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Oracle's Bid for TikTok Is Down to the Wire and Also a Huge Mess

The Trump administration’s efforts to strong-arm Beijing-based ByteDance into selling its U.S. subsidiary TikTok to an American company are closing in, with enterprise software giant Oracle attempting to get regulators to clear a deal. Unsurprisingly, everyone involved is really making a garbage fire out of it.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, China, Walmart, Cybersecurity, Beijing, Espionage, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Tech Policy, Bytedance, Tiktok


There's Something Scary for Everyone in These Four New 'Welcome to the Blumhouse' Trailers

Blumhouse has four new thrillers coming to Amazon Prime next month and while you’ve already seen a quick tease, now you can dive a bit deeper. If you dare.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Amazon Prime, Streaming, Nocturne, Blumhouse, Black Box, Evil eye, Welcome to the Blumhouse, The Lie


There's Something Scary for Everyone in These 4 New 'Welcome to the Blumhouse' Trailers

Blumhouse has four new thrillers coming to Amazon Prime next month and while you’ve already seen a quick tease, now you can dive a bit deeper. If you dare.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Horror, Streaming, Nocturne, Amazon Studios, Blumhouse, Black Box, Evil eye, Welcome to the Blumhouse, The Lie, Blumhouse Trailers


Is Mercedes' MBUX a Good In-Car Computer?

Spoiler alert: Yeah, sure!Read more...
Tags: Science, Cars, User Interface, Mercedes Benz, MBUX


Finally, You Can Use VR to Hide From Jurassic Park's Dinosaurs

High on the list of things you’d rather not actually be doing has got to be running around Jurassic Park with a bunch of ferocious, free-roaming dinosaurs. You may, however, may want to emulate the experience from the comfort of your own home. Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Vr, Jurassic Park, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Universal, Jurassic World, Steven Spielberg, Oculus Quest, Jurassic World Aftermath


The CDC director said most Americans wouldn't get a coronavirus vaccine until summer or fall 2021. Trump says Redfield was 'confused.'

Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at a House subcommittee hearing on July 31 in Washington, DC. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images At a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield said most Americans probably wouldn't receive a coronavirus vaccine until "late second quarter, third quarter 2021."  Hours later, President Donald Trump said Redfield was "confused." "I think he made a mistake when he said that. It's just in...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, House, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


The CDC director said most Americans won't get a coronavirus vaccine until summer or fall 2021. Trump said Redfield was 'confused.'

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wears a mask during a House subcommittee hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images At a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield said most Americans won't receive a coronavirus vaccine until "late second quarter, third quarter 2021."  Hours later, President Trump said Redfield was "confused." "I think he made a mistake when he said that. It's just incorr...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, House, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump


Coronavirus live news: New Zealand sees record fall in GDP; WHO warns Latin America opening up too early

Third-highest daily cases in France; new restrictions in north-east England; hospitalisations of 15 to 49-year-olds rising, says WHO. Follow the latest updatesWHO warns Latin America reopening too earlyNew Zealand sees record fall in GDPCDC director says coronavirus vaccine won’t be widely available until late 2021Why Covid may have already peaked in many African countries‘I up-played it’: Trump disputes own admission on pandemic 12.33am BST The director of the Centers for Disease Control an...
Tags: Science, Cdc, France, Senate, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, New Zealand, Who, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Latin America, Trump


Everything Store Becomes Everywhere Store

Ready for Amazon to get even more ubiquitous in your day to day life? The e-commerce giant is planning on opening 1,000 to 1,500 small distribution hubs in suburban areas across the country, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, in part spurred by major delays in shipping during the novel coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Retail, Land Use, E Commerce, Coronavirus, Coming To You Soon, Everything Store Becomes Everywhere Store, Ready for Amazon


CDC officials dismissed state and local health authorities' concerns about COVID-19 and suggested they seek advice from other states, documents show

Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks while U.S. President Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control advised state and local health authorities to make decisions on their own or look to other states and academic studies on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic, USA Today reported.  Documents ob...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Cdc, Washington, Kentucky, White House, US, Trends, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Centers for Disease Control, Woodward, Bob Woodward


