U.S. Drops Net Neutrality Lawsuit Against California

The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped its Trump-era lawsuit against California enacting its own net neutrality rules.Read more...
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About 1 in 10 Americans have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine

Medical staff prepare to administer COVID-19 vaccines at Northern Navajo Medical Center on December 15, 2020 in Shiprock, New Mexico. Medical staff at the Northern Navajo Medical Center are among the first in the Navajo Nation to receive their Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations today. Micah Garen/Getty Images Roughly one out of every 10 Americans has received a dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC. Roughly 3% of Americans have been fully inoculated. At the current pace, half of the U...
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Someone Hacked Into a Florida City's Water Supply and Tried to Poison It

Authorities in Oldsmar, Fla., are investigating after someone hijacked the computer system at the city’s water treatment facility and tried to drive up the water supply’s sodium hydroxide content to poisonous levels. The targeted plant is the primary source of drinking water for the city’s businesses and its 15,000…Read more...
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Finally Something Amazon Can Be Proud Of: A Unionization Vote

At long last, Amazon has a unionization vote on its hands, the first and only since 2014. Today, 5,800 Alabama warehouse workers have been sent mail-in ballots and can begin voting on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). If they vote in favor, RWDSU will be the first union to gain…Read more...
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Soon You'll Be Able to Track Your Blood Glucose Levels in the Fitbit App

Fitbit already gives you the ability to monitor your heart health, stress, and blood oxygen levels on some of its watches. Now the company is eyeing blood glucose-monitoring with a new feature in the Fitbit app. Read more...
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Is Your Raspberry Pi Phoning Home to Microsoft?

A new update to Raspberry Pi OS, previously known as Raspbian, has put open-source fans on edge. Why? The new OS is pinging Microsoft servers every time the user updates their apps or the OS itself. Read more...
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Robinhood Sued by Family of College-Aged Investor Who Took His Own Life

The family of a 20-year old man who took his own life over the summer after he misread his investment balance on Robinhood on Monday against the brokerage app.Read more...
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This human genome does not exist: Researchers taught an AI to generate fake DNA

File this one under: While the rest of the world was busy trying to get virtual assistants to tell dad jokes, researchers in Estonia figured out how to Deepfake people at the molecular level. We’ve seen a delightful onslaught of AI-generated content over the last few years from generative adversarial networks (GANs) attempting to create so-called “Deepfake” imagery. There’s this person does not exist. And this cat does not exist. You can even generate feet, resumes, and waifu that does not exist...
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NASA's Perseverance rover is about to attempt a supersonic plunge to Mars, complete with a jetpack landing

An artist's illustration of NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover is set to land on Mars on Thursday, February 18. Entry, descent, and landing are the trickiest parts of a Mars mission, often called the "seven minutes of terror." To land in the Jezero Crater, Perseverance will use a jetpack and advanced navigation system. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA is about to accomplish an unpreceden...
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Barcode-Scanning App for Android Pushed Malware Onto Millions of Phones

A popular app has been removed from Google Play after it was discovered to have delivered trojanized malware onto millions of users’ phones via an update. Read more...
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When QAnon Blows Up Your Friend Group

My ex was the first person to tell me about Q. This was near the end of 2016, and we were in the beginning stages of our relationship. I took it as us having the same, passive interest in conspiracy theories. The kind of interest where you go, “LOL sounds like a Dan Brown novel!” I laughed it off, but he dug deeper…Read more...
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Gorgeous New Image Shows a Pinwheel Galaxy in Exquisite Detail

An observatory in northern Chile has captured a stunning view of Messier 83, also known as the Spiral of the Southern Pinwheel.Read more...
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Meet Lelo, the Luxury Sex Toy Brand Working To Keep Valentine’s Day Alive

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OnePlus Might Partner with Hasselblad to Give Its Next Flagship Phone a Huge Camera Upgrade

OnePlus phone cameras simply can’t compare to what you get on Apple and Samsung phones, but according to a new leak, help might be on the way. The company is reportedly partnering with Hasselblad on the upcoming OnePlus 9 Pro.Read more...
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Booster shots are likely in the UK this fall to combat coronavirus variants - a sign vaccines may become an annual affair

