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House passes Equality Act to boost LGBTQ protections

Democrats believe there is a chance to pass the act into law this year.

A New Coronavirus Variant Is Spreading in New York, Researchers Report

The variant contains a mutation thought to help the virus dodge the immune system, scientists said.
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This golden statue of Trump at CPAC is a perfect metaphor for the state of the GOP

Apparently CPAC attendees missed the part of the Bible about the Golden Calf.

The Republican Party Is Now in Its End Stages

The GOP has become, in form if not in content, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union of the late 1970s.

These are the best Android phones you can buy right now

After exhaustive research, we've rounded up the best Android phones you can buy updated weekly!

Xbox Live is down with users unable to sign in

Microsofts Xbox Live service is down and experiencing issues. Users are unable to sign in to the service, and Microsoft says its investigating the problems.

Tesla shuts down Model 3 production line for 2 weeks amid chip shortage

Tesla is shutting down a Model 3 production line at Fremont factory for two weeks amid an industrywide microchip shortage.

Bill Gates explains why he still prefers Android over iPhone during interview on Clubhouse

During a recent interview on the invite-only audio conversation app Clubhouse, Bill Gates revealed why he still prefers to use an Android phone over the iPhone.

At long last, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl remakes are coming

The Pokémon Company announced Wednesday that itll release remakes for Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The games, which were released in Japan in 2006, were part of the fourth generation of Pokémon.

Financial Targets Don’t Motivate Employees

Adjust your messaging to focus on purpose, value, and impact.

No, They Weren’t Dead the Whole Time

The creators, cast, and crew of the ABC television phenomenon Lost look back on the making of, and reaction to, the final episode of the series that brought the journey of Jack Shephard and the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 to a close.

Black Inventor Garrett Morgan Saved Countless Lives with Gas Mask and Improved Traffic Lights

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Blue Origin delays first launch of New Glenn to late 2022

Senior VP Jarrett Jones said the schedule had to be pushed back following the Space Force decision to not select New Glenn as a national security launch provider.

Bill Gates Says His Preference for Android Over iPhone Comes Down to Pre-Installed Software

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates this week participated in his first meeting on Clubhouse, the increasingly popular invite-only conversation app, where he fielded a range of questions as part of an ongoing book tour.

Texas' Icy Disaster Makes the Case for Uniting the US Grid

The national grid is split into sections that can't share much power. Connecting them won't be cheap or easy, but it will help usher in the future of energy.

Chinese Hackers Using Firefox Extension to Spy On Tibetan Organizations

A new Chinese hacking attack aimed at spying on vulnerable Tibetan communities globally by deploying a malicious Firefox extension on target systems.

An Xbox Live outage is affecting account sign-in for some users

Xbox Live is currently experiencing an outage affecting a number of devices, where users are having issues signing-in to their Xbox account.

Khloé Kardashian: Ad Campaign Isn’t a Photoshop Fail — It’s a Wide Lens

Photography and Camera News, Reviews, and Inspiration

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Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

Pokemon still catching hearts as game franchise celebrates 25th anniversary

The game's nature imagery, varied characters and focus on building a collection are central to its success, according to one academic who has written extensively on the topic.
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Sabine Hossenfelder: searching for beauty in mathematics

Does mathematics have a beauty problem?

How to Understand COVID-19 Variants and Their Effects on Vaccines

Researchers are tracking the different strains of SARS-CoV-2 and studying how they spread through our population and our bodies.

Apple releases macOS Big Sur 11.2.2 with fix for third-party docks

Apple has released a revised version of macOS Big Sur 11.2.2, which corrects an issue that could cause recent MacBooks to become damaged while used with third-party and unapproved USB-C docks.

 

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Global.health — Access data about 500M+ anonymized COVID-19 cases

Global.health is a collaborative effort by technologists and researchers from leading international institutions to build a trusted, detailed, and accurate resource of real-time infectious disease data.

How to watch Wales vs England: Live stream 2021 Six Nations rugby online

Can Wayne Pivac's Welsh side claim their nations fourth Triple Crown triumph in Cardiff? Dont miss a moment with our Wales vs England live stream guide and watch 2021 Six Nations rugby online.

