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Microsoft's Edge Browser Finally Brings Tab Syncing to Everyone

Last October, Microsoft rolled out tab syncing across devices for users in its insider Edge Dev and Canary channels. Tab syncing is not a new thing in browser land; Google Chrome and Apple Safari both offer it. Just load up your browser with tabs and then log into another device and open up the same browser with the…Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Science, Microsoft, Browers, Edge


New Zealand's first quarantine-free flight to Queensland to leave on Thursday

Passengers returning to New Zealand will still need to quarantine for two weeks, at their own expenseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first quarantine-free flight to the Australian state of Queensland from New Zealand is set to touch down in Brisbane on Thursday.Air New Zealand flight NZ147 is scheduled to depart Auckland at 7.40am local time for Brisbane with passengers not required to quarantine on arrival. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New Zealand, Brisbane, Auckland, Air New Zealand, Coronavirus


FBI Investigating Threat On US Capitol Building Made Through Air Traffic Control System

A threat to fly a plane into the US Capitol building made through an air traffic control system on Tuesday doesn’t appear to be credible, but the FBI is still planning to investigate how the aviation frequency was hacked. Read more...
Tags: Science, US, Fbi, Plane, US Capitol, Qasem Soleimani, Air Traffic Controllers, Aviation Frequency


U.S. Government Officially Blames Russia for SolarWinds Hack

The U.S. government appears to be officially blaming Russia for the expansive and damaging SolarWinds hack, which it says was “likely” an “intelligence gathering” effort on the part of a hacker group connected to the Kremlin. Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, Cybersecurity, Solarwinds, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Kremlin Read


An inflatable Christmas costume may have spread coronavirus particles at a California hospital, potentially infecting at least 51 employees

Redondo Rex walks the neighborhood dressed as a gingerbread cookie in Los Angeles, California on December 1, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram/Getty Images At least 51 hospital employees at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center have tested positive for COVID-19 between December 27 to January 5. The outbreak occurred after an emergency room employee briefly wore an inflatable costume to work on Christmas. The costume's fan may have splayed infectious partic...
Tags: Science, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, US, Trends, Hospital, World Health Organization, San Jose, Santa Clara, Charles Davis, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles California, Reno Nevada, Chavez, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


An inflatable Christmas costume may have spread coronavirus particles at a California hospital, potentially infecting 51 employees

Redondo Rex walks the neighborhood dressed as a gingerbread cookie in Los Angeles, California on December 1, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram/Getty Images At least 51 hospital employees at Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center have tested positive for COVID-19 between December 27 to January 5. The outbreak occurred after an emergency room employee briefly wore an inflatable costume to work on Christmas. The costume's fan may have splayed infectious partic...
Tags: Science, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, US, Trends, Hospital, World Health Organization, San Jose, Santa Clara, Charles Davis, San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles California, Reno Nevada, Chavez, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


An Egyptian hospital is under investigation after a video showing nurses scrambling to keep COVID-19 patients alive was wildly shared online

In this March 29, 2020 file photo, Egyptian security forces cordon off roads during curfew hours as prevention measures due to the coronavirus outbreak, in Cairo, Egypt. AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty A video showing Egyptian nurses scrambling to keep COVID-19 patients alive has been widely shared on social media. The video, filmed by a relative of a patient, alleges that at least four people died because a hospital ran out of oxygen. The ICU deaths are under investigation, but a local governor...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Ap, Egypt, Associated Press, Viral Video, Al Jazeera, Cairo Egypt, Health Ministry, Nariman El Mofty, Middle East Eye, Mamdouh, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Facebook's Ban On Political Ads Will Resume Following Georgia Senate Runoffs

After temporarily pausing its nationwide ban on political advertisements to allow campaign messages about the Georgia senate runoffs, Facebook abruptly reversed course on Tuesday, announcing in that the ban would resume following the election’s conclusion on Wednesday.
Tags: Facebook, Science, Georgia, Ban, Election, Company, Georgia Senate


FBI Warns Schools to Buckle Up for More Cyberattacks

The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently warned that ransomware attacks on K-12 entities had risen dramatically during the 2nd half of 2020 and that these and other cyberattacks are likely to continue over the next year. This makes a lot of sense, given that—with remote learning…Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Fbi, Schools, FBI Warns Schools


Scotland's leader says Trump isn't welcome to visit his Turnberry resort because golfing isn't essential travel

The president golfing at Trump Turnberry in Getty Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Tuesday put an end to rumors that President Donald Trump would visit his Turnberry golf resort during President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.  Sturgeon said the country's national lockdown, which includes a prohibition on non-essential travel, applies to Trump.  A Scottish newspaper reported on Sunday that a US military plane sometimes used by Trump is scheduled to arrive at an airport near Tru...
Tags: Post, Politics, UK, England, Science, News, Scotland, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Nicola Sturgeon, Boris Johnson, Biden


