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Egypt Denied an Oxygen Failure Killed Covid Patients. We Found That It Did.

For many Egyptians, a video offered a rare and uncensored view of the coronaviruss real toll at the peak of Egypts second wave of the pandemic.

Dominion sends cease and desist letter to My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell

Lindell is a prominent Trump supporter and conspiracy theorist.

Republicans Will Try to Pretend Like Trump Never Happened

How will the GOP recover from the Trump era? Pretend it never happened.

Sen. Lindsey Graham calls for Senate to reject impeachment trial for “national healing”

Graham is questioning the legitimacy of a trial after Trump leaves office. But Dems and some scholars disagree.

Aurora partners with PacCar to develop driverless trucks

Self-driving startup Aurora inked a partnership with PacCar to develop driverless trucks to be deployed in North America.

Apple Supplier Foxconn to Build $270 Million Plant in Vietnam, Likely for MacBook and iPad

Apple supplier Foxconn has been granted a license to construct a new $270 million plant in Vietnam, likely to manufacture MacBooks and iPads (via Reuters).

Capitol rioter planned to sell Nancy Pelosi’s laptop to Russian spies, witness told FBI

A witness told the FBI that Capitol riot participant Riley June Williams planned to steal a laptop from Speaker Nancy Pelosis office in order to sell the device to Russian intelligence services.

Apple Removes macOS Feature That Allowed Apps to Bypass Firewall Security

Apple Removes Controversial macOS Big Sur Feature That Allowed Apps to Bypass Firewall Security
seths   +1383   37h ago

Three types of kindness

Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

Tesla releases new images of its battery cell production, seeks to hire for new factories

Tesla has released a new video with new images of its battery cell production in Fremont, California, as it seeks to hire more people to replicate the production lines at new factories in Germany and Texas.

Trump’s Worst, Most Bizarre Statements About ‘the Cyber’

Over the course of his presidency, he managed to be consistently wrong, outrageous, and dangerous in equal measure. We look back at his most notorious remarks.

Concept: watchOS 8 could introduce new apps, new faces, and widgets

Were about six months away from the unveiling of the next version of watchOS. We havent heard any rumors yet, so all of these ideas are based purely on conjecture. But at the end of the day, there are lots of ways that watchOS could be improved.

An $800 Galaxy S21 is impressive — except in a world with the S20 FE

Samsung's new Galaxy S21 offers a ton of specs and features for just $800, but in a world where we still have the Galaxy S20 FE, does it even really matter?
aeon   +372   35h ago

Unreal city

The immersive exhibition populating London with surreal digital sculptures by Olafur Eliasson, KAWS, Cao Fei and more

This state-of-the-art indoor farm is transforming Appalachia into an agricultural powerhouse

Can AppHarvest bring new jobs in high-tech farming to coal country?

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 870: An 865++?

Today Qualcomm is making a rather unexpected SoC announcement in the form of the new Snapdragon 870.

Tokyo 2020 organizers to reduce number of athletes at opening ceremony

Tokyo 2020 organizers said details are still being worked out in discussions with the IOC and other organizations, and "a specific approach has not been decided yet."

Fix the missing iPhone 12 charger with Anker

The all-new iPhone 12 comes without a wall charger. Time to upgrade to something faster and more efficient. Grab the Anker Nano and charge your iPhone three times faster.

In parting shot, Trump blocks sales of Intel processors, more to Huawei

With mere days left to its administration, the Trump administration has notified suppliers, including reportedly Intel, that they plan to deny them a license to supply technology items to Huawei, who was placed on the US Entities list in May 2019.

Drive no longer accessible? Use DiskPart to fix it on Windows 10.

In this guide, we'll show you the steps to use DiskPart with Command prompt to clean and properly format a drive to fix file corruption and other logical issues on Windows 10.

Vaccines Need Not Completely Stop COVID Transmission to Curb the Pandemic

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.

Virgin Orbit reaches orbit on second LauncherOne mission

Virgin Orbits LauncherOne rocket reached orbit on its second flight Jan. 17, demonstrating the performance of the air-launch system.

Olympian’s Sexual Abuse Allegations Trigger ‘Me Too’ Outcry in Greece

Allegations levelled by one of Greeces top female Olympians threaten to topple a wall of silence over sexual abuse in the country.