The Verdict Is In: These Are the Best Non-Stick Pans You Can Buy Online, According to the Experts

There’s a bunch of debate on which frying pans are going to give you the best bang for your buck. As a seasoned home cook, I personally can make a meal or two in any pot or pan you give me, but recently, after cooking a couple of duck breasts in my old, off-brand pan I bought maybe seven years ago, I thought I should…Read more...
Tags: Science, Non Stick Frying Pans


It's Safe to Delete Your Facebook Now

“It’s the worst, but I just can’t delete Facebook,” the increasingly common refrain goes—at which point the person in question will make a melodramatic show of how successfully the no good, very bad company has successfully allowed them to offload their social responsibilities. Chief among these? Remembering…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Psa, Facebook Birthdays, Facebook Birthday Extractor, Export Facebook Calendar


Aggretsuko Takes on a New Significance in These Extraordinary Times

Back in February, Oni Press’ Aggretsuko comic very presciently delved into a plot in which the world was ravaged by the “C-Virus.” It turned those exposed to it into zombie-like creatures, making it impossible for Retsuko and her colleagues to venture into their office safely. While the comic was a sendup of the …Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Sanrio, Oni Press, Aggretsuko, Retsuko, Red Pandas, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Facebook's AR Ray-Bans Are a Stylish but Horrible Idea

We learned two things about Facebook today. First, it’s working on Project Aria, an experimental platform that will eventually lead to a pair of AR glasses that will stream data to your face. Next, we learned that it’s in partnership with sunglasses manufacturer Ray-Ban to make, we assume, a fancy pair of the…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Ar, Ray, Ray Ban, Ray Bans


17 Things You Can Do in iOS 14 That You Couldn’t Do Before

Say hello to iOS 14, which is rolling out as a free over-the-air software upgrade for iPhones right now (if you have an iPhone 6s or newer, then you’ll see it today). The latest version of iOS brings with it a whole host of new features and improvements, and we’ve rounded up 17 of our favorite changes that you should…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Science, Ios 14


Auction of Unusually Complete T. Rex Skeleton Could Smash Sales Record

On October 6, Christie’s will be auctioning off Stan—one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons ever found. The skeleton could fetch a record price at the auction, with estimates as high as $8 million.Read more...
Tags: Science, Auctions, Dinosaurs, Tyrannosaurus rex, Christie, Stan, Dinosaur Skeletons, Tyrannosaurus Rex Skeletons


The Sony PS5 Will Launch November 12 and Start at $400 [Update: Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow]

With only a couple of months until launch, it’s been a little weird that we haven’t gotten an exact date or price for Sony’s next flagship console. In a stream today, the company finally announced both. The Sony PS5 will cost a whopping $500, and the disc-free Digital Edition will retail for $400. Both will ship Nov.…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Sony, Digital Edition, Sony PS5


Coronavirus live news: new restrictions in north-east England; hospitalisations of 15 to 49-year-olds rising, says WHO

Average age of people infected with Covid-19 is coming down, says WHO expert; third-highest new caseload in France; local lockdowns in Madrid‘It’s getting worse by the day’: India’s Covid battle rages onWhy Covid may have already peaked in many African countriesSweden spared European surge as infections stay low‘I up-played it’: Trump disputes own admission on pandemicUS coronavirus updates – live 10.21pm BST Chile’s health minister has urged Chileans to celebrate the country’s independence ...
Tags: UK, Science, France, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Labour, Chile, North, Sky News, Madrid, Nadine Dorries, Trump


The 10 Best Deals of September 16, 2020

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85 Million Pieces of Mail Delayed in One Week Thanks to Louis DeJoy, Senate Report Says

Controversial changes ordered by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy caused an estimated 85 million more packages to arrive late in one week and, in some districts, nearly a 20 percent drop in on-time deliveries, a new Senate report finds. Read more...
Tags: Science, Senate, US Postal Service, Usps, Louis DeJoy, Hsgac, Louis DeJoy Senate


The Sony PS5 Will Launch November 12 and Start at $400 [Update: Preorders Start Tomorrow]

With only a couple of months until launch, it’s been a little weird that we haven’t gotten an exact date or price for Sony’s next flagship console. In a stream today, the company finally announced both. The Sony PS5 will cost a whopping $500, and the disc-free Digital Edition will retail for $400. Both will ship Nov.…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Sony, Digital Edition, Sony PS5