Microsoft Says It's Investigating a Fix for Disconnecting Xbox Series X Controllers

While millions of gamers are still struggling to find a retailer that have an Xbox Series X in stock, those who already have their hands on the device may have noticed that their controllers aren’t staying connected to their consoles. Microsoft is now acknowledging the problem and is promising to fix it. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Science, Microsoft, Bugs, Xbox, Consoles, Consumer Tech, Xbox Controller, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series X Controller Disconnects, Known Bugs


This ‘Unusual Star’ Is Unlike Anything Astronomers Have Seen Before

Space is full of surprises, like this apparent star—which, given the tumultuous circumstances of its formation, shouldn’t really exist.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Supernova, Astrophysics, Supernovae, Weird Stars, White Dwarf Mergers


Help This YouTuber Paint His Video Thumbnail Using Nothing but Comments

When it comes to the rules of the internet, you can always count on two things to be true: crowdsourced projects will fly off the rails, and YouTube commenters are the worst. Despite these foundational principles, YouTuber Sean Hodgins has thrown caution to the wind and hacked together a little experiment that allows…Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Comments, Exquisite Corpse, Sean Hodgins, Paint Thumbnail


The 10 Best Deals of January 5, 2021

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Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science


The contagious coronavirus variant identified in the UK has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely that it's in every state'

Travelers at Miami International Airport on December 24. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and New York all confirmed cases of a new, more transmissible coronavirus variant this week. None of the infected people recently traveled outside the US, suggesting the variant is already spreading in multiple communities. One expert said the virus was likely in the US by early December — weeks before the first case was detected. Visit Business Insider's homepa...
Tags: Health, UK, England, New York, Science, London, News, Colorado, California, Cdc, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Georgia, Genetics


The contagious coronavirus variant identified in the UK has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely it's in every state'

Travelers wear masks at Miami International Airport on December 24, 2020. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and New York all confirmed cases of a new, more transmissible coronavirus variant this week. None of the infected people recently traveled outside the US, suggesting the variant is already spreading in multiple communities. One expert said the virus was likely in the US by early December — weeks before the first case was detected. Visit Business...
Tags: Health, UK, England, New York, Science, London, News, Colorado, California, Cdc, France, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Georgia


Trump Admin Clears the Way for Bird Slaughter

The Trump administration just finalized yet another example of last-minute despicable, deregulatory rule changes. On Tuesday, the Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service gutted one of the oldest conservation laws on the federal books: protections for migratory birds.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biden, Migratory Birds, Trump, Wildlife Service, Department of Interior, David Bernhardt, Rollbacks, Birdmodo


Intel Killed the 300-Series Chipset and Made AMD CPUs Even More Enticing

As of January 4, 2021, Intel has started phasing out its 300-series chipsets. The company recently published a Product Change Notification detailing the end-of-life timeline for its chipsets that supports 8th and 9th generation Intel processors, and by the end of January 2022, the chipsets will be silicon history. The…Read more...
Tags: Science, Intel, Desktops, Motherboards, Amd, Processors, Cpus, Chipsets


Twitter Is Buying Its Way Out of Being Twitter

Twitter’s track record of eyebrow-raising product decisions continues, as this week, Twitter engineering executive Michael Montano announced the company would be acquiring the 4-year-old “social podcasting” app Breaker in an attempt to flesh out its Clubhouse-esque Spaces product. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Advertising, Adtech, Michael Montano, The Monetization Of Our Discontent


Georgia confirms its first case of more the contagious COVID-19 variant on Election Day

Boots An 18-year-old male was the first Georgia resident to test positive for the new B117 variant of COVID-19. The variant was first discovered in the UK last month and is believed to be more contagious than the original virus. Cases of this variant have also been found in New York, California, Colorado, and Florida. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Georgia Department of Health announced that an 18-year-old male was the state's first case of the new, more contagiou...
Tags: UK, England, New York, Science, Senate, US, Trends, Georgia, Testing, Department Of Health, Justin Gray, Georgia Department of Health, California Colorado Florida, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Andrea Michelson


'You don't want to end up like me': Florida man begs people to wear masks in a heartbreaking video from his hospital bed

Chuck Stacey asks people to wear a mask in a video from his Florida hospital bed, January 4, 2021. Courtesy of Chuck Stacey Florida resident Chuck Stacey recorded a video from his hospital bed on Monday, begging people to wear masks. Stacey said he did not wear a mask to work, in stores, or at restaurants because of his claustrophobia and because he didn't believe masks worked. His coronavirus symptoms started the day after Christmas, and now he's hospitalized and struggling to breathe. Vi...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Abc, Masks, Trends, Hospital, Stacey, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Morgan McFall Johnsen, Coronavirus, COVID, Daniel Uhlfelder, Uhlfelder, AARP Florida


