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Twitter removes Giuliani tweet pushing misinformation about coronavirus

03.28.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Twitter removed a tweet from Rudy Giuliani on Friday that contained several pieces of misinformation related to coronavirus. The tweet, which quoted another tweet from right-wing personality Charlie Kirk, falsely claimed that the drug hydroxychloroqu... ...

DIY Catface N95 mask cover, whiskers and all

Anyone who's ever gone to Burning Man is undoubtedly already familiar with the N95 mask, the particle filters that also protect from inhaling playa dust. And Burners are also familiar with "radical self expression." So, it comes as no surprise that the happy mutants over at Burner-friendly Grassy Knoll Industries have taken it upon themselves ...

Trish Regan, who called coronavirus an ‘impeachment scam,’ leaves Fox Business

03.28.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Fox Business has parted ways with host Trish Regan, who was heavily criticized earlier this month for calling coronavirus an "impeachment hoax" against Donald Trump. The network announced its decision on Friday. "Fox Business has parted ways with Tri... ...

This Week in Apps: Apple launches a COVID-19 app, the outbreak’s impact on social and video apps and more

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry saw a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s “State of Mobile” annual report. ...

Get your Disney theme park fix with these virtual roller coaster rides

03.28.2020 · Posted in Other Articles, Technology Articles

With Disneyland and Disney World closed indefinitely during the coronavirus outbreak, you may be looking for a way to get that Disney ride fix right now from the safety of your home. Luckily you can. While it may not be as thrilling as the real thing... ...

Alabama disaster plan would deny treatment to those with “severe mental retardation”

ProPublica:

Some state plans make clear that people with cognitive issues are a lower priority for lifesaving treatment. For instance, Alabama’s plan says that “persons with severe mental retardation, advanced dementia or severe traumatic brain injury may be poor candidates for ventilator support.” Another part says that “persons with severe or profound mental ...

A new FDA-authorized COVID-19 test doesn’t need a lab and can produce results in just 5 minutes

There’s a new COVID-19 test from healthcare technology maker Abbott that looks to be the fastest yet in terms of producing results, and that can do so on the spot right at point-of-care, without requiring a round trip to a lab. This test for the novel coronavirus causing the current global pandemic has received emergency ...

As coronavirus spreads, yet another company brags about tracking you

03.27.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Nothing turns a potential scandal into a marketing opportunity quite like a pandemic.  It was just three months ago that a leaked dataset containing 12 million people's precise location data was considered evidence of a looming national privacy ... ...