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Roli's $300 Light-Up Keyboard Is Like if Rock Band Taught You How to Play Piano

Sometimes when I’m scrolling through my timeline, it feels like I’m the only person who didn’t pick up a new hobby during quarantine. I’m not too proud to admit that, while others were busy learning to paint or knit or rollerskate, I was content scrolling through TikTok and sinking dozens of hours into Stardew Valley …Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Keyboards, Piano, Keyboard Apps, Roli, Lumi, Stardew Valley


It's Not Just You, a Ton of Google Services Just Went Down (Update: Phew, They're Back Up)

If you’ve been experiencing issues trying to access Google or YouTube, you’re not alone. Around 9 p.m. ET on Thursday evening, tons of users worldwide reported problems with Google and the many services under the tech giant’s umbrella, including Google Drive, Gmail, Stadia, the Play Store, and even Nest.Read more...
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The cheapest and readily available vaccine for covid19 is available right in front of our nose

To find out more about how cross-reactivity helps us fight covid19, see: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/seeing-the-invisible/the-effect-of-innate-immunity-cross-reactivity-trained-immunity-and-vitamin-d-on-covid-19/ and https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/seeing-the-invisible/explaining-indias-extraordinarily-low-death-rate-from-covid-19/ And these are a few of my tweets. Getting people to get a harmless coronavirus (common cold) would be similar to what Edward Jenner did with c...
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It's Not Just You, a Ton of Google Services Just Went Down

If you’ve been experiencing issues trying to access Google or YouTube, you’re not alone. Around 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, tons of users worldwide reported problems with Google and the many services under the tech giant’s umbrella, including Google Drive, Gmail, Stadia, the Play Store, and even Nest.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Maps Navigation


College reopenings could be to blame for 3,000 new coronavirus cases per day in the US

Empty cups and cans litter a lawn after a college graduation party near Indiana University on May 9, 2020. Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images College reopenings appear to be fueling the recent uptick in US coronavirus cases. According to new estimates, which are still awaiting peer review, reopening colleges for in-person classes has added more than 3,000 new daily cases to the US tally. Overall, cases have spiked dramatically among people in their 20s, according to a new CD...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, College, Senate, US, Trends, Indiana, The New York Times, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, University Of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, Andersen, Kam, Fauci


Amazon's New Echo Show Will Soon Support Netflix, But What About Other Streaming Services?

Amazon’s annual product event introduced a host of new hardware and service updates, including a markedly different Echo Show design. But for those of us who prefer background noise while we’re whipping something up in the kitchen, the revamped Echo Show also introduces a new streaming option: Netflix.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Smart Displays, Amazon Echo Show


Trump Spox Matt Wolking Shoves Foot in Mouth While Bashing CNN, Gizmodo Reporters

The Justice Department released—and later retracted—a statement on Thursday saying it had opened an inquiry into the discarding of nine military ballots cast for President Trump in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The notice disappeared from the DOJ’s website hours later only to be replaced by a “revised statement,”…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cnn, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, 2020 Election, Vote By Mail, Matt Wolking, Luzerne County Pennsylvania, Continually Stepping On Rakes, CNN Gizmodo Reporters


Trump Spox Matt Wolking Shoves Foot in Mouth While Bashing CNN, Gizmodo Reporters [Updated]

The Justice Department released—and later retracted—a statement on Thursday saying it had opened an inquiry into the discarding of nine military ballots cast for President Trump in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The notice disappeared from the DOJ’s website hours later only to be replaced by a “revised statement,”…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cnn, Gizmodo, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, 2020 Election, Vote By Mail, Matt Wolking, Luzerne County Pennsylvania, Continually Stepping On Rakes, CNN Gizmodo Reporters


Coronavirus live news: France sees record new cases; virus may be becoming more contagious

US scientists believe virus is mutating, becoming more contagious but not more deadly; EU warns pandemic worse now than at the March peak in several member countries. Follow the latest updatesHelsinki airport enlists sniffer dogs to detect CovidCoronavirus continuing to mutate, study findsMarseille fury at Paris decree to shut its barsSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.21am BST The European Union raised the alarm on Thursday over the coronavirus pandemic, saying it is worse now than at the ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Washington Post, France, US, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Paris, Afp, EU Health, Coronavirus outbreak


