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03-28-2020 Health
Coronavirus: South Africa prepares for three-week lockdown

At midnight on 26 March South Africa will become the latest country to go into lockdown against the coronavirus. The government is moving early – before a single death has been reported, but with more than 700 confirmed cases, the highest number of any country in Africa. So how are people preparing for three weeks of isolation in Africa’s most developed, but notoriously unequal nation? Our Africa correspondent Andrew Harding has been finding out on the streets of Johannesburg.

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TOP  Source: BBC

03-28-2020 Health
Abortion-rights advocates sue Texas officials for limiting abortion access in coronavirus order

(CNN)A group of Texas abortion providers and abortion rights advocates are suing state officials after Texas opted to include abortions among nonessential surgical procedures that must be deferred or canceled to focus on the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton confirmed that "any type of abortion that is not medically necessary to preserve the life or health of the mother" was included in Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's order that health care providers "postpon

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TOP  Source: CNN

03-28-2020 Health
The U.S. now has more coronavirus cases than China

The U.S. overtook China as the country with the most confirmed coronavirus cases on Thursday, now tallying 81,864 cases to China’s 81,285. That’s out of 523,163 cases worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University count. The U.S.’s actual number of cases is likely even higher, but nationwide difficulties in accessing tests make it nearly impossible to achieve an accurate count. Still, the numbers underscore how the pandemic’s epicenter has shifted west over the past several weeks, with major

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TOP  Source: New York Daily News

03-28-2020 Science&Technology
iPhone 12 delayed? Apple considers postponing its 5G phone launch

It appears that the iPhone 12 could be delayed, due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, as Apple is reportedly considering postponing its traditional September launch for the new phone. The upcoming iPhone 12 is widely expected to be the first 5G phone from Apple, which is taking its now customary conservative approach to implementing the new technology (it now trails behind everyone from Samsung to Huawei, who already have the best 5G phones out on the shelves). However, it appears that 5G i

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TOP  Source: Digital Camera Wo

03-28-2020 Science&Technology
Huawei P40 Pro and Pro Plus phones may rival the best cameras out there

Huawei has just taken the wraps off its latest superphone series. It unveiled the P40, P40 Pro and the P40 Pro Plus in an event livestreamed on YouTube Thursday, and there's no question that these phones are all about the cameras. The P40 costs 799 euros (about $880, £730 or AU$1,450); the P40 Pro is 999 euros (about $1,100, £910 or AU$1,820). Both will ship April 7. The P40 Pro Plus will cost 1,399 euros (about $1,540, £1,280 or AU$2,550) and ships in June. None of them will be available offic

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TOP  Source: Cnet

03-28-2020 Health
Men are getting sicker, dying more often of covid-19, Spain data shows

MADRID — Cristian Guaman Benítez, a 33-year-old electrician who moved to Spain from Ecuador, had been sick for a week with a cough, a terrible headache and a fever as high as 104 degrees. He saw three doctors who treated his illness like a cold, prescribing medicines and sending him back to work. Finally, he called the number for covid-19 information, and a doctor came to his home to examine him — and sent him by ambulance to Madrid’s 12 de Octubre Hospital. Which was where he discovered he was

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TOP  Source: The Washington Post

03-27-2020 General
Fossil of 67m-year-old raptor dinosaur found in New Mexico

A meat-eating dinosaur with a feathered body, iron grip and a tail for agile pursuit of prey, has been discovered by fossil hunters, revealing that raptor dinosaurs were thriving right up to the point the asteroid struck, 66m years ago. The remains, comprising about 20 bones, were found in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico, in rocks dating to about 67m years ago. They are believed to be from a type of dromaeosaurid – a family of theropod dinosaurs that includes raptors – which appears to have bee

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TOP  Source: The Guardian

03-27-2020 Health
Coronavirus Update: Doctors and Hospitals Consider a Do-Not-Resuscitate Policy for COVID-19 Patients

