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Even Atari's Reanimated Corpse Is Getting in on the NFT Grift

Let me start right off the bat with the disclaimer that this is not an April Fool’s joke. Atari, or rather, the corporate entity that now runs the shell of the beleaguered video game company, has jumped on the non-fungible token hype train to shamelessly cash in on that arcade nostalgia. Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Ebay, Mobile Games, Atari, Pong, Arcade Games, NFT, Andy Capp, Windows Games, Atari Games, Centipede, Video Game Publishers, Video game platforms, Video game companies, Dona Bailey


Company involved in 15 million discarded doses of the J&J vaccine has history of quality control violations

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is delivered as a single shot, while both Pfizer and Moderna's require two jabs. Thiago Prudêncio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images One of the companies producing the J&J vaccine has a history of quality control violations, AP reported. Emergent Biosolutions was cited by the FDA on quality control issues, including mold and cracked vials. The company is at the center of the mix-up that led to 15 million discarded doses of the vaccine o...
Tags: Science, US, Trends, Ap, New York Times, Athens, The Times, Food And Drug Administration, Cbs, Fda, Associated Press, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden, Times, Anthony Fauci


Amazon Was Reportedly Considering a Chain of Discount Stores Before the Pandemic Hit

Another purported casualty of the coronavirus pandemic has surfaced, folks: Amazon brick-and-mortar discount stores. Yep, the e-commerce giant considered opening up permanent retail locations to peddle unsold inventory before the world descended into lockdown, Bloomberg reported Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Bloomberg, Retailers, Grocery Store, Amazon Warehouse, Retailing, Convenience Store, Retail Apocalypse, 3d Publishing, Criticism Of Amazon, Discount Store


The research is in: People who've already had COVID-19 need just one shot

A woman receiving a COVID-19 vaccine in Wales. Getty/Matthew Horwood A single shot of Pfizer or Moderna's vaccine yields high protection for people who've had COVID-19. That's probably because their bodies are responding to a viral threat they've seen before. One expert said giving people who've had COVID-19 a second dose was "kind of a wasted shot." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In the race to get coronavirus vaccines into arms as quickly as p...
Tags: UK, Science, News, Wales, France, Nbc News, US, Trends, Food And Drug Administration, Pfizer, Antibodies, Anthony Fauci, Mount Sinai, Princeton University, Yale University, Anchorage


Great, Now Sling TV and Dish Are Losing MASN and NBC Regional Sports Networks

Two more services are losing support for regional sports as the RSN streaming drama continues.Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Dish Network, Cord Cutting, Sling TV, Nbc Sports, MASN, RSN, Dish TV, FuboTV, Pay television, YouTube TV, NBC Regional Sports Networks, Entertainment Culture, Cable Television In The United States, Brian Neylon


Universities Across the Country Are Being Swept Up in a Large Data Fiasco

A number of prominent U.S. colleges have become the newest, unlucky recipients of a cybersecurity migraine currently affecting dozens of organizations all over the world. Read more...
Tags: Science, Education, Malware, Data Breach, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Computing, Davis, Cyberwarfare, Stanford University, Data Security, Computer Security, Computer Network Security, Accellion, Technology Internet


Area Newspaper Fixes Own Mistake With Additional, Weirdly Uncomfortable Mistake

One of the hosts of the anti-conspiracy theory podcast QAnon Anonymous is no longer so anonymous. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Articles, Ethics, Investigative journalism, Donald Trump, Twitch, The Associated Press, SPLC, Craig Timberg, Psychological Warfare, Susan McGregor, Antifa, QAnon, Kathleen Bartzen Culver, Entertainment Culture


Leaks Hint That Google Has New Pixel Buds and a Nest Security Cam In Store

The pandemic has thrown gadget release schedules all out of wack, so while we wait for new devices to officially be announced, leaks today suggest Google’s next two products could be a new Nest security cam and updated Pixel Buds. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Chromecast, Mobile Phones, Chrome Os, Aa, Pixel, Google Pixel, Google Nest, Technology Internet, Google Has New Pixel Buds


Movies on Your Favorite Streaming Services Could Be Headed for Peacock Instead

The battle between streaming services for your binge-watching hours continues.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Television, Disney, Netflix, Nbcuniversal, Binge, Streaming Media, Peacock, E Commerce, Pay television, Mass Media, Home Box Office Inc, HBO Max, Entertainment Culture


'Fantastic news': Queensland premier celebrates no new community acquired Covid-19 cases

Annastacia Palaszczuk says results follow 35,357 tests in the past 24 hoursQueensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced that the state has recorded no new locally acquired cases – a result she heralded as ‘fantastic news’.Seven positive cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, all from overseas arrivals currently in hotel quarantine. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Coronavirus, COVID


The CEO of the biotech firm that ruined Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses told CNBC 'it was one batch'