Someone Is Anonymously Mailing Creepy QAnon Propaganda to Minneapolis Residents

Someone is mailing QAnon-themed material to residents of Minneapolis suburbs, the Intercept reported on Thursday, and it’s not clear who’s doing it or why.Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Minneapolis, Social Media, Conspiracy Theories, Nextdoor, 2020 Elections, QAnon


Attention, People of Illinois: It’s Time to Make Facebook Pay

With every passing day, Facebook gives us more evidence that it’s incapable of running itself responsibly, and every day it faces zero consequences. The profits rise and the what-are-you-gonna-do shrugs get more emphatic. But today is different. Today, some of you out there have a chance to cause the social network a…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Illinois, Biometric, Please Take Immediate Action


The Rallying Cry Against Apple's App Store Policies is Getting Louder

Several developers and organizations have banded together to lead a campaign against Apple’s App Store policies. Announced today, the Coalition for App Fairness (CAF) is a new nonprofit dedicated to fighting for fair, competitive practices across the app ecosystem. The CAF’s founding members include Epic Games,…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Science, Epic Games, Basecamp, CAF, Epic Vs Apple, Building An Army, Coalition for App Fairness CAF


Atari’s Vaporware Console Is Getting Blockchain-Based Games

In what is certain to be one of the least promising moves in console gaming in 2020, Atari has partnered with a company called Ultra Gaming to offer blockchain-based game streaming to its forthcoming VCS console.Read more...
Tags: Science, Atari, Blockchain, Vaporware, Ultra Gaming


Netflix's Three-Body Problem Decried by U.S. Senators Over Liu Cixin's Muslim Commentary

Earlier this month, Netflix announced that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss would partner with The Terror: Infamy’s Alexander Woo to adapt the beloved, Hugo-winning Chinese sci-fi epic The Three-Body Problem by Liu Cixin. But now, the company is facing calls from a cadre of Republicans…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, China, Netflix, Streaming, Ken Liu, Weiss, Marsha Blackburn, David Benioff, Db Weiss, Uighurs, Liu Cixin, Alexander Woo, Three Body Problem


Louisville Police Take Down Inmate Lookup Site Amid Mass Arrest of Protesters

An estimated 127 people have been arrested since protesters took to the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, on Wednesday after a grand jury chose not to charge three officers for Breonna Taylor’s death. With hundreds more expected to be detained in the coming weeks, the Information Systems Team at the Louisville Metro…Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Cybersecurity, Louisville, Louisville Kentucky, Louisville Metro, Breonna Taylor, Information Systems Team


NASA has narrowed the source of an elusive leak on the space station to 2 Russian modules — one of which provides crucial life support

NASA NASA is hunting for the source of a leak on the International Space Station. The agency has tested most of the station but still hasn't found the source. That means the leak is probably in one of the two sections crew members stayed while performing the tests. One of those, the Zvezda Service Module, provides life support for the station's Russian side. Engineers are looking into how they might test the remaining sections. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Inter...
Tags: Space, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Engineering, International Space Station, Leak, Iss, Roscosmos, Scott Kelly, Dmitry Rogozin, Bill Ingalls, Chris Cassidy


The 10 Best Deals of September 24, 2020

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Black Hole From Iconic Image Appears to Be Wobbling

Scientists are learning important new things about the first-ever directly imaged black hole, including behaviors consistent with Einsteinian theory, but it’s also showing an unexpected feature in the form of a very wobbly ring.Read more...
Tags: Science, Black Holes, Astrophysics, Black Hole Rings


Amazon Upgrades Eero Router With Wifi 6 and the Ability to Talk Directly to Smart Home Gear

Given the advantages the systems already offer in terms of speed and reliability, companies making mesh wireless networking hardware have been slow to jump on the wifi 6 bandwagon. Now, a year and a half after acquiring Eero, Amazon’s second update to its mesh networking system is finally introducing support for the…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Mesh Networking, Consumer Tech, Wi Fi, Eero, Eero Amazon, Eero 6, Eero Pro 6, Amazon Upgrades Eero Router With Wifi


