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  • 2 hours ago
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    Coronavirus case increase sets U.S. record, rising to over 77K in one day

    In other coronavirus news: Trumps to hold Halloween bash at White House, remdesivir gets FDA approval and Blacks brave pandemic to vote.

  • 2 days ago
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    Cyberpunk 2077 puts limits on your criminal career: you won’t be able to steal cars at first

    It seems almost a dream but it is not: Cyberpunk 2077, one of the most anticipated video games of recent years, will be out in less than a month. CD Projekt will release their next big work on November 19, and while we’ve had a lot of information in recent months, we’re still getting news of how different aspects of the gameplay will work.

  • 3 days ago
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    Netflix Cancels ‘Away’ After One Season

    Netflix is not renewing science fiction drama series “Away” for a second season, Variety has confirmed. The cancellation comes just six weeks after the show’s first season was released on Sept. 4. “Away” stars Hilary Swank as astronaut Emma Green, who leads the first crewed expedition to Mars aboard the spaceship “Atlas,” called the Mars Joint Initiative. Green leads an international crew with members from China, Russia, India and the U.K who are all experts in the field.

  • 3 days ago
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    Apple's iPhone 12 comes without a charger: a smart waste-reduction move, or clever cash grab?

    Apple has released its new smartphone, the iPhone 12, without an accompanying charger or earbuds. Users have harshly criticised the company for this move and will have to purchase these accessories separately, if needed. While some see it as cost-cutting, or a way for Apple to profit further by forcing customers to buy the products separately, the technology giant said the goal was to reduce its carbon footprint.

  • 4 days ago
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    Years of low interest rates made the current economic crisis worse, Fed's Rosengren says

    Years of low interest rates led to excessive risk taking in commercial real estate and will make the current economic downturn even more severe, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said Thursday. The central bank official said he expects a wave of defaults and bankruptcies to hit that will aggravate an unemployment problem that has hit lower-wage workers disproportionately.

  • 7 days ago
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    Discovery of a druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein could stop virus in its tracks

    A druggable pocket in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein that could be used to stop the virus from infecting human cells has been discovered by an international team of scientists led by the University of Bristol. The researchers say their findings, published today [21 September] in the journal Science, are a potential 'game changer' in defeating the current pandemic and add that small molecule anti-viral drugs developed to target the pocket they discovered could help eliminate COVID-19.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Pelosi says she's receiving Trump health updates through the media, not briefings

    Pelosi is second in the line of succession behind Vice President Mike Pence.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Flight Simulator Studio Working on a New Project With Microsoft - IGN

    Flight Simulator developer Asobo Studio and Microsoft are already working on a new project together.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    New super-enzyme eats plastic bottles six times faster

    A super-enzyme that degrades plastic bottles six times faster than before has been created by scientists and could be used for recycling within a year or two. The super-enzyme, derived from bacteria that naturally evolved the ability to eat plastic, enables the full recycling of the bottles. Scientists believe combining it with enzymes that break down cotton could also allow mixed-fabric clothing to be recycled. Today, millions of tonnes of such clothing is either dumped in landfill or incinerat...

  • 1 month ago
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    The world may never consume more oil than in 2019, BP says

    Demand for oil may have peaked last year, according to BP, which says the global market for crude might never recover from the coronavirus pandemic. In a new report published on Monday, the company lays out three scenarios for energy demand, all of which forecast a decline in demand for oil over the next 30 years. The scale and pace of the decline will be driven by the increasing efficiency and electrification of road transportation, BP (BP) said.

  • 1 month ago
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    Netflix still on track to release more originals in 2021 than this year, but production woes are setting in

    Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings is still confident that 2021 will see more Netflix originals released than this year, but he is acknowledging that with the pandemic affecting production, especially in the United States, it won’t be as many as previously predicted.

  • 1 month ago
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    Arctic transitioning to a new climate state

    The fast-warming Arctic has started to transition from a predominantly frozen state into an entirely different climate, according to a comprehensive new study of Arctic conditions.

  • 1 month ago
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    Thanks, but no: Small businesses shun payroll tax deferral

    As employees of small businesses get their first September paychecks, they’re probably receiving their usual amount — company owners are still withholding money for Social Security despite a presidential order allowing the tax to be deferred. The order President Donald Trump signed Aug. 8 allows employers to stop withholding the 6.2% payroll tax from Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.

  • 1 month ago
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    Apple may add infrared thermal imaging to the iPhone to help AR accuracy

    Future iPhones could use thermal or infrared imaging to supplement regular vision cameras, making it easier to use Apple AR in dark or busy environments. Apple really wants us to get away from the idea of AR involving us covering our heads with giant goggles and standing on the spot as games move around us. Instead, it's been looking at less obtrusive headsets like "Apple Glass," and now it is also investigating how to solve the extra problems that movement brings.

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  • 1 month ago
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    iPhone 12 Again Reported to Come With LiDAR Scanner

    LiDAR is set to see "increasing penetration in consumer electronics devices," catalyzed by the upcoming iPhone 12, according to a new report by DigiTimes. LiDAR, which stands for "light detection and ranging," first appeared in the Apple product lineup in the 2020 iPad Pro. The technology was primarily used in the automotive industry before coming to handheld consumer technology products. LiDAR component manufacturers are reported to be benefiting from the proliferation of th...

  • 1 month ago
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    Wild Polio is Declared Eradicated from Africa

    The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) for Polio Eradication yesterday officially declared the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region is free of wild polio virus. This significant declaration is working toward the goal of the world’s eradication of polio. In fact 5 out of 6 World Health Organization regions are now wild polio-free. When this last region declares it is wild polio-free, it will be the second virus eradicated from the world, since smallpox was giv...