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Trump held a packed campaign rally where he defended his coronavirus response and mocked Biden for wearing a mask

President Donald Trump addresses a crowd at a campaign event at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Latrobe, Pa. AP Photo/Keith Srakocic President Donald Trump mocked Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden for wearing a mask. "If I were a psychiatrist, right, you know I'd say, 'This guy's got some big issues,'" he said at a packed campaign rally Thursday night. Trump also mocked Utah Sen. Mitt Romney for marching with Black Lives Matter protesters while als...
Tags: Health, Utah, Politics, Science, News, White House, China, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Mitt Romney, Biden, Donald Trump, Rally, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


Juul's Doom Spiral Continues as It Braces for More Layoffs

As Juul attempts to steady its beleaguered business in the wake of regulatory crackdowns and multiple investigations into its products and marketing tactics, the company is preparing for more layoffs and may ultimately pull out of some overseas markets.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Smoking, Vaping, Juul


Seven Years Later, Court Finally Finds Illegal NSA Spying Program to Have Been Illegal

The National Security Agency’s program to hoover up details on billions of domestic phone calls and text messages in the U.S. was illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday, and was probably an unconstitutional abuse of power.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Nsa, Cybersecurity, Edward Snowden, Courts, Espionage, National Security Agency, Civil Liberties, Metadata, Bulk Collection, Bulk Data Collection


Apple Flinched

Facebook initiated one of the pettiest corporate feuds against Apple’s supposedly privacy-centric new features, and today Apple capitulated. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science


Facebook Is Helping Encourage Voters to Break the Law

On Thursday, President Trump doubled down on the instructions he had given voters the day before: that those who voted by mail should also show up at polling locations and verify that their votes have been counted, and, if not, vote again. What Trump has now repeatedly directed people to do is a crime, whether or not…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Donald Trump, Trump, Election 2020


The Beginning of the End of the Plastic Era Is Here

While the trend for investing in oil and gas industry has been downward for years, the pandemic has established it as a pretty garbage investment. The industry has set its hopes on plastic to turn the tide, but new research shows that’s a losing bet, too.Read more...
Tags: Science, Investment, Plastic, Oil And Gas, Plastic Pollution


SpaceX says its Starlink satellite internet can download 100 megabits per second, and 'space lasers' transfer data between satellites

A photo of SpaceX's user terminal, or satellite dish, on a roof. Elon Musk has called such devices "UFOs on a stick" — they're designed to connect to the internet via a fleet of Starlink satellites. SpaceX In private beta testing of its Starlink internet satellites, SpaceX says it has found low latency and high download speeds of 100 megabits per second. "Space lasers" also transferred hundreds of gigabytes of data between two Starlink satellites during a test, the company said. Vi...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Satellites, Musk, StarLink, Tice, Tech Insider, Dave Mosher, satellite Internet, Kate Tice, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Twitter Tice


Coronavirus live news: Brazil cases pass 4m; Israel to impose partial lockdown

France counts more than 7,000 new infections for second day; US public health officials prepare for October vaccine rollout; Robert Pattinson tests positive for Covid-19. Follow the latest updatesFrench PM says jobs and green economy at heart of recovery planIndia logs record 83,883 Covid-19 cases in dayGSK and Sanofi to start human trials of potential Covid-19 vaccineSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.09am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name ...
Tags: Science, France, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Robert Pattinson, Brazil, Sanofi, Helen Sullivan, Coronavirus outbreak


How To Track Your Life With Apple Health

If you have an iPhone, then Apple Health is the obvious choice for keeping track of your daily exercise and just about everything else to do with your health and wellbeing.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Science, Apple Health


Facebook Is Trying to Make 'Smart Audio' a Thing So You'll Want to Buy a Pair of Facebook AR Glasses

It’s no secret that Facebook has an interest in virtual and augmented reality, but today, the company published a deep dive into the audio component of this emerging tech. Put simply, Facebook’s trying real hard to make “smart audio” a thing.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Facebook, Wearables, Science, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Smart Glasses, Consumer Tech, Facebook AR glasses


