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Amazon: Hope You Weren't Expecting Your Pre-Ordered PS5 to Ship on Time

With retailers royally jumping the gun on PlayStation 5 pre-orders, count yourself lucky if you managed to snag one before they sold out everywhere. Unless you got yours on Amazon. In which case, you might still be screwed.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Science, Playstation, Sony, Preorders, Consumer Tech, Consumer Technology, Preorder, Game Consoles, PlayStation 5, PS5, Sony PS5


Victoria reports 21 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths as Brett Sutton apologises to Afghan community

State’s chief health officer says it was ‘inappropriate’ to single out migrant community in CaseyVictoria’s chief health officer, Brett Sutton, has apologised for comments he made singling out Melbourne’s Afghan community in relation to a Covid-19 outbreak in Casey. Sutton made the apology as the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, announced 21 new coronavirus cases and seven more deaths in the state on Saturday. It was the lowest number of new Covid-19 cases in the state since 24 June. Continue ...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Australian politics, Queensland, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Daniel Andrews, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus outbreak, CaseyVictoria, Casey Sutton


In Ironic Twist, Founder of Cyber Fraud Prevention Startup Gets Arrested on Fraud Charges

That headline sounds like the set-up to a joke, I know, but 2020 has proven time and time again that you can’t make this shit up anymore. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cybersecurity, Department Of Justice, Doj, Securities And Exchange Commission, Cyber Fraud, Ns8, What A Twist, Cyber Fraud Prevention Startup


Coronavirus live news: Trump pledges vaccine for all by April as Melbourne faces more protests

Number of cases worldwide passes 30 million; Victoria announces 21 new Covid-19 cases and seven more deaths; UK faces possible second national lockdown. Follow all the developmentsMutant virus: should we be worried that Sars-CoV-2 is changing ?UK entering second wave of virus, Johnson warns‘Shocking’: Trump under fire from ex-adviser for Covid failures 2.20am BST Sutton says there are many misconceptions out there about Covid-19, including testing, and it’s not limited to migrant communitie...
Tags: UK, Science, World news, Afghanistan, Infectious Diseases, Victoria, Melbourne, Johnson, Trump, Sutton, Casey, Herald Sun, Brett Sutton, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


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In continuing with this impossibly horrific year, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of gender equality and women’s rights, has died due to complications from cancer, NPR reports. She was 87 years old. Read more...
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Facebook Does It Again (and Again), More Bans, and FOSTA v. the Amendments

The never-ending battle over content moderation is only intensifying as we get closer to the 2020 elections and beyond. We’re trying out new formats to round up and summarize developments in this space—both in the interest of everyone’s sanity and to allow more time for the ramifications and context of the outcomes of…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, FOSTA, Hellfeed, Free Speechh


How to Buy Everything Apple Announced This Week: Apple Watch Series 6, SE, iPad Air 4, and More

Apple’s September event concluded earlier today, where they announced updates to the iPad Air and standard iPad, alongside the Apple Watch Series 6, the Apple Watch SE, and the ‘Apple One’ streaming bundle. Here’s the lowdown on what was announced, and where you can purchase the devices.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Science, Applewatch, Series 6, Ipad Air 4


Nvidia's New RTX 3080 Can Barely Run Crysis: Remastered at 4K

What happens when you have a copy of Crysis: Remastered and Nvidia’s new RTX 3080 graphics card in your possession? You see if the RTX 3080 can run it, naturally. One of my hopes for Crysis: Remastered was that it would be just as punishing on PCs today as it was when originally released in 2007. Now that the game has…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Graphics, Nvidia, Gaming Pcs, Gpus, RTX 3080, Crysis Remastered, Can It Run Crysis


The CDC reversed course yet again, removing widely condemned language about not testing asymptomatic people for the coronavirus

CDC director Robert Redfield speaks while President 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 CDC is once again recommending that people get tested for the coronavirus if they've been in close contact with an infected person — even if they're not showing symptoms. The agency briefly reversed its testing policy in August to say that testing asymptomatic people wasn't necessary. ...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, Times, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Business Insider, Trump


Six Charged In Bribery Scheme to Game Amazon’s Marketplace

When folks hear the words “Amazon” and “crimes” in the same sentence, it’s usually referencing the giant’s potentially criminal anticompetitive behavior or its shitty-enough-that-it-should-be-criminal warehouse working conditions, rather than Amazon sellers scamming their way onto the DOJ’s watch list. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Doj, Amazon Marketplace, Busted