With the rising number of coronavirus patients but the dwindling protective gears of medical staff, hospitals and doctors are debating whether they should order a do-not-resuscitate policy for COVID-19 patients--a harrowing choice to help save healthcare frontliners against the virus. Doctors are Given a Hard Choice According to the Washington Post, the Northwestern Memorial Hospital located in Chicago is already discussing that doctors and medical staff may stop resuscitating coronavirus patien

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TOP  Source: Tech Times

03-26-2020 Science&Technology
Micron sees revenue above estimates as demand rises for remote-work devices

Chipmaker Micron Technology Inc (MU.O) forecast current-quarter revenue above analysts’ estimates on Wednesday and said the shift to work-from-home globally due to the coronavirus outbreak is fueling demand for notebooks and data center services. Authorities around the world have locked down cities, enforced severe restrictions on travel and encouraged people to stay at home to contain the rapidly spreading virus. Notebooks that support work-from-home and virtual learning are increasingly in dem

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TOP  Source: Reuters

03-26-2020 General
IBM and The Weather Channel launch detailed local COVID-19 maps and data tracking

There are already a number of resources available for mapping the spread of confirmed COVID-19 cases both in the U.S. and globally, but IBM and its subsidiary The Weather Company have launched new tools that bring COVID-19 mapping and analysis to more people via their Weather Channel mobile app and weather.com. Existing tools are useful, but come from fairly specialized sources including the World Health Organization (WHO) and Johns Hopkins University. This new initiative combines data fro the

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TOP  Source: Tech Crunch

03-26-2020 Health
Hantavirus, a New Threat? Man in China Tests Positive and Dies of Virus

The Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome or HPV has a 36% fatality rate that is an alarming number for an otherwise small virus. What is Hantavirus? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have defined this virus as belonging to the family of Hantavirus pathogens that spreads mainly through rodents. According to the CDC, "Infection with any hantavirus can produce hantavirus disease in people," The agency explains that every single strain of Hantavirus is linked with a specific rodent and th

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03-26-2020 General
Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus, symptoms 'mild'

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus but is in good health and is now self isolating in Scotland with mild symptoms. Charles, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth, is displaying what Clarence House said were mild symptoms but remains in good health and has been working from his Birkhall residence in Scotland. His wife, Camilla, 72, tested negative. “The Prince of Wales has tested positive for coronavirus,” Clarence House said

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TOP  Source: Reuters

03-26-2020 General
Apple will donate 10M face masks to healthcare workers

By way of a working from home Twitter message, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company has sourced and will be donating 10 million face masks. The number is a sizable increase over the two million reported last week, and a hefty bump over the nine million figure Vice President Mike Pence announced during last night’s White House press conference. “Apple has sourced, procured and is donating 10 million masks to the medical community in the United States,” Cook says in the video. “These peop

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03-26-2020 General
Coronavirus Hackers Face Cybersecurity Community's Wrath; Here's How Cyberpunks...

...Get The Taste of Their Own Medicine Hell hath no fury, just like the cybersecurity network in the course of a pandemic. Federal officers warned that hackers smelled blood as thousands and thousands of people frantically pivoted to far off work last week, which caused new strains on computer networks. But the fallout from coronavirus-related breaches may remain to be clear for weeks, months, or even longer, professionals claim. The foreseen put off highlights how confusion from the pandemic

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TOP  Source: Tech Times

03-26-2020 Politics
Trump says reopen by Easter, Corporate America says not so fast

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump wants America to get back to business by Easter, suggesting some efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus outbreak will no longer be needed by then, but Corporate America is taking its lead from health professionals. The president, who is concerned about the economic repercussions of an extended shutdown of nonessential business, said in a television interview on Tuesday that he wanted to see businesses returning to normal by Easter, or April 12.