A 7-step plan that could help Biden tackle COVID-19, according to a public health expert

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. Susan Walsh/AP President-elect Joe Biden will take office on January 20, 2021.  His most pressing challenge come inauguration day will be tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. Lawrence O. Gostin, director of the WHO Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights, compiled a possible action plan for Biden once he takes office.  Here is a seven-step plan that could help the President-elect...
Tags: Science, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Who, National Security Council, States, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, World Health Organization WHO, Georgetown, Centers for Disease Control, Wilmington Del, Jerome Adams


What Google's Union Can Do Now and What It Needs to Do Next

Yesterday, 250 Googlers announced that they’ve taken the plunge and formed a union, and, after a torrent of news coverage, they ended the day over 400-strong. The effort is unique in that it’s aimed at uniting all workers, from maintenance to full-time developers to perma-temps. In the tech industry, it’s undeniably a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Unions, Alphabet Workers Union


This Basketball-Foosball Mash-Up Is the Table Sport I Didn't Realize I Needed in My Life

Despite America’s apathy for soccer, foosball remains a popular staple of pubs and college dorms across the country. But Hasbro thinks the game has the potential to supplant billiards, air hockey, and even beer pong as America’s most popular tabletop drunken pastimes by combining foosball with basketball to create a…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Games, Science, Sports, America, Basketball, Hasbro, Foosball, Foosketball


This Basketball-Football Mash-Up Is the Table Sport I Didn't Realize I Needed in My Life

Despite America’s apathy for soccer, foosball remains a popular staple of pubs and college dorms across the country. But Hasbro thinks the game has the potential to supplant billiards, air hockey, and even beer pong as America’s most popular tabletop drunken pastimes by combining foosball with basketball to create a…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Games, Science, Sports, America, Basketball, Hasbro, Foosball, Foosketball


Coral Vita cultivates $2M seed to take its reef restoration mission global

Coral reefs all over the world are struggling to survive, with millions of people and billions of dollars in business that rely on them at risk — on top of the fundamental tragedy of losing such a crucial ecosystem. Coral Vita aims to modernize both coral restoration techniques and the economy surrounding them, and has raised a $2 million seed round to kick things off in earnest. I wrote about Coral Vita late in 2019 when I encountered co-founder Gator Halpern on the Sustainable Ocean Allianc...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Science, Hardware, Funding, Tech, GreenTech, Bahamas, Adam Draper, Max, Yale University, Sven, GRAND BAHAMA, Teicher


U.S. Space Force Will Get Next-Gen Missile-Warning Satellites From Lockheed Martin

The Pentagon has granted Lockheed Martin a $4.9 billion contract to build three missile-warning satellites for the U.S. Space Force. Parked in geosynchronous orbit, the next-generation satellites will warn of incoming threats from virtually anywhere in the world.Read more...
Tags: Science, Defense, Pentagon, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Military Technology, Space Force, U S Space Force


California dentists can now administer coronavirus vaccines amid the state's massive surge in cases

Engineers and volunteers stand outside a mobile field hospital at UCI Medical Center, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Orange, Calif. California's overwhelmed hospitals are setting up makeshift extra beds for coronavirus patients, and a handful of facilities in hard-hit Los Angeles County are drawing up emergency plans in case they have to limit how many people receive life-saving care. Photo/Jae C. Hong On Monday, the Department of Consumer Affairs in California issued a waiver that allows d...
Tags: Science, News, California, Disney, US, Trends, Hospital, Healthcare, Dentists, Associated Press, Vaccine, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Southern California, Department Of Consumer Affairs, Los Angeles County


Be Prepared For a Real-Life Jurassic Park Escape With Nerf's New Line of Dino Blasters

There’s a real simple formula for selling to kids: grab any toy imaginable, combine it with A-list dinosaurs, and you’ve got an instant hint. Nerf has finally done the math and thundering out this spring is its new DinoSquad line of dart and water blasters, which are just about the best honor an extinct species could…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Dinosaurs, Hasbro, Nerf, Blasters, Super Soaker, Dinosquad


The FDA urges healthcare providers not to mix and match vaccines, halve doses, or extend time between shots

A medical worker gives an elderly woman an influenza vaccine in Zoetermeer, Netherlands. Niels Wenstedt/BSR Agency/Getty Images As the coronavirus vaccine rollout stalls in the US, some public health and scientific leaders are suggesting altering the shots' administration in order to protect more people faster.  But the FDA warned healthcare providers not to halve doses, mix and match shots, or widen the window between the doses' delivery.  Until we know how protective a single shot is and...
Tags: UK, Science, US, America, Trends, Astrazeneca, Fda, Vaccine, Trump, US Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, ZOETERMEER Netherlands, Moncef Slaoui, Coronavirus, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine



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