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Essential workers" tweets show surprising positivity during pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people turned to social media platforms to share their feelings about the changes happening in the world around them. Essential workers—such as medical providers, retail and food service employees, and public tran.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 10th, 2021

Google Chrome To No Longer Show Secure Website Indicators

Google Chrome will no longer show whether a site you are visiting is secure and only show when you visit an insecure website. Bleeping Computer reports: To further push web developers into only using HTTPS on their sites, Google introduced the protoc.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 37 min. ago

Gig companies take worker classification fight to Massachusetts through ballot initiative

A coalition of app-based ride-hailing and on-demand delivery companies including Lyft, Uber, Doordash and Instacart have filed a petition for a ballot initiative in Massachusetts that would keep gig economy workers classified as independent contracto.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 37 min. ago

Edtech startup bina raises $1.4M to teach 4- to 12-year-olds, launch School-as-a-Service

With the pandemic wreaking havoc amongst early years education amid school lockdowns, it’s no wonder edtech startups have piled into the space. But it has also served to highlight the abysmal nature of early years teaching: Some 40 million teachers.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 37 min. ago

Amazon Unlawfully Confiscated Union Literature, NLRB Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Amazon illegally prohibited an employee from giving workers pro-union literature, confiscated that literature, and gave workers the impression that their organizing activity was being surveilled a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 9 min. ago

Equality and fairness: Vaccines against this pandemic of mistrust

The COVID crisis has laid bare a crisis of trust......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News18 hr. 37 min. ago

Air pollution exposure is shifting from outdoor to indoor – here"s why

You may have seen the before-and-after-lockdown photos of major cities that appear to show dramatic changes in air quality. In one, the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi is barely visible amid the smog. Then, during lockdown, it's clearly visible.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News18 hr. 37 min. ago

TED talks seek to inject optimism into pandemic gloom

A TED conference under the theme "The Case for Optimism" on Monday threw down the gauntlet for a return to face-to-face gatherings, despite the daunting challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and deep political divides......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News22 hr. 37 min. ago

Amazon Prime Video’s Lord of the Rings series finally has a premiere date

The first season of Amazon Prime Video's Lord of the Rings series has wrapped with a new picture from the set, and the show will finally bow in September 2022......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series: Everything we know so far

The Lord of the Rings prequel series developed by Amazon has a multiseason commitment and a $1 billion budget. Here's everything we know about the show so far......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Pandemic of unvaccinated rages in Louisiana, Florida amid breakthrough concerns

Vaccines and masks are both needed to lower transmission, US officials stress. Enlarge / MELBOURNE, Fla. - 2021/07/29: A treatment tent is seen outside the emergency department at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. The tent was set up.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Global team of wildlife researchers furthers study of elusive, tree-dwelling animals

The pandemic has turned many of us to technology as a way to connect with not just other people, but also nature......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Finding new types of 2D material defects could enable better electronics

Two-dimensional materials are essential for developing new ultra-compact electronic devices, but producing defect-free 2D materials is a challenge. However, discovery of new types of defects in these 2D materials may give insight into how to create m.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Companies that survived the pandemic will recover

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes and floods, have proven that businesses both big and small have the ability to survive and thrive......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Method for discovery of antiviral drugs

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for methods to identify new or repurposed drugs as antivirals. Researchers at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet are now presenting a new screening approach that focuses on the identifi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Bird and mammal diversity is declining with biological invasions

The introduction of invasive species leads to a decline in certain native species. A team of researchers from the CNRS and the University of Paris-Saclay has managed to show that 11% of the global phylogenetic diversity of birds and mammals, in other.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Hundreds of AI Tools Were Built to Catch Covid. None of Them Helped

At the start of the pandemic, remembers MIT Technology Review's senior editor for AI, the community "rushed to develop software that many believed would allow hospitals to diagnose or triage patients faster, bringing much-needed support to the front.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Amazon Now Employs Almost 1 Million People in the US - or 1 in Every 169 Workers

"Amazon now employs almost 1 million people in the U.S. — or 1 in every 169 workers," reports NBC News: Amazon has revealed for the first time the number of people it employs in the U.S., putting the figure at 950,000, according to the e-comme.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Russia"s "Nonsensical, Impossible Quest" to Create Its Own Domestic Internet

"It was pretty strange when Russia decided to announce last week that it had successfully run tests between June 15 and July 15 to show it could disconnect itself from the internet," writes an associate professor of cybersecurity policy at Tufts Flet.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Unicorns are ready for a haircut

The digitization of your haircut may not have been on your 2020 bucket list, but 2021 has an even more surprising line item: Tech-powered barbershops are now a business proposition valued at nearly a billion dollars. Squire is a back-end barbershop m.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

How to watch this month’s spectacular Perseid meteor shower

The Perseid meteor shower peaks in August, offering a potentially spectacular light show for skywatchers. Here's how to watch......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021