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Amazon Warns Xbox Series X Preorder Customers That Their Consoles May Arrive Late Too

Amazon sent out an email blast Friday to customers who preordered an Xbox Series X warning them that they may not receive their console on launch day. PlayStation 5 preorder customers received a similar notification from Amazon last week, thus corroborating what we basically already knew: The preorder season for this…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Playstation, Sony, Xbox, Preorders, Preorder, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S


A baffled world is watching as the US is overrun by COVID-19 infections and deaths — with no end in sight

President Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci, back in April when Fauci still appeared at briefings. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Political leaders in countries across the world are baffled as the US, once seen as a superpower, struggles to get the coronavirus outbreak under control.  Across 13 countries including Canada, Australia, and Spain, the US has been viewed in the most negative light over the past year, and they are especially critical of the US's handling of the pandemic.  The disapp...
Tags: Politics, Usa, Science, News, Washington Post, US, America, Trends, Spain, European Union, United States, United Kingdom, New York Times, The Times, Myanmar, Michigan


It's Time to Dive Into the Beautiful World of Studio Ghibli

We might not be able to travel to the Miyazaki Museum in Tokyo, Japan, or to see the upcoming exhibit in Los Angeles—but that’s OK, because Studio Ghibli is bringing the Hayao Miyazaki to us.Read more...
Tags: Science, Los Angeles, Animation, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Tokyo Japan, Spirited Away, Ponyo, Tales From Earthsea, The Secret World Of Arrietty, Miyazaki Museum


She's Voting From Space, So Y'all Have No Excuse

For this November’s presidential election, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins plans to cast her ballot from the International Space Station, 200 miles above Earth, effectively obliterating every excuse in the book for why us earthbound voters can’t make it out to the polls. Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Astronauts, Kate Rubins, 2020 Election, 2020 Presidential Election, Space Voting


Coronavirus live news: Victorian health minister resigns; WHO warns 2m could die globally

Jenny Mikakos quits in wake of inquiry into hotel quarantine; Madrid braces for lockdown as Spain reaches 716,481 total infections; surge in cases in AthensFigures prompt French and Dutch warnings, and row in SpainUS approaches 7m cases as officials warn surge could comeWhat lessons can Europe learn from Sweden’s experience?Why dogs might be a Covid tester’s best friend 1.16am BST Meanwhile in Queensland:Saturday, 26 September – coronavirus cases in Queensland:• 3 new confirmed cases• 7 acti...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Who, Victoria, Madrid, Daniel Andrews, Coronavirus outbreak, Jenny Mikakos


Facebook Is Mad at Apple Again

There is seemingly no end to the ways that tech companies—and there are many of them—will yell at Apple these days. Some of the ire comes from small developers who are rightfully frustrated that they have to fork over a big percentage of their revenue to Apple, the gatekeeper of the iOS App Store. But what’s still…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, Apple Tax, Goddamn This Is Exhausting


Trump's acting Bureau of Land Management director just got removed by a federal judge, who said he was serving unlawfully

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive onstage during an Independence Day event at Mount Rushmore in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images A federal judge ruled Friday that William Perry Pendley, Trump's acting director of the Bureau of Land Management, has been serving unlawfully, blocking him from continuing to hold the position. The judge ruled that Pendley had served unlawfully for 424 days without Senate confirmation as required by...
Tags: Politics, Science, News, Obama, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Senate, Environment, US, Trends, Dhs, Gop, Wyoming, Oil And Gas, US Senate


FAA Chief: Look, I'll Fly the Freakin' Thing Myself

In a bid to reassure the public that Boeing has fixed the problems with its disastrous 737 Max line of passenger jets, Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson will personally take get behind the controls for a test flight next week, according to Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Airplanes, Disasters, Aviation, Airlines, Faa, Aerospace, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Steve Dickson, Boeing 737 MAX, Bloomberg Read, What Could Go Wrong, 737 Max, Air Disasters


Orcas are under threat from man-made noise pollution. These scientists are fighting to protect them.

