Meet Molnupiravir, Merck's Pill That Cuts COVID-19 Hospitalization and Death By About Half

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: An oral antiviral drug appears to cut the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19 by roughly 50 percent in people newly diagnosed with the infection and at risk for severe disease, pharmaceutical company Merck announced Friday morning. The drug-maker and its partner, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics, released top-line results of a Phase III trial, which the companies ended early given the positive results. The companies say they will apply ...
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Best cheap Apple deals and sales for October 2021

Apple fans know how fleeting deals can be, but we've rounded up some great Apple deals for you right here.
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He worked on YouTube's algorithm. Now he says the company failed on misinformation

Days after YouTube banned misinformation about coronavirus and vaccines on its site, questions remain about what effect it may have this far into the pandemic. CNN's Donie O'Sullivan spoke to a former Google engineer who worked on the YouTube algorithm about the development.
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He worked on YouTube's algorithm. Now he says they failed on misinformation

Days after YouTube banned misinformation about coronavirus and vaccines on its site, questions remain about what effect it may have this far into the pandemic. CNN's Donie O'Sullivan spoke to a former Google engineer who worked on the YouTube algorithm about the development.
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Who Censored Marie Antoinette's Letters? X-Rays Reveal a Surprise

sciencehabit shares a report from In late 1791 and early 1792, on the eve of the French Revolutionary Wars, Queen Marie Antoinette engaged in a secret correspondence with her confidant and rumored lover, Swedish Count Axel von Fersen. Nearly 50 letters from that exchange survive at the French National Archives. But certain passages in 15 of the letters were unreadable, obscured by redactions made with swirls of dark ink. Now, researchers have revealed the words beneath 45 of these a...
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32 Days of Halloween XIV: Day #2

Boris Karloff & Bela Lugosi,Inner Sanctum: “Corridor of Doom” Stumbled across this very short bit today…had to consult Google for the translation and what little it could tell me: Universal Studios short promotional film made in the early 1930s to promote the two stars who vie for supremacy as horror idols on screen: Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Which of course led me to another unfortunately small snippet speaking to the families of the two, relating briefly about how th...
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Where is it safe to eat

Ian Ayres & Eni IljaziWhen businesses started opening their doors again as Coronavirus restrictions eased, a flurry of customers often found themselves standing in front of locked doors. A lot of restaurants and other retailers have either not survived the pandemic or had to curtail their operating hours. Several times we have returned to a favorite store only to find it closed.   Google has helped. They stayed up to date with whether businesses were open and their hours of operation, and they l...
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s ‘Mr. Corman’ Not Returning for Second Season at Apple TV Plus

Apple TV Plus will not be moving ahead with a second season of “Mr. Corman,” A24’s schoolteacher drama starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the streamer has confirmed. The final episode “The Big Picture” was released Friday. Gordon-Levitt created, wrote, directed and executive produced the series about a fifth grade teacher and former musician working in the San […]
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NBCU Channels Will Stay on YouTube TV as Two Sides Reach Tentative New Deal

YouTube TV customers will continue to get NBCUniversal’s suite of cable channels and local NBC stations after the media conglom and Google reached a tentative agreement. According to a source familiar with the talks, Google and NBCU are finalizing their agreement and the NBCU-owned networks will not be going dark on YouTube TV. Their previous […]
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California DMV Gives Cruise and Waymo OK To Charge For Rides

On Thursday, the California DMV issued autonomous deployment permits to Cruise and Waymo, "which is a necessary step if the robotaxis are to charge passengers for their rides," reports The Verge. From the report: San Franciscans might have to be night owls to catch a Cruise; the DMV's authorization gives Cruise permission to operate on surface streets within a geofenced area of San Francisco between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am. Cruise's autonomous vehicles are allowed to operate in light rain an...
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Google Security Official Mocked Gay Staffer, Lawsuit Alleges

