Data Leak Shows Chinese Firm Compiled Data, Social Media Posts of Millions

A Chinese intelligence firm’s database on 2.4 million people—including some 50,000 Americans—was recently leaked, exposing it to researchers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Leaks, Espionage, Shenzen Zhenhua

Apple's new smartwatch has a monitoring device that doctors credit with saving coronavirus patients' lives. It can flag dangerous downturns.

Apple The new Apple Watch Series 6 measures blood-oxygen levels — a critical tool for flagging severe COVID-19 cases. Doctors have become increasingly reliant on small medical devices called pulse oximeters that give the same measurement. Knowing when blood oxygen is low could help a patient get to the hospital in time to save their life. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus can be sneaky: Patients may feel fine one hour, then start gasping for air the next....
Tags: Apple, Science, News, Smartwatch, Trends, Chicago, New York Times, Apple Accessories, Loyola University Medical Center, Josh Edelson, Swedish Hospital, Apple Smartwatch, Aria Bendix, Coronavirus, COVID, Richard Levitan

Coronavirus live news: Trump says Covid-19 will 'go away' because of 'herd mentality'

‘It would go away without the vaccine,’ Trump says on ABC town hall. Half of world’s schoolchildren unable to attend classrooms; Virus death toll linked to Maine wedding grows to 7; Follow the latest updatesWorld still at the beginning of the pandemic, WHO expert warnsSweden records its fewest daily cases since MarchCovid cases near 30m; China expects vaccine in NovemberWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage 3.24am BST In the town hall, Tru...
Tags: Science, Abc, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, Joe Biden, US news, Infectious Diseases, Maine, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, ABC Town Hall, Coronavirus outbreak

Disney Enters a Silent Shadowed Kingdom and Fallout Adds the Enclave in Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This week, we’ve got a creepy Disney game where players can’t talk to each other, a Mariposas promo pack to honor a young girl, and the arrival of the Enclave to Fallout: Wasteland Warfare. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Board Games, RPG, Fallout, Tabletop Games, Mariposas, Gaming Shelf

Apple's Subscription Services Bundle Is Already in Hot Water

Just hours after the reveal of Apple’s new services bundles, the tech giant has already taken criticism for evidently favoring its own apps over those with which it directly competes in its App Store. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Science, Arcade, Peloton, Streaming Wars, Apple TV Plus, Apple One, Fitness Plus

Smoke from Western Wildfires Is Clouding Skies on the East Coast

The smoke from the fires out West, which has choked residents of California, Washington, and Oregon and painted the skies a haunting orange color, is absolutely everywhere. It’s blown thousands of miles east, and is now clouding up skies as far away as parts of New England, parts of Canada, and even Europe. Yes, you…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Oregon, West, Canada, East Coast, New England, California Washington, California wildfires, Oregon Wildfires, Wildfires Are Wild, Enough With The Wildfires Already

This Comic Book Writer Spent a Year Mailing Michael Cohen Movie and TV Spoilers in Prison

For the entire year Donald Trump’s shady former attorney, Michael Cohen, spent in federal prison for campaign finance violations, financial fraud, and other crimes, he was receiving spoilers for movies and TV shows courtesy of comic book writer Matt Miner.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, TV, Science, Technology, Movies, Crowdfunding, Kickstarter, Donald Trump, Spoilers, Michael Cohen, 2020 Elections, Matt Miner Read

Coronavirus live news: World still at 'beginning' of pandemic, WHO Covid-19 envoy warns

Half of world’s schoolchildren unable to attend classrooms; Virus death toll linked to Maine wedding grows to 7; Apple rolls out virtual fitness service. Follow the latest updatesWorld still at the beginning of the pandemic, WHO expert warnsSweden records its fewest daily cases since MarchCovid cases near 30m; China expects vaccine in NovemberWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage 11.56pm BST Around 872 million school children – or half of ...
Tags: Apple, Europe, UK, Science, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Maine, World Health Organization, Unicef, David Nabarro, Henrietta Fore, Coronavirus outbreak

Hey, Apple, Wrong Clasp

I’ve been ridiculed. I’ve been ignored. I’ve been hassled for my love of watches. But today is a reckoning. All of my education, my effort, my endless fascination with horology is paying off. Why? Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Band, Watch, Wtaf

Moonbase 8 Sees Fred Armisen, Tim Heidecker, and John C. Reilly Hilariously Try to Get to the Moon

Getting to the moon is no joke. That is, unless you’re a trio of washed-up has-beens living in the desert trying to prove to NASA that you’re worthy of making the trip.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Showtime, Tim Heidecker, Fred Armisen, Moon Landing, John C Reilly, Moon Base, Moonbase 8, Fred Armisen Tim Heidecker

