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Genius Media Group Is Suing Google For Antitrust

Joining the national pile-on of entities suing Google for antitrust is Genius Media Group, which announced a lawsuit on Wednesday night related to the search giant’s ad exchange practices.Read more...
Tags: Google, Lawsuit, Science, Companies, Antitrust, Sites, Ad Exchange, Genius Media Group, Genius Media Group Is Suing Google For Antitrust


A national commission on COVID-19 is calling for prison inmates and guards to be prioritized in the vaccine rollout

In this Aug. 16, 2016, file photo, general population inmates walk in a line at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File The National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice has called for prison guards and inmates to be among the first to be vaccinated.  The commission recommended they be vaccinated right after healthcare workers.  Other organizations like the American Medical Association have also called for prisons to be a priority in the vaccine r...
Tags: Science, News, Prisons, Loretta Lynch, California, US, Trends, New York Times, The Times, States, Criminal Justice, American Medical Association, Toner, San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin Calif, National Commission


The Bond Between Starlink's Two Biggest Competitors Just Got Tighter

One of the largest satellite internet providers to rural America, HughesNet, has entered a $250 million, three-year contract with UK-based OneWeb to develop and manufacture ground system technology for its satellite LEO constellation, which will compete with SpaceX’s Starlink system.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, UK, Science, Digital Divide, Leo, OneWeb, StarLink, Hughesnet, America HughesNet


Twitch Bans the Words 'Simp' and 'Virgin' (Actual Simps And Virgins Still Welcome)

As part of an ongoing process of retooling its policies around harassment and hateful conduct, Twitch announced on Wednesday that the words “simp,” “incel,” and “virgin” will no longer be allowed on the platform as long as they are used by streamers and commenters as insults. If they are used in a friendly way, the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Platform, Sexual Harassment, Twitch, Simp, Harassment Guidelines


Pfizer's vaccine vials seem to hold extra doses, a surprise that could mean the US has a bigger vaccine supply than it planned

MARK LENNIHAN/POOL/AFP/Getty US pharmacists are discovering that there may be an extra dose or two in each vial of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, Politico reported. The vials are said to contain five doses, but many pharmacists found they could squeeze out a sixth or seventh. Doses per vial can vary depending on the types of needles and syringes used. An FDA spokesperson told Politico that those extra doses shouldn't go to waste. That could mean the US supply of Pfizer's vaccine is up to 4...
Tags: Science, News, Politico, US, Trends, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Cnbc, Trump, Findlay, Russell Findlay, New York State Health, Howard Zucker, Mark Lennihan


Alabama Amazon Workers Could Become the First in the Nation To Unionize

Warehouse workers in an Alabama Amazon facility could soon become the first unionized workers employed by the retail giant after federal regulators greenlit a National Labor Relations Board election on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Workers, Vote, Petition, Election, National Labor Relations Board, Warehouse Workers, Alabama Amazon Workers, Alabama Amazon


Substack Is Getting an RSS Feed Because Inboxes are a Disaster

The Substack newsletter hype-cycle hit a fever pitch this fall when a bunch of high profile journalists defected to the platform in search of a new business model, which increasingly resembles a bunch of old business models balled up, Katamari-like, into a product without much of an identity.Read more...
Tags: Science, Rss, Katamari, Substack, Chris Best, Everything Thats Old Is New Again, Substack Reader


Herman Miller's 'Experiential Concept Store' Has To Be the Classiest Place on Earth to Buy a Gaming Chair

Herman Miller x Logitech G Embody Gaming Chair | $1,495 | Herman MillerRead more...
Tags: Science, Earth, Herman Miller, Office Chairs, Gaming chairs, Gamers Sit Down, Logitech G Embody Gaming Chair, Herman MillerRead


These are the 20 days in the past 100 years when America saw the most deaths from a single catastrophe. Half are in the past 2 weeks.

Dr. Joseph Varon comforting a patient in the COVID-19 intensive-care unit during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston. Go Nakamura/Getty Images December 9 was the deadliest day of the US's COVID-19 epidemic so far, with 3,164 deaths reported. That also makes it the day with the most American deaths from a single catastrophe since at least 1920. Of the 20 days with the most fatalities from a catastrophe in the past century, 16 were this year. Ten happened in the pas...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, California, Oregon, New York City, Brown University, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, History, Pennsylvania, Food And Drug Administration, Ohio


Texas Is Leading A New Antitrust Suit Against Google

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on Wednesday that his state is spearheading a new antitrust lawsuit against Google, accusing the tech giant of “illegally” abusing its market power to pocket money from publishers across the web. Paxton is joined by other Republican state AGs from Idaho, Indiana, Utah, …Read more...
Tags: Google, Texas, Science, Advertising, Antitrust, Ad Tech, Paxton, Ken Paxton, New Antitrust Suit Against Google, Idaho Indiana Utah


