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Pfizer"s FDA Request, Vaccine Diplomacy, and More News

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Category: gadgetSource:  wiredMay 7th, 2021

Eyeball-destroying “black fungus” cases spike to over 30,000 in India

Experts hypothesize that a combination of factors linked to COVID is fueling the surge. Enlarge / A suspected mucormycosis black fungus patient receives examination at a hospital in Bhopal, India, on May 29, 2021. (credit: Getty| Xinhua News Ag.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News2 hr. 38 min. ago

Report: Hackers Breached More US Water Treatment Plants

"On January 15, a hacker tried to poison a water treatment plant that served parts of the San Francisco Bay Area," reports NBC News: It didn't seem hard. The hacker had the username and password for a former employee's TeamViewer account, a popular.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 38 min. ago

Intern"s Email Goof at HBO Max Inspires Hundreds to Show Support on Twitter

CBS News reports: A mysterious and puzzling email with the subject line of "Integration Test Email #1" landed in the boxes of some HBO Max subscribers on Thursday. Just hours later, the company said that the message was intended to be an empty test e.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

mRNA Companies are Now Testing Cancer-Fighting Vaccines

USA Today reports: Companies like Moderna and Pfizer's partner BioNTech, whose names are familiar from COVID-19 vaccines, are using mRNA to spur cancer patients' bodies to make vaccines that will — hopefully — prevent recurrences and trea.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

California Defies Expectations of Doom, Promises Massive Tax Rebate

As California approaches the biggest state tax rebate in U.S. history, Bloomberg News co-founder Matthew A. Winkler questions its reputation as a state doomed by over-regulation and high taxes. In fact, California "has no peers among developed econ.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Will Data Centers Exacerbate Our Droughts?

A data center can easily use up to 1.25 million gallons of water each day — and "More data centers are being built every day by some of America's largest technology companies," reports NBC News, "including Amazon, Microsoft and Google and used.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

A Pill To Treat Covid-19? The US Is Betting on It

The U.S. government spent more than $18 billion last year funding drugmakers to make a Covid vaccine, an effort that led to at least five highly effective shots in record time. Now it's pouring more than $3 billion on a neglected area of research: de.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

After ruining 75M J&J doses, Emergent gets FDA clearance for 25M doses

More than 100 million vaccine doses are still in limbo at the facility. Enlarge / The Emergent BioSolutions plant, a manufacturing partner for Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine, in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 9, 2021. (credit: Getty | Saul.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Microsoft is Bringing Next-Gen Xbox Games To the Xbox One With xCloud

Microsoft will let Xbox One owners play next-gen Xbox games through its xCloud service. The news was buried in a blog post recapping Microsoft's Xbox + Bethesda showcase, with the company confirming plans to leverage Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) for Xb.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

ZFS fans, rejoice—RAIDz expansion will be a thing very soon

Founding OpenZFS dev Matthew Ahrens opened a pull request last week. Enlarge / OpenZFS supports many complex disk topologies, but "spiral stack sitting on a desk" still isn't one of them. (credit: Jim Salter) OpenZFS founding developer Matthew.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Razer Returns With the "Most Powerful 14-inch Gaming Laptop" at E3

CNET News : We'll let Razer have its 5 minutes of E3 glory for the "world's fastest 14-inch gaming laptop," the Razer Blade 14. Razer's simply the first to announce one this size with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX -- also Razer's first AMD CPU in the Blade l.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

E3 2021 Day 4 recap: Nintendo delivers the Direct fans have always wanted

Here's our ongoing recap of E3 2021, which breaks down the biggest news and trends of the expo......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Hollywood stereotypes of female journalists feed a "vicious cycle" of sexism

When a fictional female journalist appears on screen, chances are she's about to sleep with one of her sources. It's a trope that infuriates actual women in news media—and it can have real-life consequences, says University of Florida researcher Fr.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Companies Push Employees To Prove They Are Vaccinated for Covid-19

Companies are stepping up the pressure on workers to get vaccinated -- not necessarily with mandates but with strong nudges. From a report: For months, many employers have attempted to coax workers into receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. Companies dangled.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Every announcement from Capcom’s E3 2021 showcase

Capcom hosted an E3 2021 livestream, which included news on Monster Hunter Rise and Resident Evil Village......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

E3 2021 Day 3 recap: Sony and EA’s absence is felt amid a quiet day

Here's our ongoing recap of E3 2021, which breaks down the biggest news and trends of the expo......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Judge slams hospital staff for comparing COVID vaccine mandate to Nazi crimes

Health care workers sued hospital over a vax mandate they say violates Nuremberg Code. Enlarge / An American flag flies outside the Houston Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus in Houston, Texas, on Wednesday, June 24, 202.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Halo Infinite multiplayer news: Bots, split-screen, free-to-play clarified

Hints of new announcer system, new firepower, and multiplayer-specific tweaks. Halo Infinite. [credit: Xbox Game Studios ].....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

We have another highly effective COVID vaccine, based on different tech

While not needed for the US, it should help with the global vaccine push. Enlarge / A participant gets his second dose of the Novavax vaccine during the clinical trial. (credit: Karen Ducey / Getty Images) Today, a company called Novavax annou.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

A simple nudge isn"t enough to tackle fake news, but these tactics could help

One high-profile theory of why people share fake news says that they aren't paying sufficient attention. The proposed solution is therefore to nudge people in the right direction. For example, "accuracy primes"—short reminders intended to shift peo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021