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Cuomo's advisers covered up high nursing home death tolls by pushing NY health officials to alter reports

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Advisers to Cuomo tried to conceal COVID-19 nursing home deaths as early as last year, reports say. They successfully pressured state health officials to undercount deaths in a July report. Cuomo has been criticized recently for his pandemic response and allegations of sexual assault. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New York Gov. Andrew Cuo...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, Science, New York City, Trends, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Cuomo, Department Of Health, Health Department, New York State Health Department, Nursing Home


Razer's New Smart Glasses Promise to Make WFH a Little Less Awful

I know, I know. Another pair of open-ear audio smart glasses? Were the Bose Frames, Echo Frames, and JLab JBuds not enough? Nope. Not according to Razer, which just announced its Razer Anzu Smart Glasses. Read more...
Tags: Glasses, Science, Technology, Equipment, Best Buy, Eyewear, Razer, Anzu, Corrective Lenses, Smartglasses, Ophthalmology, Humancomputer Interaction, Jlab Audio Jlab Jbuds Headphoneheadset, Razer Anzu


A cyberpunk scene at SpaceX's launch facilities: A robot dog inspected the wreckage of a Starship rocket prototype

SPadre.com SpaceX fans captured footage of a cyberpunk scene at the company's Texas launch facilities on Thursday. A robotic dog wandered the wreckage of a Starship prototype that exploded after its landing. The robo-dog is named Zeus, according to images of a doghouse stamped with the moniker. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. SpaceX created a futuristic tableau at its Texas rocket-testing facilities on Thursday, when a robo-dog wandered the wreckage of its latest S...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Dogs, Trends, Earth, Robots, Mars, Zeus, Musk, Boca Chica, Starship, Tech Insider, Rocket Landing


Cuomo's advisors covered up high nursing-home death tolls by pushing New York health officials to alter a report

Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference on September 8 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Advisors to Gov. Andrew Cuomo concealed COVID-19 nursing-home deaths last July, news outlets found. They successfully pressured state health officials to undercount deaths in a government report. Cuomo has been criticized recently for his pandemic response and allegations of sexual assault. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's advisors pressed New York h...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, Science, New York City, Trends, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Cuomo, Health Department, New York State Health Department, Letitia James, Nursing Home


Cuomo's advisors covered up high nursing-home death tolls by pushing New York health officials to alter reports

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a news conference on September 08, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Advisors to Cuomo tried to conceal COVID-19 nursing home deaths as early as last year, reports say. They successfully pressured state health officials to undercount deaths in a July report. Cuomo has been criticized recently for his pandemic response and allegations of sexual assault. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. New York Gov. Andrew Cuo...
Tags: New York Post, Politics, New York, Science, New York City, Trends, Times, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Cuomo, Department Of Health, Health Department, New York State Health Department, Nursing Home


Ardern announces Auckland's Covid lockdown will lift on Sunday

Prime minister thanks New Zealand for complying with seven-day restrictions on fifth day of no new community casesAuckland’s seven-day lockdown is due to lift on Sunday morning after no new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the community on Friday.The prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said Auckland would go from alert level three to level two at 6am on Sunday, while the rest of the country would move down to level one. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Auckland, Jacinda Ardern, Coronavirus


LiquidVPN Faces Lawsuit for Allegedly Promoting Pirating Content

Virtual private networks can be great for folks wary of how their data is tracked online, but what happens when a VPN provider directly markets itself to those who would use that promise of anonymity to break the law? Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Download, Pirate Bay, The Pirate Bay, Copyright Infringement, Computing, Vpn, File Sharing, Bittorrent, Killer, Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Popcorn Time, Organized Crime, Internet Censorship, Intellectual Property Law


Setting Spotify as a Default Music App in iOS 14.5 Isn't a Feature After All

What appeared to be one of the most exciting features of iOS 14.5 turns out to work a little differently than it originally seemed.Read more...
Tags: Spotify, Science


Astronomically hard: French stargazers hunt for meteorite the size of apricot

The space debris was spotted falling to Earth near Bordeaux but astronomer admits to ‘needle in a haystack’ searchFrance’s ranks of amateur astronomers have been urged to help find an apricot-size meteorite that fell to Earth last weekend in the south-west of the country.The rock, estimated to weigh 150 grams (just over five ounces), was captured plunging through the atmosphere by cameras at an astronomy education facility in Mauraux, and landed at exactly 10.43pm on Saturday near Aiguillon, abo...
Tags: Space, Science, France, Earth, Bordeaux, Mauraux, Aiguillon, Bordeaux Continue


