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Charter Gives Spectrum Technicians Entering Homes During Pandemic $25 Gift Cards

Charter Communications, the operator of Spectrum, has been one of the companies refusing to allow staff to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, ignoring guidelines from federal, state, and local authorities while citing its “indispensable” status as an infrastructure provider. Spectrum technicians have also …Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Spectrum, Charter Communications, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


China Nears Completion of First Commercial Walk-away Safe Nuclear Reactor

Twin HTR-PM reactors will drive a single 210 MWe turbine in China’s high-temperature pebble bed reactor. This new reactor could eventually be mostly factory mass-produced. The higher... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, China, World, Innovation


Trump Threatens to 'Invoke "P"' After Finding Out How Much Ventilators Cost

On Friday, Donald Trump—after weeks of pleas from governors, mayors, and state and local health officials over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—continued to toy around with whether he would invoke the Defense Production Act, which allows the federal government to command private businesses to work on projects critical…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Outbreak, Donald Trump, Trump Threatens, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Ventilators, Defense Production Act, People Are Dying


Trump Threatens to 'Invoke "P"' After Finding Out How Much Ventilators Cost [Update: He Invoked P]

On Friday, Donald Trump—after weeks of pleas from governors, mayors, and state and local health officials over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—continued to toy around with whether he would invoke the Defense Production Act, which allows the federal government to command private businesses to work on projects critical…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Outbreak, Donald Trump, Trump Threatens, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Ventilators, Defense Production Act, People Are Dying


James Bond gun collection stolen in London raid

Pistols from Die Another Day, Walther PPK from A View to a Kill and special chrome Magnum from Live and Let Die among items taken in burglaryAn “irreplaceable” collection of prop guns used in James Bond films has been stolen from a house in Enfield, north London.Five deactivated guns, including Beretta Cheetah and Tomcat pistols from Die Another Day and the iconic Walther PPK handgun used in A View to a Kill are among the weapons reported taken. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Technology, London, Crime, Film, Life and style, UK News, Culture, James Bond, Weapons technology, Collecting, Enfield, Thrillers (film, Beretta Cheetah


Space Force to Get the Hell Off of Earth

The U.S. Space Force is scheduled to launch its first mission to space in a two-hour window beginning at 2:57 p.m. ET on Thursday from Cape Canaveral, sending a communications satellite into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Earth, Military, US military, Satellites, Spaceflight, Ula, United Launch Alliance, Cape Canaveral, Space Force, U S Space Force, Atlas V


Spring-heeled: concept that could see Usain Bolt rocket to 50mph

Prototype of revolutionary running device being worked on by scientists at US universityA wearable spring-based contraption that attaches to the legs has the potential to boost human running speeds by 50%, according to researchers who hope to build the first prototype over the next year.Scientists came up with the concept after computer models showed that it was possible to dramatically increase the amount of energy people put into each running step by enabling them to do work when their feet ar...
Tags: Science, Technology, US, Sport, Life and style, World news, US news, Engineering, Running


Digimon Adventure's Hard Reset Is Key to the Franchise's Evolution

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, the latest film in Toei’s Digimon franchise, is set to bring the story of the eight children who saved both the real and Digital Worlds by partnering up with living, digital creatures to an end. But it isn’t the end. Much in the same way that Digimon can’t truly “die,” the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Internet, Social Media, Animation, Anime, Internet Culture, Toei, Digimon, Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure Last Evolution Kizuna, Digital Worlds


Twitter Deletes Post by The Federalist Calling for Coronavirus Infection Program

Twitter has removed a tweet from the right-wing site the Federalist after it shared an article by an unlicensed dermatologist urging the public to be exposed to the novel coronavirus en masse and the social network temporarily locked the site’s account.Read more...
Tags: Health, Twitter, Science, Technology, Social Media, Disinformation, Coronavirus, The Federalist, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Did The Coronavirus Write This, Coronavirus Infection Program


