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Coronavirus News Roundup, July 4-July 9
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:00:00 GMT
From https:
Pandemic highlights for the week

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


How Coronavirus Spreads through the Air: What We Know So Far
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:00:00 GMT
From https:
The virus that causes COVID-19 can persist in aerosol form, some studies suggest. But the potential for transmission depends on many factors, including infectiousness, dose and ventilation

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Worrisome Signs Emerge for 1.5-Degree-C Climate Target
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 15:15:00 GMT
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There is a 24 percent chance that global average temperature could surpass that mark in the next five years

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


One Millionth Patent Awarded without Ceremony
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 14:00:00 GMT
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Originally published in August 1911

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Smooth Handfish Extinction Marks a Sad Milestone
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:00:00 GMT
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For the first time the IUCN Red List has officially declared a marine fish alive in modern times to be extinct 

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Counterfactual Experiments Are Crucial but Easy to Misunderstand
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:00:00 GMT
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With COVID-19, as with climate, we need to explore a variety of possible futures in order to set policy

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Americans Increase LSD Use--and a Bleak Outlook for the World May Be to Blame
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:45:00 GMT
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Millennials and older adults lead the surge while Gen Z stays on the sidelines

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Polynesians and Native South Americans Made 12th-Century Contact
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 03:00:00 GMT
From https:
Scientists have found snippets of Native South American DNA in the genomes of present-day Polynesians, and they trace the contact to the year 1150. Christopher Intagliata reports.

-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


Amazon Tells Employees to Delete TikTok From Mobile Devices
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:56:01 +0000
From feedproxy.google
Amazon told employees to delete TikTok from mobile devices they use to access company emails, citing asecurity risksa

Amazon tells employees to remove TikTok from their devices immediately
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Amazon has instructed its employees to remove the short-video app TikTok from their devices immediately, according to a person familiar with the matter.


Spotify and other apps crash on iPhones in apparent Facebook bug
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Popular apps including Spotify, Pinterest, and Tinder were crashing on iPhones on Friday in what appeared to be a widespread outage linked to a Facebook bug.


Instagram bans all content promoting conversion therapy
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Instagram will ban any content that promotes conversion therapy, the tech company told CNN on Friday, after campaigners called on the platform to block providers from advertising their services online.


A secretive and controversial startup may go public. Here's what you should know about it
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
In the 17 years since it was founded, Palantir Technologies has received financial backing from the CIA, become one of the most valuable private companies in the US, and earned a seat at the table alongside the biggest tech companies in meeting with President Donald Trump.


Hong Kong was a 'safe harbor' for tech companies shut out of China. Not anymore
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
For decades, Silicon Valley giants shut out of China by the country's massive censorship apparatus have continued to operate in Hong Kong thanks to the city's unique political status that guaranteed it a free internet.


Sony invests $250 million in Fortnite maker Epic Games
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Sony is investing $250 million in Fortnite maker Epic Games, giving the Japanese company a minority stake in Epic.


TikTok may undergo corporate changes to distance from China amid US scrutiny
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
The short-form video app TikTok could soon see a shakeup of its corporate structure as it confronts mounting criticism from politicians in the US over ties to its Chinese parent company.


TikTok is a national security threat, US politicians say. Here's what experts think
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
The short-form video app TikTok has quickly become a key part of popular culture in the US, serving as a platform for viral memes as well as political satire and activism. Facebook, the dominant force in social media, has tried to copy the app, but so far that has not slowed down its rapid rise.


Twitter could launch a subscription option
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Twitter may be working on a paid product and investors seem thrilled about it.


Facebook removes Roger Stone from Instagram after linking him to fake accounts
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Facebook announced Wednesday it had shut down pages and accounts linked to Roger Stone and Proud Boys, a far-right group Facebook has banned under its hate policies. Stone's own Instagram account was shut down as part of the takedown.


Ultrasound machines that connect to smartphones are helping doctors safely scan coronavirus patients
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
When Butterfly Network first began rolling out its handheld ultrasound scanners in 2018, much of the focus was on providing tools to parts of Africa and Latin America, where access to large and more traditional ultrasound machines was far more restricted. But two years later, a technology that was positioned to help the developing world may find a new use in the United States as hospitals adapt to the new challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.