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TOP  Source: Reuters

03-26-2020 Health
Coronavirus Pandemic: Online Living Wills Are On The Rise in the US

With COVID-19 affecting an increasing number of Americans, people across the country are scrambling to make last will and testament documents. CNBC reported online will companies have seen an outburst in users over the last two weeks. As of Monday, Boston-based Gentreo has seen a 143 percent weekly increase in people filling out wills. San Diego's Trust & Will, on the other hand, has seen a 50% uptick in clients. The upward push in online wills Over the previous couple of years, some of the onl

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TOP  Source: Tech Times

03-26-2020 Games
Analyst Predicts A Clear Winner Between PS5 And Xbox Series X

Things seem to be moving ahead with the PS5 and Xbox Series X, even as the rest of the economy reels from the impact of coronavirus and the efforts to contain it. Last week we heard from Sony for the first time in months, albeit in a tech-heavy presentation that went over most consumers’ heads. And that means we know have specs from both machines, allowing for a more direct comparison than we’ve ever had before. And one analyst is feeling confident that one of these machines will come out on to

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TOP  Source: Forbes

03-26-2020 Politics
WATCH: White House To Hold Coronavirus Briefing Amid Stimulus Bill Uncertainty

The White House's pandemic task force is scheduled to convene another briefing on Wednesday afternoon amid a tense denouement for legislation aimed at helping an economy poleaxed by the disaster. Last-minute objections on Wednesday threw the status of the bill into uncertainty after many proclamations of victory by other lawmakers about its contents. The White House news conference is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET. Watch it live. A group of Republicans said they considered the unemployment provis

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TOP  Source: NPR

03-26-2020 General
Bernie Sanders threatens to hold up coronavirus bill ...

... bill after 4 GOP senators push to cut unemployment aid Chances for a planned Senate vote Wednesday on a historic $2 trillion relief package in response to the coronavirus pandemic appeared to dwindle as senators threatened to delay it over a key unemployment insurance proposal. Earlier in the day, four Republican senators — Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott of South Carolina, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Rick Scott of Florida — threatened to oppose the chamber’s push to pass the rescue package thro

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TOP  Source: CNBC

03-26-2020 General
‘Disaster waiting to happen’: Thousands of inmates released as jails and prisons...

...face coronavirus threat Amid fears that the coronavirus will carve a deadly path through prisons and jails, counties and states are releasing thousands of inmates — New Jersey alone began freeing hundreds of people this week — and the federal prison system is coming under intense pressure to take similar measures. Public health and corrections officials have issued dire warnings that cramped and unsanitary conditions could turn prisons into a haven for the virus, endangering not just inmates

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TOP  Source: The Washington Post

03-26-2020 Health
Spain's Coronavirus Death Toll Soars Past China's, Trailing Only Italy

Spain is now reporting more than 3,400 COVID-19 deaths, making it the second European country with a death toll higher than in China, where the new coronavirus was first detected in late 2019. Italy is reporting 7,503 deaths from the viral respiratory disease — the most in the world, and more than double the 3,285 deaths reported in China. The pandemic has severely disrupted life in Spain and Italy, countries that have much smaller populations than China (1.4 billion). Both European countries ar

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TOP  Source: NPR

03-26-2020 Science&Technology
Scientists investigate why females live longer than males

Date: March 24, 2020 Source: University of Bath Summary: An international team of scientists found that, like humans, female wild animals tend to live longer than males. An international team of scientists studying lifespans of wild mammals have found that, just like humans, females tend to live significantly longer than their male counterparts. The researchers looked at the lifespans of 101 different species, from sheep to elephants, and found that females lived an average of 18% longer than m

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TOP  Source: Science Daily

03-26-2020 Environment
International ozone treaty stops changes in Southern Hemisphere winds

Chemicals that deplete Earth's protective ozone layer have also been triggering changes in Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation. Now, new research in Nature finds that those changes have paused and might even be reversing because of the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty that successfully phased out use of ozone-depleting chemicals. "This study adds to growing evidence showing the profound effectiveness of the Montreal Protocol. Not only has the treaty spurred healing of the ozone

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TOP  Source: Phys

03-26-2020 Culture
Over 100 Museums, Libraries, and Galleries Are Offering Free, Printable Coloring Sheets (Video)

