California has surpassed 25,000 COVID-19 related deaths

Michelle Goldson, RN is working with a covid positive patient inside the ICU at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 17, 020 in Los Angeles, CA. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images California surpassed 25,000 COVID-19 deaths on Thursday.  The state also recorded 3 more cases of the more transmissible coronavirus variant found in the UK.  COVID-19 cases are surging in the state and are only expected to continue to rise.  Visit Business Insider's homepag...
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Already overworked and strained Los Angeles County ICU doctors brace themselves for another anticipated surge in COVID-19 patients

Michelle Goldson, RN works inside the ICU at Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital on December 17, 2020 in Los Angeles. Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Doctors in Los Angeles County are bracing themselves for a likely rise in an already surging number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Physicians told Business Insider that their hospitals are running through multiple contingency plans to figure out how to best treat patients, maintain supplies, and keep healthcare...
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Microsoft Says SolarWinds Hackers Also Broke Into Its Source Code

The hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberattack, an operation allegedly backed by Russia that compromised networks at many U.S. agencies and Fortune 500 corporations, also broke into Microsoft’s internal systems and accessed one of the company’s most closely guarded secrets: its source code.Read more...
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You'll Soon Be Able to Check the Status of Your $600 Stimulus Check

The second round of stimulus checks began rolling out through direct deposit this week, and the Internal Revenue Service says its Get My Payment tool for checking the status of your payment should become available “in a few days.”Read more...
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An interactive CDC map shows how the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going in your state - and how far the US lags behind its goal

Ohio State employee Lauren Chisholm, left, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination from Robert Weber in Columbus, Ohio, December 14, 2020. AP Photo/Jay LaPrete The CDC unveiled an interactive vaccine-tracking map on Thursday. The map shows how many vaccine doses each state has been allocated and how many shots each has administered so far. The totals tell a grim story: The US fell far short of its goal to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2020. At its current pace, it would...
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Medical center says employee 'intentionally' removed 57 vials of Moderna vaccine from fridge. The individual has been arrested, according to officials.

Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine being loaded into a truck for shipping at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Mississippi, on December 20. AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool In a press release issued Wednesday night, Aurora Health said an employee at its Grifton, Wisconsin, clinic voluntarily removed hundreds of vaccine doses from refrigeration and was fired for doing so. Over the weekend, Aurora initially said the incident was a matter of human error, but it issued a n...
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The Best Superhero Movies To Revisit, Since We Didn’t Get Many in 2020

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That Is One Big Pile of Savings: The Hisense L5 100" 4K Laser TV Projector Is $1,600 off at BuyDig

Hisense 100" L5 4K HDR Laser TV | $2,399 | BuyDig | Promo Code QQA210Read more...
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Meet the Pint-Sized Robots That Spontaneously Dance

In January 2020, a second-floor lab at Northwestern University was filled with the mild-mannered clacking of three robots pushing each other around. The trio were in a small ring as they hit against one another, though the petite robots weren’t the rock ‘em, sock ‘em variety. These were smart, active…Read more...
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Pet Food Recalled After at Least 28 Dogs Die, FDA Says

More than two dozen dogs have died after ingesting specific lots of Sportmix pet food that contained potentially deadly levels of aflatoxin, the Food and Drug Administration said this week.Read more...
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How Israel got vaccines to 9% of its population in less than 2 weeks - far more than any other country

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv, Israel, December 20, 2020. Ariel Schalit/AP Photo In less than two weeks, Israel has provided vaccine doses to nearly 9% of its residents. By contrast, the US has gotten doses to .95% of its population, and the UK less than 1.5%.  Experts say Israel's small size, along with its aggressive vaccine procurement efforts and universal, centralized healthcare system put the country ahead.  Visit Business Insi...
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The Best Gaming Chairs, According to Our Gamers

As it turns out, our readers have a lot of thoughts on gaming chairs. Earlier this week, we asked you to tell us what the best gaming chairs were and there was no shortage of responses. Readers brought their A-game with a diverse list of options that highlighted how important certain features are to gamers. Just as…Read more...
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Goodbye and Good Riddance to FarmVille

Though most of you probably stopped playing the original FarmVille ages ago, if you want to get one last hit of nostalgia, today is officially the last day you can play the game on Facebook. Read more...
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The Guardian view on Covid science: cooperation, not just competition | Editorial

Scientists should follow the example of the Chinese professor whose selfless decision to share his breakthrough led to the medical miracle of a vaccineThere are many people deserving of praise for selfless acts during the past 12 months. But one person whose act of scientific generosity ought to be remembered is Zhang Yongzhen. The scientist, who works out of the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Centre, was the first to map the whole genome sequence of Sars-CoV-2. He did so on 5 January 2020 and ...
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Americans think elected officials should be among the last to get the COVID-19 vaccine, a new Insider poll found