What If Clubhouse, But With State Censorship, TikTok Owner ByteDance Ponders

China’s ByteDance, is planning on launching its own version of audio chat app Clubhouse for the Chinese market, Reuters reported on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, China, Software, Computing, Freeware, Internet Culture, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Tencent Holdings, Reuters, South China Morning Post, Mobile Applications, Bytedance, Tiktok


Someone Is Hacking the Hackers

In the latest in a string of “hits” on Russian dark web forums, the prominent crime site Maza appears to have been breached by someone earlier this week. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Intel, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Internet Security, Computing, Dark Web, Hacker, Identity Theft, Computer Security, Krebs, Maza, Computer Networking, Security Hacker


The Water Crisis in Mississippi America Can’t Afford to Ignore

Right now, Calandra Davis’ water pressure is too low to take a shower. When she turns on her sinks, the water comes out at a slow trickle. For weeks, she’s had to bathe herself and her 6-year-old son with water from store-bought bottles. Like all residents of Jackson, Mississippi, she’s also been on a boil-water…Read more...
Tags: Science, Mississippi, Environment, Articles, Joe Biden, Davis, Water Scarcity, Drinking Water, Reeves, Jackson Mississippi, Patrice Lumumba, Mississippi America, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Chokwe Lumumba, Rukia Lumumba, City of Jackson


A Boy’s Smelly Nose Was Caused by a BB Pellet Stuck Inside for Years

A young teen boy’s years of nasal congestion and other bizarre symptoms had an unusual culprit. His doctors say that the boy unknowingly had a BB gun pellet lodged in his nasal cavity for nearly a decade, which eventually caused him to give off an awful odor every time he blew his nose. Fortunately, they were able to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anatomy, Nose, BB gun, Branches Of Biology, Health Medical Pharma, Nasal Cavity, Nasal Concha, Nasal Spray, Otorhinolaryngology, Sensory Organs, Olfactory System, Human Nose, Nasal Congestion


The 10 Best Deals of March 4, 2021

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NASA figures we’ve got about a billion years before the sun kills us all

A team of researchers working with NASA have finally figured out when the sun’s going to burn off all the oxygen on our planet, thus destroying all life on Earth. By their calculation it’ll happen somewhere around the year 1,000,002,021. If you’re still on the waiting list for Hamilton tickets, you may need to plan accordingly. In a research paper published on Monday, the team describes the final moments before Earth loses its ability to support life as we know it: We find that future deoxygenat...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Artificial Intelligence, Hamilton, Neural


Qualcomm’s Looking to Fix Wireless Audio with Snapdragon Sound

As the industry continues to transition to wireless audio, Qualcomm has a plan to make the audio quality on Bluetooth headphones sound a little more like the sound you hear on wired ones.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Xiaomi, Qualcomm, Audio Technica, Qualcomm Snapdragon, James Chapman, Pixel 2, Gesture Recognition, Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, Arm Architecture, Technology Internet


Asteroid Apophis Is Swinging by This Weekend to Taunt Us

An asteroid with a small chance of hitting Earth in 2068 will swing past our planet in the coming days, providing a rare opportunity for astronomers to observe this potentially hazardous object.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Earth, Asteroids, TNT, Planetary Science, Near Earth Objects, Planetary Defense, Orbits, Apophis, Space Science, Minor Planets, 99942 Apophis, Potentially Hazardous Object, Asteroid Impact Prediction, Tu24


Climate Change Is Killing Butterflies in the American West

Butterflies play essential role in pollinating wild plants and crops. Which makes a new study published in Science on Thursday such bad news. It shows the climate crisis is posing an existential threat to their survival, particularly in the American West.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Nature, Citizen Science, Habitat, Conservation Biology, Effects Of Climate Change, West Read, Monarch Butterfly Migration, Philosophy Of Biology, Physical Geography, Climate Variability And Change, Matthew Forister, Environment And Environmental Sciences


Lawmakers Are Finally Asking the FCC to Redefine High-Speed Broadband

In a Thursday morning, several senators called for the federal agency to redefine the current minimum speeds that internet service providers can call “high-speed” broadband from 25/3 Mbps to 100/100 Mbps. That’s not only four times higher than the minimum download speed, but senators are also calling…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Articles, Broadband, Netflix, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Federal Communications Commission, Rob Portman, Joe Manchin, Michael Bennet, Information and Communications Technology, Internet Service Provider, Municipal Broadband, Technology Internet, Broadband Universal Service