Transforming quantum computing’s promise into practice

MIT electrical engineer William D. Oliver develops the fundamental technology to enable reliable quantum computers at scale. His work could help vastly improve how computers process information and simulate complex systems.

 

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Why did The CW skyrocket to the top of the App Store for the first time in three years?

The CWs app skyrocketed to the top of the Apple App Store for the first time in more than three years, possibly due to high interest in returning shows like Batwoman, All American, and Riverdale. Heres how Netflix may have played into it.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro hands-on

Some quick impressions of Samsung's latest TWS offering.

Windows 10X booted on the Surface Pro 7, most drivers working (video)

Now that builds of Windows 10x are floating around, hackers have been working hard on getting it to run outside a virtual machine.

Cross Polarization: What It Is and Why It Matters

Photography and Camera News, Reviews, and Inspiration

Microsoft Lists now available to download from the App Store

At Build 2020, Microsofts annual developer conference, the company announced a new service called Microsoft Lists. Today, the app has been made available to download from the App Store.

Box of Pokémon cards sells at auction for more than $400,000, a new record

An unopened box of Pokémon cards just sold for $408,000 at auction. The record-breaking deal was closely followed by the sale of a single Blastoise card, one of only two like it ever made, that sold for $360,000.

Best Destiny 2 Exotic weapons and armor in 2021

Destiny 2's sandbox is filled with plenty of unique and powerful Exotic weapons and armor pieces. Here's a breakdown of which Exotics are the most effective in 2021.

These are the best Samsung Galaxy S21 cases you can buy

If you're lucky enough to secure a new Samsung Galaxy S21 smartphone, then you probably want to make sure it's as protected as can be. Here are some of the best Samsung Galaxy S21 cases that we've found and most are super-affordable!

Netflix tops 200 million global subscribers

Netflix also beat expectations on earnings and revenue for the fourth quarter.

They Should Have Taken Them at Their Word

Supporters are recoiling from some Republican politicians, not because they betrayed their campaign-trail promises, but because they fulfilled them.

Understanding antibodies to avoid pandemics

Pamela Björkman shared her work on antibodies during the MIT Department of Biologys Independent Activities Period (IAP) seminar series, Immunity from Principles to Practice, on Jan. 12.

This is the year oil companies finally invest in geothermal

In 2021, oil and gas majors are poised to make the first major geothermal investments in more than 30 years.

Everything you need to know about Biden’s inauguration

The schedule, start time, how to watch, what to expect and livestream for the inauguration of the 46th president of the United States.

Tesla is hiring people to address complaints to Elon Musk on Twitter

Tesla is hiring new customer service people to address complaints sent by customers to Elon Musk on Twitter.

Hearthstone gets 35 new cards on January 21

Blizzard announced today that a new mini-set of 35 cards, called Darkmoon Races, is coming to Hearthstone on January.

Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch: How to slay Great Izuchi

Need help to take down the Great Izuchi? Check our guide on how to slay Great Izuchi in Monster Hunter Rise.

Facebook improves photo descriptions for the visually impaired

Facebook has improved its automatic alternative text feature to help describe photos to the visually impaired. It now detects photo contents ten times better and gives better descriptions.

Japan’s daily coronavirus death toll tops 100 for first time

Tokyo confirmed 1,240 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday as the number of severely ill patients counted under Tokyos criteria surged by 12 to 155.

Best Android app deals of the day: Relic Seeker Hypogeum, Access Code Heaven, more

It is now time for all of Tuesdays best Android game and app deals like Relic Seeker: Hypogeum, Space Hobo, Mission Ammunition, and more.

Former U.S. Air Force secretary Heather Wilson joins Maxar’s board of directors

Former secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson has joined the board of directors of Maxar Technologies, the company announced Jan. 19.

Today’s best tech deals: Lots of Switch games, Fire HD tablets, and more

Serving the Technologist for more than a decade. IT news, reviews, and analysis.

Gmail now lets you resize Google Chat, Rooms in the web sidebar

One way to boost the adoption of Google Chat is by making it available directly in the email tab that users likely already have open. The Gmail web client now lets you resize the Google Chat and Rooms side widgets.

Court Voids a ‘Tortured’ Trump Climate Rollback

The ruling strikes down weak rules for coal-burning power plants and gives the Biden administration a freer hand to impose tighter restrictions.

Biden's Pick to Lead FEMA Signals Urgency on Pandemic and Climate Change

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.