Discoveries That Really, Really Seemed Like Aliens

As the famous X-Files poster declares, “I want to believe.” This wanting, however, often leads us astray. When confronted with shocking and inexplicable celestial phenomena, we tend to see intelligent design. This jumping to conclusions is a sin for which we can be forgiven—we have an insatiable need to know if…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Aliens, Seti, Extraterrestrial Intelligence


9 things to say to a friend who's skeptical of getting the coronavirus vaccine

Ohio State employee Lauren Chisholm, left, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination from Robert Weber AP Photo/Jay LaPrete The FDA authorized the coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech for emergency use on Friday. Moderna's coronavirus vaccine is likely to be next. Neither vaccine raised any major safety concerns in large clinical trials among diverse groups of volunteers. Here are nine reasons to be confident in the safety of these vaccines. Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, News, Cdc, Senate, US, Toronto, Trends, Features, Atlantic, Washington Dc, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Columbia University, Philadelphia, Fda


Roku Users Are Finally Getting HBO Max

Months after HBO Max launched, it’s finally coming to one of the largest smart TV platforms around. Today Roku announced that HBO Max would finally be available on December 17 and timed (of course) with the release of HBO Max’s biggest original content to date, Wonder Woman 1984.Read more...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Science, Streaming, Roku, Warner Bros, Wonder Woman 1984, Streaming Wars, HBO Max


The 10 Best Deals of December 16, 2020

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These were the 20 days when America saw the most death from a single catastrophe in the last 100 years. Half are in the last 2 weeks.

Dr. Joseph Varon hugs and comforts a patient in the COVID-19 ICU during Thanksgiving at the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas. Go Nakamura/Getty Images December 9 was the deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic so far: The virus killed 3,164 Americans that day. That also makes it the day with the most American deaths due to a single catastrophe since at least 1920. Of the 20 days with the most fatalities from a catastrophe in the last century, 16 were this year. Ten happened ...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, California, Cdc, Oregon, Senate, New York City, Brown University, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, History, Pennsylvania


Computer Memory Can Be Made to Speak in Wifi, Researcher Discovers

A new theoretical exploit called Air-Fi can turn a secure, air-gapped computer into a wifi transmitter that can help a hacker exfiltrate secure data.Read more...
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I was the first person to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Delaware. I was nervous, but as a nurse I hope to set an example for why people should get vaccinated.

Elisabeth Cote was the first person in Delaware to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. Courtesy of Bayhealth Hospital Elisabeth Cote is a 39-year-old nurse in the progressive care unit at Bayhealth Hospital's Kent Campus in Kent County, Delaware. She was the first person in the state to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on December 15.  Tuesday marked 330 days since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the US. In that time, the pandemic has led to more than 300,000 deaths...
Tags: Nurse, Science, News, US, Trends, Healthcare, Delaware, Nordic, Cote, Dewey, Delaware Delaware, Progressive Care Unit, Healthcare Workers, Kent Campus, COVID-19, Covid-19 Vaccine


A Chinese spacecraft just brought moon rocks back to Earth - the first time any country has achieved the feat since 1976

A rendering of the Chang'e-5 probe. CNSA A capsule from China's Chang'e-5 lunar probe just landed in Mongolia, carrying 4.4 pounds of moon-rock samples. It's the first time any nation has returned lunar samples to Earth since 1976.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Chinese space capsule has landed back on Earth carrying the first rocks collected from the moon since the 1970s.The Chang'e-5 capsule touched down in northern China on Wednesday afternoon ET, in a landin...
Tags: Space, Science, News, China, Trends, Earth, Moon, Mongolia, Wuhan, Luna, Soviet Union, Chang, Inner Mongolia, Xinhua News Agency, Earth Read, China University of Geosciences


The High Republic's Writers on Bringing New Voices and Fresh Perspectives to the Star Wars Galaxy

The High Republic is one of the biggest gambles the publishing branch of the Star Wars galaxy has taken since Lucasfilm was sold to Disney and its entire canon was rebooted. As Star Wars begins to explore the pathways of streaming and lies waiting at the box office for a few years, it’s unequivocally a setting the…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Comics, Science, Interview, Marvel, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Comics, Daniel Jose Older, IDW, Del Rey, Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Cavan Scott, Michael Siglain


Amazon’s Project Kuiper has developed a small, low-cost customer terminal for its broadband satellite network

Amazon’s Project Kuiper is perhaps one of the company’s most ambitious projects yet: Building a globe-spanning broadband wireless network to deliver affordable connectivity to underserved communities. Project Kuiper has made progress this year with a key FCC approval, and now it’s also created a prototype of a key piece of hardware that will help its future customers take advantage of the satellite network on the ground. This is actually a big part of what will help make Project Kuiper a serv...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Space, Science, Hardware, Fcc, Electronics, Tech, Broadband, Telecommunications, Federal Communications Commission, Aerospace, Antenna, SVP, Dave Limp, Wireless Spectrum


