Chris Christie urges Americans to take COVID-19 seriously after spending 7 days in the ICU and getting access to experimental drugs unavailable to most people

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Briefing Room of the White House on September 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Getty Images/Joshua Roberts Former New Jersey governor is warning Americans to take COVID-19 seriously.  Christie announced that he tested positive for the virus earlier this month and said he spent seven days in the ICU. He also took remdesivir and an anti-body cocktail from Eli Lilly, experimental...
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Google Says Chinese Hackers Are Impersonating McAfee to Trick Victims Into Installing Malware

The same Chinese government-linked hackers who targeted the campaigns of both 2020 presidential candidates earlier this year have been trying to trick users into installing malware by posing as the antivirus provider McAfee and using otherwise legitimate online services like GitHub and Dropbox.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Joe Biden, Cybersecurity, Biden, Phishing, Cyberattacks, Trump, McAfee, Trump Administration, Phishing Scams

This Satyrlike Robot Brings Boxes to You Like a Metal Mr. Tumnus

Agility Robotics has announced a $20 million funding round for a robot that looks like a Greek myth crossed with a cyberpunk fever dream. The robot, called Digit, is designed to work alongside meat humans in environments where people congregate but that might be difficult for robots to manage.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: 20 cases linked to Trump rally; hope in Victoria after just one new case recorded

Minnesota authorities tackling rally-based ‘outbreak’; calls to ease restrictions in Australian state of Victoria; UK accuses Russia of trying to disrupt vaccine researchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.36am BST Daniel Andrews is speaking now. He says the one new case recorded in the state is linked to a known outbreak, and that another case has been reclassified. This means that the total number of cases in the state has not increased today. 1.31am BST Dona...
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Disney Apparently Has No Idea What to Do With Hulu—For Now

It seems like Disney, Hulu’s controlling shareholder, doesn’t know what it wants to do with the streaming service after the covid-19 pandemic delayed plans to finally expand it outside the U.S. According to Bloomberg, those plans were supposed to get underway in January, but that never happened. Instead, Disney has…Read more...
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Twitter Screws the Pooch, QAnon Bans, and FCC Takes the Bait

It’s hard to believe that the 2020 election is just 18 days away, which may count for the inexorable sense of doom hanging over everything, or the sensation of that time is warping like the event horizon of a black hole. Before we’re smashed into an accretion disk, you might as well catch up on the present:Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Fcc, Youtube, Social Media, Online, WeChat, Free Speech, Section 230, Disinformation, Tiktok, Hellfeed

Facebook Login Issues Are Locking Oculus Quest 2 Owners Out of Their Devices

Owners of the brand-new Oculus Quest 2—the first VR headset which requires a Facebook account to use—are finding themselves screwed out of their new purchases by Facebook’s account verification system.Read more...
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Judge Rules That If Trump’s Tweets Are Bullshit, He Needs to Say So Himself

President Trump’s Twitter account has been the subject of several legal conundrums over the last few years, and figuring out how the social network should fit into the leader of the free world’s communications has been a learning process for us all. On Friday, a federal judge decided that he’s had enough of reading…Read more...
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Even Google Puts Wear OS Second

In what can only be described as a self-own, Google has released a YouTube Music app for the Apple Watch... before making an equivalent version for its own smartwatch platform, Wear OS. Read more...
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The US has entered its 3rd — and possibly largest — wave of coronavirus cases. Experts say states should 'pull back.'

Medical workers in Florida test a person for the coronavirus on July 22. Joe Raedle/Getty Images) The US has entered its third wave of coronavirus infections. New cases are spiking in the Midwest. Public-health experts worry this wave could be the largest, and perhaps deadliest, yet. A surge in cases and hospitalizations was expected, they added, since lockdowns have lifted, people are spending more time indoors, and "pandemic fatigue" has set in. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more...
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The Boys Showrunner Eric Kripke Has No Time for Nazis and Their Sympathizers

Watching The Boys, one could easily come away from the show with the impression that series creator Eric Kripke has a bone to pick with the superhero adaptations that have fundamentally altered the shape of modern day Hollywood. In reality, though, Kripke’s beef is less about stories about caped heroes, and more about…Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of October 16, 2020

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Google Is Bucking Trends with the Pixel 5, and It's Awesome

Ever since Google bought a big chunk of HTC and began integrating its U.S. and Taiwan teams (the Pixel 3a was the first Pixel primarily designed in Taiwan), it’s felt like Google has been a bit confused about the Pixel’s direction. Two years ago we got a large Pixel with dual selfie cams and a fingerprint sensor in…Read more...
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The Church of the SubGenius Documentary Examines the Cult of a Cult

Long before the internet invaded every aspect of culture, a pair of friends who first bonded over their love of comic books and Captain Beefheart dreamed up “a weird fringe cult specifically for weirdos” that would walk the line between sincerity and parody. Thus, the Church of the SubGenius was born.Read more...
Tags: Science, Documentary, Religion, Conspiracy Theories, Nostalgia, Cults, Beefheart, Rapture, Church of the Subgenius, Sandy K Boone, JR Bob Dobbs, Jr Bob Dobbs And The Church Of The Subgenius

No, Twitter Did Not Stop Blocking URLs and 'Hacked Content'

Twitter claimed it was reversing course late Thursday and would no longer forbid users from tweeting links to websites containing hacked material—so long as the hackers themselves weren’t the ones doing the sharing. “We will no longer remove hacked content unless it is directly shared by hackers or those acting in…Read more...
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Don't Know Where to Vote? Google Will Now Show You in Search and Maps