Do Not Buy the Apple Watch Series 3 Over the Watch SE

Another September, another Apple Event, and this year, we got two new Apple Watch models: the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE. But do you know which watch is also still around? The Series 3. And, I know the Series 3's $200 price tag is enticing—a steal, even—but for the love of everything holy, I am here…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, Consumer Tech, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch SE, Apple September 2020

Wildfire smoke is likely to leave millions of people more vulnerable to flu and the coronavirus this fall

Local residents look at smoke and fire over a hill during wildfires near the town of Medford, Oregon, September 9, 2020. Smoke from unprecedented wildfires on the West Coast could leave millions of people more vulnerable to the flu and coronavirus. Wildfire smoke contains tiny particulate matter, called PM2.5, that can penetrate deep into the lungs and spread through the bloodstream. These particles can damage the lungs, blood vessels, and immune system, leaving the body less equipped to...
Tags: Science, News, California, Montana, China, San Francisco, Trends, Fires, Wildfire, Flu, West Coast, University Of California, Pacific Northwest, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Smoke, Lungs

CDC: Almost all of the US kids and teens who've died from COVID-19 were Hispanic or Black

A child looks up at his mother during a double funeral service for Lola Simmons-Jones and her daughter Lashaye Antoinette Allen, who both died of coronavirus, at the Denley Drive Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas on July 30, 2020. Bryan Smith/AFP via Getty Images According to a new CDC report, roughly 0.03% of coronavirus cases in kids and teens under 21 have been fatal so far — very few deaths.  But overwhelmingly, the deaths have been people of color.   It's another stark indica...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Public Health, Pennsylvania, Orange County, Black Lives Matter, Black, Afp, Orlando Florida, Trump Tower, Dallas Texas

Peek Into Cursed Objects and Learn All About the World's Weirdest and Unluckiest Things

Sometimes a doll is just a doll. But sometimes, it’s a doll with a history so creepy and a general aura so unsettling that it’s elevated into a rare pantheon of notoriety. J.W. Ocker investigates stories like these—and many more!—in his new book Cursed Objects: Strange but True Stories of the World’s Most Infamous…Read more...
Tags: Books, Creepy, Science, Interview, Mysteries, Exclusive, Dolls, Authors, Book Excerpt, Curses, Quirk Books, Ocker, Jw Ocker

USPS Phishing Texts Are Flooding Phones Across The Country

On top of all the other fracas currently facing our country’s postal service, the USPS name is at the center of a string of phishing schemes slamming phones nationwide, with some folks claiming these texts have ties to a massive, multinational sex trafficking operation—while offering no evidence to back it up.Read more...
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Can You Believe This?

I was covering your event.
Tags: Science, Apple September 2020, Cant Catch A Break

Trump falsely claimed that the California wildfires were fueled by trees that 'explode'

President Donald Trump speaks during a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable campaign event at Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, in Phoenix. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik President Donald Trump said during a televised briefing in Sacramento on Monday that "explosive trees" may have helped fuel the record-breaking wildfires.  Trees don't spontaneously burst into flames, so it's unclear exactly what Trump meant.  But Trump has long argued that wildfires could be eliminated if for...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, News, California, Sacramento, Trends, Earth, Fox, Wildfires, Associated Press, West Coast, Donald Trump, Trump, Phoenix, Arizona Grand Resort Spa

CSUN professor receives $1.4 million grant to study human gut

A Cal State Northridge microbial ecologist has received $1.4 million from the National Institutes of Health to help unravel mysteries involving the distinct bacterial community called the human gut microbiome, the university announced Tuesday, Sept. 15. The four-year grant supports Dr. Gilberto Flores’ research in understanding how one particular bacterium, Akkermansia muciniphila — seen by many health food manufacturers as a potential “good” bacteria to add to their products — promotes health i...
Tags: Science, News, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Community, National Institutes of Health, Flores, CSUN, Cal State Northridge, Top Stories LADN, Akkermansia, Gilberto Flores

Manga Legend Junji Ito Talks Making Horror, Adapting It, and Cats

Uzumaki. Tomie. The Enigma of Amigara Fault. Gyo. You may not recognize the names immediately, but no doubt you’ve seen the haunting works of Junji Ito plastered all over the internet. His incredible, detailed ability to capture the psychological trauma and graphic body horror in his work has made his manga iconic. So…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Adult Swim, Science, Cats, Interview, Horror, Anime, Manga, Crunchyroll, Junji Ito, Uzumaki, Uzumaki Tomie

Coronavirus live news: Irish minister tests negative; closing schools a 'last resort', says WHO