A nurse loads a syringe with a dose of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine on March 9, 2021 in Athens, Ohio. Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images During an interview on CNBC's Closing Bell on Thursday, Emergent BioSolutions CEO Bob Kramer said that it was "unfortunate," that a mixup occurred at its Baltimore facility producing Johnson & Johnson and Astrazeneca COVID-19 vaccines."It's one batch," Kramer repeated when pressed on what exactly went wrong, not spe...
Tags: Science, Trends, Speed, New York Times, Athens, Astrazeneca, Fda, Vaccine, Johnson, Biden, Times, Baltimore, Cnbc, Kramer, Johnson & Johnson, COVID-19


Funko NFTs Are a Sign That The Worst Is Yet to Come

While I wish this was a lame corporate April Fool’s, I regret to inform you that Funko is getting in the NFT game. Read more...
Tags: Science, NFT, Funko


This Obviously Fake Nvidia RTX 4090 Is Ridiculous and Perfect

April Fool’s is the worst holiday, but this is one stunt we can get behind. Someone built an obviously fake Nvidia RTX 4090 and 4090 Ti to get into the spirit—and to poke fun at the current graphics cards situation—and it’s so ridiculous it has to be seen to be believed. Read more...
Tags: Science, Computing, Nvidia, Video Cards, Parts, Andersen, Cuda, Human Interest, 3dfx Interactive, Computer Architecture, GPGPU, Rtx, Nvidia Rtx, Graphics Hardware, Graphics Processing Units, Technology Internet


Robocalls May Get Worse Soon, and You Can Blame Facebook

Rather than dole out what is, essentially—at least to one of the richest companies on the planet—a handful of spare change, Facebook set out to purposely undermine one of the most important legal protections Americans have against unwanted robocalls. Today it accomplished that mission.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Telemarketing, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Neologisms, Us Federal Reserve, Sonia Sotomayor, Robocall, Samuel Alito, Ed Markey, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Anna G Eshoo, Margot Saunders, Noah Duguid


A Rare Antelope Is Photographed Alive in the Wild for the First Time

A recent camera trap survey in a Togolese nature reserve has turned up the first-ever images of a live Walter’s duiker, a petite African antelope species, in the wild. The traps also caught aardvarks and a mongoose species, neither of which had previously been reported in Togo. The team’s findings were published this…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Togo, Walter, Natural Environment, Antelope, Neil, David Macdonald, Environmental Conservation, WildCRU, Duiker, Bushmeat, Branches Of Biology, Walter Duiker, Bovidae, Wildlife Of Togo


Even in mathematics, who you know may matter more than your talent

In a recent study, researchers collected data on the backgrounds and academic genealogy of thousands of mathematicians.The results revealed that mathematicians of certain backgrounds—namely, from Western countries—are significantly more likely to join elite circles in mathematics.The researchers issued recommendations for how elite institutions could help the Fields Medal accomplish its original goal.As the "universal language," mathematics is commonly considered to be an egalitarian field.After...
Tags: Math, Japan, Science, Wikipedia, Germany, Russia, United States, Dartmouth, Innovation, Albert Einstein, Inequality, Social Change, Dartmouth College, Fu, Fung, Stefan Zachow


Streaming Stadia From Your Xbox Might Seem Weird, but This Is How Cloud Gaming Should Work

Imagine this: You’re over at your best friend’s house going through their Xbox library. They’ve been wanting to try out one of the latest, hyped-up first-person shooters, but they don’t own it. You do, but it’s through a cloud gaming service. It doesn’t look great on your phone, and your friend doesn’t have a…Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Science, Chromecast, Computing, Xbox, Ubisoft, Luna, Microsoft Edge, Cloud Gaming, Video Game Consoles, Google Stadia, Home video game consoles, Amazon Luna, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Technology Internet


ICE Is Reportedly Using OnStar Location Data to Track Suspects

Police in the U.S., including officials with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), have been accessing vehicle location data provided by car parts manufacturers, a new report from Forbes reveals. Documents reviewed by the news outlet show police using this data to track suspects involved in criminal…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Gm, Wireless, Gizmodo, Science and Technology, Forbes, Onstar, Geotab, Telematics, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency, Spireon, Telecommunications Engineering, Technology Internet, Law Crime, Vehicle Telematics


UK steps in with 11th-hour extra £250m to stay in EU research scheme

Government commitment to Horizon Europe fund averts immediate threat to science, say universitiesThe government has stepped in at the 11th hour with an additional £250m in funding to help pay for the UK’s association with Horizon Europe, the European Union’s funding programme for research and innovation.Universities welcomed the move as “a significant affirmation of the government’s belief in research” which would avert the immediate threat to UK science. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Technology, Education, Eu, European Union, University Funding, Science policy, Universities, Horizon Europe, Horizon Europe the European Union


Pandemic 2020 review – a masterly mapping of the Covid outbreak

The team behind Once Upon a Time in Iraq has compiled a moving and sometimes hopeful three-parter that offers a global perspective on the crisisLike the virus itself, the programmes about it have moved from localised subjects to a slightly wider field and now have expanded to take in a global view. It hasn’t been a perfectly linear progression, of course, but most of the first documentaries were composed largely of footage recorded by medical professionals themselves, at work and then – exhauste...
Tags: UK, Science, Television, Iraq, Time, World news, Medical Research, Culture, Infectious Diseases, Television & radio, Coronavirus


