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Top DHS Official Expects to Be Fired After Calling Bull on Trump's Voter Fraud Claims

The nation’s top cybersecurity official, Chris Krebs, has led the charge to debunk the flurry of voter fraud conspiracy theories pushed by the president and his supporters. And soon he expects to lose his job over it, according to multiple reports.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cybersecurity, Department Of Homeland Security, Cisa, Trump, Trump Administration, 2020 Election, Chris Krebs, Trump s Voter Fraud Claims


It's Probably Safe to Expect More $30 Movies on Disney+

Disney+ has unsurprisingly blown subscriber expectations out of the water, and Disney executives made clear during the company’s earnings call this week they plan to grow those figures by throwing money at more content for the platform. But if Disney brings more premium titles to the service as it did with Mulan, we…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Streaming, Streaming Wars, Disney Plus


Facebook: Steve Bannon Hasn't Broken Enough Rules to Fill His 'Account Suspension' Punch Card

Former Trump advisor and felony fraud defendant Steve Bannon sure has been making headlines this month. First, he called for the murder and public dismemberment of two of the nation’s top officials in his WAR ROOM: Pandemic podcast, leading Facebook and several other social media platforms to remove the episode or ban…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Podcast, Science, Steve Bannon, Former Trump, I Aint Even Surprised


A record number of people in the US are currently hospitalized with COVID-19

The number of people in the US hospitalized with COVID-19 has nearly doubled in the last two weeks. Win McNamee/Getty Images The US reported nearly 151,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, breaking the previous record, according to The COVID Tracking Project. Over 67,000 people are currently hospitalized due to complications from the coronavirus, an all-time high. The US also reported more than 1,100 new deaths, bringing the total to over 234,000. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Science, News, US, Trends, Charles Davis, McNamee Getty, Breaking, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Covid Tracking Project, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Have


SpaceX is about to launch its longest and most ambitious NASA mission to date. Here's what to expect from liftoff to landing.

SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA will fly (from left) astronauts Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover to orbit aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX's Crew-1 mission is set to launch from the Kennedy Space Center at 7:49 p.m. ET on Saturday, rocketing four astronauts into space. It's the first full-length mission NASA has contracted from Elon Musk's company, and NASA's first full-length commercial space mission ove...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Obama, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, International Space Station, Cbs, Merlin


Apple Swears Up and Down That Touchscreen Macs Aren't Happening, Which, Sure

When Apple announced macOS Big Sur earlier this year with its big iOS-inspired icons, revamped menus, and its own version of Control Center, I along with a lot of other folks thought for sure that Apple’s next macOS update was paving the way for the long-awaited arrival of a touchscreen MacBook. However, according to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Laptops, Macs, Consumer Tech, Control Center, Big Sur, Macbooks, macOS, Apple Still Saying No To Touchscreen Macbooks


Well, Well, Well, the Commerce Department Actually Does Remember That the TikTok Ban Was Supposed to Happen Today

A resounding silence echoed throughout the tech blogs today, the date of the long-hyped TikTok ban. It seemed to indicate that the government had hoped that the hypothetical event had already fizzled out in the recesses of public memory like so many flash-bang Trump pronouncements. But no: the Department of Commerce …Read more...
Tags: Science, Department of Commerce, Tiktok, Old News, Well Well Well the Commerce Department


A species of bacteria survived on the outside of the International Space Station for a full year

The International Space Station. NASA A species of bacterium, Deinococcus radiodurans, survived for a year on the outside of the International Space Station.  It endured microgravity, harsh ultraviolet radiation, and temperatures near absolute zero. Scientists found that the bacteria developed more small bumps than its counterparts on Earth. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A year in space is no walk in the park. Just ask Scott Kelly, the American astronaut who spent a y...
Tags: Space, Science, Germany, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Bacteria, International Space Station, Leo, Iss, Scott Kelly, Ott, University of Vienna, International Space Station ISS, Deinococcus, Tanpopo


Coronavirus live news: quarter of deaths in France linked to Covid as US tops 140,000 daily cases

France’s lockdown extended by two weeks; German infection surge may be easing; Russia says its Sputnik-V vaccine is 92% effectiveScientist behind BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine says it can end pandemicBillionaire Trump donors contract Covid after playing down risksCovid infections in Sweden surge, dashing hopes of herd immunityFrench professor faces disciplinary case over hydroxychloroquine claims 12.22am GMT Britain hit a new daily high of 33,470 confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday.That’s an i...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Sweden, France, Russia, US, UK News, World news, US news, Ap, Chicago, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Trump, Lori Lightfoot