Genius Bar Index: How Apple Stores track the reopening
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Last month, as Covid-19 cases increased in Texas and Arizona, Apple opted to shut stores in those states. Shortly after, the states themselves would either pause or roll back their reopenings.


Instagram pounces on India market after TikTok is banned
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
It's been a difficult week for TikTok a and Instagram just made it much harder.


Facebook audit paints 'deeply troubling' picture of company's response to Trump posts, civil rights issues
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Facebook continues to operate with glaring blind spots for hateful content and misinformation on the site and has made a number of decisions in the last year that "represent significant setbacks for civil rights," according to a highly anticipated audit of the company's practices.


Tinder is testing video chat -- a feature for the quarantine times
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
The global coronavirus pandemic has made it harder for people to go on dates in the real world, which has given rise to a new normal: video dating.


Facebook ad boycott organizers met with Zuckerberg. It didn't go well
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
Civil rights and activist groups blasted Facebook's leadership on Tuesday after meeting with CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other executives to discuss the demands of a large advertiser boycott that now includes hundreds of brands.


Online shopping can be worse for the environment than driving to a store
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
If you think shopping online is more eco-friendly than driving to a store, think again.


Following controversial national security law, TikTok is leaving Hong Kong
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
TikTok said it will exit the Hong Kong market, joining other popular social media platforms expressing unease after China imposed a controversial national security law on the city.


China is investing billions in chipmaking to close the gap with its global rivals
Date: 0
From rss.cnn
China's largest semiconductor maker could raise as much as $7.5 billion this year by listing its stock in Shanghai a a move that could deliver the Chinese mainland its largest share sale in a decade, and reduce the country's reliance on foreign chips.


Proof virus tracking app doesnat work
Date: 0
From https:
A Melbourne web app developer claims failings in the Governmentas COVID-19 tracking app have adangerously exposeda him and his 15 staff to the wildly infectious disease.

ASIOas bold move to thwart lone wolves
Date: 0
From https:
Australiaas domestic spy agency wants beefed-up powers to interrogate suspects as young as 14 and track cars without a warrant to protect the country from lone-wolf attacks.

Pubas sassy response to review
Date: 0
From https:
An inner-Sydney pub has defended the rights of its employees to have a bad day after a customer complained they werenat acting cheery enough.

How to make the most money when selling your car
Date: 0
From https:
Selling your car privately rather than trading it in typically puts more money in your pocket.

Thousands to be refunded phone sales
Date: 0
From https:
An electronics retailer that made thousands of sales over the phone and then charged customers before they were supposed to will have to offer them all refunds.

Mercedes unveils race car for the road, the new AMG GT Black Series
Date: 0
From https:
Mercedes has confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in performance motoring: a range-topping Black Series version of its fastest car is on the way.

Puzzling new luxury car revealed
Date: 0
From https:
A luxury car brand has introduced a puzzling new limited edition version of one of its lusted after vehicles.

Heaviest rain for months due for western states
Date: 0
From https:
If you live on the east coast and youare planning on putting a wash out to dry, do it soon or run the risk of it being damp for the next week.

A facial recognition tech company is under investigation
Date: 0
From https:
A company that scraped images from social media profiles and used them to create a facial recognition app to sell to police is under investigation by Australiaas information commissioner and its UK equivalent.

How to fix annoying battery drain
Date: 0
From https:
A problem that appears to be stemming from Appleas own music app is reportedly draining the life out of iPhone usersa batteries.

Mind-blowing new racing series revealed
Date: 0
From https:
Razor scooters just got a lot cooler.

Perfect lockdown weather ahead
Date: 0
From https:
Melbourneas first weekend of the second coronavirus lockdown is set to be the perfect weather to stay indoors with wet and wild conditions forecast.

The Last of Us Part II: Why the hate for its story is so wrong
Date: 0
From https:
NOTE: This article explores the story and characters of The Last of Us Part II, and it is full of spoilers. Seriously, all the spoilers. Every last one of them. Youave been warned.

