogs, Forza Horizon, Moment Deals


Leaked Galaxy Z Fold 2 Renders Depict Some Major Upgrades for Samsung's Second-Gen Foldable Phone

Despite its flaws, I thought the Galaxy Fold was so innovative it was worthy of being named the most important phone of 2019. But now, some new leaked renders of Samsung’s next-gen foldable have appeared depicting a phone featuring some major upgrades that address many of its predecessor’s shortcomings. Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Leaks, Galaxy Unpacked, Samsung Unpacked, Foldables, Galaxy Z Fold 2, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Leaks


It Was 125 Degrees in Baghdad This Week

As the worldwide feast and celebration for Muslims around the world known as Eid wrapped up on Thursday evening, the Middle East has been trapped in a scorching heat wave. Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Conditioning, Oil, War, Conflict, Middle East, Baghdad, Heat Wave


My Cat Wanted to Blog, So I Let Him Write This One

Pablo is a chatty cat. When he’s not sleeping, he’s either yowling or meowing in a way that sounds suspiciously like Borat saying “my wife.” He does this regardless of whether it’s 2 p.m. or 4 a.m. He has a lot to say.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cats, Pets, Borat, Pablo, Keep Your Day Job Buddy, Cat Blog



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