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Yes, Virtual Santa Claus Meet and Greets Are Happening on Zoom

If you, like me, ever asked yourself, “What’s next? Santa Claus on Zoom?” during the coronavirus pandemic, let me just say: 2020 is the year of virtual hangouts. It’s now clear that anything can happen on video chat, from work meetings to birthday parties. I can personally attest that I gave my maid of honor speech…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Santa, Zoom, Coronavirus, Covid 19


France to Tech Giants: Pay Up, Buttercup

The French Ministry of Economy and Finance has warned tech companies that it expects them to pay the nation’s new 3% digital service tax starting in December, Reuters reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Taxes, France, Joe Biden, Tax Avoidance, Trade, OECD, Donald Trump, Reuters, Tech Giants, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Death And Taxes, Digital Services Tax


Facebook Experiments With Being Less Awful, Says Not to Get Used to It or Anything

Has Facebook learned jack shit from the past few nightmare years? Not really, per a report in the New York Times on Tuesday. Facebook only started giving more weight to reputable publishers in the News Feed days after the 2020 election and doesn’t plan on making that a long-term thing. Executives on its policy team…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elections, Science, Technology, Media, Social Media, Facebook Algorithm, Content Moderation, 2020 Election, New York Times on Tuesday Facebook


Watch: China Is Launching Its Chang'e-5 Spacecraft to Get Some Moon Rocks of Its Own

The China National Space Administration’s mission to bring chunks of the Moon back to Earth for the first time in decades will kick off this week, with the Chang’e-5 spacecraft slated to launch on today from Wenchang Space Launch Center on Hainan Island.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Technology, China, Earth, Moon, Change 5, Geology, Chang, China National Space Administration, Astrogeology, CNSA, Change 4, Lunar Lander, Lunar Landing


Which countries and hackers are targeting Covid vaccine developers?

The states and their hackers that security experts believe are targeting vaccine developersHackers try to steal Covid vaccine secretsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRussia’s best-known hacker groups – Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear – are considered to be linked to the country’s intelligence organisations, according to western security agencies. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybercrime, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


The Trump Admin Is Refusing to Give Full Cybersecurity Support to Biden's Transition Team

President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team is using a “standard, paid Google workspace network” with only limited support from the federal government thanks to Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the 2020 elections and efforts to hobble the inbound Democratic administration, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Security, Elections, Science, Technology, Joe Biden, Cybersecurity, Transition, General Services Administration, Biden, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, GSA, 2020 Election


Apple Defends Delay of iOS 14 Feature Limiting App Tracking, Blasts Facebook

Earlier this year, human rights and privacy groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Human Rights Watch wrote to Apple, asking why it was delaying the introduction of a feature that would force apps to receive explicit opt-in from iPhone users before tracking them. Apple responded, according to BloombergRead more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Science, Technology, Privacy, Advertising, Antitrust, Ads, Feuds, Tracking, App Store


Great, We're at the '8kun's Admin Is an Election Security Expert' Stage of This Bullshit

Since his loss in the Nov. 3 elections, Donald Trump has largely dipped out of public view and occupied his time in some gold-plated panic room, issuing a ridiculous series of tweets claiming victory in various states and ordering his cartoon parody of a campaign legal team to sally forth and step on rakes while…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Voter Fraud, 2020 Election, 8chan, Election Security, Election Interference, QAnon, Right Wing Extremism, Jim Watkins, 8kun, Ron Watkins


Feds Say Cash App, Venmo, and Other Payment Apps Being Used to Launder Stimulus Money

The U.S. Secret Service has some 700 pending investigations centering on Paycheck Protection Program and the Unemployment Insurance Relief fraud, CNBC reported on Wednesday, and a large number of them involve money laundering via Cash App, PayPal, Venmo, Zelle, and other payment apps.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Crime, Police, Paypal, Fraud, Mobile Payments, Secret Service, Cnbc, Venmo, U S Secret Service, Pandemic, Zelle, Coronavirus, Covid 19