Now that everyone is practicing social distancing, people are looking for safe and responsible ways to keep themselves occupied in their downtime. Lots of people are turning to games, puzzles, and even new hobbies like knitting, painting, or learning a musical instrument to pass the time and give their mind a break from work. To help people relax and enjoy some culture, dozens of museums, galleries, and libraries are allowing people to download coloring pages inspired by the museums' art collect

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TOP  Source: Travel + Leisure

03-25-2020 General
Heads up! Chinese rocket debris crashes back to Earth after recent launch

Rocket debris has been discovered downrange from a recent rocket launch from Xichang in southwest China. China successfully launched a Long March 3B rocket on March 9, sending a Beidou navigation satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit around Earth. However, while the launch sent the satellite into orbit without a hitch, a side-booster from the three-stage rocket landed downrange from the Xichang launch site. The 7.4-foot (2.25-meter) diameter rocket segment appeared to be sticking up out

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TOP  Source: Space

03-25-2020 Science&Technology
Apple’s new Magic Keyboard will bring new life to my 2018 iPad Pro — no upgrade required

My 2018 iPad Pro was hardly in need of a revival last week, but that’s exactly what Apple delivered for it. I have the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with 256GB of storage and built-in cellular for internet access almost anywhere. The full-screen design and build quality are unbeatable even now. Speed-wise, its performance still outpaces my needs for a tablet. But sometimes a new accessory comes along that dramatically improves the product for which it’s made. For me, that’s the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro.

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TOP  Source: 9to5Mac

03-25-2020 Science&Technology
Google Issues Upgrade Warning For 2 Billion Chrome Users

In a shock move first spotted by ChromeUnboxed, Google has warned users that the the impact of COVID-19 means it has had to scrap the next major release of Chrome entirely. “As we adapt our future milestone schedules to the current change in schedule, we have decided to skip the M82 release to ensure we keep users safe and focus all efforts on maintaining stability,” explained Jason Kersey, Google’s director of technical program management. M82 is the codename for Chrome 82 and it would have b

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TOP  Source: Forbes

03-25-2020 Politics
U.K. government imposes 3-week national lockdown, enforced by police, to contain coronavirus

LONDON — The United Kingdom went into full lockdown Monday as the British government attempted to contain the spiraling number of coronavirus cases that have emerged in the country. The lockdown, which will be reassessed in three weeks, will close all businesses deemed nonessential, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. “The time has now come for us all to do more,” Johnson said in an address to the nation Monday evening. The strict new measures will be enforced by the police and are aimed at limit

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TOP  Source: NBC News

03-24-2020 Health
Gov. Newsom: California will need an additional 50,000 hospital beds to respond to coronavirus

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday said the state will need an additional 50,000 hospital beds to respond to the coronavirus outbreak. The hospital system alone will provide for an additional 30,000 beds through its surge plan. The state has also acquired three hospitals that will provide an additional 3,000 beds. California will seek to acquire the remaining 17,000 beds from outside the state hospital system through a variety of means, including the use of hotels, motels, fairgrounds, co

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TOP  Source: CNBC

03-24-2020 General
Tensions flare on Senate floor as coronavirus bill derailed for second time by Dem objections

Tensions flared on the Senate floor Monday as lawmakers viscerally clashed on camera over phase three of a coronavirus response package, with Democrats blocking Republican efforts to advance the massive stimulus bill for the second day in a row. Leaving the legislation in limbo once more, the Senate stalled over the package Monday afternoon on a 49-46 vote. It needed 60 votes to advance. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., then stormed to the floor to accuse Democrats of "mindless obs

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TOP  Source: Fox News

03-24-2020 Politics
Trump says businesses could reopen — soon — while fighting coronavirus

President Donald Trump suggested Monday that he wants to urge businesses to reopen — sooner rather than later — while the government works to fight the coronavirus pandemic. “At some point we’re going to open up our country, and it will be fairly soon,” Trump said during an evening press briefing on the fast-spreading virus. Asked whether “soon” could be a matter of weeks or of months, Trump replied, “I’m not looking at months.” The daily briefing at the White House came as U.S. officials at eve