Bill Gates reveals why he prefers Android over iOS

Bill Gates made the leap to Android back in 2017, presumably from Windows phones. In a recent interview on Clubhouse, the Microsoft co-founder has revealed why he prefers Android over iOS.

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief package

It's a critical first step ahead of a possible rewrite in the Senate.

Deal: Galaxy S21 is only $674.99, cheapest it's ever been

Its normal price is $799.99.

Hilarious ‘Time To Buy An E-bike’ video will convince you to ride an electric bicycle

As electric bicycle sales have soared to record numbers lately, fewer people are needing much convincing to get out of a car and onto a fun, energy efficient e-bike.

New Moto-branded Wear OS watches look to be coming soon: Moto G, Watch, and One

In early 2020, a new Moto 360 was released by a Canadian company called eBuyNow following a licensing deal with Motorola. That arrangement is expanding later this year as new Moto-branded Wear OS devices are on the way.

Microsoft releases Office Insider preview Build 13819.20006 for Windows users, here is what’s new

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'Billie Eilish: The World's A Little Blurry' is now available on Apple TV+

The highly-anticipated documentary, which follows the story of Eilish while she works on her debut album, premiered on Apple TV+ today.

What did the Artists from ‘Midnight in Paris’ Look Like in Real Life? 19th Century

Let's compare the representation vs reality in the case of the 19th century artists portrayed in Midnight in Paris.

Typescript 4.2 Released, Improves Types and Developer Experience

The TypeScript team announced the release of TypeScript 4.2, which features more flexible type annotations, stricter checks, extra configuration options, and a few breaking changes.

Go read this report about how selling safe masks online is surprisingly hard

Masks are still needed, but policies on tech platforms like Facebook and Amazon are making it challenging for many mask makers to provide safe, medical grade masks to the public, according to a New York Times report.

Why Ventilation Is a Key to Reopening Schools Safely

A simulation of airflow in a real New York City classroom shows the risks of coronavirus infection and how simple ventilation and filtration can reduce the probability of exposure.

‘BARS’ is a new Facebook app for creating and sharing raps

The NPE Team, which is part of Facebook, today introduced an experimental iPhone app called BARS. The idea of the app is to provide a quick and easy way to create and share raps using professionally created beats.

Billie Eilish’s first documentary captures intimate spaces, but not intimate emotions

Billie Eilishs first documentary chronicles the "Bad Guy" singer-songwriter in the year leading up to the release of her first album, When We We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? which went on to sweep the 2020 Grammys.

State of Play, Pokémon’s Breath of the Wild, and an Elden Ring update | GB Decides 185

GamesBeat Decides is back with another new episode covering PlayStation's State of Play and more in a packed week of news.

FDA advisers unanimously recommend Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine

The FDA could make an emergency use authorization as soon as this weekend, paving the way for distribution.

Federal Court Agrees: Prosecutors Can’t Keep Forensic Evidence Secret from Defendants

When the government tries to convict you of a crime, you have a right to challenge its evidence.

Microsoft could soon announce “The New Windows”

Microsoft is reportedly planning to announce a new version of Windows 10 and the company might consider marketing Windows 10X or the big Sun Valley upgrade as the new Windows.

Next Halo: MCC flight begins, includes new Halo 3 maps and armors

343 Industries has kicked off the next Halo: The Master Chief Collection flight, which includes new Halo 3 maps and armors as well as several other additions and features. Here's what you need to know.

Suga denies ethics scandal pushed him to skip news conference

Cabinet Public Relations Secretary Makiko Yamada came under fire after she was found to have been treated to a luxurious dinner in 2019 by Suga's eldest son.

Leatherworker Wants Photographers to Actually Enjoy Carrying a Camera

Photography and Camera News, Reviews, and Inspiration

How Jeff Bezos changed the economy, in charts

From the growth of online shopping to the success of Amazon Prime, Bezos had a powerful legacy.