Prisons Fear Escape By Drone, Presumably Because They've Never Seen a Drone

The Department of Justice released a chilling audit yesterday detailing the imminent threat of drones to prison security. What could these robotic sky criminals of the future look like? Bellies large enough to hold a convicted murderer, chainsaw launchers, invisibility cloaks that allow them to soar at top speed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Department Of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Very Real Futures, The Lifting Of An Adult Out Of A Prison


Give Your Home a Drab '80s Makeover With Commodore 64 Colored Spray Paint

Any interior designer will tell you a splash of color can really help a room pop, but what if your goal is creating a space that’s boring and entirely forgettable? Instead of reaching for a vibrant shade from Benjamin Moore, just grab a can of this Commodore 64-colored spray paint that promises to make anything, from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Paint, Hacks, Atari, Benjamin Moore, Commodore 64, Spraypaint, Desktop PC


Climate crisis 233m years ago reshaped life on Earth, say scientists

Volcanic eruptions drove global heating, causing mass extinctions and ushering in dinosaur eraA mass extinction event sparked by a sudden shift in climate more than 200m years ago reshaped life on Earth and ushered in the age of the dinosaurs, scientists claim.An international team reviewed geological evidence and the fossil record and found that enormous volcanic eruptions in what is now western Canada coincided with a global loss of plants and animals. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Earth, Canada, Dinosaurs


The Expanse's 9th and Final Book Is Titled Leviathan Falls

We’ve known for some time that the Expanse book series (written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, known together as James S.A. Corey) would probably be coming to an end with its ninth entry. What we haven’t known is the title of that book, or when to expect it—until today.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Streaming, The Expanse, Authors, James Sa Corey, Amazon Studios, Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, James S A Corey, Leviathan Wakes, Leviathan Falls


Coronavirus live news: hospitalisations of 15 to 49-year-olds rising, says WHO; 9,784 new cases in France

Average age of people infected with Covid-19 is coming down, says WHO expert; third-highest new caseload in France; local lockdowns in Madrid‘It’s getting worse by the day’: India’s Covid battle rages onWhy Covid may have already peaked in many African countriesSweden spared European surge as infections stay low‘I up-played it’: Trump disputes own admission on pandemicUS coronavirus updates – live 7.28pm BST Latin America has started to resume normal social and public life at a time when th...
Tags: Science, London, Washington, Mexico, France, India, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Colombia, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Venezuela, Madrid, Latin America


Everything We (Think We) Know About The Mandalorian Season 2

The trailer for The Mandalorian season two is finally here and it’s about damn time. It’s an epic trailer that gives us a fantastic tease of what’s to come, while also revealing almost nothing about what is actually happening in a galaxy far, far, away.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Gina Carano, Boba Fett, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito, Dave Filoni, Ahsoka Tano, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda


Apple's Thoughtful Family Setup Service Can Probably Be Replaced With a Leash and the Fear of God

As a child, I’d wander. My mom would take my siblings and I to the mall, and inevitably my little developing brain would be bored by shopping that did not involve me personally. I would disappear. My mom remembers these times with a vague hint of concern; my sister remembers them with irritation. I just remember…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple Watch, Apple Watch SE, Apple Family Sharing


Facebook Was Warned for 5 Years About Violent Event Pages but Didn't Act, Civil Rights Group Says

Over the course of five years, Facebook executives received numerous warnings that event pages were being used to organize hate rallies and other far-right gatherings that encouraged violent threats against others, a leading U.S. civil rights organization says.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Online hate, Kenosha Guard, Facebook Was Warned


CDC director Robert Redfield just told Senators that most Americans won't get a coronavirus vaccine until summer or fall 2021

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wears a mask during a House subcommittee hearing on July 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Erin Scott-Pool/Getty Images At a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, CDC Director Robert Redfield said most Americans won't receive a coronavirus vaccine until "late second quarter, third quarter 2021."  That contradicts the timeline that Paul Mango, deputy chief of staff for policy at the Department of Health and Human Ser...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Trends, House, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention



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