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The SolarWinds Hack Just Keeps Getting More Wild

Now the Chinese are involved. That’s one of the newest allegations to emerge in the SolarWinds scandal, the supply chain “cyber Pearl Harbor” that seems to have enveloped the entire U.S. government, as well as the private sector.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Cyberattack, Computing, Pearl Harbor, Computer Security, Network Management, Solarwinds, System Administration, Cozy Bear, Information Technology Management, Cross Platform Software, Technology_internet, United States Federal Government Data Breach


Salma Hayek Is as Anxious for Eternals to Come Out as You Are

In one universe, Marvel’s Eternals came out this past November. In another universe, it’s coming out next week. In our universe, it’s currently scheduled for this November. And if you’re annoyed and frustrated by all that, imagine what it’s like to be part of it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Salma Hayek, Human Interest, Marvel Comics Characters, Marvel Universe, Eternals, Fictional Characters, Chloe Zhao, Nomadland, Ikaris, Thena, Ajak, Entertainment_culture, Forgotten One


Texas Accidentally Posts Amber Alerts for Chucky, the Killer Doll, and His Creepy Eunuch Son

The Texas Department of Public Safety is blaming “a test malfunction” after it sent out an Amber Alert on Jan. 29 urging the public to be on the lookout not for a missing child but Chucky, the killer doll from the Child’s Play series.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Childs Play, Chucky, Amber Alert, Texas Department of Public Safety, Creative Works, English Language Films


Fauci said baseball fans will likely be able to attend games this summer - and he wants another shot at pitching after his 'embarrassing' appearance last year

Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images, Rob Carr/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci totally botched his ceremonial first pitch for the Washington Nationals in 2020. He wants a redo in 2021. Fauci expects that by the summer, enough Americans may be vaccinated to go to socially-distanced games safely. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Anthony Fauci is hoping he'll be able to go see his favorite team, the Washington Nationals, play baseball this summer, even if thing...
Tags: Science, News, Washington, US, Sports, America, Trends, Public Health, Anthony Fauci, Nih, Washington Nationals, Fauci, Nationals Park, Hilary Brueck, Alex Trautwig, Coronavirus


Some Older Apple TVs Are Losing the YouTube App Next Month

Owners of some older Apple TVs will soon have to rely on AirPlay if they want to watch YouTube content on their devices.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Science, Technology, Youtube, Apple TV, Itunes, Computing, Operating Systems, Airplay, Apple Inc, Tvos, Apple Community, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture


Parler CEO John Matze Says He's Been Canned by the Company's Board

In an internal memo to staffers on Wednesday, Parler CEO John Matze announced that he has been effectively terminated by the company’s board following public outcry over the platform’s role in inciting a deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.Read more...
Tags: Science, Websites, Internet Culture, Company s Board, Mass Media, Rebekah Mercer, Parler, John Matze, Alt Tech, Conservatism In The United States, Business_finance, Draftjohn Matze


Wow, Comcast Actually Did Something

Comcast will hold off on charging its customers in the Northeast for going over their data caps until July 2021, Attorney General of Pennsylvania Josh Shapiro announced today. This covers customers in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Net Neutrality, Companies, Broadband, Pennsylvania, Comcast, Telecommunications, Xfinity, Josh Shapiro, Information and Communications Technology, Data Transmission, Data Cap, Data Plan, Technology_internet, Business_finance, Criticism Of Comcast


Oxford trial to test efficacy of mix of Covid vaccines for individuals

Scientists aim to establish level of immunity in trial of 820 people, giving some a substitute vaccine at second appointmentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVolunteers are being sought for a world-first trial to establish the efficacy of giving people a first dose of one vaccine and a second dose of a different vaccine.The trial, which is being run by Oxford University and is funded by the government’s vaccine taskforce, has been described by ministers as “hugely impor...
Tags: Health, Science, UK News, Medical Research, Oxford, Vaccines and immunisation, Oxford University, Coronavirus


Amazon Announces Totally Not Alarming Plan to Install Surveillance Cameras in Every Delivery Vehicle

Not content to only wield its creepy surveillance infrastructure against warehouse workers and employees considering unionization, Amazon is reportedly gearing up to install perpetually-on cameras inside its fleet of delivery vehicles as well.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Science, Safety, Articles, Surveillance, Ring, Video Surveillance, Crime Prevention, Technology_internet, Applications Of Computer Vision, Closed Circuit Television