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03-24-2020 Games
Half-Life: Alyx review round-up: A watershed moment for VR

The big picture: Valve’s first Half-Life game in nearly 13 years has finally arrived and while it’s not Half-Life 3, it’s not just another mundane title to showcase the potential of virtual reality, either. Simply put, Valve has delivered in a big way with its latest effort as evident by the overwhelmingly positive reviews hitting the Internet today. Here’s a quick look at what some those with early access to the game have discovered thus far. Valve doesn’t throw you to the wolves out of the ga

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TOP  Source: Tech Spot

03-24-2020 General
How to survive self isolation, according to an astronaut

With so many of us staying home and practicing social distancing due to the global pandemic of coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, people are thinking about how to stay sane and achieve some goals while stuck in self-isolation. To help with this, retired Canadian astronaut and national treasure Chris Hadfield has made a video offering advice on how to cope with isolation. It’s a topic Hadfield has plenty of experience with, having served as commander of the International Space Station and h

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TOP  Source: Digital Trends

03-24-2020 Society
Ohio orders abortion clinics to stop 'nonessential abortions' because of coronavirus

(CNN)The Ohio Attorney General's office ordered abortion clinics in the state to stop performing "nonessential" abortions and surgeries amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to letters the AG's office sent. "The order was issued, in part, to preserve PPE (personal protective equipment) for health care providers who are battling the Covid-19 pandemic that is spreading in our state and also to preserve critical hospital capacity and resources," the letters, which were reviewed by CNN, say. Sur

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03-24-2020 General
At New York prison, Harvey Weinstein put in isolation after contracting virus

ALBANY — Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein, now one of New York's most notorious prison inmates after being sentenced for sexual assault, has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, according to officials connected to the state prison system. Weinstein, who turned 68 last Thursday is being isolated at Wende Correctional Facility in Western New York, officials told CNHI Sunday. He is one of two Wende inmates who have tested positive, the officials said. Weinstein is serving a 23-year

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TOP  Source: Niagara

03-24-2020 General
IBM, Amazon, Google and Microsoft partner with White House to provide compute resources for COVID-19

During today’s White House coronavirus task force press conference, President Trump announced the launch of a new public/private consortium to “unleash the power of American supercomputing resources.” The members of this consortium are the White House, the Department of Energy and IBM . Other companies, including Google, Amazon and Microsoft, as well as a number of academic institutions, are also “contributing lots of different things,” the president said. While Trump’s comments were characteri

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TOP  Source: Tech Crunch

03-24-2020 Health
De Blasio: If Trump 'doesn’t act' on coronavirus, 'people will die who could have lived'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio accused President Trump of dragging his feet on sending resources to the state to help with the coronavirus pandemic. New York state had more than 12,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of Sunday morning, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker. At least 76 people in the state have died from the COVID-19 virus. “It’s only getting worse. And in fact, April and May are going to be a lot worse,” de Blasio told NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday. “The pr

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TOP  Source: Washington Examiner

03-23-2020 Politics
Senate Democrats block mammoth coronavirus stimulus package

Senate Democrats on Sunday blocked a coronavirus stimulus package from moving forward as talks on several key provisions remain stalled. Senators voted 47-47 on advancing a “shell” bill, a placeholder that the text of the stimulus legislation would have been swapped into, falling short of the three-fifths threshold needed to advance the proposal. Hopes of a quick stimulus deal quickly unraveled on Sunday as the four congressional leaders and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin failed to break t

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TOP  Source: The Hill

03-23-2020 Science&Technology
Worried about coronavirus? Siri can help you check symptoms

Wondering if you are showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus? Siri may be able to help. In a new update to the digital assistant, Apple appears to have added a questionnaire to guide those worried about if they are experiencing symptoms relating to the pandemic. Summoned by asking Siri "do I have coronavirus" the assistant will respond with the survey that uses yes and no answers to try to guide people on potential next steps. The questionnaire, which Siri notes pulls its answers from the "