FDA Issues First Emergency Use Authorization for Rapid, At-Home Covid-19 Test

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first rapid coronavirus test kit that can be performed at home, issuing an emergency use authorization to manufacturer Lucira Health late on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Medicine, Testing, Food And Drug Administration, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Coronavirus Testing, Lucira Health, Lucira, Test Kits


Stock Trading App Robinhood May Hold an IPO in Just a Few Months

Stock trading app Robinhood is seeking financial advisers to help it go public as soon as the spring of 2021, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Finance, Wall Street, Bloomberg, Stocks, Stock Market, Robinhood, Fintech, Late Capitalism, Stonks


Twitter Debuts Coward Mode

Great news for chickens: It’s now easier than ever to pretend you never posted that cringe to Twitter, which is rolling out a new, Instagram Stories-like type of post that auto-deletes after 24 hours. These are called Fleets, which is slightly confusing until you realize it’s a bad pun.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Twitter, Science, Technology, News, Instagram, Social Media, Snapchat, Tweeting, Jack Dorsey, Fleets


Will It Ever Be Possible to Share Dreams?

People say other people’s dreams are boring, but what if the problem is technology? As a sense-conveying device, human speech is subpar, prone to gaps, stutters and falsifications, intentional or otherwise. If you could just literally show someone your dreams—suck them out of your skull and toss them onto the nearest…
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Neuroscience, Brains, Dreams, Dreaming


Behold These Microscopic Spacecraft

Some sculptors work in marble; some in clay; and some in microscopic dots of resin shaped by lasers.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Technology, 3dprinting, The Mandalorian


Memristors and HPE Machine Focused Computer Idea Seems Almost Dead

There was a lot of hype and promise around memristors and HPE bet huge amounts of research around creating a new computer paradigm around memristors and memory driven computing. The last major flurry... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, World, Innovation, Supercomputers, Neuromorphic, Memristors


Elon Musk Has Conflicting COVID Tests and Starts Twitter Debate

Elon Musk is 49 so his risks are very low with COVID. Elon is a multi-billionaire and will be able to get the best treatments. Elon said he had the symptoms of a typical cold with nothing unusual so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Medicine, World, Virus, Innovation, Vaccines, Elon, COVID-19, COVID Elon


If You Can't Beat Them, Make Some Shit Up About Them and Hope It Goes Viral

Your feeds are not currently full of news about the ongoing civil war between the Real American Front and the Alliance to Restore Democracy. In fact, there’s barely any Second American Civil War going on at all, which is to say that things could theoretically be going a lot worse after November 3 than your relatives,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, Linkedin, Joe Biden, Airbnb, Election, Donald Trump, Hoaxes


TikTok Is Reportedly Poaching Facebook's Moderators

Many members of Facebook’s legion of moderators—contractors hired through companies like Accenture, CPL, Hays, and Voxpro—are leaving to work for competitor TikTok, according to an analysis by CNBC.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Science, Technology, Censorship, Social Media, Cnbc, Voxpro, Moderation, Content Moderation, Tiktok, Accenture CPL Hays


Report: Elon Musk Is Kind of a Dick

It’s not exactly a secret that Elon Musk, billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, self-proclaimed Thai pedophilia expert, and designer of death race trucks, doesn’t give a flying fuck what other people think about his actions.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Media, Social Media, Journalism, Tesla, You Dont Say, Dick, Late Capitalism


Here's All the Big Tech-Linked Advisors on Biden's Transition Team

On Tuesday, President-elect Joe Biden announced his administration’s transition team, including the list of agency review team members that will help his White House “hit the ground running on Day One.” It also, by all indications, includes a deeper bench of big tech figures than any transition team prior.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Lyft, Uber, Politics, Science, Technology, Government, White House, Linkedin, Tech, Joe Biden, Dropbox, Airbnb, Dell, Salesforce, Biden


