Why younger women have a higher risk of blood clots, whether or not they're vaccinated

Isabel Pavia/Getty Imafes J&J's COVID-19 vaccine distribution is paused after reports of 6 rare, severe blood clots. The clots, seen with another blood condition, aren't the same as those linked to birth control. The birth control pill and pregnancy play into younger women's higher risk of blood clots. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US rollout of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine is on pause as experts evaluate six cases of severe blood clots in...
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Spotify's Voice-Controlled 'Car Thing' Launches as a Limited Release

Spotify’s touchscreen and voice-activated car gadget is finally here as a limited release to some eligible users in the U.S.—but good luck getting one.Read more...
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Samsung's Next Unpacked Event Is Set for April 28

Samsung has already hosted two Unpacked events this year, and now a third event is on the way scheduled for the end of this month. Read more...
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Minnesota Has Begun Crafting Privacy Policies for Connected Transit Tech

Connected and automated vehicles are the future, but they carry with them a host of privacy concerns that rightfully necessitate a careful, thoughtful approach to crafting security frameworks to guide their widespread implementation. It’s mostly uncharted territory at this point, but a handful of states are taking…Read more...
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Discord's NSFW Block on iOS Might Hurt Artists the Most

Discord, the gamer-centric chat app that’s become more popular among online fringe communities, has beefed up its restrictions on NSFW adult content. Discord now requires age gates for entire servers rather than limiting them to individual channels. And because of an Apple policy already in place, the app’s iOS users…Read more...
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Don't start doubting the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines - after 185 million doses, there are no red flags about blood clots

A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Guy's Hospital in London on December 8, 2020. AP Photo/Frank Augstein US regulators on Tuesday recommended an immediate pause in Johnson & Johnson's vaccine rollout. The CDC is investigating a possible association between the shot and six cases of rare blood clots. Medical experts said the same concerns do not apply to Pfizer's and Moderna's shots. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the fir...
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New data shows Moderna's vaccine remains highly protective 6 months after shots

A nurse administers a dose of the Moderna vaccine in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images Moderna said Tuesday its vaccine was 90% effective in protecting people from COVID-19 six months after their shots. The results were on par with the long-term benefits of Pfizer's vaccine. A special booster shot developed for the B.1.351 variant out of South Africa is showing promising preclinical signs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine re...
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Pfizer is ramping up vaccine production and will meet its goal of 300 million doses 2 weeks early, its CEO says

Justin Tallis - Pool / Getty Images Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Twitter his company was ramping up COVID-19 vaccine production. Bourla said his company would deliver 220 million doses of the vaccine to the US by the end of May. He said the complete supply of 300 million would be delivered by the end of July. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer has increased its production of COVID-19 vaccines and will deliver remaining doses to the US faster than expected, CEO Alb...
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Pfizer is ramping up vaccine production and will meet its goal of 300 million doses two weeks early, its CEO said

Justin Tallis - Pool / Getty Images Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Twitter his company is ramping up COVID-19 vaccine production. Bourla said his company will deliver 220 million doses of the vaccine to the US by the end of May. He said that the complete supply of 300 million would be delivered by the end of July. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pfizer has increased its production of COVID-19 vaccines and will deliver remaining doses to the United States faster than exp...
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NASA Funds Interstellar Probe and Space Habitats Made From Fungi

The latest round of NASA funding to boost the development of advanced concepts includes a space-based neutrino detector, an interstellar probe powered by solar sails, and a radio telescope built inside a crater on the far side of the Moon.Read more...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Is Real Mad YouTube Took Down His Covid-19 Misinformation Circlejerk

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hasn’t quite reached the last stage of mad, red, and nude online over YouTube moderation, but he’s getting there, per a Monday report by the Associated Press.Read more...
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Charter Lied to Get Customers to Switch ISPs and Now It Must Pay

A judge recently ordered Charter Communications to pay $19.2 million to internet provider Windstream for purposefully lying to Windstream’s customers about its ability to continue providing service after it filed for bankruptcy. The company also faces a $5,279 penalty for shutting off service to Windstream resale…Read more...
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What to do if you got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine amid blood clot fears

The US is pausing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout due to reports of rare blood clots after vaccination. If you got the J&J shot two to three weeks ago, you're in the clear, experts say. Symptoms of blood clots include leg pain, shortness of breath, and severe headaches. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US is pausing the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine rollout after reports of a rare type of blood clot in six out of 6.8 million people who got the vaccine. Al...
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You are more likely to get a blood clot on birth-control pills than from the J&J vaccine - but not the same type of clot

A woman receives a Johnson & Johnson vaccine from nurse Gina Reed at a vaccination center at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, on March 5, 2021. Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images The CDC and FDA have recommended a pause in the rollout of J&J's COVID-19 vaccine. Of the 6.8 million Americans who got the shot, six women are known to have developed blood clots. Blood clots linked to birth-control pills are more common than that, but they're typical...
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Rinse off With the Best Shower Heads, According To Reviewers