The chances of a fierce east coast low have firmed up
Date: 0
From https:
There is now an 80 per chance of an east coast low developing off the New South Wales coast early next week which could bring torrential rain of up to 200mm in places, flooding and gale force winds, forecasters have warned.

Outback town Narromine to become home of the flying car
Date: 0
From https:
A small town 40km west of Dubbo, in NSW, will serve as the birthplace of the flying car in Australia.

Sign game no longer aOKa with
Date: 0
From https:
Ionic video game franchise Call of Duty has quietly removed a once innocuous symbol that has supposedly been co-opted by white supremacists and far-right extremist groups that Australiaas domestic spy organisation warns are a threat to public safety.

Nissan Leafas vehicle-to-grid technology reaches Australia
Date: 0
From https:
Technology that could change the future of electric cars has arrived in Australia.

COVID linked to abrain illnessa
Date: 0
From https:
Around the world coronavirus has killed around 4.5 per cent of the close to 12 million people confirmed to contract it, but those who have arecovereda from COVID-19 have still had severe damage inflicted on their organs.

New atrapdoor spidera discovered
Date: 0
From https:
A new genus and species of trapdoor spider has been identified by researchers on the east coast of Australia.

Planets you can see with no telescope
Date: 0
From https:
Planets rarely able to be seen without the use of an expensive telescope will instead be viewable to the naked eye throughout this month as our planetas orbit opposes Saturn and Jupiter and Mars and Venus come into view too.

The hidden secret beneath this VW SUV
Date: 0
From https:
Thereas a lot more to Volkswagen than just Volkswagens. The Volkswagen Group also includes Audi, Skoda, Porsche, Lamborghini, Bentley, Bugatti and Ducati.

Speculation mysterious aaliena sea creature find could be worth a lot
Date: 0
From https:
A Queensland woman was excited she might have stumbled across a blob worth a lot of money.

Millions losing access to internet
Date: 0
From https:
Millions of people look set to lose access to the free and open internet as Chinaas control over Hong Kong increases.

An angry weather system is brewing that could bring storms and torrential rain
Date: 0
From https:
Forecasters have warned there is a alot more rain to comea as a low-pressure system moves from southwestern Western Australia to the southeast as we head into the weekend.

aMiraclea: alosta rabbit found in couch
Date: 0
From https:
When Melbourne woman Graceas pet rabbit Sharon went missing from the backyard she feared the worst.

Huge shift in Aussie new car purchases
Date: 0
From https:
Aussies are still planning on buying new cars despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Problem Facebook anot readya to address
Date: 0
From https:
The organisers of an advertising boycott against the worldas biggest social media platform have been disappointed by the companyas response, as Facebook announces it will make changes to its policies on hate speech.

VB-loving man crashes news interview
Date: 0
From https:
A Wodonga man holding a VB can has become an Aussie hero after crashing a news interview to share his thoughts on the NSW-Victoria border closure.

How Netflix could get twice as fast
Date: 0
From https:
A new way of streaming video could drastically improve the speed of services like Netflix and Disney+ and halve the amount of data they use.

Race and class divide: Black and Hispanic service workers are tech's growing underclass
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:02:51 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Bus drivers, janitors and security guards, a high percentage of whom are underrepresented minorities, get none of the perks at big tech companies.


How good are you at spotting bots on dating-apps?
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:29:52 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Dating-app bots, like all chat bots, are coded software to simulate a "chat" with users utilizing natural language processing.


McLaren partners with Klipsch for new lineup of racing-inspired wireless earbuds
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:08:28 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The top-tier McLaren Edition version comes with trimmed in the race car brand's hallmark Papaya Orange color.


Spotify, Pinterest and TikTok not working for thousands of iPhone users
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:13:12 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Spotify and Pinterest are among a long list of apps acting glitchy for thousands of iPhone users on Friday.


13 things that make cooking during the summer easier
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:45:16 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Cooking during the summer can be hot and time-consuming, but products like food processors, meat thermometers, Instant Pots, and more make it easier.


Macy's Black Friday in July sale has arrivedahere are all the best things to shop
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 02:51:45 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
You can save tons of money right now during the Macy's Black Friday in July sale, including savings on cooking gadgets, beauty items and more.