Razer's Huntsman V2 Analog Packs Three Fancy New Features for Discerning Keyboard Fanatics

With so many people stuck at home, upgrading the good ‘ole home gaming battlestation has become sort of a hobby. Razer’s new Huntsman V2 Analog, the company’s latest flagship keyboard, has three new features that may be worth the splurge.Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: Johnson & Johnson applies for vaccine clearance in US; South Korea passes 80,000 cases

US records 40,000 deaths in two weeks; Mexico runs out of vaccine; French PM defends slow vaccine rollout. Follow latest updatesSweden and Denmark plan digital vaccine certificates for travelGerman minister criticises Von der Leyen over vaccines ‘disgrace’UK minister:restrictions should stay until cases fall to 1,000 a dayAbout 4,000 Covid variants across world, says UK ministerSee all our coronavirus coverage 3.46am GMT Panama’s government is seeking 3m doses of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine f...
Tags: Health, South Korea, UK, Science, Mexico, Russia, Americas, US, US news, Denmark, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Panama, von der Leyen, Coronavirus, February Press Association

*BLUE LAGOON* Island Settlement Game

If you live in a cold-winter place, Blue Lagoon is the perfect game to bring back memories of sand and sunshine. It’s an area control/set collection game where players try to collect resources and spread their settlements and villages as far and wide as possible.  Game components include settler discs and village huts in four […]
Tags: Crafts, Games, Science, History, Board Games, Geography, Strategy games, Blue Lagoon, Gameschooling

An LA councilman wants to sue the nation's 2nd-largest school district to reopen for in-person instruction

Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino delivers the annual State of the District address in San Pedro on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images An LA councilman wants to sue the school district to reopen, the Los Angeles Times reported.  The Los Angeles Unified School District, the 2nd largest in the country has been closed since March. There have several other calls to reopen schools for in-person learning.  Visit the Business s...
Tags: Politics, Science, Cdc, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, The Times, Los Angeles Times, Cnbc, Southern California, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, SPAC, KABC, Los Angeles Unified School District

Regional ISPs Are Skeptical That SpaceX's Starlink Can Deliver On Its Internet Promises

Some regional internet service providers are urging the FCC to reexamine the recent rural broadband auction process that awarded unproven companies like SpaceX’s Starlink hundreds of millions of dollars to provide reliable broadband access to people in rural areas of the U.S.Read more...
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Chrome Removed The Great Suspender Extension, But Don't Mourn Your Lost Tabs Just Yet

Google has reportedly blocked the popular extension The Great Suspender and removed it from its Chrome Web Store for containing malware. But if you were one of the many users who relied on the tab manager to keep your browser running smoothly, don’t freak out just yet. You still may be able to recover your lost tabs…Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Science, Google Search, Web Browsers, Software, Social Issues, Chrome Os, Freeware, Operating Systems, Tab, Microsoft Edge, Samsung Internet, Cloud Clients, Portable Software, Technology Internet

Your iPhone's Adult Content Filter Blocks Anything 'Asian'

Enabling Apple’s “Limit Adult Websites” filter in the iOS Screen Time setting will block users from seeing any Google search results for “Asian” in any browser on their iPhone. That’s not great, folks.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Internet, Google Search, Search Engine, Websites, World Wide Web, Alphabet Inc, Internet Censorship, Internet Search Engines, Technology Internet, Content Control Software, Internet Pornography

A newly discovered nano-chameleon with exceptionally large genitals is the world's smallest known reptile

The male nano-chameleon (Brookesia nana) is the smallest adult reptile that has ever been found. Frank Glaw (SNSB/ZSM) Researchers discovered a chameleon less than an inch long in northern Madagascar. In a new study, herpetologists suggest this "nano-chameleon" is the world's smallest known reptile. A male nano-chameleon is well-endowed: Its genitals are almost 20% as long as the rest of its body. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The world's tiniest reptile is a male...
Tags: Science, News, Animals, Trends, Madagascar, Reptiles, Chameleon, Sorata, Aylin Woodward, Frank Glaw, Brookesia, Masoala National Park, Glaw, Miguel Vences, Oliver Hawlitschek

Mike Cahill's Bliss Is a Sci-Fi Fantasy About Hitting Rock Bottom

Gloom, loneliness, and despair are constants in life, but over the past year, those sorts of feelings have crowded way closer to nearly everyone. Bliss, the latest from Mike Cahill (Another Earth, I Origins), proposes all that darkness is actually just a grim simulation beamed from an idealized reality. Or is it?Read more...
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Coronavirus live news: US records 40,000 deaths in two weeks; Mexico runs out of vaccine