After 69 Years, Chemists Finally Get a Good Look at Einsteinium

First conceived in the combustion of a hydrogen bomb on the South Pacific island of Elugelab in 1952, the heavy element einsteinium is one of the shier members of the Periodic Table; it doesn’t naturally occur and is so unstable that it’s difficult to get enough of the stuff, for long enough, to actually study it.Read more...
Tags: Science, Chemistry, South Pacific, Californium, Physical Sciences, Chemical Elements, Natural Sciences, Thorium, Elugelab, Actinides, Synthetic Elements, Einsteinium, Actinide, Nobelium, Tennessine


Canada Slaps Proud Boys With Terrorist Designation

Congratulations: If you are a Proud Boy, you’re now persona non grata in Canada. Read more...
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Waiting to Address Climate Change Will Cost Trillions of Dollars

There’s really no good reason to wait to tackle the climate crisis, but especially when it comes to money. A new report offers yet more proof that the longer we wait, the higher that cost will be.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Nature, Sustainable Energy, Climate Change Policy, Energy Development, Energiewende, Energy Economics, Emissions Reduction, Low Carbon Economy, Environmental Impact Of The Energy Industry


The 10 Best Deals of February 3, 2021

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Remember Steve Bannon? Manhattan’s Attorney General Definitely Does

Blood-filled wineskin and former White House political adviser Steve Bannon narrowly escaped possible federal prison time for his role in a scammy GoFundMe campaign to build a wall on the border with Mexico, courtesy of a last-minute pardon from ex-President Donald Trump. But that won’t help him in New York, where the…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Mexico, White House, United States, Manhattan, Donald Trump, Alt Right, Cyrus Vance Jr, Steve Bannon, Businesspeople, Paul Manafort, Brian Kolfage, We Build The Wall, American People Of German Descent, Presidency Of The United States


What Five Years of #Vanlife Taught Me About Social Media

Once upon a time, back in 2015, I started writing a series for Gizmodo called Connected States. I had effectively just blown up my life and moved into a van for what I thought would be a one-year experiment. The series was ostensibly about documenting the way technology connects us all, and using tech to meet new…Read more...
Tags: Science, Knowledge, Information, Hashtag, Gizmodo, Vandwelling, Luann Ryon


Robinhood Made a Super Bowl Ad. It Sucks!

Robinhood–the company that’s currently being grilled by the likes of Elon Musk, Elizabeth Warren and others over its role in the so-called “Gamestonks” controversy–has decided to plow ahead with its first ever Super Bowl ad campaign, CNBC reports. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Robinhood, Cnbc, Gamestop, Business_finance, Rwallstreetbets, Economy Of The United States, Service Companies, Elon Musk Elizabeth Warren


Instagram, Honey, Please Stop Copying TikTok

Every day, my best friend DMs me Instagram Reels of a bunch of things: cute puppies, bizarre skincare hacks, and random funny videos. The problem is I’ve seen all of them before. On TikTok.Read more...
Tags: Science, Instagram, Social Media, Software, Mobile Software, Facebook Applications, Video Hosting, Video Software, IGTV, Tiktok, Application Software


India's sudden drop in coronavirus cases has puzzled disease experts. Strict public-health measures and difficulty recording rural cases may have factored in.

A student gets her body temperature taken in Hyderabad, India on February 1, 2021. Partha Sarkar/Xinhua/Getty Images India's daily coronavirus cases have plummeted since September. The nation is now reporting just 9 daily cases per one million people, among the lowest per-capita rates in the world. Experts say the sharp decline in cases is puzzling — but the difficulty of recording rural infections, combined with strict public-health measures, may offer some explanation. Visit Business Ins...
Tags: Science, News, India, US, Trends, United States, World Health Organization, Npr, Mumbai, Wall Street Journal, Tamil Nadu, Medical University of South Carolina, Delhi India, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad India, UK India




The Pink Cloud Is a Beautiful Pandemic Nightmare About What's Lurking Inside

The lengths that Iuli Gerbase’s The Pink Cloud goes to in order to show you parallels between its fictional story about quarantining and the countless tales of real people living through our ongoing covid-19 pandemic may strike you as excessive. It could also be seen as the movie’s attempt to tap into our reality just…Read more...
Tags: Science, Cloud Computing, Films, Musicians, Pink, Pink Cloud, Cloud Strife, The Pink Cloud, Iuli Gerbase, Video Game Characters, Entertainment_culture, Kingdom Hearts Characters


Analysis of Ancient Egyptian Mummy Reveals Unusual Mud Ritual

The discovery of a hardened mud carapace wrapped around a 3,200-year-old mummy has brought a previously unknown ancient Egyptian burial practice to light.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Egyptology, Mummy, Ancient Egypt, Creative Works, Ancient Egyptian Funerary Practices, Karin Sowada, Animal Mummy


Plant-Based Ice Cream Taste Test: What Comes Closest to the Real Thing?