I Miss This Weird Easy-Bake Oven CD-ROM Playset

Growing up you wouldn’t catch me dead with anything pink. Pink meant girly, and girly—I was convinced—meant weak. From a young age, I insisted on jeering at anything soft or sparkly. It only got worse when I started gravitating toward stereotypical male-coded hobbies, namely video games, which brought so-called “girl…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Video Games, Pink, Gender Roles, Easy Bake Oven


Boris Johnson Left Trump Victory Message in Congratulatory Tweet to Biden

Someone at 10 Downing Street isn’t so great with Photoshop: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted a congratulatory message to President-elect Joe Biden with a barely visible hidden message seemingly congratulating Trump on his electoral win.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Elections, UK, Science, Technology, Social Media, Joe Biden, Boris Johnson, Biden, Election, Donald Trump, Trump, Whoops, 2020 Election, Boris Johnson Left Trump Victory Message


Tragic: Gun Manufacturers Temporarily Worth Slightly Less Due to Lack of Civil War

The November 2020 elections failed to culminate in the nightmare, worst-case scenario many onlookers feared, which is generally good news if you don’t happen to be a firearms manufacturer. Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Technology, Guns, Safety, Election, Firearms, 2020 Election, Coronavirus


'Free Speech' Social Network Parler Tops App Store Downloads After Trump Loses Election

Parler, the Twitter alternative for conservatives where users can say anything they want without fear of censorship (except for an arbitrary list of terms conservatives don’t like), is taking off in the wake of Donald Trump’s defeat against Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 elections.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Social Media, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Safe Space, 2020 Elections, 2020 Election, Parler


Federal Judge Furious at Trump's Postmaster General for Delaying Order to Search for 300,000 Ballots

The United States Postal Service failed to comply with a court-ordered deadline to search for an estimated 300,000 ballots that were not scanned as delivered by Election Day, as part of an ongoing lawsuit against the USPS by civil rights groups including the NAACP. The federal judge in the case angrily stated that …Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Technology, Voting, US Postal Service, Usps, Postal Service, Election, Naacp, Trump, United States Postal Service, 2020 Election, Vote By Mail, Louis DeJoy, Mail In Ballots


The Future Tech of Back to the Future II, Ranked

The 2015 scenes in Back to the Future Part II are everything. Even though the “future” has come and gone, the vision of the world Robert Zemeckis and his team created in the 1989 sequel remains as influential and cool today as it was back then.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Back To The Future, The Future, Robert Zemeckis, Back to the Future Part II


Franklin County, Ohio Forced to Ditch Electronic Pollbooks After Surge in Early Voting

Franklin County, the largest county in Ohio, has moved back to paper ballots after unprecedented levels of early voting created data files too large to sync with the hard drives of electronic pollbooks, according to the Columbus Dispatch.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Voting, Ohio, Election, Franklin County, 2020 Election, Franklin County Ohio, Early Voting, Columbus Dispatch Read


Edward Snowden Leaks Intent to Become Russian

Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contractor and whistleblower who leaked a trove of classified National Security Agency secrets to journalists, never quite made it to Ecuador. His attempt to avoid extradition and prosecution by U.S. authorities hit a snag in Russia back in 2013 where he claimed political asylum…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Nsa, Russia, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Edward Snowden, Espionage, Cia, Ecuador, National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Mass Surveillance, Edward Snowden Leaks Intent


Huawei Purportedly Has a Plan to Get Around U.S. Sanctions: Build Its Own Chips

Huawei has apparently lost all hope, or patience, that it will ever free itself from U.S. sanctions, which have effectively choked off its access to much-needed chips. The company is purportedly getting ready to do something about it. The solution: build its own chip plant. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Chips, Huawei


You’re Not Hearing Things, Some Apple AirPods Pro Have Static and Crackling Issues

If you’ve been hearing static or crackling sounds on your AirPods Pro, rest assured: You are sane. The sound issues are actually an Apple problem, and the company wants to fix them for you for free. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Replacement, AirPods Pro



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