10 Covid-busting designs: spray drones, fever helmets, anti-virus snoods

Companies the world over are directing their ingenuity at the fight against the coronavirus. Here are the front-runners, from sanitising robots to a 3D-printed hospital wardDesigners, engineers and programmers have heard the klaxon call. The last few weeks have seen a wave of ingenuity unleashed, with both garden-shed tinkerers and high-tech manufacturers scrambling to develop things that will combat the spread of Covid-19.Many of their innovations raise as many questions as they answer, though....
Tags: Apps, South Korea, Science, Design, Technology, Education, China, Research, UK News, World news, Culture, Architecture, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Art and design, Research and development


This Egg Is Actually One of the Most Powerful Drones You Can Buy for Less Than $1,200

You don’t have the chance to review an egg-shaped drone every day. The PowerVision PowerEgg X is exactly that: a powerful quadcopter that resembles an ostrich egg when folded. Although at first, I suffered the natural consequences associated with roughly underdeveloped software, things have changed quite a bit. With…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Drones, PowerVision, PowerEgg X


Microsoft Says Critical Vulnerability in Windows Is Already Being Used in 'Limited Targeted Attacks'

Microsoft said on Monday that it has discovered a flaw in Windows 10 and other versions of the operating system that has already resulted in “limited targeted attacks.” There is as of yet no patch for the vulnerability, though Microsoft ranks it as a “critical” flaw.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Windows, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Windows 10, Hackers


Best Buy Shifts Services Curbside, Suspends Home Installations and Repairs

As of today, Best Buy is restricting access for all U.S. stores solely to employees and switching over to “contactless” curbside service for customer pick-ups, exchanges, and returns in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Best Buy, Retail, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Hey Siri, Do I Have Coronavirus?

If you’re an Apple user feeling under the weather and are worried you might have covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, you now have a new resource at your disposal: Siri.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Siri, Telehealth, Siri Read, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Volunteer group develops a COVID-19 testing location database for the U.S.

The effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic globally relies on testing as a core component of the current strategy, which primarily focuses on isolating individuals to slow the transmission of COVID-19 and give researchers time to develop potential treatments and vaccines. The availability and amount of testing can help chart how the virus is moving through a population, to inform and direct necessary quarantine and contact tracing measures, but one key data point might be the sp...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Technology, Tech, United States, Air Force, Software Testing, Google Cloud Platform, Kessel, Telehealth, Chief Data Officer, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Andrew Kemendo


New York Has Over 45,000 Tests So More Infections Were Found

The US has had over 182,000 coronavirus tests and 25,000 confirmed cases. New York has had over 45,000 tests and has over 11,000 confirmed cases. As of the afternoon of March 19, there have been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: New York, Science, Technology, Medicine, US, World, Policy, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Disease, Coronavirus, COVID-19


MovieFone Sells for Just $1 Million as MoviePass Owner Liquidates Remaining Failures

Film listing service MovieFone just sold for a paltry $1 million in Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings for owner Helios & Matheson, the company behind the MoviePass clusterfuck, Deadline reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Movies, Film, Courts, Moviepass, Moviefone, Helios Matheson, Moviepassed, MoviePass clusterfuck Deadline


Former Google Engineer Anthony Levandowski Escapes 32 of 33 Charges in Waymo Theft Plea Deal

Anthony Levandowski, the ex-Google autonomous vehicle engineer slapped with 33 charges of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets last year, has struck a deal with Uncle Sam to plead guilty and escape with just one guilty plea, per the Wall Street Journal.Read more...
Tags: Google, Uber, Science, Technology, Crime, Cars, Automotive, Courts, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, Automobiles, Self Driving Cars, Uncle Sam, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Waymo Theft Plea Deal


Ask Sophia the Robot: What can AI teach humans?