If you need to figure out where the heck to vote or drop off your ballot, Google will now point you in the right direction in Maps and Search. Read more...
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Hackers Allegedly Stole Over 3 Million Customer Credit Cards From Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Hackers are currently selling a trove of 3 million credit card numbers and customer records apparently stolen from Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, one of the biggest barbecue chains in the United States. Read more...
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The Ultimate iPhone 12 Pre-Order Guide: Release Dates, Carriers, and More

iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro | AT&TiPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro | VerizonRead more...
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Republican lawmaker is symptom-free after attending a concert in Montana that was linked to several coronavirus cases

Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., walks through the Capitol on Tuesday Oct. 29, 2019. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Rep. Greg Gianforte of Montana was at a concert on October 3, which has since been linked to several people testing positive for coronavirus. Gianforte led the pledge of allegiance at the outdoor event and left soon thereafter. Since he is not displaying any symptoms, a COVID-19 test hasn't been recommended, his spokesperson Travis Hall said. The concert was green...
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Coronavirus live news: number of US cases surpasses 8 million; France reports 25,086 new infections

Belgium seeks to tackle a sharp rise in cases; France cases fall from the 30,621 reported on Thursday; most new infections in Italy since pandemic began‘On the brink of disaster’: Europe’s Covid fight takes a turn for the worseRemdesivir has very little effect on Covid-19 mortality, WHO findsHigher Covid deaths among BAME people ‘not driven by health issues’Fauci warns Americans to rethink ThanksgivingItalian critics aghast at comedy that makes light of pandemic 8.33pm BST Puerto Rico’s gove...
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Coronavirus live news: France reports 25,086 new infections; Belgium closes cafes and restaurants for four weeks

Belgium seeks to tackle a sharp rise in cases; France cases fall from the 30,621 reported on Thursday; most new infections in Italy since pandemic began‘On the brink of disaster’: Europe’s Covid fight takes a turn for the worseRemdesivir has very little effect on Covid-19 mortality, WHO findsHigher Covid deaths among BAME people ‘not driven by health issues’Fauci warns Americans to rethink ThanksgivingItalian critics aghast at comedy that makes light of pandemic 7.16pm BST The war of words b...
Tags: Europe, Science, France, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo, Belgium, Juventus, Fauci, Coronavirus, Georges Gilkinet

How to Use All the New Messages Features in iOS 14

iOS 14 rolled out in September with a completely new look: For the first time, you can customize everything about your home screen, app icons, and much more. With all of the changes, you’d be forgiven for missing some smaller tweaks, including a ton of new Messages features that make it easier to wrangle your…Read more...
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This Is the Perfect Keyboard

I know you’re going to say I am talking out my ass and wrong in every form and fashion, but you need to know that I have found the perfect keyboard—the platonic ideal of keyboards. And it only costs $337! Read more...
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'Censored' New York Post Article Has Been Shared Only... 470,000 Times on Facebook

This week, Republicans got their most coveted pre-election prize: smoking-gun evidence that Facebook and Twitter are depriving them of their God-given right to say whatever they want on Facebook and Twitter, as the Founding Fathers intended. It’s the moment they’ve all been waiting for. They could not be more…
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Trump administration denies California relief for 6 wildfires

President Donald Trump’s administration this week rejected California’s request for disaster relief funds aimed at cleaning up the damage from six recent wildfires among the siege of deadly and destructive blazes that have scorched the state. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom formally submitted a letter to the White House on Sept. 28 asking for a major disaster declaration, said Brian Ferguson, with the governor’s Office of Emergency Services. “The state plans to appeal the decision and believes we h...
Tags: Health, Business, National Weather Service, Science, News, California, White House, Uncategorized, California News, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Wildfires

Facebook Promises To Get Undisclosed Sponcon Under Control

Following a two year investigation by UK authorities into undisclosed #sponcon running rampant on Instagram, the platform—and its parent company, Facebook—are following their suggestions to make it a bit harder for influencers to sneak covert ads onto our feeds.Read more...
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She-Ra and Kipo’s Karen Fukuhara on Her Animated Journeys Coming to a Close

It’s hard to say goodbye to a show you love, let alone two. Karen Fukuhara saw the end of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power in May and Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts this month. Now, the actor is sharing what it’s like to have been part of these two fan-favorite shows, as well as how Kipo would convince The Boys’…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Netflix, Animation, Dreamworks, Streaming, Dreamworks Animation, RA, The Boys, Karen Fukuhara, KIPO, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts, She Ra And The Princesses Of Power

HomePod Mini Supports the New Thread Protocol That Could Transform the Smart Home

Besides the A5 chip, backlit touch surface, support for stereo speaker setups, Ultra Wideband capability and $100 price tag, there’s something else about the new HomePod Mini that you might not have noticed: support for a little-known smart home protocol called Thread. The protocol could become a lot more significant…Read more...
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Xbox Boss Phil Spencer On Series X Launch, Halo Infinite & Bethesda

There’s nothing normal about interviewing Xbox chief Phil Spencer these days.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Italy records 10,010 new cases; Berlin court suspends curfew on bars and restaurants

Most new cases in Italy since pandemic began; Berlin bar curfew suspended after court considers move ‘disproportionate’; ‘On the brink of disaster’: Europe’s Covid fight takes a turn for the worseRemdesivir has very little effect on Covid-19 mortality, WHO findsFauci warns Americans to rethink ThanksgivingItalian critics aghast at comedy that makes light of pandemicUK coronavirus updates – live 5.27pm BST The World Health Organization said on Friday it has had very good dialogue with develop...
Tags: Europe, Science, Greece, Berlin, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Athens, World Health Organization, Reuters, Thessaloniki, Soumya Swaminathan, Coronavirus

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