Horrifying Images Show How the Coronavirus Ravages Our Lungs

Here’s a closer look at the coronavirus that causes covid-19, courtesy of new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine Thursday. These images depicting the coronavirus en masse infecting human lung cells aren’t just for show either—they might just provide a hint as to why covid-19 can be so…Read more...
Tags: Science, Viruses, New England Journal of Medicine, Coronavirus, Covid 19


NASA Blasts The Shit Out Of The Desert In Deep Space Rocket Test

If you’re American you might be having a tough time over the past couple of months feeling like you live in a functional society. If so, I invite you to watch this footage of NASA testing its SLS Flight Support Booster rockets at Northrop Grumman’s facilities in Promontory, Utah, yesterday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Moon, Northrop Grumman, Spacelopnik, Artemis Mission, Promontory Utah


Bill Barr Is About to Blow Up the Antitrust Case Against Google: Report

Several interested parties in the U.S. government have been looking to put Google’s head on a spike, and while undoubtedly there’s been some degree of jockeying between them for which will ultimately get the credit, they’ve been proceeding with care and caution in the interest of building an ironclad case against a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Antitrust, Doj, Alphabet, Bill Barr


Fauci tells colleges: Don't send students home during campus outbreaks

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at National Institutes of Health, looks on before the start of a House Oversight And Reform Committee hearing concerning government preparedness and response to the COVID-19, coronavirus outbreak, in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill March 11, 2020 in Washington, DC. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images The worst thing colleges can do during coronavirus outbreaks is send students ho...
Tags: Science, News, Nbc, College, Washington, White House, US, Trends, University, Abc News, Anthony Fauci, University Of Alabama, Chapel Hill, University Of North Carolina, Don, UNC


Amazon's Alexa for Landlords Is a Privacy Nightmare Waiting to Happen

You know that clip of Steve Carell from The Office where he’s shouting “No, God! No, God, please no! No! No! Nooooooooo!” That’s how I feel about Amazon’s announcement that it’s adding a new service to Alexa for landlords. It’s called Alexa for Residential that, according to Amazon, “makes it easy for property…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Office, Steve Carell, Smart Homes, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Smart Speakers, Alexa For Residential, Hell To The No


The Batman Pauses Production as Robert Pattinson Contracts Covid-19

After an almost six-month shutdown due to the covid-19 pandemic, The Batman went back into production this week. It then took only three days for things to shut down again. That’s when star Robert Pattinson tested positive for covid-19.Read more...
Tags: Science, Robert Pattinson, Warner Bros, The Batman, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Covid 19 Reopening


California Is About to Get Its Second Major Heat Wave in Less Than a Month

It’s going to be hot as hell in California—again. The state, as well as Arizona and Nevada, are expected to see a record breaking heat wave this Labor Day weekend.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Wildfires, Arizona, Nevada, Heat Wave, California wildfires


The Pandemic Is Taking a Heavy Toll on Our Mental Health, Study Finds

A new study out Wednesday is the latest to show that the covid-19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on Americans’ mental health. The research found that more than a quarter of adults surveyed have clearly experienced depression symptoms recently—over three times as many who said the same in a survey taken before the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mental Health, Depression, Coronavirus, Covid 19


TCL's New True Wireless Buds Have AirPods-Rivaling Specs

TCL’s new pair of noise-reducing true wireless buds have some attractive features that rival AirPods for less than you’d pay for the Apple buds.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Headphones, Earbuds, Tcl, True Wireless Earbuds


Qualcomm's Second-Gen Laptop Chip Isn't Doing Enough to Compete With Apple

Last year, Qualcomm made a big push into the notebook market with its first purpose-built laptop chip—the Snapdragon 8cx. And for 2020, Qualcomm is announcing the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 which offers new 5G connectivity along with improved AI and security, but not much in the way of added performance, which kind of makes…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Laptops, Qualcomm, ARM, Consumer Tech, Windows On Arm, Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, Sandragon 8cx