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TOP  Source: Cnet

03-23-2020 Health
A new type of COVID-19 test now approved for use could help with frontline diagnostics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving much more quickly to grant special ’emergency use authorization’ to equipment and tests that could help increase testing for the novel coronavirus in the U.S., which lags behind most countries in the world when it comes to tests conducted relative to the size of its population. One type of test just approved for use could help expand the availability of frontline testing in hospitals and at clinics where patients are receiving care – without

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TOP  Source: Tech Crunch

03-23-2020 Health
Pence Staffer Becomes First White House Employee to Test Positive for Coronavirus

A staff member in Vice President Mike Pence’s office has tested positive for the new coronavirus. It marks the first time a White House employee has tested positive for covid-19 although the vice president’s press secretary, Katie Miller, assured that the staffer did not have “close contact” with either Pence nor President Donald Trump. “Further contact tracing is being conducted in accordance with CDC guidelines,” Miller said. Pence’s office did not identify the individual or specify what the p

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TOP  Source: Slate

03-23-2020 Health
Italy coronavirus death toll spikes yet again, up 793 in 24 hours

Italy -- a country at the heart of the coronavirus outbreak in Europe -- watched its number of cases and deaths due to the novel coronavirus astronomically leap once again, up 793 deaths with 6,557 newly confirmed cases recorded in just 24 hours. Saturday's jump marks the worst day for fatalities since the crisis began just four months ago. The country now counts 53,578 diagnosed infections, up 13.9 percent, with 4,825 deaths -- the highest in the world. More than 60 percent of the most recen

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03-23-2020 Health
Trump Administration Declares New York a “Major Disaster” as Coronavirus Cases Soar

The Trump administration issued a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of New York meaning it is now eligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) aid as it battles a growing coronavirus crisis. The designation allows New York to access billions of dollars in aid from the Disaster Relief Fun and came shortly before Gov Andrew Cuomo said that the number of coronavirus cases in the state had crossed the 10,000-mark. The state now has conducted 45,437 tests and has a total of 10,356 C

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03-23-2020 Science&Technology
NASA suspends work on the James Webb Space Telescope

What just happened? NASA recently completed its first assessment of missions, projects and programs since the coronavirus outbreak to identify mission-critical work that must be done on-site, tasks that can be worked on by employees remotely and projects that have to be paused. Unfortunately for the James Webb Space Telescope, it falls into the latter category. NASA is suspending integration and testing operations on the Hubble Space Telescope’s successor to ensure the safety of the agency’s wor

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03-23-2020 Health
Brazil's health system will collapse by April: Health minister

Brazil's health system will enter a state of collapse by the end of April, the country's health minister said on Friday, with coronavirus cases hitting a plateau in July and hopefully falling quickly in September. Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said that Sao Paulo is at the start of the coronavirus whirlwind, and cases should jump there next week. Brazil has become one of the centres of South America's coronavirus crisis. The country has 691 confirmed cases of coronavirus and seven deat

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TOP  Source: Al Jazeera

03-23-2020 Entertainment
Every Star Wars Movie Ranked, Including The Rise Of Skywalker

Pretty much every dedicated movie-goer has their own ranking of the live-action Star Wars films. Every title in the franchise has arrested public attention upon release, and with knowledge of every chapter it makes all the sense in the world that people would rank them all stacked up against each other. It’s a subject that is regularly a source of very divisive debate on the internet, and that’s been especially true in recent months thanks to the release of Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – th

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TOP  Source: Cinema Blend

03-22-2020 Science&Technology
New Malware Strains Trickbot and Emotet Can Bypass Antivirus Software! Here's its Trick!

It was recently discovered that Malware strains are now using "coronavirus" text to trick antivirus software. TrickBot and Emotet have started to use text from different coronavirus news stories as a way to bypass the security software and tricking the AI and infect your computer with Trojans! The world has been all over the buzz when it comes to the coronavirus (COVID-19), and when most users see content with coronavirus news, they usually do not hesitate to click it. While the antivirus softw

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TOP  Source: Tech Times

03-22-2020 Health
COVID-19 CURE: Australia Will Now Roll Out The Use of Two Existing Medications After Patients Have..