By Paresh Dave(Reuters) - A senior manager on Google's global security team crudely joked about a company security guard in text messages, part of...
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Texas, this is not the Innovation you’re looking for…

It’s not fair, it’s not democracy, and it’s not good for business. Texas is known for technology and business innovation, but right now our state government is being innovative in all of the wrong ways by finding legal loopholes to skirt around national laws and suppress voters they don’t agree with. It’s not fair, it’s not democracy, and it’s not good for business. Texas has become well-known for being one of America’s most business-friendly states. Consider that just in the past two years, ...
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Every Terry Gilliam Movie Ranked Worst To Best

Terry Gilliam was always the odd man out in Monty Python -- he was the only American, he wasn't Oxbridge educated, and he was an animator, not a comedy writer. He did, however, find his directing feet with the troupe, co-directing "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." He would also go on to cast Michael Palin and Eric Idle in many of his projects. In Gilliam's first "solo" film, "Jabberwocky," the Python influence was clear, but it would become less so as he branched further into flights of fancy a...
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8 ways to troubleshoot Instagram if it's not working properly

You can try several troubleshoot methods on Instagram when the app is malfunctioning. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images If Instagram is not working properly, there are many potential causes, each with its own troubleshooting method. The most common steps to solve a problem is to restart the app or your phone, see if the Instagram service is down or try the app on a different device. If you can't add more accounts to follow, you might have hit Instagram's limit and you ne...
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How to change your Google Voice number if you want to direct calls for work or personal reasons

You can change your Google Voice number using the platform's website. OpturaDesign/Shutterstock You can change a Google Voice number for $10. You can also port your current phone number to a Google Voice account so both numbers can be used interchangeably. Initial Google Voice sign-ups are free of charge. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you need a different phone number for work or leisure purposes but don't want to take out another cell phone con...
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The Very Personal Story Behind Joe Mateo’s Animated Short ‘Blush’

Emmy-winning writer, director and animator Joe Mateo has a personal story behind Apple TV Plus’ new animated short “Blush.” The story was born after he lost his wife to breast cancer. As he struggled to get back to work, he found inspiration and therapy in sharing a journey of hope and healing, but also being […]
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'Google' Is The Top Search Term Among Bing Users, Google Says

By Carly Tennes Published: October 01st, 2021
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California Becomes First State To Require Covid-19 Vaccination For Students

skam240 writes: California has just become the first state to add Covid-19 vaccination to its list of required vaccines for in-school attendance. "The requirement will go into effect at the start of the term that follows the FDA's full approval for that grade group -- either January 1 or July 1," reports CNN, citing a release from Gov. Gavin Newsom's office. For grades 7-12 the requirement is expected to begin on July 1, 2022. Newsom's office said independent study is an option for unvaccinated ...
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Grocery Store Opens 'Chat Registers' For Lonely Customers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: A Dutch supermarket chain says it will introduce 200 "chat registers" in its stores for customers who aren't in a hurry and want to have a chat during checkout. The initiative, announced by the popular supermarket chain Jumbo on Monday, is meant to combat loneliness -- especially in the country's elderly population. According to Statistics Netherlands, a government organization, 26 percent of Dutch people older than 15 feel at least moderatel...
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Disney, Scarlett Johansson Resolve 'Black Widow' Lawsuit

In a statement released Thursday, Scarlett Johansson said she has resolved her legal dispute with Disney. "I am happy to have resolved our differences with Disney," said Johansson. "I'm incredibly proud of the work we've done together over the years and have greatly enjoyed my creative relationship with the team. I look forward to continuing our collaboration in years to come." The movie star filed the lawsuit against Disney in late July, alleging her contract was breached when the media giant r...
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How to use voice typing in Google Docs to dictate your text