Top Pick: RainSpa® Microban® 2-in-1 Combination Showerhead | $30 | Bed Bath & Beyond
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Millions Upon Millions Upon Millions of Smart Devices Are Vulnerable to Hackers

New research shows that security flaws affecting upwards of 100 million smart and industrial devices could allow a hacker to hijack the products or knock them offline. Read more...
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Doctors say fears of blood clots from J&J's shot are overdone and could delay the push to end the pandemic

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 Coronavirus vaccines are facing their biggest safety scare to date. A small number of people immunized with Johnson & Johnson's or AstraZeneca's shot developed serious blood clots. Medical experts say a blow to public confidence in vaccination is a graver threat than the actual adverse events. See...
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Army of the Dead Is Zack Snyder's Full Vision, in More Ways Than One

No need for hashtags this time. When Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead is released by Netflix on May 21, it will be his “Snyder Cut” and SnyderVerse, all rolled into one. “This is the movie,” Snyder said during a virtual press event Tuesday. “There are no other cuts of the movie. I didn’t have to fight [Netflix]. It was…Read more...
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New Google Photos Video-Editing Features Finally Appearing on Android Phones

Google announced back in February it was adding new video-editing tools to its Photos app, but those updates appeared only on iOS devices first. Now, according to Android Police, Google is rolling out the same tools to Android users.Read more...
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The 10 Best Deals of April 13, 2021

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Carnegie Mellon's Snakebot Takes to the Water

Looking like a cross between an oboe and a squid from the matrix, Carnegie Mellon University’s Hardened Underwater Modular Robot Snake (HUMRS) is a sight to behold. Created by researchers Howie Choset and Matt Travers, the project is part of the university’s Biorobotics Lab in the school of Computer Science.Read more...
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Wow, Google, Show Us How You Really Feel About Wear OS

Google’s smartwatch platform, Wear OS, hasn’t received a whole lot of love from the company, but frankly, the neglect is starting to get ridiculous. According to 9to5Google, new Wear OS watch owners are now finding it difficult to install certain apps after the company told developers it was doing away with its legacy…Read more...
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A new warning sign to predict volcanic eruptions?

A recent study used data collected by NASA satellites to conduct a statistical analysis of surface temperatures near volcanoes that erupted from 2002 to 2019.The results showed that surface temperatures near volcanoes gradually increased in the months and years prior to eruptions.The method was able to detect potential eruptions that were not anticipated by other volcano monitoring methods, such as eruptions in Japan in 2014 and Chile in 2015. How can modern technology help warn us of impending...
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Surge testing may not be enough to curb Covid variants in UK, say scientists

Local restrictions may be needed, specialists warn, as South Africa strain is identified in LondonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLocal restrictions should be imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus variants when clusters emerge to avoid local or national lockdowns, scientists have said after the UK’s biggest surge testing operation got under way.In south London, dozens of cases of the South Africa variant of Covid-19 have been detected, chiefly in the boroughs of W...
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The first flight of NASA's Ingenuity helicopter on Mars is delayed at least a week because its software needs a tweak

The Perseverance rover captured images of the Ingenuity helicopter before (left) and after (right) spinning its rotor blades. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU NASA delayed the first flight of its Ingenuity helicopter on Mars after a test ended abruptly. Ingenuity engineers are preparing a software update to fix the issue. NASA said it will set a new flight date next week. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is trying to fix a glitch in its Mars helicopter.The $85 million drone, calle...
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Everyone Involved With Thunder Force Deserved Better

Love or hate her brand of comedy, there’s no denying Melissa McCarthy is one of the most energetic, fearless actresses working today. The same goes for Octavia Spencer, an Oscar winner who can just as easily, and skillfully, jump between playing a serial killer or a rocket scientist. Put them together in a superhero…Read more...
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Sony's First Major PS5 Software Update Adds New Storage Options

It’s been almost six months since the PlayStation 5 launched, and today Sony is announcing the first big software update for its flagship game console.Read more...
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Johnson & Johnson is having a very bad month - but fears of blood clots and other negative reactions are likely overblown

Nurse Elizabeth Johnson administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Melissa Mendez in Reading, Pennsylvania. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle/Getty Images US regulators on Tuesday recommended an immediate pause of Johnson & Johnson's vaccine rollout. Six women have developed rare blood clots following J&J's shot, but experts aren't worried yet. J&J has also encountered manufacturing snafus and reports of fainting at vaccination sites. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
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You Can Finally Flag Bad Takes Directly to Facebook's Oversight Board

If you have problems with any hate speech, harassment, or generally bad takes that appear on your Facebook feed, good news! On Tuesday, the (supposedly) independent Oversight Board announced that users can appeal directly to it directly regarding questionable content that’s been left up on Facebook and Instagram. Read more...
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