The Zipper Boat Is Art

What’s that zipping across the Sumida River in Tokyo, Japan? Behold, the zipper boat.Read more...
Tags: Art, Japan, Science, Design, Boats, Tokyo Japan, Sumida River, Yasuhiro Suzuki, Boats Are Tech


The Best Holiday 2020 Gaming Gifts to Boost Your Generosity Stats

Christmas is going to be a little weird this year; let’s not make it worse by waiting until the last minute to buy gifts, especially if you have to buy them online. Shipping speeds normally get a little worse than usual during this time, and with coronavirus restrictions still squeezing everyone thin, it may be even…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Video Games, Holiday 2020


10 Great Sci-Fi Tropes (and 5 That Should Be Shot Into Space)

Science fiction is a genre that’s full of storylines, plot devices, and techno-jargon that would be considered ridiculous in the real world. But these tropes are effective, so we keep using them. Over and over again. That might sound like a bad thing—relying on tried-and-true sci-fi tropes instead of creating…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Hunger Games, Marvel, Disney, Star Trek, Avatar, Tropes, Robots, Aliens, Firefly, Westworld, Lucasfilm, James Cameron, The Matrix, Stargate


Unfortunately, Facebook's New 'Vanish Mode' Won't Make The Platform Disappear

After cribbing some of Snapchat’s other distinctive features, it looks like Facebook is officially bringing disappearing messages to its platform. As of today, “vanish mode” is available on Messenger for users across the U.S., and a “handful” of other countries, according to Facebook—and those same features will be…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Messenger, Science, Snapchat, Magic


The 10 Best Deals of November 12, 2020

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5 people reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus on the first Caribbean cruise since the pandemic began

A SeaDream cruise ship. Courtesy of Conde Nast Traveler The first major cruise since the onset of the pandemic set sail this week in the Caribbean: SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream I. Despite strict predeparture coronavirus-testing guidelines, five passengers aboard the ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to CNN's Ana Cabrera. Since the first passenger tested positive, the ship has docked in Barbados and its passengers are on lockdown. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Travel, Health, Transportation, Europe, Science, News, Trends, Cnn, Boats, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Barbados, Conde Nast Traveler, Sloan, Ana Cabrera, Ben Gilbert


5 people just tested positive for the coronavirus on the first Caribbean cruise since the pandemic began

A SeaDream cruise ship. Courtesy of Conde Nast Traveler The first major cruise since the onset of the pandemic set sail this week in the Caribbean: SeaDream Yacht Club's SeaDream I. Despite strict predeparture coronavirus-testing guidelines, five passengers aboard the ship have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to CNN's Ana Cabrera. Since the first passenger tested positive, the ship has docked in Barbados and its passengers are on lockdown. Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Travel, Health, Transportation, Europe, Science, News, Trends, Cnn, Boats, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Caribbean, Barbados, Conde Nast Traveler, Sloan, Ana Cabrera, Ben Gilbert


Measles Is Back With a Vengeance, Killed 200,000 in 2019

A new report from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlights a bleak reality: Measles, the highly contagious but vaccine-preventable viral illness, infected at least 860,000 people and killed over 200,000 worldwide in 2019—a roughly 50% jump in deaths from 2016. Sadly,…Read more...
Tags: Science, World Health Organization, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Germs, Measles


How Trump Could Slow Down Biden's Climate Agenda

Noted presidential-election loser Donald Trump is having a hard time coming to grips with reality. After losing bigly in both the Electoral College and the popular vote, Trump is refusing to concede, waging baseless lawsuits, sending bad tweets, and generally doing his best to corrode democracy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Transitions, Trump, GSA, Electoral College, 2020 Election


TikTok Is Reportedly Poaching Facebook's Moderators

Many members of Facebook’s legion of moderators—contractors hired through companies like Accenture, CPL, Hays, and Voxpro—are leaving to work for competitor TikTok, according to an analysis by CNBC.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Science, Technology, Censorship, Social Media, Cnbc, Voxpro, Moderation, Content Moderation, Tiktok, Accenture CPL Hays