A healthcare worker administers a coronavirus vaccine. Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images Existing coronavirus vaccines may be less effective against the variant first found in South Africa. Vaccine developers are working on updated shots to combat such variants. The UK will probably distribute booster shots in the fall, then roll out new COVID-19 vaccines annually.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. COVID-19 booster shots are likely coming to the UK this ...
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Fauci says we risk creating more powerful COVID-19 variants if we delay 2nd shots of the vaccine

Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases during a White House press briefing on January 21. Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci warned against delaying second COVID-19 shots on Monday. He said it could be a recipe for new variants to spread by giving people weaker immunity. While one shot gives "some" protection, data suggests two shots are "tenfold" better, Fauci said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Dr. Antho...
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Dr. Fauci says we risk creating more powerful COVID-19 variants if we delay second shots of the vaccine

Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during a White House press briefing on January 21, 2021 in Washington DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci warned against delaying second COVID-19 shots on Monday. He warned it could be a recipe for new variants to spread, by giving people weaker immunity. Fauci said while 1 shot gives "some" protection, data suggests 2 shots are "10-fold" better. Visit the Business section of Insider for more ...
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Your Heart Won't Want to Go on Watching This Creepy Robot Impersonate Celine Dion

Thanks to companies like Boston Dynamics, we now have robots that can climb stairs, run parkour, and even perform backflips. But dragging robots out of the uncanny valley and making automatons indistinguishable from humans is going to be an infinitely more challenging feat if Cleo, a robot engineered with human-like …Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of February 8, 2021

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Elaborate Network of Joint Federal-State-Local Intel Centers Conveniently Useless Before Jan. 6

Shocker! The massive joint federal-state-local surveillance apparatus that supposedly keeps the nation safe from terrorism shrugged and gave up before the Jan 6. riots at the Capitol, which killed five people and sparked a national crisis.Read more...
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TikTok Wants To Be QVC For Teens

If you follow the updates on various social platforms for long enough, you start to notice a particular pattern: a product designed for socializing mutating into an attention trap geared towards shopping. We’ve seen it with Instagram. We’ve seen it with Pinterest and Snapchat. So it was only a matter of time before…Read more...
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Scientists say GPT-3 could handle your overloaded inbox so you can get back to work

A team of researchers from University College Maastricht recently published a study exploring the use of GPT-3 as an email manager. As someone with an inbox that can only be described as ludicrous, color me intrigued. The big idea: We spend hours a day reading and responding to emails, what if an AI could automate both processes? The Maastricht team explored the idea of letting GPT-3 loose in our email systems from a pragmatic point of view. Rather than focus on exactly how good GPT-3 is at resp...
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Facebook expanded its rules on posting misinformation and will remove all false claims about COVID vaccines, including that they cause autism

A pharmacist prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Jessica Hill/AP Photo Jessica Hill/AP Photo Facebook added false vaccine claims to its updated protocols for combatting COVID-19 misinformation. Posts claiming vaccines are ineffective or unsafe will be removed, the social network said.  Facebook also said it is working with WHO to remove misinformation about all vaccines.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook said it will remove misinformation about the COVID-1...
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WandaVision's Twist May Not Reveal What You Think

Last week’s episode of WandaVision gave us a moment that rocked our world and Wanda Maximoff’s alike. Much to do has already been made about just what it might all mean for the Marvel Cinematic Universe at large—but maybe it’s not quite worth getting ahead of ourselves just yet.Read more...
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Climate Change Is Creating a Nightmare for Allergy Sufferers

A new study out Monday is the latest to suggest that climate change is already making people’s lives worse, this time for those allergic to pollen. The findings indicate show pollen season in North America has gotten measurably longer and that pollen has become more plentiful over the past three decades, due in part…Read more...
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Google Shouldn't Give Up on Stadia Now That It's Getting Good

When Google launched its cloud gaming service, Stadia, back in November 2019, we were impressed by the concept but the execution was lacking. Close to a year and a half after its debut, Stadia has slowly gained the features Google boasted about initially, bringing it closer to the service it has the potential to be.…Read more...
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Facebook Announces Doomsday for False Vaccine Claims

For years, anti-vaccine conspiracy theories found a welcome home on Facebook. The social network saw the issue as being about free speech and the anti-vaxxer groups it hosted as being about as dangerous as flat-Earthers. But now that getting accurate vaccine information to the public is a matter of existential…Read more...
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