Experts are studying how man-made noise pollution, like from boats and oil drilling, is threatening the lives of orcas. One team of scientists is collecting hundreds of hours of orca recordings off the coast of Norway in an effort to make to region a marine protected area. Man-made noises interfere with orcas' communication, which they use for hunting and mating. And orcas trying to escape the underwater cacophonies may travel too far to the rocky shoreline, which can result in stranding and de...
Tags: Video, Science, Trends, Norway, Whales, Marine Biology, Lofoten Islands, Noise Pollution, Bailey, Bjørn, Elizabeth McCauley, Orca, Lofoten, Business Insider Today, Facebook Orcas, Ellyne Hamran


Alphabet Settles Major Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A yearlong lawsuit against Alphabet’s board of directors over allegations of shielding the sexual harassment has, at long last, come to a close. It’s a decision that, as one attorney on the plaintiff’s side said, will “fundamentally alter” the way Google’s parent company operates—and hopefully the way some of its…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Sexual Harassment, Alphabet


The 10 Best Deals of September 25, 2020

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The Mandalorian’s Razor Crest Is Hasbro’s Next Magnificent Crowdfunding Toy

With a handful of successfully funded projects under its belt, including a towering X-Men Sentinel robot, Hasbro’s HasLab crowdfunding platform is returning to its Star Wars roots with another Vintage Collection spaceship: an incredibly detailed, 30-inch long replica of the Razor Crest from The Mandalorian. Now this…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Toys, Science, Crowdfunding, Disney, Streaming, Spaceships, Hasbro, Lucasfilm, Haslab, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Razor Crest, Baby Yoda


Microsoft Cloud Computing Scale Holographic Storage Project

Cloud Computing is eating the IT world and 125 zettabytes of data will be generated annually by 2024. Microsoft Research Cambridge and Microsoft Azure are developing new cloud-first optical storage... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Gadgets, Ecommerce, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Data, World, Innovation, Holographic, Microsoft Research Cambridge


iOS 14 Update Fixes Bug That Borked Your Default Browser and Mail Settings

The latest version of Apple’s iOS brought with it some nifty new changes that allow for customization of both home screens as well as apps themselves (in some cases, arguably too much customization). But one feature that allows iOS users to select their default browser and mail apps got borked after a reboot.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Bugs, Mail, Browsers, Ios 14


Children are spending more time online and in front of screens than ever before. Parents and experts reveal their best tips for managing kids' tech use.

Jessica Nelson, pictured above with her family, has set boundaries around screen time by having her kids help out with chores around the house. Jessica Nelson COVID-19 has seen an increase in children’s screen time, with many now clocking six hours per day according to one study — up 500% since before the pandemic. Business Insider spoke to parents and experts about how to best manage kids’ screen time Their advice varied from establishing offline routines to focusing more on what childr...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Science, Parenting, Life, Trends, Tech, Nelson, Parenting Tips, Screen Time, Oklahoma City, Parenting Advice, Buffalo New York, Duke University, Vancouver British Columbia, Alana


Physicist says you can time travel all you want, but the universe won’t let you change things

A physics student at the University of Queensland recently published a paper indicating they’d ‘squared’ the math when it comes to time-travel. Not only should it theoretically be possible to travel back in time, according to the numbers, but you could do whatever you want without making any fundamental changes to the present. In other words: the ‘paradox of time travel‘ may not be real. The problem goes like this: your eccentric old scientist buddy turns a DeLorean into a time machine. Before h...
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The Quiet of Covid-19 Has Birds Singing Sultrier Songs

While social distancing measures have pushed many people into sexless, joyless bubbles, San Francisco birds are getting flirtier and more coy. I’m glad someone’s getting some.Read more...
Tags: Science, San Francisco, Birds, Lockdown, Birdmodo, Covid 19


No, the coronavirus did not recently mutate to become more transmissible: 'People are still getting the same virus we saw in the spring'

A nurse prepares to swab a patient at a coronavirus testing center in Texas on July 7, 2020. Sergio Flores/Getty Images Viruses accumulate genetic errors, or mutations, over time.  One mutated coronavirus strain that emerged in January — not the original strain that appeared in China  — has become dominant worldwide. A new, preliminary study suggests that mutated strain is more contagious than the original.  But most scientists say the conclusion is premature. Visit Business Insider's home...
Tags: Health, Europe, Texas, Science, News, China, US, Trends, Earth, Genetics, Healthcare, Houston, North America, Mutations, Latin America, Paris France


The Cheap iPad Is Still Good

Apple’s new wallet-friendly iPad is a good one. It looks the same as last year’s cheap iPad, and it doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, but it offers plenty for the price. It’s the iPad I would give to my nieces and nephews to play educational games or read books, or the iPad I would buy for a grandparent who…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Science, Ipad 2020 Review


A 'Climate Anomaly' Worsened World War I and the 1918 Flu Pandemic, New Research Suggests

A once-in-a-century “climate anomaly” exacerbated the awful conditions along the Western Front in Europe during the First World War, according to new research. This unusual weather may have also amplified—and possibly even initiated—the catastrophic 1918-19 flu pandemic, exposing an underappreciated threat posed by…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Weather, Science, History, War, World War I, Pandemics, Western Front, Weird Weather, Insult To Injury, Climate Anomalies