Cabinet colleagues had earlier been told to restrict movements as a precaution; WHO chief warns of school closures’ effect on childrenSweden records its fewest daily cases since MarchForeign Covid workers in France to be fast-tracked for nationalityCovid cases near 30m; China expects vaccine in NovemberWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage 10.22pm BST China has blocked imports from an OK Foods poultry plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, because...
Tags: Science, France, China, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Beijing, Infectious Diseases, Who, Tyson Foods Inc, Fort Smith Arkansas, USA Poultry Egg Export Council, Coronavirus outbreak

Contribute to Chaotic Video Calls With Simple Gestures Using This Video Lens

By now, most of us have given up trying to contribute during a crowded video call, and instead just mute our mics and politely nod in agreement until it’s time to hang up. Six months after we desperately needed it, Cameron Hunter has come up with a clever solution to help you respond during video calls without having…Read more...
Tags: Science, Snapchat, Hacks, Video Calling, Cameron Hunter, Snap Camera, Vc Lens

Why Hurricane Sally Is Going to Make It Rain So Much

Fire, heat, storm surge, and wind have all made appearances on our record-setting disaster bingo card in the past month. Now, record rain and flooding is about to show up.Read more...
Tags: Science, Rain, Gulf Coast, Hurricanes, Hurricane Season

Now That Venus Is a Candidate for Alien Life, What's Next?

Our minds were blown yesterday as a team of researchers reported on the discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus—a potential sign of life. The discovery will undoubtedly renew scientific interest in our closest planetary neighbor. Here’s what should happen next, and how scientists could confirm—or deny—the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Space Exploration, Aliens, Venus, Extraterrestrial Life, Astrobiology, Planetary Science, Microbes, Life On Other Planets, Microorganisms, Alien Microbes

Surprise! Apple Is Dropping iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS14, and watchOS 7 tomorrow

In a bit of a surprise at the end of today’s Apple event, Tim Cook announced that iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and the latest tvOS would all drop tomorrow.Read more...
Tags: Ios, Science, Tim Cook, watchOS, Tvos, iPadOS, Apple September 2020

Coronavirus live news: Irish cabinet told to restrict movements after Covid case; closing schools a 'last resort', says WHO

Ireland’s parliament to close for a week after health minister tests positive; WHO chief warns of school closures’ effect on childrenSweden records its fewest daily cases since MarchForeign Covid workers in France to be fast-tracked for nationalityCovid cases near 30m; China expects vaccine in NovemberWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?See all our coronavirus coverage 7.19pm BST Here is the UK health and social care secretary, Matt Hancock, telling MPs the UK governmen...
Tags: UK, Science, London, France, China, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Ireland, Infectious Diseases, Who, Hancock, Lucy Campbell, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak

Breaking Down the Epic Sights and Mysterious Quests of The Mandalorian Season 2 Trailer

It’s here. After months of waiting, rumors, and more speculation than you can shake a jetpack at, the trailer for The Mandalorian’s second season has arrived. And with it, a whole new look at what’s in store for our clan of two—and some very intriguing hints on what’s to come. Here are a few details you may have…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Pedro Pascal, Trailer Breakdown, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda

Apple Watch’s Faces Finally Don’t Suck

I’ve long complained about Apple’s Watch faces. These were an ugly mix of skeuomorphic (aka realistic) design melded with someone’s idea of what a fancy watch face might look like. Now, with WatchOS 7, they’re finally getting the hang of things.Read more...
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The 10 biggest coronavirus outbreaks on college campuses across the US since the fall semester began

Incoming students began moving in on the Ohio State University campus on August 13, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images Colleges across the US are seeing thousands of new coronavirus cases as students and faculty return to campus for the fall semester. The University of Georgia, University of Alabama, and Ohio State University have some of the largest campus outbreaks to date. Business Insider took a closer look at 10 colleges with significant coronavirus outbreaks. Visit ...
Tags: Science, News, College, US, Trends, University, New York Times, Illinois, Anthony Fauci, South, Osu, Campus, University Of Alabama, Midwest, University Of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Everything Apple Announced at Today's Watch and iPad Event

It was a whirlwind affair with few surprises, yet the surprises that Apple’s big September event did have were extremely welcome. This was always going to be a weird event, and the lack of iPhones made it even weirder (if incredibly breezy). Yet Apple showed off some ridiculously well-priced watches, a souped-up iPad…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Ipad, Science, Fitness, Apple Watch, iPad Air, iPadOS, Apple One, Apple September 2020

This COVID-19 newsletter was written by a human

Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hola pandemic pals, Summer ends in a week. I just Googled it to be sure and it still doesn’t make sense. None of 2020 makes sense. The US elections are six weeks away. It’s already pumpkin spice season. I am not ready for any of this. I think everyone’s feeling the pain that comes from seeing life pass us by as 2020 d...
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