Apple PPE donation helps Zambia in the fight against COVID-19 and HIV
Apple is donating millions of units of personal protective equipment to help Zambians fight HIV and COVID-19.
19 quarantine cut – Two shorter options you should know
The CDC has changed its rules on how long you should quarantine with a suspected COVID-19 case, in some cases halving the amount of time, despite coronavirus deaths and hospitalizations setting a new, ominous milestone. So far, the generally-accepted advice from the US Centers for Disease Control has been a 14 day COVID-19 quarantine, but new guidance has opened some … Continue reading
A surprising number of government agencies buy cellphone location data. Lawmakers want to know why.
Private companies collect location data on millions of Americans and provide it to the DHS, IRS, FBI, and DEA — no warrants needed.
The Right Chemistry: Research on pit viper venom led to ACE inhibitors
ACE inhibitors developed from research into snake venom have had a huge impact on the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure.
Reality TV meets video games ... on Facebook? A new social experiment
With 'Rival Peak,' Facebook is launching a television experiment that's betting on video games as appointment viewing with Tamagotchi-style loyalty.
Highlights of the day: Samsung aggressive in lowering foundry quotes
TSMC may be the clear leader in the pure-play foundry sector, but Samsung is keen on catching up in advanced manufacturing processes. Qualcomm's freshly unveiled Snapdragon 888 will be made using 5nm process at Samsung , which reportedly has offered major discounts in manufacturing quotes to secure the US chip vendor's orders. While Samsung is handling the foundry work for Snapdragon 888, ASE T...
Chinese moon probe begins return to Earth with lunar samples
Chinese state media say the country’s lunar probe has lifted off from the moon with a cargo of lunar samples on the first stage of its return to Earth
The Guardian view on Arcadia and a retail emergency: where's the plan? | Editorial
Philip Green’s fashion empire is the latest on the brink of collapse. The government must address the crisis for bricks-and-mortar stores Arcadia is a figurative region of rural contentment. Perhaps no other business has been so inappropriately named as Arcadia Group, which owns Topshop, Burton and Wallis. This week it is likely to enter administration , offering a cautionary tale. Sir Philip Green, Arcadia’s driving force, used cost-cutting to boost profits. Financial engineering saw a £1.2b...
From post-shave lotions to sustainable cotton T-shirts: 15 of the best fashion and beauty gifts this Christmas
Your stolen credit card may end up here
If you’ve ever wondered where your stolen credit card turns up, a cybersecurity firm is offering hard proof.
Twitter slammed for not acting on Chinese media tweet alleging COVID-19 came from 'imported frozen food'
CommonMark: A Formal Specification For Markdown
Markdown has a declarative syntax that is both powerful and easy to learn for technical and non-technical folks. However, due to the consequential ambiguities in its original specification, there have been a number of distinct flavors (or custom versions). This has led to a steep divergence from what can be parsed and what is rendered. Find out how CommonMark provides a standardized specificati...
GPU sales rise across the board, from AMD and Intel to Nvidia
Driven by PC gaming, pandemic upgrading and potentially cryptocurrency miners, GPU units hit a healthy 13.4-percent increase in sales over the previous quarter, respected graphics analyst firm Jon Peddie Research said in a report released Tuesday. Jon Peddie Research, which has tracked graphics cards sales since 1987, said Nvidia’s Q3 2020 position rose to 77 percent of the market, up from 73 p...
MLCommons debuts with public 86,000-hour speech dataset for AI researchers
If you want to make a machine learning system, you need data for it, but that data isn’t always easy to come by. MLCommons aims to unite disparate companies and organizations in the creation of large public databases for AI training, so that researchers around the world can work together at higher levels, and in […]
Europe to put forward rules for political ads transparency and beef up its disinformation code next year
Hackers targeting groups involved in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, IBM warns
IBM is sounding the alarm over hackers targeting companies critical to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, a sign that digital spies are turning their attention to the complex logistical work involved in inoculating the world's population against the novel coronavirus.
Spoil Your Cat Over the Holidays With Our Favorite Gear
Between litter boxes, beds, scratchers, and trees, cats require a lot of supplies. These are our favorites.
2020 Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders
CRN’s inaugural Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders list honors those 40-years-old or younger who have helped propel growth and strategic direction at their companies.
The Worst CPUs Ever Made
Most of the time at ExtremeTech, we celebrate the best of technology. Today, we're hailing the worst. The post The Worst CPUs Ever Made appeared first on ExtremeTech .
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Facebook says it will remove coronavirus vaccine misinformation.
The step goes beyond what the social network previously did on vaccine falsehoods by taking down the false claims entirely.