Twitter to Roll Out Prompt Warning You to Read the Dang Article

Twitter is rolling out its system that warns its users that they’re huge dumbasses who might want to consider reading the goddamn article first, the company announced on Thursday. Basically, this is the 2020 equivalent of Microsoft Clippy asking “Are you sure you want to do that?” Read more...
Tags: Apps, Twitter, Science, Technology, Media, Microsoft, Social Media, Posting


Tesla will face challenges with a new battery technology, experts say

Elon Musk announces a future $25,000 EV at Tesla's Sept. 22 "Battery Day" event. Tesla on YouTube Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider. Here's what you need to know:Want to get Insider Energy in your inbox every Friday? Sign up here. Do you have feedback or story tips? Reach out to me at [email protected] A reminder: BI is looking for an energy reporter/editor to help shape our coverage. It's a sweet gig with a ton of opportu...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, Transportation, Elon Musk, Science, Ge, California, China, Trends, Tesla, Walmart, Sustainability, Bloomberg, Clean Energy, Airbus, Bp


Shipt's 'Effort-Based' Pay Model Decided a 1,400-Item Order Was Worth About $20

Target-owned personal shopping platform Shipt—which competes with the likes of Instacart—has been transitioning its markets to what it calls an “effort-based” wage system, dubbed V2. We, and the contractors who work for Shipt, have no idea how the new model determines pay. But a very unusual order sent to Gizmodo…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Gizmodo, Gig Economy, Shipt, Item Order Was Worth About


Don't Be Fooled by Reports on the 'New' Coronavirus Mutation

A wave of attention is once again being paid to studies suggesting that the coronavirus behind covid-19 has mutated, possibly into a form that’s more infectious. But while the basic science of this research may be legitimate, it isn’t as worrisome as some headlines might lead you to believe—the virus is not becoming…Read more...
Tags: Science, Viruses, Mutations, Don, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Nick Fury Rides Again With a New Disney+ Series Starring Samuel L. Jackson

We’re about to learn a whole bunch more about one of the most mysterious men in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Streaming, Marvel Studios, Samuel L Jackson, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Nick Fury, Kyle Bradstreet, Disney Plus


Twitch Is Winning The Battle Against QAnon, Despite Only Suspending A Few Far-Right Channels

Earlier this month, Twitch temporarily suspended a channel called Patriots’ Soapbox. The channel is not enormous, generally pulling 20-50 concurrent viewers over the course of its 24/7 talk show-style streams, sometimes spiking into the 100 range. But Patriots’ Soapbox is notorious: Some credit the organization behind…Read more...
Tags: Science, Streaming, Kotakucore, Conspiracy Theories, Twitch, QAnon


Most Common Electrical Faults (And How To Fix Them)

Sometimes, our trusted and beloved electrical devices can grow faulty, and there are many different reasons for that. From occurrences such as power surges and overheating, things can happen to our technology that can cause damage that ranges from slight issues to machine breaking problems. Furthermore, many of these faults are common and can be easily avoided and fixed, as long as you know what to look out for and what you should be avoiding. Here are some of the most common electrical fault...
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Coronavirus live news: 2 million could die before vaccine ready, warns WHO; cases surge in Europe

WHO warns death toll could be higher than 2 million without concerted action; Madrid braces for lockdown as Spain reaches 716,481 total infections; surge in cases in AthensFigures prompt French and Dutch warnings, and row in SpainUS approaches 7m cases as officials warn surge could comeWhat lessons can Europe learn from Sweden’s experience?Why dogs might be a Covid tester’s best friendUK coronavirus updates – live 6.23pm BST The US has recorded 42,340 new cases and 918 more deaths, Washingto...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Washington, China, US, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Who, Madrid, Ryan, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC


Windows XP Source Code Leaked By Apparent Bill Gates Conspiracist

It’s probably not the biggest security issue that Microsoft is dealing with right now but the software giant probably isn’t happy about it either way: This week, a torrent appeared online that contained the apparent source code for Windows XP, the extremely outdated Microsoft operating system that on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Bill Gates, Leak, Conspiracies, Windows Xp, Source Code


New Leaks Claim Pixel 5 Will Launch at $700 Sporting a New Sage Green Paint Job

Ahead of Google’s Launch Night In event next week, it seems like everything is getting leaked, and following numerous sighting of Google’s upcoming smart speaker and Chromecast dongle, new info has surfaced regarding the Pixel 5.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Consumer Tech, Android 11, Pixel 5, More Pixel 5 Leaks, Google Launch Night In



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