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CDC: Coronavirus began spreading in the US much sooner than we thought

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The novel coronavirus began spreading in the US even earlier than believed, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). COVID-19 community transmission may have happened as early as January, several weeks before the original official estimate. The study proves the failure of authorities at finding coronavirus patients and stopping the spread of the disea...

Another coronavirus vaccine candidate might be ready sooner than expected

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Another potential coronavirus vaccine might be available this fall. Pfizer said the candidate it’s developing with BioNTech could be ready by October if everything goes well. There’s no guarantee that any of these vaccines will work, and several logistic challenges have to be addressed before mass immunization campaigns can be conducted. The development of vaccines for the novel coronavirus has...

Watch live as NASA once again tries to launch historic SpaceX Crew Dragon mission

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NASA and SpaceX are set to make history by launching astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time since the Space Shuttle era. The mission will take NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the International Space Station for a stay of up to several months. This is the last step for SpaceX before Crew Dragon is certified for use by NASA. NASA's first attempt to launch American astro...

Android 11 announcement delayed due to protests over police brutality

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The Android 11 beta release date was just postponed, as Google decided to cancel the launch event it had planned for June 3rd. Google announced the change of schedule via Twitter, saying that "now is not the time to celebrate." The move comes in response to the wave of protests against police brutality that followed the murder of George Floyd. Google released the first Android 11 beta version a...

Study says you should wear a coronavirus face mask even at home

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A new study shows that coronavirus masks are super effective when wearing them at home to prevent the spread of disease to family members. The research shows that wearing a mask reduces the chances of transmission by 79%. The study also examined the effectiveness of bleach and other disinfectants in halting the spread of the virus, revealing that regular cleaning reduces the chances of spreadin...

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Saturday: KN95 face masks under $3, free Echo Show 5, Apple deals, more

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We cover so many fantastic deals during the week that we like to simplify things a bit on the weekends. Instead of covering dozens or even more than 100 of the hottest deals out there, we narrow things down to the 10 very best bargains you'll find. Highlights from Saturday's roundup include the best-selling coronavirus face masks on Amazon's entire site at a new lower price of 60¢ each, thicker...

Federal officials are flying a Predator drone over the Minnesota protests

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Federal officials have been flying a Predator drone over Minneapolis on Friday, presumably to surveil Minneapolis protestors angry over the killing of George Floyd by police. The drone appears to be a Predator drone operated by US Customs and Border Protection, according to news accounts. This news comes as rioting and protests continued to intensify in Minneapolis heading into the weekend. Off...

Refurbished iPhone XR models now on sale at Apple’s website

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Apple began selling refurbished iPhone XR models in the US for the first time this week. Refurbished iPhone XR models start at $499 for the 64GB model and go up to $629 for the 256GB model, which was actually discontinued in September 2019 when the iPhone 11 launched. Depending on which iPhone XR model you buy, you can save up to $120 off the normal price. About a month and a half ago, Apple la...

Here’s one way that Google’s Pixel crushes the iPhone

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Pixel vs. iPhone: In a viral tweet, someone recorded a video of how much better Google's Pixel is at voice-to-text dictation than Apple's iPhone. The voice-to-text email on the Pixel is virtually flawless, while the iPhone email is riddled with errors. iPhones might come out on top in performance, but they aren't always the smartest phones. Technically, the Pixel smartphones are Google's answer...

Of course coronavirus cases are already spiking in areas that reopened

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Coronavirus lockdown measures began to ease in some states and counties across the United States, allowing people to return to work, attend gatherings, and visit parks and beaches. Within days to weeks, many areas began to see an increase in coronavirus cases, with more people flooding into healthcare centers than had been in previous weeks. People refusing to wear masks or practice basic socia...
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