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi receives a COVID-19 vaccination shot by doctor Brian Monahan, attending physician Congress of the United States in her office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on December 18, 2020. ANNA MONEYMAKER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images The US Food and Drug Administration recently approved of two COVID-19 vaccines for public use, and members of Congress were among the first in the nation to get vaccinated. But many Americans believe that elected officials should be among the ...
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The Ubiquiti Amplifi Alien Is a Positively Luxurious Wi-Fi 6 Router

The Ubiquiti AmpliFi Alien is an expensive black Wi-Fi 6 Internet tube that promises super-fast wifi and a unique, pleasant user experience that is as intuitive as these things can probably be. The touch screen on the main unit is perhaps as close as it ever gets to intimidating, with a Matrix-green vertical readout…Read more...
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5G Was a Tax on Smartphones in 2020

2020 was supposed to be 5G’s big coming out party. The year people used 5G to order food from their seats at stadiums, the year people used 5G to stream movies from the cloud, and most importantly, the year when a lot of people would finally have access to 5G on a shiny new smartphone.Read more...
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The State Of The Sims 4 In 2020

We are six years into The Sims 4, and with 2021 around the corner, it will be exciting to see what’s next from this franchise. But before we enter a new year, I want to reflect on the best and worst aspects of Sims 4 content this year. The main game has improved in some subtle yet excellent ways, but the numerous…Read more...
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LG's Envisioning Futuristic Sushi Bars With Transparent OLEDs

Even though CES 2021 will be completely virtual this year, that’s not stopping LG from being a lil extra with its OLED demos. This year, the company’s setting up not one, not two, but three flashy demos of its 55-inch transparent OLED display.Read more...
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Stock Up on Computer Accessories With 25% off Sale on Klim Products

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Apple Purges 39,000 Games From China's App Store

In its biggest single-day purge, Apple removed 39,000 games from its China store as part of a crackdown on games without a government license in the country.Read more...
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The Biggest Science News of 2020

[Yelling into a cavernous chamber as supernovae explode in the dark and a gust of hot wind comes whistling through] SCIENCE!!!!Read more...
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This Smartwatch Is the Definition of Overpriced

Smartwatches have only gotten more affordable in recent years, and budget options under $200 can be surprisingly full-featured, especially if you don’t mind sacrificing sophisticated health features. So when a $350 smartwatch like the Zepp Z debuts, it has to deliver on multiple levels to make it worth the extra…Read more...
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You Might Abandon Your New Year's Resolutions, But the Internet Never Will

After the past year’s wall-to-wall cavalcade of death and dreck, it’s not a surprise to see a lot of folks stepping into 2021 with what can best be described as “modest expectations” for the world writ large and their Capacity To Deal with whatever it throws their way. This is the year that we’ve seen people finally…Read more...
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Only 2.8 million Americans have received COVID-19 vaccines, far short of the Trump administration's goal to reach 20 million by year's end

President Donald Trump speaks during an "Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit" on the White House complex, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Washington. Evan Vucci/Associated Press The US is nowhere close to meeting the Trump administration's goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020. In the absence of clear federal guidance, the vaccine rollout has devolved into a patchwork response that varies by state, experts say. Many health departments are struggling to vaccinate people as coro...
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How to Enable the Hidden Tap Gesture on iPhone or Android

Shortcuts and gestures can help do more with your phone in less time—you just need to know the right ones to use. Thanks to the rollout of iOS 14 and the efforts of third-party developers on Android, you can now access a very helpful new shortcut: tapping the back of your phone to launch apps, take screenshots, open…Read more...
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Gizmodo's 100 Most Popular Posts of 2020

The idea of rounding up Gizmodo’s most-read posts for the year 2020 was bad from the start. But if you take a long view of this devastating year, you might see patterns. Grifters, conspiracies, hacks, scams. News about streaming services, space adventures, encryption, weather events, gadgetry of all sorts, animals in…Read more...
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Is the UK about to have liftoff in the global space industry?

With plans for satellite launches and investment in space-based solar, can the UK become a space super power?In 1969, a British engineer was invited to the White House to meet President Nixon. His name was Francis Thomas Bacon and he had developed the fuel cells used on Apollo 11. Known now as Bacon fuel cells, these power sources consume hydrogen and oxygen to produce water, heat and, in theory, a continuous supply of electricity.His invention was considered so integral to the success of the Ap...
Tags: Energy, Business, Space, UK, Science, White House, Environment, Renewable Energy, UK News, European Space Agency, Solar Power, Inmarsat, Apollo 11, Nixon, Tom, Francis Thomas Bacon

World takes in muted New Year's Eve under Covid shadow

Britons urged to stay home; France puts 100,000 police out on patrol; Merkel laments hardest year; Times Square closed to publicSee all our coronavirus coverageMillions of people around the world are experiencing a New Year’s Eve like no other – with lockdowns, restrictions and curfews in place in dozens of countries in an attempt to stem the spread of Covid-19 before vaccination drives start to take effect.New Year’s Eve marks one year since the World Health Organization first mentioned a myste...
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