CDC says there's no evidence of a 'USA variant' of the coronavirus, dismissing rumors stoked by the White House task force

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a briefing on the Trump administration's coronavirus response in the press briefing room of the White House. Tasos Katopodis/Getty The White House coronavirus task force shared a report with states saying a possible "USA variant" may be responsible for the coronavirus surge. The report suggested the USA variant was more transmissible than the original virus, much like the strains reported in the UK and South Africa. But the CDC told Business Insi...
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Google And Apple Kick Parler Off Their App Stores [Update: Amazon Jumps on the Ban Train]

Updated: 1/9/2021, 8:24 p.m. ET: Apple has finally pulled the trigger! On Saturday Apple followed Google’s lead and purged Parler’s app from its app store. The social network’s sales pitch of being “the world’s premier free speech platform” has turned it into a breeding ground for deplatformed conservatives who…Read more...
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Google Kicks Parler Off Its App Store, And Apple May Soon Follow Suit

Parler was suspended from Google’s Play Store on Friday over its lack of content moderation, ironically the very reason the social media platform has quickly become collecting deplatformed conservatives and far-right extremists. And a ban from Apple’s App Store may not be far behind.Read more...
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Jack Offs Trump

Rest in piss, @realDonaldTrump: Twitter has permanently suspended the president after he incited a riot at the Capitol this week.Read more...
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Supreme Court Asked to Consider if Fifth Amendment Protects Passwords

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, two of the nation’s largest defenders of digital privacy, are asking the Supreme Court to stop criminal prosecutors from forcing people to unlock their own cellphones, under the argument that the U.S. Constitution’s protection against…Read more...
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76% of COVID-19 patients who get hospitalized still have at least one symptom 6 months later, a study found

A recovered coronavirus patient is monitored by medical staff at the Department of Rehabilitative Cardiology in Genoa, Italy on July 23, 2020. Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images Three-quarters of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, China had at least one lingering symptom six months after getting sick, a new study found. Around 63% of patients reported fatigue or muscle weakness — the most common long-term symptom. Doctors say long-term COVID-19 cases resemble chronic fatigue syndrome, an il...
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Twitter Cracks Down on Qanon Accounts for Role in Capitol Riot

Twitter removed the accounts of a number of high-profile supporters of the Qanon conspiracy theory this Friday after their alleged role in spurring on the violent, pro-Trump insurgency at the U.S. Capitol building Thursday. Read more...
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Twitter Doesn't Like Piracy, Even When It's in the Public Service

Across Twitter on Friday, open-source advocates and academics alike poured one out following the suspension of Sci-Hub, a site that lets researchers bypass the costly paywalls for more than 70 million papers from across the globe.Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of January 8, 2021

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Tesla Knocks Facebook Off List of Top Five U.S. Companies by Market Cap

Elon Musk’s march towards either overseeing one of the biggest stock market bubble pops in recent history or being the guy who opens a solar-powered portal to Hell on Mars continues unabated: Tesla is now one of the country’s top five companies by market cap.Read more...
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There Is Such a Thing as Too Late

No one needed to predict a frothing hoard of Trump supporters would lay siege to the Capitol on Wednesday because they told us that was the plan all along. Read more...
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Take a Break From the Screen and Roll on Over To One of These Video-To-Board Game Adaptations

Top Pick: Dark Souls: The Board Game | $77 | AmazonRead more...
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Reddit Bans r/Conspiracy Moderator and r/DonaldTrump

Amid a hardening consensus that conspiracy theories emboldened this week’s Capitol Building rioters—many adorned with “Q” garments, waving Q flags, screaming about election fraud—Reddit is quietly weeding out spreaders of election-related conspiracies.Read more...
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West Virginia Lawmaker Livestreamed His Way Into Federal Charges

We can add one more name to the growing list of co-conspirators, sycophants, ladder climbers, and lawmakers who are hoping for a last-minute pardon from President Trump. An official with the Department of Justice announced on Friday that Derrick Evans, a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, will face…Read more...
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Biden plans to release the entire coronavirus vaccine supply instead of reserving half to guarantee second doses

President-elect Joe Biden receives his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware on December 21, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP President-elect Joe Biden plans to release all available coronavirus vaccine doses when he takes office on January 20, CNN reported.  The Trump administration is currently holding back half the supply to guarantee there will be enough for two shots per person. But some public-health experts say the US could be more generous with the...
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These $50 Clip-On Speakers Let You Turn Any Pair of Glasses Into Earbuds

Everyone seems desperate to strap a pair of smart glasses to their faces (or at least tech companies seem desperate to sell us on this solution), but the closest we’ve got to that right now are the $200 Bose Frames or the $250 Amazon Echo frames. The problem is they only deliver audio. That’s a lot to pay for a…Read more...
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Adata's First Gaming Laptop Nails It

I find it exciting when a new laptop brand enters the gaming market. The space is a little crowded at the moment, sure, but it can be refreshing to review something new. In my experience, there’s usually some feature or some hardware combination that I haven’t seen before, or the thermals are as pleasant as my…Read more...
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WarnerMedia Wants to 'Move On' After Justice League Probe

WarnerMedia, the AT&T-owned parent company of Warner Bros.’ TV and movie studios, is signaling that it’s ready to move on after its Justice League investigation—but for actor Ray Fisher, it’s nowhere near over.Read more...
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When will AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine be available in the US?

