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Razer's Latest Wireless Earbuds Add Noise Cancelling and Keep the Incredible Bass

Earlier this year, Razer, a brand synonymous with gaming accessories, proved its hardware isn’t just for gamers when it introduced its Opus wireless headphones that offered a Sony-like experience for just $200. As a follow-up, the company is updating its Hammerhead True Wireless earbuds with a new Pro version that…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Audio, Tech, Headphones, Sony, Wireless, Razer, Earbuds, Consumer Tech, Active Noise Cancelling, Hammerhead True Wireless, Hammerhead True Wireless Pro


Time magazine names teenage inventor its first 'kid of the year'

Gitanjali Rao has used technology to address contaminated drinking water, opioid addiction and cyberbullying A 15-year-old scientist and inventor has been named as Time magazine’s first “kid of the year”.Gitanjali Rao, from Denver, Colorado, has invented new technologies across a range of fields, including a device that can identify lead in drinking water, and an app and Chrome extension that uses artificial intelligence to detect cyberbullying. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Technology, Media, World news, US news, Magazines, Time Magazine, Gitanjali Rao, Denver Colorado


Twitter Shelves Threaded Replies And Beta App

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Coronavirus live news: Biden vows to get vaccinated in public as South Korea reports highest cases in nine months

Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office; Italy approves Christmas restrictions; Iran’s cases top 1mSouth Korea reports highest cases in nine monthsEuropean and US experts question UK’s fast-track of vaccinePublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network 2.30am GMT South Korea said it is considering tightening its social ...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Korea


After six years and 6bn km, Japan's Hayabusa2 prepares to bring home cargo of asteroid dust

Japanese craft collected dust from the asteroid Ryugu that scientists hope could shed light on the origins of lifeThe last time Hayabusa2 was seen with the naked eye, Barack Obama was president of the United States and Brexit was a distant Europhobe fantasy.Six years and three days after its groundbreaking mission began, the Japanese spacecraft will drop a capsule onto the Australian outback carrying pristine asteroid fragments that scientists believe could shed light on the formation of the sol...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, Barack Obama, World news, Australia news, United States, Asia Pacific, Brexit, Ryugu


Coronavirus live news: Biden joins ex-presidents in pledge to get vaccinated in public as global deaths pass 1.5m

Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office; Italy approves Christmas restrictions; Iran’s cases top 1mEuropean and US experts question UK’s fast-track of vaccinePublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network 1.31am GMT Here is the full story on the global death toll passing 1.5m: Related: Covid: 1.5 million dead globall...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, Microbiology, Biden, Coronavirus


Feds Claim the Patriot Act Allowed Them to Log Visitors to Websites

Letters produced by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and obtained by the New York Times show that the U.S. government has interpreted Section 215 of the Patriot Act as giving it the power to monitor who visits certain websites and when, with minimal oversight.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Nsa, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Fbi, New York Times, National Security Agency, Dni, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, Warrantless Surveillance, Section 215


AMC Is Pissed

Following an announcement by Warner Bros. that its 2021 slate of movies will all debut on HBO Max at the same time they open theatrically, AMC claims WarnerMedia is attempting to boost the success of its streaming service at the expense of beleaguered theater chains.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Amc, Streaming, Warner Bros, Consumer Tech, Cinemark, Movie Theaters, WarnerMedia, Streaming Wars, Disney Plus, HBO Max


Disney's Neo Smartwatch for Kids Has Nothing on My '90s Yoda Giga Pet

Disney and Vodafone have teamed up to launch Neo, a smartwatch for kids that features some iconic Disney characters, like Minnie Mouse, Elsa, and Buzz Lightyear. But the watch’s biggest headliner is none other than Grogu. You know, The Child? Baby Yoda! Grogu’s appearance on the watch basically makes it a fancier…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Vodafone, Baby Yoda, Baby Yoda Grogu, Pocket Sized Sadness, The Neo Smart Watch, Gigapets, Yoda Gigapet, Neo Smartwatch, Minnie Mouse Elsa