The Mandalorian Season 2 Was Made With the Most Powerful Filmmaking Tool ILM Has Ever Created

When people think of Industrial Light and Magic, they obviously think of great visual effects, as well as the countless classic movies the company has worked on. But what you might not realize is that for many of those films, some of the effects were completely impossible until ILM specifically created the technology…Read more...
Tags: Science, Jon Favreau, Ilm, Fortnite, Fictional Characters, Television Series, Industrial Light, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians, Creative Works


In 2020, Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Skipped Out on Medical Treatment Due to Cost

A new survey released this week suggests that more than 46 million American adults avoided getting the medical care they needed because they couldn’t afford it in 2020. Sadly, the results reflect a long-running problem in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Labor, Articles, Social Issues, Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Health Economics, Federal Assistance In The United States, Healthcare Reform In The United States, Health Medical Pharma, Healthcare In The United States, Publicly Funded Health Care, Health Insurance In The United States, Health Care Finance In The United States


How 5G Could Drastically Change Your Job

As 5G connectivity becomes more widespread—fueled by its great hype machine—the wonders promised seem incomprehensible at times. Remote control of fleets of vehicles from hundreds of miles away. Squads of cars or trucks that move in perfect synchronicity, communicating with not just one another but with the road…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Telecommunications, Automation, Biden, Warehouse, Science and Technology, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, 3gpp, Cradlepoint, EIR, Swisslog, Technology Forecasting


Astronomers Spot X-Rays Coming From Uranus

Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have detected X-rays coming from Uranus, revealing a previously unknown dimension of this majestic ice giant.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Nasa, Hubble, Plasma Physics, Planetary Science, Aurora, Applied Sciences, Uranus, Chandra, Chandra X Ray Observatory, Space Science, Gas Giants, William Dunn, X Ray Astronomy


Amazon Accused of Working With Book Publishers In Price-Fixing Scheme

A small indie bookseller in Chicago is taking on Amazon with a new class action alleging that the e-commerce giant conspired with major publishers to keep prices high and competition low. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Chicago


Hundreds of Thousands of Animals Got Stuck in the Suez Canal

The Ever Given is no longer stuck in the Suez Canal, but we’re still dealing with the fallout of the near-weeklong blockage. One of the saddest effects is that thousands of animals will die untimely deaths.Read more...
Tags: Meat, Science, Environment, Articles, Livestock, Cattle, Compassion, Noah, Ethics, Ship, Meat Industry, Suez Canal, Cargo Ship, Animal Husbandry, Peter Stevenson, Macro Engineering


Emails Show Texas Officials Shared Climate Denier's Talking Points During Blackouts

As the lights went out during last month’s cold snap, Texas politicians turned to talking points from Alex Epstein, a regular on the climate denial circuit, to explain their way out of the mess. NBC reported Thursday that Epstein’s propaganda found its way into the inbox of Gov. Greg Abbott and that the chairman of a…
Tags: Energy, Texas, Science, Nbc, Environment, Articles, Fossil Fuels, Rube Goldberg, Greg Abbott, Sean Hannity, Peabody Energy, Heritage Foundation, Epstein, Alex Epstein, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Climate Change Denial


Microsoft Lands $22 Billion to Put Custom HoloLens Headsets on U.S. Soldiers

In late 2018, Microsoft struck a $480 million deal with the U.S. Army to deliver augmented reality headset prototypes based on its HoloLens system. Well, it appears the military is a fan because it’s inked a contract to get a whole lot more of them. As in, over 120,000 headsets worth up to $21.88 billion over 10…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Computing, Windows 10, Headset, Augmented Reality, Palantir, HoloLens, Wearable Devices, Mixed Reality, Brad Smith, U S Army


Pfizer vaccine has 91% efficacy for up to six months, trial shows

Findings based on two doses three weeks apart are first to show shot remains effective for many monthsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech protects against symptomatic Covid for up to six months, an updated analysis of clinical trial data has found.In a statement released on Thursday, the companies reported efficacy of 91.3% against any symptoms of the disease in participants assessed up to six mon...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Society, World news, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, BioNtech, Coronavirus


Amtrak Made a Bigger Map

Amtrak released its new map today, and the trainscape is looking good, toot toot. After a year of service cutbacks due to the pandemic, the rail company has drawn new lines connecting dots all over the country. The expansion is hopeful, a “2035 vision” that hinges on securing a proposed $80 million investment from Joe…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Joe Biden, Amtrak, Northeast Corridor, Pennsylvania Station, Penn Central Transportation, OpenTravel Alliance, Washington Union Station, Bill Flynn, Transportation In The United States, Rail Transport By Country, Rail Transportation In The United States, Hudson Yards Manhattan



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