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. Dado Ruvic/Reuters In the UK, vaccines Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca are being used to fight the pandemic. AstraZeneca's hasn't been approved for use yet in the US. AstraZeneca may not apply for a US FDA Emergency Use Authorization until the spring. The data from their UK trial was "odd" and had one "pretty serious error" in it, a US vaccine expert said.  AstraZeneca is now conducting a larger trial of nearly 30,000 people in the US.  Visit Business I...
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Google's Plan To Quash Cookies Draws Scrutiny From Regulators

On Friday, UK’s antitrust authority announced a new investigation into Google’s plan to end support for third party cookies in Chrome. The probe, it explained, is meant to determine whether the change “could cause advertising spend to become even more concentrated on Google’s ecosystem,” potentially choking out…Read more...
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SolarWinds Hires Chris Krebs and Alex Stamos Amid Fallout Over Historic Hack

Two people who left their last jobs amid brewing scandals have teamed up to rehabilitate the image of a company surely going through its worst days ever. Read more...
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Biden Admin’s Vaccine Plan: Release All Stored Doses

On Friday, the incoming Biden administration detailed a new plan to make as many vaccine doses available as possible to the public. They plan to release all doses held in storage, breaking from the current strategy of stockpiling some of the available supply to ensure that people can get their second doses. Though the…Read more...
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The Big Oil Money Behind the Members of Congress Who Fueled the Capitol Attack

On Wednesday, Chevron decried the assault on the Capitol by a mob of violent extremists hellbent on halting a democratic process. ,“We call for the peaceful transition of the U.S. government,” the biggest oil company in the U.S. tweeted. “The violence in Washington, D.C. tarnishes a two-century tradition of respect…Read more...
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Two Failed Stars in Our Cosmic Neighborhood Seem to Have... Stripes?

Never appreciated for what they are, brown dwarfs are often compared to what they are not. Indeed, they’re stuck in a celestial no man’s land, classified neither as stars nor gas giant planets. As new research shows, however, comparing brown dwarfs to gas giants like Jupiter is more appropriate than we realized.Read more...
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What pregnant people need to know about COVID-19 vaccine safety

Dr. Marina Del Rios, from University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, receives Chicago's first COVID-19 vaccination from Dr. Nikhila Juvvadi on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, at Loretto Hospital, a 122-bed medical facility in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP Pregnant people who are eligible for the coronavirus vaccine have to decide whether the benefits of the shot outweigh the unknown risks.  There's little data on how the vaccine behave...
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I volunteered to test the Moderna coronavirus vaccine. Here's what the side effects were like, and why I want my experience to give people hope.

Elle Hardy. Elle Hardy Journalist Elle Hardy is taking part in a phase-three trial of Moderna's mRNA-1273 vaccine, which was just approved in the UK and has been shown to be 94.5% effective. The UK government has ordered 17 million doses of Moderna's shot, but it's unlikely to roll out before March. The shot was approved for use in the US in December. After a slight reaction to the two doses, Hardy said she was certain she didn't receive a placebo. "The side effects were a little unpleasan...
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Quibi's Decaying Library of Content Will Soon Be Free on Roku

Quibi’s content is officially heading to Roku.
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The Rate of Earth’s Spin Appears to Be Accelerating

The year 2020 will be remembered for many things, most of them unpleasant, but it will also be remembered for being one of the fastest on record, due to our planet’s accelerating rate of spin. Should this trend continue, it could result in an unprecedented “negative leap second.”Read more...
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Diversity of application has been central to nanotechnology -is accessibility the next significant step-change?

Nano copper dispersion PrometheanParticles In July 2020, Promethean Particles won an Institute of Physics Business Innovation Award for solving a key fluid-mechanics problem enabling the use of supercritical fluids for the large-scale production of nanoparticles. This breakthrough supports the development of a unique manufacturing process that enhances the scalability, safety, and sustainability of nanomaterials, whilst reducing supply-chain waste and cost. Dr. Selina Ambro...
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Early Evidence Suggests Pfizer Vaccine Works Against New Coronavirus Variant

Scientists are hard at work testing out whether mutations found in new variants of the coronavirus could bypass the immunity offered by currently developed vaccines. The first results from this work are encouraging: They suggest that the Pfizer vaccine is still effective against one important mutation found in these…Read more...
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