Concern over Covid spread on Superbowl weekend; China to donate vaccines to DR Congo; French PM defends slow vaccine rollout. Follow latest updatesSweden and Denmark plan digital vaccine certificates for travelGerman minister criticises Von der Leyen over vaccines ‘disgrace’UK minister:restrictions should stay until cases fall to 1,000 a dayAbout 4,000 Covid variants across world, says UK ministerSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.21am GMT Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the coron...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Mexico, China, Americas, US, US news, Congo, Denmark, Vaccines and immunisation, von der Leyen, Alison Rourke, Coronavirus

Google Wants to Beat Apple at Its Own Game

On Thursday, Bloomberg reported that the Google was “exploring an alternative” to to the anti-ad-tracking features that Apple will soon begin rolling out in iOS 14. Read more...
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Marvel Artist Joe Bennett Responds After Immortal Hulk Anti-Semitism Accusations

In Marvel’s Immortal Hulk #43—out this week from writer Al Ewing and artist Joe Bennett—there is a scene in which Bruce Banner, as a very human-looking version of his Joe Fixit Hulk persona, attempts to make some quick cash and throw people off his tail by pulling off a scam. Small as the scene is, it quickly drew…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Hulk, Bruce Banner, Joe Bennett, Fixit, Gerry Duggan, X Men, Fictional Characters, Ardian Syaf, Al Ewing, Hulk In Other Media

Feeding Dogs 'Human-Grade' Food Might Make Them Poop Less

A new study suggests that feeding your pup fresh food fit for a person might have an added welcome effect: smaller poops. The findings suggest that a fresh human-grade diet is more easily digestible for dogs than standard diets made of dry processed food, and it may also satisfy a dog’s appetite with fewer calories…Read more...
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Voting Machine Company Smartmatic Hits Trump Cronies, Fox News With $2.7 Billion Dollar Lawsuit

Since the 2020 election was called for Joe Biden as the winner, Donald Trump and his team of lawyers, sycophants, and media representatives have engaged in a broad disinformation campaign to obscure the truth. A string of lawsuits from the voting machine manufacturer Dominion began in January, and the legal effort has…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Joe Biden, Fox News, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, NewsMax, Dominion, Smartmatic, Networking hardware, Dominion Voting Systems, Politics Of The United States, Donald Trump Litigation

Newsmax Anchor Loses Final Shred of Self-Respect, Apologizes to the MyPillow Guy

Perhaps the only thing more embarrassing than being the Newsmax guy interviewing the MyPillow CEO on election fraud is being the Newsmax guy forced to apologize to the MyPillow CEO about election fraud.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Fox News, Sidney Powell, NewsMax, Mike Lindell, My Pillow, Smartmatic, Mass Media, QAnon, Dominion Voting Systems, Conservatism In The United States, Far Right Politics In The United States, Mass Media In The United States, Newsmax Anchor

The Mistake That Changed the History of Blade Runner

These days, Blade Runner is considered one of the all-time masterpieces of science fiction. The combination of Philip K. Dick’s idea, Ridley Scott’s direction, Harrison Ford’s performance, and a laundry list of technical masters behind the scenes created a film that has stood the test of time. But it wasn’t that way…Read more...
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J&J just asked the US for emergency authorization of its COVID-19 vaccine, kicking off a process that could green light its shot within weeks

A frontline healthcare worker receives a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination at the Park County Health Departments storefront clinic on January 5, 2021 in Livingston, Montana. Photo by William Campbell/Getty Images A third coronavirus vaccine could be weeks away from reaching the American public.  Johnson & Johnson has submitted late-stage study results for its COVID-19 vaccine to US regulators. An emergency OK could come before the end of February, based on previous vaccine reviews. Visit the Bu...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, US, Trends, South Africa, Healthcare, Fda, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, US Food and Drug Administration, J J, Pharmaceutical, Livingston Montana, Moderna

Amazon Springs Ten-Hour 'Megacycle' Shifts on Its Workers

You don’t become a trillion-dollar tech company by asking how you can make the world a better place; you do it by asking how much can I get away with now? And then you squeeze working class people for every ounce of their mental and physical energy. This is the guiding philosophy of Amazon, which is now allegedly…Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of February 4, 2021

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Two Japanese Towns Want to Host an Underground Nuclear Waste Dump