Apple TV App Comes to PS4 and Newly Released PS5—If You Can Get One

The Apple TV app that allows users to access Apple originals through TV+ arrived in the PlayStation Store just ahead of the launch of Sony’s next-generation PS5 console, which hit stores today.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple TV, Sony, Streaming, Ps4, PS5, Streaming Wars, Apple TV Plus


This Raspberry Pi-Powered Keyboard Is a Delight

Fans of DIY computing love the Raspberry Pi. This single-board computer has gone through multiple iterations and is now almost as powerful as some cheaper desktop machines. But one thing always stood in the way when it came to getting a RaspPi up and running: you had to bring your own monitor, keyboard, and mouse or…Read more...
Tags: Science, Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi 400 Review, Ultra Budget Computers, Just A Terrifically Good Deal


Save Big on Games and Accessories in Today’s Best PlayStation Deals

Featured Deal: PlayStation Plus 12-Month Subscription | $28 | Eneba | Promo Code PSFIVEALERTRead more...
Tags: Deals, Gaming, Science, Playstation, Sony


This Weekend's Launch of SpaceX CrewDragon Will Usher in a New Era

NASA and SpaceX are targeting this Saturday for the launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station, in what is expected to be the first of many regularly scheduled crew flights to space from U.S. soil. Here’s what you need to know about this historic mission and how you’ll be able to watch.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Rocket Launches, CrewDragon


Trump Is Now Reportedly Gunning for Top Cybersecurity Officials [Updating]

On Thursday, CyberScoop first reported that Bryan S. Ware, one of the most important figures in command at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) had stepped down with plans to work in the private sector. Now, it seems there might be more to the story. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fired, Donald Trump, Cisa, Resignation, Bryan Ware, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Bryan S Ware, November Massacre


Trump Is Now Reportedly Gunning for Top Cybersecurity Officials

On Thursday, CyberScoop first reported that Bryan S. Ware, one of the most important figures in command at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) had stepped down with plans to work in the private sector. Now, it seems there might be more to the story. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fired, Donald Trump, Cisa, Resignation, Bryan Ware, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Bryan S Ware, November Massacre


Coronavirus live news: France lockdown to last at least two more weeks; UK deaths rise by 563

Italy registers 636 daily deaths; French PM says no easing of restrictions as cases remain high; Germany seeing tentative signs of flattening curveScientist behind BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine says it can end pandemicBillionaire Trump donors contract Covid after playing down risks Covid infections in Sweden surge, dashing hopes of herd immunityFrench professor faces disciplinary case over hydroxychloroquine claimsUK coronavirus updates - live 8.13pm GMT Portugal has announced an expansion of a ni...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, Sweden, France, Germany, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Portugal, Trump, Antonio Costa


The Biggest Climate Report in the U.S. Is Reportedly Being Led by a Climate Denier Now

The Trump administration has found yet another way to slow-release malignant stupidity into our future world. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Make It Stop, Trump, David Legates


Samsung's First 5nm Chip, the Exynos 1080, Looks to Keep Pace with Apple

This week has been especially busy when it comes to new silicon, because almost immediately after MediaTek announced a number of new chips for phones and Chromebooks, Apple followed up with its big M1 chip. Now Samsung has announce its first chip designed using a 5-nanometer process: the Exynos 1080.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Processors, Silicon, Consumer Tech, Exynos, Chromebooks Apple, Samsung Announces 5nm Exynos 1080, Exynos 1080


This Video Of A Terrifying High-Speed Tesla Wreck Is A Reminder That Autopilot's Problems Aren't Just Technical

We’ve written about the hacker/security researcher who goes by GreenTheOnly on Twitter before, as he has done a lot of digging into the data stored in modern cars, with a focus on Teslas. As a result, occasionally salvage yards will send him black boxes and memory modules from cars, which is how he acquired this video…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Autopilot, Car Crashes, GreenTheOnly


Coronavirus live news: Italy deaths highest since 6 April; France lockdown to last at least two more weeks

Italy registers 636 daily deaths; French PM says no easing of restrictions as cases remain high; Germany seeing tentative signs of flattening curveScientist behind BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine says it can end pandemicBillionaire Trump donors contract Covid after playing down risks Covid infections in Sweden surge, dashing hopes of herd immunityFrench professor faces disciplinary case over hydroxychloroquine claimsUK coronavirus updates - live 6.18pm GMT Greece today reported 3,316 new coronavirus...
Tags: Europe, Science, Sweden, Greece, France, Germany, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Pennsylvania, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Philadelphia, Donald Trump



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