Bigot Livestreamers Tore Down the California Monolith in Christ's Name

A young racist foursome, apparently threatened by our lord and savior Zotar, tore down the California monolith and replaced it with a wooden cross last night. As Motherboard first reported, CultureWarCriminal broadcast the triumph on the gamer streaming platform DLive. They tore it down just hours after its discovery…Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Biden to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days as global deaths pass 1.5m

Biden will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office; Italy approves Christmas restrictions; Iran’s cases top 1mUS logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one dayEuropean and US experts question UK’s fast-track of vaccinePublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network 11.31pm GMT How is everyone’s December going? I enjoy walking my...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Microbiology, Biden, Phoebe Bridgers, Helen Sullivan


Facebook Might Be Slammed With An Antitrust Suit As Soon As Next Week

A coalition of 40 different states—spearheaded by New York Attorney General Letitia James—have plans to file an antitrust suit against Facebook in the coming week, sources told Reuters on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Science, Monopolies, Antitrust, Ftc, Reuters, Letitia James


Photos show what the Arecibo telescope looked like before and after its disastrous collapse

Images show the Arecibo Observatory telescope's collapse. NAIC Arecibo Observatory/NSF, Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images The Arecibo Observatory's radio telescope collapsed Tuesday morning, when its 900-ton suspended platform crashed into the enormous dish below. Arecibo was one of Earth's best radio astronomy tools for 57 years. Its death is a blow to asteroid-tracking efforts and the hunt for alien life. Photos of the iconic telescope show what it looked like before and after the cr...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, China, Trends, James Bond, Einstein, Puerto Rico, Foundation, National Science Foundation, US National Science Foundation, University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo Observatory, Mendez, Arecibo


The MikMe Pocket Is a Solid Little Voice Recorder for Your Phone

The MikMe Pocket is something you don’t know you need until you try it. Created by a hardware startup in Vienna, Austria, this pocket-sized audio record is the second product in the MikMe line and, arguably, and it makes it easy to record meetings, vocals, and video soundtracks with a box the size of a pack of…Read more...
Tags: Reviews, Video, Science, Microphones, Vienna Austria


Astronomers Confirm Mystery Object as NASA's Lost Rocket Booster From the 1960s

An incoming object spotted by astronomers this past August has been confirmed as the upper stage of a Centaur rocket, which NASA launched in 1966 during an ill-fated mission to the Moon. It’s a neat achievement, but the confirmation took some doing. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Welcome Back, Minimoons, Centaur Rockets, Sojourn Missions, Artificial Objects


The 10 Best Deals of December 3, 2020

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Private Verizon Customer Information Leaks in Chat Transcripts

Verizon customers who normally use the company’s online chat system to sort out issues with their service might want to stop for the time being. A glitch is leaking personal information—addresses, phone numbers, and sometimes accounts numbers—in other customers’ chat windows.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Internet, Cellphones, Telecoms, Fios, Verizon Customer Information Leaks


Save Big on Laptops, Desktops, and Monitors With the Best Dell and Alienware Deals

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The Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, or Horror Movies io9 Rewatched in 2020

Twenty-twenty hasn’t been good for much, but it has been given us bountiful free time— time you hopefully used to finally make good on that statement “Oh, I’d love to watch that but I don’t have time.” Well, in 2020 you did. As a result, many of us revisited and once again fell in love with old favorites, or finally…Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Horror, Year In Review, Lord Of The Rings, Nostalgia, Eurovision, The Rocketeer, Train to Busan, Gemini Man, Io9 Year In Review, Salems Lot, 2020 Year In Review, Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Rings


The SMS Has Been Able to Rent a Car By Itself for Three Years

Happy birthday, SMS! Today marks the 28th birthday of the SMS aka the Short Message Service, the way GSM phones used to send text messages to each other. Read more...
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Hackers Target Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution 'Cold Chain,' Though Motives Remain Unknown

Hackers “assumed to be state agents” have been waging a phishing campaign against pharmaceutical firms and other institutions involved in the forthcoming distribution of a vaccine against the novel coronavirus, IBM announced on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Security, Science, Technology, Crime, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Ibm, Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2