No matter how you feel about nuclear energy, nuclear waste is generally something you want to stay as far away from as possible—unless you’re two villages on the Hokkaido, Japan’s second-largest island. The two small fishing towns, Suttsu and Kamoenai, are competing to become the site for a high-level radioactive…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Articles, Nuclear Power, Radioactivity, Hokkaido Japan, Radioactive waste, Hazardous Waste, Anti Nuclear Movement, Suttsu Hokkaido, Nuclear And Radiation Accidents And Incidents, Suttsu, Kamoenai

Fecal Transplants Might Help Boost Cancer Treatment, Study Finds

Fecal transplants, already being studied as a treatment for colon infections and type 2 diabetes, may also help the body fight cancer, new U.S. government-funded research suggests. In a small clinical trial, some patients with advanced cancer who received the transplants began responding to treatments that hadn’t…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microbiology, Immunotherapy, Gut Flora, Environmental Microbiology, Cancer Immunotherapy, Human Microbiome, Microbiomes, Clinical Medicine, Branches Of Biology, Medical Specialties, Health_medical_pharma, Bacteriology, Fecal Microbiota Transplant

Apple's Rumored VR Headset Might Have 8K Displays and Cost How Much??

Last month, the Apple rumor mill was that the company’s long-whispered-about mixed-reality headset would be powered by the new M1 chip and, unsurprisingly, would have an outrageous price tag. A new report from seems to corroborate those juicy tidbits, as well as reveal some new jaw-dropping…
Tags: Science, Technology, Computing, Oculus, Augmented Reality, Wearable Devices, Mixed Reality, Display technology, Virtual Reality Headsets, Oculus Quest, 8k Resolution, Humancomputer Interaction, Technology_internet, Head Mounted Displays

Stop Ruining Oculus, Facebook

Facebook is now rolling out Messenger on Oculus Quest and Quest 2 headsets, and trust me, I’m cringing too.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Samsung Gear Vr, Wearable Devices, Mixed Reality, Vrchat, Virtual Reality Headsets, Oculus Rift s, Technology_internet

A Nasal Spray for the Common Cold Is Closer to Reality

A bonafide treatment for the common cold has eluded scientists for decades. But recent animal research from a team in Australia suggests that their experimental drug—delivered via nasal spray—could help the immune system fend off all sorts of respiratory infections. The treatment is now set to be tested out in a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Medicine, Australia, Virus, Immune System, Infectious Diseases, Common Cold, Clinical Medicine, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Coronavirus Disease, Medical Specialties, Zoonoses, Health_medical_pharma, Bat Virome, Rhinovirus

Golden-Tongued Mummies Found in Egyptian Tomb

Archaeologists investigating burial shafts near Alexandria, Egypt have discovered over a dozen interred individuals, two of whom still feature golden tongues that were carefully placed inside their mouths.Read more...
Tags: Science, Egyptology, Cleopatra, Alexandria, Humanities, Mummy, Alexandria Egypt, Human Interest, Taposiris Magna, Kathleen Martinez, Ancient Egyptian Funerary Practices, Cartonnage, Art Of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Egyptian Conception Of The Soul, 1st Millennium Bc

MSI's Prestige 14 Evo Is a Delightful Laptop for Getting Work Done

If I was a college student or a professor shopping around for a new Windows laptop, MSI’s Prestige 14 Evo would be at the top of my list. It’s small, it’s light, the battery lasts for hours and hours, and it will save lengthy dissertations in a snap. It’s a well-rounded productivity laptop that isn’t loud or flashy,…Read more...
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AOC and Bernie Sanders Push Joe Biden to Declare a Climate Emergency With a New Bill

Between fires, heat waves, droughts and storms, the climate crisis is an emergency. A new bill demands that the U.S. start acting like it.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Environment, Joe Biden, Politicians, State Of Emergency, Bernie Sanders, Aoc, U S, Jeff Merkley, United States Senators, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal, National Emergencies Act, Climate Emergency Declaration, Politics Of The United States

Hammering Panels And Installing Missing Suspension Bolts: Tesla's Repair Guidelines Are Insight Into Its Manufacturing Problems

We’ve heard it endlessly, and it’s still true: Making cars is hard. One of the ways this message is delivered to the masses is through the reports of manufacturing glitches, sometimes as recalls. For smaller issues, reminders may come in the form of Technical Service Bulletins, documents that car companies create to…Read more...
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