120,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Mark Possible Migration Route Through Arabian Peninsula

Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have discovered seven well-preserved footprints belonging to humans. Dated to around 120,000 years ago, these appear to be the oldest evidence of our species in the region. Read more...
Tags: Science, Saudi Arabia, Anthropology, Arabian Peninsula, Human Migrations, Early Humans, Prehistoric Footprints


After Months of Drama, Peacock Is Now on Roku

Folks, Peacock is finally on Roku.Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Roku, Nbc Universal, Peacock, Streaming Wars


Look How Hot These People Wearing Masks Are

As we all know, face masks are a critical tool in battling the novel coronavirus pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have described them as “one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread” of the coronavirus, which causes the disease covid-19. This week, CDC Director Dr.…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Cdc, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Face Masks, Coronavirus


Joe Rogan apologized for spreading misinformation about Oregon fires amid Spotify employee backlash

Syfy/Getty Images Podcast host Joe Rogan apologized for echoing a false claim that that "left-wing activists" had been arrested on suspicion of setting forest fires in Oregon. In a recent episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience," Rogan referenced false reports of left-wing extremists setting fires — reports that the FBI had confirmed to be "untrue." On Friday, Rogan posted a video on Instagram in which he said he was "duped" and wanted to make an apology and a retraction. The podcaster calle...
Tags: Twitter, Spotify, Podcast, Science, News, Instagram, Oregon, Trends, Fbi, Wildfires, Portland, Kardashians, Kardashian, Portland Oregon, Conspiracy Theories, Caitlyn Jenner


Witness Says Assange Was Offered a Pardon to Help Trump, U.S. Lawyers Don’t Argue

On Friday, a lawyer representing Julian Assange in his ongoing UK extradition trial testified that she was present when a former Republican congressman visited the WikiLeaks founder in 2017 to dangle a potential pardon from President Trump in exchange for identifying the source of the leaked documents from the DNC…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Dnc, Julian Assange, 2016 Election, Wikileaks, Trump, Dana Rohrabacher, Help Trump U S Lawyers Do n't Argue


How to Use Widgets in iOS 14

There are many, many good features in iOS 14, particularly for the organizational nerds among us. But one of the most significant changes arriving on iPhones is widgets, a feature that allows you to sort and embiggen some key applications to make them perform that much better on your home screen.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apps, Science, Widgets, Ios 14, App Library


The TikToks That Sparked Chaos at Jezebel and You Should Watch Before the App (Maybe) Perishes Forever

TikTok, the absolute time-waster and video app for children/intellectually stunted adults like myself, is set to be restricted in the U.S., according to executive orders signed by President Trump. Beginning Sunday, the app will no longer appear on any app store. Users who have already downloaded TikTok and the app…Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of September 18, 2020

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CDC Nukes Absurd Testing Guidance, Now Says All Exposed People ‘Need a Test’

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention struck down a previous guidance that recommended against the testing of asymptomatic people for the coronavirus that causes covid-19, even if the person was exposed to the virus. The agency now recommends testing anyone who could have caught the infection from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Testing, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Coronavirus, Covid 19


The Super Mario Bros. Movie Was a Damp, Fungal Love Letter to New York City

One of the interesting things about living in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic has been discovering ways to experience the area vicariously through different forms of media (because it’s dangerous to be out and about beyond necessary errands). While the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie might not be the first…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Mario Bros


Thousands of people say they are suffering from lingering symptoms of COVID-19 months after testing positive

Business Insider Weekly spoke with more than 80 "long-haulers" who say their COVID-19 symptoms have lasted months after their diagnoses. Business Insider Weekly Thousands of COVID-19 survivors can't seem to shake the symptoms months after they were diagnosed. Business Insider spoke to 80 of these "long-haulers" to see how they've been coping with prolonged illness. Their symptoms include fevers, brain fog, memory loss, nosebleeds, shortness of breath, and blurry vision. View more episodes ...
Tags: Asia, Video, UK, Science, Cdc, New York City, Trends, Healthcare, Khan, Smith, San Antonio, Martinez, Stephen Smith, BOISE Idaho, McCafferty, Hector Martinez


Wearing glasses may help protect you from the coronavirus, but it's not worth getting them if you don't need them for vision