Our Favorite Comic Moments of 2020

While 2020 posed more than its fair share of significant challenges for virtually everyone working within the entertainment industry, comics in particular stood as an example of creative teams adapting on the fly—and doing their damndest to keep telling compelling stories at a time when people needed them the most.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Comics, Science, Marvel, Dc Comics, Darth Vader, Marvel Comics, Year In Review, DC Entertainment, Marvel Entertainment, Image Comics, Gene Luen Yang, Charles Soule, Io9 Year In Review, Al Ewing, Will Sliney


Jupiter and Saturn are about to appear closer in the sky than they have for 800 years, aligning as a 'double planet.' Here's how to see it.

Saturn and Jupiter seen after sunset from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, December 13, 2020. NASA/Bill Ingalls Jupiter and Saturn will align in the night sky on Monday. It'll be the closest they've appeared in 800 years. The two planets move into alignment, or conjunction, every 20 years. But this year they will be so close that they'll look like a "double planet." The last time Saturn and Jupiter were both this close and visible was in 1226. Here are the best ways to see, photograph...
Tags: Europe, Astronomy, Space, Science, News, Virginia, Los Angeles, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Rome, Planets, Saturn, Jupiter, Dslr, Hubble Space Telescope


Trump administration appointee at HHS pushed a strategy of young, healthy people getting infected with COVID-19 to 'develop immunity and help stop the spread'

Jeffrey Basinger/Newsday via Getty Images Paul Alexander, a former top science advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services, pushed for a strategy of infecting as many young people as possible to reach "herd immunity" against COVID-19.  A number of Alexander's emails outlining the idea were recently obtained by the House of Representatives and first reported by Politico. Alexander left the agency in September.  "Infants, kids, teens, young people, young adults, middle aged with ...
Tags: Politics, Science, Politico, New York City, Trends, Getty Images, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Committee, Trump


Investors Sold an Awful Lot of SolarWinds Stock Before Its Hack Was Disclosed

In a new wrinkle in the still-unfolding SolarWinds saga, it seems that some of the company’s top investors sold off close to a collective $280 million dollars in stock just days before the news of its role in a far-reaching federal cyberattack became public. Read more...
Tags: Science, Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Fireeye, Solarwinds, Timing


Donald Trump Ends Efficient Showerheads' Reign of Terror

In its closing five weeks, the Trump administration is making some bold governance moves. No, it hasn’t suddenly decided to work to stem the tide of record covid-19 deaths, hospitalizations, and deaths. Instead, it’s focusing on what really matters: making sure every showerhead can deliver 2.5 gallons of water per…
Tags: Science, Donald Trump, Department Of Energy, Trump, Showers, Trump Administration, Shower Head


Google TV Plugs Its Biggest Hole with Upcoming Support for Apple TV App

The Chromecast with Google TV is simply one of the best streaming devices you can buy right now (especially at just $50), and now Google is plugging one of the only holes in its flagship streaming video device thanks to upcoming support for the Apple TV app. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Google TV


These Bugatti Speakers Will Whet Your Appetite to Eat the Rich

Ridiculously expensive speakers, headphones, and soundbars are nothing new. But there are “normal” levels of expensive, followed by the “are you serious?” levels of expensive (cough, AirPods Max), and then there’s whatever the hell this Tidal for Bugatti collaboration is.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Speakers, Rich, Bugatti, AirPods Max, High Fidelity Speakers


Waterborne Germs Sicken Millions of Americans a Year, CDC Report Finds

Waterborne illnesses like swimmer’s ear, norovirus, and Legionnaires’ disease sicken over 7 million Americans, hospitalize more than 100,000, and kill nearly 7,000 each year, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates. The germs also rack up billions in health care costs.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Water, Infectious Diseases, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Legionnaires Disease, Outbreaks


The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal Says He Doesn't Want to Take His Helmet Off Too Much

One of the most profoundly vulnerable moments in Pedro Pascal’s performance across two seasons of The Mandalorian came in last week’s “The Believer,” when, in order to access some key information about Moff Gideon, Din Djarin had to go against the creed he’s known his entire life and show his face to others. But it’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians, Disney Plus, Moff Gideon Din Djarin


The Expanse's Best Season Yet Begins With a Three-Part Thrill Ride

The day is finally here: season five of The Expanse has begun. Since Amazon dropped three episodes at once—“Exodus,” “Churn,” and “Mother”—our first weekly recap is a three-parter. We tried to be succinct, but honestly, we’re excited as hell and these episodes are epic. Here comes the juice!Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Science, Streaming, The Expanse, James Sa Corey, TV Recap, Amazon Studios, Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Cara Gee, Expanse Recaps



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