...Successfully Recovered in Secret Trials With the ongoing Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, all everyone in the world wants to know is if there is any possibility of a cure or vaccine for this virus. Fortunately, Australia has been working hard in developing this and they are already planning to roll out nationwide. A handful of patients with confirmed cases have been successfully treated The first ones in Australia to have been infected and have confirmed cases of the coronavirus, a group o

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02-06-2020 Science&Technology
How Hoop hit #2 with its Tinder for Snapchat

Snapchat’s developer platform is blowing up as a gateway to teen social app users. Hoop is the latest Snap Kit blockbuster, rocketing to No. 2 on the overall App Store charts this month with its Tinder -esque swiping interface for discovering people and asking to message with them over Snapchat. Within a week of going viral, unfunded French startup Dazz saw Hoop score 2.5 million downloads. The fact that such a dumbfoundingly simple and already ubiquitous style of app was able to climb the char

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02-06-2020 Science&Technology
Nvidia GeForce Now Finally on Beta; What Makes it Stand Out Over Stadia?

Nvidia's big game-streaming competitor to Google Stadia and Microsoft Project xCloud, GeForce Now, is officially out of beta today and is available for users in Europe and North America. GeForce Now lets you play PC video games, with minimum fuss, on any PC, MacOS, or Android device. Want to play Overwatch to your Samsung cellphone or Red Dead Redemption 2 for your MacBook Air? The idea is, you log in and go. GeForce Now vs. Competitors: What's the Difference? Some people ask this question: Wha

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02-06-2020 Cars
Tesla CEO Elon Musk teases possible new Texas gigafactory

Tesla has been on a tear lately, and it looks like CEO Elon Musk is trying to think of new ways to spend some money. Tonight he dropped a hint that, in addition to current gigafactory projects in China and Germany, Tesla is considering one in Texas. Tesla’s Shanghai gigafactory is already up and running with a current capacity of 150,000 vehicles per year. Tesla plans to expand it more this year, including adding local Model Y production for the China market. And the purchase contract has been

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TOP   Source: Electrek

02-06-2020 Science&Technology
WATCH | This is How 99 Phones Could Change Traffic Flow in Google Maps

Google Maps has modified how people navigate the world. However, Google's influence is merely going beyond just locating and navigating. A whole flood of latest businesses, experiences, and ideas have grown up around the ability to zoom and pan around only a virtual version of a map. However, with incredible power comes great responsibility. One "hack" showed how clear it turned into play Google's system and altered the flow. Although a few would possibly argue that Waze, which is also owned by