Diarrhoea and vomiting may be key sign of Covid in children – study

Research suggests stomach trouble more predictive of virus in young people than a coughCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDiarrhoea and vomiting could be an important sign of Covid-19 in children, researchers say, leading to calls for the official NHS list of symptoms to be updated.The checklist for coronavirus in children currently includes just three symptoms: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, and a loss or change to the sense of smell or taste. The latter w...
Tags: Health, Science, Children, Society, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Coronavirus outbreak


Netflix's Biohackers Is Not the Tech Utopia You Might Expect

The German sci-fi series Biohackers has debuted on Netflix, ostensibly telling the story of a medical student who gets caught up in the world of biohacking. However, as we see in the first episode of this six-episode series, there’s a secret lurking underneath the surface. One that’s grabbed our attention. Read more...
Tags: Science, Germany, Netflix, Streaming, Sci Fi, Biohacking, Biohackers, Pique Your Interest


Delivery Drivers Are Hanging Smartphones In Trees To Beat The System

If you see smartphones dangling from trees outside an Amazon delivery station or your local Whole Foods, it’s not because gig-economy Christmas decorations are already up. (It happens earlier every year!) Those phones are there for contract delivery drivers who are gaming Amazon’s distribution system. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Delivery, Gig Economy


Mulan Is an Epic Martial Arts Film With Social Relevance

Mulan is an epic martial arts film that knocks previous remakes of beloved Disney animated classics off their magic carpets. And it does so by daring to be different. While The Lion King (2019) reboot was nearly a frame-by-frame copy of its predecessor, Mulan deviates significantly from the 1998 animated film. Without…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, Martial Arts, Disney, Streaming, Mulan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen, Niki Caro, Gong Li, Jason Scott Lee, Liu Yifei, Yoson An, Disney Plus


MSI Takes on Business Laptops With a Great Looking New Line Up

MSI is one of the world’s biggest gaming laptops makers, and after expanding to more general purpose systems with its Creator Series laptops, now MSI is entering the world of business laptops with its new line of great looking Summit Series notebooks. Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows 10, MSI, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Summit Series, Business Laptops, Its Business Time, Msi Summit Series


MSI Takes on Business Laptops With a Great Looking New Lineup

MSI is one of the world’s biggest gaming laptops makers, and after expanding to more general purpose systems with its Creator Series laptops, now MSI is entering the world of business laptops with its new line of great looking Summit Series notebooks. Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows 10, MSI, Laptops, Consumer Tech, Summit Series, Business Laptops, Its Business Time, Msi Summit Series


Bond Pet Foods develops slaughter-free chicken for sustainable pet food

It’s an ethical conundrum vegetarian pet owners frequently face — isn’t it hypocritical to eschew meat consumption yourself while still supporting animal slaughter by purchasing pet food? Those days of having to choose Fluffy over a nameless abattoir victim may be coming to an end as Bond Pet Foods improves a new lab-grown chicken protein technology. The Boulder, Colorado-based biotech company has figured out how to crack the genetic code of a chicken and replicate it in a lab. In this case, Ing...
Tags: Science, Design, Pets, Chicken, Agriculture, Bond, Boulder Colorado, Inga, Lindsborg Kansas, Lab-grown, Bond Pet Foods, Rich Kelleman, Pernilla Audibert, CTO of Bond Pet Foods


Facebook Knows This Election Is Going to Be a Catastrophe

Facebook has claimed for years that it works to safeguard elections (remember the War Room?)—yet somehow all of that safeguarding hasn’t stopped voting misinformation from proliferating, or the from taking an active role in spreading it. Keep in mind when you read Mark Zuckerberg’s latest…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Facebook Knows, 2020 Election, Facebook Wrote A Press Release


You Probably Never Found This Wholesome Windows 95 Easter Egg

The news cycle is bleak. Easter eggs are fun. And maybe it’s the nostalgia speaking (and the recent anniversary), but Windows 95 still reigns supreme in my memory as the best operating system of all time. It’s for these three very scientific reasons that the reveal of a long-hidden Windows 95 easter egg temporarily…Read more...
Tags: Science, Windows, Windows 95, Easter Eggs, I Miss Midi Music


Take a Bath With Your Good Friend Geralt for 26% Less Today

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Geralt in Bath Statuette | $59 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Amazon deals, Geralt



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