5 Cult Horror Movies to Stream on Amazon Prime

In the mood for a cult movie but already seen all the go-to classics? Building on our previous list, here are five offbeat picks streaming on Amazon Prime that will bring you tales of werewolves, Satanists, witches, and two different (but also sorta kinda similar) underground monsters.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, Stephen King, Actors, Preston, John Goodman, Oscar, Villain, William Shatner, John Travolta, Ernest Borgnine, Anne Of Green Gables, Anne, Ian, Rachel


Samsung and Mastercard Are Teaming Up On a Biometric Credit Card

Samsung and Mastercard are officially teaming up on a credit card with a built-in fingerprint scanner, Samsung announced on Thursday. These so-called “biometric cards” will come baked in with a “several key discrete chips” from Samsung’s side, and are planned to be compatible with any point of sale (POS) terminal, or…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Money, Samsung, Social Issues, Mobile Payments, Apple Pay, Online Payments, Mastercard, Contactless Payment, Surfaces, Cashless Society, Smart Card, Ubiquitous Computing, Google Pay


Sonos Roam Speaker Details Leak Ahead of Next Week's Announcement

Rumors of a new Sonos speaker have been swirling for a while now, and it seems every detail of the new Sonos Roam has been leaked ahead of its announcement.Read more...
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CodeMiko Is The Future Of Streaming, Unless Twitch Bans Her First

CodeMiko is nervous. I can tell because she tells me. “This is, like, my first interview ever,” she says over a Discord call. “I’m sorry, I’m a little shy.” It’s December of 2020, and Miko’s entire life is about to change.Read more...
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CBS All Access Is Now Paramount+, Celebrate With Copious Amounts of Free Star Trek

On the downside, we now have our 14-billionth streaming service that is just called Something+. On the upside, only one of them gets to celebrate with oodles of Star Trek goodness.Read more...
Tags: Science, Star Trek, Cbs, Whoopi Goldberg, Cbs All Access, Human Interest, Television Series, Abagail, Guinan, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek Picard, Creative Works, American Television Series, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet, Draftremembrance


Man Who Oversaw Texas Blackouts Shown the Door

A Texas power grid oversight official who held the spectacularly wishful belief that he could keep his job after the state’s grid sputtered last month, leading to dozens of deaths and utility bills Texans will be paying for decades, has been fired. On Wednesday night, Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) CEO…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Electric Reliability Council of Texas ERCOT


"The doctors-facts-science mantras have become familiar over the past year. The experts tell us, expertly, what we need to know, and we do it."

"At least until all this science starts to fog up our mental windshields and we, the people, start to wear out. Our irritability mounts; our attention wanes; the guide-rope in our mouth starts to chafe. It is then that the bawdy obstreperousness and its odd twin, the glory hallelujah, of democracy come into view — a single unit; maddening, infuriating, nevertheless fused. And Greg Abbott or someone else steps up to lead the beast forward, by instinct if not by Hoyle... The love of democratic cit...
Tags: Music, Texas, Science, Law, Americas, America, Atlanta, Mlk, Npr, Republic, Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr, Greg Abbott, Johnny Cash, University of Texas, Barry Goldwater


WhatsApp Can Now Do the Same Thing as Google Meet and Zoom and FaceTime

WhatsApp on Thursday announced the introduction of voice and video calls on its desktop apps for Mac and PC, expanding the ways in which you can create the illusion of meaningful human interaction in this moment of crushing isolation. Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Social Media, Whatsapp, Walgreens, Software, Facetime, Operating Systems, Zoom, Communication Software, Instant Messaging Clients, Cross Platform Software, Videotelephony


WarnerMedia CEO Considering a Cheaper HBO Max Tier Because Most People 'Are Not Wealthy'

In WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar’s defense, he’s right.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Jason Kilar, WarnerMedia




How NASA's Perseverance Landed On Mars: An Aerospace Engineer Breaks It Down In Fascinating Detail

The world rightfully gawked at the engineering prowess of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as it successfully landed the car-sized rover named Perseverance on the surface of Mars. You might think that I, an engineer with experience working on a deep space mission, would be less impressed than most. But trust me: The…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Lander, Rover, Mars, Tom Cruise, Spaceflight, Rube Goldberg, Spacecraft, Opportunity, Airbus A380, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Perseverance, Jezero, Mars rovers



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