Is Sophia the Robot, of Hanson Robotics, conscious? Not quite, she says. Instead, she reflects the consciousness of humans in the same way the moon reflects the light of the sun. While we don't know if humans possess free will, she advises us to act as if we do. We can benefit from this.So, what can humans learn from robots? Artificial intelligence can view the world in a way that's more objective, being present while still able to look toward the future and the past.
Tags: Programming, Science Fiction, Science, Design, Technology, Learning, Identity, Future, Development, Computers, Discovery, Teaching, Meditation, Robots, Innovation, Consciousness


NASA, SpaceX Still Aiming to Launch Manned Crew Dragon Demo-2 Test as Early as May

NASA and SpaceX are still planning on conducting the first manned commercial crew program launch to space as early as May, indicating that the timetable for the mission has not shifted despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Technology, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Crew Dragon, Demo 2


Tesla Told Employees to Show Up for Work on Wednesday Despite Shelter-in-Place Order

Electric car company Tesla asked employees to show up to work on Wednesday despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including at its sprawling Fremont, California, production facility, according to emails obtained by CNBC.Read more...
Tags: Health, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Automotive, Outbreak, Automobiles, Electric, Cnbc, Fremont California, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Social Distancing, Shelter At Work


Sci-Fi Visionary Alex Garland Details His Discomfort With the Modern Tech Landscape

Alex Garland’s Devs is focused around a very powerful technology company and its secretive development division. While the work being done there might be sci-fi in nature, the overarching lesson to be learned is one that is very much relevant in our world.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Technology, Surveillance, Edward Snowden, Ai, FX, Tech Companies, Alex Garland, Devs


Automated Facebook Anti-Spam System Goes Hog Wild, Blocks Links Including Covid-19 Info

Facebook’s automated moderation tools went wild and targeted tons of posts about the coronavirus pandemic and other topics on Tuesday evening, blocking users from sharing articles from legitimate news sources.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Social Media, Spam, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Whoops


SoftBank May Bail on $3 Billion of Its WeWork Bailout

Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is trying to backpedal from part of its bailout of tanking coworking space firm WeWork, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations into the latter company’s business practices.Read more...
Tags: Real Estate, Science, Technology, Softbank, Stocks, WeWork, Wall Street Journal, Masayoshi Son, Wegrow Wework Welive Wedie


Report: Apple Plans to Release Cheap iPhone 9 Plus With Touch ID This Spring

Code snippets in iOS 14 appear to show that Apple is working on an iPhone 9 Plus to complement the budget model iPhone 9 rumored to be in development, 9to5Mac reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Rumors, iPhone 9, iPhone SE 2


A neuroscientist's take on synthetic telepathy, electrified ESP, and mind control

Telepathy. ESP. The ability to communicate thoughts, feelings, or experiences without using our known sensory channels is a timeless superpower. Soon, advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and computer science will make some kinds of synthetic telepathy possible. Meanwhile though, methods to treat brain disorders through magnetic stimulation of brain circuits could enable crude (or eventually not-so-crude) mind control. National Institutes of Health neuroscientist R. Douglas Fields -- a...
Tags: Post, Science, Technology, News, Neuroscience, ESP, National Institutes of Health, Brains, Mind Control, Carnegie Mellon University, Better, Delgado, Marcel Just, Tulane University, Better Amazon, Robert Heath


Apple Closes All Stores Outside China to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

Apple announced on Friday that it was closing all of its stores worldwide, except for those in China, for two weeks until March 27 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, which has steadily ravaged communities worldwide and forced millions into lockdown.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Science, Technology, China, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Apple Closes All Stores Outside China


Westworld's 25 Biggest 'Holy Shit' Moments By Episode (So Far)

The return of Westworld is nearly here—and while io9 already has a very handy guide to quickly get you up to speed so you can dive right into season three, we also wanted to look back at the most shocking, most monumentally plot-shifting, and otherwise intensely memorable moments of the show so far.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Technology, Robots, Ai, Westworld, Michael Crichton, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Evan Rachel Wood, Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy


Congress Warns U.S. Will Be Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks Without Major Reform

A major congressional study of U.S. preparedness in cyberspace released this week found that the U.S. needs to catch up, and fast—or run the risk of being caught off guard by an adversary.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Intelligence, War, Cybersecurity, US military, Espionage, Cyberwar, Cyberattacks, Congress Warns U S Will Be Vulnerable


Google Asks All U.S. Staff to Work From Home as COVID-19 Spreads

Google has asked all of its North American employees—well over 100,000, counting all those working under parent company Alphabet, and a similarly massive number of contractors—to work from home due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, Business Insider reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Technology, Medicine, Microsoft, Outbreak, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Google Asks All U S Staff



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