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No. Newspaper / Country No. Newspaper / Country No. Newspaper / Country
1 The New York Times / United States 2 The Guardian / United Kingdom 3 The Daily Mail / United Kingdom
4 China Daily / China 5 The Washington Post / United States 6 The Telegraph / United Kingdom
7 The Wall Street Journal / United States 8 USA Today / United States 9 The Times of India / India
10 The Independent / United Kingdom 11 Los Angeles Times / United States 12 El País / Spain
13 Financial Times / United Kingdom 14 The People's Daily / China 15 United Daily News / China
16 The Economic Daily / China 17 Le Monde / France 18 Daily Mirror / United Kingdom
19 El Mundo / Spain 20 Daily News / United States 21 La Repubblica / Italy
22 Bild / Germany 23 Le Figaro / France 24 The Sydney Morning Herald / Australia
25 Houston Chronicle / United States 26 Hürriyet / Turkey 27 Chicago Tribune / United States
28 The Examiner / United States 29 New York Post / United States 30 Asahi Shimbun / Japan
31 Corriere della Sera / Italy 32 The Economic Times / India 33 Milliyet Gazetesi / Turkey
34 Marca / Spain 35 Liberty Times / Taiwan 36 Die Welt / Germany
37 The Globe and Mail / Canada 38 Nihon Keizai Shimbun / Japan 39 The Hollywood Reporter / United States
40 Sabah / Turkey 41 The Christian Science Monitor / United States 42 Daily Express / United Kingdom
43 Kompas / Indonesia 44 The Indian Express / India 45 Yomiuri Shimbun / Japan
46 Gazeta Wyborcza / Poland 47 The Hindu / India 48 The Toronto Star / Canada
49 The Sun / United Kingdom 50 The Age / Australia 51 The Boston Globe / United States
52 Philippine Daily Inquirer / Philippines 53 Süddeutsche Zeitung / Germany 54 The Washington Times / United States
55 Clarín / Argentina 56 Chosun Ilbo / Japan 57 Die Zeit / Germany
58 The Onion / United States 59 Metro / United Kingdom 60 ABC / Spain
61 The Seattle Times / United States 62 The Times / United Kingdom 63 La Gazzetta dello Sport / Italy
64 Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Germany 65 The Hill / United States 66 Dainik Bhaskar / India
67 The Philadelphia Inquirer / United States 68 The Oregonian / United States 69 The Dong-a Ilbo / Korea
70 La Nación / Argentina 71 The Hindustan Times / India 72 San Jose Mercury News / United States
73 The Dallas Morning News / United States 74 AS / Spain 75 The Australian / Australia
76 Star Tribune / United States 77 Qingdao News / China 78 The Jerusalem Post / Israel
79 The Plain Dealer / United States 80 L'Equipe / France 81 Komsomolskaya Pravda / Russia
82 The Denver Post / United States 83 Mladá fronta Dnes / Czech Republic 84 Libération / France
85 O Globo / Brazil 86 Aftonbladet / Sweden 87 The Japan Times / Japan
88 Business Standard / India 89 Le Nouvel Observateur / France 90 Kommersant / Russia
91 Le Parisien / France 92 The New Zealand Herald / New Zealand 93 Detroit Free Press / United States
94 Newsday / United States 95 The Baltimore Sun / United States 96 National Post / Canada
97 Il Sole 24 Ore / Italy 98 The Miami Herald / United States 99 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution / United States
100 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / United States 101 The Irish Independent / Ireland 102 South China Morning Post / Hong Kong SAR
103 The Irish Times / Ireland 104 The Star Online / Malaysia 105 De Telegraaf / Netherlands
106 Dawn / Pakistan 107 Der Standaard / Austria 108 The Sacramento Bee / United States
109 20 Minutos / Spain 110 Mainichi Shimbun / Japan 111 Rossiyskaya Gazeta / Russia
112 Apple Daily / Taiwan 113 DNA - Daily News & Analysis / India 114 La Stampa / Italy
115 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel / United States 116 20 Minutes / France 117 La Vanguardia / Spain
118 Evening Standard / United Kingdom 119 China Times / Taiwan 120 The Straits Times / Singapore
121 Orlando Sentinel / United States 122 Der Tagesspiegel / Germany 123 South Florida Sun-Sentinel / United States
124 Verdens Gang / Norway 125 Argumenti i Fakti / Russia 126 Boston Herald / United States
127 Infobae / Argentina 128 Dagbladet / Norway 129 Independent Online / South Africa
130 The New York Observer / United States 131 Yeni Safak / Turkey 132 Seattle Post-Intelligencer / United States
133 The Kansas City Star / United States 134 Al-Ahram / Egypt 135 The Scotsman / United Kingdom
136 Nikkan Sports / Japan 137 Deseret News / United States 138 Herald Sun / Australia
139 The Vancouver Sun / Canada 140 Yang Cheng Wan Bao / China 141 Les Échos / France
142 Gulf News / United Arab Emirates 143 Yedioth Aharonot / Israel 144 Sports Nippon / Japan
145 The Orange County Register / United States 146 Expressen / Sweden 147 St. Louis Post-Dispatch / United States
148 Pravda.ru / Russia 149 Handelsblatt / Germany 150 The Daily Telegraph / Australia
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