Crystal Cox/Insider A small study out of China found people who wear glasses regularly were less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19.  Though not as protective as goggles and face shields, glasses may provide a barrier against the virus or prevent people from touching their faces.  Other factors could be at play that explain the link, though, and experts still don't recommend getting glasses if you don't otherwise need them.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Needing...
Tags: Glasses, Science, Contacts, Abc, China, Trends, Anthony Fauci, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Jennifer Ashton, Eye Care, Coronavirus, Anna Medaris Miller, Ophthalmologist, Lisa L Maragakis, American Academy of Ophthomology


MIT engineers develop a totally flat fisheye lens that could make wide-angle cameras easier to produce

Engineers at MIT, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, have devised a way to build a camera lens that avoids the typical spherical curve of ultra-wide-angle glass, while still providing true optical fisheye distortion. The fisheye lens is relatively specialist, producing images that can cover as wide an area as 180 degrees or more, but they can be very costly to produce, and are typically heavy, large lenses that aren’t ideal for use on small cameras like those found on...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Massachusetts, Tech, Smartphones, Mit, Glass, Optics, Lenses, Science and Technology, Lowell, University of Massachusetts, Fisheye Lens, Imaging


A Tribute to Horror Icon Tom Savini's Most Memorable Acting Roles

Tom Savini is one of the greatest special effects make-up artists ever—a master of masks, creatures, prosthetics, fake blood, and screamingly gruesome ways to die. But he actually got his show-biz start as an actor, and over the years he’s tapped into those talents and popped up in some very cool places.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Amc, Stephen King, Netflix, Machete, Quentin Tarantino, George Romero, The Simpsons, Nostalgia, Practical Effects, Robert Rodriguez, Special Effects, Joe Hill, Dawn of the Dead, Maniac


The Origin of the Screen Name

While many of us use an online moniker that is a version of our real name, there are plenty of sites, services, and video games that require another name: The Screen Name. We tend to use the same one across multiple platforms, and they’re uniquely us—provided you’re not 14 years old, in which case 69 or 420 will…Read more...
Tags: Science, A Little History, Screen Names


UK entering second wave of coronavirus, Boris Johnson warns

PM set to impose measures across country as experts say death toll could be as high as in first spike unless behaviour changesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain is entering a second wave of coronavirus, Boris Johnson has said as scientists expressed fears the death toll could be as high as in the first spike without a rapid change in public behaviour. Related: The Guardian view on a second wave: Boris Johnson should be worried | Editorial Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak


Trump's WeChat and TikTok App Store Bans Are a Cybersecurity Nightmare

The Trump administration has barely even bothered to back up its case that its use of emergency powers to strong-arm Beijing-based ByteDance into selling TikTok’s U.S. operations to an American company is based on cybersecurity concerns. It’s actually setting the stage for a meltdown of its own making.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Cybersecurity, Beijing, Hacking, WeChat, Hackers, Bad Ideas, Espionage, Trump, Tiktok


Hurricane Season Breaks Records, Map

Take a quick glance at the map above and you may think there are only two named storms and a tropical depression in the Atlantic. But look closer, my friends.Read more...
Tags: Maps, Science, Atlantic, Make It Stop, Hurricanes, Hurricane Season


This $300 AI-Powered Toothbrush Left Me With That Post-Dentist, Just-Got-Robbed Kind of Feeling

When I purchased my first electric toothbrush about a year and a half ago, a Quip, it felt like an outrageous indulgence. Fifty-five dollars seemed far too steep for something so silly, but I wanted to make a long-term investment in healthy teeth, and I was able to justify the expense—at least at the time—because the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ai, Teeth, Toothbrush, Oral B


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson says 'second wave coming in' and warns measures may be intensified

PM warns it is ‘inevitable’ coronavirus will hit UK again; R number increases to between 1.1 and 1.4; 4,322 new cases recordedStricter restrictions imposed in Lancashire, Merseyside and Warrington‘Circuit break’ plans for England to prevent new lockdownTest and trace: how does UK compare with other countries?London New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled, says Sadiq KhanGlobal coronavirus updates – live 6.27pm BST On whether ministers were considering a short “firebreak” lockdown, the prime minis...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus outbreak, Lancashire Merseyside, Warrington ` Circuit, Sadiq KhanGlobal



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