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'It's a tsunami': pandemic leaves vulnerable Latin America reeling

Years of social progress could be reversed by the virus, amid accusations that politicians have been fatally ineptCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus galloped through Latin America in late April, the mayor of Manaus was in despair. “The outlook is dismal,” Arthur Virgílio admitted as gravediggers in the Amazon’s largest city piled coffins into muddy trenches, Brazil’s death toll hit 5,500, and its president, Jair Bolsonaro, responded with a shrug. “It’s obv...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Mexico, Americas, US, World news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Latin America, Manaus, Virgilio, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus outbreak


‘It's a tsunami’: Covid-19 plunges Latin America back into poverty and violence

Years of social progress have been reversed by the virus, amid accusations that politicians have been fatally ineptCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus galloped through Latin America in late April, the mayor of Manaus was in despair. “The outlook is dismal,” Arthur Virgílio admitted as gravediggers in the Amazon’s largest city piled coffins into muddy trenches, Brazil’s death toll hit 5,500, and its president, Jair Bolsonaro, responded with a shrug. “It’s ob...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Mexico, Americas, US, World news, United States, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Latin America, Manaus, Virgilio, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus outbreak


New Zealand Authorizes Several Film and TV Productions to Start Up, Including Lord of the Rings and Cowboy Bebop

New Zealand is handling covid-19 better than most, with ongoing cases in the country down to a handful. That makes it a promising place to resume production on all those TV shows and movies we love, and the country has recently authorized a handful of productions to resume or begin inside the country’s borders. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Amazon Prime, Netflix, New Zealand, Lord Of The Rings, Cowboy Bebop, Power Rangers Beast Morphers, New Zealand Authorizes Several Film


R&D Roundup: Tech giants unveil breakthroughs at computer vision summit

Computer vision summit CVPR has just (virtually) taken place, and like other CV-focused conferences, there are quite a few interesting papers. More than I could possibly write up individually, in fact, so I’ve collected the most promising ones from major companies here. Facebook, Google, Amazon and Microsoft all shared papers at the conference — and others too, I’m sure — but I’m sticking to the big hitters for this column. (If you’re interested in the papers deemed most meritorious ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Photography, Video, Science, Microsoft, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Facebook Google Amazon, Market Analysis, CVPR, Growth Marketing, Extra Crunch


Gold Mining Is Hurting the Amazon's Ability to Store Carbon

Gold mining is becoming an increasingly dangerous threat to the Amazon. A new study has found that barely any trees or plants grow where mines once sat. This is bad news for the wildlife that depends on vegetation for habitat. Without trees or vegetation, though, the Amazon also can’t store as much carbon to prevent…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Mining, Pollution, Amazon Rainforest, Carbon Sequestration


Anker Powerwave Stands Are Down to $26

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Tacklife's New 800A Jump Starter Is 40% off and Doubles as an 18,000mAh Power Bank

Tacklife 800A Jump Starter | $48 | Amazon | Promo Code S3BG3JONRead more...
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Somehow Crucible Is Not the Biggest Amazon Screw Up, But It's Trying

A month after Amazon released its flagship third-person shooter/MOBA/battle royal/what the heck even is this game, Crucible, the company has unreleased it due to copious amounts of negative feedback. “Starting tomorrow, Crucible is moving to closed beta,” said the Crucible team in a blog this morning. All current…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Crucible, Amazon Game Studios


Amazon Prime Adds Watch Party for Co-Viewing With Up to 100 Friends

Amazon’s streaming service is introducing a co-viewing option to stream movies and TV shows with up to 100 other Prime Video account holders, a nifty feature that’s already officially available on platforms like Hulu and HBO.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Science, Amazon Prime, Streaming, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Watch Party, Streaming Wars, Amazon Prime Adds Watch Party for Co


This Nubwo Gaming Headset Is 60% Off

| $25 | Amazon
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It's Not a Bonus, and It's Less Than You Deserve

In a blog post today, Amazon announced it would be distributing “a special one-time Thank You bonus” to its workers, the largest sums of which would go to non-hourly managers. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Labor, Jeff Bezos, Thank You Bonus


The Anker PowerWave Stand Combo Is a Decent $26

Anker Powerwave Stands | $26 | AmazonRead more...
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All Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablets are $30 off, Today Only