The plant-based food revolution is in full swing. There are now plant-based chicken nuggets, plant-based eggs, and countless meat and dairy-free alternatives, and many of them taste really good. And after we tested out Trader Joe’s plant-based burgers, a new vegan ice cream from a company called Eclipse caught our…Read more...
Tags: Desserts, Science, Cream, Ice Cream, Food And Drink, Foods, Joe, Dairy Products, Frozen Desserts, Ben Jerrys, Chocolate Ice Cream, Hospitality_recreation, Non Alcoholic Drinks, Ice Cream Parlors, Milk Substitute


Deep Science: AIs with high class and higher altitudes

There’s more AI news out there than anyone can possibly keep up with. But you can stay tolerably up to date on the most interesting developments with this column, which collects AI and machine learning advancements from around the world and explains why they might be important to tech, startups or civilization. Before we get to the research in this edition, however, here’s a study from the ITIF trade group evaluating the relative positions of the U.S., EU and China in the AI “race.” I put race i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Science, China, Tech, Eu, Artificial Intelligence, Switzerland, Machine Learning, Usc


TikTok Is Adding a Potential Misinformation Warning Label to Save Us From Ourselves

Like all social media companies, misinformation has tested TikTok, and sometimes TikTok has failed. Its to move the needle is implementing warning labels on potential misinformation that hasn’t been verified by independent fact-checkers.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Articles, Software, Computing, Misinformation, Like Button, Youth Culture, Video Software, Music Software, QAnon, Tiktok


I Miss Experimenting With My Grandparents' Old Sony Handycam

It’s hard to miss a gadget the size of a shoebox when the smartphone in my pocket outperforms it in every way possible. But I miss my grandparents’ ‘90s-era Sony Handycam and the fun videography experiments my siblings and I concocted in an effort to avoid being pushed out the door to play outside.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Computing, Sony, Consumer Electronics, Consumer Electronics Show, Information and Communications Technology, Camcorder, DV, Videotape, High Definition Television, Handycam, Sony Handycam, Technology_internet, 8 Mm Video Format


Iranian Chat App Gets Its Data Wiped Out in a Cyberattack

A startup in Iran recently suffered a large data breach in which millions of its user records were exposed to the internet and then subsequently destroyed by a cyberattack involving a bot. The disruption appears to be part of an ongoing trend in which bad actors surf the web looking for insecure databases, then pounce…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Iran, Cybercrime, Password, Security Breaches, Computing, Mongodb, Nosql, Data Management, Text Messaging, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Technology_internet, Structured Storage


Spam’s new frontier? Now even spinach can send emails

Scientists at MIT have taken the leafy greens online – in the hope they will be able to warn about explosivesName: Spinach.Age: About 2,000 years old, originating, it is said, in Persia. Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Science, Technology, Email, Education, Vegetables, Mit, Computing, Mit - Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Persia Continue


Devialet's Got Some New, Expensive Speakers That Promise to Be Way Better Than Its Old, Expensive Speakers

The first time I heard audio through a Devialet Phantom speaker, I thought the sound waves were going to melt my eyeballs out of their sockets. And then I heard the speaker’s $2,000 price tag, and instead they melted out of my ears. Devialet is announcing an updated version of the Phantom—the Phantom I—with some new…Read more...
Tags: Science, Chrome Os, Devialet, Operating Systems, Phantom, Computer Architecture, HomePod, American Comics, Technology_internet


George R.R. Martin Promises He Got a Lot of Winds of Winter Written in Quarantine

Will he let you see it, though? Absolutely not.Read more...
Tags: Science, Writers, The Winds Of Winter, George R R Martin, Quarantine, American Literature, American Writers


The Empire State Building Runs on the Wind Now

One of the most iconic buildings in the world is running on clean electricity. On Wednesday, the company that owns the Empire State Building announced it had inked a deal to meet the electricity needs of not just that building but its entire portfolio with wind power.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Carbon Footprint, Empire State Building, Carbon Neutrality, Energy Economics, Zero Energy Building, Emissions Reduction, Low Carbon Economy, Resource Economics, Environmental Impact Of The Energy Industry



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