Ring's New Always Home Cam Is Actually an Indoor Spy Drone

Among an avalanche of new Echo and Ring devices announced by Amazon today, there’s one that stuck out as a clear step towards our dystopian future: the Ring Always Home Cam.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Science, Drones, Ring, Ring Always Home Cam, Amazons Weird 2020 Event, Amazon Made An Indoor Security Drone, Buzz Buzz


Here's All the Weird Shit Amazon Announced Today, Including a Drone for Your House

Amazon’s hardware event today was unsurprisingly filled with new Echo devices that let you talk to Alexa without looking at an ugly puck. The new Echos are actually...kind of cute, with a spherical design that evokes Disney’s Epcot Center. But there was also an indoor spy drone, because why not? Let’s dive into…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Disney, Alexa, Amazons Weird 2020 Event, Amazon Announced A Lot Of Shit


How to Figure Out if Corporate Climate Plans Are Bullshit or Not

The planet is in full-on meltdown, but the brands would like you to know it’s OK. They will save us.Read more...
Tags: Science, Corporations, Plans, Big Oil, Big Tech, Climate Pledge


Amazon's Next-Gen Fire TV Streaming Stick Should Be Faster, But Use Less Power

Amazon’s annual products and services event is always a dizzying carousel of shiny new Alexa-enabled gadgets. But with services becoming a bigger focus for tech giants competing in the ever-crowded streaming wars, it was a pretty safe bet that Amazon would have a couple of new Fire TV products in store.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV, Alexa, Streaming Wars, Amazons Weird 2020 Event


The Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers, According to Our Readers

Top Pick: Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 | $200 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Science, Bluetooth Speakers, Speakers, Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM


Soon You Can Ask Alexa to Forget Everything You Ever Said

Privacy is the big thing that gives people the heebie-jeebies when it comes to digital assistants like Alexa. But at Amazon’s devices and services event today, the company announced it was expanding privacy settings with regard to voice recordings.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Privacy, Amazon Echo, Data Privacy, Alexa, Amazons Weird 2020 Event


The Real Deal About Corporations' Climate Plans

The planet is in full-on meltdown, but the brands would like you to know it’s OK. They will save us.Read more...
Tags: Science, Corporations, Plans, Big Oil, Big Tech, Climate Pledge


Miles Morales Is About to Make You Want to Protect Harlem

Miles Morales: Spider-Man is set to bring all sorts of new characters and next-gen gaming elements to Insomniac’s Spider-Man franchise in a way that makes Miles’ early days as a hero feel distinct from Peter Parker’s path in the previous game. But the thing about Miles Morales that’s likely to have the most subtle,…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Video Games, New York City, Marvel, Manhattan, Marvel Comics, Harlem, Spider Man, Peter Parker, Insomniac, Miles Morales, Spider Man Miles Morales


Amazon Luna Is Stadia and Microsoft's Newest Cloud Gaming Competitor

Amazon has a game streaming service. It’s been rumored for years now and it’s finally here. Starting at $6 a month with early access, the new service—dubbed Luna+—will have Twitch integration, a special channel just for Ubisoft games, and an optional controller that connects directly to the cloud.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Game Streaming, Ubisoft, Luna, Cloud Gaming, Amazon Luna


Amazon's Echo Dot Is Now a Ball

Amazon has upgraded its Echo Dot, its smaller-sized Alexa device, giving it the spherical design and fabric covering of the new, larger-sized Echo. The Kids Edition Dots got similar treatment but instead of a bright candy cane design, these little guys now have Panda and Tiger faces and can even teach your wee ones to…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Echo, Science, Alexa, Amazon Echo Dot, Amazons Weird 2020 Event


Sunday Scaries' 10mg CBD Gummy Bundle Aims to Put an End to, Well, Sunday Scaries for $37 (Baseball Cap Included)

Everyday Scaries Bundle | $37 | Sunday ScariesRead more...
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