Amazon Fire HD 8 (32GB, w/ Offers) | $60 | AmazonAmazon Fire HD 8 (64GB, w/ Offers) | $90 | AmazonRead more...
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Gold mining restricts Amazon rainforest recovery

Gold mining significantly limits the regrowth of Amazon forests, greatly reducing their ability to accumulate carbon, according to a new study. The researchers warn that the impacts of mining on tropical forests are long-lasting and that active land management and restoration will be necessary to recover tropical forests on previously mined lands.
Tags: Amazon, Science


The Second Season of The Boys Is Coming to Amazon Prime on September 4th

Insert superlatives and profanity here. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Amazon Prime, Aya Cash, Amazon Studios, Garth Ennis, Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, The Boys


18 Names for Amazon’s ‘Climate Pledge Arena’ That Would’ve Made More Sense

So we’re really doing this, huh?Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Hockey, Seattle, Earther Is A Sports Blog Now, Climate Pledge


Tacklife's 800A Jump Starter Doubles As an 18,000mAh Power Bank for $45

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The millenial pre-colonial cultural inluence is evident in the Amazon forest

Before the arrival of European colonizers, the Amazonian Indigenous peoples cultivated their food - cassava, corn, pineapple, peppers and squash, among other things. The food of the ancient civilizations of the Amazon also largely consisted of the fruits of palm and Brazilian nut trees. The protection and management of trees across generations have affected the diversity of the rainforest right up until the present time.
Tags: Amazon, Science


Whole Foods Bottled Water Found to Contain Potentially Dangerous Levels of Arsenic

A recent investigation into arsenic contamination levels in bottled water has found that a brand sold by Whole Foods—and, by extension, on Amazon—contains high levels of the toxic metal, butting up against the federal cap for maximum contamination. And not everyone agrees that the federal cap is safe enough.Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Science, Whole Foods, Arsenic, Bottled Water


Anker's 45W Slim Fast Charger is $26 in Its Biggest Discount Ever [Exclusive]

Anker 45W USB-C Fast Charger | $26 | Amazon | Use code KINJAONE45Read more...
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This Brave Little Toaster Has Wide Slots to Shove All Your Breads In for Just $28

Stainless Steel Toaster | $28 | Amazon Gold BoxRead more...
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Amazon's Prime Video Is Looking to Buy Its Way Into the Live TV Market

Amazon is “actively pursuing” deals to turn its Prime Video streaming service into something more like Prime TV, an industry source told Protocol on Tuesday. This is backed up by several job listings focused on the project.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Science, Technology, Television, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Live TV, Prime Video, Pay TV, YouTube TV


The Danger of Amazon’s $2 Billion Climate Fund

On Tuesday, Amazon rolled out a shiny new addition to its flawed climate plan: a $2 billion venture investment fund for low- and no-carbon technology. It is instantly one of, if not the, biggest climate venture funds out there. But it also shows a fatal flaw that runs through Amazon’s—and capital in…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Venture Capital, Jeff Bezos, Climate Justice


Goodbye Useless Amazon Dash Wand, May You Rest Peacefully in Eternal Obscurity

In an email, Amazon notified Dash Wand owners that it’s ending support for the device as of July 21. What’s that you say? You’ve never heard of the Dash Wand? Well, that’s hardly surprising.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Science, Amazon Dash, Consumer Tech, Dash Wand


Aukey's 60W Power Bank Can Fully Charge a MacBook and Receives Its First Ever Discount, Now $34 off [Exclusive]

Aukey 60W 26,800mAh USB-C PD Power Bank | $56 | Amazon | Use code KINJAY24Read more...
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Listen to Tunes With Anker's Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Headphones

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Three Steals to Kick off Amazon's Big Style Sale Starting Today

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Fossil's Chic Grant Watch Is 67% off in Amazon's Big Style Sale

Fossil Chronograph Quartz Watch | $43 | Amazon Style DealRead more...
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Amazon Fire OS vs Android: What You'll Miss With an Amazon Device

Pick up a Fire TV device or an Amazon Fire tablet, and the on-board operating system is only loosely based on Android: You’re actually dealing with a modified OS, cut off from Google’s apps and services, but it’s not particularly clear exactly what that means for your choice of apps and options. Allow us to add some…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Science, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire, Amazon Fire OS, Amazon fire tablets


Power Up All Your Devices With an Anker 4-Port USB-C Charger [Exclusive]

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