The Google Docs voice typing feature turns your spoken words into written text. Alistair Berg/Getty Images To use voice typing in Google Docs, turn on voice typing, click the microphone icon, then start speaking. This accessibility feature is only available on Google Docs and Slides and must be used with a Chrome browser. A working microphone is also necessary to use voice typing. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Voice typing is a helpful accessibility tool that...
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IT Star Jaeden Martell Joins Another Stephen King Adaptation, Mr. Harrigan's Phone

Jaeden Martell is quickly carving out a place for himself as one of the new faces of modern horror. First, he won over horror fans everywhere with his portrayal of the childhood leader of The Loser's Club, ​​Bill Denbrough, in the 2017 version of "IT" and its sequel "IT: Chapter Two." Now, Martell is joining the legendary Donald Sutherland ("The Dirty Dozen," "Kelly's Heroes," "The Hunger Games") for yet another Stephen King adaptation, "Mr. Harrigan's Phone."The adaptation of King's short story...
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How to turn on a Firefox browser's dark mode on a computer or mobile device

Firefox offers a dark mode for browsing on any computer or mobile device. dennizn/Shutterstock Firefox's dark mode allows desktop and mobile users to browse with a darker screen that can help reduce eye strain. You can enable dark mode in Firefox through your device's system settings or the browser's settings, depending on your device. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Sometimes our eyes need a break from the constant glare of the computer screen. Alt...
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Hackers Bypass Coinbase 2FA To Steal Customer Funds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Record: More than 6,000 Coinbase users had funds stolen from their accounts after hackers used a vulnerability in Coinbase's SMS-based two-factor authentication system to breach accounts. The intrusions took place earlier this year, between March and May, the exchange said in a data breach notification letter it has filed with US state attorney general offices. Coinbase said the attacks could exploit this bug only if they knew the victim's username an...
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The Importance of Local Landing Pages in SEO

The global pandemic changed a lot of the way we shop and do business. Instead of flying to business meetings, relying on people coming into crowded malls and the like, where you show up in Google search and Google maps became more important than ever. Doubling down on digital marketing is now essential – especially if you are a local business trying to break in to the coveted Google local 3 pack of local search results. Learn more about how you can rank higher with your local landing page...
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Samsung Removes Ads From Its One UI Android Apps

After years of Samsung filling up its stock apps with ads, the company is finally stopping that practice. As of today, Samsung Pay, Weather, and Health have officially stopped serving ads. 9to5Google reports: Users in the Samsung Community Forums found that ads had suddenly disappeared from the Samsung Pay app, and an investigation from the folks over at TizenHelp unearthed a comment from a Samsung employee that confirms some good news. As of today, October 1, Samsung has stopped serving ads to ...
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The best iPad Pro deals and sales for October 2021

Shopping for the absolute best and beefiest tablet money can buy? Look no further than these iPad Pro deals.
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Opinion: Tesla’s Full-Self Driving Beta Is a Bad Joke

Earlier this week, Elon Musk announced that Tesla would begin offering the Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta to testers that had achieved sufficiently high marks in its new “safety score.” While company has repeatedly promised to launch FSD in earnest, which costs $10,000 to purchase or $199 a month to rent (depending on which version of Autopilot […] The post Opinion: Tesla’s Full-Self Driving Beta Is a Bad Joke appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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How to create and use Gmail templates to streamline your workflow

Creating email templates in Gmail can speed up your email process. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images Gmail templates can be accessed within the three-dot menu in drafts. You have to first enable Gmail templates, however, before you can use them. You can also set up filters to auto-send templates in specific situations. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Emails were meant to help people communicate faster, but they can take up a lot of time, especially if you tend to s...
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Hulu's live TV streaming service is discounted $10 a month for your first 3 months - here's how to sign up

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Hulu + Live TV lets you stream over 75 live channels. Antonio Villas-Boas/Business Insider Now through October 28, Hulu is offering a rare chance to save on its Live TV plan. New and returning subscribers can save $10 a month for their first three months. That brings the monthly cost down to $55. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky + Live TV (small) Hulu + Live TV is a comprehensive streaming service o...
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