Now's the Perfect Time to Shut Down Most Dirty Power Plants

The transition to 100% clean electricity will take a lot of things—organizing, political will, courage. But fundamentally, if we can get all of that together, it will practically require two components. One is deploying a shitload of renewable energy, and the other is shutting down all of the existing fossil…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Oil And Gas, Renewables, Green New Deal, Just Transition


With Google Authenticator's Latest iOS Update, You Really Have No Excuse Now

Google Authenticator users on iOS are finally getting a useful security update that their comrades on Android got months ago.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Google, Security, Science, Consumer Tech, Google Authenticator


A video shows the 'violent' collapse of the iconic Arecibo telescope. It sounded like an avalanche, a staff scientist said.

An aerial view of the damage at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico after one of the main cables holding the receiver broke on December 1, 2020. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images The Arecibo Observatory's iconic radio telescope collapsed Tuesday morning. Newly released videos show how the telescope's 900-ton suspended platform crashed into the bowl-shaped dish below. The tops of three support towers snapped off as the platform fell. A staff scientist said the collapse sounded like an ea...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, News, China, Virginia, West Virginia, Trends, Earth, Puerto Rico, National Science Foundation, US National Science Foundation, NSF, Arecibo Observatory, Mendez, Arecibo


A pro-Trump student group whose cofounder died from COVID-19 is moving ahead with a massive in-person event in Florida despite surging cases

President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, December 21, 2019. Marco Bello/Reuters Turning Point USA, a pro-Trump conservative student group, is moving forward with an in-person event in Florida despite a national increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths.  The group's annual Student Action Summit, which takes place in West Palm Beach, Florida, typically brings in thousands of you...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Usa, Science, News, US, Trends, Tennessee, Fox News, Times, Donald Trump, Council, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Tucker Carlson, West Palm Beach


Some state and local governments vote against COVID-19 restrictions, citing 'tyranny' as US deaths approach 3,000 per day

Colorado State Representatives Rod Pelton, left, and Kim Ransom, right, talk to each surrounded by protective plastic barriers set up at each desk in the House chambers at the Colorado State Capitol during an emergency legislative session on November 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images Several state and local governments have recently voted to rebuke governors' public health orders. This week, hearings and votes were taken up i...
Tags: Post, Politics, Science, News, Nbc, Colorado, Washington Post, Washington, Virginia, US, Trends, United States, Williams, House, Local Government, Ohio


Coronavirus live news: Global death toll passes 1.5m

World passes grim tally with a death reported every nine seconds on average; Italy registers 993 new deaths and 23,255 new cases; Iran goes past 1m casesUS logs a record 3,157 coronavirus deaths in one dayEuropean and US experts question UK’s fast-track of vaccinePublic trust vital for Covid-19 vaccine programmes says WHOSwedes’ support for anti-lockdown stance slips amid rising deathsCyberspies target Covid vaccine ‘cold chain’ distribution network 8.38pm GMT More than 1.5 million people ha...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, US, UK News, World news, US news, Iran, United States, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Gaza, Gaza Strip, Reuters, Coronavirus


Researchers Create Super-Strong Glue That Releases by Dissolving Into Thin Air

Products designed with temporary adhesives that don’t hold forever—such as sticky notes, painter’s tape, and bandages—still require some level of force to be removed, meaning there’s always the risk of damaging paint on a wall or painfully losing some body hair. But what if glue simply vanished into thin air when it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Research, Dartmouth College, Glue, Adhesives, Molecular Solids


When the Arecibo telescope collapsed, the world lost a powerful asteroid tracker and alien seeker

The Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico as seen before its collapse. NAIC Arecibo Observatory/NSF The Arecibo Telescope collapsed on Tuesday: Its 900-ton hanging platform crashed into its main dish. In its 57 years of radio astronomy, Arecibo tracked potentially hazardous asteroids, discovered the first exoplanet, and broadcast a message for aliens. The telescope even starred in a James Bond film and the movie "Contact." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One of the world's...
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